Rapid Enterprise Development

Rapid Enterprise Development focuses on developing and managing an enterprise developed for rapid growth based on proven models, or at least, developing models. The course examines the role of the entrepreneur-founder along with strategies, methods, policies, processes, and procedures to ensure accelerated growth is achieved.

Unlike other courses which teach principles on how to start and operate a successful business, Rapid Enterprise Development is intensely focused on the fundamental processes, procedures and methods for developing a business structured around rapid growth and profitability. Whether it’s the entrepreneur’s intention to monetize the value of the enterprise through a three to five-year exit, or to continue to enjoy the profitable, exciting and fulfilling fruits that rapid growth provides, this course will clearly identify how to embed the levers needed for sustained and accelerated growth.

Text Information

This course is a four credit-hour course. This class is an interactive experience because few books on the subject are available, there are no text books, and my own textbook for future iterations of this class is currently in development. However, the interactive portion will be augmented by six commercially available books and various excerpts from my own books posted on Blackboard (Bb).

Course Objectives

Rapid Enterprise Development is a must for serious business students who want to leapfrog over traditional nuts and bolts business courses in order to learn how to implement a solid predictable machine generating rapid growth. By session, you will learn how to:

Sessions 1 and 2: Seeking the Opportunity

Session 3: Defining the Turf

Session 4: Structuring the Foundation

Session 5: Implementing the Tools Part I

Sessions 6: Implementing the Tools Part II

Sessions 7: Presentation of Assignments

Session 8: Creating Community Conversation & Culture

Session 9: Understanding the DNA of Accelerated Growth

Session 10: Presentations of Assignments

Session 11: From Accelerated Growth to Exponential Growth

Session 12: Creating the Ultimate Enterprise

Session 13: Final Grade & Team Presentations

Session 14: Final Grade & Team Presentations, Wrap Up & Awards


Final grades will be based upon a combination of elements which will be consolidated at the end of the semester into a numerical grade. Those elements consist of the following:

Component Weight
Class Participation 20%
Group Assignments 20%
Individual Assignments (15% each) 45%
Final Team Project 15%


Individual details on Individual Assignments, Group Assignments and Team Projects will be provided in class.

A 93% C 73%
A- 90% C- 70%
B+ 87% D+ 67%
B 83% D 63%
B- 80% D- 60%
C+ 77% F < 60%


Credit Hour Statement

This course is a four credit-hour course that meets three hours per week. The value of four credit hours results, in part, from work expected of enrolled students both inside and outside the classroom. Rollins faculty require that students average at least 2 1⁄2 hours of outside work for every hour of scheduled class time. In this course, the additional outside-of-class expectations include: assigned readings, case study preparation and preparing and presenting a final project.


Course and Instructor Evaluation

At the end of each semester, students are asked to evaluate the course and instructor. These evaluations are extremely valuable in the teaching and learning process on our campus. Student evaluations help assess student perceptions of classroom learning and often lead to improved teaching. Your feedback is important and Rollins students are encouraged to be honest, fair, and reflective in the evaluation process.

The online evaluative survey is anonymous. Students are never identified as the respondent. Instead, each student’s comments are assigned a random number. You will be asked to rate your course and instructor on a numerical scale and through narrative comments.

For the spring term, the online Course and Instructor Evaluation (CIE) process opens at 8:00 a.m. on the first scheduled date. It remains open for a period of 14 days (2 weeks) until 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on the final scheduled date. The evaluation period ends prior to the start of final examinations and faculty cannot access completed evaluations until 10 days after the end of final exams.

Students will receive one email at the start of the CIE period, one after the 15th day, and a final reminder the day before the CIE period ends. Students who complete evaluations for all classes will be able to view grades ten-days before students who do not complete an evaluation form.

Please note that independent studies, internships, and applied music courses (MUA) are excluded from the online process. Also excluded for confidentiality reasons are courses with enrollments of three or fewer students.


Larry Pino

Larry Pino


Business and investment attorney. Founder of a private equity firm. Focused on starting, developing and growing business enterprises.

Adjunct Professor
Hamilton Holt School
Rollins College

LPino@Rollins.edu or ljp@pinonicholsonlaw.com



Larry Pino

Tuscan Gardens Group

Pino Nicholson Law


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