Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Principles and Practices of the Successful Entrepreneur

Thursdays evenings

January 10 to February 14, 2013

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Concordia University
Founders Hall Building, room 201

1530 Concordia West

Irvine, CA 92612


Individual Registration $249

(Discount available for Pastors, church staff & teachers)

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Stephen Christensen, Executive Vice President and Business Instructor, Concordia University and Founder/President, Faith and Work Life Ministry, www.cui.edu and www.faithandworklife.org

Read Stephen Christensen’s BIO HERE

Start Your Business in 30 Days!

 Enroll and create a concise blueprint and plan for your business.


 “Principles and Practices of the  

Successful Entrepreneur”  

  • #1 reason for business failure: No business plan. (U.S. Small Business Admin.)

“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and count the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?”     Luke 14:28

  • Top 3 reasons people don’t write their business plan:

1. No time.
2. Don’t know what to include in it.
3. Not sure how to do the financials.

If any of these excuses apply to you, you are not alone. But now, you can overcome these business plan writing road blocks and in a little over 1 month, you will have a workable plan for your business. It’s your passion, so let’s work together to make it your business in 2013.  

Enroll Today 


“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 


Start Your Business Now 


Exclusively Offered at Concordia University, Irvine

  • headerYou’ll learn to:

1. Write a basic business plan
2. Develop strategies to attract new customers/clients
3. Stand out from your competitors
4. Define your business model and market niche
5. Profile your ideal target customers
6. Differentiate your product or service

You need to know where you want to go. Your need a workable plan showing the steps to get you there.


“I came into class and didn’t have a clue where to start. In 7-weeks I refined my idea and wrote a business plan.” Past student – Fall 2012.


If God has given you an idea for a business but you are not sure how to move forward, get the knowledge and tools necessary. Is your current business struggling? If so, this course in entrepreneurship is for you.

Principles and Practices of the Successful Entrepreneur is designed to move you from idea to action, God’s way. This in-depth training provides foundational business principles and core business concepts. Learn best business practices for starting or growing a business. 


The clear, concise and practical principles have immediate “take home” value that impacts your business quickly. This 7-week course (1 night per week) is a transformational tool that challenges existing business paradigms and integrates timeless biblical principles.


“In my 35 years business, 15 of them in different CEO/business groups, I have attended many courses and classes regarding business, leadership, and entrepreneurship.  However, I can honestly say I cannot recall ever attending one that provided so much concentrated best practices data supported with  Biblical principles and detailed scripture.This course has proven to be a great value, taught with great care.


Blessed am I to have experienced it”.


Mark Maes



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