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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, KY

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Houston: 4888 Loop Central Drive Houston, TX 77081

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

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

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

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

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

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

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

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

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

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

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

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

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

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

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

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

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

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

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

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

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

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

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

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

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

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

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

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

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

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

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

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

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Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

Tucson: 300 South Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711

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

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

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

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

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

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

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

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

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

Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.

Programs : Business Administration with Emphasis in Entrepreneurship B.S., Management A.A.S., Management B.S., and more..

Campus Locations :

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

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 , OH

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

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

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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Experience an education that helps you realize your potential in a way that fits you best. Request more information about Post University today.  

Programs : B.S. in Management - Entrepreneurship, B.S. in Business Administration - Entrepreneurship, Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship, and more..

Campus Locations :

Waterbury: 800 Country Club Rd. Waterbury, CT 06723

Meriden: 500 South Broad Street Meriden, CT 06450

Danbury: 72 Hospital Avenue Danbury, CT 06810

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

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

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 :

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

Minneapolis: 4400 West 78th Street 6th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55435

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

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

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

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

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

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

Programs : AAS - Business Administration, AS - Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Columbia: 7201 Notch Road, Suite 1000, Columbia, SC 29223

Jacksonville: 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207

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