SRJC Course Outlines

11/24/2020 4:22:16 AMBMG 85.6 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BMG 85.6Title:  SMALL BUSINESS PROMOTION  
Full Title:  Small Business Promotion, Advertising, Sales
Last Reviewed:3/8/2010

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 85F

Catalog Description:
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This course provides students with a background to promote a firm's products and services.  Promotion is a major factor in the success of a small business venture. Topics to be included are business networking including social networking, basic marketing concepts, mass selling, public relations and advertising, and overall sales.  Students will create a marketing plan that will assist in selling products and services as part of the overall business plan.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; AND Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in BMG 85.1 or BMG 85.2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides students with a background to promote a firm's products and services.  Promotion is a major factor in the success of a small business venture. Topics to be included are business networking including social networking, basic marketing concepts, mass selling, public relations and advertising, and overall sales.  Students will create a marketing plan that will assist in selling products and services as part of the overall business plan.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; AND Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in BMG 85.1 or BMG 85.2
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 this course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe the importance of networking.
2.  Prepare a first draft of a marketing or promotional plan.
3.  Communicate with target customers using both conventional and creative promotional methods.
4.  Develop pricing strategies for products and services.
5.  Develop various promotional strategies; i.e., free ink, free air.
6.  Discuss the value of sales representatives and agents.
7.  Evaluate customer services as a key to promotion.
8.  Manage a sales force and sales strategies.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Research and analyze industry
    a. Life cycle of industry
    b. Future trends
2. Defining roles and goals in marketing
    a. Description of marketing to consumers or businesses
          i.    Geography
          ii.    Population density
          iii.   Natural resources
          iv.  Industrial base
          v.       Market demographics
          vi.       Customer behavior
          vii.       Market share
    b.  Competition and competitive analysis
          i.      Competitor strengths and weaknesses
          ii.      Barriers to entry
          iii.      Product comparisons
          iv.      Market risk
3. Advertising, public relations and sales promotion
    a. Writing "copy" and understanding ad positioning
    b. Defining public relations and using channels of publicity
    c. Sales promotion
          i.    Trade shows
          ii.    Coupons
          iii.   Sales "deals" to the wholesaler, distributor, representative
          iv.  Novelities and other promotional products
          v.   Writing and assembling a sales media kit including sales literature
          vi.  Business and social networking methods
    d.  Steps of selling
    e.  Novelties and other promotional products
4.  Steps of selling
    a.  Pre-approach
    b.  Prospecting
    c.  Sales presentations
    d.  Handling objections
    e.  Trial close
    f.   Close
    g.  Follow up or customer service

Assignments:
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1.  Written draft of a marketing plan (minimum of 10 pages)
2.  Marketing budget
3.  Weekly reading in textbook approximately 100 pages total.
4.  Final exam in essay format
5.  Involvement in class discussion developing marketing strategies

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
40 - 45%
Written marketing plan, components developed each week
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 25%
Development of marketing strategies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 25%
In class performance of various inter-personal marketing skills
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
Final exam in essay format
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Getting Business to Come to You, by Edwards and Douglas, 2nd edition, Tarcher & Putman Publishers, 1996 (classic in field).
How to Write a Business Plan, by McKeever.  Nolo Press.  2008.

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