ENTR 316 Entrepreneurial Community Development

The focus of this course is on community self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship and enterprise development, with particular attention paid to the formation and management of new-business ventures that are tied to a community's strategic planning process. Topical coverage includes the role of entrepreneurship in economic development, identification of new venture opportunities, location and market analysis, legal and tax aspects, sources of financing, financial analysis and planning for staffing and organizational structure. Legal issues include intellectual property and copyrights, as well as buy-sell agreements.