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COURSE NUMBER: BMGT100
COURSE TITLE:Basics of Business Startup
DIVISION:Business
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:2
CONTACT HOURS:30
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:90
DELIVERY MODE:Hybrid

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers the key elements to starting and running a successful business. Students will learn about each area through reading texts and handouts, hands-on exercises and discussion. Learning will be evaluated through assignments and the final development of a finished business plan. Students will have access to Live Plan©, an online business plan development website, and Word and Excel templates, through which they will create eh complete business plan. Two one-hour in-person sessions will be conducted with the instructor: one during week two and one during week 8. The instructor will offer flexibility in scheduling these sessions.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES: This course will assist the student in researching and completing a business plan for a business start-up. The knowledge gained through class work and effort put into the final project will help in evaluating the potential for a business idea and in preparing and presenting a finished concept to potential investors.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand how individual personality traits will be valuable in business ownership and to identify areas where supplemental outside assistance will be needed.
  • Identify and describe what they will sell in their business.
  • Identify the target audience for each product/service and develop a marketing plan to reach that audience.
  • Research and itemize costs associated with start-up.
  • Develop a pricing strategy.
  • Project estimated monthly sales Identify associated costs of hiring employees.
  • Itemize fixed & variable expenses to create a cash flow analysis.
  • Understand criteria a commercial lender or investor will use.
  • Identify and evaluate business structures.
  • Prepare and present a final business plan.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Module 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  2. Module 2: Market Analysis
  3. Module 3: Marketing Strategy/The Web
  4. Module 4: Basic Numbers Part 1/ Start-Up Costs
  5. Module 5: Basic Numbers Part 2/Pricing & Sales Projections
  6. Module 6: Basic Numbers Part 3/Labor, Fixed & Variable Expenses
  7. Module 7: Getting Financed & Checklist for Start-Up
  8. Module 8: Plans and Pitches

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
  • The Plan: A Step-by-Step Business Plan Workbook, published by America's SBDC Illinois/New Ground Publications 02/13.
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
The grading scale used will be as follows:

90-100% = A

  80-89% = B

  70-79% = C

  60-69% = D

  below 60% = F

Tests
Participation & Assignments
Final Business Plan
20%
30%
50%

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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