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Curious about entrepreneurship, but not sure where to start? Becoming an Entrepreneur is designed in partnership with MIT to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through the process of founding a company. With enrollment in the hundreds of thousands, this course is as engaging and accessible as it is informative. Becoming an Entrepreneur will provide you with inspiration to explore an entrepreneurial path and tools to overcome the initial challenges of building a business. From developing new business ideas and doing market research to designing and testing your offering and pitching, this course follows LaunchX’s successful approach to entrepreneurship that leverages MIT’s Disciplined Entrepreneurship, lean methodologies, and design thinking. There will be a combination of short videos and activities that will challenge you to get you away from your computer screen and into the community to make a real impact. No previous business or entrepreneurship experience needed. Join us to embark on your entrepreneurial journey. Learn the business skills and startup mindset needed to embark on your entrepreneurial path from the premier program for aspiring entrepreneurs, MIT Launch. - Overcoming the top myths of entrepreneurship - Defining your goals as an entrepreneur and startup - Identifying business opportunities - Performing market research and choosing your target customer - Designing and testing your offering - Planning your business logistics, plus pitching and selling to customers Learner testimonials “A very well done course that was very informative! I had a lot of fun taking it and it really got me thinking. Some of the assignments were tough but really led to some great outcomes. I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in starting a business." - Chris Jantzen “Amazing take on entrepreneurship, easy to follow and extremely enjoyable. Recommendable as both an introduction to the theme and a follow up or a guide. Useful information, well presented.” - Joana Torres

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Introduction to Management Accounting
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Welcome to the ACCA-X Introduction to Management Accounting course, provided by ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants.
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Professional Networking
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You don't have to be an extrovert to be good at networking, and you don't have to be fake. In this course, former presidential campaign spokeswoman and self-professed introvert Dorie Clark shows you networking strategies that you can personalize to play to your strengths and connect with people you actually like. She helps you identify the most important people in your network and prioritize who is most critical to your success. She also helps you choose which networking events are a valuable use of your time, and shows how you can host one yourself. Then, you'll learn how to start conversations that build real connections, and use social media to network authentically. Last, she helps put all the elements together into a plan you can use to become a better networker.
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Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
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Diversity is having a culture that values uniqueness: people of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, and races. Inclusion means inviting diverse groups to take part in company life. If you're tuned into conversations about HR, you've probably heard these terms before. But there's a third critical piece: belonging. It's belonging that makes each individual feel accepted for who they are. Explore the diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) approach, and discover how to activate it in your organization. Join HR luminary Pat Wadors as she explains how to drive the conversation on DIBs, hire and retain diverse talent, listen to employees, and integrate DIBs into your employee life cycle. Managers and executives should tune in for special tips on embedding DIBs in the employee experience.
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