Business Development: 11 Steps to Start your First Business
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Business Development: 11 Steps to Start your First Business

A complete lean business development roadmap to successfully jump-start your first business.
4.1 (24 ratings)
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3,221 students enrolled
Created by Miha Matlievski
Last updated 9/2018
English [Auto-generated]
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the core concepts of business development
  • Utilise proven methodologies that help you jumpstart your first business
  • Build a lean, step-by-step business development strategy
  • Build rapport, because people buy from people they like and trust
  • No previous Knowledge Required
  • ... all you need to take this course is pen & paper

Starting Your Own Business? Dealing With Confusion? Feeling Overwhelmed? Procrastinating?

Ever feel like you are on a treadmill running through peanut butter. Like there is always more to do than you can possibly get done in a day?

Making the decision to start out on your own can be scary. Even if you are a fan of change and challenges, the uncertainty of starting your first business can often be an obstacle to pursuing your dream and idea.

Overwhelm comes in many forms, but it typically involves having too many options, not knowing where to start, constantly struggling with shiny object syndrome, overconsumption of information and taking too much on all at once.

To help you overcome those obstacles, I created this 11 steps course. It will give you clarity and focus because it takes you by the hand and shows you what to do each day.

I created this course to help you break free from financial stress, trading your time for money, and fears that tripped you up in the past, and to guide you through the early stages of establishing your business. 

Start your dream NOW, that gives you ownership of your time and money. And grow from there.

Here’s what I propose: start small. Follow the 11 steps and take it one day at a time.

Ready? Let's jump into it.

Who this course is for:
  • People just starting their business journey who feel overwhelmed and lost by overload of information on the internet
Course content
Expand 12 lectures 02:51:59
+ Introduction
12 lectures 02:51:59

Welcome to this 11-step video course on how to successfully JumpStart your business.

Are you ready to get some clarity on what are the right steps to start your business?

The majority of these steps will be very actionable so you can implement them ASAP.

Along with these steps, you'll be getting links to additional resources and full free lessons and trainings. What you'll get over the next 11-steps is more than what I've seen in some high-ticket courses. Soak it up!

But let’s start with a short introduction …

Make sure to watch this first video on what this course is all about and also get to know me a little.


Preview 04:06

Do you procrastinate instead of taking action? Is your perfectionism standing in your way? Do you want to research all the information first before starting?

The truth is: you’re stuck! And probably frustrated with yourself. No need to beat up yourself, just start where you are right now.

Learn in this short video 5 powerful mindsets that will help you build a strong foundation for your business, because “done is better than perfect”.

You need to push yourself out of your comfort zone in order to grow and achieve that amazing life you desire.

Preview 09:31

Ok! Now you have the right mindset to tackle all the tasks.

An easily applicable way to gain lots of clarity is by creating a business plan. This is absolutely essential, so don’t skip this step!

To unload all your thoughts on paper will help you focus and see the bigger picture. From here you will easily make your action plan.

I have a simple, yet effective method to create a business plan that defies the perfectionist inside of you.

Watch my next video to find out how.

PS: ... and download the free template!

Why Do We Need Business Development / Plan

Know your niche! You cannot talk to a 25-year-old woman the same way as you talk to a 60-year-old man. Marketing is the art of connection and triggering emotions, hence you have to know how to communicate in the right way.

So narrowing down who your ideal client is, is essential! 

In this video, I give you a good overview of what to take into consideration.

Find your Profitable Niche

The struggle is real. Theirs!

But you have a solution for it. So you start creating your product or service that will help them overcome the problem. 

Be specific. Use THEIR words, how they describe their problem and then provide a solution.

Pain + Desire = your Product

What is a profitable business model and what the heck is a unique value proposition (UVP)?

There are different business models out there and with this quick overview, you’ll be able to decide which fits you best to stand out.

You always need to have your clients in mind and how to solve their problem. With a unique value proposition, you show them why YOU are the best for them.

I help you create your UVP and gladly give you feedback on your offer, so you can start generating revenue quickly.

Profitable Business Model & Unique Value Proposition

Off to the next step in our journey ... it's time to map out your client's journey.

By now you already have your Niche mapped out, you know what problem you are solving and what desire your are bringing, you have a product that answers that, you applied the perfect business model and you know how to answer "Why You?".

Not let's start mapping out the KNOW->LIKE->TRUST journey and let's add in the BUY->DELIVER as well.

Enjoy your next video!

Mapping out Our Ideal Client's Journey

What exactly is marketing? What different types are out there?

The most important one is content marketing!

This is the essence, heart, and soul of your way to put yourself out there.

Make your audience connect with you through your content.

You are not selling a product, you sell an emotion. So make your clients feel what they desire.

In this video, you get an overview of marketing.

Marketing 101 - Content Marketing

Ufff... the last video was quite a bit ...

But this one is pretty easy: How can you identify the resources you need to start your business.

As always: write it all down.

In the next video, you will learn how to develop a healthy relationship with failure and then in the next one how to create a story that sells. So stay tuned and see you then.


Resources Planning

Our brain is wired to store stories. What has been a struggle you overcame? Is that something your client can relate to?

In this video, you will learn how to structure a story that people identify with, a story that sells.

Take them on a journey and make them want more of you. Let your light shine.

Story That Sells - Hero Journey

Failure is the topic I am very passionate about. I had to learn to deal with it the hard way, so I want to help you be better prepared than I was back then.

It’s important to establish an emotionally healthy relationship with failure. 

Every mistake is a chance to learn and grow and might be even a blessing in disguise - which, of course, we only find out much later.

Constant improvement will lead to success, but the path there is paved with failure. So don’t trip on little things and learn how to navigate through this bumpy road.

How to Deal With Failure When It Happens?

... and so we come to the end of our 11-day course.

For our final step let's set some goals, break them down into milestones and create a weekly action plan.

Do not forget to incorporate "weekly review" so that you will stay on top of your game. Also, do not forget that your business plan in "Permanent Beta".

Go through it often, polish it up, and success is waiting for you just around the corner!

Set a Goal, Create Milestones and Prepare Weekly Action Plan!