Entrepreneurship: How To Start & Run A Lean Business in 2017
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Entrepreneurship: How To Start & Run A Lean Business in 2017

Serial entrepreneur shows you 50+ ways to cut costs during startup, save money running your business and profit more!
3.5 (4 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.
1,721 students enrolled
Created by Tom Kenemore
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how to think like a millionaire and have the attitude to save money
  • You will know over 50 ways to save money in your business or startup
  • You will be know how to save money with rent hacking or house hacking
  • You will learn specific strategies for negotiating business and personal expenses to save $1000’s
  • You will be able to set up a budget for your company using the included Excel spreadsheet
  • You will learn why trade and barter can save you money and make you more profit
  • You will learn how to save on business travel, meals and more with reward credit cards
  • You will learn how to get your vendors to finance your product purchases
  • You will know the software and accounting programs that can help you save money in business
  • You will learn how to save on credit card and Paypal merchant fees
  • You will learn why renting and leasing can save you money over buying
  • And so much more!
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Requirements
  • This course is suited for both beginning and advanced business students. No special items are required!
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Learning objectives: After taking this course:

  • You will know over 50 ways to save money in your business or startup
  • You will be able to set up a budget for your company using the included Excel spreadsheet
  • You will learn specific strategies for negotiating business and personal expenses to save $1000’s
  • You will know the software and accounting programs that can help you save money in business
  • You will know how to save money with rent hacking or house hacking
  • You will learn how to think like a millionaire and have the attitude to save money
  • You will learn how to save on credit card and Paypal merchant fees
  • You will learn why renting and leasing can save you money over buying
  • You will learn why trade and barter can save you money and make you more profit
  • You will learn how to get your vendors to finance your product purchases
  • You will learn how to save on business travel, meals and more with reward credit cards
  • And so much more!

Have the millionaire mindset and an attitude of saving money!

Yes, you should think like a millionaire entrepreneur! Not the business people and stars you see on the news, but the real wealthy entrepreneurs next door! They have one thing in common! They love to save money!

Saving money is just like making money. Sometimes it’s easier to cut an expense than it is to increase your income! And since most of you are sole proprietors or home based business owners, personal expenses are real important to your overall financial picture as well. So for the purpose of this course, I’ll also share my top tips on saving money personally because that translates into more cash in your pocket for business or pleasure!

My preference is to make more money than saving money. But why not practice both? This is just the way I think, how can I save money on something? Now that doesn’t mean I always look for cheap stuff. Many times paying more for quality is the cheapest way to go! I was raised to be very frugal! So now I’m programmed that way. Plus I like to barter and negotiate, which are two skills you should master as well!

I look at financing for your company as anything that brings you cash or saves you cash, it’s all a part of cash flowing your business. So I’m going to cover many area’s you probably haven’t thought of.

This course is for home based business owners and freelancers too! Even when I had 2 commercial offices for my entertainment company, I still worked most of the time out of a home office! Why am I qualified to teach this course? I've owned and operated 6 small businesses selling millions of dollars in products and services. Plus my bachelor's degree is in Accounting from the University of Minnesota.

Join the course now and let’s get started!



Who is the target audience?
  • Any entrepreneur, business owner or manager that wants to learn how to cut costs and make more money in their business!
  • Any potential entrepreneur in the initial planning stages of starting a company!
  • Anyone looking for strategies and techniques for saving money in their personal life!
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
01:23:35
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Introduction to Tom Kenemore, your Udemy instructor
3 Lectures 05:20

Introduction to your instructor, Tom Kenemore in New York City!

Preview 01:01

Are you a millionaire? Well even if you are not, you should think like one! Millionaires think and act differently than other people. Learn how to think like one!

Preview 02:01

Welcome to the course! So glad you are joining us! I have a special bonus for active students! Check it out!

Welcome New Student - Active Student Bonuses!
02:18
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Entrepreneurs - Save Money During The Startup Phase Of Your Business or Venture
16 Lectures 31:25

Setting up your company or new business in the startup phase to save money! What type of business form to take? What type of checking account? How to process credit cards and more!

Preview 00:33

Rent for your business or retail space can be one of your largest expenses – use your apartment or home if appropriate. Check your local zoning laws to make sure you are compliant. But sometimes you have to bend the rules. :)

Preview 01:20

House hacking or co-working spaces! Rent or buy a bigger house or office space and then sub lease or rent out the extra room or space to cover your entire payment. If you are renting, make sure it’s not against your lease to sub lease space to others. Even if it is, a landlord may be willing to negotiate on this point.

Preview 02:24

What form of company should you start? Sole proprietorship, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Partnership, or Corporation?

What Form Of Business Should You Start? Sole Proprietorship, LLC, Corporation or
00:54

Saving money in business and life starts with the right attitude! Put every expense on trial for it's life!

Have An Attitude For Saving Money!
01:05

Set up an initial startup budget for your business. Yes, it can be estimated! See the resources for sample budget templates for Microsoft Excel and Google docs for business and personal use!

Preview 02:58

I guide you through setting up your business budget using this handy and included Excel spreadsheet. You'll find it as a download resource in this and the previous lecture.

Preview 05:41

Keep track of your expenses with the right accounting software! I use Quickbooks online!

What Accounting Software, App Or System Should You Use? Quickbooks Online?
01:19

Free and low cost software like Google docs and Microsoft Office 365!

How To Save Money On Software or Apps To Run Your Business
01:33

Free and low-cost business and personal checking accounts.

What Type Of Checking Account Should You Get For Your Business?
01:56

Use other credit card merchant services other than Paypal to save on fees! For example, the Intuit Payment Network on charges 50 cents per transaction!

Save On Credit Card Merchant & Paypal Fees, Intuit Payment Network (IPN)
02:38

Keep this in mind when starting your company. Invest as little money as possible to start your business or test your business idea. Risk little, loose little. Many first attempts at starting a business fail, but the lessons learned are huge. Prove your product or service on a small scale with a small investment. Then as your business begins to prove itself as a profitable venture or that is has a lot of opportunity, ask for more money. It will be easier to get. But don’t hear underfinance your business from me. One of the big reasons for business failure is running out of cash. So figure out what you really need and then add buffer or small cushion amount just in case. Plan for backup funding. A line of credit, a credit card with a zero balance, etc. For example, I started my DJ company with about $1200 and half of that was on a credit card! I built that company up to $450,000 in sales per year!

Preview 02:44

Did you know that you can comparison shop and negotiate with your bank, credit card and other loans? Well now you do! You can negotiate terms like the interest rate, payment size, length of loan payments, and more. All of these things can greatly affect the overall cost of financing your startup. Negotiating will be easier if you have great credit and collateral or if you can get multiple banks or lenders to offer financing to you.

Save Money Getting Funding or Financing Your Startup or Current Business PART 2
01:59

Lease or rent – one of my favorite ways to finance my business needs! For example, When my bank didn’t want to give me any more money for an equipment loan, I leased it! I leased about $50,000 worth of DJ & office equipment and it was easier to get than a loan!

Why Leasing Or Renting Can Be Better Than Buying Some Equipment
03:09

Here are the resources for this section!

Resources For Saving During The Startup Of Your Business
1 page

Just wrapping up this section on saving money during the startup of your business!

Conclusion To Saving Money During The Startup Phase of Forming Your Company
01:12
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How To Use Barter & Negotiation To Save Money In Business & Personally
6 Lectures 09:56

Another area of business I enjoy is negotiating and bartering. You can save a ton of money on products or services for yourself or your business by using a few simple negotiation, barter or trade strategies. Negotiation & barter doesn’t just work to save money, you can also make more money in your business as well!

Introduction To Saving Money And Making More Money With Barter & Negotiation
00:21

Let's get started with basic barter and negotiation strategies!

Getting Started With Barter, Trade & Negotiation Strategies & Techniques
02:58

A more formal approach to bartering, barter or trade exchanges like ITEX!

More On How To Barter To Save & Make More Money In Your Business
02:18

Start with the flinch. “Wow, that’s expensive!” Followed with “Can you do any better than that”. Some of you are thinking, that makes me look cheap or maybe you are uncomfortable doing it. But hey, this is business. When I add up the savings from all of my negotiations for the year, it easily adds up to $1000’s. Wouldn’t you be willing to be a little uncomfortable to save that much.

More Negotiation Strategies & Techniques To Use In Your Company
02:54

Resources for this section!

Resources To Help Get You Started In Trade & Barter
1 page

One of my favorite sections! I hope you can tell I am passionate about barter and negotiation! Now go out and apply these strategies!

Conclusion To Saving Money With Negotiation, Trade & Barter In Your Company
01:25
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How To Save Money In Your Business Operations, Hired Help, Marketing, Sales, Etc
9 Lectures 15:14

In this section I go over some of the biggest expenses in your business! I cover ways to save on marketing, sales, hired help, purchases of product, and more!

Introduction To Saving Money In The Operations Of Your Business
00:24

Depending on the type of business you are in, getting employees might be optional! Can you do the work yourself or hire independent contractors or freelancers to get the work you need done? Employees add at least 20% more than their wages in expenses to cover employment taxes, worker’s compensation insurance, etc.

Strategies To Save Costs On Hired Help, Employees, Contractors, Freelancers, Etc
03:34

Pay help or employees by the job, piece meal, or commission, not hourly or salary. Pay for results and pay bonuses for doing exceptional work and/or making or breaking sales goals!

More Ways To Cut Expenses With Hired Help
02:15

Save time and money by focusing on the social media and marketing channels that your customers are actually on! Plus I cover some top places to market your business!

Entrepreneurs: Save Money And Cut Marketing Expenses In Your Business
02:14

The best, most cost effective way I've found to make sales in person! Plus networking groups!

A Sure Fire Way To Make Sales
02:53

Look for and ask for free shipping, volume discounts, etc. to save on the products that you use or for resale!

Smarter Ways To Make Your Needed Purchases For Less For Your Business
01:20

Why not use your vendor to finance your product purchases? How about up to 3 months to pay for your purchase? Net30, net60 and even net90!

More Ways To Save Money On Business Purchases
01:43

Resources for this section!

Resources For Saving During The Operations Of Your Business
1 page

So how are you going to implement these strategies? Share your experiences in the discussion forum!

Conclusion To Saving Money In The Operations Of Your Company
00:51
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Even More Ways To Save Money & Cut Expenses In Your Business & Personal Life
11 Lectures 13:56

In this section I cover a number of ways to save money both in your business and personally!

Introduction to more ways to save money with business and personal expenses
00:26

Saving money personally helps you in business as well! What you don't spend personally you could put back into your business to grow it even more!

Several Ways To Save Money On Your Personal Expenses
01:10

Cutting out alcohol, tobacco, etc to save money, plus saving money with your car or vehicle!

More Ways To Save On Your Personal Expenses Including Your Car Or Vehicle
01:36

Save on your business phone service and fax service with VOIP phone and fax service like www.nextiva.com! Plus sound like a larger company by creating different departments and extensions for marketing, sales, accounting, etc.

Save On Your Business Communications & Sound More Professional With VOIP Service
01:50

Can you bundle some of your needed business or personal services together? Services like your business phone, internet, cable or satellite TV, etc. On the other hand, do you have services that you don't use in your current bundle that you could remove to save the cost on that?

Save Money By Bundling Services Or Un-bundling Services You Don't Need
01:43

Use your credit or debit cards with bonus points or airline travel miles to save money! You can use the bonuses to pay for business travel, meals, etc.

Saving Money With Credit Or Debit Card Bonus Points, Airline & Travel Miles
02:32

Get free, 2 day shipping on your business purchases on Amazon, a prime account is not needed!

Save Money On Shipping With The Amazon Business Account
01:11

Getting the training you need to run your business! Google it, Youtube, blogs, articles and both free and paid courses on Udemy! Pay for quality training that save you time!

Getting The Education & Training You Need For Less, Udemy, Google, Youtube, Etc.
02:18

Resources for this section!

Resources For More Ways To Save In Your Business & Personal Life
1 page

Congrats and conclusion of the course! Please write a review...thank you for being one of my students! :)

Conclusion Of The Course
01:10

Coupon codes to join my other business, entrepreneurship and marketing courses!

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About the Instructor
Tom Kenemore
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Tom is a father, traveler, occasional 5K runner, best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, DJ, consultant, speaker, and Udemy instructor.

Tom has always been an entrepreneur. In grade school, he would sell pencils to his fellow classmates. He also bought, sold and bartered items at the local park-n-swap with his Grandmother. This was before the internet and Ebay. At 15, Tom took over his first small business, a bee swarm removal service in Arizona from one of his uncles.

In college, he took $600 in “leftover" student financial aid money and a Sear's credit card and started a mobile DJ company. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a business degree, Tom went to look for a “real” job. After more than a dozen job rejections, he took that little DJ company and turned it into one of the largest and most awarded DJ entertainment services in the Upper Midwest. Under Tom’s leadership, that company received a dozen customer service awards including being named one of the top wedding services companies nationally.

So far Tom has started and owned six small businesses and sold millions of dollars in products and services. That's over 25 years of small business experience, and he’s never had more than a summer job for regular employment! 

Today Tom’s passion is speaking and education in entrepreneurship, small business and marketing.  He also enjoys speaking to groups of high school and college students about taking the entrepreneurial path rather than traditional employment.

Minnesota is home for Tom, but he spends much of his time traveling in the “Beast”, a 40’ RV.