Prepare Your Business For Action
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Prepare Your Business For Action

Real truths on making one of the most professional, profitable and note-worthy businesses the world has ever seen.
4.3 (3 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.
63 students enrolled
Created by Scott Jones
Last updated 3/2014
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • In this course you will learn how to prepare your business for action, how to build great relationships with customers, staff and suppliers, you will learn some important practices and ways of working well from day to day in your business and also some ideas on personal lifestyle choices to help you grow and succeed.
  • The aim of the course is not just to teach or give insights, it is also specifically designed to encourage and inspire you along the way. Positivity is important to producing great business results.
  • The course will give you realistic expectations and honest truths about businesses, as well as advice and tips on how to navigate your way through the adventure you have chosen.
  • One of the main purposes of this course is to provoke you to ask questions. I don’t have all of the answers, just some experience that I can use to help you in finding your own valuable answers, which will truly make your businesses a great success.
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  • No previous knowledge required.

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'll take you right from the beginning of your business, showing a way of preparation and giving you ideas to consider. This is good stuff, even if you are already set up!
  • From there we'll look at the importance of building relationships and talk about how and why other people are so crucial to your success.
  • Next are some practices that you can incorporate in to your work and day-to-day life that are designed to help you think differently about where your business is heading.
  • After that we will get on to real business life and will open up ideas and points of strength that will set you high above the rest. This is also filled with real encouragement to spur you on!
  • Finally we will talk about our own lifestyle and how we can constantly improve who we are to better the world around us. We are responsible for our business, so it's important that we stay on top form.

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Start-Up Businesses
  • Innovators
  • Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Leaders
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:46

An introduction to the course along with some information about what we'll be looking at and why.

Preview 00:46
5 Lectures 12:48

Let's have a look in to the idea of good preparation in your business.

Preview 01:10

This is all about the things that you are prepared to do in order to help your business to achieve, thrive and grow.

Preview 04:08

What you offer is all about the customer experience that every single person receives from your business. This is crucial to ongoing business relationships.

Preview 01:51

It's important to give some time to protecting both you and your customer.

Preview 02:46

Let's take a look ahead in your business and decide what kind of income you expect to earn.

What's The Forecast?
6 Lectures 18:39

A quick look in to what we'll be talking about in the relationships section.

Preview 00:28

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!

Are You Alone?

We work with people day in and day out. Business is all about people, so it's important to think about understanding them.

Understanding People

Networking doesn't have to be insincere and awkward. We'll talk about how here.

Networking & More Networking

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?

Needing A Nudge
8 Lectures 24:04

What will we learn about the practices that contribute to business success?

Introduction to Practices

Every day is important when building a business, so let's talk about our day to day activities.

Manage Your Day To Day

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.

Creativity's Best Friend

We must learn how to devote ourselves to ongoing growth. Take time aside to study and improve on what your abilities are.

To Study Is To Succeed

Some personal experience on working from my bedroom in the early days of business.

Your Bedroom Isn't Good Enough

What kind of atmosphere and environment do you create that's conducive to great work?

Space Is Important

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.

Eyes On The Money

There's never nothing to do in business. Put some plans in place now to make sure valuable time isn't being wasted.

There's Nothing To Do
Down To Business
11 Lectures 25:37

Now we get to take a look at business life. Find out what we'll be talking about in this section.

Introduction to Down To Business

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.

Passion Or Motive?

Smash aside your preconceptions and release the inner creative!

Everyone Is 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!

Everything Is Negotiable

How much of the wealth that's rightfully yours to earn are you willing to work for?

Wealth Distribution

Let's take a look at how our confidence helps others to work well with us and our businesses.

Confidence Is King

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.

Keep Your Eyes Open

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.

Think Outside The Box

Your approach is a great key to your success, so think about adding the personal touch to what you do.

The Personal Touch

Who can see you and your business? Do people know what you do? Do enough people know what you do?

Are You Invisible?

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.

Opportunity Cost
6 Lectures 13:16

Our last section is on the lifestyles we live in and around our working life. Let's see what we'll be talking about.

Introduction to Lifestyle

Do you dress for success?

From Scruffs To Cuffs

Taking care of yourself and keeping check on the work you do could be much more important than you think.

Fuel Your Aircraft

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.

An Apple A Day

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.

It's Friendly At The Top

A final sign-off for the course and something that I hope will leave a lasting impression on your working life.

A Lasting Impression
About the Instructor
Scott Jones
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Teacher on Start-Ups, Innovation and Businesses Leadership

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.