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  1. Introduction to Opening a Real Estate Office
  2.  20 Questions to Answer Before Starting a Business
  3.  Is it Financially Better to Buy or Lease Your Office Space?
  • Leasing
  • Buying
  • Commercial Lease

4.   Plan your business

  • Market research
  • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
  • SBA business information

 5.  Write Your Business Plan

  • planning principles
  • design practices

 6.  Calculate your startup costs

  1.  Buy an existing business or franchise
  2.  A Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Franchise
  • Franchise Disclosure Document

 7.  Choose Your Business Structure

  • Trademark
  • Domain Name
  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Corporation
  1. C corp
  2. S corp
  3. B corp
  4. Close corporation
  5. Nonprofit corporation

8.  Cooperative

  1.  Pay taxes
  • tax year
  • state taxes
  • federal taxes

 9.  QUIZ – Opening a Real Estate Office


  • 20 Questions to Answer Before Starting a Business

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Summarize reason to open an office
  •  Is it Financially Better to Buy or Lease Your Office Space?

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. List benefits of leasing
  2. Recognize a commercial lease
  3. List the benefits of buying
  • Plan your business

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Use market research to find customers
  2. USE COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS TO FIND A MARKET ADVANTAGE
  3. analyze a location for a business
  4. Identify places to find SBA business information
  • Write Your Business Plan

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. By the end of this course, you should be able to apply planning principles and design practices when writing a business plan.
  • Calculate your startup costs

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Identify startup costs
  2. Determine startup costs
  3. Use your startup cost calculations to get startup funding
  •  FUND YOUR BUSINESS

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. identify ways to fund their business
  2. List documents for funding approval
  3. Organize information for funding
  4. Classify business size
  • Buy an existing business or franchise

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Differentiate between your own business and franchise
  2. Contrast factors before franchising or buying a business
  • A Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Franchise

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Discuss the franchise business model
  2. Assess your investment abilities and goals
  3. Identify where to find franchise opportunity
  4. Evaluate investment and risk
  5. Examine the Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Choose Your Business Structure

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Review common business structures
  2. Compare business structures
  • Choose your business name

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. List reason to register your company name
  •  Register your business

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Decide if you need to register your business
  2. Identify where to register your business
  • Get federal and state tax ID numbers

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Identify how to get a federal tax id number
  2. Identify how to get a stat tax id number
  •  Pay taxes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Choose your tax year
  2. Determine your state tax obligations
  3. Determine your federal tax obligations
  •  Get business insurance

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Identify types of business insurance
  2. Apply for business insurance
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