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How to Organize and Run a Small Business (Course Id 620)

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Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
Status : Production
CPE Credits : 9.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $89.95
Passing Score : 70%
NASBA Technical: No
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Business Management & Organization - Business Management & Organization for Course Id 620

Description :

This course is a primer for aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs. The course explores step-by-step procedures necessary to set up and manage a small business. Topics include the development of the business plan, market entry strategies, organization and management, financing, Internet marketing, and software, and critical factors for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Usage Rank : 0
Release : 2014
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : Basic Math
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
Additional Links :
Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method : Self-Study
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 07-May-2014
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
Approved Audience :

NASBA QAS - NASBA Registry - 620

Keywords : Business Management & Organization, How, Organize, Run, Small, Business, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Section 1
Getting Started

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Identify factors in buying an existing business.
    Recognize methods for determining how much to pay for a business.
    Identify important factors for a new business location.
    Recognize the key sections a business plan and how it can be used.

Section 2
Debt and Equity Financing

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Identify options and strategies available for small business financing.
    Recognize elements necessary for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan.
    Understand the advantages of leasing vs. purchasing assets.

Section 3
Managing Financial Assets

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Recognize methods for maximizing working capital and improving cash management.
    Identify processes for inventory management and control.

Section 4
Legal Considerations

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Recognize elements of different business structures.
    Define components within legal contracts.
    Recognize the value of patents and where to register a trademark.

Section 5
Accounting, Cost, and Financial Analysis

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Recognize financial record necessary to improve internal controls.
    Identify different financial ratios useful for financial analysis.
    Recognize major elements in business costs.

Section 6

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Identify the elements of different taxes.

Section 7

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Recognize different components of a marketing research and planning strategy.
    Identify the advantages of new product introductions.
    Recognize social media as it applies to marketing.
    Identify key factors in creating a pricing strategy.

Section 8

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Recognize factors to consider when selecting insurance policies.
    Identify different software packages useful in a computer system.

Section 9
Managing Human Resources

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Identify advantages of different staffing strategies.

Section 10
Types of Businesses

After studying this section you will be able to:
    Recognize the advantages and requirements of different business organizations.
Course Contents :

Section 1: Getting Started

Learning Objectives


Buying an Existing Business

Determining How Much to Pay for the Business

Get Started

Business Location

Developing a Business Plan

Components of the Business Plan

Section 2: Debt and Equity Financing

Learning Objectives

Financing Options and Strategies for the Small Business

Debt Financing

Establishing Good Business Credit Rating

Small Business Administration

Equity Financing

Leasing Instead of Purchasing

Section 3: Managing Financial Assets

Learning Objectives

Working Capital

Cash Management

Inventory Management and Control

Credit and Collection Policy

Section 4: Legal Considerations

Learning Objectives

Deciding upon a Legal Structure for the Business

Legal Contracts

Business Licenses

Obtaining a Patent, Trademark, or Copyright

Protecting Against Criminal Acts

Section 5: Accounting, Cost, and Financial Analysis

Learning Objectives

Internal Controls

Accounting Records

Financial Statements

Financial Statement Analysis


Costs of a Business

Cost Analysis

Are You Breakeven?

Choosing the Fiscal Year

Section 6: Taxes

Learning Objectives

Individual and Partnership Taxes

Corporate Taxes

Subschapter S Corporation and Limited Liability Corporation

Payroll Recordkeeping and Taxes

Sales and Excise Taxes and Tax on Small-Business Equipment

Section 7: Power Marketing

Learning Objectives

Marketing Research and Planning

Product Introduction

Advertising, Internet Marketing, Networking and Social Media Marketing

Sales Force



Trade Shows

Section 8: Operations

Learning Objectives

Managing the Business


Important Records

Computerizing the Small Business

Section 9: Managing Human Resources

Learning Objectives

The Recruitment Process

Management of Employees

Section 10: Types of Businesses

Learning Objectives

Opening a Franchise

Service Business

The Retail Store Business

The Wholesale Business

Mail-Order Business and Internet Ordering


Internet Information Resources

Where to Get Marketing Help


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