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VENT 0150 - Self Employment

Venture Development Centre Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

The BCIT Self-Employment Program provides comprehensive training to ensure you have the knowledge you need to start your own business. The first 10 weeks of this 48 week program focuses on preparing you to best position the launch of your business. There will be a variety of workshops toward the research, planning and development of a business plan, along with a number of entrepreneurial skills to give you the best chance for success. The program begins with an overview of what entrepreneurship is all about. It addresses the myths that surround the world of the entrepreneur and brings to business ownership the reality of being self employed, being a contributor to the economy of British Columbia and providing employment for others. The BCIT program will give you the skills to undertake the tasks of market research – determining who your customers are and what you will need to start your own business; from the analysis of the business operations itself to the vast opportunities in the market and will give you an understanding of what impact the macro environment can have on your business venture. We will equip you with the skills to market your company, and to operate it on a daily basis and we will also equip you with the skills to manage your businesses financial model; to understand the financial accounts and what they are telling you about your businesses financial state. The balance of the 38 weeks we will assist you during the launch phase of your business through coaching and feedback on your progress. When the rubber hits the road we will be there to provide the support you need. The statistics for business survival are bleak with only 20% of new start-ups surviving for 3 to 5 years, however with training and entrepreneurial skills provided these odds can be dramatically improved to more than 70% survival rate. If you are committed to make a success of your business venture, we at BCIT Self Employment Program, are committed to assist you in reaching your business goals and dreams. Be a part of this entrepreneurial success program enroll today.

Prerequisite(s)

Applicants must have attended an information session at one of the government funded Employment Service centres and have been referred and properly assessed by a case manager to be approved for Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC) funding.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$26.90

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 80313

Mon Jan 22 - Fri Dec 21 48 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 22 - Dec 21 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 420

Instructor

Karen Plesner

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$26.90

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Applicants must have attended an information session at one of the government funded Employment Service centres and have been referred and properly assessed by a case manager to be approved for Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC) funding. For more information please contact the Program Assistant at 604-412-7693.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 53864

Mon Jun 11 - Fri May 10 48 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 11 - May 10 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 420

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$26.90

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Applicants must have attended an information session at one of the government funded Employment Service centres and have been referred and properly assessed by a case manager to be approved for Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC) funding. For more information please contact Ken Takeuchi 604 412-7693.

Learning Outcomes

The Self Employment program will provide you with the skills to start up your venture successfully. Through this course you will:

  • Develop a complete Business Plan.
  • Acquire practical business skills.
  • Forecast financials using invaluable computer modeling tool capabilities.
  • Gain access to relevant business networks.
  • Launch your business with support from business advisors.

Effective as of Winter 2013

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