Entrepreneurship: Services and Retail Business Creation

Covers the issues surrounding the creation of a new business in the service and retail sectors. Emphasizes issues relating to the start-up, growth, and operation of business ventures in these areas. Topics include developing a business plan for start-up, market positioning, services design, operations management, sales forecasting, cash flow management, and venture financing with a heavy emphasis on debt financing. Students are asked to develop business plans for services and retail ventures of their own choosing as the class project.