This class was tough.
This course is essential for anyone who either plans on starting a business or plans on an administrative position with a small business. Give this course your full attention because you will be referencing these principles very often during your Senior Seminar in Business Administration (BUSN499)
I learned what sections to include in a business plan, what research is absolutely necessary for a business plan, how to find and utilize market data, and how to create pro forma statements using market trend analysis
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Advice for students:
This is not a course you want to do "halfway." Each week's assignment will become part of your final business plan due at the end of the course, which will be heavily scrutinized. Make sure your executive summary hooks your reader in and makes them interested in continuing on. At the same time, and this is tricky, stick to only important facts and do not include any unnecessary details - you have the whole rest of the plan to elaborate on everything. After this class I was left with a 35 page business plan that I, and both my ENTR311 and BUSN499 professors, felt was pretty darn solid. Focus during this one.