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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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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 :

Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545

Salinas: 1450 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906

Honolulu: 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96814

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

Portland: 6035 NE 78th Court Portland, OR 97218

Milpitas: 341 Great Mall Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035

Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520

Fresno: 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704

San Francisco: 350 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Stockton: 1605 East March Lane Stockton, CA 95210

Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678

Salida: 5260 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : B.S. in Business/Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, BS in Business/Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, BS in Business/Public Sector, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, MN

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

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

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

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

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

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

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

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

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

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

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

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

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

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

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

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

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Houston: 4888 Loop Central Drive Houston, TX 77081

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

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

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

Miami: 13400 SW 120th Street Miami, FL 33186

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

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

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

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

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

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

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

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

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

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

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

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

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

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

Tucson: 300 South Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711

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

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

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

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

Rogers: 1800 S 52nd Street Rogers, AR 72758

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

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

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

We're with you, from start to finish.

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

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

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

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

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

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

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

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32810

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

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

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

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

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

Alhambra: 1000 South Fremont Avenue Unit 40, Building A-11, First Floor Alhambra, CA 91803

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

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Drive Pomona, CA 91768

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

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

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

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

Arlington: 2450 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

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

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 :

Watertown: 925 29th Street SE Suite E Watertown, SD 57201

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

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

Overland Park: 10310 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212

Minneapolis: 6200 Shingle Creek Parkway Suite 130 Minneapolis, MN 55430

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

Albuquerque: 10131 Coors Blvd NW Suite I-01 Albuquerque, NM 87114

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

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

Allen: 1101 Central Expressway S. Allen, TX 75013

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

Bellevue: 3604 Summit Plaza Dr. Bellevue, NE 68123

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

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

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

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 :

: , CA

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

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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