Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

Welcome to the Boots to Business Follow on course offerings.

The following courses provide an interconnected system of learning that allows flexibility and encompasses many paths to education. These online courses give participants the tools to determine the right path for themselves through assessment and comfort level. If you are not yet ready to start your business and want to build your entrepreneurial skills, see the Business Fundamentals courses below.

 

Market Research and Defining Market Fit

Instructor-led course that is designed for individuals who are ready to launch their business immediately. Completing this course should take about 72 hours over an 8 week period of time (three weeks of online coursework followed by a two week break and then the final three weeks of online coursework). There is no set time to be online. The course has assignment due dates over the duration of the 8 week time period that you are scheduled to be in the online course. 

  • Primary Market Research: this course teaches students how to use the tools for the creation of the value proposition and market validation.
  • Defining and Redefining Product Market Fit: further discussion of how to apply the tools for the value proposition and market validation.

 

Business Fundamentals

Thirteen on-demand courses that are designed for individuals to explore and build their entrepreneurial skills to ensure their success beyond the startup phase. Completing each course should take about 1 to 2 hours. You have 6 months from the date that you enroll to complete the course(s).

  • Economics of the Business
  • Understanding and Managing Risk
  • Financing and Acquiring Resources for the Startup
  • Competition and Key Partners
  • Law for Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Sales Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • People Management for Entrepreneurs
  • After Startup: Growing the Business
  • Logistical Considerations for Starting Your Company
  • Small Business Administration Resources
  • Business Model Capstone (Prerequisite: This course should be the last taken in the series of Business Fundamentals courses)

 

Specialty Tracks

Two on-demand courses to prepare individuals to connect with the U.S. Small Business Administration resources about the following topics.  

  • Social Enterprises
  • Hospitality 

Completing each course should take about 1 hour. You have 6 months from the date that you enroll to complete the course(s).

 

 

To view the description, and additional information about a course, click "Boots2Business" under "Courses" below.

 

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  11. The course(s) will be available on your portal the day the course begins.

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B2BBF010 After Startup: Growing the Business

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B2BBF013 Business Model Capstone

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B2BBF004 Competition and Key Partners

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B2BBF001 Economics of the Business

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B2BBF006 Entrepreneurial Marketing

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B2BBF003 Financing and Acquiring Resources for the Startup

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B2BST004 Hospitality

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B2BBF005 Law for Entrepreneurs

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B2BBF011 Logistical Considerations for Starting Your Company

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B2BMR0102 Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Defining Market Fit

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B2BBF009 People Management for Entrepreneurs

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B2BBF007 Sales Management for of Entrepreneurs

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B2BBF012 Small Business Administration Resources

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B2BST003 Social Enterprises

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B2BBF002 Understanding and Managing Risk

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B2BBF008 Understanding Financial Statements

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