Sep 22 2016

Entrepreneurship for Academics: Online course begins January, 2017

Category: Announcements,Coursesalobel @ 10:08 am


For all PhDs and ABDs, including adjunct lecturers, who seek a supplemental income and have considered going into business for themselves, either while seeking full-time academic positions or permanently, this course may be right for you.

Entrepreneurship for Academics will cover the fundamentals of launching a home-based small business, including entrepreneurial skills such as:

  • Thinking and writing like an entrepreneur (for academics)
  • Evaluating existing skills and developing a business concept
  • Academic entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • For-profit vs. not-for-profit structures
  • Developing a mission statement
  • Market research and competition analysis
  • Business registration, incorporation, legal, and potential funding resources in your community
  • Pricing
  • Web site content ideas
  • Advertising, promotion and social media strategies
  • Media relations
  • Basic bookkeeping
  • Open questions from students

Times and dates (five sessions):

Sundays, January 22, 29, and February 5, 12, and 19, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern time.


Online, via GoToMeeting


$299.00 Canadian (Students from all countries are welcome.)

Sign up at this link.

Contact Dr. Andrea D. Lobel at for more information.

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