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Why 'Knowledge Entrepreneurship' Is Taking Off A new class of entrepreneurs has emerged with technological advances in online learning and connectivity.

By Greg Smith Edited by Frances Dodds

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If this year has taught us anything, it's how quickly things can change. As much as we've seen the way we live and work upended over the last six months, we've also seen new opportunities emerge, especially in the realm of entrepreneurship.

One promising area for those looking to start a business is sharing, and selling, skills and knowledge online.

In early 2019, the online course market was forecast to be worth $300 Billion by 2025, and the coronavirus has only accelerated that timeline. Layoffs, furloughs, and changes in work structure have prompted more people than ever to take their careers into their own hands. Increasingly, many are realizing the promise — and profits — in building a business based on their most valuable assets: the skills and knowledge they already possess.

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