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With Entrepreneurial and Small Business Training, You Could Start the Next Google

Every successful entrepreneur starts with a bright idea. Two college students invented Google. Mrs. Fields baked her first cookies at home. If you've always wanted to be your own boss, business training can help you become a successful entrepreneur.

Classes and courses in running a business could eventually lead to a certificate or diploma, or even a bachelor's or master's degree--but most importantly, they can help you avoid common business pitfalls. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), "Most new businesses fail because their owners do not look far enough beyond their dreams." Look beyond your dream: take advantage of courses and degrees available at a vocational school, community college, or university near you. You don't necessarily need a master's degree to be a successful entrepreneur, but the classes leading to that degree may be invaluable.

Entrepreneurs Have More Degrees than Non-entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial businesses are growing at an astonishing rate.

  • In 1998, there were about 2 million entrepreneurs and small-business owners. In 2006, there were more than 20 million--a 900 percent increase in eight years.
  • Between 1997 and 2004, microbusinesses (businesses with few or no employees other than the owner) increased by 27 percent, to 19.5 million, while the number of larger businesses with employees grew by only 7.3 percent.

And statistically, entrepreneurs have higher-than-average education.

  • In 1998, about 87 percent of all workers, but 96 percent of all entrepreneurs, finished high school.
  • In the same year, about 27 percent of all workers, but almost 40 percent of entrepreneurs, had earned a bachelor's degree or higher.

Clearly, entrepreneurs with business training should have a better chance of growing their company. The training may turn into a certificate, diploma, or degree, but it can definitely eliminate obstacles from the road to entrepreneurial success.

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At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : BS in Business/Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, B.S. in Business/Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, BS in Business/Public Sector, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, MO

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

Saint Louis: 211 North Broadway Suite 901 Saint Louis, MO 63102

San Diego: 3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123

Oklahoma City: 6501 Broadway Ext Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Savannah: 8001 Chatham Center Drive Suite 200 Savannah, GA 31405

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Lone Tree: 10004 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124

Temple Terrace: 12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard Suite 200 Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Albuquerque: 7471 Pan American West Freeway NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

West Des Moines: 6600 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Miami: 13400 SW 120th Street Miami, FL 33186

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Milwaukee: 10850 West Park Place Ste 150 Milwaukee, WI 53224

Baton Rouge: 2431 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Pleasant Grove: 2174 West Grove Parkway Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

San Antonio: 8200 West Interstate 10 Suite 910 San Antonio, TX 78230

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Salt Lake City: 5373 S Green Street Suite 300 Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Killeen: 902 West Central Texas Expressway Suite 300 Killeen, TX 76541

Flowood: 120 Stone Creek Blvd. Suite 200 Flowood, MS 39232

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Meridian: 3080 East Gentry Way Suite 150 Meridian, ID 83642

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Louisville: 10400 Linn Station Road Suite 120 Louisville, KY 40223

Springfield: 1343 East Kingsley Street Suite B,C Springfield, MO 65804

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Colorado Springs: 5725 Mark Dabling Boulevard Suite 150 Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Santa Teresa: 1270 Country Club Road Santa Teresa, NM 88008

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Fresno: 45 East River Park Place West Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93720

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Tulsa: 10810 East 45th Street Suite 102 Tulsa, OK 74146

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Fort Lauderdale: 550 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Bossier City: 350 Plaza Loop Drive Bldg E Bossier City, LA 71111

Washington: 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 150 Washington, DC 20001

Jersey City: 100 Town Square Place Suite 305 Jersey City, NJ 07310

San Jose: 3590 N. First St San Jose, CA 95134

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

St Louis Park: 435 Ford Road Suite 1000 St Louis Park, MN 55426

St. Louis: Riverport Executive Center II 13801 Riverport Drive, Suite 100 St. Louis, MO 63043

Columbia: 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29223

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

Kansas City: 901 East 104th Street Suite 200 Kansas City, MO 64131

Austin: 10801-2 N Mo Pac Expressway Suite 300 Austin, TX 78759

Overland Park: Pine Ridge Business Park 8345 Lenexa Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

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Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

Wayne: 170 South Warner Road Suite 200 Wayne, PA 19087

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

Tigard: 13221 SW 68th Parkway Suite 500 Tigard, OR 97223

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

Orlando: 8325 South Park Circle Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819

Rogers: 1800 S 52nd Street Rogers, AR 72758

Richmond: 6600 West Broad Street Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23230

Charlotte: 3800 Arco Corporate Drive Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28273

Salem: 670 Hawthorne Ave. S.E. Salem, OR 97301

Little Rock: 10800 Financial Centre Parkway Suite 155 Little Rock, AR 72211

Raleigh: 5511 Capital Center Drive Suite 390 Raleigh, NC 27606

Virginia Beach: 150 Central Park Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

Greenwood: 3209 West Smith Valley Road Suite 214 & 215 Greenwood, IN 46142

Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.

Programs : Business Administration with Emphasis in Entrepreneurship B.S., Small Business Management A.A.S., Management A.A.S., and more..

Campus Locations :

Rochester: 3906 East Frontage Highway 52 Road NW Rochester, MN 55901

Rapid City: 5301 South Highway 16 Rapid City, SD 57701

Sioux Falls: 5801 South Corporate Place Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Littleton: 8242 S. University Blvd. Ste. 100 Littleton, CO 80122

Colorado Springs: 1350 Space Center Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Programs : D.B.A. - Entrepreneurship, D.B.A. - Technology Entrepreneurship, M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Small Busines, and more..

Campus Locations :

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Advance your career with an online degree from California InterContinental University.

Programs : Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Doctorate in Global Business and Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

Diamond Bar: 1470 Valley Vista Drive #150 Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : AASBA -Entrepreneurship, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, MS in Management - Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

West Palm Beach: 2410 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Want to study at a UK university without leaving your house? The University of Liverpool offers online Masters and Doctoral programmes.

Programs : Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Master of Business Administration (Leadership), Master of Business Administration (Marketing), and more..

Campus Locations :

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Technology changes everything® You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you

Programs : BA/Entrepreneurship, BA/Sports and Recreation Management - Entrepreneurship, MBA - Entrepreneurship, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , CA

Take a new step in your education with Brandman University.

Programs : MBA in Entrepreneurship, BBA in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), MA in Organizational Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

Palmdale: 40015 Sierra Highway Suite B-160 Palmdale, CA 93550

Fairfield: 4820 Business Center Drive Suite 100 Fairfield, CA 94534

Monterey: 99 Pacific Street Suite 375-B Monterey, CA 93940

Irvine: 16355 Laguna Canyon Road Irvine, CA 92618

Roseville: 3001 Lava Ridge Court Suite 250 Roseville, CA 95661

Riverside: 3550 Vine Street Suite 200 Riverside, CA 92507

Salida: 5222 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

San Diego: 7460 Mission Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92108

Olympia: 1445 Galaxy Drive NE Suite 201 Olympia, WA 98516

Visalia: 649 South County Center Drive Visalia, CA 93277

Santa Maria: 1300 E. Cypress Street Building A1 Santa Maria, CA 93454

Ontario: 3990 Concours Suite 100 Ontario, CA 91764

Palm Desert: 42600 Cook St. Suite 134 Palm Desert, CA 92211

Kettleman City: 325 Mall Drive Kettleman City, CA 93239

Culver City: 9000 Overland Ave BLDG B-1, 2ND FLR Culver City, CA 90230

Walnut Creek: 2950 Buskirk Avenue Suite 200 Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Victorville: 13911 Park Ave Suite 100 Victorville, CA 92392

Temecula: 27447 Enterprise Circle West Temecula, CA 92590

Yucaipa: 11711 Sand Canyon Rd Yucaipa, CA 92399

Yuba City: 3301 East Onstott Road Yuba City, CA 95991

Valencia: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Room UCEN 204C Valencia, CA 91355

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs : Business Administration/Marketing and Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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