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Small Business Management

In this business start-up and management course, students learn about conducting preliminary research, analyzing trends and competition, buying and starting a business or franchise, developing a business plan, considering legal issues, target marketing, accounting, managing personnel, and responsible business practices.

Subject: BUS
Course Number: 130
Section Number: 2470
Units: 3
Instructor:

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course start page: http://www.miracosta.edu/home/ethomas/
Course email: ethomas@miracosta.edu
Office: n/a
Office hours: Online: W 9:30 - 10am; On campus: T 5:45 - 6:15pm SAN-office TBD
Phone: 760-757-2121 x1283
Instructor notes: In this class, you will write a Business Plan to run your small business. We will do this together by writing one section at a time. This class is designed to introduce you, the novice business owner, to the basics of developing your plan to run your small business. The challenge is that you'll have to be very self-motivated and driven to keep up with this class in an on-line format. This is NOT a self-paced class. There will be weekly assignments and business plan sections due throughout the semester. But, at the end of all of this effort, you will have a completed business plan! I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.

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