Do you have a great idea for a business, but just don't know where to begin? Stratfords Start Your Own Business course is the perfect introduction to business for any serious entrepreneur.
Our in-depth course offers a broad range of topics on the essential components of small business and their effectiveness in today's marketplace.
Small businesses help to boost the economy both locally and nationally. While a lot of work goes into the creation and maintenance of a new business, the outcomes are generally positive. In fact, in 2016, there were 28.8 million small businesses.*
This is a great opportunity to train at home in your spare time to work toward what could be an exciting, new career.
Entrepreneurial Skills The World of Small Business
Steps to Home Business Success
Product, Manpower, and Capital Options
Starting and Managing a Business from Your Home
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Home-Based Business
Choosing your Form of Business Organization
Recordkeeping, Insurance, and Legal Issues
Balance Sheets, Profit and Loss Statements, Cash Flow Statement
Time and Stress Management
Personal Qualities Needed for Success in Business
Becoming an Entrepreneur About Entrepreneurs
Planning for the Business
Forms of Ownerships
The Business Plan
Marketing the Business
Finding Your Target Market
Preparing the Marketing Plan
Hiring, Training, and Compensating Employees
Preparing Financial Statements
The Basics of Business for an Entrepreneur The Basics of Economics
Measures of Economic Activity
The Business Cycle
International Business Basics
Business Behavior Basics
Basic Management Functions
Consumer Information, Skills, Rights, and Responsibilities
Entrepreneur: Business Law Basics The Basics of Law
Civil, International, and Other Classifications of Law
The Legal System
The Basics of Contractual and Property Law
Bailments and Intellectual Property
The Basics of Employment Law
Basic Forms of Business Organization
The Basics of Debt
Finance Demystified for Entrepreneurs Basic Business Math
The Balance Sheet
Accounting Principles and Standards
Financial Statement Preparation
Using the Financial Statements
Analyzing Ratios and Other Calculations
Comparative Financial Statements
Comparative Balance Sheet
Comparative Income Statement
Variable and Fixed Costs
Gross Profit versus Net Profit
Financing Alternatives and Business Valuation
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.
We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.
*Source: U.S. Small Business Association https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/United_States.pdf
"I learned the necessary information to start my own business. Completing this course was a great start!"
"I would definitely recommend this course because it is great to be able to study on your own terms, it is a great option for working adults, and all the study materials are shipped directly to your door!"