Course Description

If you are interested in owning your own business or have already identified the business you want to start, this program will aid in your decision-making process. We provide a detailed overview on the different aspects of owing a business such as: Operations, Legal Compliance, Finance, and Marketing. An in-depth analysis of what your goals are, and how to achieve them are crucial to your business success. Participants who attend will be more confident about their venture and have information to better evaluate if entrepreneurship is right for them. Do you have the drive and passion to become a small business owner? 

Course Outline

• Strategic Objective- Why are you here?

• Finance- Personal Financial Statements & Bank Requirements

• Market Analysis

• Marketing/Branding

• Operations- (Financial Analysis, Legal Overview, Human Resources, Building Your External Team)

• Business Plan Preparation  

Learner Outcomes

• Evaluate if entrepreneurship is right for me

• Gain knowledge on the different aspects, characteristics, and responsibilities of being a business owner

• Obtain information to build your “team” and ensure legal compliance with labor laws.

• Understand what is needed in an effective business plan


A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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