Guide to Starting a Business

Is this course right for me?

If you have ever had an idea for a business but didn't know how to go about turning that dream into a reality, or if you have ever pondered what it would be like to be your own boss, then this course is definitely for you! What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Would you like to start your own business, but are unsure of what business options are out there?

Course Goals/Objectives

This Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Business is presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration to equip small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools, information, and resources necessary to launch their own business.

This course explores the fundamentals of entrepreneurialism (brainstorming business ideas, assessing market opportunity, and business options). Additionally, students are introduced to the "must do" steps involved in starting their own business. These essentials include putting a basic plan of action into place, getting support from a mentor, and understanding financing options.


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