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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

ConfidenceStrategic ThinkingBusiness AnalyticsEntrepreneurship
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Are you ready for business growth?

This week you will explore two key factors that will help you to maximize your business growth potential. You will assess and analyze how your business has grown to date, and consider why further growth is important to ensure sustainability, increased financial value, and long-term success. You will discover how your own skills and confidence can impact on your business’s growth potential through a number of innovative and interactive exercises unique to 10,000 Women....
Reading
6 videos (Total 14 min), 14 readings
Video6 videos
Getting started2m
Reflecting on business growth3m
Patterns of business growth3m
What is an entrepreneurial mind-set?2m
Week summary1m
Reading14 readings
Course overview10m
Where are your peers located? (Exercise 1)20m
Lesson summary2m
Lesson introduction2m
Mapping your growth curve2m
What are the key growth factors?5m
Identifying key growth factors2m
Lesson summary2m
Lesson introduction2m
Identifying your business’s strengths and weaknesses2m
Lesson summary2m
Lesson introduction2m
Your business growth skills5m
Lesson summary2m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

What are your opportunities for growth?

This week you will explore the final key element that will help you to maximize your business’s growth potential – the opportunity. You will identify this growth opportunity by working through a sequence of interactive exercises that take you from idea generation through to a single refined and feasible business growth opportunity. Along the way you will rediscover what is driving you to grow your business – having this awareness will help shape your growth opportunities and influence how ambitious you want to be. You complete the week by writing an Opportunity Statement, which is a clear and detailed explanation of your most promising business opportunity. The ability to do this well is a key skill of a successful entrepreneurial leader. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 17 min), 17 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Selecting a growth opportunity2m
What’s motivating you to grow your business?3m
Avoiding bias in your decision-making4m
Articulating your opportunity2m
What’s next?2m
Reading17 readings
Welcome to the week5m
Lesson summary2m
Lesson introduction2m
Generating ideas for your growth opportunities5m
Lesson summary2m
Lesson introduction2m
Check your understanding2m
Refining your list of opportunities10m
Which opportunity has the greatest potential?2m
Lesson summary2m
Lesson introduction2m
Writing your Opportunity Statement2m
Lesson summary2m
Lesson introduction2m
Personal reflection5m
Email to your future self2m
Continuing 10,000 Women5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Check your understanding (Exercise 7)10m
Continuing 10,000 Women1m

About Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs and its people are committed to supporting the communities where we work and live, where our ideas, people and resources can make a difference. The Goldman Sachs Foundation focuses on entrepreneurship and economic growth with the aim of developing and strengthening communities around the world. 10,000 Women fosters greater shared growth, providing women in 56 countries around the world with a business and management education and access to mentoring, networking and capital. We are now bringing 10,000 Women online through Coursera to support female entrepreneurs in new corners of the world. This course blends a world-class business education with a global peer-to-peer network, providing participants with the tools needed to lead and grow their 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.

  • All course materials will be available from the date which the course is live. Though, the course can be completed entirely online, some resources are available to download, so that you can store them on your device or equipment to view offline to support poor connectivity.

  • The course is offered with an open start date, meaning that you can join the course at any time and complete the course in your own time. The course has been designed to be completed over two weeks, with approximately 4-5 hours of engagement each week.

  • The course is entirely free for all participants. All learning materials are included in the course.

  • The course has been designed to support participants to build on exercises as they progress through each week and as such it is best to complete the course in the order presented.

  • This course is available to all, however it is designed for women business owners, recognising that women business owners face unique challenges when growing their business. The social aspects of the course are designed to allow women business owners the opportunity to learn from peers with similar backgrounds and experiences.

  • Participants are expected to own and run their own business. This may be a small business which has been running for a year or less or a larger established business. To participate in the course, you will need to have a full understanding of your business and be in a position to drive business growth as a business owner.

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