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How to Organize and Run a Small Business - v12 (Course Id 1488)

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Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
Course Length : Pages: 67 ||| Review Questions: 44 ||| Final Exam Questions: 40
CPE Credits : 8.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $71.95
Passing Score : 70%
Course Type: NASBA QAS - Text - NASBA Registry
Technical Designation: NonTechnical
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.

Usage Rank : 26786
Release : 2022
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 : 20-Jan-2023
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.
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NASBA QAS - Text - NASBA Registry - 1488

Keywords : Business Management & Organization, How, Organize, Run, Small, Business, v12, 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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