Can entrepreneurship be taught? I think the skills that make successful entrepreneurs and small business owners can be taught. Eight Arkansas community colleges are taken action on that theory, offering a new business degree option and certificate in Entrepreneurship, the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in their September 2008 Rural Entrepreneurship Newsletter. (You do subscribe, right?)
In addition, the Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC) is partnering with Arkansas State University to develop a career pathway in Entrepreneurship to be delivered to 12 counties in eastern Arkansas through the ADTEC University Center, located at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis. The pathway will include multiple entry and exit points at the high school, community college, and university levels, including a certificate of proficiency, technical certificate, associate degree, and baccalaureate degree. To read more about these new programs, go to http://www.nwacc.edu/presidentsoffice/072508-CollegesOfferingEntrepreneurship.php.
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Invoice Factoring Blog says
What a great question. Most (and the most important!) aspects of entrepreneurship **can** be taught. I am a firm believer. Think of what you need to know to run a company:
* Basic accounting (yep, there is a class & many books out there)
* Marketing (yep… too many books out there :-)
* Time and People Management
The only thing that cannot be taught…. but, that is enhanced by education, is “finding the opportunity or business to start”.
Becky McCray says
Marco, thanks for sharing your insight. I see plenty of people with the right attitude, but lacking skills. They struggle in their own businesses.