Websites Offering Free Business Entrepreneurship Courses

Approximately 10 million entrepreneurs think about starting a business in the U.S. every year. Only 3 million of them actually do it. Be one of the 3 million with these free online business entrepreneurship courses.


1. MIT- Sloan School of Management (mit.edu)

  • Global Entrepreneurship Lab
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Law for the Entrepreneur and Manager
  • Developmental Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Marketing

The Sloan School of Management provides access to hundreds of free business courses online, many of which would be beneficial to entrepreneurs. Course materials include text, video, audio and many other multimedia elements.

2. Carnegie Mellon (cmu.edu)

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Course
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Course – Audio Version

The Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Course taught by Carnegie Mellon Professor Mark Juliano is a great course for new entrepreneurs. Course materials include lectures, PowerPoint slides, a class blog and handouts. You can also get audio versions of the lectures for your mobile device.

3. U.S. Small Business Administration (sba.gov)

  • Staring a Business – Series of Courses

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers several courses on starting a small business. The self-paced courses take about 30 minutes to complete. You’ll be asked to submit a brief online registration before starting each course, but you can skip it by clicking the submit button at the bottom of the form and then clicking the ‘proceed to training course’ link.

4. Trump University (trumpuniversity.com)

  • Write a Business Plan – Mini Course
  • Find Start-Up Funding – Mini Course

Trump University has many different courses for aspiring entrepreneurs. Only two of them are free, but they are both worth the time. Additional resources on the site include articles, live training and the Trump Blog.

5. Business Week (bwcourses.com)

  • Fire Your Boss: Start Your Own Business
  • Start-Up Basics for the First-Time Entrepreneur
  • Raising Capital for Your Small Business

Business Week offers a huge collection of free, instructor-led business courses online. You have to be a registered Business Week user to take advantage, but registration is quick and free. Not every course is available immediately. However, you can easily find out when the next session starts by choosing your course and submitting your email address.

6. Kutztown University – Small Business Development Center (kutztownsbdc.org)

  • Accounting Courses
  • Business Plan Workshops
  • Finance Courses
  • Leadership and Management Development Courses
  • Small Business Tax Courses

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Kutztown University has one of the largest collections of free business entrepreneurship courses on the web. Topics range from accounting and finance to leadership and management; courses take between 30 minutes and three hours to complete.

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6 Responses to “Websites Offering Free Business Entrepreneurship Courses”

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    Its time for mainstream education system to include entrepreneurship courses…

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