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This course will cover a wide variety of introductory topics for those interested in starting or seeking employment in small business. The course will focus on the entrepreneurial spirit, the benefits and drawbacks of being your own boss. Start-up skills will be explored as well as defining markets, targeting customers, and the three ways to enter small business by buying an existing business, franchising opportunities, and "from-scratch" operations. The ability to maintain and sustain operations of a small business will be covered with particular attention to cash management, debt and financing. Finally the skills of the small business entrepreneur will be featured by a detailed construction of the main components of a business plan and the necessary "Jack of all trades" management style it takes to succeed.