The Entrepreneur Academy is designed to assist individuals seeking to further their knowledge of what it takes to own and operate a small business.  Through six modularized courses, students can develop leadership skills that can be immediately put to use in the workplace. Whether you are looking to start your own business or advance your knowledge in your current position, the Entrepreneur Academy can accelerate your understanding of what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur or management team member. The Academy is in collaboration with the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Small Business Development Center at Rhodes State College to bring this unprecedented learning opportunity to Apollo. Additionally, this Academy earns a stackable certificate applicable for college credit at Rhodes State College.

August 19,  2019 – November 13, 2019
M/W | 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
72 hours | $910.00

 


Modules that can be taken individually:

 

Entrepreneurship

This introductory course allows students to explore basic principles of entrepreneurship.  Participants will learn the concepts that help create product recognition and value for the consumer.

August 19 – 28,  2019
M/W | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
12 hours | $160.00

 

Business Management

This course explores the foundations of goal setting and strategic planning.  Participants will create a business plan framework, develop a system for evaluating objectives and gain an understanding of legal aspects of running a business.

September 9 – 18, 2019
M/W | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
12 hours | $160.00

 

Business Finance

This course will give students an introduction to basic finance and economics.  Students will explore various accounting principles used in business environments.

September 23 – October 2, 2019
M/W | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
12 hours | $160.00

 

Career Development & Mentorship

This course is designed to teach participants what personal attributes are needed for career growth.  Strong focus on diverse working environments, communication skills and continuous improvement will be emphasized.  Participants will develop a good understanding of how to create a productive environment for their employees.

October 7 – 16, 2019
M/W | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
12 hours | $160.00

 

Marketing

This course will explore how to use branding and marketing to reach a target audience.  Participants will learn about different marketing channels and the data they provide. Strong emphasis on developing a digital presence will be emphasized.  

October 21 – 30, 2019
M/W | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
12 hours | $160.00

 

Technology

Technology is affecting businesses in revolutionary ways, and the momentum toward these changes is irreversible.  New communication and marketing technologies encourage new possibilities for today’s business leaders. This course will explore these options and expose student to this evolutionary field of technology

November 4 – 13, 2019
M/W | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
12 hours | $160.00