We often think of entrepreneurs as larger-than-life characters, taking big risks with their own rules. They innovate and experiment, questioning the obvious. They almost seem super human but they are not. Our courses offer essential entrepreneurial skills needed to turn your creativity into a tangible business opportunity, along with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved in becoming an entrepreneur.

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Essentials Of Entrepreneurship

Research from 2016 Kauffman Index of Growth of Entrepreneurship: National Trends indicates a steady growth in entrepreneurial businesses in the United States. In particular, startups are growing faster than at any other time in the last five years. Ed McLaughlin, founder of Blue Sunsets LLC, speaker, and author of The Purpose Is Profit, believes wholeheartedly in entrepreneurship. He shares his story as an entrepreneur and gives tips on running a successful startup.

  • Intermediate
  • Profitability, Strategy
  • 29 min
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Ed McLaughlinFormer CEO - Johnson Controls

Immigrant Small Businesses: Challenges & Solutions

The immense contribution of immigrants who started small businesses in the United States is undeniable. It has been a driving force economically and culturally across the country. This course examines reasons why so many immigrants have become entrepreneurs, what has contributed to their success, and what challenges they have overcome.

  • Intermediate
  • Identifying Obstacles & Threats, Collaboration
  • 30 min
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Joyce MoyExecutive Director - Asian American Research Institute

Social Entrepreneurship

Companies that make employees feel a part of something greater than themselves are attracting top talent. Research reveals that money is not the primary motivator for employees and statistics show employment at social enterprises has gone up by double digits over last two years. Susan Davis, the course mentor, is the co-founder of BRAC USA, an affiliate of BRAC that operates in eleven countries and has helped millions in their mission to end poverty via a business approach

  • Advanced
  • Strategy, Leadership
  • 35 min
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Susan DavisCEO - BRAC USA

Startup Entrepreneurship

In this course you will learn how the meaning of entrepreneurship has changed over the years.Linda Rottenberg, who has been named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News and is the CEO and co-founder of Endeavor, a nonprofit organization working to advance entrepreneurship, discusses some of the most important topics of interest to new small business owners. She also shares suggestions for those thinking about becoming entrepreneurs.

  • Intermediate
  • Strategic Planning, Leadership
  • 33 min
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Linda RottenbergBoard Member - Globant