Starting Your Own Business

Starting Your Own Business

Starting Your Own Business

Starting Your Own Business

Class Date: January 22, 2019

NOTE: This course is part of the class entitled, "Jump-Start Your Career." You can purchase this course separately if you are not interested in the class.

Starting your own business is one way to get your career jump-started. However, you need to be prepared and have the right mindset for entrepreneurial life.

In this course, we are going to outline some of the qualities and the mindset an entrepreneur must have to be successful. Then we are going to look at organization, research, and planning. By taking the tough steps at the start, you will improve your chances of success. Following that lesson, we are talking about raising money and plan implementation - or - launch day. We will cover some basic business necessities and provide you with information and resources on how to legally incorporate, how to advertise and promote your business, and how to close your first sale. At the conclusion of this course, you will have a very concise summary of all the things you need to think about to start your own business.

NOTE: This course is part of the class entitled, "Jump-Start Your Career." You can purchase this course separately if you are not interested in the class.

Lessons

  1. If you have decided to start your own business, and you have done enough of the initial planning, then you are aware of how much start-up capital you need to get going. In this lesson, we are going to talk about some of the most common ways you can raise money for a startup business. We will provide some resources on pitch techniques, and give you a broad overview of your options.
  2. In this lesson, we are going to talk about the steps you need to take to plan for the day you officially open your doors. There are different approaches to launching your business. In many ways, it depends on the kind of business you are starting. An accountant or lawyer will use some different tactics than a retail shop owner or restaurant. The same is true for a consultant or an app developer.  The goal of this lesson is to provide a check-list for a variety of types of business to give you a sense of what you need to plan for, so your launch day can be a success.
  3. In this last lesson of the "Starting Your Own Business" course (as part of the  "Jump-Start Your Career" class), we will review some basic business necessities you need to consider when starting your own business. This course and this lesson are not meant to be a comprehensive overview, however, you will get some valuable information and resources on how to legally incorporate, how to advertise and promote your business, and how to close your first sale.

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