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VENT 1810 - Starting Your Own Business

Venture Development Centre Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This course provides an introduction to entrepreneurship for students wishing to start their own business or who wish to learn about fundamental entrepreneurial skills that will help them with their career. Application of these skills can occur in many environments outside of the startup of a business, including working as an independent contractor, an employee, a manager or team leader, or the management team of a large private or public organization. Employers look for self-starting professionals who can work independently and innovate on the job. This course offers full coverage of the foundation skills for today’s entrepreneur who is starting a business or building a career. The course follows a cycle starting with the new business idea and moving forward to the implementation of the business opportunity. Several key entrepreneurial skills are covered, including: (1) how to identify and define a new business idea; (2) how to evaluate a new business opportunity; (3) financial assessment of a new idea; and (4) how to assess market potential of a new idea. Other topics include how to set up a business (incorporation, proprietorship, partnership), business insurance, business taxes, working with partners and an introduction to financing sources.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Evaluate new business opportunities
  • Create a cash flow projection for a new business opportunity
  • Evaluate funding sources for a new business
  • Create a checklist of venture start up tasks
  • Create a presentation for a new business opportunity

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

VENT 1810 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Coast Capital Savings Entrepreneurial Program
    Part-time   Statement of Completion


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