Gain insight on how to protect your business from potential problematic situations as a small business owner. Learn the steps to take to deal with these problematic situations and how to avoid them. This course is a must for small business owners and managers to protect themselves and their business.

Instruction includes an overview of what you need to know as a business owner to protect your business from regulatory issues and how to prepare for them. You will learn what entities regulate business operations and how that is enforced, how to identify problem areas in your business, and how to respond to regulatory inquiries and investigations.



Ramon de la Cabada

Criminal defense attorney and former criminal prosecutor
Law Office of Ramon de la Cabada, P.A.

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  • Module 1: Learning Who Regulates You and Why
  • Module 2: Identify and Understand Problem Areas by Getting to Know Your Business
  • Module 3: Outreach, Communication, and Public Relations
  • Module 4: Set up a Compliance Plan
  • Module 5: Responding to Inquiry/Investigation

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use this information for legal advice?
The information provided in each of the above courses does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The course information serves educational and informational purposes, but the Stoops Center for Law and Business expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken by course participants based on any or all of the information or other content provided by these courses.

What is my projected weekly time commitment?
You can expect to spend 6-10 hours per week reviewing course content, engaging in interactive videos, and discussion board conversations. One check-in is required with the instructor before you gain access to the final assessment.

Are there any textbooks or required course materials?
No, there is not! Downloadable forms, transcripts, and other useful resources will be made available to all learners.

How will this course be graded?
This is a pass/fail course. You must score 75% to complete the course.

In this completely virtual course, how will I interact with others?
This innovative learning format allows hardworking professionals to conveniently meet, collaborate, and network with other business professionals. Discussion boards allow for engaging conversations as well as check-ins with the instructor.

Which certification does this course fall under?
This course is not a part of a certification.

Disclaimer: Please note that participation in the course (a) will not result in a degree from, alumni status with, or earned credit at Florida State University or FSU College of Law (or, to FSU's knowledge, any other institution), (b) will not be recorded on a Florida State University or FSU College of Law transcript, and (c) does not guarantee or suggest that a participant will be admitted to Florida State University, FSU College of Law, or to any other university or institution.

If you have questions and would like to speak with a member of the Stoops Center team, please contact us at or 850.645.0071.