Frequently Asked Questions
DreamBuilder is a fun and interactive online training program that consists of 13 beginning business courses. You earn a DreamBuilder certificate after completing all the courses.
The Financing Your Dream course is a stand alone, companion course to DreamBuilder.
It helps you get organized, identify the best types of funding for the stage of your business, and prepare to approach funders. At the end, you will generate a Capital Action Plan that will serve as a step-by-step process for obtaining funding. It takes about two hours to complete and you can take it without having started or completed DreamBuilder.
DreamBuilder is designed for women interested in starting or growing a business.
DreamBuilder is designed for women, but anyone can take it.
DreamBuilder will help you determine if you should start your own business. Even if you decide against launching a business, the program helps you to explore this exciting opportunity.
DreamBuilder is offered in English and Spanish.
DreamBuilder covers all the core issues that you must consider when starting a business. Topics include: planning, marketing, pricing, management, accounting, managing risk, finding funding, setting goals, and many more.
The program consists of 13 courses. The average course takes about one to two hours to complete.
DreamBuilder is accessible to almost everyone, no matter what your education or experience is. It has a conversational tone, and is like listening to a friend share what she knows about business.
The DreamBuilder program is designed to be easy to navigate, even if you don’t often work online.
You don’t have to complete all of DreamBuilder at the same time. You don’t even have to complete all of a single course in one sitting. Since it’s based in the cloud, you can leave DreamBuilder at any point, and pick it back up again the next time you log on. You don’t even need to own a computer, you just need access to one.
The benefits of DreamBuilder include a course completion certificate, a draft of your business plan, a community of peers, and access to tools and templates.
The program is free when you register here on our DreamBuilder website. If you sign up through a partner organization, there may be a nominal fee for additional support and activities provided by that organization.
The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation created DreamBuilder to support women entrepreneurs throughout the world. They have fully funded the cost of the DreamBuilder program.