Secrets to starting your first Business
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Secrets to starting your first Business

Learn the basics to starting your first business
5.0 (2 ratings)
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9 students enrolled
Created by Kane Hamilton
Last updated 5/2017
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • This course is designed to give a brief understanding of starting your business, from products and services through to managing the business.
  • There are no prerequisites to this course.

Starting a business for the first time can be a very challenging experience, this course is designed to give a basic understanding of what is involved with starting your first business.

Topics include:

- Understanding products and services, determining what your business will offer and how to market to the customer.

- Whats involved with creating a business plan, these include creating an idea for the  business, creating marketing and operation plans, also monitoring the business progress.

- and, Understanding with managing the business operations. including health and safety, staff and customer service.

This course is intended to give a basic look at creating and operating a business, students. Can then use and build that knowledge as they start their first venture.

Who this course is for:
  • This course will appeal to anyone interested in starting their first business.
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:31:56
+ Introduction to the course
2 lectures 03:38

Welcome to the Secrets to starting your first business. this section is an introduction to the course.

Preview 02:28

Course outline is quick look at what the course is about and what the student expect from the course.

Course outline
+ Products and Services
4 lectures 10:30

Introduction to the products and services, this section of the course will cover what will the provide.

Preview 00:58

What is a product or service? how will this define what your business will offer? an understanding of what is a product or service will help determine what the business will offer.

What is a Product or service

Customers will only purchase your products or service if they know what you are actually offering, this is why you must market your products and services.

Marketing your products and services

Once you have your products and services marketed to the customers, and hopefully making sales, maintaining growth will help keep those sales growing.

Maintaining growth
+ Creating a business plan
19 lectures 57:44

This lecture is an introduction to planning and creating a business plan.

Preview 01:19

This lecture covers the basics of creating an idea that will become a business.

Creating an idea

Will the idea work? this can be determined by test its feasibility. 


A look at beginning the business plan.

Business plan

Learn the basics of what is a business plan.

Preview 07:11

A look at some ideas on how to market the business.

Marketing plan

A look at how to set up strategies to help market the business.

Marketing strategies

This section of the business plan focuses on monitoring the progress of the business.

Monitoring progress

This section looks at the definition of what is a product and service.

Definition of a product and service


SWOT analysis

Every business plan must have a clear outline of the business finances.

Sources of finances

This lecture looks at what is Liquidity and how it effects the business plan


Another part of the finances in the business plan is the profitability and wealth.

Profitability and wealth

This lecture looks at the operational plan.

The operation section

This lecture looks at the efficiency of the business and its effectiveness. 

Efficiency vs effectieness

A health and safety plan is essential to the plan, this is then used to to the procedure for health and safety when managing the business.

Occupational health and safety

Is the business planning to hire staff? then that needs to be written into the plan.

Staffing section

This lecture looks at the risks that business face and should be written into the business plan.

Risk in business

This lecture looks at the executive summary which is an overview look at the business plan.

Executive summary
+ Managing the business
6 lectures 19:47

Once the plan has been completed and the business has started, then knowing how to manage the everyday operation is key to business survival. 

Preview 01:15

The working environment covers topics such as the working area, the health and safety any other facilities.

Working environment

Staff and how to manage them can be a challenge for any business, so its important to understand how to manage staff.

Managing staff

The life blood of any business is its finances, that why it is essential to understand managing finances.

Preview 04:23

Its essential to connect with other business, this is where networking plays a key role in business operation.


Customer service is key to business survival, knowing how to deal with customers is essential. 

Customer service