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Free Online Business Courses

For everyone, forever.

Free Online Education to Start Your Own Business

Alert icon New MOBI Success Story! Read now! Teacher in Michigan, inspired by friendly service, company values, and delicious coffee, purchases a coffee franchise and embarks on a new career with the help of MOBI’s Starting a Business course.

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2023 Courses are OPEN for Enrollment with Exciting NEW Curriculum!
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MOBI’s popular free online business courses have been updated for 2023 and are open for enrollment. Our Starting a Business course features THREE updated sessions with NEW content: The Business Plan, Business Risk and Insurance, and Cash Flow and Accounting. We are also excited to introduce the newest version of our FREE MOBI Business Plan Template, to make it easier than ever to put your ideas on paper and take the first steps to starting your own business!

MOBI’s courses include: Starting a Business, Business Expansion, Quick Start Entrepreneur, and the Sales & Marketing Badge Short Course. No fees, no prerequisites, go at your own pace! 


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. 


MOBI is your FREE starting a business resource!


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


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