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Start Your Own Business

Take the first steps to becoming your own boss by taking our Start Your Own Business course

Making the transition from employee to employer is a challenge, however our online course will help you on your way to starting your own business. Whether you wish to open an online ski wear store or launch a cake decorating business, there are some fundamental principles and practices that will help you achieve business success. From building customer loyalty to negotiating terms with suppliers to setting up accounting to organizational structures, our course spans a syllabus of that is broad and informative.


Taught through engaging text, videos tutorials, practical exercises, templates, as well as bonus units from our other best selling courses such as Excel and Web Design. All this means that your learning experience is maximally efficient, interesting and effective.

Section 1: Foundation

Unit 1.1 - What Makes a Good Entrepreneur?
Unit 1.2 - Defining Your Business
Unit 1.3 - Organizational Structure
Unit 1.4 - Picking Your Target Market

Section 4: Purchasing, Management and Customers

Unit 4.1 - Purchasing Products
Unit 4.2 - Hiring Staff
Unit 4.3 - Managing People
Unit 4.4 - Getting and Keeping Customers
Unit 4.5 - Social Media and the Digital World


Section 2: Finances

Unit 2.1 - Product and Price Strategy
Unit 2.2 - Money Needs
Unit 2.3 - Are Your Finances Sufficient?
Unit 2.4 - Funding Sources
Unit 2.5 - Setting up the Books

Section 5: Profit Management and Strategy

Unit 5.1 - Managing Your Profits
Unit 5.2 - Strategic Planning
Unit 5.3 - Seeking Help

Section 3: Technology, Legality and Premises

Unit 3.1 - Technology
Unit 3.2 - Choosing a Location
Unit 3.3 - Legal Issues
Unit 3.4 - Designing Offices / Stores

Section 6: Business Expansion

Unit 6.1 - Buying an Existing Business
Unit 6.2 - Acquiring a Franchise
Unit 6.3 - Starting an Online Business

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