Entrepreneurship Program Success Stories
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FREE! Build Your Dream! Small Business/Entrepreneurship Information Night
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
All courses in this program are offered each semester
Starting your own business is a high-risk proposition. Seven out of ten new business enterprises starting up without any kind of external help will generally fail. Before you quit your job or invest your life savings, develop and nurture the business and life skills you need in order to succeed in your new venture.
Developed and delivered by small business experts, the Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion introduces you to the opportunities and challenges of small business owners as well as the skills and qualities needed to thrive and succeed. Have the opportunity to critically examine and evaluate the viability of your business idea, learn strategies for starting up or purchasing a small business and begin working on your business plan.
It is recommended that you take the courses in the order listed below and within one semester. However, you may take up to three years.
Course Materials (Required)
Building a Dream, a Canadian Guide to Starting Your Own Business, 8th Edition, plus student resource package, approx. $85+GST. Course learner manual, approx. $20+GST. Both available at the BookStore. Please purchase prior to the first class. For use throughout the program.
Earning Your Certificate of Completion
Complete the six courses (56 hours). You may also take individual courses of interest without completing the program.
Your chances of succeeding in a new business venture are greatly increased when you have a support network and a solid foundation in all the basics of starting and running your own business.
All courses in this program are offered each semester
Introduction to Small Business and the Entrepreneurial Mindset
Explore the opportunities, benefits and life skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. Gain insight into the knowledge, tools, psychology and culture of small business owners.
|Subject code: XSBT 10060||7 Hours. Fee: $169|
|CRN 50207||1 class||May 11||9 a.m.-5 p.m.||Sat.|
Developing a Successful Marketing Plan
Acquire practical marketing research strategies to help you understand the marketplace and connect you with your target market to achieve business success. Learn how to use competitive intelligence to understand your competition and position your business.
|Subject code: XSBT 10076||14 Hours. Fee: $319|
|CRN 30897||4 classes||Mar. 12-21||6-9:30 p.m.||Tue., Thu.|
|CRN 50208||2 classes||May 24-25||9 a.m.-5 p.m.||Fri., Sat.|
Choosing Your Team and Managing Risk
Develop your management team by defining your business needs and locating the best people to support them. Assess risks encountered by small businesses and learn how to avert them, including legal considerations, government regulations, insurance needs, and other common business pitfalls.
|Subject code: XSBT 10062||7 Hours. Fee: $169|
|CRN 30245||2 classes||Apr. 16-18||6-9:30 p.m.||Tue., Thu.|
|CRN 50389||1 class||Jun. 1||9 a.m.-5 p.m.||Sat.|
Managing Small Business Operations, Growth and Human Resources
Define the day-to-day operations of your business as you learn about inventory management, operational strategies and growth tactics, all based upon four key types of business: service, retail, wholesale and manufacturing. Examine human resource management techniques including attraction, selection, training, retention, compensation and legislative rules in a tough labour market.
|Subject code: XSBT 10063||7 Hours. Fee: $169|
|CRN 50526||2 classes||May 14-16||6-9:30 p.m.||Tue., Thu.|
|CRN 50209||1 class||Jun.8||9 a.m.-5 p.m.||Sat.|
Financial Planning and Management for a Small Business
Discover the importance of good financial record management and examine different financial management tools and techniques. Research the costs of operating your business and consider various aspects of cash management including cash flow, capital costs, income projections and financing based on cash needs.
|Subject code: XSBT 10077||14 Hours. Fee: $319|
|CRN 50528||4 classes||Jun.4-13||6-9 :30 p.m.||Tue., Thu.|
|CRN 50211||2 classes||Jun.14-15||9 a.m.-5 p.m.||Fri., Sat.|
Completing Your Business Plan
Gain insight into the hard-won lessons and success strategies of a guest speaker entrepreneur who will share their business experiences, pitfalls and adventures. Have the opportunity to practise pitching your own business plan and gain valuable feedback from your instructor and fellow students.
|Subject code: XSBT 10065||7 Hours. Fee: $169|
|CRN 30248||1 class||Mar. 16||9 a.m.-5 p.m.||Sat.|
|CRN 50210||1 class||Jun. 22||9 a.m.-5 p.m.||Sat.|
|CRN 50527||2 classes||Jun. 25-27||6-9:30 p.m.||Tue., Thu.|
Business Plan Assessment
Incorporate the business skills you have acquired through the six courses into a business plan to be assessed and critiqued by a qualified instructor. Your instructor is available to advise and assist you and can provide direction for successful completion of a business plan suitable for presentation. Move forward with confidence and a greatly increased chance of success.
For more information please review our Frequently Asked Questions.
Please note: This is an optional course for students wishing to receive feedback on their completed business plan and is not a requirement of the certificate of completion.
|Subject code: XSBT 10078||20 Hours. Fee: $249|
|CRN 50212||Independent Study||May 1-Jun. 21|
Are you working on a new venture?
Would you like to tap into the energy of students and experienced entrepreneurs?
Would you like to learn how to apply leading-edge venture development concepts to your venture?
Then this opportunity is for you!
Mount Royal University’s innovative and highly experiential Entrepreneurship program is opening its Venture Launch course to start-up entrepreneurs from the community.
Dates: January 8-April 25, 2013
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-3:20 p.m.
Location: Room EB 3112, Lincoln Park Campus
What is in it for you?
Your instructor Evan Hu, a serial entrepreneur and investor, provides real-world insight into the process of venture development. Throughout the course as you build and refine your venture, you will be engaged with successful entrepreneurs and given the opportunity to build and strengthen your personal networks.
Space in the course is limited so do not delay!
Course Registration Number: CRN 31084 (Subject Code XSBT 10079-001)
403.440.3833 or toll-free 1.877.287.8001
Please quote the CRN (Course Registration Number)
Please note: This is not a small business management introductory course. Small business knowledge is required.
Course materials required: Business Model Generation, Alexander Osterwaider and The Lean Startup, Eric Ries. Available at the BookStore.
This Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension course is offered in conjunction with the Bissett School of Business credit course (ENTR-4332-001 18115 Modeling and Start-up).
“The most realistic, applicable and eye-opening course I’ve ever taken – a must for anyone wanting to open a business.”
- Dina Jaher
“This course was invaluable. I learned so much in such a short space of time. I’m now knee-deep in research preparing by business plan and I’m fully confident that my business will be a success.”
“Amazing course. It has definitely set me on the right track to owning my own business.”
- David Eyre
"This is by far the best entrepreneurship course I have taken. During the course I went from ignorant…to entrepreneur!"
- Joelle Kirby, Dental Hygienist
"I felt that I was at a standstill with my company, and this course helped me to gain the confidence, knowledge and basic skills that were needed."
- Kora-Lynne Monsell, President, BushBabi Inc.