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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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

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

Costa Mesa: 3100 Bristol Street Suite 500 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

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

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

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Colorado Springs: 2 North Cascade Avenue Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Arlington: 3900 Arlington Highlands Boulevard Suite 237 Arlington, TX 76018

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

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

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

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

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

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

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

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

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

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

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

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

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

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

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

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

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

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

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

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

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

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

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

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

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

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Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

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

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

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

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

Rogers: 903 North 47th Street Suite 104 Rogers, AR 72756

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

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

We're with you, from start to finish.

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

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

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

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

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

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

Saint Louis: 11830 Westline Industrial Dr. Suite 550 Saint Louis, MO 63146

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

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

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

Kansas City: 10401 Holmes Road Suite 310 Kansas City, MO 64131

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

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

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

Miami: 8700 W. Flagler St. Suite 100 Miami, FL 33174

Daly City: 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. Suite 161 Daly City, CA 94014

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

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

Sandy: 9350 S. 150 E. Suite 420 Sandy, UT 84070

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Charlotte: Charleston Row 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Ste. 109 Charlotte, NC 28273

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Bellevue: 500 108th Avenue NE Suite 230 Bellevue, WA 98004

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

Elk Grove: 2216 Kausen Dr. Ste. 1 Elk Grove, CA 95758

Lynnwood: Redstone Corporate Center, 19020 33rd Ave W, Ste Lynnwood, WA 98036

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Drive Pomona, CA 91768

Paramus: 35 Plaza, 81 East State Route 4 Ste. 102 Paramus, NJ 07652

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

Oklahoma City: 4013 NW Expressway St Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Bethesda: 4550 Montgomery Avenue Suite 100 North Bethesda, MD 20814

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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

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

Naperville: 2056 Westings Ave Suite 40 Naperville, IL 60563

Sugar Land: 14100 Southwest Frwy. Ste. 100 Sugar Land, TX 77478

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

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

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

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

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

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

Cherry Hill: 921 Haddonfield Road Ste. D Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

New York: 120 W. 45th St. Suite 200 New York, NY 10036

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Avenue Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Ste 200 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

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 :

Kansas City: 7490 NW 87th Street Kansas City, MO 64153

Tulsa: 8040 S. Sheridan Road Tulsa, OK 74133

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

Albuquerque: 10131 Coors Blvd NW Suite I-01 Albuquerque, NM 87114

Austin: 6800 West Gate Blvd. #101 Austin, TX 78745

Denver: 1325 South Colorado Boulevard Suite 100 Denver, CO 80222

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

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

Lees Summit: 401 NW Murray Road Lees Summit, MO 64081

Saint Charles: 1106 Wolfrum Road Saint Charles, MO 63304

Hopkins: 10901 Red Circle Drive Ste. 150 Hopkins, MN 55343

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

Saint Paul: 1550 W. Highway 36 Saint Paul, MN 55113

Richardson: 300 N. Coit Road Ste. 225 Richardson, TX 75080

Mesquite: 18600 LBJ Freeway Mesquite, TX 75150

Bellevue: 3604 Summit Plaza Dr. Bellevue, NE 68123

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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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 :

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Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs : Entrepreneurship - MBA, Organizational Leadership - PhD in Bus. Admin., Organizational Leadership - D.B.A., and more..

Campus Locations :

Prescott Valley: 10000 E. University Drive Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Capella provides a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults who want to advance in their profession.

Programs : MBA - Entrepreneurship, DBA - Leadership, MS - Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: Capella Tower 225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55402

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

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Programs : Business Administration (A), Business Administration: Major in Management (B), and more..

Campus Locations :

Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209

Atlanta: 1100 Spring Street Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30309

Annandale: 7619 Little River Turnpike Suite 500 Annandale, VA 22003

Denver: 3150 South Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80227

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