NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies to Offer New Summer Intensive “Entrepreneurship 101: Taking Your Business from Idea to Reality”

Six-session, weekend program will focus on the fundamentals of developing, financing, and launching a new business venture

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 – From Benjamin Franklin to Steve Jobs, entrepreneurs have long been a driving force in the fabric of American life and commerce. Even in today’s volatile economy, there are nearly 28 million small businesses in the U.S., with entrepreneurs generating more than 65% of new jobs. However, developing an entrepreneurial vision into a thriving, successful business takes more than a good idea. It requires a unique set of skills and a deep understanding of the marketplace.

To assist individuals who are interested in starting their own businesses to gain the tools and the knowledge they need to turn their ideas into business plans, the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) is offering a summer intensive, “Entrepreneurship 101: Taking Your Business from Idea to Reality.”

The six-session program will run from June 28 to July 27, Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the NYU Midtown Center, 11 West 42nd St.

Through workshops with expert instructors and real-world industry practitioners, students will learn the building blocks of creating a business, including determining whether an idea has practical potential, developing a business plan, creating a budget, reviewing capital considerations, negotiating contracts, protecting intellectual property, and using marketing resources for maximum effectiveness.

Participants will apply the knowledge gained throughout this intensive to prepare a detailed business plan, and then will present their plan to executives from premier companies for invaluable feedback.

For additional information about the course and to register, call 212-998-7150 or click here. For more information about other NYU-SCPS course offerings in finance and entrepreneurship, please visit scps.nyu.edu/finance.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.