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Millionaire Moves by Dr. William Pickard
Managing by the Numbers by Chuck Kremer, Ron Rizzuto, and John Case
Course Title: Small Business Management Certificate Program
Instructor: Florena A. Oliver, small business owner
Criteria needed for Instructor (certifications, licensure, etc.): Must have owned own successful small business for five years or more.
Target Audience: Small business startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses under $250K in sales revenue.
Prerequisites (courses and/or assessment or tests): This course is intended for individuals who are Small Business startups or existing small business with less than two hundred and fifty thousand in sales revenue.
Student Course Materials: Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship (paperback) - March 31, 2017 by William F. Pickard PhD (Author), ISBN-10: 1935601903 or
Managing By The Numbers: A Commonsense Guide To Understanding And Using Your Company's Financials (paperback) - May 15, 2000 by Chuck Kremer (Author),? Ron Rizzuto (Author),? John Case (Author), ISBN-10: 0738202568 or ISBN-13: 978-0738202563
Additional Handouts provided by Instructor
Equipment: Laptop and internet access for homework assignments
Course Description: Do you have the dream of starting up your own business or want to grow as an entrepreneur? You will learn from current business owners and industry experts how to do it right! Fifty percent of small businesses with employees fail within five years. This program will focus on strategies for survival and thriving:
Building the right business structure
What problem does your product or service solve?
What is your plan for making money?
Peer-to-peer management forums
Technology driven business
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Apply small business survival strategies to the operation of small businesses
Describe a customer focused business plan
Utilize the components of business financial documents to make business management decisions
Identify the components of an effective Business Model
Explain the impact of the five components of Supply Chain on their small business
Analyze the importance of technology in delivering products and service of their business
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Lecture, discussions, power point presentations, real life experiences, case studies and student journals. Assessments - Discussion, Q and A, exercises, and role play.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Continuing Education Certificate and CEUs, you must attend 80% of the class sessions, actively participate and complete a course evaluation.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: Twenty-Four Hours (24)
Number of CEUs to be offered: 2.4
Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.
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