Business Startup Secrets
Course Outline

Course Fee: $60
Continuing Education Hours: 10 CEH
Subject Area: Business and Management
Course Approved by: The American Culinary Federation
Author: Kevin R. McGee
Instructor: Amber Johnson

The fee for this course includes access to all online course materials and an official certificate of completion from Once your course is completed, your course completion will be authenticated, and a course completion certificate will be generated. This course completion certificate will be uploaded to your account, and available through the course dashboard for this course.

Introduction/Course Description:

This course is for those people who are on the cusp of entrepreneurship. For the people intrigued by the thought of running their own business, but not quite sure how to go about it. Or who are unsure of their ability to be successful at it. If you are looking to enroll in this course or have started doing research, you are capable of doing it, and all you need is a little help and guidance. I want to help you, and I want this course to be a resource for you. One thing that I have learned about entrepreneurship and running businesses is that it is always, and I stress the word always, easier if you can learn from the mistakes of others. Learning from the successes of others is great, but learning from mistakes is even better.

Course Objectives/Program Outline

Module One : What Does it Take to Become an Entrepreneur?
  • Understand that entrepreneurship is not just a whimsical notion, and it takes a lot of hard work and determination to survive.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses, honestly assessing and critiquing yourself before starting a business.
  • List and understand the five questions every entrepreneur must be able to answer.

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

Module Two : The Real Deal on Entrepreneurship
  • Explore the concept of entrepreneurship being more than just having a great idea and starting up...there is a science behind it.
  • Educate yourself on both successes and failure of business and entrepreneurship to improve your chances of success.
  • State what type of entrepreneur you want to be before you start your business.
  • Clarify the purpose in your quest for becoming a successful entrepreneur.
  • Discuss the common threads of entrepreneurship; to help create the freedom to do the things you desire, the freedom to express your creativity or the freedom to help others.

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

Module Three : Strong Mind, Body and Spirit = Strong Business
  • Describe the three primary components of entrepreneurship; mind, body and spirit.
  • Illustrate the idea of taking time to grow yourself is just as important as taking time to grow your business.
  • Describe the importance of both personal and financial health and wellness.

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

Module Four : Balancing Family, Friends and Entrepreneurship

  • Describe the importance of keeping your relationships with those you love intact while pursuing your dream.
  • Understand the demands of starting your own business and determine the right time to start your business.
  • Explore the concept of family legacy in entrepreneurship, both from a positive and negative perspective.

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

Module Five : The Pros and Cons of Business Partnerships
  • Understand that you should only enter business partnerships if have thoroughly discussed and considered all the potential issues.
  • Learn to clearly and concisely document how your partnership will function.
  • Understand that, for a partnership to be successful, each partner must bring something of value to the table.
  • Illustrate the simple fact that business failure is the market’s way of telling you to simply try your business or idea again but a different way.
  • Clarify that people aren’t failures, ever! People sometimes fail at accomplishing the things that they went out to do, but there is a big difference between the two.

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

Module Six : Taking the First Steps
  • Identify the common habits and ways of thinking required to be successful in entrepreneurship.
  • Accept the fact that you should be willing to do things that others won’t, so that in the future you can live a life that others can’t.
  • Understand that you must continue to develop yourself and your business acumen once your business has been started.
  • Define the biggest killer of entrepreneurial dreams and aspirations; procrastination.
  • Explore the first steps for making your entrepreneurial dream a reality.

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

Final Exam

Multiple choice questions taken from each module

Final Learning Statement

Learning statements should be in a narrative format – as opposed to an outline format. Depending on individual writing styles Learning statements should be 1-2 pages. The learning statement can vary according to individual style. Your learning statement should answer the broad question of "what did you learn?". To help get you thinking, here are some suggested questions:

  • What are the major concepts of the course that you have learned?
  • What new professional language have you acquired relating to the topic of entrepreneurship?
  • What new resources did you find in the study of the content?
  • As a professional interested in starting your own business, what new concepts will you now integrate into your work?
  • Are there any ideas that presented themselves as enlightening and useful?

Requirements for Course Certificate of Completion

The following are the general course requirements for issuing a certificate of completion for this course:

  • Student must receive 80% or better on each module quiz as well as the final exam
  • Student must complete a Final Learning Statement at the end of this course