Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity

Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity

Course provided by FutureLearn

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 4 hours study time

  • Cross-sector

  • Free

  • NA

  • Level NA

About this course

A successful business starts with a clear vision and a thorough understanding of the opportunities available to turn that vision into a reality.On this course, you’ll consider your vision and explore the opportunities available to you to make it a reality.Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will help you to start documenting your thoughts in a structured business plan while allowing you to share your ideas with others.This course is the first in a series of six about ‘starting a business’. Free to register. Fee to certificate.

Learning outcomes

  1. Assess the entrepreneurial cycle, which underpins the course.
  2. Explore the scope for discovering or creating business opportunities.
  3. Investigate businesses in your local area.
  4. Discuss the entrepreneur’s business challenge: Which business should I start and how?
  5. Evaluate and assess a business idea.
  6. Produce a business plan within 200 words.
  7. Investigate the vision and opportunities for a business plan.