Small Business & Entrepreneurship -- GSSC 1100/GNED 1100


Tentative Schedule

Dates: September 4-Dec 11, 2001 Day/Time/Classroom: Tues 1-4pm/C538 Casa Loma
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Text: Building a Dream 4th Edition by Walter S. Good CRN: 19730

Week 1
Sept 4

Handout Forms of Business Assignment

page (Chapter 1-10)
Introduction #1

Week 2
Sept 11
Assessing Entrepreneurship, Exploring Ideas
Legal Forms of Business due Sept 25

page11-65 (Chapter 2, 3)
page187-197 (Chapter 8 )
Assessing Entrepreneurship
Forms of Business

Week 3
Sept 18

Methods of Start-up

page 66-121 (Chapter 4,5)
Methods of Start-up

Week 4
Sept 25

Conducting a feasibility study: part one
Form Groups
Business Plan Proposal Assignment handed out -due on Oct 9 (worth 10%)

page 123-160 (Chapter 6)
Feasibility Part 1
*Forms of Business assignment due (10%)

Week 5
Oct 2

4 Ps, Research, Demand, Competitive Advantage, Segmentation, The Marketing Plan / Group work

(Chapter 6 )

Week 6
Oct 9

Conducting a feasibility study: part two
Cost and Profitability Assessment
Group work

page161-184 (Chapter 7 )
Feasibility Part II
*Business Plan Proposal Due (10%)

Week 7
Oct 16

Conducting a feasibility study: part two
Cost and Profitability Assessment
TEST based on work from Sept 4-Oct 9

TEST (20%)

Week 8

Intersession Week

research and prep presentations
Week 9
Oct 30
Cash Flow, Vision Statement, Mission Statement
Group work

page (Chapter11 )
Business Plan: Vision, Mission, Values & Objectives
Vision/Mission Form

Week 10
Nov 6

Types of Business Plans, Parts of Business Plan
Group work

page (Chapter11)
Business Plan

Week 11
Nov 13
Protecting Your Idea
Group Work

page (Chapter 9 )
Protecting Your Idea

Week 12
Nov 20

Arranging Financing
Group Work

page (Chapter10)
Arranging Financing
Web Hosting

Week 13
Nov 27

TEST based on work since intersesssion
Group Work

TEST (20%)

Week 14
Dec 4

Business Plans Presented


Week 15
DEC 11
Business Plans Presented PRESENTATIONS




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