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About EntreSkills

EntreSkills is an online entrepreneurial education course developed by the New York Small Business Development Center

Learn how to discover and visualize your great idea and turn it into a profitable enterprise!

EntreSkills covers all aspects of creating, starting, and running your own successful business!

EntreSkills will be your guide as you think through and write your actual business plan!

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The New York Small Business Development Center (NY SBDC) is the premier business assistance organization in New York State. The NY SBDC provides expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses across the state. The NY SBDC is administered by the State University of New York and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, and host campuses.


Learn how to create a business using these web-based courses. Study at your own pace and complete your business plan!

For educators to use in their classrooms

EntreSkills for Educators is an interactive, online program for New York State high schools and colleges. It provides students with an introduction to entrepreneurship and the skills needed to start and operate a business. Educators can create customized assignments, track students’ grades, and view students’ business plan progress. EntreSkills for Educators is free for New York State educators.

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For entrepreneurs

EntreSkills for Entrepreneurs is an interactive, web-based program that helps you refine and develop a business concept, address legal and marketing issues, prepare financial statements, and ultimately, manage and run your business. Each chapter includes helpful activities, entrepreneurial videos, as well as success stories. EntreSkills for Entrepreneurs is free for clients of the New York Small Business Development Center.


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For veterans

EntreSkills for Veterans is a free, comprehensive, interactive web-based tool developed by veterans for veterans. This online learning program will help you apply what you learned while you were in uniform to business ownership. Start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Each chapter includes helpful activities, videos, and success stories. EntreSkills for Veterans is free for clients of the New York Small Business Development Center.


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