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Sustainable Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In the free online course Sustainable Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation learn how entrepreneurship and innovation can relate to sustainable business and how entrepreneurial innovators forge new paths and break with accepted ways of doing things in new or existing businesses.

    The course begins by introducing you to the process of entrepreneurship and explains different challenges that can occur when you become an entrepreneur. You will learn how different types of entrepreneurs run successful businesses whilst undertaking sustainable practices. Next, you will learn the importance of innovation when running a sustainable business. You will learn how technology and innovation are related and how they are useful for business sustainability. You will learn how important it is to create new relationships and contacts when running a business.

    Finally, you will be introduced to Simply Green Biofuels, a sustainable fuelling company. You will follow the company’s journey from the beginning, learning about challenges it faced and success it achieved. Through this case study you will gain a stronger understanding how sustainability can be linked with entrepreneurship and how sustainability entrepreneurship can be a successful and worthwhile venture.

    This free course will be of great interest to business professionals and entrepreneurs who would like to learn how entrepreneurship can lead to innovation in regards to sustainability in business and how this can benefit both the economy and society.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Discuss what is meant by entrepreneurship.
    - Discuss the relationship between opportunity and entrepreneurship.
    - Explain the different motivations for becoming an entrepreneur.
    - Explain what intrapreneurship is and how it relates to entrepreneurship.
    - Discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs.
    - Discuss the role of entrepreneurship in sustainable business.
    - Discuss what is involved in international entrepreneurship.
    - Explain what is meant by social entrepreneurship.
    - Explain the role of innovation in sustainable business.
    - Discuss the relationship between technology and innovation in sustainable business.
    - Discuss the relationship between social networks and innovation in sustainable business.
    - Discuss the motivation to start the company Simply Green Biofuels and challenges that were faced by the company.
    - Explain a range of concepts that relate to entrepreneurship and sustainable business that arose with Simply Green Biofuels.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Sustainable Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • Saylor Foundation

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 5 )
  • SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVA...
  • Module
    1
    Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • In this module you will be introduced to the process of entrepreneurship. You will learn about the different motivations for becoming an entrepreneur. You will learn about intrapreneurship and the challenges that the modern day entrepreneur faces.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Overview of Entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Resources
    • Why be an Entrepreneur?
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Successful Sustainability Entrepreneurship
    • In this module you will learn how entrepreneurship can have a role in running a successful and sustainable business. You will learn about different types of entrepreneurship and how they can relate to business sustainability.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business
    • Types of Entrepreneurship
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Innovation and Sustainability
    • In this module you will learn how innovation can have a role in sustainable business. You will learn about the relationship with technology and innovation in sustainable business. You will learn the importance of creating social networks in sustainable business.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Overview of Innovation
    • Technological Innovation
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Sustainable Business Entrepreneurship – Case Study
    • In this module you will be introduced to the company Simply Green Biofuels and its founder Andrew Kellar. You will learn about his entrepreneurial venture into running a sustainable business including challenges and achievements. This real world example will help you gain a deeper understanding of sustainable business entrepreneurship and how it can be put in place.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Simply Green Biofuels
    • Challenges and Overcoming Them
    • Getting the Business Off the Ground
    • Lack of Profitability
    • Future of the Business
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 5: Sustainable Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Sustainable Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Assessment
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