Starting a business isn't just about having a dream. Every great idea requires hard work, determination, expertise of a particular industry, and general business and entrepreneurial skills. It takes more than passion to convince people your idea is worth their attention. Through this course, you will have the opportunity to develop a new concept, create a business plan, and to present your idea before a panel of judges who are entrepreneurs, industry professionals and venture capitalists. Additional topics covered will include: understanding the value of your product through market research, small business operations, and understanding and analyzing financial statements to improve your business.