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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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Five colleges of study.  One clear focus: Your career success. Earn the respect of employers with a degree you can earn on campus, online or both.

Programs : Bachelor's - Business Administration - Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Bachelor's - Management, Bachelor's - Technical Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

Nashville: 3343 Perimeter Hill Dr. Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37211

Oxnard: 300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 100, Oxnard, CA 93036

Independence: 4141 Rockside Road, Suite 110 Independence, OH 44131

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Milwaukee: 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. Ste 300 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Downers Grove: Highland Landmark V 3005 Highland Pkwy. Ste. 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Elgin: Randall Point 2250 Point Blvd. Suite 250 Elgin, IL 60123

New York: 180 Madison Ave. Suite 900 New York, NY 10016

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Ste. 175 Jacksonville, FL 32256

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Ste. 100 Stockbridge, GA 30281

Duluth: 3505 Koger Blvd. Suite 170 Duluth, GA 30096

Houston: 2000 West Loop South Suite 150 Houston, TX 77027

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Ste 200 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Minneapolis: 7700 France Ave. S. Ste. 575 Minneapolis, MN 55435

Cincinnati: 8800 Governor's Hill Drive Cincinnati, OH 45249

Addison: 1221 N. Swift Rd. Addison, IL 60101

Oklahoma City: 4013 Northwest Expressway Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Tampa: 3030 North Rocky Point Drive West Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33607

Portland: 9755 SW Barnes Road Peterkort Center II Portland, OR 97225

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Ave. Ste. 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

Morrisville: 1600 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

Arlington: 2450 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Phoenix: 2149 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Fort Washington: 1140 Virginia Dr. Fort Washington, PA 19034

North Brunswick: 630 U.S. Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Long Beach: 3880 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

Auburn: 3600 S 344th Way 0 Auburn, WA 98001

Chesapeake: 1317 Executive Blvd. Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sherman Oaks: 15301 Ventura Blvd B-100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Colorado Springs: 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Glendale: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. Ste. 104 Glendale, AZ 85305

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Tinley Park: 18624 West Creek Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

Anaheim: 1900 S. State College Blvd. Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806

Mesa: 1201 South Alma School Road Suite 5450 Mesa, AZ 85210

Louisville: 10172 Linn Station Rd. Suite 300 Louisville, KY 40223

Kansas City: 11224 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131

San Jose: 2160 Lundy Ave. Suite 250 San Jose, CA 95131

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Rego Park: 99-21 Queens Blvd. Rego Park, NY 11374

San Antonio: 1919 NW Loop 410 Suite 150 San Antonio, TX 78213

Lynnwood: Lynnwood Center Redstone Corporate Center I 19020 Lynnwood, WA 98036

Naperville: 2056 Westings Ave. Suite 40 Naperville, IL 60563

Gurnee: 1075 Tri-State Pkwy. Ste. 800 Gurnee, IL 60031

Paramus: 35 Plaza Professional Center 81 Rte. 4 W. Ste. 102 Paramus, NJ 07652

Southfield: 26999 Central Park Blvd. Suite 125 Southfield, MI 48076

San Diego: 2655 Camino Del Rio North Suite 201 San Diego, CA 92108

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

Alhambra: 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803

Sandy: 9350 South 150 East Suite 420 Sandy, UT 84070

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Englewood: 6312 S Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 150E Englewood, CO 80111

Fort Lauderdale: 600 Corporate Dr. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Manassas: 10432 Balls Ford Road Suite 150 Manassas, VA 20109

Charlotte: 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 109 Charlotte, NC 28273

Fort Worth: 301 Commerce Street Suite 2000 Fort Worth, TX 76102

Dayton: 3610 Pentagon Blvd. Ste. 100 Dayton, OH 45431

Merrillville: Twin Towers 1000 East 80th Place Ste. 222 Mall Merrillville, IN 46410

Cherry Hill: Cherry Hill Center 921 Haddonfield Road Suite D Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Palmdale: One 39115 Trade Center Dr. Ste. 100 Palmdale, CA 93551

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

King of Prussia: 150 Allendale Road Suite 3250 King of Prussia, PA 19406

Fresno: 7575 North Fresno St. Suite 575 Fresno, CA 93720

Atlanta: 100 Galleria Parkway SE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30339

Henderson: 2490 Paseo Verde Parkway Suite 150 Henderson, NV 89074

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

Saint Louis: 1801 Park 270 Drive Suite 260 Saint Louis, MO 63146

Decatur: One West Court Square Ste 100 Decatur, GA 30030

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009

Denver: 1870 W. 122nd Ave. Denver, CO 80234

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Programs : Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Master of Science (Online), Business Intelligence, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , AL

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

Ready to earn your business degree?

Programs : B.S. in Entrepreneurial Studies, M.B.A. and M.S. in Leadership (Dual Degree), M.B.A.: Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

: 3300 W Camelback Road , IL

Little Rock: 3300 W Camelback Road Little Rock, AR 72201

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7. At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs : Bachelor's (BBA) - Entrepreneurship, MBA - Marketing, Bachelor's (BBA) - Marketing, and more..

Campus Locations :

Schaumburg: 231 N. Martingale Road 6th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : AAS in Business Administration, AS in Business Administration: Marketing & Sales, AS in Business Administration: Executive Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Little Rock: 19 Remington Road Little Rock, AR 72204

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Programs : Associate of Science - Business, Diploma - Business, Associate of Applied Science - Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Tacoma: 2156 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

Dallas: 6060 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75206

Arlington: 2801 E. Division Street Suite 250 Arlington, TX 76011

Aurora: 14280 E. Jewell Ave. Ste 100 Aurora, CO 80012

Portland: 425 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97204

Colorado Springs: 1815 Jet Wing Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Newport News: 803 Diligence Dr. Newport News, VA 23606

Henderson: 170 N. Stephanie Street 1st Floor Henderson, NV 89074

Chesapeake: 825 Greenbier Circle #100 Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Springfield: 1010 West Sunshine Springfield, MO 65807

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 :

: , CA

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

Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

Programs : Business (Associate's), Business Management (Diploma), Business Administration (Associate's), and more..

Campus Locations :

Pittsburgh: 100 Forbes Ave Suite 1200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

South Plainfield: 5000 Hadley Rd Suite 100 South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Austin: 9100 US Hwy 290 East Building 1, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78724

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