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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

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

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

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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

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

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

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

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

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

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

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

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

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

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

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

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

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

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

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

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

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

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

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

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

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

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

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

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

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

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

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

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

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

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

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

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

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

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

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

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

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

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

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

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

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

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

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

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

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

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

Charlotte: 10925 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

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

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

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

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

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

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..

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Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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

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

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

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

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

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

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

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

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

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

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Gurnee: 1225 TriState Parkway Gurnee, IL 60031

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

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

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

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

Elk Grove: 2218 Kausen Dr Elk Grove, CA 95758

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32810

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

Bellevue: 600 108th Ave. NE Suite 230 Bellevue, WA 98004

Naperville: 2056 Westings Ave Suite 40 Naperville, IL 60563

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

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

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

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

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

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..

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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..

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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 :

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

Minneapolis: 7801 Metro Parkway Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55425

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

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

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

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

Georgetown: 1015 W University Ave Ste 700 Georgetown, TX 78628

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

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

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

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

Overland Park: 10310 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Business Administration, and more..

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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

Denver: 7350 North Broadway Denver, CO 80221

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

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

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 :

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

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

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

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

Minneapolis: 8301 93rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55445

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

Fort Myers: 9160 Forum Corporate Parkway Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33905

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

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

Rockford: 6000 E State St 4th Floor Rockford, IL 61108

Tampa: 4042 Park Oaks Blvd Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33610

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

Green Bay: 904 South Taylor St. Suite 100 Green Bay, WI 54303

Appleton: 3500 E. Destination Drive Suite 100 Appleton, WI 54915

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

New Port Richey: 8661 Citizens Drive New Port Richey, FL 34654

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