Entrepreneurial Certification Program
Start Date: November 14, 2022
We are excited to partner with Odessa College as BAM BIZHUB (B²Hub) delivers a platform to foster innovation, creativity, adaptability, leadership skills, and critical thinking. The opportunity to develop valuable intrapreneurial skills by encouraging ownership, imagination, and motivation. This program empowers students to become self-employed and advance market opportunities while pursuing commercialization.
Students will recognize these opportunities that spark ideas, formulate core values, and stimulate curiosity to confirm a strategic solution. The learning process advances knowledge and skills to motivate commercialization while building confidence to materialize an innovative approach to generate revenue streams. This course provides you with the critical tools, guidance, and experience required to develop your idea from “Thought to Launch!”
With our modular learning capabilities, we drive the transformation of an idea to confirm validation while managing and prioritizing essential objectives. The program strives to assist entrepreneurs when accelerating and optimizing their value proposition, determining effective strategies that formulate success, and advancing concept articulation for market penetration. Below are the topics to be presented in a hyper-class leveraging both in-class and virtual to improve student engagement, personalization, and easy access to instructors.
Class is online with live presentations, and provides on-campus discussions - promoting interaction and self-confidence.
Develop a Strategic Business Plan
Learn to develop a tailored business plan for your business, industry, and market penetration while becoming investors ready.
Receive free mentorship beyond the course in partnership with our expert TEAM with proven success.
No Book Required
All course materials is included and available to you online
The certificate includes eight essential topics to develop a startup, sustain an early stage, or empower a growth-driven business. The provided instruction/material advances lean startups while evaluating market problem/solution, product/market fit, and growth possibilities. Participants will apply critical thinking practices to focus on solving a problem, creating a product/service, describing the characteristics of their customers, and acknowledging the competition to confirm a competitive advantage.
The course offers a hybrid strategy to encourage like-minded collaboration with easy access to our online system, curriculum, materials, instructors, and discussion boards while delivering a rich learning environment that encapsulates critical insight and knowledge. The course navigates you through a learning sequence to advance and refine the hypothesis while empowering concept development. This selected program delivers live video presentations and in-office appointments to enhance high-quality interaction and guidance. The course added value enables flexibility, improved communication, and critical-thinking skills throughout development while boosting proficiency and self-confidence. The results combine many curriculum topics with exploring subject matters in greater depth between phases of development.
The Course includes 18% in class - 82% online, with live presentations each week.
Course length: 10-week Program: Achieving an Entrepreneurial Certification
Class Includes: All necessary materials
Brainstorming New Ideas
Research Your Market
Business Model Canvas
Business Plan & Financial Projections
Investor Fact Sheet
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Research your Market
Advance the hypothesis relevant to solving a market problem - uncover your competitors and acknowledge your target audience.
Evaluate the business potential. viability, and practicability while researching financial capabilities relevant to cost, obstacles, and technical challenges.
Business Model Canvas
The essential elements of the value proposition, building an infrastructure, customers, and revenue streams. The purpose is to align operations with strategy, increase control and consistency, and operational efficiencies while developing a competitive advantage.
Determine effective pricing strategy, identify pricing advantages relevant to the market, advertisement, and segmentation. Understanding the robust competitive edge and your market rivals.
Identify critical objectives, align marketing aims, and develop a strategic plan. Methods are applied to grow sales, earn customer trust and the benefits of fine-tuning the strategy to increase ROI.
Business Plan and Financial Projections
Develop the objectives to construct a marketing, operational, and financial roadmap that provides the structure
Review the requirements of an investor, necessary applications, various loans types, and methods of creating and maintaining credit to ensure commercial lending.
To craft a story of perfection underlying the value proposition, exemplifying the business model, and showcasing an impressive pitch deck is to clarify the target audience, competition, versatility of the team, and reinforcing the company brand.
Miscellaneous Resources Available
Include in the course: Brainstorming a new idea, Intellectual property, Investor Fact Sheet, and Go-to-Market Strategy.
Michael Crain, MS MIS, CBA
Teacher of the Year
Angel Garcia, MBA
Mr. Crain's professional experience includes Nuclear Power, Mechanical Engineering, Senior Manager of Capital Projects, Bridge Design, and Traffic Engineering. His entrepreneurial ownership consists of a high-end construction company, bar and restaurant, and manufacturing facility developing process equipment for cleanroom environments for the semiconductor and aerospace industries. Intel, Motorola, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Kachina, and Boeing were companies that benefited from Michael’s custom process equipment. His most current positions include a University Lecturer, Director of the Entrepreneurial Center, and Executive Director of Strategic Economic and Professional Development at a University level. Currently, he is President/founder of the BAMIZHUB (B²Hub Accelerator Program), Executive Partner of BAM Consulting, and Vice-President/Partner of Caballos Explorations.
Mr. Garcia is a native West Texan and grew up in the oil patch. His father worked for Conoco as a Sr. Production Foreman, and as a young man, he went to many distant leases checking on units and crews. Angel received an opportunity to frac his first well at the age of 12. His experience enabled him to operate four businesses simultaneously and obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship in 2016. Angel also received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused on Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas Permian Basin in 2018. Angel coordinated the 2019 Midland Entrepreneur Challenge to a winning conclusion ushering in several of the area’s most successful startups to date, such as the area’s first brewery and taproom, Tall City Brewing Co. He continues to assist businesses with their operating, marketing, financial strategies, business plan, website development, social media, digital marketing, content creation, distribution, brand development, and so much more.