Start Your Own Business From Scratch
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Start Your Own Business From Scratch

Start your own business, a guide to getting started with little investment. We start you on your entrepreneurial journey.
4.1 (12 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.
895 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2019
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Develop their brand and marketing strategy
  • Chosen a unique selling point
  • Managed the practicalities
  • Created an affordable on-line prescence
  • Chosen a free online resource to create all marketing materials
  • Designed a potential customer avatar
  • Identified a launch strategy
  • Develop a business strategy using lateral thinking
  • No previous knowledge of business is required
  • We have structured this course to work across the globe
  • We have based our guidance on starting a business for under $50

PLATFORM ONE VIRTUAL SERVICES, are pleased to launch this inspiring new course, exclusively on the UDEMY platform.

Updated October 2015.

We create unique, inspiring courses that we would love to share with you. Our learning materials are not available elsewhere and our staff believe in the power of great learning opportunities. We create courses that challenge and open new directions.

This course has already attracted over 800 students. on Udemy we have over 2000, unique students.

So if you are seeking new opportunities, new challenges or just wish to run your own show, lets get started.

This short course takes you through the inception to mobilisation phase of opening your own business, with lots of tips and guidance along the way.

We know change can be daunting so we include all of the information you need to get started.

Lynda our course presenter has extensive experience in working for both blue chip companies as well as public services within the UK. Lynda has provided training and support for lean start ups and social enterprises since 2001.

Lynda is part of our team at Platform One Virtual Services, a leading UK, training and communication company,

We include a project plan for you to follow to support you in growing your confidence along the way. We show you all of the steps needed to get started and cover all of the practicalities and choices available.

Each film takes you one step further on your entrepreneurial path. This course will take you over an hour to complete, with ongoing assignements to embed the learning.

This course provides generic content so whether you wish to start selling goat wool jumpers in Japan or fine china in the USA, you will find this course relevant to you.

Everyone has to start somewhere and we are delighted to be launching this course on the Udemy Platform to reach potential students all over the world.

We take you through the essential steps to becoming a great leader and finding work that challenges and inspires. We cover business planning, strategy and business modelling so there are no more excuses about getting going in a new inspirational direction.

Work with us and find the work you love to do

Who this course is for:
  • Everyone who wants to run their own show
  • Individuals who wish to leave the 9 to 5 and fly solo
  • Individuals who wish to follow their dreams and create an inspired organisation
  • Anyone looking for more dynamic, challenging career choices
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 01:18:26
+ Welcome and how to contact us
5 lectures 17:21

Lets get started, naming, branding and finding free resources to create promotional materials.

Part one-choosing a name and branding decisions, start using online resources
Making the most of your Udemy Experience
Your own Learning Log
2 pages
How much money will you make?
1 question
+ First Steps,branding, naming and developing an on line prescence
2 lectures 07:17


1 question
Part Two- Developing an online presence, created social media strategy

traditional and digital marketing

Online resources
1 question
You have to choose only one social media advert and stick to it
1 question
Resource Audit
2 pages
+ Next steps, practicalities, launch and final decisions
4 lectures 26:17

Are you creating your business plan?

We share the 6 most common mistakes in writing a business plan.

6 common mistakes in writing a business plan
Part Four final decisions, my USP, Strategy and message

Getting started in planning your business.

Getting started in Business Planning

Who do we share our strategy with?

1 question
+ What great Leaders know-Thinking strategically
4 lectures 11:34
This assignment takes you through the steps necessary to future proof your business. There is little point in putting your time and personal resources into a business that has little hope of being sustainable.
Future proofing your business
5 questions
Leadership thinking-The four things all leaders know
Leadership thinking-Seeing the bigger picture
How to manage chaos and complexity
+ What great Leaders know-Thinking laterally
2 lectures 02:57
Testing your lateral thinking skills
4 pages

This short film is for those times when the pressure to achieve or launch our new business can feel overwhelming. We came across these rules relatively recently and thought you might enjoy their wisdom too.

Preview 02:57
+ Bonus Lecture-Final Quizzes
1 lecture 00:00
Bonus lecture, coupons and other free resources
5 pages

strong clear messages work

My message
1 question

Is a hard launch the same as a soft launch?

Hard and soft launches are the same thing
1 question

Affiliate online and offline

1 question