Small Business Development

Small Business Development

Introduction to Business and Technology

This course provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the foundations of this course. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college- and career-ready. After mastery of the standards in this course, students should be prepared to earn an industry recognized credential: Microsoft Office Specialist for Word Core Certification.

Legal Environment of Business

This course is designed to develop a basic knowledge of the legal system and how business law has an impact on commerce, domestically and internationally. Topics include structure of the court system, ethics, procedural contracts, sales contracts, consumer and agency con­tracts, employment, personal and real property, insurance, bankruptcy, wills and trusts, impact of technology, and environmental and energy regulation.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

This course concentrates on the management skills necessary for successful business operation. Students will study management strategies for developing and implementing business plans; structuring the organization; financing the organization; and managing information, operations, marketing, and human resources. An integral component of the Entrepreneurial Ventures course is a school-based or community-based entrepreneurial venture that will engage students in the creation and management of a business and the challenges of being a small-business owner.

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  • Entrepreneurs
  • Chief Executives
  • General Managers
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • Assistant Credit Manager
  • Billing Manager
  • Business & Development Manager
  • Compensation & Benefits Manager
  • Credit & Collections Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Public Relations Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Facilities Managers
  • Association Managers
  • Meeting & Convention Planners
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Sports & Entertainment Managers
  • Hospital Management
  • Government Management
  • Public Organization Management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • First Line Supervisors
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Senior Managers
  • Management Trainees


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