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Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities: Track 1

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What does it make to be an entrepreneur? Is it hardcoded into certain individuals? Or is it just a matter of changing the way we view opportunities? In this series of audios Emeritus Professor, Colin Gray, of Enterprise Development at The Open University is joined by entrepreneur and Open University graduate, Julian Brouwer, to discuss the practical issues that ----- when you try to bring a technological innovation to market.

This material forms part of the course B322 Investigating entrepreneurial opportunities

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 55 mins
  • Updated Sunday 24th October 2010
  • Posted under Money & Business
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Track 1: Why study entrepreneurship?

Julian starts with ten ideas a week, he writes them down and runs them through a process he calls an ‘entrepreneurial strategic view’ the results will determine his level of investment.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Why study entrepreneurship?    Julian starts with ten ideas a week, he writes them down and runs them through a process he calls an ‘entrepreneurial strategic view’ the results will determine his level of investment. Play now Why study entrepreneurship?
2 Developing a new idea    Julian discuses developing his electronic notice board idea works. Play now Developing a new idea
3 Julian's idea - managing risks    Julian talks about protecting an idea from theft. Play now Julian's idea - managing risks
4 SWOT analysis    One of the most widely used tools in business decision making is the SWOT analysis; strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a proposal. Play now SWOT analysis
5 STEEP analysis    The STEEP analysis is a way to systematically scan your external business environment to help make sense of our fast moving, complex world. Play now STEEP analysis
6 Competitor and market research    What techniques can you use to research your market and competitors to plan effective strategies? Play now Competitor and market research

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