Exploring Entrepreneurship for the Creative Professions

Convert your creative idea, product, service, or expertise into a business opportunity.
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 37 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Would you like to use your creative expertise to become an entrepreneur? What idea, product, or service, would you like to create? Are you hoping to have the next new entrepreneurial idea that will make an impression in the creative professional world? If so, this course is a great starting point.

In this course, you will:

  • Explore current and credible resources for entrepreneurs in today’s global economy
  • Hear the stories of creative entrepreneurs who have experienced success in numerous fields
  • Make connections with like-minded colleagues through course discussions
  • Build your understanding of designing business models
  • Learn about creative sources for funding and strategies for supporting your entrepreneurial venture
  • Examine the skills and dispositions creative professionals need to successfully start new businesses, consultancies, or freelance operations
  • Explore the exciting world of entrepreneurship and begin to apply your learning in a real-world context

All of the course content is designed to benefit creative professionals who want to learn more about entrepreneurship as well as those who are in beginning stages of starting an entrepreneurial venture.

Module 1: Welcome to the Course
Explore what it means to be a creative entrepreneur in our globally connected world.

Module 2: Welcome to the Field
Hear from entrepreneurs at different stages in their journeys.

Module 3: Making Connections
Begin to fill your “entrepreneurial backpack” with resources and connections that will keep you resourced through your entrepreneurial journey.

Module 4: Finding your Entrepreneurial Voice
Explore ways to connect with other entrepreneurs.

Module 5: Designing a Business Model
Examine what is involved in designing a business model.

Module 6: Funding Your Entrepreneurial Venture
Examine how to fund your new idea, product, or service.

Module 7: Building Your Brand Identity
Explore how to define your product or service in impactful ways.

Module 8: Further Exploration
Explore further resources that will continue to nurture your entrepreneurial interests.

Bring your professional experiences and ideas to this course and apply your learning in a real-world context. Your passion, experience, and curiosity are incredible assets in further opening your mind and learning about entrepreneurship.

What are the requirements?

  • Interest in learning more about entrepreneurship in the creative professions and/or becoming an entrepreneur in a creative profession
  • No previous business experience necessary—just an openness to learn more about entrepreneurship in the creative professions

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Explore current and credible resources for entrepreneurs in today’s global economy
  • Make connections with like-minded colleagues through course discussions
  • Hear the stories of creative entrepreneurs who have had success in numerous fields
  • Build understanding of designing business models
  • Learn about creative sources of funding and strategies for supporting your entrepreneurial venture
  • Understand what makes a great brand memorable and effective

What is the target audience?

  • Creative professionals who want to learn more about entrepreneurship
  • Anyone who is considering a future as an entrepreneur
  • Anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship
  • Anyone who has an entrepreneurial dream

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Exploring Entrepreneurship for the Creative Professions
Welcome and Course Guidelines
Article
Section 2: Welcome to the Course
04:48

Exploring Entrepreneurship for the Creative Professions: Watch this intro video to begin the course!

Resource Suggestions
Article
Discussion Prompt
Article
Section 3: Welcome to the Field
Article

Resource Suggestions
Article
Discussion Prompt
Article
Section 4: Making Connections
02:23

Making Connections: Entrepreneurship, as a field, is connected to so many concepts, ideas, projects, people, and resources, view the video and find out more about the breadth of connections that are open to you.

Resource Suggestions
Article
Discussion Prompt
Article
Section 5: Finding your Entrepreneurial Voice
04:59

The Power of the AHA moment: What are your sources of inspiration? When you have a great idea, what does that feel like and where do you go with it? Take time to think about inspiration + innovation as you view this media segment: ‘The Power of the AHA Moment.’ How will your AHA moments make a difference in your professional life and work?

Resource Suggestions
Article
Discussion Prompt
Article
Section 6: Designing a Business Model
03:48

Designing a Business Model: Video host introduces business models with a discussion of how business models are rapidly changing and how designing for innovation can help create new business models or even new markets.

Resource Suggestions
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Discussion Prompt
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Section 7: Funding your Entrepreneurial Venture
04:49

Funding your Entrepreneurial Venture: A well-designed business model is essential but as we all know, every startup needs cash flow. Though the idea of finding funding can be intimidating, this segment will help you learn about different sources of funding and some strategies for thinking about your business’s funding streams.

Resource Suggestions
Article
Discussion Prompt
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Section 8: Building your Brand Identity
05:24

Your Business, Your Brand: Now that you have explored the foundations of designing business models and seeking out funding streams—let’s learn about branding. What brands have been especially successful in their brand identity and why? Begin by exploring a few different brands.

Resource Suggestions
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Discussion Prompt
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Section 9: Further Exploration
00:53

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Laureate Design Universities help prepare students for global careers in fields that seek creative thinkers. Through a career-focused academic approach featuring innovative curricula and online learning opportunities, students are provided with unique experiences and international perspectives that will help them succeed as creative professionals and global citizens. The universities that form this group are connected through integrated programs, visiting faculty, collaborative projects, and strong industry relationships. They are part of the Laureate International Universities network.

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Laureate Design Universities help prepare students for global careers in fields that seek creative thinkers. Through a career-focused academic approach featuring innovative curricula and online learning opportunities, students are provided with unique experiences and international perspectives that will help them succeed as creative professionals and global citizens. The universities that form this group are connected through integrated programs, visiting faculty, collaborative projects, and strong industry relationships. They are part of the Laureate International Universities network.

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