English for Business and Entrepreneurship
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This free online English for Business and Entrepreneurship course will enable you to learn the English language skills necessary to succeed in the international workplace. You will explore business English through authentic readings and video lectures, while learning about business vocabulary and concepts. The course begins by providing an introduction to the concept of entrepreneurship by examining business ideas, products, and opportunities. You will also learn about the basics of market research, including how to identify an opportunity as an entrepreneur.
Next, you will focus on business plans, why they are important, and you will practice creating your own business plan. In the final part of the course, you will be presented with the basics for funding a business, the various means of sourcing funds as an entrepreneur such as debt-financing, equity-financing, and crowdfunding. You will learn how to create a persuasive presentation, or pitch, based on your business plan and the art of creating an effective hook to be used in making a great pitch.
This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about the global business economy. It will also be of interest to students and researchers who are seeking ways to develop and communicate effective business plans and source funds for business ideas in the world of entrepreneurship. So why wait? Start this course and improve your English language skills today!Start Course Now
Becoming an Entrepreneur
Becoming an Entrepreneur - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to English for Business and Entrepreneurship
What is Entrepreneurship
Becoming an Entrepreneur - Lesson Summary
Identifying an Opportunity
Identifying an Opportunity - Learning Outcomes
Identifying an Opportunity - Lesson Summary
Creating a Business Plan (Part 1)
Creating a Business Plan (Part 1) - Learning Outcomes
Why write a business plan?
Creating a Business Plan (Part 1) - Lesson Summary
Creating a Business Plan (Part 2)
Creating a Business Plan (Part 2) - Learning Outcomes
Creating a Business Plan (Part 2) - Lesson Summary
Attracting Investors and Obtaining Financial Support
Attracting Investors and Obtaining Financial Support - Learning Outcomes
Financing a Business
Financing a Business - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Develop effective reading strategies
- Use comparative language
- Outline the listening strategies
- List the key steps in conducting market research
- Discuss the basic components of business plans
- Compare ways to obtain funding for a start-up
- Identify vocabulary to discuss plans and goals for funding a business
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