Become an Entrepreneur

Are you ready to put your business ideas into action? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship: how to create and manage your own business. 

From information about day-to-day operations to coming up with big picture business ideas, this Entrepreneurship Certificate Course will offer you a strong foundation of business essentials that you can use to create a successful business that is uniquely yours.

What Happens in the Entrepreneurship Certificate Course Online

The Entrepreneurship Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become an Entrepreneur). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient to you from the comfort of your own home. 

This part-time online Entrepreneurship Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program. However, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as many as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule. 

The Entrepreneurship Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.

Course Topics

The Entrepreneurship Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Entrepreneurship Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

  • What is an Entrepreneur?
  • Entrepreneurship as a Career
  • Benefits of Being an Entrepreneur

How to Develop a Business Idea

  • Choosing Your Mission
  • Conducting a Needs Analysis
  • Gathering Information
  • Identifying Your Target Markets
  • Building and Testing Your Business Idea

Getting Ready

  • Skills and Knowledge You Will Need
  • Learning By Doing
  • Learn from Other Entrepreneurs
  • Educational Programs
  • Resources For Self-Study

Setting Up Your Business

  • Planning Your Business
  • Financial Matters
  • Setting Up A Retail Store

Running Your Business

  • Operations
  • Setting Your Fees/ Pricing Your Merchandise 
  • Getting Paid
  • Financial Management
  • Working With Strategic Partners or Vendors
  • Working With Support Staff
  • Growing Your Business

Marketing Your Business

  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Community Outreach

Working With Clients/Customers

  • Selling Your Services
  • Customer Service

What Is Included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive Entrepreneurship Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Entrepreneurs for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Entrepreneurship Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become an Entrepreneur (e-book edition)

Register for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SUMMER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the June 17, 2024 course.

Register today for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

To ensure your complete satisfaction all certificate courses are backed by our full 100% money back guarantee.

About a Career as an Entrepreneur

Are you a creative “ideas person”? Do you have a passion for solving problems? Does the idea of creating new products or services and starting your own business excite you? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may find entrepreneurship to be a personally and professionally rewarding career move. 

As an entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to be your own boss, set your own schedule, and pursue your own business vision. You can work independently, consult with clients, or collaborate with a team to bring your ideas to life. 

Succeeding as an entrepreneur requires a combination of creativity, business acumen, and perseverance. While there are no specific educational requirements to become an entrepreneur, taking an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn the basics of running a business, and will help you to develop the skills necessary to succeed. 

You’ll have the chance to learn about market research, financial planning, marketing, operation, sales, and more. You’ll also gain insight into the entrepreneurial mindset and how to turn your ideas into a viable business plan.

Whether you are just starting out or have been running your own business for a while, this course can help you take your entrepreneurial journey to the next level. So don’t wait—start building your future as an entrepreneur today!

My experience with IAP Career College was exceptional! I loved how the courses get right to the main points and you learn so much in a short period of time.
Kari Miller, Ohsweken, Ontario

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Do Entrepreneurs Make?
    As an entrepreneur, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, business model and how much revenue your business generates. According to data from PayScale, the average income for a small business owner in the United States is $73,000 - however this can range up to $182,000 or more. Earning potential for entrepreneurs is virtually unlimited, with highly successful entrepreneurs earning millions of dollars or more per year.
  • What is Entrepreneurship?
    Are you a creative “ideas person”? Do you have a passion for solving problems? Does the idea of creating new products or services and starting your own business excite you? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may find entrepreneurship to be a personally and professionally rewarding career move. As an entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to be your own boss, set your own schedule, and pursue your own business vision. You can work independently, consult with clients, or collaborate with a team to bring your ideas to life. You’ll have the chance to learn about market research, financial planning, marketing, operation, sales, and more. You’ll also gain insight into the entrepreneurial mindset and how to turn your ideas into a viable business plan.
  • How Do I Become an Entrepreneur?
    Succeeding as an entrepreneur requires a combination of creativity, business acumen, and perseverance. While there are no specific educational requirements to become an entrepreneur, taking an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn the basics of running a business, and will help you to develop the skills necessary to succeed.
  • What is the Entrepreneurship Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Entrepreneurship Certificate Course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship. You will learn about generating business ideas, turning ideas into a business plan, sales and marketing strategies, conducting market research, financial planning, and so much more. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.