Can Entrepreneurship - Business Start-up - Freelancing be Taught?
A: Yes! It must be done well.
I've been researching and teaching the activity for nearly 15 years in UK business schools as we found that not all humans feel they have the genes to start a business. So this course helps more people, like you, to learn from helpful insights from entrepreneurship research and the big data available from practice. This course is not a story of "how I won my start up war(s)". This program is based on the behavioural trends we see in 1000's of entrepreneurship winners as well as problems that I see causing some venture creators fail.
Does Starting a Business Mean It Must Hurt?
A: Not anymore! The workplace wellbeing, employee wellness and entrepreneur stress research is now providing us
with useful insights that I use in my face to face practice. So business creators of today can get a
much better ride with their start up endeavours through a course like this.
You will learn from:
The course is structured around the four key themes listed below:
It is about successful venture creation and uniquely turns the trusted research into helpful practical assessment tools. In building your skills for carrying out each activity the lectures fuse recommendations for healthy mindsets and workplace wellness practices. This course focuses on getting you to analyze readiness for carrying out typical business start up activities for self employment or your freelance work. It is the first in my healthy entrepreneurial behavior series.
This is the most humanistic course on entrepreneurship that you will ever find. It reflects the realities of start up and not the myths. And so you will find no "wam bam thank you mam" tough motivational talk here! This course will help you discover if business start-up/ entrepreneurship is right for you.
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All spelling is UK English (where possible)
Learn more about the course and how to get the most from the lectures, downloadable resources and online discussions.
Welcome to the business start up course. This is explaining when I shall be popping up to help students with their start up activities.
Walking you through how to complete your to do list check.
Explaining that I'll be popping up throughout the course to see how you're doing.
Quiz about actions of the entrepreneurial process
This lecture introduces the section about doing the right kind of thinking. Touches on the importance of forward planning, identity and authenticity and key stress points.
Walk through progress check to:
Learn about different thinking styles that successful entrepreneurs do:
Walk through how to complete the thinking styles inventory activity and discover how to assess:
How to think right
This lecture introduces the lectures in the section about the purchasing problems and how to overcome them by assessing what needs to be done.
Learn about facilities and equipment searching
Walk through completing the equipment search device
Introducing the tasks that cause money wories, This section helps you to understand what is involved with each activity with activities that show you how to do it.
Walking through how to complete the funding and finance task check device.
Learn about generating sales
How important it is to do accounting and recording income from sales
Finding a professional to help with this task
Learn about receiving a positive cash flow
Prompting students on the activities and invitation to chat about their start up
About the money related tasks
Learn about this cluster of tasks coming up that relate to administrative activities
The administrative tasks to legitimize the business
Learn the importance of testing the new product or service idea
Questions about the admin section.
This short lecture introduces the section of tasks related to the people within the business.
Learn the tasks relating to the firm's core people
On time spent on the business
About spending time on the business
This section provides an overall summary and has suggestions for how you can progress for your next learning and development around business start up the healthy way.
Since I work in the health & wellbeing arena, firstly let me clarify that I'm not a medic. My title comes from being an academic with a PhD in entrepreneurial behavior/ psychology.
Former Business School Lecturer/ Course Director
I've supported the birth of many new businesses. The kinds of businesses I've helped range from creative sector freelancers, computer games makers, fashion and graphic designers and various service professionals. I also have lead several degree level courses in the subject. Such courses as the MA in Enterprise Management for Creative Arts at London College of Communication, UAL. And I designed and ran the Creating a New Business module at Birkbeck College University of London.
Independent Consultant since 2009
And for the last six years I have been consulting, specializing in healthy workplaces and employee wellness for top private and public organizations in London. Currently I'm enjoying being part of the verifying team at the Mayor of London's Office alongside Public Health England for awarding businesses with The Healthy Workplace Charter accreditation. From previous training as an entrepreneurship researcher I am still one of the few that has looked into the personal stresses involved in business start up.
On Udemy from late Dec 2015/ Jan 2016
I'm excited to be sharing insights through Udemy because it will help more people around the world to practically benefit from the researched recipes for success that is currently emerging.