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Law and the Entrepreneur

This course will highlight the critical legal and business issues entrepreneurs face as they build and launch a new venture. We will explore real world scenarios, and address the legal and business issues that entrepreneurs face, from the moment they conceive of the "million dollar idea" to all of the important junctures along the path to success.

Start Date: Oct 01, 2013 Topics: General Business, Law


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This course covers the legal aspects of entrepreneurship from both a doctrinal and practical perspective, addressing such issues as entity selection, protection of intellectual property, financing a new venture, hiring workers, and conducting business online.


  • Dates: Oct 01, 2013 to Nov 01, 2013
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Steve Reed, Esther Barron
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: General Business, Law

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About Coursera: Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

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