Become a Master of Business Management
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Become a Master of Business Management

How to Manage Any Business Like a Seasoned Management Pro
4.0 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
494 students enrolled
Created by Greg Vanderford
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Think like a manager
  • Motivate workers
  • Run meetings effectively
  • Set effective compensation levels and packages
  • Control costs without hurting performance
  • Increase sales
  • Manage cash flow
  • Generally improve the performance of their business
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  • Have an interest in business and management

In Business Management: How to Manage a Business Effectively you will benefit from my many years of studying and practicing business management principles.

With a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's in business education to go along with a career filled with putting business management principles into action, my course will teach you:

1. How to motivate your staff

2. How to recruit top quality employees

3. How to effectively run meetings

4. How to set compensation 

5. How to control costs

6. How to increase sales

7. How to manage cash flow

8. Much more

If you are a new manager or already have experience but are looking to upgrade your skills, this course will help you accomplish your goals and make you an effective business manager operating within any business model.

These principles and practices are universal, and will help you not only achieve your business goals, but increase your confidence and enjoyment of your career.

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors, and we'll see you in the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • People new to management
  • Managers looking for additional training
  • Managers looking to upgrade their skills
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
1 Lecture 15:45

This lesson is a bird's eye view of the critical aspects of business management that we are going to learn in the course. These areas of management are based on both what the textbooks say, but even more importantly, what I have found to be the most useful out in the real world managing businesses.

Preview 15:45
Motivation and Recruiting
4 Lectures 40:48

Motivated teams produce results. This may be simple and obvious, but the key is how to motivate teams in the modern working environment in order to achieve the goals of the business. This lesson will teach you the true importance of motivation in today's workplace, and why without it, you will lose to the competition.

The Power of Motivation

While motivational theories and research haven't changed that much over the years, the modern workplace is changing rapidly. In this lesson you will learn how to motivate your team to achieve the results that are necessary to succeed in today's hyper competitive business environment.

How to Motivate Your Team

The importance of recruiting a high performing team cannot be overstated. Without a strong team, your business will be very lucky to outperform your competition in today's competitive environment. But with effective recruiting, you can overcome almost any business obstacle. 

The Importance of Recruiting

In order to recruit a world class team in business, you need to offer more than the competition. In some cases, you may simply not be able to offer a higher salary or better benefits than large multinational corporations that you are competing with you for talent. But there is always a way to make your offer more attractive. In this lesson you will learn specific strategies to recruit top talent successfully.

How to Recruit a World Class Team
Meetings and Time Management
4 Lectures 26:28

Meetings are extremely important in business. But knowing how many to have, for what purposes, and how to run them effectively is not as well understood by most managers as it should be. In this lesson you will learn how important meetings can be to improving productivity.

The Importance of Meetings

In this lesson you will learn specific strategies and tactics that will help you maximize the effectiveness of meetings while actually having your team look forward to them!

How to Run Meetings Efficiently

Meetings are notorious among workers for being boring, useless, and often a general waste of time. But with effective management, you can actually make meetings fun and productive, while having a positive impact on the bottom line, instead of having everyone feel like they would be better off just working on their to do list.

How to Increase Productivity Through Meetings

Time management is super important in business and research shows that a lot of it is wasted. Imagine if you could increase the amount of time your team is actual working on critical tasks by ten or twenty percent?

Powerful Time Management Techniques
Controlling Costs and Increasing Sales
3 Lectures 21:15

In this lesson you will learn various ways to control costs that are often overlooked even by experienced business managers. Learn to aggressively control costs and improve your bottom line without having to increase sales by a single unit.

How to Control Costs in Any Business

Another one that sounds obvious. Of course we want to increase sales! But the idea of focusing relentlessly on incremental increases over time is a subtle but extremely effective approach to long term growth and ultimate success of any business. Many managers give up because it seems like what they are doing isn't working and sales are not growing fast enough. But even increasing sales by 5% every single year over time will lead to great success over the course of many years.

The Importance of Consistently Increasing Sales

There are ways to increase sales no matter what product or service you are selling and to have sales increase consistently over time. In this lesson you will learn highly effective strategies and tactics to achieve consistent long term revenue growth for your business.

How to Consistently Increase Sales in Any Business
Managing Cash Flows
2 Lectures 15:45

Research has shown unequivocally that the number one reason for business failures is mismanagement of cash flows. In other words, businesses are chronically under-capitalized. To put it another way, they run out of money! But increasing sales and profits are not the only ways to bring money into a business. In order to get through recessions and tough times, managers have to understand how to manage cash flow effectively and use all of the tools at their disposal. 

The Importance of Managing Cash Flow

In this lesson you will learn more strategies to obtain capital when other avenues have dried up. In business, there are always many ways to accomplish any objective, but sometimes you have to learn to think outside the box!

Strategies for Obtaining Capital
1 Lecture 04:43

Let's take a look at the critical ideas that we covered in the course and remember that in business, there is always a way to succeed!

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About the Instructor
Greg Vanderford
4.6 Average rating
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Teacher and Entrepreneur

My courses are designed based on my many years as a teacher and student of education and business. I hold a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and have been designing curricula for over a decade.

The business, language, and chess courses that I have built on Udemy are a reflection of this experience and dedication to education. My goal is to reach as many people as possible with my courses, which is why I have chosen the internet and the Udemy platform as my ideal mode of delivery.

The following is a little more about my expertise and background. I was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. I attended the University of Idaho where I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2004. After a few years in the work force as an account manager I moved to Vietnam where I lived for over 5 years.

While in Vietnam I taught English as a second language for almost 2 years to students of all ages and backgrounds. For the 3 final years that I lived there I opened and ran a sports training company called Saigon Sports Academy. We coached sports such as soccer, chess, tennis, and basketball as well as ran large sporting events such as tournaments and leagues. My positions while at the company included Director of Strategic Initiatives as well as Director of the Chess Program.

While living in Vietnam I became fluent in the Vietnamese language and developed a deep love for teaching and traveling internationally. I then came back in the United States to work on a masters degree in education so that I would be an even more effective teacher in the future. It is my wish to be a positive force for education in the world, and to inspire my current and future students to be the best that they can be in whatever they do.