How to Start A Business
In this course you will actually start a business and demystify the business creation process.
About This Specialization
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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Step Towards SuccessUpcoming session: Oct 23
About the CourseThis course is the first in a series on starting a business. Though new venture creation is the focus of the specialization, this course is important for everyone.To create a successful business it is not only about what you do (technical execution), it
The Search for Great Ideas: Harnessing creativity to empower innovation.Upcoming session: Nov 6
- 3 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
About the CourseWhere do great business ideas come from? We all have compelling business concepts that we've been thinking about for years. In this course we will explore how to use observational tools and other techniques for idea generation and we will talk a
Planning: Principled, Proposing, Proofing, and Practicing to a Success PlanUpcoming session: Nov 6
- 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
About the CourseAccording to Steven Blank a business startup, or any new venture startup is essentially a proto-type. Thus the startup process essentially becomes a learning process to refine that business proto-type into a scalable, replicable finished 'product'. At th
Structure: Building the Frame for Business GrowthUpcoming session: Nov 6
- 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
About the CourseJust like when building a house the foundation for your business provides the framework for success. A business built on weak structure will struggle to succeed. We'll address some of the most pressing issues that you as a business owner must fa
Launch Strategy: 5 Steps to Capstone ExperienceCurrent session: Oct 16
- 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
About the CourseThis course is the last course in this specialization before its capstone experience where you, the learner will launch your business. Consider all the activities associated with the final preparation for a NASA launch before the final countdo
Capstone - Launch Your Own Business!Upcoming session: Oct 30
- 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
About the Capstone ProjectIt is a cliché, but nevertheless very true. Experience is the best teacher. It is also the best confidence builder. It is time for you to take action! The concepts and skills presented throughout the courses in the specialization are applied in this
Creative Research Faculty, The Hub for Innovation
Managing Director, Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Forrest S. Carter
Associate Professor, Faculty Director of Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation