Whatever your path or vision, Belmont's Center for Entrepreneurship has the expertise, passion, and values to prepare you for your own entrepreneurial venture.
If you are interested in starting your own business, would like to take your existing business to the next level, or are looking for special training for a start-up or family business, consider joining one of the fastest growing majors in the nation at one of the strongest programs available: Belmont University's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Belmont's program has been named as one of the Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs in the country by The Princeton Review and has also been recognized as a National Model Undergraduate Program for Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). In 2010, our program was featured as one of five schools to consider when studying entrepreneurship by Fortune magazine.
Belmont's innovative, award-winning program enables students to get involved in one of several student-run ventures on campus and provides students with the resources and support necessary for them to start their own businesses. Approximately 3,500 square feet of prime retail space in the Curb Event Center has been set aside by Belmont University for students to use to develop retail or service businesses. House Of and Boulevard Record Shop are currently operating in this space. This program gives students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in managing a small business.
The Hatchery provides an office environment containing basic resources and support to help students as they develop their own entrepreneurial ventures. Students are advised by faculty, staff and local entrepreneurs, who are part of the Belmont Entrepreneur Network. Other resources available to students include free legal clinics, accounting clinics and practicing entrepreneur roundtables. Our students have created a variety of different types of businesses, including Internet marketing, photography and design, audio/video production, catering/food service and fashion (click here to see a few examples).
Typically, around a third of the students concentrating in entrepreneurship create businesses that are their main or sole source of income after graduation. Within five years of graduation, we expect half of our alumni to have started their own businesses. Graduates who don't go into business for themselves will find careers in entrepreneurial businesses owned by others or in traditional corporate settings.