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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

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

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

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

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

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

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

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

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

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Houston: 4888 Loop Central Drive Houston, TX 77081

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

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

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

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

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

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

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

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

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

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

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

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

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

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

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

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

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

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

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

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

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

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

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

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

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

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

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

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

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Tucson: 300 South Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711

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

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

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

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

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

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

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

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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

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

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

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

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Drive Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

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

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

Auburn: 3600 South 344th Way Auburn, WA 98001

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

Elk Grove: 2216 Kausen Dr. Ste. 1 Elk Grove, CA 95758

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

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

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

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

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

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

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

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

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

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Avenue Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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

Arlington: 2450 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Ste. 149 Admissions Richardson, TX 75080

North Brunswick: 630 U.S. Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

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..

Campus Locations :

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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..

Campus Locations :

: , AL

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 , AL

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

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

Technology changes everything® You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you

Programs : BA/Entrepreneurship, MBA - Entrepreneurship, MBA - Organizational Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

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Your rewarding career in Health Care, Technology, or Programming begins at Florida Technical College.

Programs : Business- Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Management - Bachelor Degree, Advanced Entrepreneurship - Diploma, Entrepreneurship - Associate Degree, and more..

Campus Locations :

Orlando: 12689 Challenger Pkwy. Orlando, FL 32826

DeLand: 1199 South Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720

Hollywood: 10740 Lenox Road Hollywood, FL 33026

For over 110 years, Northwestern College has been proud to help students like you succeed.

Programs : Business Administration - Entrepreneur emphasis, Business Administration, Business Administration - NC Online, and more..

Campus Locations :

Bridgeview: 7725 S. Harlem Bridgeview, IL 60455

Chicago: 4839 N. Milwaukee Ave.- Admissions Office 4811 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60630

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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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, Bachelor's of Business Administration - Marketing, MBA - Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Schaumburg: 231 N. Martingale Road 6th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173

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