Course Description

This course provides students with tools, information and strategies for starting a successful business. Discussion topics include risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, human resources and marketing. Students will gain a practical understanding of the components of a small business and the steps one must take to create and establish that business from idea to business plan to strategies for helping the business succeed and grow.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Entrepreneurial Pathways
  • Lesson 2: Who Are Your Customers?
  • Lesson 3: Integrated Marketing
  • Lesson 4: Show Me the Money: Finding, Securing and Managing It
  • Lesson 5: Operating a Small Business Effectively
  • Lesson 6: Leadership, Ethics and Exits


Participants have 12 months to complete this self-paced course.

System Requirements:

  • Internet Connectivity Requirements:
    • Cable/DSL internet connection recommended.

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • Microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.

Web Browser Settings:

  • Accept cookies
  • Disable pop-up blocker.

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Section Title
Become an Entrepreneur (Online)
Jul 01, 2019 to Jun 30, 2020
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $1,545.00