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. This course provides 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.

One month course, Conrad Brian Law, COI, instructor. 

$195

 

 outlineCourse Outline

Unit 1
What is an Entrepreneur?
Checklist For Going Into Business
Are You A Potential Entrepreneur?
Success, Self-Esteem and Goals
Brainstorming Business Ideas

Unit 2
As You Start Your Business
Selecting A Legal Structure
Licensing And Registrations
Planning Your Business

Unit 3
Using Technology
The Essential Eleven Computer Skills
Marketing Strategies
Internet Opportunities

Unit 4
Managing Your Business
Financial Statements
Record Keeping And Taxes
Grants And Government Programs 

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

DiscussionDiscussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):

Entrepreneur Boot Camp
February 2 - 27, 2015
April 6 - May 1, 2015
June 1 - 26, 2015
September 8 - October 2, 2015

Entrepreneurial Marketing
April 6 - May 1, 2015
June 1 - 26, 2015
August 4 - 28, 2015
November 2 - 27, 2015

The Business Plan
March 2 - 27, 2015
May 4 - 29, 2015
July 6 - 31, 2015
October 5 - 30, 2015

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$195

Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs


About Your Instructor

Conrad Brian Law, COI is an award winning speaker, author, motivational coach and entrepreneur.  He is the CEO of Knowledge Learning Solutions LLC, a management consulting firm. He has presented nationally on such topics as entrepreneurship, technology, career advancement, diversity and finances. His Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an expansion of his successful face-to-face class. Conrad is MOODLE Teacher Certified (MTC), A+ certified, and a Certified Online Instructor (COI).  He is also an MBA candidate at the University of Maryland, University College.

What some students say:

"Conrad is a very insightful and knowledgeable instructor. I am prepared to move forward in my business with the tools he provided." - Claudia Beaver

"Very helpful to learn a little about all areas of business. Now I know what I need to learn more about and areas that I feel confident in my skills. Thank you." - Aimee Meyer

Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives

  • To provide individuals with information about starting a business,
  • To identify the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs,
  • To identify the importance of goal setting and planning,
  • To understand how technology is used by businesses,
  • To provide guidance on record keeping for businesses,
  • To provide information on grants and government business programs.

Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • identify the knowledge, skills and abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them,
  • develop goals to help establish your business,
  • understand how to establish a legal business entity,
  • develop an outline for your business plan,
  • know how to use technology to make your business more professional,
  • generate ideas on what types of business to consider,
  • determine if starting a business is right for you.

Completion Requirements