Business Planning for Tradespersons

Code: OLRN1494

Course description

Ninety percent of all jobs in Canada are created by small and medium businesses and many of these businesses are in the skilled trades. An ever-growing demand for skilled trades results in great market opportunities for tradespersons. One of the most important skills' gaps identified amongst tradespersons is the lack of business acumen and entrepreneurial skills. Business Planning for Tradespersons focuses on the tradesperson as an entrepreneur, guiding students through the steps of researching and developing a business plan at a level that is ready to implement. With the help of case studies, online collaborative tools, and design thinking methodology, students examine the steps and methods for developing a complete business plan, including marketing, operational and financial components in addition to evaluating the viability of business ideas.

Course details

Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Corequisites: None
 
Start Date
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Jan. 15, 2019
Day/Time:
Delivery: Online
Campus: Online
Cost: $455.85
 
End date: Apr. 23, 2019
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. Find out more about OntarioLearn courses and booking your exams.

Textbooks can be purchased from www.textnet.ca. No substitutions unless otherwise stated.

Required textbook(s):

Textbook title: Small Business: An Entrepreneur's Plan Author: Ron Knowles, Chris Castillo Publisher: Nelson Edition: 7th ISBN: 9780176703479

Host college: AL

Not all courses are offered each term. Winter 2019 registration opens November 5, 2018. Spring 2019 registration opens February 4, 2019.