Here's A Comprehensive List Of The Best (FREE) Entrepreneur Courses Out There

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Starting an entrepreneurship journey is exciting as well as daunting. You have big ideas, and you know in your heart that you want to become an entrepreneur, but where do you start? It can be overwhelming. There's a lot of information out there, and it seems that everywhere you turn, someone else wants to charge you for courses, workshops, or membership sites.

Yet, entrepreneurship is not a 'one size fits all' kind of thing because everyone has their approach and style. But where do you start? Let's face it, the first step to doing anything is to take action, and this is no different. When the time comes, you will need some practical applications to kick-start your entrepreneurial journey.

So, to help you take that first step and get you on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur, we compiled some free courses with you in mind. Some of these courses overlap, you can digest them a la carte or work through the various suggested series. Enjoy this comprehensive list of the best entrepreneur courses out there:

Build Your Foundation

The Entrepreneur's Guide For Beginners

The Entrepreneur's Guide for beginners and is a course created in collaboration with all Catalan public universities and EIT Health and aims to be the starting point for all those who want to improve their knowledge and skills in the world of entrepreneurship. In this course, you will be able to identify a business opportunity, develop the business model (and the steps to validate it), and know the main mechanisms to find your business.

What you’ll learn:

  • Entrepreneurship: an overview

  • Business Model Canvas

  • Business Model Validation: Lean Startup

  • Business Plan

  • Funding

Startup School

We believe the barrier to entry for people to start a startup is still too high. We want to make it easier for you to start a company, regardless of who or where you are, so we're starting by sharing what we've learned, through Startup School. As founders actively pursuing your own startup, we welcome you to participate in this course. You will have additional access to active founder-advisors who can help give you feedback on your company.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

This online course focuses on understanding the strategies, tools, and basic concepts that entrepreneurs use to undertake market innovations and scale their ventures, generating value and disruption in many markets.

What you’ll learn:

  • Innovative Entrepreneurship

  • Lean Startup

  • Designing a Business Model

  • Corporate entrepreneurship

Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action

This interactive course provides potential entrepreneurs with the knowledge of succeeding in an entrepreneurial opportunity.

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn about the many faces and contexts for entrepreneurship.

  • Learn about the entrepreneurial process and how to manage it.

  • Learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and your own potential to be one.

  • Learn to recognize opportunities to generate and assess your own business idea.

  • Explain the business planning process.

  • Apply entrepreneurial approaches, concepts, and methods to your own business idea.

  • Learn about the operational issues in developing new business ventures.

Ideation & Creativity

From Idea to Startup

This course provides practical proven tools for transforming an idea into a product or service that creates value for others.

What you’ll learn:

  • Transform ideas into real products, services, and processes, by validating the idea, testing it, and turning it into a growing, profitable and sustainable business.

  • Identify the major steps and requirements in order to estimate the potential of an innovative idea as the basis of an innovative project.

  • Reach creative solutions via an iteration of a virtually endless stream of world-changing ideas and strategies, integrating feedback, and learning from failures along the way.

  • Apply the 10 entrepreneurial tools in creating a business plan for a new innovative venture.

  • Apply methods and strategies learned from interviews with startup entrepreneurs and innovators.

  • Communicate and sell innovative ideas successfully.

Cracking the Creativity Code: Discovering Ideas

Based on books and articles written by the instructors, you will learn proven tools, frameworks, and concepts useful for discovery– generating an endless stream of new ideas and implementing at least some of those ideas with skill and persistence.

The first part of the course will teach you a tried-and-true structured method for generating and implementing game-changing ideas known as ‘Zoom in, Zoom out, Zoom in,' which makes creativity more accessible to everyone. In the coming weeks, you will learn practical, tried-and-true tools for delivering ideas while applying basic business and management principles. You will practice the method, apply it to real-world problems, and create a 2-3 minute video presenting your idea.

What you’ll learn:

  • What is Creativity?

  • Zoom in, Zoom out, Zoom in