The creation of small business is the fastest growing part of the U.S. economy. New ideas for products and service in transportation, entertainment, financial and education services come from women and men who tend to value autonomy, are comfortable with risk and possess a drive for achievement. Entrepreneurs need skills in planning, operations, leadership and market strategy. Students will learn planning, forecasting, market research and financial analysis as it applies to new business ventures. Recommended to have MT 203 and MT 209, but not required.