This course focuses on topics in small business management and family business. These include: buying (into), growing, and selling or exiting a small business and family business; self-employment, employees, and contractors; microbusiness topics; hiring, training, and employee development in small and family businesses; planning, organizing, and managing a small business; obtaining and laying out operating facilities; purchasing, inventory, and quality control;risk management, insurance, and prevention; tax and accounting functions in small and family businesses; intellectual property and forms of business ownership; family business strategies; and franchising strategies.