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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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$554.11

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 83258

Thu Jan 14 - Thu Apr 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 14 - Apr 01 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Michael Walmsley

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$554.11

Notes

  1. Students are permitted to register up until the first week without approval. Students who have received credit for MKTG 3345 New Venture Creation are not eligible to take this course. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more for a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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
  2. Marketing Management - Retail Marketing Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

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Winter 2021

Books for Winter 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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The Personal Mba: Master The Art Of Business
Author Kaufman
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-59184-557-7
Price $20.50
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