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Starting your own business is scary. Really scary.
How do you know if your idea is any good? Or if your customers will ever show up?
How do you know... what you're doing AT ALL?
There's no place, degree, or university that can teach you how to become a successful Entrepreneur.
You just have to get out there and learn everything for yourself. One step at a time....
Entrepreneurship is not a mythical, illusive creature and it's not a secret that's hidden behind doors.
You CAN learn how to become a successful Entrepreneur and you CAN learn how to prepare yourself.
In this course, we're going to do just that.
You're going to learn everything you need to know about being an Entrepreneur, like:
And when you're completely ready to go toe to toe with any "veteran" business owner out there, you're going to learn something they wish they knew:
How to consistently come up with insightful, actionable business ideas
It's everything you need to get started.
You'll go from 0 to Entrepreneur in no time.
About the instructor:
Top rated Udemy Instructor with over 650+ 5 star reviews.
Teaches 9 different courses on Entrepreneurship, with over 20,000 students enrolled.
All courses by the instructor have are rated an average of 4.97 out of 5 stars.
+ Worked as a VC and was in charge of deal flow in Silicon Valley. Oversaw investments in large companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, & Tesla.
+ Startup founder for 5 years, raised 3 rounds of capital worth several millions of dollars.
+ Currently Director of a Digital Agency that specializes in taking ideas from raw concept all the way to launch.
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|Section 1: Introduction to the course (10 minutes)|
Join the Slack community and connect with other entrepreneurs
Get matched to other Entrepreneurs using our companion appPreview
|Section 2: What is an Entrepreneur? (18 minutes)|
What is an entrepreneur?Preview
Myths about entrepreneurship
Common personality traits
The most important trait of all
Age & Entrepreneurship
|Lecture 9||4 pages|
For section 2, we're going to have a fun activity. A lot of my students fret about whether or not they have the right "personality" to become an Entrepreneur. If you've been paying attention thoroughly in my lectures (you have, haven't you?) you know that personalities of all different types have started businesses. However, certain personalties naturally gravitate towards starting their own business while others have to create a more conscious effort.
Understanding your own personality and how you operate is a really helpful tool not just for this course but for your life in general. It can help you relate to other people, understand yourself better, and ultimately know what deficiencies you have with regards to being an Entrepreneur.
SO...... (*drum roll*)
We're going to take a PERSONALITY TEST.
Attached to this lecture is a worksheet with instructions on how to fill out the test.
If you haven't ever taken the Myers Briggs test before, this is your chance. It's by far the most popular form of personality testing, and for better or for worse, always a great discussion starter.
But here's the twist.
We're going to analyze your personality score through the lens of Entrepreneurship.
Ok, not a huge twist.
The way the test works is generally quite simple. You'll answer a series of questions and rate them on a scale of 1-10. Try your hardest to sit and think about each answer before you fill it out. It's also helpful to pick a time where you are feeling normal - not angry, stressed, or sleepy. These things generally will make you answer the questions differently.
You'll get a score in 4 different categories
As they related to Entrepreneurship, here they are:
1. Introversion vs Extroversion: Are you more at ease by yourself or with people? Do you draw energy from being with other people or by being with yourself
2. Sensing or Intuition: How do you process information as you're presented it? Do you take it bit by bit and literally? Or do you instinctively add judgement and context to information?
3. Thinking vs Feeling: How do you make decisions? Do you do it purely rationally or do you "feel" your decisions and use empathy?
4. Judging vs Perceiving: Do you make your decisions quickly and move on, or are you more likely to take your time and be ok with leaving your options open.
After you fill out the quiz and follow the worksheet, you'll have your score. In the second part of the worksheet, I've added an easy guide for thinking about personality types and which ones are ideal for being an Entrepreneur.
When you get your personality score, post in the group discussion! We'll talk about it.
Test your understanding of entrepreneurs
Section 2 review material
|Section 3: The Entrepreneurial Mindset (20 minutes)|
Intro to Section 3
The entrepreneurial mindset
Understanding the business life cycle
The different types of income
The process of opportunity recognition
RESOURCES: Suggested reading for Entrepreneurship
Section 3 review material
Core concepts & Terms
|Section 4: The different paths you can take (16 minutes)|
Intro to section 4
Section 4 review material
Do you understand the different types of entrepreneurs?
|Section 5: Core concepts & frameworks (24 minutes)|
Intro to section 5
Service vs. Product businesses
What is a business model?
Old business models
New, disruptive business models
Section 5 review material
Review of core business concepts
|Section 6: Validating your idea (35 minutes)|
What is validation?
Talking to experts
The lean startup framework
Creating an MVP
Section 6 review material
Validating your ideas
|Section 7: Fundraising (50 minutes)|
Know your options
FFF & Angels
Equity & Debt
Business plans & One pagers
Section 7 review material
|Section 8: Introduction to Idea Generation (6 minutes)|
Your most important tool - the scratchpad
ACTIVITY: Idea lister builder
WORKSHEET: Idea Lister Builder
Section 8 review material
|Section 9: Laying the groundwork (44 minutes)|
The idea equation
Areas to isolate & target
5 types of innovation
Recap of idea dynamics
Section 9 review material
Concepts from Section 9
|Section 10: Making it fit (60 minutes)|
Intro to Section 10
The Fit quadrant: Hobbies & Passions
The Fit quadrant: Skills & Experiences
ACTIVITY: Hobbies, Passions, Skills, & Experience
WORKSHEET: Hobbies, passions, skills, & experience
ACTIVITY: List out your goals
WORKSHEET: Fill out your goals
The 3 business types: Pick yours
How good does my idea have to be?
The Eureka Myth
Section 10 review material
Making it fit
|Section 11: Ways of coming up with ideas (61 minutes)|
Problem-based business ideas
Wouldn't it be great if
Imagine the future
The Fit generator
Cater to power users
Reposition Good / Fast / Cheap
Section 11 review material
Ways of coming up with ideas
|Section 12: Business models (61 minutes)|
Saas: Software as a Service
Subscriptions & Memberships
PWYW: Pay what you want
The sharing economy
Hi, I'm Evan Kimbrell. Thanks for checking out my course.
Currently, I'm the Founder and Director of Sprintkick, a full-service, referral-based digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the past four years I've overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from two-man bootstrapping startups to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick's Sporting Goods, and GNC.
Prior to Sprintkick I worked as a VC for a new firm called Juvo Capital, based out of L.A. I spearheaded the firm's expansion into Silicon Valley and into the Consumer Web tech category.
In the long long ago, I was a co-founder for an educational software startup called ScholarPRO that raised a ton of money and then spectacularly blew up (in the bad way). Before it exploded like the Death Star, I went through five tech incubators (yes, five): Tech Stars, Excelerate Labs, MassChallenge, Babson Venture Program, and Sparkseed.
I'm an avid Airbnb host for the Fisherman's Wharf district of San Francisco. My space has the #1 search ranking for my area, has hosted over 200+ people, and is currently booking out 18 months in advance. I've helped multiple hosts get their properties listed and their prices per night maximized. Results range from an extra +50% in price for established hosts and +400% for brand new hosts.
Hope you enjoy my courses!