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Writing a Business Plan

This two-day course is designed for business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to create a business plan. All the essential steps are covered, including drafting the original document; identifying the audience; gathering information; researching; describing product plans; and marketing, sales, and accounting terms. Students will come away from the course energized and prepared to write their business plan. What Will Students Learn?...

Marketing for Small Businesses

Marketing is about getting your business known and building your position within the marketplace. Small businesses don’t always have a big budget for marketing, so they have to do things a little differently than big business in order to grow their presence, increase results, and meet business goals. This two-day workshop will help small business owners and managers develop their marketing message, create a marketing plan, and apply the right...

Kickstarting Your Business with Crowdsourcing

Today’s fast-paced marketplace demands that businesses think fast. Crowdsourcing can help all types of businesses keep on top of trends and stay competitive. This one-day course will show you how to leverage all types of crowdsourcing (including microwork, macrowork, crowdvoting, crowdcontests, crowdwisdom, and crowdfunding) to kickstart your business’ growth. What Will Students Learn? Define what crowdsourcing is and its value to...

Intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurship has been described as a great way to make beneficial changes to your organization. People can choose to continue with the status quo, or they can work to make a difference in the lives of themselves and others within the company. Who wants to feel empowered and recognized for their innovative and creative ideas? Who wants to make a difference? If you answered yes to these questions, then this 1-day course will help you become...

Global Business Strategies

As the world becomes a smaller place thanks to innovations in technology and communication, it becomes easier for businesses to branch out into the global market. However, as with any endeavor, research and planning are essential pieces of a growth strategy. This three-day course will help you give participants the skills that they need to make their global business a success. The course takes students through all the aspects of a global...

Entrepreneurship 101

Wouldn’t it be nice to be your own boss, work on your own schedule, and make money doing something that you’re passionate about? Millions of people around the world are living that dream and running their own business. This three-day course will teach you the basics of entrepreneurship. You’ll consider if entrepreneurship is right for you and learn the basic steps of creating your own business. At the end of the course, you’ll have a...

E-Commerce Management

As the global Internet population continues to grow, electronic commerce is growing as well. By the end of 2015, e-commerce is expected to generate over $400 billion annually. This huge market encompasses traditional e-commerce, as well as m-commerce (which is growing faster than any other sector) and location-based e-commerce. Two days. What Will Students Learn? Describe what the terms e-commerce and m-commerce mean Develop an e-commerce...

Communications for Small Business Owners

Communication between individuals is a two-way street, but communication between a small business and its customers is a multi-lane highway. Navigate this highway successfully and you increase customer numbers and profits. Set out on this highway unaware, ill-prepared, or unconvinced of its importance, and you will lose ground to your competitors. This is a two-day course to introduce and reinforce the essential components of written...

Building an Online Business

The Internet has changed the way that we work, live, shop, and play. You can take advantage of this new way of doing business whether you want to set up a part-time venture or create the next million-dollar enterprise. This one-day course will give you everything that you need to build a successful online business. What Will Students Learn? Define what an online business is Identify opportunities for an online business Find resources...

Building a Consulting Business

Today’s business environment isn’t focused on 9-to-5, lifelong, static positions like it was decades ago. Our world is constantly shifting and evolving, meaning that businesses (and workers) must evolve with it. As a result of this shift, consultants have more opportunities than ever before. This one-day workshop will show you how to build a business as a consultant. What Will Students Learn? Define the term “consultants” and explain...

Building a Consulting Business

Today’s business environment isn’t focused on 9-to-5, lifelong, static positions like it was decades ago. Our world is constantly shifting and evolving, meaning that businesses (and workers) must evolve with it. As a result of this shift, consultants have more opportunities than ever before. This one-day workshop will show you how to build a business as a consultant. What Will Students Learn? Define the term “consultants” and explain...

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