Continuing Education

Entrepreneurship Series

Career Pathways

This series of courses will help individuals who are interested in starting their own business as well as individuals who currently have their own business and are looking to improve their success rate in today's market.

Program Overview

This program is a series of courses offered both online and in class to help individuals looking to start their own business but need the necessary knowledge and skills needed to make their business successfully competitive in today’s market. The entire series of courses will be offered both online and in class, subject to enrollment.

Core Coursework

Rubric Coursework Hours
BUSG 1091 Entrepreneurship 101 7
BUSG 1029 Small Business Financials 7
BUSG 1026 Small Business Law 7
BUSG 1025 Develop Your Business Plan 7
ACNT 1091 Accounting for Small Businesses 7
Total Coursework 35

*Course offerings vary by semester

Entrepreneurship 101: BUSG 1091
Overview of business ideas identification, startup business models development, value proposition and competitive advantage identification, and various other business startup issues. Identify and evaluate new business ideas; develop realistic business models; identify value propositions and competitive advantages for business activities; demonstrate management functions while working as a member of a team; and demonstrate decision making processes regarding a variety of business startup issues. Evaluate the feasibility of business ideas; prepare and evaluate business plans; identify capital sources for new ventures; and develop strategies for using the Internet in a business.

Small Business Financials: BUSG 1029
Integration of non-insurance financial products/services with life insurance as part of the financial planning process. Includes financial plans, financial statements, IRS Form 1040, stocks, bonds, and limited partnerships.

Small Business Law: BUSG 1026
Investigate the legal aspects of small business start-ups including the law of torts, contracts, governmental laws and regulations, land/lease matters, intellectual property, and organizational structure.

Develop Your Business Plan: BUSG 1025
How to develop a business plan for a small business start-up or expansion that can be submitted to a financial institution or used for implementation. Emphasis on importance of the plan, components, format, and considerations.

Accounting for Small Businesses: ACNT 1091
A brief overview of accounting basics needed to run your own business.

More information

Please contact Candy: 972-238-6008
email: cmmartinez@dcccd.edu

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