Starting a Business

Get your business project off the ground — #likeaboss!

You will learn everything you need to analyze and plan your business idea. You will then use YOUR business idea as a case-study to prepare a business plan, develop a market analysis, and create marketing and sales strategies to be well on your way to being your own boss!

(International students MUST register through the International Students application process.)

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Starting a Business NOVA Evening Sep 9, 2024 7 months $0.00

Program content
Admission conditions
Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
946-501 Determine their suitability for entrepreneurship 15 1
946-512 Draft a business plan 30 2
946-523 Use technological tools 45 3
946-534 Conduct a market study 60 4
946-544 Market their products or services 60 4
946-555 Plan the necessary resources 75 5
946-563 Determine their ability to start and manage a business 45 3
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No admission conditions required for this program of study.

Functional prerequisites

Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty programs (AVS).

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Skills you will learn

  • the ability to develop initiative, creativity and autonomy
  • research techniques and how to secure business financing
  • market analysis, marketing and sales strategies

Did you know

The failure of many small businesses could be averted if they had better planned their path before start-up.


Are there any prerequisites for this program?

No. Curiosity and a strong entrepreneurial spirit are all you need to succeed in this program.

Will I develop a business plan while in the program?

Yes. Upon completion of the program you will have completed a detailed business plan that will allow you to move forward in your pursuit of building your own business and becoming your own boss.
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