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Small Business Principles

Learn the fundamentals of developing and starting a new business from experienced professionals. Through a combination of class lecture and guest speakers, you’ll get the basics of what goes into starting a small business and find the resources you need to make it happen. Topics include business structure, tax considerations, marketing, lean startup and more. This seven-week course will lay the foundation for writing a business plan and be useful for those wanting to take the next step toward entrepreneurship. 

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to understand the primary concerns in starting up a small business as well as those considering writing a business plan.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of a busines plan and planning approach
  • Learn legal, tax, financial, and marketing concepts
  • Get connected to small business professionals 

Course Outline/Topics

Business Plan

Tax Considerations

Legal Challenges

Financial Options

Lean Startup



First Steps course or approval from Program Manager at SBDC.

Dates and locations to be announced.