Shenandoah University Free Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate, Sept. 6-Nov. 8

Fine-Tune Your Ideas And Gain The Skills And Resources To Launch Your Business

The Shenandoah University Institute for Entrepreneurship will offer a free, 10-week Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate (ESBC) program virtually via Zoom on Wednesday evenings this fall from 6-9 p.m. The program begins Sept. 6 and ends Nov. 8.

The program is non-credit-bearing, so admission to Shenandoah University is not required.

Using CO.STARTERS Core as the base curriculum, this cohort-style program equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action.

Participants enter into a facilitator-led, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded peers. Working together, participants develop and fine-tune their ideas, critically examining every part and determining the next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community using a simplified version of the Business Model Canvas. This approach enables entrepreneurs to rapidly uncover flaws in their concepts and find viable models more quickly. Participants leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, articulate their models, and repeat the process with the next great idea.

The only real prerequisites to joining the program are having an idea, being willing to question, shape and fine-tune that idea, and being willing to talk about the idea with others.”
Montressa Washington, Ph.D. | Professor of Management and Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship | Shenandoah University School of Business

Space is limited. Acceptance is on a rolling basis, so apply early!

This opportunity is made possible through funding from a ComNav grant.

Register today.

Shenandoah University Offers Free Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate, Sept. 6-Nov. 8 – Shenandoah University (

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