Begins March 13 thru April 24, seven Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, 12 classroom hours + 1 hour homework
Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners aged 17 to 77, no DUNY student requirement.
$782 DUNY graduate students receive MB 706 or OL 625 Capstone partial credit. DUNY undergraduate students receive 1-credit toward their Business degrees. Scholarships Available.
Incorporates in-class lectures within a narrated lecture
Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Journey
Transform your business aspirations into reality in just six weeks! This Entrepreneurial Accelerator course offers you the tools and knowledge to propel your venture forward. Apply today and kickstart your journey towards entrepreneurial success.
Course Finale: Shark Tank Style Show Down!
As a course participant, you’ll gain access to the grand finale, where you can showcase your small business idea in a high-stakes competition for a chance to secure $15,000 in seed funding (3 winners take home $5K a piece!).
What You’ll Learn
Create a Solid Business Plan
You’ll develop a comprehensive business plan that outlines your goals, strategies, and financial projections, providing a roadmap for your venture’s success.
Navigate Credit Management Like a Pro
Learn to effectively manage credit, from securing loans to optimizing credit utilization, ensuring your business has the financial foundation it needs to thrive.
Dominate in Marketing and Branding
Acquire the knowledge and skills to excel in marketing your business, creating a strong brand identity, and attracting and retaining customers through strategic branding efforts.
Perfect Your Business Proposal Pitch
Refine your ability to deliver a compelling and persuasive business proposal pitch, increasing your chances of securing investment and forming valuable partnerships for your venture’s growth and expansion.
This course provides information, tools, resources, and connections to accelerate participants’ efforts in establishing their own small businesses. The course features four critical components for aspiring entrepreneurs: creating a business plan, understanding and securing credit, marketing and branding, and pitching a business proposal. The course culminates in a “Pitch Competition” for business seed money awarded to multiple winners ($15,000!) donated by local businesses and/or foundations. Credit for this course can be counted toward the MB 706 or OL 625 Capstone requirement for graduate students and toward undergraduate degrees in Business for currently enrolled student.