Office of Continuing Education & Training
Business Success Series
The Four Modules of the Entrepreneurship Training Program
Creative Financing for Your Organization:
Grants, Loans and Fund Raising
This course is designed for both profit and non-profit organizations. It outlines the knowledge and skills essential to obtain financing for a wide variety of enterprises from small businesses to large corporations, from start-up social service agencies to established community development organizations. These same skills apply to any organization in the entire spectrum of enterprises that need funding for a wide range of uses: planning, training, service delivery, product development, organizational development, expansion, buildings, facilities and equipment, or any one of an expanding list of needs.
Topics include: locating sources of funding that are suitable to your needs, understanding why funds are provided by various banks, federal agencies, foundations, corporations, or philanthropic groups, learning how to apply for funding from these various sources by acquiring the skills of “grantsmanship,” designing a comprehensive fund raising campaign, managing the funds received, reporting and seeking future solicitations.
Business Planning Skills
Learn how successful entrepreneurs develop creative business plans that grow into profitable enterprises. Acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to think and act with confidence and market savvy. The foundation of business success begins with effective planning. It results from the analysis of market trends, the application of solid business criteria, the ability to form a strong management team and the knowledge involved in skillful financial planning. Regardless of the type of business you are pursuing, when you learn to apply these business-planning skills and proven entrepreneurial techniques you are preparing yourself for genuine success in the business world.
Topics include: characteristics of the entrepreneur, finding your best traits and applying them in business, the basic skills, knowledge and attitudes of the successful entrepreneurial leader, using feasibility studies and market analysis to predict the success of a start-up business, designing a strategy for marketing, advertising and selling your product or service, refining your business plan and obtaining the financing you need.
Managing Business Enterprises
The ultimate success of every business depends upon effective management.
This training module focuses on the styles of leadership and management that have proven effective in building business organizations which empower employees to achieve their full potential, that create products and services which achieve high degrees of market penetration and that build lasting customer loyalty. These kinds of organizations have developed efficient and effective operating and control systems, they utilize employee training and performance evaluation methods that strengthen company morale and output, and they have learned to grow in harmony with market trends and customer preferences.
Topics include: designing an organization to achieve your business goals, from business concept to operational plan, employee recruitment and training, team building, managing personnel, money and operations, managing effective marketing, advertising and sales programs, negotiating business agreements, applying leadership and management skills to achieve genuine business success.
Business Growth and Expansion
In today’s marketplace, change is a dominant force in shaping the business environment. The successful business model of yesterday is a quickly challenged by new technology, shifting market trends and changing customer preferences. A major part of learning to manage your business is learning to manage growth and expansion as the foundation for continuing profitability. This module in the entrepreneurship series focuses on the skills required to manage a growing business that will respond to change and prosper in a dynamic economic environment. You will not only learn how to survive but also how to thrive.
Topics include: Building a business team to manage growth, learning to expand incrementally, characteristics of the versatile business organization, developing and changing operating and control systems, applying evaluation systems that will help you create a strategy for future growth, why ethics are important, finding new ideas for marketing, advertising and sales, financing your growth with loans, grants and venture capital, expanding into international markets.
For more information please contact:
Kauai Community College
Office of Continuing Education & Training
(808) 246-4859 or email@example.com
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The residents of Kaua'i have a variety of higher education needs. At Kaua'i Community College, our goal is to help you meet those needs. Using the resources of campuses across the state allows Kaua'i Community College and the University Center, Kaua'i to be more responsive to the needs of Kaua'i residents. Students are taking courses that are held on campus and other campuses statewide through distance learning technologies