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Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

11 Reviews 2394 students interested
Found in Entrepreneurship
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate $34 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

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A successful business starts with a clear vision and a thorough understanding of the opportunities available to turn that vision into a reality. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will help you consider your vision and explore the opportunities available. It will give you the time to plan and help you to start documenting your thoughts in a structured business plan while allowing you to share your ideas with others.

This course is the first in a series of six about ‘starting a business’.

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

Taught by

Nigel Lockett

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity
4.4 Based on 11 reviews

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Ashley E
5.0 3 years ago
by Ashley completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This six-course series is extremely well-produced and well-organized, and FutureLearn itself makes it easy to navigate through the lessons. Each course is broken up into two weeks of study - the first week focuses on one of the core aspects of starting a business, offers a case study, and encourages you to come up with solutions that you can then check against the opinions of professional business advisers. The second week encourages you to look into the details of your own business plan, if you have one, or research an existing company. The courses also offer an extremely helpful document that guides you through brainstorming and planning your own business venture.

Though all six courses in the Start a Business series are running concurrently, I had no problems finishing up the full set before the courses closed. The course materials suggest 1-2 hours per week - I'd say you can easily get through both weeks of each course in 1-2 hours.
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Anonymous
3.0 3 years ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Some useful content in here, but seems to want to sell Leeds University! Last video on week one has nothing to do with the course at all so skipped that bit.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Was a great start to the course.Nigel gave me a straightforward way of addressing different important aspects to starting a business. Glad I am done with the first step. I really liked the business plan template that would guide us through all the six steps of Starting a Business Series.
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Ayot A
5.0 2 months ago
Ayot completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Was a great start to the course.Nigel gave me a straightforward way of addressing different important aspects to starting a business. Glad I am done with the first step. I really liked the business plan template that would guide us through all the six steps of Starting a Business Series.

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Anonymous
5.0 4 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is presented in a concise and clear manner. It makes you think clearly about your business goals and each step and timeframe is easy to manage. I am looking forward to Starting a Business 2: People and Networks.
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