RWM Site Logo

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Schools

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.

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Schools
Matching School Ads

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

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

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

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

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

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

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

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

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

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

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

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

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

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

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

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

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

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

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

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

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

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

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

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

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

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

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

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

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

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

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

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

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

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

: , GA

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

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

Charlotte: 10925 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

Rogers: 1800 S 52nd Street Rogers, AR 72758

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

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

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Drive Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Ste 200 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

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

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

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

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

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

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

Portland: Peterkort Center II 9754 SW Barnes Road Ste.150 Portland, OR 97225

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

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

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

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

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

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

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

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

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

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

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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

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

Hollywood: 2300 Southwest 145th Ave. Hollywood, FL 33027

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 :

: , OK

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

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

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

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 :

Houston: 1511 Katy Freeway Suite 600 Houston, TX 77079

Allen: 1101 Central Expressway S. Allen, TX 75013

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

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

Albuquerque: 4775 Indian School Road N.E. Ste. 200 Albuquerque, NM 87110

Minneapolis: 7801 Metro Parkway Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55425

Portland: 13333 SW 68TH PKWY # 010 Portland, OR 97223

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

Bellevue: 3604 Summit Plaza Dr. Bellevue, NE 68123

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

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Programs : Business Management Bachelor Degree, Accelerated Business Management Bachelor Degree, Business Management Associates - Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

Bismarck: 1701 E. Century Ave. Bismarck, ND 58503

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

Lake Elmo: 8565 Eagle Point Circle Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Saint Cloud: 226 Park Avenue South Saint Cloud, MN 56301

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Minneapolis: 8301 93rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55445

Circle Pines: 3629 95th Avenue Northeast Circle Pines, MN 55014

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 : Associate - Business Management, Business Administration/Marketing and Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

: , AL

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

Matching School Ads
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Vocational & Trade Schools by State