Small Business Entrepreneurship

Small Business Entrepreneurship

Make your dreams of starting your own small business a reality by earning Gateway’s Small Business Entrepreneurship technical diploma. Get a closer look into the world of entrepreneurship by working with a local small business and learning from the experts. Your coursework is centered around your startup, allowing you to completely focus your time, energy and skill development toward the end result of maintaining a thriving small business.

  • Work with a mentor who owns and runs a local small business. They’ll give you a real-world look at what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and help you reach your goals through advice and encouragement. 
  • Gain comprehensive entrepreneurship training in topics such as accounting, business purchasing, marketing, promotions and supervisory tactics that will help you turn your business idea into a career. 
  • Become an entrepreneur and achieve your goal of owning, planning, developing or managing a small business. Enjoy a career that sparks your passion and makes your community a better place.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, Online, Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $5,568
Books & Supplies: $2,274

Start Dates

Spring, Fall

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Owner, President, Principal

Small Business Entrepreneurship Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.