Introduction to Business Ownership

Vital information about the things you'll need to know when starting out in business.
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Learn what you are getting into when you open a business.


  • Watch the videos and answer the questions.


In this short series you’ll learn the basics about things such as how much money you'll need to start your business, where you can potentially get financing, what legal form you want your business to take, the necessary licenses and permits, what you should know about taxes, and how to get started marketing your business.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone planning to start a new business.

Course content

9 sections10 lectures1h 24m total length
  • Course Booklet
    32 pages


America's Small Business Development Center at West Texas A&M University
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Our vision is to build a culture of entrepreneurship by providing innovative education, expertise, and encouragement to business owners, entrepreneurs, and community partners. 

We help people start and run businesses, and we do this in a lot of ways. We like to sit down with clients, or prospective business owners, and engage in one-on-one consulting sessions. Training, business plan writing, market research, and help with securing a loan are among the key services we provide. Aside from providing legal counsel and tax assistance, there’s hardly anything we can’t do to help your business.