In-Person Working for Yourself: Finding Your Market, Defining Your Business

Ready to be your own boss? Find out if self-employment is for you, discover your options, and create a preliminary plan for striking out on your own.

Pricing: FREE for members only.
Duration: 1–2 hours
Spring 2022

About the Course

This workshop will help you determine if self-employment is for you. You will learn about different modes of self-employment in chemistry and examine common chemistry-based entrepreneurial businesses. The workshop will provide tools to create an initial plan to define your business goals and structure. The course will cover:

  • Self-employment options in chemistry
  • Assessment of entrepreneurship skills
  • Preliminary business plans
  • Company structures

This course is part of a two-part series on Working for Yourself.

What You Will Learn

After completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Decide if self-employment is a viable option
  • Apply their values, strengths, and experiences to self-employment
  • Understand components of a business plan
  • Describe four entrepreneurial chemistry business models

Who Should Attend

TThis course is a part of the ACS Careers Pathways Series and is designed for members considering self-employment in chemistry.

Course Outline

  • Key Topics

    • Assessment of values, strengths, and experiences that could assist entrepreneurship
    • Pros and cons of self-employment
    • Common chemistry-based entrepreneurial businesses
    • Creating a mission statement
    • Preliminary business plans
    • Defining the business, market, organization, marketing/sales strategy, and financing
    • Creating a customer profile
    • Assessing the competition

Dates, Locations, and Prices

In-Person

TBD

Price Member Free Non-Member N/A