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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

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

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

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

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

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

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

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

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

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

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

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

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

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

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

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

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

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

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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

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

Chula Vista: 2060 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91915

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

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

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

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

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

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

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

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

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

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

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

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

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

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

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

Rogers: 1800 S 52nd Street Rogers, AR 72758

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

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

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

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

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

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

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

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

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

Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.

Programs : Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Salinas: 1450 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906

Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520

Milpitas: 341 Great Mall Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035

San Francisco: 350 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678

Honolulu: 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96814

Fresno: 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704

Stockton: 1605 East March Lane Stockton, CA 95210

Rancho Cordova: 2910 Prospect Park Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545

Portland: 6035 NE 78th Court Portland, OR 97218

Salida: 5260 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

Career-focused education for real‐world results.

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

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Bethesda: 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 100 N. Bethesda, MD 20814

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

Elk Grove: 2218 Kausen Dr Elk Grove, CA 95758

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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

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

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

Manassas: 10432 Balls Ford Road Ste. 130 Manassas, VA 20109

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

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

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

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

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

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

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

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

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

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

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

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

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Avenue Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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

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

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

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

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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

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

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

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

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 :

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

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

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

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

Overland Park: 10310 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212

Independence: 3620 Arrowhead Avenue Independence, MO 64057

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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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

As an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University is committed to helping you accomplish your goals through a high-caliber educational experience.

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

Campus Locations :

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

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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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs : Leadership (MS), Business Administration (BBA), Business Administration (MBA), and more..

Campus Locations :

Virginia Beach: 301 Bendix Road, Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Novi: 41555 Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

Austin: 7700 W Parmer Ln, Building A, Suite A100 Austin, TX 78729

Tampa: 4401 North Himes Ave., Suite 175 Tampa, FL 33614

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

West Palm Beach: University Centre, 9801 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

High Point: 3975 Premier Center Drive High Point, NC 27265

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

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

Campus Locations :

Reseda: 18040 Sherman Way Ste. 400 Reseda, CA 91335

Alhambra: 2215 W. Mission Road Alhambra, CA 91803

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

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

Dallas: 6060 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75206

San Bernardino: 217 E. Club Center Drive Suite A San Bernardino, CA 92408

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

Bremerton: 155 Washington Avenue Suite 200 Bremerton, WA 98337

Portland: 425 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97204

Ontario: 1460 S. Millikin Avenue Ontario, CA 91761

LA Puente: 12801 Crossroads Parkway South LA Puente, CA 91746

Everett: 906 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 600 Everett, WA 98208

Anaheim: 511 North Brookhurst Suite 300 Anaheim, CA 92801

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

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

Los Angeles: 3460 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 500 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Tacoma: 2156 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

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

Springfield: 1010 West Sunshine Springfield, MO 65807

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