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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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BA 4350 - Business Startups for Entrepreneurs

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course focuses on topics important and interesting to anyone involved with starting and running a business.  The goal is to provide students with an understanding of the basics of business from choice structure, incorporation, operating agreements, funding a business, manufacturing/operating considerations, how fulfillment and distribution works, and practical considerations including application will be emphasized.  A seminar approach will be followed with student participation expected. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the steps required to effectively start a small business
  • Understand the legal requirements of running a small business
  • Understand the mechanics of effectively operating a small business

Course Topics
  • Operating agreements/bylaws
  • Business insurance, bank accounts, state/federal permits, FEIN, accepting payments, and other considerations
  • How is the business doing? Accounting, capital budget, profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow
  • Employment-payroll, workers compensation, unemployment, OSHA, and the EEOC
  • Sales/distribution methods
  • Funding methods

John Osmanski, J.D.

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