Introduction To Entrepreneurship

Professional Development Course

Having an entrepreneurial spirit and a good idea is a great foundation to starting your own business. But you may need a bit more to succeed. This course explores the different aspects of entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs create and establish successful new ventures. It reviews issues and activities involved in starting a new business, including the decisions that must be made before an enterprise can be launched and established.

Please note: Students do not need to be enrolled at CSULB to take this course. To register, simply complete the payment process for the full program on the MindEdge website

  • The characteristics of a successful entrepreneur
  • The eight stages of the entrepreneurial process
  • Evaluation of the market for a new venture
  • Ways to structure a venture
  • The strategic planning process 
  • Operational and financial planning
  • Developing and employing a business plan
  • Options for funding a new venture
  • Implementing plans for a new venture
  • Ethical issues faced by entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to start their own business