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Having an entrepreneurial spirit and a good idea are essential to starting your own business. But to achieve sustained success you need a long-range plan. This course explores the different aspects of entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs establish successful new ventures. It reviews issues and activities involved in starting a new business, including elements that need to go into a business plan, and the decisions that must be made before an enterprise can be launched.

Average weekly commitment: 3+ hours. Total course commitment: 12 hours.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Outline stages of the entrepreneurial process
    • Describe market evaluation for a new venture
    • Consider different ways to structure a business start-up
    • Discuss the strategic planning process for an entrepreneur
    • Describe operational and financial planning for a new venture
    • Outline how an entrepreneur develops and employs a business plan
    • Describe options for funding a new venture
    • Discuss issues in implementing plans for a new venture

Evaluation method



  • Basic keyboarding capability
  • Basic internet navigation skills
  • Basic file management knowledge

Required Materials

  • High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – click here for more information
  • Windows or Mac computer (desktop or laptop)


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Course Reference Number (CRN) 93004

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Course Reference Number (CRN) 92002

Instructor Personal Mentor