Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship has a different meaning for many people. For some it relates to new start-ups, for others it relates to home-based businesses, and for others it is a business philosophy focusing on continually innovating
your business activity. Regardless of the type of business, enterprises have the same premise – to develop an idea into a successful business.
Who is it for
For anyone who wants to build a career as an entrepreneur and learn about entrepreneurship.
- Explain the benefit of entrepreneurship and innovation to an economy and how new businesses can impact communities
- Discuss the characteristics and motivation of entrepreneurs and how an entrepreneur builds and converts an idea into a successful business
- Explain the key factors for developing an innovative enterprise
- Create a business plan and pitch for a business idea
What is included?
The course is taught through the Teaching Zone using reading materials and exercises. You will also be assigned with a personal tutor who you can contact to ask questions and who will be there to guide you through each step.
You will also be given access to our Manager’s Tool Kit, along with the effective learning skills section, and the students discussion forum lounge, and so will have everything you will need to successfully study.
If you want to obtain the ABE ‘Certificate of Unit Completion’ then the ABE initial registration and assessment fees are in addition. Please note that if you do not complete the qualification within one year, you will need to renew your student membership with ABE at your own expense. Resist, appeals or other assessment charges are not included.
The Learning Outcomes show what you will be able to do or what you will know
Explain the benefit of entrepreneurship and innovation to an economy and how new businesses can impact communities
- Explain the terms entrepreneurship, enterprise, social enterprise, intrapreneurship, and innovation
- Explain the key characteristics of micro, small, and medium-sized businesses
- Discuss business models that an enterprise can use
- Discuss types and process of innovation
- Evaluate how organisations can create their own enterprising culture
Discuss the characteristics and motivation of entrepreneurs and how an entrepreneur builds and converts an idea into a successful business
- Explain the personal qualities required when starting a business
- Explain common mistakes that entrepreneurs make in their first year of business
- Evaluate the motives for starting an enterprise
- Explain strategies for growth and exit strategies in an enterprise
Explain the key factors for developing an innovative enterprise
- Assess market research intelligence to develop an enterprise
- Evaluate the sources of finance available to a new business
- Explain the physical resource requirements of an enterprise
- Assess the human resources requirements for an organisation
- Explain common legal and insurance requirements that an enterprise needs to address
Create a business plan and pitch for a business idea
- Explain the content expected and developed in the plan
- Develop a business plan for a new business idea
- Develop a pitch that delivers key information to stakeholders
How is it assessed?
This course can be studied on its own right without submitting any assignment (for which you receive an iQualify UK Certificate of Completion). If you want to you obtain an ABE ‘Certificate of Unit Achievement’, you can submit an assignment for one of the ABE assessment dates (March, June or December) and when you pass your assignment you will receive your Certificate of Unit Achievement. The assignment briefs are normally published two months before they have to be submitted, and the results are published two months after the assessment date, although you will receive a Certificate of Completion from iQualify UK during this time.
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