background preloader

Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship

Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship
About the Course #1 Entrepreneurship Course on Coursera* #3 Overall Business Course on Coursera* *CourseTalk's "Top Rated" MOOCs (October, 2014) This course assists aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. With strong economies presenting rich opportunities for new venture creation, and challenging economic times presenting the necessity for many to make their own job, the need to develop the skills to develop and act on innovative business opportunities is ever present. Using proven content, methods, and models for new venture opportunity assessment and analysis, students will learn how to enhance their entrepreneurial mindset and develop their functional skill sets to see and act entrepreneurially. With this course, students experience a sampling of the ideas and techniques explored in the University of Maryland's Online Master of Technology Entrepreneurship. Course Syllabus Week One: Entrepreneurial Perspective What is entrepreneurship? Recommended Background

Related:  Online CoursesalexisblackmountainEntrepreneurship

Online CEU Options on Select Courses What is the CEU Option? The CEU option includes a confirmation of course completion, which contains information specific to your individual progress within the online course, as well as any CEUs earned in the course. What are CEUs? CEUs stand for "Continuing Education Units". CEUs are the industry measurement of non-credit education. One (1) CEU equals 10 contact hours. Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee Did you know?Need a Job? Useful TipsYouth Employment Services in Windsor EssexResourcesArticles of Interest Did you know? How To Build A Startup When does the course begin? This class is self paced. You can begin whenever you like and then follow your own pace. It’s a good idea to set goals for yourself to make sure you stick with the course. How long will the course be available? This class will always be available!

Starting a Business: Advice from the Trenches If you’re like thousands of other designers, programmers and other creative professionals out there, at one point in time you’ve considered starting your own business. Unlike most, you’ve gone against common sense and decided to open shop for yourself. And not just freelance full-time, mind you, but file for the company name, get some stationery, and wade through the legal mumbo-jumbo. Maybe even get a real office with a water cooler. This article offers real-world advice from the trenches of a small start-up, and is applicable to designers, web developers, copywriters, usability experts and all manner of service providers.

Philosophy Courses Philosophers consider the big picture and the minutiae of the human experience – where do we come from? What is the purpose of life? What kinds of fallacies and arguments can be made about scenarios within various aspects of society – church, government, medical care, and legal processes? Philosophy majors grapple with these issues on a daily basis, applying various philosophical schools of thought to these situations to explore issues from multiple angles. And as philosophy majors, students will be expected to collaborate across disciplines with some regularity.

Getting Started with Evernote Web Evernote is the modern workspace that enables you to be your most productive. Whether you’re a freelance designer collecting sources of inspiration or are a part of a team of professionals who want to work together more efficiently, Evernote helps you achieve your goals. Use Evernote to: Take notes Write it down—from short lists to lengthy research notes Collect everything Save content from multiple sources all in one place—web articles, handwritten notes, and photos Find what you need Search all your saved notes—quickly access the info you need for your work Share your work Share what you're working on—collaborate better with others To move notes into different notebook:

How to run a brainstorm for introverts (and extroverts too) Cocktail party trivia: Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad agency BBDO. That all changed in 1942, when Alex Osborn — the “O” in BBDO — released a book called How to Think Up and excited the imaginations of his fellow Mad Men. Since 1942, the idea-generation technique that began life in a New York creative firm has grown into the happy kudzu of Silicon Valley startups.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Putting Together a Business Plan by Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation | Featured Contributor It’s easy to get scattered whenever you start writing up a business plan outline. Maybe this is your first crack at it and you aren’t sure which way to begin so you start writing about your business and everything you have to offer. If you’re doing just that so far, then that’s good! Death Professor Shelly Kagan, Clark Professor of Philosophy Description There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact?

Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Scientist Turns To Crowd-Funding To Continue Research The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of IFLScience. When I started my Ph.D. in 1973 as a recent zoology graduate, I never imagined that forty years later I’d still be working on the same project. On one level, I can imagine you thinking: "He should get out more." But let me explain.