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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 : $80.95
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 : 2016
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 : 22-Mar-2018
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.
  • Identify 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.
  • Identify items 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 records necessary to improve internal controls.
  • Identify different financial ratios useful for financial analysis.
  • Recognize major elements in business costs.

Section 6
Taxes

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

Section 7
Marketing

After studying this section you will be able to:
  • Recognize different components of a marketing research.
  • 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
Operations

After studying this section you will be able to:
  • Recognize factors to consider when selecting insurance policies.
  • Identify software useful for a small business.

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:

Introduction

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 1 Review Questions

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 2 Review Questions

Section 3:    Managing Financial Assets

Learning Objectives:

Working Capital

Cash Management

Inventory Management and Control

Credit and Collection Policy

Section 3 Review Questions 

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 4 Review Questions

Section 5:    Accounting, Cost, and Financial Analysis

Learning Objectives:

Internal Controls

Accounting Records

Financial Statements

Financial Statement Analysis

Budgeting

Costs of a Business

Cost Analysis

Are You Breakeven?

Choosing the Fiscal Year

Section 5 Review Questions

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 6 Review Questions 

Section 7:    Marketing

Learning Objectives:

Marketing Research and Planning

Product Introduction

Advertising, Internet Marketing, Networking and Social Media Marketing

Sales Force

Pricing

Packaging

Trade Shows

Section 7 Review Questions

Section 8:    Operations

Learning Objectives:

Managing the Business

Insurance

Important Records

Computerizing the Small Business

Section 8 Review Questions

Section 9:    Managing Human Resources

Learning Objectives:

The Recruitment Process

Management of Employees

Contracting Out Services

Section 9 Review Questions

Section 10:    Types of Businesses

Learning Objectives:

Opening a Franchise

Service Business

The Retail Store Business

The Wholesale Business

Mail-Order and Online Businesses

Section 10 Review Questions

Appendix

Internet Information Resources

Where to Get Marketing Help

Questions and Answers

Glossary

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