Welcome to the Becoming an Entrepreneur course. This course will help you take your great idea for the humanitarian sector and make it into a marketable business plan. 

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Is this course for me?
This course is for anyone who has a great idea for a business or product. Maybe you have a new idea for cooking in refugee camps, or a new medical kit. This course will help you turn that idea into a viable, marketable plan that could make a real difference.

Even if you are not branching out on your own, many charities and NGOs are starting to move into social enterprise and away from relying solely on donor funding. This course could help you and your colleagues build an understanding of product development, strategy and marketing. 

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How will I benefit from this course?
In this course you will learn about:

  • Pricing and costs
  • Financial planning
  • Marketing channels 
  • Running your business
  • Protecting your business from competitors
  • Creating a business plan

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define entrepreneurship and explain its value
  • Identify business challenges and success factors
  • Describe the price/cost/profit of products and services
  • Develop effective marketing strategies to attract custom
  • Achieve efficiency through proper operations
  • Write a business plan
  • Discuss the steps to manage a business effectively


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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 1 hour. 

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.