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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

67%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

7 minutes to complete

Specialization: Goals and Objectives

7 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 7 min)
3 hours to complete

Mindset: What's Yours?

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 12 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Lesson:What's Yours?5m
3 readings
Overview of Course Assignments10m
Are Entrepreneurs Born or Built10m
Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made10m
3 hours to complete

Mindset: Why Not?

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Lesson: Why Not? Part II10m
2 readings
Anyone Can Start a Business10m
Top Ten Myths of Entrepreneurship10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz One: What's Yours & Why Not10m
Practice Quiz Two: Why Not?6m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Mindset: Why You?

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 16 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Lesson: Why You Part28m
2 readings
Entrepreneur vs. Small Business Owner, Defined10m
The E-Myth Revisited Summary - Part 110m
1 practice exercise
Practice Quiz Three: Why You? Pt16m
1 hour to complete

Mindset: Why Now?

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 10 min)
1 video
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz Four: Why Now?4m
Graded Assessment: What's Yours?, Why Not?, Why You?, Why Now?30m
5 hours to complete

Self-Assessment

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min)
4 videos
How to become DRIVEN!7m
Power of Industry Knowledge.7m
Calculated Risk Taking9m
2 practice exercises
Drive Recap Quiz6m
Skill Quiz4m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The New Business Paradigm

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
The Art of the Process - Part 18m
The Art of the Process - Part 29m
2 readings
What is the New Paradigm of Business?10m
The Idea Myth10m
1 practice exercise
Practice Quiz 7: The New Paradigm4m
29 minutes to complete

The Knock on Opportunity

29 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Where Do Good Ideas Come From10m
Entrepreneurial Opportunity: Is It an Illussion10m
1 hour to complete

The Lean Scene

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lesson: Resign to Design - Part 28m
Lesson:Lean Changes Everything - Part 16m
Lesson:Lean Changes Everything - Part 26m
2 readings
What is a Startup? First Principles10m
E-Myth Revisted Summary-Part Two10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 8: Process & Opportunity Principles10m
Quiz: The New Business Paradigm & Principles16m

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About the How to Start Your Own Business 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....
How to Start Your Own Business

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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