Starting Your Small Business - Are You Ready?
- 2.5 hours on-demand video
- 8 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Understand and define why you want to start your own business.
- Uncover the myths and realities of business ownership.
- Assess if you are ready, willing and able to be your own boss.
- Understand the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.
- Use the Business Ownership Readiness Scorecard to help you get ready.
- Identify what you may need to develop or improve before starting a small business.
- Identify the help you need to get your business started.
- No experience or special knowledge required before taking this course.
- All you need is the willingness to learn, and the dedicated to complete this course.
Have you been dreaming and planning to start your own small business? Are you ready to be your own boss? Are you not sure how to get started or if you really are ready? If you are considering starting your first small business, and you have questions like these and more, then this course is for you.
Before you decide on a business idea or start writing a business plan, and before you take course on how to start your business, it’s important to assess how ready you are to be your own boss.
✔ After completing this course, you will have a clear understanding of what you need to do next to get started on your path to business ownership.
This course focuses on helping you determine if you are currently ready, willing and able to be your own boss. And if you are not ready now, you will have a clear understanding of what you need to launch your first business.
The Business Ownership Readiness Scorecard will be your guide to understanding where you are now, and the specific areas you need to learn more about and the help you need to be a successful business owner. This tool will bring clarity and direction to what can be a confusing and overwhelm process.
It all starts with your personal why. Your vision for your future, and understanding what motivates you. Why do you want to start your own business? This course will help you define your reasons for wanting to start a small business.
To become your own boss, you have to be ready, willing and able to overcome the obstacles and challenges that can keep you from realizing your dreams. You have to be mentally and emotionally ready, you must be willing to put in the time and effort, and you must able to afford the investment of time, money and energy.
By the end of this course you will have a much better understanding of what it will take to be a business owner. You will also be able to identify what you may need to work on before you launch your business, and the team of people you will need to help you along the way.
- If you are thinking about starting your first small business, this course is for you!
- If you are considering leaving the corporate world and becoming your own boss, this course if for you!
- If you have always dreamed of building your own company, but don’t know where to start, this course is for you!
An introduction to this course.
An overview of the course learning objectives.
The course requirements.
An overview of the course content.
You are encourage to please ask questions at any time.
Bonus materials will be added over time to keep this course updated and relevant.
An introduction to the Business Ownership Readiness Scorecard, you will use this tool throughout the course, and it will become your road map to launching your first small business.
Please print this Scorecard (landscape format) before starting this lecture.
An overview of Section 2 of this course - Why do you want to be your own boss?
This lecture introduces the process and importance of determining your personal "Why" and how it relates to your planned business. For most of us, our “Why” includes the desire for control over our lives and the pursuit of certain freedoms.
This lecture highlights and debunks some of the common myths about business ownership.
This lecture helps you define your personal “Why” for starting a small business.
Henry Lopez (your instructor for this course) shares his personal “why” for being a business owner.
This lecture helps you determine if your are currently mentally and emotionally ready to start your first business. Are you ready to accept that failure is a real possibility? Is the fear of embarrassment if you fail what's really holding you back from starting your first business?
This lecture helps you determine if you are currently able to afford the investment of time, money and energy to start your first small business. You must have sufficient time, health and energy to take on the challenge of starting and growing a small business. You must also have your personal finances in order, particularly if you plan to borrow money to start you business.