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Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality

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Are you looking to set up your own business? Are you wondering how to turn your ideas into reality?

Discover more about setting up and running your own business in this free course, Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality.

Using case studies, this course will take you through the decisions you will need to make when building a business: from generating initial ideas through to deciding what you will do and how you will establish your business and grow it. It will guide you through business models, funding options, business types and the influence of location and importantly assessment of your own skills, values and attitudes to risk. The course is focused on practical advice from real entrepreneurs, and will signpost you to where you can find additional support and how you can further develop your own capabilities.

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