About

Turning a dream into a reality can be a daunting project, especially if you don’t have experience in setting up and running a business.

While most people who own and run their own companies will say how rewarding it is, they will also tell you how busy and challenging it can be. Before making any plans, you need to be as prepared as possible for what’s ahead.

    To help you allay these worries and prepare you for the entrepreneurial world, we’ve compiled this Start Your Own Business course.

    Equip yourself with essential tool before you start planning to give yourself the best chance of success.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Preparation – Before You Start Your Business
    • Self-assessment. Are you an entrepreneur?
    • Market Research and competition analysis
    • Developing, assessing and testing your idea
    • Funding – how to finance your business idea
    • Availing of help
    Module 2: Preparation – Introduction To Marketing
    • Income sources and pricing
    • Marketing, advertising, promotion
    • Building your marketing and sales strategy
    • Make full use of technology
    Module 3: Setting Up Your Business
    • Your business structure
    • Business name, brands and intellectual property
    • Legislation/regulation/permissions
    • Registering the business
    Module 4: Running Your Business
    • Budgets and cash flow
    • Accounting, record keeping and taxes
    • Business bank account and online banking
    • Arranging finance
    • Insurance
    • Premises
    • Home based business
    • Staff, motivation and training
    Module 5: Business Plan
    • What is a business plan and why do you need one?
    • Sections in the business plan
    • Access help to write your plan
    Module 6: Launching Your Business
    • Planning a successful business launch
    • Time management and delegation
    • Personal development
    • Building your business network

    Career

    Who is this course for

    • Those who have always dreamed of opening a business, but were overwhelmed with the amount of information they didn't know
    • Those who would like to explore the nitty-gritty of business ownership, to find out if it's something they really want to do
    • Current business owners, to improve their knowledge base and sharpen their skills
    • Managers and leaders who would like to bring business-based ideas and knowledge into their individual skillsets.

    Career path

    • Start your own business
    • Improve the business you already own
    • Become a better manager and leader
    • Share your skills and knowledge with a consultancy business
    • Advise others on how to become leaders in their field

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Turning a dream into a reality can be a daunting project, especially if you don’t have experience in setting up and running a business.

    While most people who own and run their own companies will say how rewarding it is, they will also tell you how busy and challenging it can be. Before making any plans, you need to be as prepared as possible for what’s ahead.

      To help you allay these worries and prepare you for the entrepreneurial world, we’ve compiled this Start Your Own Business course.

      Equip yourself with essential tool before you start planning to give yourself the best chance of success.

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Preparation – Before You Start Your Business
      • Self-assessment. Are you an entrepreneur?
      • Market Research and competition analysis
      • Developing, assessing and testing your idea
      • Funding – how to finance your business idea
      • Availing of help
      Module 2: Preparation – Introduction To Marketing
      • Income sources and pricing
      • Marketing, advertising, promotion
      • Building your marketing and sales strategy
      • Make full use of technology
      Module 3: Setting Up Your Business
      • Your business structure
      • Business name, brands and intellectual property
      • Legislation/regulation/permissions
      • Registering the business
      Module 4: Running Your Business
      • Budgets and cash flow
      • Accounting, record keeping and taxes
      • Business bank account and online banking
      • Arranging finance
      • Insurance
      • Premises
      • Home based business
      • Staff, motivation and training
      Module 5: Business Plan
      • What is a business plan and why do you need one?
      • Sections in the business plan
      • Access help to write your plan
      Module 6: Launching Your Business
      • Planning a successful business launch
      • Time management and delegation
      • Personal development
      • Building your business network

      Career

      Who is this course for

      • Those who have always dreamed of opening a business, but were overwhelmed with the amount of information they didn't know
      • Those who would like to explore the nitty-gritty of business ownership, to find out if it's something they really want to do
      • Current business owners, to improve their knowledge base and sharpen their skills
      • Managers and leaders who would like to bring business-based ideas and knowledge into their individual skillsets.

      Career path

      • Start your own business
      • Improve the business you already own
      • Become a better manager and leader
      • Share your skills and knowledge with a consultancy business
      • Advise others on how to become leaders in their field

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      9530 Students

      Guarantee

      Accredited

      Accredited