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Certificate of Achievement

Frank Boernard

has completed the following course:

Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity

University of Leeds

This course introduced learners to the importance of defining a vision and exploring opportunities when starting a business. The course provided time to plan, share ideas with others and start to document thoughts in a structured business plan.

2 weeks, 2 hours per week

Nigel Lockett

Professor of Enterprise

University of Leeds

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Learning outcomes

  • Assess the entrepreneurial cycle which underpins the course.
  • Explore the scope for discovering or creating business opportunities.
  • Investigate businesses in your local area.
  • Discuss the entrepreneur’s business challenge: Which business should I start and how?
  • Evaluate and assess a business idea.
  • Produce a business plan within 200 words.
  • Investigate the vision and opportunities for a business plan.


  • The entrepreneurial learning cycle
  • The opportunity business model: the importance of sharing your vision
  • Vision and opportunity in successful businesses
  • Writing a core value proposition
  • Introduction to writing a robust business plan.

Issued on 2nd December 2016

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Free online course:

Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity

University of Leeds