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John Read ’09 is a photographer aiming to start his own business. An entrepreneurship course helped lay the foundation for the important skills he will need to get 

his business off the ground.

John Read ’09 is a photographer aiming to start his own business. An entrepreneurship course helped lay the foundation for the important skills he will need to get his business off the ground.

Entrepreneurship takes front seat as the Bryan School of Business and Economics paves the way for future entrepreneurs

Recognizing the importance of small business and creative problem solving to North Carolina’s economic future, UNCG dramatically increased its focus on entrepreneurship. The Bryan School proposed a major in entrepreneurship, which is pending approval from General Administration. In addition, new minors have been added for business and non-business majors along with 19 new or revised entrepreneurship courses. Eight cross-disciplinary courses were also developed with other units across campus to encourage the building of entrepreneurial skills within a variety of majors. In April, UNCG established the N.C. Entrepreneurship Center, which will expand connections in the region, state and beyond by helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Slated to open this fall, the center will target seven areas: creative industries, family business, franchising, health care entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and technology entrepreneurship.