The curriculum is designed to teach entrepreneurs how to apply biblical principles to business management and entrepreneurship. In addition to the biblically-based teachings and readings, we will utilize a program developed by PACE-CETE/OSU and adapted specifically for The Joseph Business School. We utilize an accelerated study method of teaching where each student can complete the required course work at their own pace while achieving the maximum benefit of the program.
Law of the Mind
Experience abundant increase in every area of life. There are three factors that determine your level of increase...your relationships, structures and habits. This teaching will help you learn how to put the law of abundance into operation in your life and business. Pastor Winston teaches sound biblical principles to help you increase and bring your goals into manifestation.
Law of Abundance
This lesson will teach you how to change your thinking to God's plan and purpose for your life. Your thoughts will affect what you do and how much you achieve in your business. Learn to cast your cares, fears and anxieties upon the Lord and have the confidence in His ability to bring to pass all that He destined for you.
Christ and the Corporation
This course will provide you with the wisdom and understanding of being an entrepreneur who is anointed, appointed, and called by God. Learn how to hear the voice of God. Analyze the differences between a Christian entrepreneur versus any other entrepreneur.
Write a job description for a position in your business. Develop a training program for employees. Develop a list of personnel policies for employees in your business. Develop an employee evaluation system. Plan a corrective interview.
Your Potential as An Entrepreneur
Analyze your personal characteristics, skills, and motives. Complete self-assessment tests that will evaluate your profile as an entrepreneur. Evaluation of your potential for planning, marketing, management, and operations. Identification of your business options based on your personal analysis. Set short-term and long-term goals for your business.
Help for the Entrepreneur
Determine technical assistance needed for your business. Select and work effectively with professional consultants. Identify appropriate market contact and technical assistance for international trade. Identify networks to use in your business. Discuss free and purchased services.
Financing the Business
Determine options for financing your business. Discuss the financial information included in a business plan. Justify your financial projections. Explain the use of a loan application package.
Explain the value of maintaining accurate records. Determine all records needed for your business. Develop a plan for managing your records.
Discuss the importance of offering customer credit. Examine the criteria for granting credit. Analyze the credit options for your small business. Describe the use of credit records. Analyze the procedures used for credit collections.
Discuss the responsibilities of the entrepreneur in managing the finances. Select appropriate advisors to assist in your financial analysis. Explain the importance of cash flow management. Identify financial control procedures. Describe how to find cash flow patterns. Analyze trouble spots in financial management. Describe how to prepare an owner’s equity financial statement. Analyze your financial statements. Analyze financial management ratios applicable to a small business. Compute and analyze break-even point. Review computer applications for financial management.
Types of Ownership
Analyze the appropriate choice of ownership for your business. Identify the steps necessary to file ownership for your business. Define policies and procedures for a successful multi-owner operation. Discuss reasons for obtaining outside assistance in ownership choices.
Develop your leadership philosophy. Identify management responsibilities of the entrepreneur. Implement the decision-making process for your business goals and objectives. Design management tasks for your business. Establish communication practices for your business. Develop a code of ethics for your business.
Design a plan for the operations of your business. Select purchasing procedures. Develop inventory control systems for your business. Analyze the use of computerized information management systems. Generate a production plan.
Acquire the information necessary to comply with the various rules and regulations affecting your business. Develop policies for your business to comply with government regulations. Identify contracts used in business. Select the contracts used in business. Determine the use of legal assistance for your business.
Investigate how to minimize losses due to risks. Prepare policies that will help minimize losses. Determine the insurance needed for your business. Analyze the costs of risk management options.
Determine the costs that will affect pricing. Identify other factors that will affect your pricing strategy. Illustrate how markup strategies affect your pricing. Design pricing incentives for your business. Determine appropriate pricing strategies for a business.
Define the role of selling in your small business. Analyze your product/service to determine benefits. Analyze potential customers. Design policies and procedures that emphasize quality and service. Determine your competitive advantage. Demonstrate the steps of the selling process. Develop a plan for training and motivating salespeople. Develop a sales plan for your business.
Discuss the options for promoting your business. Analyze costs of media options. Discuss promotional options that best match your target market and image. Describe techniques to prepare materials that represent your image. Develop a promotional budget and calendar. Identify strategies to evaluate promotional activities.
Marketing and Target Market Analysis
Discuss the effects of a customer-driven business plan. Evaluate your potential market using decision-making tools. Describe product/service decision. Define your target market. Develop your marketing strategy.
Appraise the effect of trends and changes. Identify the environmental and geographical opportunities. Research the economic climate. Consider the options available in operating your business. Apply creative thinking to expand options for your business ideas.
The Business Plan
Explain the importance of strategic planning for your business. Explain how the business plan helps the entrepreneur. Assess the need for conducting a feasibility study. Apply the basic communication skills to the development and presentation of your business plan. Describe how a business plan should be organized.