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North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Business & Professional Programs • Business Administration


Entrepreneurship Skills ENTP-105

  • Fall 2017
  • Section 02
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/21/2017 to 12/14/2017
  • Modified 08/21/2017

Contact Information


Instructor: Dana Mohr JD, MS, CPCM

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Meeting Times


Hybrid

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM, McLain Hall Room 104

Description


This course provides an overview of the role of entrepreneurial businesses in the United States and the impact of those businesses on the national and global economy. Students evaluate the skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture. Additionally, students review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship as a career choice, as well as the entrance strategies needed to accomplish such a choice. As a key component of this course, students will generate a prospective business idea that can be honed in future entrepreneurship courses. Integrated course content to include: marketing, management, operations, finance, and computer skills and literacy. Note: This course must be taken either as a prerequisite to ENTP-115, ENTP-125, and ENTP-135 or concurrently in the first semester of coursework. Lecture: 3 hours per week

Materials


What you will need (other than access to a computer):  

 

Zip, Zilch, Zero!  All materials will be provided via Blackboard.

Outcomes


Assessment


Breakdown

Attendance 10%
Participation 10%
Elevator Pitch 15%
Entrepreneur Interview 25%
Startup Plan 40%
Total 100%

Course Policies


Video and Audio Recording Policy: Students must receive written consent from the instructor before any video or audio recording may occur.

The instructor is not responsible for technical difficulties that may occur as a result of computer problems or Internet connectivity. Please do not use this excuse as a means to justify late assignments. You are responsible to ensure that your Internet connectivity and computer are in good working order. Prior planning to ensure these issues do not impact your performance is imperative!

Failure to resolve any technical issues is not a valid excuse for a missed assignment. Waiting until the due date to begin and/or complete an assignment is not advised. If you wait until the last minute and then experience technical difficulties, there will be little time to resolve the problem.  Do not wait until the last minute to submit assignments.

Inappropriate behaviors towards will not be tolerated and each student is expected to treat his/her peers with utmost respect.

It is very important for you to attend all class sessions.  Any entrepreneurial course, such as ENTP 105, is filled with new vocabulary and new concepts.  Prompt and regular attendance is necessary for you to successfully complete your assignments.  The college policy in the catalog states that:


"An absence is recorded for ANY REASON the student fails to attend class.  In accordance with published NIC regulations, excessive absences may result in the student’s withdrawal from the course.  Students who are absent because of college sponsored activities are required to complete their assignments prior to leaving the college campus for that activity or make advance arrangements for assignment completion.

It is every student’s responsibility to ensure that scheduled assignments are completed on time or arrange to do them in advance of the scheduled due date.  Failure to meet a due date for an assignment or lab project will result in a grade penalty for that item.

 ALL MISSED ASSIGNMENTS ARE THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY.

Since pursuing a college education is an adult endeavor, it is assumed that students are to accept responsibility for that endeavor.  If you miss a class, you do not need to provide me with an excuse.  I recognize that there are many pressures and legitimate problems that arise during the semester.  Overall, however, there needs to be a pattern of responsible involvement in the course and in your own learning."

Schedule


Review and work on FINAL STARTUP PLAN!​

Week

CONCEPTS & TOPICS

 

ASSIGNMENTS & DEADLINES

 

Week 1

8/22 & 8/24

 

Course Introduction

Introductions &

Defining Entrepreneurship

Introductions &

Assignment Clarifications –

Interview, Startup Plan, Participation & Exams

Week 2

8/29 & 8/31

Impact

The impact of Entrepreneurship on the American Economy

Complete BB Assignment 

Week 3

9/5 & 9/7

“What It Takes”

What it takes to be a “successful” Entrepreneur – No one can “do it all”!!

Complete BB Assignment 

Personal Definition of Success 

Finalize Teams (3 - 4 people) 

Week 4

9/12 & 9/14

 

 

Opportunities

 

 

The Entrepreneur’s DNA: 

Creativity and Opportunity Recognition

Complete BB Assignment 

Entrepreneur Interview Outline Due

Week 5

9/19 & 9/21

Opportunities

Full-time or Part-time Entrepreneur?

Complete BB Assignments 

Goods versus Services and their impact on startup costs, overhead and planning.

Week 6

9/26 & 9/28

Feasibility

Assessing the Field:

“Look Before You Leap!”

Who is your consumer & Basics of Identifying your Market and potential Market Share

PRODUCTS &/OR SERVICES PORTION OF STARTUP PLANS DUE ON 9/29!! 

Week 7

10/3 & 10/5

Feasibility

Assessing the Field:

“Look Before You Leap!”

Assessing the Competition &

Catch Up Time!

Complete BB Assignment 

Week 8

10/10 & 10/12

MIDTERMS

ENTREPRENEUR INTERVIEW DUE

ENTREPRENEUR INTERVIEW DUE

 

Week 9

10/17 & 10/19

 

 

Resources

Startup Capital Needs

&

Sources of Capital

Complete BB Assignment 

Week 10

10/24 & 10/26

Resources

Startup Capital Continued

NO CLASS ON 10/24 - ADVISING DAY!!

NO ASSIGNMENT!

Week 11

10/31 & 11/2

Concept

Putting words to your idea/business:

Value Proposition Statement and Elevator Pitch

STARTUP CAPITAL & MARKET RESEARCH PORTIONS OF STARTUP PLAN DUE ON 11/2!! 

Week 12

11/7 & 11/9

 

Branding

 

Logos, Slogans and Answering “Why” your Good or Service should be purchased.

Elevator Pitch – Presented in Class

Week 13

11/14 & 11/16

Mission, Vision & Values

Importance of Mission, Vision & Value Statements to your business, brand and people.

Complete BB Assignment 

Week 14

11/21 & 11/23

Personal Values & Goals

How your values fit in!

Importance of your personal goals and how those goals influence a company.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND COMPANY DESCRIPTION PORTIONS OF STARTUP PLAN DUE 11/21!! 

NO CLASS ON 11/23 - THANKSGIVING BREAK!!

Week 15

11/28 & 11/30

Future Planning & Review

“Crappy Cookie Cutter Business Plans” versus Real Plans

Complete BB Assignment

Week 16

12/5 & 12/7

Review

Review and work on FINAL STARTUP PLAN!

Review and work on FINAL STARTUP PLAN!

Week 17

FINALS

FINAL STARTUP PLAN DUE

FINAL STARTUP PLAN DUE

 

Additional Items


Division Policies


Student Responsibility

As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities: Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information that pertains to this subject. For a complete explanation of the North Idaho College Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity please refer to Policy 5.06 & Procedure 5.06.01: 

Academic Integrity 

Disruptive behavior in the class is not tolerated. To quote from the NIC “Student Code of Conduct,” Article II, (found in the Student Handbook):

In order to carry out North Idaho College’s Mission and to create a community of learners, the students, faculty, staff, and administrators must share common principles or values.  These values – which include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility – make up academic integrity.

II.  Academic Dishonesty.

Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College.  These violations include the following:

Cheating:  using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.

Fabrication:  falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.

Plagiarism:  knowingly representing the words, ideas or work  of another as one’s own in an academic exercise.

Violation of Intellectual Property:  stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources, materials, or official documents of the college.

Facilitating Academic Dishonesty:  knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy. 

Our department strongly endorses the above code, believing that no learning can take place if a strong commitment to academic integrity is compromised. Any unethical behavior, including any violation of academic integrity or instance of plagiarism, may result in a grade of zero for an assignment in question or failure of the course.

Institutional Policies


Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct applies to any student enrolled at North Idaho College.  This includes, but is not limited to, face-to-face classes and Internet classes.

NIC shall maintain a Student Code of Conduct that specifically addresses prohibited behavior and assures due process for alleged violations. The Code of Conduct shall make clear possible sanctions for such actions. Policy Manual (See 5.06)

Disability Support Services and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities. Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from Disability Support Services (DSS).

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact DSS so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor. Students requesting accommodations should contact DSS as early in the semester as possible to avoid delay of accommodation due to student load.  Accommodations are not retroactive. DSS provides academic accommodations, access, assistance and services at NIC and at the North Idaho Consortium of Higher Education campus.

Contact:
Disability Support Services Website
(208) 769-5947

Withdrawal
Please check the NIC Calendar for the last day students can withdraw from full-length courses.

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: An instructor has the right to withdraw a student for academic reasons. For more information, see the Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal Procedure.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress (SAP):Federal Regulations require North Idaho College to establish Satisfactory Academic Progress standards (SAP) for all financial aid recipients. The purpose of SAP standards are meant to ensure that students and academic institutions are held accountable to the taxpayer-funded federal student aid programs while students complete their academic goals in a timely manner. This process monitors student performance in all terms of enrollment, including terms in which the student did not receive financial aid. For more information, see the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress website.

For more information on withdrawals, see the NIC Student Accounts website.

Title IX

North Idaho College seeks to provide an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment.  If you have been the victim of sexual harassment/misconduct/assault we encourage you to report this.   If you report this to any college employee, (except for a licensed counselor or health care professional) she or he must notify our college's Title IX coordinator about the basic facts of the incident (you may choose whether you or anyone involved is identified by name).  For more information about your options at NIC, please go to: www.nic.edu/titleIX or call (208) 676-7156

INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT

Removal From Class For Non-Attendance:  Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend will result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.