How to Start a Startup / Business
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How to Start a Startup / Business

An introductory course for anyone interested in starting a startup or business.
4.1 (482 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.
8,475 students enrolled
Created by Julien Meyer, MBA
Last updated 2/2018
English
Price: Free
This course includes
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course you will have all the tools necessary to start your very own company!
Requirements
  • A basic idea for a business
  • You should be based in the USA
Description

Have you spent hours, days, months or even years sitting around dreaming about starting your own business? Why haven't you started? Do you think it's too hard to get started? Don't know where to start? 

If so, then this course is for you. "How to Start a Startup / Business" is designed for anyone to understand the basics of what it takes to start a business. By the end of this short course you will be able to get your startup up and running! 

Who this course is for:
  • Aspring entrepreneurs and first time startup founders
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 37:09
+ Introduction
1 lecture 00:43

This course introduction is designed to let you know in under 60 seconds if this is the right course for you. Our aim with this course is to help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground and show first time founders how easy it is to actually start a company. 

Course Introduction
00:43
+ Startups vs. Tech Startups
1 lecture 02:59

There's a huge misconception behind what constitutes a startup today thanks to the dominant narrative heard from Silicon Valley's tech scene. In this lesson you will learn that not all startups are tech startups and that there are different growth strategies for each type of business. 

Lesson 1
02:59
+ Ideas vs. Businesses
1 lecture 03:16

Not every idea qualifies as a viable business. In this lesson we'll discuss what it takes to "validate" an idea and prove that it's actually worth pursuing as a business. So many first time entrepreneurs skip this step and it ends up costing them crazy amounts of money and wasted time. Some ideas are great as hobbies or passions and others can turn into very profitable businesses. 

Lesson 2
03:16
+ Company Structure: Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships & Corporations
1 lecture 05:35

It's the most common question a first time entrepreneur worries about... should I be an LLC, a Delaware C-Corp? Do I need to incorporate? What is the best company structure? How much does it cost? We cover all of these questions in Lesson 3. 

Lesson 3
05:35
+ Important Questions for Founders
1 lecture 13:07

THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT LECTURE IN THIS COURSE. In Lesson 4 we cover the three most important questions a first time entrepreneur must address. Who are your co-founders? How much investment capital is needed? What is included in my Articles of Incorporation?

Lesson 4
13:07
+ Bank Accounts, Employees & Insurance
1 lecture 04:42

"How do I open a business bank account?" Have you asked this question before. Learn about your EIN / FEIN number, what you need to open a business bank account, what you need to hire employees and possible insurance coverage you might need all in Lesson 5. 

Lesson 5
04:42
+ Resources
1 lecture 06:47

In Lesson 6 we cover all the tools you will need to create a business plan, logo, website and even your very own app. 

Lesson 6
06:47