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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I by University of Virginia

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This course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and taught by top-ranked faculty, focuses on challenges faced by existing private businesses when they attempt to grow substantially....

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Apr 29, 2020

The professor is great! A lot of energy and a lot of passion in his classes. He makes it fun and engaging while never being with him in the same room. Great effort and great work! Enjoyed the class


Sep 20, 2015

This is a well explained course that gives many incites, examples and provides the reading material to you at no cost. Ed Hess is an awesome professor, I took both the Grow to Greatness courses in

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By Asdrubal M

Aug 20, 2015

Great course I really enjoyed, a lot of concepts and experiences will help me in my business. Thanks to Ed, the team and COURSERA!

By kolawole k

Jan 24, 2022

As an entrepreneur, learning never ends for me. I enjoyed this course because it enhances your critical thinking abilities.

By Thomas C

Aug 4, 2020

Excellent series of resources and lectures. Professor Ed was excellent on the camera and I enjoyed every aspect of it.

By Adolfo G R

Feb 22, 2016

I want to thank Ed and the University of Virginia for the effort and the quality of the course. It was really helpful.

By Maria G

Sep 21, 2015

Great teacher. Useful information is made very accessible. He makes you think and act like a successful entrepreneur.

By Attique Y A

Oct 11, 2018

I loved the concept I learned here, these are not only helpful in business but have a great scope in daily life too.

By Romeu M d C R

Aug 22, 2015

Very useful course with a good learning structure! Recommended to everyone thinking about starting they own venture.

By Roman C

Jul 13, 2016

One of the best Courses i have ever watched, great advices,ideas and recommandations.Big thanks to the whole team.

By Andrey N

Sep 2, 2015

Excellent professor and extremely usefull materials for whose who are building new or growing existing companies

By Emme S

Nov 8, 2015

Edward Hess is a joy as a professor: clear, concise and caring!

I would trust any class with him as instructor.

By Caiqiu Z

Apr 18, 2016

Passionate professor, useful and practical tips make this course excellent.

Thank you, professor Edward!


By Mel W

Sep 27, 2015

I adore the instructor's sense of humor and passion. I am excited to watch his videos over and over again.

By Rodolfo N A

Mar 1, 2016

Excellent course, excellent teacher. A really great experience for learning about growing your business.

By Gabriela T

Aug 26, 2015

I like the material about this class, have nice and clear examples about the topics. I recomend it.

By Raluca D

Dec 18, 2015

super course. very enlitning and I definetly will make my hubby to take it as we run our Business

By Mariana L

Jul 7, 2017

Brillante. Excelente presentación de Edward Hess, con conceptos claros y talleres motivantes.

By Mohit P

Oct 4, 2015

one of the best course and hats off to professor .sir you really made this class a must have


Aug 30, 2016

It's a great subject with a great teacher!! To Edward Hess and his team: congratulations!!

By Nithya S

Sep 8, 2020

It was really informative. Helps to know about product sale, design and so on. Thanks ...

By Brian k

Jun 12, 2018

Wow! I felt as if the Prof.Edward D. Hess and I where in the same class......cheers Sir !

By Froment-Chatre

Nov 17, 2017

Great course, very interesting. Sometimes smart growth matters more than being a unicorn.

By Antoine C

Dec 10, 2015

Excellent course, really dynamic, interacaptivating, great case studies, diverse learning

By Mukhtarov A

Jan 3, 2022

It will be efficient for who want to be a successful entrepreneur in business and Life.

By Mars C

Nov 21, 2019

A fantastic and fun course that left me feeling empowered to better lead my business.

By Alvaro B

Jun 14, 2018

Excepcional curso! Une teoria e prática e ajuda a pensar como melhorar o seu negócio.