Entrepreneurship Courses offered at NICC
The student will evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. The student will understand the role of entrepreneurial businesses in the United States and the impact on our national and global economy.
This course is an introduction to the an accounting software program. Students use the software to record transactions related to sales, sales invoicing, purchases, purchase invoicing, receipts, payments, and payroll. Students also use the software to generate financial statements and other financial reports. NOTE: It is helpful, though not required for students taking ENTR 2030 Entrepreneurship Accounting to have had either high school bookkeeping classes or have taken BUS 120 Accounting I.
Students will access the viability of a new venture business idea to determine if the concept is feasible for business startup and long term growth based on strengths and skills, personal, professional and financial goals. The students will identify and analyze through basic research at the present climate for their business idea by completing an industry, target market and competitive analysis. The student will assess the financial needs for startup as well as their own skill, strength and talents to launch a successful business idea.
In the course, the student will gain insights essential for marketing their entrepreneurial venture utilizing innovative and financially responsible marketing strategies. Students will develop an understanding of traditional and non-traditional entrepreneurial marketing strategies. Prepare marketing strategies with associated tactics to launch and sustain an entrepreneurial venture.
This course will cover financial topics for small business. Financial topics include budgeting, creation of financial statements and learning how to work with an accounting professional. Other topics covered are income tax, sales and use tax, payroll tax, unemployment tax, employee benefits and retirement planning.
The student will evaluate a business concept and write a sound business plan. Students will assess the strengths and weaknesses of a business concept; collect, analyze and organize market research data into a marketing plan; and prepare the financial projections for their business concept. Students will be able to identify and evaluate various resources available for funding small business.