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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, OK

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

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

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

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

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Miami: 13400 SW 120th Street Miami, FL 33186

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

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

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

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Jacksonville: 9775 Crosshill Blvd. Suite 104 Jacksonville, FL 32222

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

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

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

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

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

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

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

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

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

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

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

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

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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

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

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

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

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

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

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

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

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Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

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

Tucson: 300 South Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711

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

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

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

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

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

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

Charlotte: 10925 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

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

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

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

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

Tampa: 6700 Lakeview Center Drive Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33619

North Brunswick: 630 US Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nashville: 3343 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37211

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

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

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

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

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

Fort Worth: City Center Tower II, 301 Commerce Street Suite 2000 Fort Worth, TX 76102

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Avenue Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

Kansas City: 1100 Main Street Ste. 118 Kansas City, MO 64105

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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

Alhambra: 1000 South Fremont Avenue Unit 40, Building A-11, First Floor Alhambra, CA 91803

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Ste 200 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

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

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

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

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

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..

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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

Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.

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

Campus Locations :

: 3300 W Camelback Road , OR

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

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

Everglades University is a regionally accredited not-for-profit, private university that offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programs that prepare students to advance in their current or future fields of study.

Programs : Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship, Master's Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Sarasota: 6001 Lake Osprey Drive #100 Sarasota, FL 34240

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

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

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 :

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

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

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

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

Kettleman City: 325 Mall Drive Kettleman City, CA 93239

Visalia: 649 South County Center Drive Visalia, CA 93277

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

Salida: 5222 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

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

Irvine: 16355 Laguna Canyon Road Irvine, CA 92618

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

Riverside: 3550 Vine Street Suite 200 Riverside, CA 92507

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

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

Ontario: 3990 Concours Suite 100 Ontario, CA 91764

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

Temecula: 27447 Enterprise Circle West Temecula, CA 92590

Victorville: 13911 Park Ave Suite 100 Victorville, CA 92392

Yucaipa: 11711 Sand Canyon Rd Yucaipa, CA 92399

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

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

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