When Richard Rosenfeld founded Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company in Basalt, Colorado, neither he nor his partners brought much relevant business experience to their new roles. Professional education options were sparse in their small town, but when Richard heard about Coursera, he saw an opportunity to equip himself and his team with the skills they needed to run a successful company.
Soon, all of Richard’s employees were enrolled in relevant courses from The Wharton School’s Business Foundations Specialization. “I’ve watched my employees grow into their jobs,” he says. “That’s gratifying personally, it’s fun to be a part of – and, it’s great for the business.”5