Secrets to starting your first Business
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Secrets to starting your first Business

Learn the basics to starting your first business
5.0 (1 rating)
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.
4 students enrolled
Created by Kane Hamilton
Last updated 5/2017
Price: $35
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This course is designed to give a brief understanding of starting your business, from products and services through to managing the business.
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  • There are no prerequisites to this course.

Starting a business for the first time can be a very challenging experience, this course is designed to give a basic understanding of what is involved with starting your first business.

Topics include:

- Understanding products and services, determining what your business will offer and how to market to the customer.

- Whats involved with creating a business plan, these include creating an idea for the  business, creating marketing and operation plans, also monitoring the business progress.

- and, Understanding with managing the business operations. including health and safety, staff and customer service.

This course is intended to give a basic look at creating and operating a business, students. Can then use and build that knowledge as they start their first venture.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course will appeal to anyone interested in starting their first business.
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
Introduction to the course
2 Lectures 03:38

Welcome to the Secrets to starting your first business. this section is an introduction to the course.

Preview 02:28

Course outline is quick look at what the course is about and what the student expect from the course.

Course outline
Products and Services
4 Lectures 10:30

Introduction to the products and services, this section of the course will cover what will the provide.

Preview 00:58

What is a product or service? how will this define what your business will offer? an understanding of what is a product or service will help determine what the business will offer.

What is a Product or service

Customers will only purchase your products or service if they know what you are actually offering, this is why you must market your products and services.

Marketing your products and services

Once you have your products and services marketed to the customers, and hopefully making sales, maintaining growth will help keep those sales growing.

Maintaining growth
Creating a business plan
19 Lectures 57:44

This lecture is an introduction to planning and creating a business plan.

Preview 01:19

This lecture covers the basics of creating an idea that will become a business.

Creating an idea

Will the idea work? this can be determined by test its feasibility. 


A look at beginning the business plan.

Business plan

Learn the basics of what is a business plan.

Preview 07:11

A look at some ideas on how to market the business.

Marketing plan

A look at how to set up strategies to help market the business.

Marketing strategies

This section of the business plan focuses on monitoring the progress of the business.

Monitoring progress

This section looks at the definition of what is a product and service.

Definition of a product and service


SWOT analysis

Every business plan must have a clear outline of the business finances.

Sources of finances

This lecture looks at what is Liquidity and how it effects the business plan


Another part of the finances in the business plan is the profitability and wealth.

Profitability and wealth

This lecture looks at the operational plan.

The operation section

This lecture looks at the efficiency of the business and its effectiveness. 

Efficiency vs effectieness

A health and safety plan is essential to the plan, this is then used to to the procedure for health and safety when managing the business.

Occupational health and safety

Is the business planning to hire staff? then that needs to be written into the plan.

Staffing section

This lecture looks at the risks that business face and should be written into the business plan.

Risk in business

This lecture looks at the executive summary which is an overview look at the business plan.

Executive summary
Managing the business
6 Lectures 19:47

Once the plan has been completed and the business has started, then knowing how to manage the everyday operation is key to business survival. 

Preview 01:15

The working environment covers topics such as the working area, the health and safety any other facilities.

Working environment

Staff and how to manage them can be a challenge for any business, so its important to understand how to manage staff.

Managing staff

The life blood of any business is its finances, that why it is essential to understand managing finances.

Preview 04:23

Its essential to connect with other business, this is where networking plays a key role in business operation.


Customer service is key to business survival, knowing how to deal with customers is essential. 

Customer service
Course conclusion
1 Lecture 00:17
About the Instructor
Kane Hamilton
4.1 Average rating
39 Reviews
2,571 Students
3 Courses
Filmmaker, Teacher, designer

As a passionate filmmaker for fifteen years, I've enjoyed working on a variation of projects, ranging from short films, Tv productions, Documentaries and Special effects projects.

I also spent eleven of those teaching the skill s that I had developed to TAFE students, the subjects that I taught were 3d Animation and Special effects, Video Production and project management.

Other activities I enjoy are design work with the use of CAD software. My past jobs include 3d design of motorcycles for BRAAAP motorcycles.

I'm looking forward to sharing my skills and past experience with a new frontier of students, and help them to develop their own skills.