Home

How-To

Help Desk

PBZine

Form Library

BizStore

Subscribe and stay informed!
Name:
Email:

Practical Business Course - Course Contents

Is the Practical Business Course comprehensive enough to help you start your own business? Take a look at the course contents and see for yourself...

1) Researching the Business - The SWOT Analysis

  1. An introduction to SWOT analysis
  2. Starting the planning process
  3. Understanding SWOT Analysis
  4. Categories of questions to ask
  5. A SWOT example

2) Planning the Business - The Business Plan

  1. Introduction
  2. The Vision of your business
  3. Objectives
  4. Critical Success Factors of the business
  5. Market Analysis
  6. Predicting Profitability and cash flow
  7. Cash flows and return on investment
  8. Sensitivity and break-even analysis
  9. Conclusions

3) Planning - How to Structure your business

  1. Introduction
  2. The Sole proprietor
  3. Partnerships
  4. Close Corporations
  5. Private Companies
  6. Public companies
  7. Summary table

4) Introduction to sales and marketing

  1. The 4 P's
  2. Product
  3. Place
  4. Promotion
  5. Price
  6. Sales & Selling

5) Introduction to Financial Statements - Reporting on paper

  1. Introduction
  2. Statutory reporting - What is required by law
  3. Management accounts
  4. Income statements (Profit & Loss account)
  5. Budgets
  6. The Balance Sheet

6) Profit Calculations

  1. Income statement layout
  2. The Period concept
  3. The Matching principle
  4. Understanding Depreciation
  5. Integration into Profit & Loss and the Balance Sheet
  6. Management of funds (a daily practical management tool)

7) Sales Recording

  1. Importance of accurate recording
  2. Invoicing of sales
  3. The Typical Sales Invoice

8) The Cash Book - recording your daily business

  1. Basic outline and expense allocations
  2. Relationship to Bank Statements
  3. Drafting of a Basic Cash Book
  4. Design of an Excel Spreadsheet Model to suit your business

9) Petty Cash - Money for immediate needs

  1. Why do we need Petty Cash?
  2. Disadvantages of keeping petty cash
  3. How to calculate the ideal balance to keep on hand
  4. The balancing of the 'imprest' system
  5. Integrating into the recording system
  6. A Practical example and a manual model
  7. A Computer model

10) Practical Preparation of a Profit & Loss Statement

  1. A Re-look at the Matching Principle
  2. Sales & Cost of Sales
  3. Gross profit etc
  4. Cash Book items
  5. Non-cash items
  6. Provisions
  7. Accruals
11) Introduction To Assets & Liabilities
  1. Recording of Assets and Liabilities
  2. Effect of Transactions

12) Setting up your Business

  1. Finding Premises
  2. Leases
  3. Finding office equipment
  4. Telephones
  5. How to open a bank account
  6. A List of South African commercial banks
  7. How to operate the bank account
  8. Internet Banking and it's advantages
  9. Insuring the business
  10. Copies of statutory forms
  11. What statutory registrations need to be made
  12. Lists of addresses of statutory offices country-wide

13) Office Management & House-keeping

  1. The importance of filing and legal requirements
  2. What documents to keep
  3. Practical example of document filing
  4. Safe-keeping of records
  5. How long must I keep documents?
  6. Backing-up data - crucially important

14) Now you are in business

15) Forms, Forms, Forms - All the forms you should need for your business

Requirements for Students

The Practical Business Course is affordably priced as follows:

Cash/
Terms
Credit Card
Deposit
Instalments
R6100
R1830
R587 x 8
Order Now!