Continuing Education

Entrepreneur Certificate - Online

Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks.  Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business. Learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and prepare the management and financial plans.  Take home a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, with an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions and building a strong brand. Upon completion of this certificate, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage and market your new business.

Certificate Outline

Certificate includes:

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another.  Everyone wants to be their own boss.  Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. Get insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. At the end of this course, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage your new business. Earns 16 clock hours.

The Business Plan

Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In this course, you will evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and build the business plan, one step at a time. This practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision and planning aspects of your business. Uncover hidden risks and assess your business from a marketing, management, and financial vantage point.

Entrepreneurial Marketing

To succeed in today's marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their product or service. This course offers you a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget. With an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions, you will learn how to build a strong brand, analyze which tactics to use, and implement your marketing plan. Whether you are starting a business or growing an existing one, you will take away practical marketing tips and tools that you can use to improve your marketing efforts.
 
This course is offered in partnership with The Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning.

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