ENTR 210: Budget Planning & Credit Management for Small Business Owners
This course prepares students to define and develop a financial plan for business and for the owner of the enterprise. It provides tools for the process, including insurance considerations, budgeting, review of expenses, dealing with the bank for business, personal and business financing sources as well as credit bureau considerations for start-up enterprises. At completion of this course, students will have a complete start-up financing plan for a specific business idea and business plan.
ENTR 211: Understanding and Preparing Cash flow Forecasts for Small Business
This course prepares students to develop a financial plan and forecast as part of a business plan for a new venture as well as to conduct basic recordkeeping for start-up operations. It includes how to calculate and apply variable versus fixed costs, breakeven, sales projections, cost projections, cash flow statements, income statements and transaction records. At completion of this course, students will have a comprehensive financial planning component for a specific business idea and business plan as well as basic tools to monitor financial performance of the business once up and running.
ENTR 212: Business Tax & Law for Start Ups
This course prepares students to operate a business in accordance with Canadian tax regulations and basic legal principles. It provides information on HST rules, hiring regulations, payroll, WSIB, and basic taxation differences between sole proprietorships and corporations. This course will help the entrepreneur choose the most appropriate legal form, create the necessary documents to interact with customers, employees, suppliers and directors/advisors in order to protect the business and intellectual property. At completion of this course, students will have a foundation for major operational decisions, such as form of operation, taxes and other government deductions required, professional support, intellectual property protection and contracts.
ENTR 213: Business Communications & Proposal Writing
This course prepares students to apply the primary principles of effective business communications to their specific business. At completion of this course, student will have a foundation for writing a 30 second sales pitch, a sales letter and a proposal or quotation relative to their own business products or services.
ENTR 214: Government & Non- Government Tenders and Proposals
This course prepares students to apply best practices when developing a proposal for private or public tenders and provides information on the Canadian government purchasing and tendering process. At completion of this course, students will have a foundation for writing proposals both for Government and non-Government tenders and participating in private and public purchasing and tendering processes.
ENTR 215 Delivering Your Business Plan Effectively
This course prepares students to deliver a Business Plan presentation by exploring presentation techniques and styles. The course also guides the student through the planning and organizing process of delivering a presentation. At completion of this course, students will have a comprehensive Business Plan presentation for a specific business idea.
ENTR 216 Recruitment & Management of Human Resources for Small Business
This course is an introduction to the human resources function and related elements and activities. It is intended for an entrepreneur who is hiring an employee or contractor for the first time. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared to facilitate and guide staffing, performance management, training, employee relations, health and safety, hiring and firing, and benefits compensation and administration functions.