Designed to help you to understand your business better and the way it interacts with the world around it, this course is developed from my passion to see other people succeed. That's why I don't mind sharing openly the important advice that I find necessary to succeeding in any business, from brand new to well established. I've failed enough to know how to grow!
Here's how the course is laid out:
I'm really excited to be delivering this course and hopefully inspiring you to do amazing things. I can promise that no matter what your level of business knowledge so far, this course will be of great benefit to you and will definitely make light of some things that you were never aware of before!
For new businesses, new ideas and anybody who wants to refresh what they currently do, this course is absolutely perfect for you.
I have seven great years of business knowledge to invest, so please take advantage of all that this course offers and enjoy the learning process.
Most of all, please engage with the discussion section of this course. I'd love to be able to chat with you, get building new relationships and certainly answering any questions that you may have.
Let's have a look in to the idea of good preparation in your business.
This is all about the things that you are prepared to do in order to help your business to achieve, thrive and grow.
What you offer is all about the customer experience that every single person receives from your business. This is crucial to ongoing business relationships.
It's important to give some time to protecting both you and your customer.
Let's take a look ahead in your business and decide what kind of income you expect to earn.
A quick look in to what we'll be talking about in the relationships section.
Here we'll talk about doing things on our own and how other people can not only contribute to our success, but can make it!
We work with people day in and day out. Business is all about people, so it's important to think about understanding them.
Networking doesn't have to be insincere and awkward. We'll talk about how here.
Namedropping has developed a bad association, but let's talk about its importance in any business environment.
This is all about support. How can other people contribute to your success by getting behind you and your business?
What will we learn about the practices that contribute to business success?
Every day is important when building a business, so let's talk about our day to day activities.
Deadlines and targets are a great way to make sure that you're getting great work done on a regular basis. It's easy to get lost in the madness.
We must learn how to devote ourselves to ongoing growth. Take time aside to study and improve on what your abilities are.
Some personal experience on working from my bedroom in the early days of business.
What kind of atmosphere and environment do you create that's conducive to great work?
Business isn't all about the money, but we need it in order to do what we need to do. So it's important to have a good hold on our money, keeping the people and systems responsible for it to high account - as well as knowing where your business is at.
There's never nothing to do in business. Put some plans in place now to make sure valuable time isn't being wasted.
Now we get to take a look at business life. Find out what we'll be talking about in this section.
There's a big difference between the two standard approaches by people in business - passion or motive. Let's talk about why it's so important to distinguish the two and choose to be a passionate business owner.
Smash aside your preconceptions and release the inner creative!
This mindset has saved so much money and resources over my time in business, so make sure you don't miss the point of this lecture on negotiating!
How much of the wealth that's rightfully yours to earn are you willing to work for?
Let's take a look at how our confidence helps others to work well with us and our businesses.
Being attentive to the world around us is a skill that is becoming increasingly rare to come by, with the increasing effect of smartphones and other devices. Switch back on to what's going on around you.
Let's give up limited thinking - forever! We need a whole-picture perspective, so let's talk about thinking more outside of that damn box we place our heads inside of.
Your approach is a great key to your success, so think about adding the personal touch to what you do.
Who can see you and your business? Do people know what you do? Do enough people know what you do?
For everything you do, spend money, time and resources on, there's another opportunity that you could've taken. Get your head in to opportunity cost and think more clearly about your business decisions.
Our last section is on the lifestyles we live in and around our working life. Let's see what we'll be talking about.
Do you dress for success?
Taking care of yourself and keeping check on the work you do could be much more important than you think.
Eating well is another great route to keeping yourself on top form and making sure you're alert, energised and able to do the best work possible.
Don't let yourself believe that you can do it all alone, because it's not great to get to the top of your game and realise there's nobody to share it with.
A final sign-off for the course and something that I hope will leave a lasting impression on your working life.
Scott took his first business management role at the young age of just 18, having already served two years in his own small business. Since then he has increased his life experience, influence and leadership capacity with consistent dedication to personal investment.
In 2009, Scott joined a thriving church in England as the Media Director with a team of 45 and in 2010 started what is now his company, Illustrate Media Ltd. The company serves a dual purpose of investing in to local, national and international businesses and also investing in to upcoming talent in graphic and web design. Illustrate has seen much growth and success, most recently repurposing under the identity of four separate businesses. Scott also invests into another company of which he became a director in 2011.
Crammed in to his working years is a wealth of experience, knowledge and proven accomplishment in leadership and business. Scott has always had the heart and desire of investing in to others and so gives his time to mentoring individuals on a regular basis.
In his spare time, Scott loves reading, drinking coffee, spending time with his beautiful partner Emily, and riding motorbikes.