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Spécialisation
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Sous-titres : Anglais
Spécialisation
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Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Dates limites flexibles

Dates limites flexibles

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Heures pour terminer

Approx. 16 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
Langues disponibles

Anglais

Sous-titres : Anglais

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Semaine
1
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17 minutes pour terminer

Capstone Welcome & Overview

The goal of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to apply all of the lessons you have completed by putting them to work and launching your own business in some form or fashion. This assignment is the sole assignment of this capstone course, and thus the last requirement for your certificate for this specialization. The primary goal though is for you to no longer be in the wishing stage, the thinking stage, or the taking classes stage, but to be in the 'have started something stage'. As stated above you will create a business. Specifically: • you will create and document a legal entity; • you will create a digital presence for that legal entity; • you will establish key operational plans (strategy statement, accounting ledgers, production and delivery schedules, and marketing plan); and • you will produce one of three tangible outcomes (sales, traffic to an e-commerce site, or feedback to business pitch). A successful assignment will illustrate your competence in the business startup fundamentals, but most importantly it will illustrate to yourself, beyond a shadow of a doubt that YOU CAN DO THIS! ...
Reading
1 vidéo (Total 7 min)
Video1 vidéo
Semaine
2
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

Creating Your Legal Entity

In this module you will be taking the first step toward the launch of your new business by creating a legal entity for your company. (Note: Much of the entity creation process can be handled by the individual, but we do recommend that you speak with an attorney to assist in this process.) ...
Reading
2 vidéos (Total 14 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video2 vidéos
Review: LLCs vs. C-Corps10 min
Reading1 lecture
Legal Entity Comparison Chart - LegalZoom10 min
Semaine
3
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

Setting Up Your Bank Account

Now that we've established a business entity you are going to need to have a place to store all of the future revenue you make. In this module you will be tasked with setting up a bank account (or alternative) for the purpose of handling financial transactions related to your business entity. As a reminder it is critically important to try as hard as possible to keep your business and personal finances separate as to avoid any commingling of funds, and to protect personal assets from liability in case of litigation. ...
Reading
2 lectures, 1 quiz
Reading2 lectures
"How to Choose the Right Bank for Your Small Business" - INC Magazine10 min
"How to Shop for a Bank." - Wall Street Journal10 min
Semaine
4
Heures pour terminer
6 heures pour terminer

Create Your Digital Presence

In today's technologically driven economy your company's digital presence is a critical component in your future success. In this module you will be tasked with building the basics of your digital presence including: website and social media accounts. ...
Reading
3 lectures, 2 quiz
Reading3 lectures
Website Building Tools10 min
Global Social Media Statistics10 min
"8 Tips to Running an Actually Successful Social Media Campaign" - Ed Zitron for INC Magazine10 min

Enseignants

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Ken Szymusiak

Managing Director, Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Broad College of Business
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Forrest S. Carter

Associate Professor, Faculty Director of Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Marketing

À propos de Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges....

À propos de la Spécialisation How to Start Your Own Business

This specialization is a guide to creating your own business. We will cover a progression of topics necessary for successful business creation including: mindset, ideation, planning, action and strategy. Rather than just describing what to do, the focus will be on guiding you through the process of actualy doing it. The Capstone course will bring all of the tools and lessons discussed together for you to launch your business. It may not be the business of your dreams, but it will be a functional business giving you the execution capability to start something you are passionate about....
How to Start Your Own Business

Foire Aux Questions

  • Une fois que vous êtes inscrit(e) pour un Certificat, vous pouvez accéder à toutes les vidéos de cours, et à tous les quiz et exercices de programmation (le cas échéant). Vous pouvez soumettre des devoirs à examiner par vos pairs et en examiner vous-même uniquement après le début de votre session. Si vous préférez explorer le cours sans l'acheter, vous ne serez peut-être pas en mesure d'accéder à certains devoirs.

  • Lorsque vous vous inscrivez au cours, vous bénéficiez d'un accès à tous les cours de la Spécialisation, et vous obtenez un Certificat lorsque vous avez réussi. Votre Certificat électronique est alors ajouté à votre page Accomplissements. À partir de cette page, vous pouvez imprimer votre Certificat ou l'ajouter à votre profil LinkedIn. Si vous souhaitez seulement lire et visualiser le contenu du cours, vous pouvez accéder gratuitement au cours en tant qu'auditeur libre.

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