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5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn To Code

The ability to code has several advantages for business leaders, especially those in the tech world.

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There are dozens of skills an entrepreneur must possess — from accounting and managing a profit and loss statement to marketing and business development. If your business leverages technology, learning to code should be added to the list of skills you need for success.

Here’s why:

1. Speak the language of tech

Learning to code and work effectively with technology is like learning a new language. If you plan to spend a lot of time working with technology and you understand the language of your new environment, your product and business decisions will be better informed.

Related: How You Create A Money Spinning App Without Any Coding Skills

2. Talent evaluation

For any start-up that leverages technology, hiring the right team is critical. Your hires will be one of the driving factors of success, and if you don’t understand what differentiates good and mediocre technical talent, you’re positioning your company for costly errors.

If you know how to code, you’ll have a better understanding of what to look for in a talented developer or chief technology officer.

3. Product development

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To build the next great web application, iPhone game or productivity app, you need passion, creativity, a great team and perhaps some special sauce. You also need to effectively schedule and manage projects.

Having an understanding of the resources required (time and capital) and a firm grasp of the development timeline will help you and your tech teams build out a realistic product development pipeline.

Related: 10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice As Fast

4. Getting your hands dirty

At a start-up, resources are scarce and your tech teams are on tight deadlines and probably overworked. Rather than having to interrupt your tech team to make a small change to your website or update content in your app, you’ll have the ability and confidence to make a change without fearing a site shut down or interruption of business.

5. Critical thinking

Strong critical thinking skills facilitate good decision-making, and there is no better way to learn to think critically than by learning to code.

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As you think logically and algorithmically through the problems inherent in your project and turn them into objects, methods and control flows, you’ll break down the problem your business solves into the bite-size pieces you’ll reuse and rely on in the future.

This article was originally posted here on Entrepreneur.com.

Jeremy Snepar is the CEO and founder of the New York Code + Design Academy. Jeremy focuses on making technology and programming education accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. He was the executive vice president of the New York Film Academy before founding the academy.

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Enhance Your Entrepreneurial Flair With An Online Postgraduate Diploma From The University Of Pretoria

The Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria, a leader in business management education, will be offering an Online Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship for the 2018 academic year with some seminars to enrich your action learning experience.

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The Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria, a leader in business management education, will be offering an Online Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship for the 2018 academic year with some seminars to enrich your action learning experience.

The programme content focuses on the start-up processes, creativity and opportunity recognition, business planning and marketing as well as financial management. Furthermore, the programme emphasises entrepreneurial growth and small business policy development with relevance to the enabling environment.

Who should enrol?

The programme is designed for pre-, nascent and start-up entrepreneurs who want to attain an advanced degree in entrepreneurship. It is also intended for individuals who work in an entrepreneurial environment and are involved with small business policy development. Although many students in the programme have academic credentials in entrepreneurship or business management, the programme is also appropriate if your education and/or experience may be in other disciplines (e.g. engineering or medicine).

Admission requirements

A relevant bachelor’s degree.

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Additional programme information

The duration of the course is one year. The language of tuition is English and the course will be presented in two blocks by means of the blended learning method (70% online and 30% contact sessions). Students need continuous access to the internet to complete the course.

Course Contents

Overview of modules for Block A

  • Ideation-to-market: Starting up
  • International Business Venturing
  • Venturing Strategy Building (Part 1)

Overview of modules for Block B

  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Venturing Strategy Building (Part 2)

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Want To Know Your Numbers? 3 ACCA Accounting Online Courses Your Can Take For Free

A large percentage of entrepreneurs are chartered accountants or they need to hire chartered accountants. If you’re looking to grow your career, this could be the growth opportunity you’re looking for.

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A large percentage of entrepreneurs are chartered accountants or they need to hire chartered accountants. If you’re looking to grow your career, this could be the growth opportunity you’re looking for.

We love accounting. We believe that high-quality accountancy tuition should be available to everyone. That’s why our introductory and intermediate online courses are free and can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

ACCA-X is developed by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). ACCA-X’s online courses are hosted on the edX.org platform. With over 110 years’ experience, innovation and excellence, ACCA’s history will advance your future.

ACCA aims to provide you with the world’s best online courses in accountancy, finance and business, equipping you with the skills to start or supercharge your career.

Related: 4 Accounting Online Learning Courses From ACCA You Can Take For Free

ACCA’s members live and work in over 183 countries worldwide.

Become part of something bigger

At the heart of ACCA-X is our community of learners from all over the world. Our online community culture encourages collaboration and learners helping each other. We have a powerful global presence within the profession, and inspire its members and students towards greater success and prosperity.

The benefit from our qualifications is that they are endorsed by employers and institutions around the world, and will offer you a career’s worth of valuable resources and support. The ACCA-X online learning programme offers a number of free online courses.

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4 Accounting Online Learning Courses From ACCA You Can Take For Free

We aim to provide you with the world’s best online courses in accountancy, finance and business, equipping you with the skills to start or supercharge your career.

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ACCA-X is developed by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the world’s most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. Our online courses are hosted on the edX.org platform.

We aim to provide you with the world’s best online courses in accountancy, finance and business, equipping you with the skills to start or supercharge your career.

Our values:

We love accounting

We believe that high-quality accountancy tuition should be available to everyone. That’s why our introductory and intermediate online courses are free and can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

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Being part of something bigger

At the heart of ACCA-X is our community of learners from all over the world. Our online community culture encourages collaboration and learners helping each other.

ACCA-X online learning programme offers the following free online courses:

These courses are 6 week long and ‘on-demand’ so you can start at any time you wish.

Do you have love and passion for Accounting? Do you want know how you can be part of something bigger?

Don’t hesitate to contact Linah on 011 459 1904 or email her on Linah.Thaba@accaglobal.com

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