Your future looks bright

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Are you a self-starter bursting with brilliant ideas? Do you have a solution in mind that could help your community, save lives, and make the world a better place?

With FLC’s Entrepreneurship & Small Business major or minor, you’ll learn how to recognize opportunities, develop business plans, and understand the legal ins and outs of running a small business.

Inspired by the spirit of the wild west, informed by best practices in business management, you'll develop skills in opportunity recognition, idea creation, business plan development, and the legal aspects of starting and running a business.

Michael Valdez, Associate Professor of Management on our small business and entrepreneurship degree

"We have some of the coolest partners and opportunities for undergraduate students in the nation, including meaningful internships, resources to make their ideas a reality, and a chance to win a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise."

Your career path

Small business and entrepreneurship degree student with open sign

These skills set you up to:

  • Start a new for-profit business
  • Purchase an existing business
  • Purchase & run a franchise business
  • Develop & create “spin-off” ventures for existing businesses
  • Take over a family business

Community partnerships

Win your own store

Win the chance to own and operate a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store when you take the Applied Entrepreneurship course.

Compete for your store

Business plan competition

Win a piece of the $15,000 in cash awards to take your business off the ground in the Hawk Tank business plan competition.

Learn about Hawk Tank

The Center for Innovation

Make your business idea a reality with support from the local business community at the region's economic hub.

Center for Innovation