How to Start Your Own Business Specialization
How to Start A Business. In this course you will actually start a business and demystify the business creation process.
About This Specialization
This specialization is a guide to creating your own business. We will cover a progression of topics necessary for successful business creation including: mindset, ideation, planning, action and strategy. Rather than just describing what to do, the focus will be on guiding you through the process of actualy doing it. The Capstone course will bring all of the tools and lessons discussed together for you to launch your business. It may not be the business of your dreams, but it will be a functional business giving you the execution capability to start something you are passionate about.
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Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.
Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.
- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Step Towards SuccessUpcoming session: Feb 26
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: Feb 26
- 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: Feb 26
- 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: Feb 26
- 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: Feb 19
- 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: Apr 16
- 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
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