Curious about entrepreneurship, but don’t know where to start? Becoming an Entrepreneur was designed in collaboration with MASSACHESETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY to guide people of all ages and backgrounds in starting a business. With hundreds of thousands of registrations, this course is as engaging and accessible as it is informative.
ABOUT AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Becoming an entrepreneur gives you inspiration to explore an entrepreneurial path and tools to overcome the initial challenges of building a business.
From developing new business ideas and doing market research to designing and testing your offering and pitching, this course follows LaunchX’s successful approach to entrepreneurship that leverages MIT’s Disciplined Entrepreneurship, lean methodologies, and design thinking. There will be a combination of short videos and activities that will challenge you to get away from your computer screen and into the community to make a real impact.
No previous business or entrepreneurial experience necessary. Join us on your entrepreneurial journey.
Any person who owns a business, firm or enterprise is known as an entrepreneur. He or she is responsible for its development, the associated risks and returns. Entrepreneurship is defined as the practice of starting a new business or reviving an existing business, to take advantage of new opportunities. Normally, entrepreneurship is a difficult proposition, because many new companies do not survive in their early days and never get off the ground.
The entrepreneurial activities for a particular species company depends on several factors and is quite specific to the type of business or business being run. Whatever the course of action, entrepreneurship has many benefits for both the entrepreneurs and the society in which these businesses are conducted. Some of these benefits include:
1. Chance to take control.
Owning a business or a business gives the entrepreneurs the independence and ability to run their own business. They can pursue goals that are important to them. Entrepreneurship gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to make decisions according to their own wishes.
2. Offer a chance to make a difference
Some people start and put in a lot of effort to make a difference in society. This has led to the concept of social entrepreneurship, a recent phenomenon. Such people seek opportunities to serve a cause that matters to them and seek to find groundbreaking solutions to some of society’s most pressing and challenging problems.
3. Achieving High Profits
Getting high profits from being an entrepreneur is one of the main factors that motivate people to become one and take on all the challenges associated with it. The profits made by their businesses and businesses play a vital role in every decision made by entrepreneurs. Owning a business or a business is the best way to accumulate wealth.
4. Helps people reach their full potential
Many entrepreneurs really enjoy their work. They view their business as an instrument of self-actualization and self-expression. Owning a business or business acts as a test of an entrepreneur’s creativity, skills and determination and is considered a challenge to success.
What you will learn
Overcoming key entrepreneurial myths Defining your goals as an entrepreneur and startup Identifying business opportunities Conducting market research and choosing your target customer Designing and testing your offering Planning your business logistics, plus pitching and selling to customers
“A very well done course that was very informative! I really enjoyed doing it and it really made me think. Some assignments were tough, but really led to great results. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in starting a business.” – Chris Jantzen
“Great take on entrepreneurship, easy to follow and great fun. Recommended as both an introduction to the theme and a sequel or guide. Useful information, well presented.” – Joana Torres
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