This Quick Start Entrepreneur program includes the 10 most important and essential sessions from our Starting a Business and Business Expansion courses, to help you accelerate your entrepreneurial education.
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 six 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. The Microfinancing session was created by Long Le, Ph.D. from SCU's Leavey School of Business
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.
Preview Quick Start Entrepreneur Course Sessions:
- Choosing the Right Business
- Freelance, Independent, and Home-Based Business
- Financing the Business
- Accounting and Cash Flow
- Business Organization
- Licenses and Permits
- Communication Tools
- Develop Negotiating Skills
- Controlling Costs
- Making Ethical Decisions
- Adapting in the Midst of Change
- Business Storytelling
- Microfinance for Entrepreneurs
*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.