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    How to Organize and Run a Small Business - v10 (Course Id 1488)

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    Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
    Status : Production
    CPE Credits : 8.0
    IRS Credits : 0
    Price : $71.95
    Passing Score : 70%
    Course Type: NASBA QAS - Text - NASBA Registry
    Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

    Business Management & Organization - Business Management & Organization for Course Id 1488

    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 a business plan, market entry strategies, organization and management, financing, Internet marketing, software, and critical factors for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

    COVID-19 Note

    Covid-19 had a major impact on the economy and on small businesses in 2020, and it will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  Many sources that are available to small businesses have specific COVID 19 recommendations and strategies as well as other information, such as potential tax credits/deductions, extended due dates, etc.  The following are just a few of these sources:

    Usage Rank : 0
    Release : 2020
    Version : 1.0
    Prerequisites : Basic Math.
    Experience Level : Overview
    Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
    Additional Links :
    Advance Preparation : None.
    Delivery Method : QAS Self Study
    Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
    Revision Date : 14-Jan-2021
    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 - Text - NASBA Registry - 1488

    Keywords : Business Management & Organization, How, Organize, Run, Small, Business, v10, cpe, cpa, online course
    Learning Objectives :

    Section 1
    Getting Started

    After studying this section you will be able to:
    • Recognize the advantages and requirements of different business organizations.
    • Identify factors to consider when buying an existing business.
    • Recognize methods for determining how much to pay for a business.
    • Identify important factors for selecting a new business location.
    • Recognize the key sections of 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 the 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

    After studying this section you will be able to:
    • Identify elements of different taxes, including income and sales taxes.

    Section 7

    After studying this section you will be able to:
    • Recognize different components of 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

    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 the advantages of different staffing strategies.
    Course Contents :

    Section 1:   Getting Started

    Learning Objectives:


    Types of Businesses

    Other Information Sources

    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 Small Businesses

    Debt Financing

    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


    Costs of a Business

    Cost Analysis

    Are You Breaking Even?

    Choosing the Fiscal Year

    Section 5 Review Questions

    Section 6:    Taxes

    Learning Objectives:

    Individual and Partnership Income Taxes

    Corporate Taxes

    Subchapter S Corporation and Limited Liability Corporation

    Payroll Recordkeeping and Taxes

    Sales Tax and Other Small-Business Taxes

    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



    Trade Shows

    Section 7 Review Questions

    Section 8:    Operations

    Learning Objectives:

    Managing the Business


    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


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