• Course Description/Length/Prerequisites

This course incorporates standard small business start-up and management fundamentals and introduces the student to many Canadian entrepreneurs and their businesses through over 50 real-life small business incidents and 15 profiles of Canadian entrepreneurs.

This 40-hour course is delivered on-site in a classroom, instructor-led format. Prerequisites include:

  • Basic English skill, verbal and written
  • Resources Required:

Canadian Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management – McGraw-Hill Ryerson

  • Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Upon completion of this hands-on course, students will be able to:

  • Acquaint the student with an understanding of how small business functions in a start-up phase, how it evolves, the problems inherent in growth, and the important role that management plays
  • Gain a better understanding of how business functions, the student discuss real-life business situations and the entrepreneurs that made them succeed as well as case studies where the student can reinforce what they have learned
  • Prepare a business plan or blueprint of a business that they would like to start-up and operate, based on the principles they have learned in the course
  • Course Details

The Small Business Decision

The role of small business in Canada

The small business decision

Evaluation of a business opportunity

Preparing for Small Business Ownership

Organizing a business – the business plan

Buying a business

Franchising

Financing the small business

Managing the Small Business

Marketing Management

Small business and electronic commerce

Financial management

Operations management

Human resources management

Tax management

Looking to the Future

Managing growth

Managing the transfer of the business