Fast Track Entrepreneur: Startup your Own Online Business
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Fast Track Entrepreneur: Startup your Own Online Business

A Step-by-Step, Actionable Guide to Creating a Profitable Business in Just 4 Weeks
4.6 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,148 students enrolled
Created by Gavin Edley
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a revenue-generating, profitable online business for less than $200
  • Produce your own Wordpress website quickly and easily
  • Understand how to market and promote your business on a shoestring budget
  • Create an actionable business plan and realistic financial forecasts
  • Grow your online business
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Requirements
  • Microsoft Office Package or equivalent (Word Processor and Spreadsheet required as a minimum)
Description

This course is designed to show people who have never had their own business (or even those that have, and want to grow), how easy it is to get started. And, using my advice and guidance, how you can fasttrack your way to being a successful entrepreneur by learning from my mistakes, not your own, and by focusing on the things that work.

I want to empower people who don’t have a great deal of cash to invest in a business, with the knowledge and know-how to be resourceful enough to take-on established businesses and win.

Whether you already have an idea for a business, or just want to escape your 9-5 but don’t know how, I’m going to help you monetise your passion, I’m going to help you plan for success, and I’m going to help you implement that plan every step of the way.

The course is structured into 4 weekly modules:

Week 1: Concept and Planning

Week 2: Setup

Week 3: Promote

Week 4: Grow

Each weekly module consists of 7 sections - 1 per day - designed for you to work through and take action daily, so by the end of the 4 weeks, you'll have also simultaneously built your online business to a revenue-generating, profitable state.

This course effectively holds your hand and guides you through every detail and step of starting your own business - as though you have an experienced entrepreneur setting the business up with you, helping you avoid the pitfalls, and build your business quickly and successfully. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Someone who has never started their own business before
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
03:22:31
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Week 1 (Concept & Planning)
7 Lectures 01:10:59

Short introduction where I explain what this course consists of and what you'll be able to learn from enrolling

Introduction: Who I am and how I'm going to help you start your first business
03:54

After this lecture, you will know which industry you want to operate in, and what your business will be about in order to maintain your motivation throughout.

Concept: How to monetise your passion
05:57

After this lecture, you will have an understanding of what a basic business plan consists of, and will be able to formulate your own short, quick, easy yet effective plan for your new business.

Plan: How to build an actionable business plan
20:00

A quiz to test your understanding of the basic building blocks of a business plan

What Information Should be Included in a Business Plan?
6 questions

After this lecture, you will have an understanding of how to formulate an actionable to-do list from your business plan so that you are consistently working towards your objectives.

To-Dos: How to reinforce your plan with daily objectives
09:36

After this lecture, you will have an understanding of how to create realistic financial forecasts on a spreadsheet, generating a cashflow forecast and P+L forecast for your business.

Financial forecasts: How to set realistic cashflow and P&L projections
16:51

After this lecture, you will understand how to manage your day-to-day accounting for your business in a time and cost efficient way with some simple techniques.

Accounting: How to easily and efficiently manage accounting from the outset
11:00

After this lecture, you will know where to go and what to do to build your brand for next to no investment.

Branding: How to develop your branding for next to nothing
03:41
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Week 2 (Setup)
7 Lectures 49:05

After this course section you'll have incorporated your company on the Companies House register

Incorporate: How to commit and make your business official
06:20

After this section you'll have a fully operational, revenue-ready, attractive website

Website: How to set-up an attractive, revenue-ready website in less than 1 day
16:03

After this lecture you'll understand how to prepare your product or service for the marketplace, and avoid potential pitfalls associated with launching new products or services

Prepare your product/service: How to get your product ready for the market
05:36

After this course section you'll understand how to ensure your business infrastructure is robust enough and geared-up for trade to get underway efficiently from the outset

Infrastructure: How to prepare to serve customers efficiently
05:05

After this section you'll have a wealth of tips and tricks on how to maximise the cashflow in your startup business.

Bootstrap: Cashflow tips before you begin
05:23

After this lecture you'll have an understanding of the potential legal obligations that your business may carry, and how to ensure you meet these

Legalities: What your legal requirements are, and how to stay covered
06:31

After this section you'll have an understanding of how to limit your risk in business, and what measures you can take to protect yourself if things don't go to plan.

Protect the downside: How to limit your risk
04:07
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Week 3 (Marketing & Promotion)
7 Lectures 44:55

After this lecture you will have an understanding of the social media channels available to your business and also an idea for which ones you will use, and how you can use these effectively

Social media: Get thousands of followers and likes for less than £50
06:22

After this lecture you'll understand how to set-up and operate profitable PPC campaigns for your business

Google Adwords and Bing Ads: Pay as little as 1p per conversion using PPC
10:49

After this lecture you will know how to create and promote your affiliate program, and how to recruit effective affiliates

Affiliate program: Build a sales team
03:39

By the end of this lecture you will have an understanding of how to create and promote your videos to push your products or services cost-effectively

Video marketing: Create potentially viral video ads and promote
07:16

After this lecture you will understand what third-party platforms you can use to boost sales, and how you can efficiently and profitably start selling on these platforms.

Third-party platforms: Great platforms for physical and non-physical goods
07:32

After this lecture you'll have a good high-level understanding of SEO and how you can apply certain techniques to your site so you can start to improve your organic search rankings, in a way that doesn't risk penalties from Google

SEO: Maximise the free traffic your site receives
04:47

After this lecture you'll know how to build lists, generate compelling content, and how to send regular emails to your list in order to maximise sales from existing customers

Email: Remarket to email leads and previous customers cost-effectively
04:30
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Week 4 (Growth)
7 Lectures 37:32

After this lecture you'll have an understanding of how and when to delegate tasks in your business to other members of staff so you can continue to focus on growth

The art of delegation: When and how to delegate tasks so you can focus on growth
07:07

After this lecture you'll understand how to look for opportunities of automation in your business, and how to implement various methods of automation.

The art of automation: Identify where you can apply automation in your business
06:53

After this lecture you will have an understanding of how to diversify your business revenue streams through various channels, to reduce risk and boost growth

Diversify: How to identify other easy revenue streams to diversify
05:32

After this lecture, you'll understand how to use various cross-selling, up-selling, and down-selling techniques to boost customer order value and conversions on your website

Increase order value: How to use cross-selling, up-selling, and down-selling
03:31

After this lecture you'll have an understanding of where and how to reinvest in particular areas of your business to achieve maximum growth.

Reinvest: Where to reinvest in your business for maximum growth
05:22

After this lecture, you'll know where to look for suitable funding depending on your business model and the stage of your growth, and how to apply for funding successfully

Further funding: How to find and achieve suitable funding for your business
07:29

You've now completed your course! In this lecture I bid you good luck and farewell, as you continue your exciting journey as an entrepreneur.

Overview: The exciting journey ahead
01:38
About the Instructor
Gavin Edley
4.6 Average rating
23 Reviews
1,148 Students
1 Course
Serial Entrepreneur and CEO of Vitalife Group

I’m CEO of Vitalife Group – a small group of fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses focused around health, wellbeing, and ethics.

Since 16, I’ve been establishing and running all sorts of different businesses, from cash management software, to affiliate marketing, to a copywriting agency, all the way through to stem cell banking!

Some businesses worked out well, others didn’t.

But through every venture, whether it failed or whether it was successful, I became rich.

Rich in the knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.

I don’t consider myself to be of above-average intelligence, or to be gifted in any way. I just take action. I test ideas and concepts in the real World. I then take the feedback from these tests and build upon it – avoiding previous mistakes, and focusing on what works.

Because of this, when I start a new business – whatever that business may be – I’m now 100x quicker and more efficient at getting it to a revenue-generating, profitable state, because I know where the shortcuts are and what avenues lead to dead-ends.

That’s why I started this course. To teach you what I know, so you too can start a business quickly and cost-effectively.

I guess the next question you could ask is why am I doing this?

If I’m doing so well with my own businesses, why show other people how I do it?

Well, the truth is, I have a real passion for business. And not just any business. In particular, I have a passion for seeing small businesses grow.

I love the excitement of building something from nothing. The ‘rawness’ of startups and the ingenuity and resourcefulness required to promote and grow a business without a multi-million pound marketing budget.

I want to show people who have never had their own business (or even those that have, and want to grow), how easy it is to get started. And, using my advice and guidance, how you can fasttrack your way to being a successful entrepreneur by learning from my mistakes, not your own, and by focusing on the things that work.

I want to empower people who don’t have a great deal of cash to invest in a business, with the knowledge and know-how to be resourceful enough to take-on established businesses and win.

Whether you already have an idea for a business, or just want to escape your 9-5 but don’t know how, I’m going to help you monetise your passion, I’m going to help you plan for success, and I’m going to help you implement that plan every step of the way.

So, are you ready?

Explore the course, read my blog, and take from it what you need to get started with your own entrepreneurial journey (or to fasttrack your existing one).

Go on. Dive in! And see what happens.