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Free Business Courses

Yes, the business courses are really free! My Own Business, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to helping people start and succeed in business. The free courses are presented by successful business owners who point out the common, avoidable mistakes.

Writing a Business Plan

Over 35 million students have made use of our free business courses. Our business plan session provides sample business plans you can download to get you started. The how to start a business and business expansion courses are easy to understand, and designed for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start a business.

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Spanish Version - The Start a Business course is now available in Spanish. You can learn how to write a business plan, how to start a business, and how to avoid the most common mistakes and pitfalls made by new business owners starting a business. Having a solid businesses plan in place gives you a better chance of succeeding in your new business.
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Start a Business

The popular original course is designed for the entrepreneur who wants to start a business. Our 15 sessions cover the most important topics that are clearly explained with emphasis on learning how to write a business plan.

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Business Expansion

This new course is for established business owners to help take your business to the next level. Strengthen your operations, seize opportunities and plan for the future.

BUSINESS COURSE 1 BUSINESS COURSE 2

 

Start a Business
Session Topics

PART ONE: EVALUATING THE BUSINESS

  1. Deciding on a business
  2. The business plan (updated)
  3. Home based businesses
PART TWO: BEFORE YOU START
  1. Financing the business
  2. Business organization
  3. Licenses and permits
  4. Business insurance
  5. Communication tools
  6. Buying a business or franchise
PART THREE: OPERATING PITFALLS
  1. Location and leasing
  2. Accounting and cash flow
  3. E-Commerce
  4. Opening and marketing
  5. Managing employees
  6. Expanding and handling problems
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Session Topics

PART ONE: MAKING READY FOR GROWTH

  1. Getting financial controls in place
  2. Getting your team in place
  3. Customer feedback
  4. Achieving lowest expenses
  5. Develop negotiating skills
PART TWO: GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES TO CONSIDER
  1. Alternatives for capital allocation
  2. Advanced E-Commerce
  3. Growth by duplication
  4. Vertical integration
  5. Franchising your business
  6. Global expansion
  7. Buying businesses
  8. Public ownership
PART THREE: EXIT STRATEGIES
  1. Selling your business
  2. Considerations for family succession