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Rural entrepreneurship in Scotland

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Rural entrepreneurship in Scotland, is an introduction to rural enterprise in Scotland. It is principally designed for those developing their own enterprises and also as a resource for people supporting enterprises in rural areas. It has been developed specifically for a Scottish context, linking to Scottish support websites, but it would also be suitable as a resource for enterprising people in any context. It is a series of resources that you can draw on and use as when you need them something to support you on your journey to running your own business.

As part of a review of content, this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on 8 March 2019.  It will be replaced by the new course Entrepreneurship - from ideas to reality coming soon!

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the importance of how living rurally influences your business or social enterprise objectives
  • explore the feasibility of a business idea
  • plan a strategy for the development of your company
  • state the likely resources and capabilities required for your new business and understand where the gaps are likely to occur.

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