SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2019 8:43:51 AMBMG 85.5 Course Outline as of Spring 2017

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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 and writing of a draft business plan.   A business plan is a valuable management tool and is important when seeking debt or equity funding.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; Course Completion of BMG 85.1 and BMG 85.2 and BMG 85.3 and BMG 85.6 and BMG 85.8

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course covers the development and writing of a draft business plan.   A business plan is a valuable management tool and is important when seeking debt or equity funding.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; Course Completion of BMG 85.1 and BMG 85.2 and BMG 85.3 and BMG 85.6 and BMG 85.8
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Complete a company overview to communicate the start of a business or growth of an existing business.
2.  Investigate and write about the marketing opportunities for the business including the competitive landscape.
3.  Describe how to develop a management team.
4.  Evaluate potential revenue and anticipated business costs to determine funding needed for starting or growing a business.
5.  Complete financial reports and forms.
6.  Write a professional executive summary.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Company overview of new or existing business
    a.  History
    b.  Present situation
    c.  Future opportunities
2.  Market and industry analysis
    a.  Defining the customer
    b.  Products and services to be purchased
    d.  Determining the selling price relative to the cost of production
    e.  Transporting the product to market
    f.   Identifying when the customer pays for the product or service to determine cash flow
     g.  SWOT analysis (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats)
3.  Developing a management team
    a.  Key individuals to run the company
    b.  Qualifications needed for functional roles
4.  Evaluating potential profits
    a.  Establishing revenue
     b.  Determine business costs
          1.  Fixed
         2.  Variable
    c.  Funds needed for starting or growing a business
5.  Completing reports and forms
    a.  Balance sheet
    b.  Profit and loss
    c.  Anticipated start-up costs
    d.  Tax forms
6.  Writing a professional executive summary to request funding
    a.  Debt
     b.  Equity funding

Assignments:
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1.  Written draft of business plan
2.  Reading of approximately 40 pages per week in textbook
3.  Completion of financial forms as part of the written business plan
4.  Final exam

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
15 - 40%
Weekly written homework developing business plan draft
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 40%
Written business plan draft
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Final exam: multiple choice, true false, matching, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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How to Write a Business Plan, by Michael McKeever, Nolo Press, 2009.

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