Entrepreneurship: How to Create a Successful Business
This program combines lectures, case studies, and a final group project for assessment. By the end of this seminar course, students will gain a solid and structured understanding of entrepreneurship and how to start a successful business. Through case studies and lectures, students will gain an understanding of the importance of industry analysis, writing a business plan and financing a new venture. By the end of the course, participants will develop and present a new business and show full understanding of the process of taking a business idea to realization.
This seminar will teach you the basics of how to succeed in creating your own business. The course is broken up into the following sections:
- Identifying Opportunities and Generating Ideas.
- Feasibility Analysis.
- Competitor Analysis.
- Examining Various Business Models.
- Financing or Funding.
- Components of a Business Plan.
- Writing a Business Plan.
- Designing a Business Model.
- Presenting and Critiquing a Business Plan.
Monday to Thursday – 8:45am to 1:50pm
Friday – 8:45am to 11:45am
– Class start and end times may vary as schedules will be modified to accommodate Canadian holidays.
2 weeks in duration for each program.
37 hours of instruction for each program.
- Completion of Grade 10 or equivalent or mature student status 18 years or older.
- Completion of high school or equivalent or mature student status 18 years or older.
- English language proficiency established by one of the following: TOEFL (IBT) 64, IELTS 5, pass VGC admission test with minimum score of 70%, achieve VGC’s level 5 ESL program, and/or complete VGC’s admission interview.
2019 – January 21 to February 1, July 22 to August 2
2020 – January 20 to January 31, July 20 to July 31
* These programs are offered as a special request for groups throughout the year.
- Registration fee: $150 – Unless already registered as a VGC Student.
- Tuition Fee: $900
- Material Fee: $30
- Administrative Fee: $20
- Assessment Fee: $30