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Financing Your Startup

Learn Seven Amazing Financing Strategies for Your Business or Startup!
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Created by Scott Brookens
Last updated 7/2016
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If you are new to the world of entrepreneurship or interested in starting a business then this course is for you! One of the most challenging parts of starting a business is finding the cash you need to get your business off the ground. By taking this course, you will learn (in less than an hour!) seven amazing strategies that you can use to obtain funding for your new or existing business. 

This course is comprised of nine different lecture videos, each of which breaks down in detail a variety of different funding strategies that you might be able to use to fund your next business venture. If you need assistance in funding your business or if you are interested in learning about different funding strategies that are available to entrepreneurs, then you will benefit a great deal from taking this course! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course will benefit individuals that are interested in starting a business or entrepreneurs that are looking for new methods of financing their existing business. This course is not a good fit for experienced business owners that are not in need of financing.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand how to finance their new small business or startup
Choose a financing option that is appropriate for the type of business they are starting
Develop a deeper knowledge of the private equity space and funding options that are available in the private equity context
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  • This is a course for new entrepreneurs and individuals new to starting a business. There are no prerequisites required.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction and Overview
1 Lecture 02:56

In this lecture I give (1) an introduction into my experience and background and (2) an overview of the content that will be covered in the course.

Preview 02:56
Financing Strategies for Your Business
7 Lectures 21:46

In this lecture I provide an in-depth discussion into the bootstrapping strategy.

Preview 02:27

In this lecture I provide an in-depth discussion into how you can use credit cards to finance your start up business.

Preview 02:15

In this lecture I provide an in-depth discussion into the options that are available when taking money from friends and family to finance your business. 

Preview 02:37

This quiz will test your understanding of the Bootstrapping, Credit Card, and Friends and Family financing strategies. 

Quiz on Strategies 1 through 3
3 questions

Although not always an option for startup businesses, I discuss what you need to do in order to obtain financing from a bank for your new business. 

Strategy #4: Bank Loans

In this lecture I discuss crowdfunding and the different options that are available for entrepreneurs in the crowdfunding context.

Strategy #5: Crowdfunding

In this lecture I break down some of the traditional forms of private equity, including funding from venture capital firms and angel investors. 

Strategy #6: Private Equity

In this lecture, I explain how you might be able to obtain financing for your business from a specialty financing / leasing firm. 

Strategy #7: Specialty Financing

This quiz will test your understanding of Strategies 4 through 7.

Quiz on Strategies 4 through 7
3 questions
2 Lectures 06:30

In this lecture I detail additional resources that will be helpful for you as you go from the funding / financing process.

Additional Resources

In this video, I briefly review all the content that was covered in the course. 

Course Review
About the Instructor
4.7 Average rating
114 Reviews
2,165 Students
3 Courses
Attorney / Entrepreneur

I'm a business law attorney and I help entrepreneurs start businesses. Before I became an attorney, I managed two small businesses from the initial startup phase through a fast-paced growth stage. It was a wild ride where I discovered a true love for all things business!

Additionally, I come from a family of business owners. My parents purchased a small business when I was young and they still own it to this day. While I was growing up, I worked for them and had the opportunity to see first hand the challenges and rewards that come with choosing the path of entrepreneurship. Now, I have the privilege of being their attorney and walking with them in a different way as they continue to grow their business.

Given my entrepreneurship background and legal expertise, I understand both the technical side of getting a business off the ground and I appreciate the risk and challenges that entrepreneurs must go through each day to keep their businesses up and running. All said, I love business and I love helping people start their own entrepreneurial journeys!

Lastly, but most importantly, I am a husband to an amazing wife and a father to two amazing children. My family is what drives me forward and keeps me going each day. I could not do what I do without their support every step of the way!

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