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How to Start Your Own Business

Michigan State University via Coursera Specialization


This specialization is a guide to creating your own business. We will cover a progression of topics necessary for successful business creation including: mindset, ideation, planning, action and strategy. Rather than just describing what to do, the focus will be on guiding you through the process of actualy doing it. The Capstone course will bring all of the tools and lessons discussed together for you to launch your business. It may not be the business of your dreams, but it will be a functional business giving you the execution capability to start something you are passionate about.


Course 1: Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Step Towards Success
- Offered by Michigan State University. This course is the first in a series on starting a business. Though new venture creation is the focus ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: The Search for Great Ideas: Harnessing creativity to empower innovation.
- Offered by Michigan State University. Where do great business ideas come from? We all have compelling business concepts that we've been ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Planning: Principled, Proposing, Proofing, and Practicing to a Success Plan
- Offered by Michigan State University. According to Steven Blank a business startup, or any new venture startup is essentially a proto-type. ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Structure: Building the Frame for Business Growth
- Offered by Michigan State University. Just like when building a house the foundation for your business provides the framework for success. A ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Launch Strategy: 5 Steps to Capstone Experience
- Offered by Michigan State University. This course is the last course in this specialization before its capstone experience where you, the ... Enroll for free.

Course 6: Capstone - Launch Your Own Business!
- Offered by Michigan State University. It is a cliché, but nevertheless very true. Experience is the best teacher. It is also the best ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

David Wheeler, Forrest S. Carter and Ken Szymusiak

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