FDU’s Rothman Institute introduces online learning portal for small biz owners

Institute will partner with Small Business Pro University on 2 certificate programs

The Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University has joined with the newly launched Small Business Pro University, an online learning portal for small business owners.

The two educational institutions are introducing a pair of certificate programs developed to help small business owners go from startup to scaling their companies. The programs are based on the Masterpreneur Playbook, a 5-step business growth plan and proprietary method developed by SBProU founder Andrew Frazier.

The partnership will debut with the launch of two new certificate programs — a three-month Small Business Pro program focused on taking the entrepreneur from startup to working in his or her business, and a 12-month Masterpreneur Certificate Program for experienced entrepreneurs, taking them from working in their business to scaling their business. The programs also include group activities, virtual networking events and individual coaching.

Dale Caldwell, the executive director of the institute, said the programs are a value-add for anyone who wants to improve their business savvy.

“We are pleased to be able to expand our offerings and services to the entrepreneurial community — especially during these challenging times,” he said. “The Small Business Pro University’s certificate programs are a great adjunct to our existing courses and business advisory services.”

Frazier is the author of the book “Running Your Small Business Like a Pro” and has taught courses for several institutions and organizations. He is a former Navy officer and holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from New York University and a Certified Financial Analyst designation.

“The certificate programs are a complete support system designed to grow your business, especially in challenging times,” he said. “They consist of self-paced, multimedia, interactive learning experiences provided in bite-sized modules for busy startup entrepreneurs and established business owners with tight schedules.”

A series of virtual open houses will detail the certificate programs. Click here to learn more.