Being an entrepreneur


Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Wanting to be your own boss? Don’t know what to do about your great business idea? If you have ever thought about these situations then let our entrepreneurship course help you open your mind to the possibility and the realities. Being an entrepreneur can be full of risks. These risks are minimized through drafting a business plan, knowing your competition, and successful marketing. All these and more can be found in our entrepreneurship course.

Study our course in the way you want. In small units or in one. Synchronise your learning between any device and remember and track your progress. Study and answer questions at your convenience and at the end of the course, if you answer more than 80% of the questions correctly, qualify for a certificate of achievement. You can even log your CPD hours.

In all our business courses, you get access to around six hours of e-learning that you can watch, listen and read. There are usually 100 questions and at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion that you can use against any personal or professional development requirements. As well as the course, you also receive a FREE e-book that you can read on your Kindle or other e-reader. You also get a FREE audiobook of the course so you can listen to the whole course uninterrupted on your device.



Module One: Getting Started
  • Welcome
  • Course objectives
  • How it works

Module Two: Decide On The Type Of Business

  • Is your idea feasible?
  • What are your Interests?
  • Do you have the right experience?
  • Are you an expert in the field?
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Three: What Is The Market/Competition Like?

  • Is the venture lucrative?
  • Is There Competition?
  • How can you set yourself apart?
  • How is the customer a prospect?
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Four: Basics Of Starting A Business

  • Decide on a name
  • Legal structure of business
  • Register the business
  • Choose a location
  • Hire an accountant
  • Case study
  • Review questions
Module Five: Create A Business Plan
  • What should be included in the business plan?
  • Gather documentation
  • Develop business plan outline
  • Draft business plan
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Six: Get Financing

  • Contact organisations for guidance
  • Decide the type of financing
  • Shop around
  • What to do once approved
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Seven: Hiring Employees

  • Develop job descriptions
  • Advertise positions
  • Interview candidates
  • Select candidates
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Eight: Training Employees

  • Teaching company culture
  • Implement actual training for the position
  • Case study
  • Review questions
Module Nine: Market The Business
  • Traditional marketing
  • Create a website
  • Social media
  • Networking groups
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Ten: Run The Business

  • Procurement
  • Sell! Sell! Sell!
  • How to manage cash flow
  • Budgeting
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Eleven: Grow The Business

  • Offer more products & services
  • Open another location
  • Franchising
  • Winning large contracts
  • Case study
  • Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the wise
  • Lessons learned
  • Recommended reading
  • Completion of action plans
Key topics

Key topics

Key topics covered in this course, include:

Analysing the business

Creating a financial plan

Building a legal structure

Going to market


What will I learn?

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you’ll learn:

  • The basics of understanding a good business opportunity
  • How to build out a business plan, financial plan and marketing plan
  • Whether running your own business is right for you


Who it's for?

Who it's for?

Prior knowledge

Understand hiring and basic HR principles, employment laws and the correct HR procedures.

As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision.

Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.


We have many more courses for your business or organisation. Get in touch about how to get our courses available to your organisation or fellow learners at [email protected]



For business

For business

Are you looking for a comprehensive learning solution for you and your teams? We have a portfolio of over 150 business short courses that are available online and on-demand. These ready to go courses cover all key areas of a business from finance & operations, sales & marketing, human resources to administration and management. As well as hard skills that range from elementary to advanced, there is an array of people and soft skill development.

Our e-learning is comprehensive, up to date and produced by a high quality learning and editorial team. It combines the latest in business thinking with the latest in learning technology. Learning can be delivered wholly online through self-study, with virtual tutor support or in a group & classroom environment by our qualified trainers.

  • All online learning is tracked and courses can be used as part of a personal development plan for staff
  • Learners can study out of hours or in breaks with bite-size learning
  • Get back end management reports on learner progress
  • Cost efficiently solve any compliance, insurance, regulatory, union or staff association requirements
  • Save on staff training and CPD costs
  • Choose and pay for only the courses you need or look at our library models for even greater value
  • No lock-in contracts – pay monthly or get a handsome discount for annual and multi-year deals
  • No big installations necessary – a simple web browser is all you need to get started
  • New courses being added all the time

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