Entrepreneurship - Ft. Matthew Rolnick of Yaymaker, Groupon
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Entrepreneurship - Ft. Matthew Rolnick of Yaymaker, Groupon

Learn Entrepreneurship through Q&A with Matthew Rolnick who generated 10+ Million in sales at Groupon.
4.1 (341 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
35,103 students enrolled
Created by YouAccel Training
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 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
  • What Is An Entrepreneur
  • The Mindset Required To Succeed As An Entrepreneur
  • The Skills Needed to Succeed as An Entrepreneur
  • How To Choose Your Entrepreneurship Idea and Test It´s Viability
  • How To Get Started as An Entrepreneur and Go About Securing Funding
  • What The Entrepreneurial Pitfalls You Should Look Out For Are
  • Resources To Get You Started on your quest to succeed as an entrepreneur
Requirements
  • A Brave Heart
  • Dogged Determination
  • Absolute Dedication
  • And A Passionate Vision
Description

**Update**

This course includes an exclusive interview session with a seasoned business veteran - Matthew Rolnick. Matthew is currently the VP of Sales at Yaymaker, and former Divisional Sales Manager at Groupon. His key accomplishments including generating over 10 million in sales at Groupon.

YouAccel recently had the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive Q&A style interview with Matthew Rolnick. The interview was conducted as part of an initiative to add valuable new content to YouAccel’s line up of Entrepreneurship and Freelancing courses. Matthew Rolnick is currently the VP of sales at Yaymaker, a company devoted to enriching lives through exciting social experiences and live virtual events. To date, Yaymaker has hosted over 300,000 events including paint “nites”, cookie decorating, and wreath making.

In the hour long session, Matthew Rolnick speaks about his experiences working for some of the biggest brands in North America, including Groupon and Tribune. Matthew’s list of business accomplishments made him the perfect candidate for aspiring entrepreneurs to gain valuable insights from. In his role at Groupon, Matthew acted as the divisional sales manager in the Health & Wellness category. Matthew helped the company generate a staggering 10M in sales. Matthew and his wife also run a successful property investment company through their ownership stake in a HomeVestors franchise.

The interview touches on several key aspects of the entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship journey that defined Matthews’s career path over the last several years. Through his detailed responses to difficult questions, the interview showcased the aptitude and wisdom Matthew has accumulated over his work life. Matthew provided a glimpse into his view of entrepreneurship, and many of the pitfalls new business owners should avoid. He also touches on the importance of consistency, and other imperative character traits that help ensure entrepreneurial success. Towards the end of the session Matthew takes on tough questions from students including tips on avoiding social isolation, and tackling uncomfortable situations. The Q&A session are an absolute must-see for anyone aspiring to enter the world of entrepreneurship.


Course Intro:

You’ve done the starter jobs, the in-between jobs, the pro-jobs and this is what it comes down to. You’re ready to take the reins of your career, and set out on the ride of your life.


So... you, want to be an entrepreneur!


This course will give you an introduction in how to master this exciting career choice.


In How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur, you will learn:

  • How to Define an Entrepreneur

  • The Mindset Required To Succeed As An Entrepreneur

  • The Skills Needed to Succeed as An Entrepreneur

  • How To Choose Your Entrepreneurship Idea and Test It's Viability

  • How To Get Started as An Entrepreneur and Go About Securing Funding

  • What The Entrepreneurial Pitfalls You Should Look Out For Are

  • And finally, we’ll provide Resources To Get You Started on your quest to succeed as an entrepreneur


So go ahead and click the enrol button and let’s get started making you a successful entrepreneur.

Who this course is for:
  • Students interested in starting a business
  • Students interested in entrepreneurship
Course content
Expand all 105 lectures 01:17:54
+ Defining Entrepreneurship
16 lectures 12:34
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Define an Entrepreneur
00:19
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Qualities of an Entrepreneur
00:43
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Mindset of an Entrepreneur
00:30
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Dealing with Failure
00:47
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Stepping out of your Comfort Zone
00:53
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Dealing with Risk
00:41
+ Skills Required to be an Entrepreneur
11 lectures 08:28
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Characteristics of a Leader
00:53
Forward Thinking
00:46
Flexibility
00:35
Self-Motivation
00:41
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Staying Motivated
01:14
Consistency
00:36
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Being Consistent
01:05
Making Sales
00:38
Recap: The Six Skills Needed
00:12
+ Embarking on Entrepreneurship
20 lectures 13:33
Introduction
00:28
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Entrepreneurship vs. Working
00:28
Embarking on Entrepreneurship
01:45
Pinpoint A Lucrative Startup Idea
00:46
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Gauge Probability of Success
01:02
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Choosing a Business Idea
01:14
Think Ahead
00:26
Do Online Research
00:37
Zero In On An Evolving Sector
00:48
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Evolving Markets
00:25
Look For an Underserved Market
00:41
Determining If Your Startup Idea Is Viable
00:09
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Viability Testing
00:44
Do a Small Group Assessment
00:34
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Small Group Assessments & Interviews
00:42
Use a Minimal Viable Product
01:17
Conduct Interviews
00:19
Create a Test Market
00:38
Recap of Choosing your Entrepreneurial Idea
00:19
Recap of the Viability of your Idea
00:11
+ How To Get Started As An Entrepreneur?
14 lectures 11:05
Introduction
00:55
Structure Your Business
00:44
Decide If Up-skilling Is Necessary
00:39
Have A Game Plan For Your Business
00:28
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Creating a Business Plan
01:20
Define Your Target Group or Audience
00:28
Set Up A Network
00:47
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - How to Network with Prospects
00:24
Market Your Idea
00:44
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Get the Word Out
01:01
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Facebook and Google Ads Marketing
00:45
Incorporate Your Business
01:20
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Incorporating a Business
01:13
Recap: Recommended Steps to Start your Entrepreneurship
00:17
+ Securing Funding
18 lectures 12:14
Introduction
00:17
Co-founders
01:12
Fundraising
00:26
Recruit Family and Friends
00:20
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Investment from Family
00:46
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Coping with Lack of Family Support
00:58
Apply For a Business Loan
00:41
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Funding from Banks
00:31
Crowdfunding Platforms
00:22
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Crowd Funding
00:40
Attract Angel Investors
00:34
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Pitching Angel Investors
00:50
Go After Venture Capital
00:21
Use A Form of Short-term Cash
00:25
Go It Alone
00:35
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Raising Funds
01:53
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Government Grants
00:36
What's Next?
00:47
+ Maintaining Entrepreneurship
18 lectures 15:20
Introduction
00:13
Entrepreneurial Hazards to Avoid
00:56
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Five Entrepreneurial Pitfalls to Avoid
01:14
Having a Vague Focus or Mission
00:53
Being A People Pleaser
01:30
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Asking for Payment
01:05
Putting Your Revenue Eggs In One Basket
00:43
Insecurity
00:39
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Overcoming Shyness
01:09
Going It All Alone
00:50
Becoming Isolated
00:33
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Coping with Isolation
00:49
Making It Personal
00:48
Having Reservations
00:43
Neglecting Self-Care
00:39
Matthew Rolnick Q&A - Maintaining Work-Life Balance
00:56
Anticipating A Smooth Ride To The Top
01:11
Recap: Avoiding Entrepreneurial Hazards
00:29