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MyOwnBusiness Institute

Free Online Business Courses

For everyone, forever.

Free Online Education to Start Your Own Business

Fall into Entrepreneurship: Ignite Your Ideas, Chase Your Dreams!

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Take the first steps toward business ownership with MOBI's free online business courses, and harvest success this season!

Learn how to start your own business or gain new skills for a business you already have. MOBI's courses provide the foundational learning that is right for any skill level or business background

With My Own Business Institute:

  • Courses are always free.
  • Enroll and start anytime.
  • Learn according to YOUR schedule.
  • Complete a course in just 20 hours.
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion and/or Digital Badge.
  • Download MOBI's Free Business Plan Template and other helpful resources.

MOBI currently offers four online courses. Learn to start your own business with the popular Starting a Business course, accelerate your learning with our Quick Start Entrepreneur course, or learn advanced skills in our Business Expansion course. You can also build specialized skills with the Sales & Marketing Badge Course. Courses are available in English and Spanish.

Visit these links to see how to create an account and how to enroll on YouTube.

Ready to get started? Enroll now!

MOBI's content and curriculum are free, for everyone, forever, thanks to the generosity of our founders Phil & Peggy Holland. The mission at the My Own Business Institute (MOBI) is to start businesses that create jobs and build communities by providing education to aspiring entrepreneurs around the world. Read more about the Holland's lifelong commitment to helping others in Our Story.

Here are the steps you can take to learn with MOBI:

  1. Visit Our Courses to identify which course is the best fit for you and your business goals.
  2. Click Enroll Now to create an account in our learning management system, and choose your course.
  3. Begin!

In addition to the course curriculum, MOBI provides more content on our Resources & Tools page including MOBI blog posts, MOBI alumni Success Stories, and more.

You do not have to enroll to view the MOBI content! The curriculum is also available on our website to make it easy for you to find the information you need. However, in order to earn a Certificate, you do need to be enrolled in a course. 

Have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or send us an email to


45 Marketing Tips to Boost Sales this Holiday Season!

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Follow our new series on Instagram (@scu_mobi) for 45 marketing tips to give your business sales a boost this holiday season!

Interested in learning more? Consider enrolling in MOBI's free online Sales & Marketing Badge Course to learn about the sales process, the digital marketing funnel, ecommerce models and strategies, ethical decision making, and crafting your business story. Earn a digital badge in about 10 hours!


Alert icon Should you start a business? What makes this a good time for entrepreneurship and for MOBI? Executive Director Drew Starbird, Ph.D., has these answers and more in a new Q&A blog post here.

Alert icon New Blog Post! In 2019 MOBI launched SCU's first Spanish website. In this blog post, we share inspiring data showing dramatic growth in the use of MOBI's free online Spanish courses and content for aspiring entrepreneurs

Learn how to start your own business!

Two ways to learn:

Enroll: Choose among four entrepreneur courses and earn a Certificate of Completion in just 20 hours from Santa Clara University. 

Browse: 36 topics to find answers to your most immediate business questions. 


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