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Course Description

Whether you are already running a business, have yet to start one or have been hired to support a business owner, it is important to know the basics of the business administrative process.
This course will trace a path through the inception, setup and growth of a typical business. It is separated into three sections: Getting Started, Setup/Administrative and Growing Your Business. Each section has valuable information including: creating a business name, whether or not to write a business plan, office supply lists, checklists and much more. So, no matter what part you play, by the end, you should have a firm grasp of what it takes to start, run and grow a business.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1 Know Who You Are

Lesson 2 Find Support

Lesson 3 Strategic Planning/Business Plan Writing: Do You Really Need One?

Lesson 4 Creating a Business

Lesson 5 Hiring: How Deep is Your Business?

Lesson 6 Office Setup and Systems

Lesson 7 Administration: The Nuts and Bolts

Lesson 8 Web Presence

Lesson 9 Network/Website Administration

Lesson 10 Everyone's a Salesperson: What you need to know about getting ahead

Lesson 11 Networking

Lesson 12 Advertising/Marketing

Lesson 13 Shoot For the Stars


Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one or two assignments. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the processes involved in creating a business.
  • Describe the processes involved in planning your business and writing a business plan.
  • Know the necessary items to have available in your office and setup.
  • Describe the processes involved in create a web presence for your business.
  • Describe the processes involved in advertising your business and making sales, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment25
Lesson 1: Know Who You Are9
Lesson 2 Assignment25
Lesson 2: Find Support8
Lesson 3 Assignment25
Lesson 3: Strategic Planning/Business Plan Writing: Do You Really Need One?7
Lesson 4 Assignment25
Lesson 4: Creating a Business8
Lesson 5 Assignment25
Lesson 5: Hiring9
Lesson 6 Assignment25
Lesson 6: Office Setup and Systems10
Lesson 7 Assignment25
Lesson 7: Administration8
Lesson 8 Assignment25
Lesson 8: Web Presence10
Lesson 9 Assignment25
Lesson 9: Network/Website Administration10
Lesson 10 Assignment25
Lesson 10: Everyone’s a Salesperson: What you need to know about getting ahead9
Lesson 11 Assignment25
Lesson 11: Networking10
Lesson 12 Assignment25
Lesson 12: Advertising/Marketing8
Lesson 13 Assignment25
Lesson 13: Shoot For the Stars8
The Final Exam56
Total Points:495

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