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Small Business Development


$ 125/month


12 months

$ 1,500/year

About the Course

Earners of this badge are able to apply the knowledge and skills of small business management to make informed business decisions, demonstrated through the creation of a detailed business plan.


Earning Criteria

  • Complete readings and assignments in 15 modules. Topics include small business start-up, risk tolerance, assessing personality, ethics in business, assessing and evaluating business ideas, competitive analysis, business mission and strategy, financial health, legal forms of business, human resources, principles of marketing, organizing operations, exit and harvest plans, and franchising or purchasing a business.

  • Apply key terms and knowledge of small business management through a series of quizzes.

  • Develop a comprehensive 8+ page business plan that includes the following sections: executive summary, market analysis, company description, organization and management, marketing and sales management, service and product line, funding request, financials, and appendix of additional documents.

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