Small businesses represent a vital economic activity in Canada, and small business owners and managers must quickly develop a broad range of entrepreneurial and managerial skills in order to prosper and grow their companies.
BMBA 290 provides essential business skill development in marketing, business modelling and strategic planning, scaling up, understanding customers and delivering value, managing cash flow, funding and financing, intellectual property protection, and government compliance.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
Predict the impact of macro-environmental forces - social, economic, political and competitive forces - on small businesses
Recommend appropriate strategic marketing and customer development plans and tactics
Evaluate funding and financing alternatives
Evaluate value proposition and business model alternatives
Interpret intellectual property protection, government compliance requirements and recommend global risk mitigation strategies
Evaluate the entrepreneurial journey relative to your own career goals and objectives
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Using mobile devices in online courses
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Credit vs non-credit
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