Course Description

Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss. Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage your new business.
This is a one-month, online course.

Course Outline

Unit 1

  • What is an Entrepreneur?
  • Checklist For Going Into Business
  • Are You A Potential Entrepreneur?
  • Success, Self-Esteem and Goals
  • Brainstorming Business Ideas

Unit 2

  • As You Start Your Business
  • Selecting A Legal Structure
  • Licensing And Registrations
  • Planning Your Business

Unit 3

  • Using Technology
  • The Essential Eleven Computer Skills
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Internet Opportunities

Unit 4

  • Managing Your Business
  • Financial Statements
  • Record Keeping And Taxes
  • Grants And Government Programs

Learner Outcomes

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • identify the knowledge, skills and abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them,
  • develop goals to help establish your business,
  • understand how to establish a legal business entity,
  • develop an outline for your business plan,
  • know how to use technology to make your business more professional,
  • generate ideas on what types of business to consider,
  • determine if starting a business is right for you.

Course objectives

  • To provide individuals with information about starting a business,
  • To identify the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs,
  • To identify the importance of goal setting and planning,
  • To understand how technology is used by businesses,
  • To provide guidance on record keeping for businesses,
  • To provide information on grants and government business programs.


Instructor: Conrad Brian Law, COI is an award winning speaker, author, motivational coach and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Knowledge Learning Solutions LLC, a management consulting firm. He has presented nationally on such topics as entrepreneurship, technology, career advancement, diversity and finances. His Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an expansion of his successful face-to-face class. Conrad is MOODLE Teacher Certified (MTC), A+ certified, and a Certified Online Instructor (COI).

This course is part of the Entrepreneurship Certificate.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Entrepreneur Boot Camp (online)
Online, self paced
Sep 06, 2022 to Sep 30, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $195.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

This UGotClass course is a one-month, self-paced online course (no zoom/live meetings). Students will receive the zoom classroom invitation prior to the start of the course.

This course section is scheduled for September 6 to 30, 2022. There are no set meeting dates/times.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

A participant who withdraws from a non-credit course, in writing, up to one-week prior to the starting date of the course, will receive a refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee; for all certificate programs the withdrawal fee is $50. For courses costing $75 or less, the withdrawal fee is $10 per course. No refunds will be given after that time. E-mail your withdrawal request to: NCCE@temple.edu. Please note that if you do not officially withdrawal from a course and you do not attend the course, you are still responsible for payment. Temple University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.

For more information contact us at ncce@temple.edu or 267-468-8500.