This class is a basic overview of business. This is the first of five classes included in the business course. Business Basics include: business definitions; a complete overview of business types (Sole-proprietor, LLP, LLC, Corporations...); complete instruction in the development of business documents such as business plans, marketing plans, and more; instructions on performing business analysis such as SWOT and financials; and a brief overview of business financials/accounting, and marketing. The next set of classes cover: Business Finance/Accounting; Marketing; Business Funding; and Global/Corporate Business. The complete course will provide knowledge on all business needs. This class (and all following classes) contain references which include: outlines, tips, directions, formats, documents, examples, and templates for Business Plans, Marketing Plans, SWOT Analysis, Strategic Plans, Amortization Scales, and much more. These documents are helpful in the learning process as well as useful in business as an owner, manager, and executive. Having nearly 20 years of business ownership and executive experience, holding a PhD in Business Management and Finance/Accounting, and having taught Business, Business Negotiations, Accounting I and II, Business Finance, Marketing, and more with ITT Technical Institute gives me the privilege of passing my knowledge on to others. This course allows me to help future business owners, executives, and managers set a strong foundation in business basics which will be built upon in following classes.
I started my business career in 1999 with my first business, "Tropical Smoothie" at age 19, while attending college for business and finance. Over the past 18 years I have owned and operated seven different successful businesses, three of which I still own and operate; the other four I sold at highly successful levels. I have completed my Associate, Bachelor, Master, and PhD in Business and Finance. With eight years educational knowledge and 18 years business experience I have helped hundreds of businesses in analysis and structure to success; helped dozens of businesses obtain funding for operations and start-ups; and redesigned countless businesses who were in bad situations and turned them into successful businesses. I have worked as an Instructor of Business, Business Negotiation, Business systems, Marketing I and II, Accounting I and II, and Business finance for ITT Technical Institute, South College, and AIU. Recently I have published the first book in a series of business guide books, "A Guide to Small Business and SBA Funding"; have a second of the series, "A Guide to Small Business and Accounting" currently in the publication process; and three more in line for publication: "A Guide to Small Business and Marketing", "A Guide to Small Business and Law", and "A Guide to Small Business in General". I also have two other books nearly completed and ready for publication: "A Guide to Corporations and Global Business" and "The Next American Revolution".