Entrepreneur Boot Camp (Online)


NEXT CLASS BEGINS - 2/3/2013

Description: 

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.

 Directional Arrows Course Objectives

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

Puzzle Pieces Course 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

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. 

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.

Calendar Participate 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

  1. In the online classroom, listen to audio lectures, view slides, even take an optional quiz to test yourself.
  2. Then post comments in the online discussion with your fellow participants and the instructor.  Your instructor logs on at least once a day to answer questions and join in on the discussion.
  3. Readings are assigned for each day from the textbooks provided at registration.

  4. Participate any time of day or night. The ideal is to go online 2-3 times a day since they are week-long courses, but you decide.

Discussion Discussion

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.

Mac MiniTechnical Requirements

  • Internet access with Internet Explorer; Firefox Mozilla; or Safari web browser.
  • Audio software such as Windows Media, Real, or Flash.
  • Speakers to listen to audio.

About the Instructors

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.


Who Should Attend:

Those looking to start their own business or new business owners that want to learn what's required to successfully manage your new business.


 

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Schedule:

Fall Session: 9/3/2013 - 9/27/2013
(Late Registration Deadline 9/6/2013)

Winter Session: 2/3/2014 - 2/28/2014

Tuition:

One month course, $195.