Course Spotlight: Entrepreneur Boot Camp 1196

Have you ever thought about starting a business? Many of us daydream about being our own bosses and about being able to turn an idea into something lucrative for ourselves.

However, the odds are stacked against us. Statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. But with “Entrepreneur Boot Camp 1196,” we can give you a leg up.

As part of our Entrepreneurship Certificate, this one-month course will teach participants what qualities are necessary to cultivate in order to become a successful entrepreneur. Students will learn how to identify and acquire the abilities associated with being a successful entrepreneur, how to establish goals to help grow a business and how to successfully manage a new business.

The course is divided into four units. In the first unit, students will cover the following topics:

  • What is an entrepreneur?
  • Checklist for going into business
  • Are you a potential entrepreneur?
  • Success, self-esteem and goals
  • Brainstorming business ideas

Unit 2 will include:

  • As you start your business
  • Selecting a legal structure
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Planning your business

In the third unit, students will cover:

  • Using technology
  • The essential 11 computer skills
  • Marketing strategies
  • Internet opportunities

And Unit 4 will highlight:

  • Managing your business
  • Financial statements
  • Record keeping and taxes
  • Grants and government programs

After the course, participants will be able to understand how to establish a legal business entity, develop an outline for their business plans, use technology to form a professional business, come up with ideas on practical businesses to consider and determine if starting a business is right for them, among others.

Entrepreneur Boot Camp 1196 is available Feb. 6-March 3, 2017, April 3-28, 2017 and June 5-30, 2017!

To learn more, including how to register, call 205-652-5110, or visit! #Entrepreneur #BootCamp #StartingABusiness #ContinuingEducation #OnlineLearning #UWAOnline #UniversityOfWestAlabama


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