Intro to Entrepreneurship: Get started as an Entrepreneur
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- Understand and apply all the core concepts of Entrepreneurship
- Tell the difference between the realities of Entrepreneurship & the common myths
- Assess their own personality through the lens of Entrepreneurship & know how to find partners that have what they are lacking
- Focus in on the key traits and aspects needed to be successful as an Entrerpreneur
- Understand the Optimistic Deterministic framework of the future
- Understand and focus their Entrepreneurial efforts according to the correct venture process flow
- Align their efforts with the correct type of entrepreneur they want to become
- Understand the roles and expectations from them as their idea conceptualizes and grows
- Pick between what type of business best suits them
- Understand the concept of business modeling, and how new business models are creating exponentially more opportunity
- Understand and apply the concept of Scalability as an assessment tool
- Understand the correct & factual nature of business idea creation and set their expectations realistically
- Assess what skills and passions they have and apply them towards ideation
- Use 3 common techniques to come up with great business ideas
- Use 5 different techniques for easy validation of a business idea
- Understand the core concepts behind the Lean Startup Framework
- Understand how to create a pitch experiment & MVP based off their business idea
- Understand what options are available for financing their business
- Plan a strategy for attracting and pitching angel investors and venture capital
- Assess the viability of taking a small business loan and whether or not this is a good option strategically
- Generate business ideas that are insightful and actionable
- Understand business dynamics as they relate to idea generation
- Analyze 4 different sections of the business value chain for potential opportunities
- Understand the 5 different types of core innovation and how to apply them
- How to objectively assess their skills, passions, hobbies, & interests
- Understand the difference between business types and which one to aim for
- Use common techniques like problem identification to come up with ideas
- Use advanced techniques like disintermediation, local modifiers, market enablers to craft ideas
- Understand how to apply new, disruptive business models like Saas, Sharing economy, & PWYW
- Create business ideas that are not only specific but are complete
- Quickly evaluate and re-prioritize ideas based off 5 dimensions
- Understand the value of their ideas and what to focus on first
- Bring context into their environment and not get discouraged
- Familiarity with common companies will help but is not necessary
Starting your own business is scary. Really scary.
How do you know if your idea is any good? Or if your customers will ever show up?
How do you know... what you're doing AT ALL?
There's no place, degree, or university that can teach you how to become a successful Entrepreneur.
You just have to get out there and learn everything for yourself. One step at a time....
Entrepreneurship is not a mythical, illusive creature and it's not a secret that's hidden behind doors.
You CAN learn how to become a successful Entrepreneur and you CAN learn how to prepare yourself.
In this course, we're going to do just that.
You're going to learn everything you need to know about being an Entrepreneur, like:
- The core concepts
- How to think like an Entrepreneur
- What you should care about and conversely ignore
- How to go about gathering the resources you need to tackle your dream
And when you're completely ready to go toe to toe with any "veteran" business owner out there, you're going to learn something they wish they knew:
How to consistently come up with insightful, actionable business ideas
It's everything you need to get started.
You'll go from 0 to Entrepreneur in no time.
About the instructor:
Top rated Udemy Instructor with over 650+ 5 star reviews.
Teaches 9 different courses on Entrepreneurship, with over 20,000 students enrolled.
All courses by the instructor have are rated an average of 4.97 out of 5 stars.
+ Worked as a VC and was in charge of deal flow in Silicon Valley. Oversaw investments in large companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, & Tesla.
+ Startup founder for 5 years, raised 3 rounds of capital worth several millions of dollars.
+ Currently Director of a Digital Agency that specializes in taking ideas from raw concept all the way to launch.
- Anyone interested in starting their own business and becoming self employed
- Anyone interested in becoming an Entrepreneur
Join the Slack community and connect with other entrepreneurs
- Network with like-minded students
- Connect with me directly
- Follow along and ask lecture questions as you go
- Learn from other students that are simultaneously watching the course
- Pitch any ideas you have
- Ask the community for help
- Share the project you're working on
- Find a cofounder for your next venture
- Find exclusive jobs and opportunities
For section 2, we're going to have a fun activity. A lot of my students fret about whether or not they have the right "personality" to become an Entrepreneur. If you've been paying attention thoroughly in my lectures (you have, haven't you?) you know that personalities of all different types have started businesses. However, certain personalities naturally gravitate towards starting their own business while others have to create a more conscious effort.
Understanding your own personality and how you operate is a really helpful tool not just for this course but for your life in general. It can help you relate to other people, understand yourself better, and ultimately know what deficiencies you have with regards to being an Entrepreneur.
SO...... (*drum roll*)
We're going to take a PERSONALITY TEST.
Attached to this lecture is a worksheet with instructions on how to fill out the test.
If you haven't ever taken the Myers Briggs test before, this is your chance. It's by far the most popular form of personality testing, and for better or for worse, always a great discussion starter.
But here's the twist.
We're going to analyze your personality score through the lens of Entrepreneurship.
Ok, not a huge twist.
The way the test works is generally quite simple. You'll answer a series of questions and rate them on a scale of 1-10. Try your hardest to sit and think about each answer before you fill it out. It's also helpful to pick a time where you are feeling normal - not angry, stressed, or sleepy. These things generally will make you answer the questions differently.
You'll get a score in 4 different categories
As they related to Entrepreneurship, here they are:
1. Introversion vs Extroversion: Are you more at ease by yourself or with people? Do you draw energy from being with other people or by being with yourself
2. Sensing or Intuition: How do you process information as you're presented it? Do you take it bit by bit and literally? Or do you instinctively add judgement and context to information?
3. Thinking vs Feeling: How do you make decisions? Do you do it purely rationally or do you "feel" your decisions and use empathy?
4. Judging vs Perceiving: Do you make your decisions quickly and move on, or are you more likely to take your time and be ok with leaving your options open.
After you fill out the quiz and follow the worksheet, you'll have your score. In the second part of the worksheet, I've added an easy guide for thinking about personality types and which ones are ideal for being an Entrepreneur.
When you get your personality score, post in the group discussion! We'll talk about it.