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Revision Date: 07-Jun-21

BUS-2210-VO02F - Small Business Management

Flex Class

Flex courses are online courses with flexible assignment submission, allowing students to manage their completion pace during the semester. Flex courses remain open for enrollment throughout the first half of the semester. Flex course enrollment for Fall 2021 ends on October 29.

Synonym: 208306
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-07-2021 to 12-20-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-27-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Marie O'Brien | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 4/17 (as of 07-28-21 10:05 AM)

Course Description:

This course explores the practical aspects of organizing and managing a small business. It is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to make informed business decisions. Topics include the basic concepts of accounting, finance, cash management, taxes, business law, government regulations, staffing, and marketing.

Essential Objectives:

1. Develop a business plan that accounts for market analysis, appraisal of products and services, marketing strategies, organizing and staffing, and financial analysis.
2. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of buying an existing business, starting a new business, or acquiring a franchised business.
3. Describe and apply techniques of asset management including fixed assets, inventory, accounts receivable, and cash flow.
4. Apply marketing practices to product pricing, advertising, and sales promotion for small business.
5. Discuss federal and state laws and regulations and taxes affecting small businesses.
6. Discuss the ethical considerations inherent in decisions in small business management.
7. Describe the opportunities and challenges small businesses face in competing in a global marketplace.
8. Illustrate the controlling function of management through the use of financial statement analysis.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

The textbook is required for this course:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The Art, Science, and Process for Success
By Bamford, Charles; Bruton, Garry
Pub. Date:
McGraw-Hill Rental Program
Note: You must submit your work in MSWord, Excel, or PowerPoint, follow the directions for each assignment. Access to the internet is essential.


This is a self-paced course which means that students will be starting and progressing at different rates throughout the semester. Once you feel like you have a strong handle on the material, and you have completed all of the assignments for the module, you should feel comfortable moving on, regardless of the pace, as long as you complete the course within the semester timeframe.

The learning modules will consist of learning resources, demonstrate your learning forums, assignments and some modules have quizzes.

Demonstrate your Learning Forums are a part of every learning module and most are post first discussions- which means that you will post your reply before being able to read the replies of others.

The assignments, in addition to the Demonstrate Your Learning forums, will assess your learning of the module outcomes.

The quizzes are a part of some modules.

Module 15 includes the Final Project: The Business Plan. Many assignments become part of the Business Plan.

Evaluation Criteria:

Your final grade will be based on the following assessments:

Assignment Category Grade Weight Percentage
Demonstrate Your Learning Forums 30%
Assignments 30%
Final Project & Papers 30%
Quizzes 10%
Total 100%

Grading Criteria:


There are rubrics in every forum and assignment to detail what you need to do to be successful. Numeric grades are as follows.

A = 90 - 100 (A- 90 to 93, A 94 - 96, A+ 97 - 100)

B = 80 - 89 ( B- 80 - 83, B 84 - 86, B+ 87 - 89)

C = 70 - 79 (C- 70 - 73, C 74 - 76, C+ 77 - 79)

D = 60 - 69 (D- 60 - 63, D 64 - 66, D+ 67 - 69)

F = not doing the work or not finishing by end of semester


BUS-2210-VO02F Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Marie O'Brien
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Lenard Wynn-Summers

Mailing Address:
8 Tamshell Drive
Kent, CT 06757

  Work Phone: 860-355-2360

Notes: e-mail:

Attendance Policy:

There is no attendance policy. This class is self-paced. Complete it on your timetable. It must be completed by the end of the semester (December 20, 2021)

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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