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Entrepreneurship Certificate




Human Resources Management Specialist

Program Overview

Become an Entrepreneur

Are you ready to put your business ideas into action? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship: how to create and manage your own business. 

From information about day-to-day operations to coming up with big picture business ideas, this Entrepreneurship Certificate Course will offer you a strong foundation of business essentials that you can use to create a successful business that is uniquely yours.

What to Expect

The Entrepreneurship Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (USILD Guide to Become an Entrepreneur). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient to you from the comfort of your own home. 

This part-time online Entrepreneurship Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program. However, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as many as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule. 

The Entrepreneurship Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.

Course Topics

The Entrepreneurship Certificate meets high academic standards. It certifies that the holder of this certificate can display with pride the Entrepreneurship Certificate after you have successfully completed the taining.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

  • What is an Entrepreneur?

  • Entrepreneurship as a Career

  • Benefits of Being an Entrepreneur

How to Develop a Business Idea

  • Choosing Your Mission

  • Conducting a Needs Analysis

  • Gathering Information

  • Identifying Your Target Markets

  • Building and Testing Your Business Idea

Getting Ready

  • Skills and Knowledge You Will Need

  • Learning By Doing

  • Learn from Other Entrepreneurs

  • Educational Programs

  • Resources For Self-Study

Setting Up Your Business

  • Planning Your Business

  • Financial Matters

  • Setting Up A Retail Store

Running Your Business

  • Operations

  • Setting Your Fees/ Pricing Your Merchandise 

  • Getting Paid

  • Financial Management

  • Working With Strategic Partners or Vendors

  • Working With Support Staff

  • Growing Your Business

Marketing Your Business

  • Marketing Tools

  • Marketing Techniques

  • Community Outreach

Working With Clients/Customers

  • Selling Your Services

  • Customer Service

Program Director

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