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BUS-2715-VG01Y - Entrepreneurship: New Topics in Business Venturing

Synonym: 179241
Location: Bennington
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Wednesday, 06:00P - 09:00P
Semester Dates: 10-31-2018 to 12-12-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-08-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-25-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Elaine Haytko | View Faculty Credentials
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Course Description:

This course provides a practical, hands-on introduction and survey of entrepreneurial concepts and elements required for successful small business start-up. Students will be exposed to entrepreneurship as an alternative business career track and will learn about new venture start-up, personal traits which enhance success, the concept of risk, and the need for planning, research, financing, competitive advantage, and effective feasibility evaluation from a founder’s perspective.

Essential Objectives:

1. Define and understand the differences between Business Venturing and Small Business Management.
2. Evaluate a new business idea from both a personal and professional point of view.
3. Understand the concept of risk as applied to business venturing.
4. Understand how basic business disciplines fit together to develop a complete feasibility plan/business plan.
5. Evaluate the required steps to launching a new business.
6. Predict the potential success of a new venture, based on analysis and data.
7. Apply financial and marketing concepts to the new business venture.


  • small group projects
  • online discussions
  • group activities
  • writing & research assignments
  • guest speakers
  • exam 
  • final project

Evaluation Criteria:



Accomplishment of course objectived will be evaluated on the basis of:

  •  15 % Attendance & Class Participation
  •  25 % Homework & Class Projects 
  •  20%  Papers (Plan Sections)
  •  20 % Exam
  •  20 % Final Project & Oral Presentation 

Grading Criteria:

Grading Criteria:


 A+ through A- : For any work to receive an "A" it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and orginal thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understaning of the topic, but must also provide critical analysis of the topics. In addition, an "A" grade refelcts a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his/her learning. 


B+ through B- : For work to receive a "B" it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong orginality, comprehension, critical thinking and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade, reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his/her learning. 


C+ through C- : For any work to receive a "C" it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade  refelcts a student's ability to adequately articulate his/her learning. 


D+ through D- : For work to receive a "D" it must be marginally meeting the expectations of the assignments. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a students difficulty in articulating his or her learning. 


F: Work that receives and "F" grade does not meet the expectation or objectives of the assignments. It demonstrates that consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking and supporting details. An "F" reflects a student's inablility to articulate his/her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with instructor and advisor. 


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

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: Elaine Haytko
Hiring Coordinator for this course: William Lewis

Notes: Contact me via my cell @ 802-578-3390. I may not always be available to answer but I will return your call or text within the same day.

Attendance Policy:

Every class will involve active discussions and often group work on our weekly scheduled topics, your attendance is required and directly related to your success in the class and counts towards 15% of your overall grade, Therefore, regular class attendance and participation is required. Anymore than one absense can result in not passing the course. 

We are all juggling work life balance. I do understand that students are not always able to arrive for every class exactly on time.Please notify me via text, email or voicemail prior to being late or missing a class. My cell number is 802-578-3390. 

All missed work is your responsibility to make up and must be handed in within one week for full credit. No exceptions. 


Entrepreneurship - New Topics in Business Venturing

 Week One: Wedensday, October 31st

Class Discussion on the approach we will take that will most benefits all members to build a Lean Start-Up Business Plan over the next seven weeks. 

  • Go over an updated course syllabus to include text 
  • We will define a business venture and small business management
  • Complete a summary and executive overview
  • Review contents of a lean business plan
  • Go over materials in detail for the upcoming week


Week Two: Wednesday, November 7th

  • Guest Presenter -TBA
  • Small Busniess Management 
  • Evaluate the business idea both personally and professionally 
  • Evaluating required steps to launch a new venture


Week Three: Wednesday, November 14th


  • Accessing Risk and Facing Fear
  • Understainding Risk
  • Understanding the the basics business discilpines - planning, organizing, management, marketing and finance
  • Required steps to launch a new venture


Week Four: Wednesday, November 21st

  • Achieving Success - Prediciting
  • Identify
  • Research
  • Outreach
  • Data Collection 


Week Five: Wednesday, November 28th

  • Marketing
  • Target Markets
  • Research
  • Cost

Week Six: Wednesday, December 5th

  • Financials
  • Projections
  • Profit & Loss Statements
  • Pricing

Week Seven: Wednesday, December 12th

Presentations on plans







Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

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.

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