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Starting a Business or Social Enterprise - The Stone Soup Way

Free Course
Get motivated by gaining new skills that will encourage you to set up your own business.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Publisher

    Bill Liao




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This free interactive online business course covers entrepreneurship. Taking as its inspiration the book: "Stone Soup - The Secret Recipe for Making Something from Nothing", this course takes you through the 26 ingredients needed. This course not only brings you a flavour of the book, it also provides a profile of the successful entrepreneur/venture founder.

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This course will encourage and motivate you to set up your own business. You will learn effective team-building techniques and you will have a good knowledge of the characteristics of some of the most successful entrepreneurs. This course will help you deal with times of crisis or change within a business. You will understand the most important personal qualities of a successful entrepreneur.

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Course Reviews

Brenda F.
one year ago
Brenda F.

I think the course was great. It offered much insight into what is needed to become a successful entrepreneur.

Ruhama A.
one year ago
Ruhama A.

The course is clear, easy and interesting to follow. Covers the key character we need develop when wed thinking to start a business. Thank you Alison

John A.
one year ago
John A.


Irinel S.
one year ago
Irinel S.

Interesting insights well presented

Hussien S.
one year ago
Hussien S.

I have aquired a lot of knowleage form this course i advise you to take the cousre

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