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VENT 1824 - Apprentice to CEO- Entrepreneurial Skills for the Trades

Venture Development Centre Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Whether you’re an apprentice looking to the future, a journeyman who is looking to start their own business, or a trades person looking to become more valuable to their employer, Entrepreneurial skills for the trades will provide skills and insights to help build and maintain a successful trades business. What sets this apart from most "start your own business" courses is it’s strong emphasis on how to set up an operating system for your trades business. Topics such as invoicing, job tracking, estimating, finances, and safety programs will be a large component of the course, always keeping the focus on a trades business. Other topics include, how to set up a business (incorporation, proprietorship, partnership), business insurance, business taxes, introduction to financing sources, and an introduction to marketing your trades business.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$532.30

Fall 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 44135

Thu Sep 14 - Thu Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SE12 Rm. 309

Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$532.30

Notes

  1. There is no textbook for this course.

This section is only available for registration starting Sun, May 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Research their field in order to make decisions regarding rates, services and competition for their business.
  • Create and implement an operating system for their business that will help with invoicing, job tracking, estimating, and safety protocols.
  • Formulate and implement a marketing plan for their trades business.
  • Understand the financial and legal aspects of starting a business in the trades.
  • Create a presentation on their operating structure for their business idea.

Effective as of Winter 2017

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