SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 2:13:18 AMBMG 85.2 Course Outline as of Fall 1997

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BMG 85.2Title:  SMALL BUS START-UP  
Full Title:  Procedures for Starting a Small Business
Last Reviewed:5/3/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled3.009 max.Lecture Scheduled27.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total27.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  54.00Total Student Learning Hours: 81.00 

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 85B

Catalog Description:
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This course attempts to help the student in making the right decisions prior to committing oneself to opening a small business.  Should you buy an existing business or start from scratch?  Is franchising a viable alternative?  What form of ownership is best for your business? Consideration of local licensing and zoning laws.  Insurance and potential risks.  The lease; some preliminary considerations.  Image development.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Preparation for starting a small business. Considerations prior to committing oneself to opening a small business.
(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:Fall 2016
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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Students will understand the advantages and disadvantages of:
1.  buying an existing business;
2.  starting a new business from scratch;
3.  entering into a franchise agreement;
Students will have a basic understanding of the forms of ownership:
1.  sole proprietorship;
2.  partnerships;
3.  corporations;
Students will understand local legal procedures.
Students will understand insurance needs and potential risks.
Students will understand the importance of image development.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Buying versus starting a new business.
2.  Franchising as an alternative.
3.  Forms of ownership - (advantages -- disadvantages) - basic concerns.
   relating to:
   1.  Liability
   2.  Control
   3.  Capital needs            .
   4.  Taxes
Business image - what is it?
Licensing and permit procedures - local, state, federal.
Insurance and potential risk.

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Written report.

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, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 40%
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. Siropolis, Houghton/Mifflin,
5th Edition, 1994.

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