This Quick Start Entrepreneur program includes the 10 most important and essential sessions from our Starting a Business and Business Expansion courses, available for a limited time to help you accelerate your entrepreneurial education during the COVID-19 emergency.
Students who complete these 10 sessions and pass the final with a score of 80 or higher will earn a Certificate of Completion and digital badge from Santa Clara University, just as with our other courses.
We are also including five bonus sessions on new topics that can help support your business. These sessions are not required to earn your Certificate for the course. New topics Selling, Controlling Costs, and Making Ethical Decisions were developed by MOBI Executive Director and SCU Professor of Information Systems and Analytics, Drew Starbird, Ph.D., along with his colleague and MOBI instructor David Aune. Two additional topics were developed in partnership with Santa Clara University’s Ciocca Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Business Storytelling and Adapting in the Midst of Change.
During this difficult time amid the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses and entrepreneurs face unforeseen challenges and difficult decisions. Your well-being and that of your family have become a priority now like no other time, and it may be difficult to think about, let alone make time for your business goals. We hope the Quick Start Entrepreneur course gives you a faster path toward entrepreneurship, perhaps even with an at-home or freelance business you can start now. Please also visit MOBI's COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses page for links to organizations providing information and assistance.
We welcome you to take some time to explore and learn about the Quick Start Entrepreneur course. All of the sessions of the course are available to preview. Once you decide you are ready to learn more and pursue your Certificate, please click here to register for the entire online course.
Quick Start Entrepreneur Course Sessions:
- Deciding on a Business
- Home-Based and Freelance Business
- Financing the Business
- Accounting and Cash Flow
- Business Organization
- Licenses and Permits
- Communication Tools
- Develop Negotiating Skills
- Opening and Marketing
- Controlling Costs
- Making Ethical Decisions
- Adapting in the Midst of Change
- Business Storytelling
*Bonus sessions are not required to earn your Certificate of Completion or digital badge for the Quick Start Entrepreneur course.
Free Business Plan Template:
We also invite all our MOBI students to download our complete Business Plan Template if you would like to write a business plan at this time. It is not required for this course, we include it here as a reference for you. By creating a business plan, you are writing the narrative of your small business and will be able to clearly share your vision with potential investors, new employees and suppliers.