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New Venture Creation

  • Turns Ideas Into Successful Business Ventures
  • Taught by Serial Entrepreneurs
  • Builds Skills To Minimize Risk and Make Effective Decisions

Through an in-depth understanding of key business models, financial planning, business decision-making, entrepreneurial problem solving, persuasive marketing, and a passion for creation, ideas can become successful business endeavors. These courses are designed for entrepreneurs with big ideas. They teach basic skills, such as circumventing common pitfalls in the feasibility and development stages of starting a business, as well as advanced skills, such as strategically putting ideas into action for a sustainable business model.

Strategy for the Entrepreneur

This workshop, for both entrepreneurs and employees with an idea, outlines the framework and core elements of successful strategic business plans.

2019 Summer
1 section

Entrepreneurial Skills for New Coaches

Learn how to establish a private coaching practice—one that aligns with your vision and values.

2019 Summer
1 section

Food and Beverage Logistics and Supply Chain

In this online foundation course, learn about recipe creation for the food and beverage product you are looking to introduce to the marketplace.

2019 Summer
1 section

Startups in a Digital Ecosystem

Learn how to take advantage of digital marketing channels to test your product and to grow your business.

2019 Summer
1 section

Entrepreneurship A-Z: Techniques for Operating Your Business

Learn everything you need to know about starting a business.

2019 Summer
1 section

From Concept to Consumer

This foundation course takes you through food and beverage business planning and concept development.

2019 Summer
1 section

Acquisition Basics for Entrepreneurs

Learn how to structure companies and their operations in order to maximize sale value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

1 section

Capstone: Certificate in Food Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Develop your food and beverage product or service venture by creating a mission statement and job descriptions and preparing a business plan.

2019 Summer
1 section

Food Retail Location Analysis

Analyze the critical factors of distribution, wholesale markets, and retail markets for food and beverage products.

2019 Summer
1 section

Managing Projects at Startups

Learn how to adapt generally accepted project management techniques to a young company, in which project timelines are compressed.

2019 Summer
1 section

Venture Formation and Financing

This course details business creation options available and discusses professional services and financing to consider when starting a new venture.

2019 Summer
1 section

Advanced Methods for Startup and Corporate Entrepreneurs

Learn to use state-of-the-art tools and methods to discover customers’ unmet needs in your market value chain to gain the competitive edge.

Entrepreneurial Problem Solving

Learn about experiential entrepreneurship—the ability to identify problems and create solutions to them that others value.

Starting Your Coaching Practice

Learn how to start, build, maintain, and sustain a thriving coaching practice of your own.

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Explore marketing concepts and strategies relevant to startup and early-stage entrepreneurs as well as established firms introducing new products.

Entrepreneurial PR: Leadership and Organizational Communication Strategies in Today's Startup Culture

Learn how to incorporate innovative PR strategies to create strategic messaging, engagement, and a reputation that resonate with a global audience.

Entrepreneurship and the Arts

Explore the intersection of art and entrepreneurship, and acquire the knowledge needed to create your own arts-related enterprise.

Food Experience, Design, and Marketing

Gain practical guidance about food and beverage product design, marketing, and consumer experience.

Sourcing and Managing Global Talent

This course provides an overview of common technology and operational tools to manage and lead global teams in a digital age.

Starting a Successful Art Business

Identify and acquire the skills necessary to launch, sustain, and grow an art business.