Online Entrepreneurship Training
Learn To Run a Startup Business
Starting a successful small business is a possibility for entrepreneurs with skills, knowledge and passion to bring their product or service to market. This 100% online will teach you the principles for opening and running a small business or start up. Key topics include the communication and leadership skills, management principles and financial and legal concepts needed to start and operate a new business entity.
Job Outlook for Small Business Owners
- According to TheHill.com, there are over 582 million entrepreneurs in the world. FreshBooks estimates that more than 15 million Americans are full-time self-employed. Entrepreneurship is a nearly-unlimited opportunity, given skills, knowledge and determination.
- FactFinder data indicates the 83.1% of American entrepreneurs started their own companies.
- Entrepreneurs start their own companies at any age and may be either male or female. Guidant Financial says that 60% of new businesses are started by people between the age of 40 and 60. Babson’s data indicates that as many women start businesses as men.
Small Business Owner FAQS
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Starting and running a small business requires mental, emotional and financial resources. There is an established set of procedures that involve organizing, launching and operating an owner-managed business. Knowledge about legal and financial aspects of business creation, development and management principles and communication skills are invaluable to the start-up entrepreneur.
While conventional wisdom holds that a majority of new businesses fail, recent data may point toward a different conclusion. According to Enrepreneur.com, new business failure rates have fallen by 30% since 1977, due in part to the relatively low cost of starting a small-scale business. Small Business Genius estimates the failure rate for brand new businesses at 22.5% for the first year. A well-organized and professionally run business has a nearly-80% chance of succeeding through the first year start-up process.
While some entrepreneurs start their businesses without formal training, a well-designed entrepreneurship course provides formal knowledge about financial, legal and management issues they may not receive outside the course format. For example, according to CBInsights, 42% of businesses that fail do so because there is no demand for their product or service. Another 29% fail for lack of proper capitalization and budgeting.
- Know the various types of financing available for entrepreneurs, from venture capital to traditional financing sources
- Gain confidence and improve management communication skills needed to collaborate with vendors, clients, and partners, including employees
- Understand legal requirements for starting and running a business
- Learn the essentials of creating and developing a successful business plan
- Learn to use a business plan as a tool for internal strategic management and external positioning
- Explore the business development process
- Understand how to create change
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.