Starting and Operating a Small Business
This course examines the role of small businesses in the economy. It covers the factors necessary to start a small business, such as the preparation and methods needed to begin, and the management functions needed to keep it operating on a sound basis. That will include assessment of the entrepreneurial personality and the suitability of small business as a career, management, sales promotion, purchasing, pricing, personnel management, credit, insurance, inventory control, regulations and taxes, and a simplified record system. Students will develop an individual or group business plan. This course is basically designed for the occupational student.