Entrepreneurs are typically innovative business professionals who begin their own ventures. Training requirements are diverse and vary from field to field.

Entrepreneurs are business professionals who establish, manage, and maintain business ventures, including corporations, nonprofit organizations, and sole proprietorships. Entrepreneurs are responsible for many business duties, including hiring and firing employees, accounting, marketing, and management. Before operating their own businesses, many entrepreneurs seek employment with similar employers. With several years of business experience, entrepreneurs gain the knowledge needed to successfully run a business.

Entrepreneurs are not required to be licensed or certified. Instead, career opportunities for entrepreneurs depend on formal education, business experience and presentation of business concepts. Entrepreneurs may seek industry-relevant certifications that demonstrate proficiency in specialized areas of business, such as computer programming or quality assurance.

Several large organizations offer workshops, conferences, and training seminars to entrepreneurs. The United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) holds a conference for small business owners and entrepreneurs each year. Conferences last four days and include guest speakers, individual business seminars, and networking opportunities. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which includes more than 7,000 business owners, holds industry events around the world. The organization has members in 42 countries and holds events every few months. For business owners who cannot attend conferences in person, the EO offers online seminars with useful information on entrepreneurship.

To improve management abilities and advancement opportunities, entrepreneurs can pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Many MBA programs offer emphases in entrepreneurship or management while providing information on other aspects of business operation, such as marketing, human resources, and project management.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides numerous development resources for entrepreneurs, including financial and legal aids, a small business planner, online training opportunities, and a library of legal, business, and financial publications. The SBA offers statistics and research studies that can improve the efficiency, success, and financial longevity of entrepreneurs. The organization also offers an online newsletter for updates and administrative changes to small business regulations.

Entrepreneurs can earn bachelor’s-level education in order to teach them core principles on starting and managing a new business. Graduates are equipped with the skills to start on their own business ventures or become a valuable asset to an existing company, with training programs and seminars available to help them refine what they’ve learned.

Training Opportunities

CPR Training

Keith Garcia of Garcia SHAE CPR Aid will be hosting classes at the Clarksville Career Center. Click to view the schedule....

Banking and Finance for Business Seminar

Mark Combs of Capital Bank will be conducting a Banking and Finance for Business seminar on September 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Clarksville Entrepreneur Center. The agenda for the seminar is as follows: 1.       What Banking Tools/Services does your business...

Grant Writing Evening Course

This Grant Writing Course is intended for new fundraising professionals or anyone who needs to learn the foundational skills of writing grants for his/ her position. The Class will be held on October 20th from 5 to 8 pm at the Clarksville Entrepreneur...

Grant Writing Day Course

This Grant Writing Course is intended for new fundraising professionals or anyone who needs to learn the foundational skills of writing grants for his/ her position. The Class will be held on October 20th from 12 to 3 pm at the Clarksville Entrepreneur...

HR Recruitment Seminar

5 Star Media Group Please join 5 Star Media Group for a free HR Recruitment Seminar on August 29 from 8am-11amat Old Glory Distilling Company, 451 Alfred Thun Road, Clarksville or on August 30 from 8am-11am at the Bruce Convention Center, 303 Conference Center Drive,...

Essentials of Human Resources Course

APSU Continuing Education Office The APSU Continuing Education Office is offering an Essentials of Human Resources course on Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00pm, September 7 – October 5, 2017, consisting of 5 sessions. For more information, please contact Janice Poindexter at...