SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 2:10:16 AMBMG 85.5 Course Outline as of Fall 1997

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BMG 85.5Title:  SMALL BUS PLAN  
Full Title:  The Business Plan
Last Reviewed:4/4/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled3.006 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total18.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BMG 85E

Catalog Description:
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This course covers the development of a business plan and explains why a well-developed business plan is very important to the success of a new small business venture.  The plan can be an invaluable managment tool and is crucial when looking for financial aid.  The plan must cover all areas of the business.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Business plan or portfolio development. The plan as a management tool & aid to financial search.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1983Inactive:Spring 2017
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will understand the importance of having a complete business
The students will develop an understanding of the procedures for writing
a business plan.
The students will know what to include in a business plan.

Topics and Scope
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Plan development including:
1.  the people involved--qualifications and experience;
2.  business strengths and weaknesses--image;
3.  location--present and future;
4.  market analysis--present market and projections;
5.  cost estimates--opening costs--first year projections;
6.  suppliers and competitors--who are they and where are they;
7.  financial considerations--sales estimates and projections for 6
   month; 1 year; 5 years;
The financial search - sources of financial assistance.
Expectations of the financiers.

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Develop your initial plan.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 70%
Written homework, Lab reports, Essay exams, Term papers, DEVELOPING A PLAN
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, Lab reports, DEVELOPING A PLAN
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, Nicholas C. Siropolos, Houghton/Mifflin,
5th Edition, 1994.

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