Small Business Success Previews
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Grab some free previews of my course material!
4.6 (45 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.
1,990 students enrolled
Created by Rob England
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of my course, students will have a flavour of the content of my signature course.
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Requirements
  • There are no pre-requisite requirements to take this course.
Description

Are you about to start your new small business?

Have you started a new business in the last twelve months?

Has your business gone stale and does it need a shot in the arm?

Here's a selection of the lessons from my courses so that you can get a flavour of what I'm all about. My courses are based on 25 years practical experience of running companies. They aren't the typical Silicon Valley “be a billionaire by Friday” courses and deal with real on the ground issues faced by all normal people in normal day to day businesses.

Throughout the courses, practical documents and templates are included for your own use to actually help you run your own business. You'll get a gentle guiding hand to help you run, improve and progress your business. My book has been described as a “friendly, experienced voice whispering in your ear on each stage of your journey, reminding you of what to watch out for and giving you ideas of how to make it better along the way” and this has been brought through into the courses. Course students get access to me via email and discussion is available for everyone with no limit to access.

If you'd like a non-executive director on board without having to employ one, my courses are right for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for anyone wanting to or in the process of starting their own business, those that have started a business recently, and those who have an established business but are stuck in a rut.
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8 Lectures 30:07

Welcome to the free previews of my course material. Thanks for taking the time to look and I hope you'll sign up to one of the courses and learn how to make your small business a great success. I'm Rob England and over the last 25 years I've started 3 new businesses, sold 2 of them successfully and now help young and small businesses to thrive, prosper and grow. As you can see, I'm a normal guy providing a course for all the normal people that run their own businesses. I've included as many resources and supplementary materials as possible to help you plan and run your business, and they are available to download in the appropriate lectures.

Enjoy the course and let's get on with it!

Introduction
02:49

This is lesson 4 of 10 in the Before you start section of the full course.

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This lesson discusses the level of research required to put together a proper assessment of the market potential and a business plan. It looks at working the costs of the business and projecting what it might cost to run and whether there is enough sales potential in the products to make it viable.

Research and the Business Plan
04:38

This is lesson 5 of 10 in the Before you start section of the full course.

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This lesson is a screen-cast that creates a real Profit and Loss Forecast in Excel, using a restaurant business as an example. That said, it can easily be used for any type of business, including yours.

Remember you can pause the video at any stage to make notes and can replay it to remind yourself of the content.

The actual course lesson allows for the spreadsheet to be downloaded for your own use, together with an explanation pdf that details exactly how it is put together and the background data used for this example is calculated.

Creating the Profit and Loss Forecast
05:23

This is lesson 4 of 8 in the Money section of the full course.

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This lesson discusses how finance can be raised through Enterprise and Government agencies in the form of grants and loans.

Grants and Loans from Enterprise Agencies
03:49

This is lesson 3 of 8 in the Sales and Marketing section of the full course.

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This lesson is a really important one and can make a massive difference to a business.

It covers how to price your products and makes the point that you are rarely the customer, so don't price your product at what you think you'd pay for it, price it for what it's really worth to the customer.

Price it for the market, not for you
05:48

This is lesson 4 of 11 in the Running section of the full course.

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This lesson is a screencast showing how to complete the 3 month cash flow spreadsheet. This will enable you to monitor whether your business has enough cash coming in at the right time to cover costs for the next 3 months.

The spreadsheet is downloadable in the actual course lessons so you can use it for your own business.

Completing the 3 month cash flow
04:06

This is lesson 3 of 5 in the Ongoing Strategy section of the full course.

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This lesson discusses how the recruitment process for new employees should be started early and highlights the time lags involved between deciding the recruit a new employee and the time it may take for them to become really useful to the business.

Make recruitment decisions early
03:24

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About the Instructor
Rob England
4.4 Average rating
47 Reviews
2,012 Students
2 Courses
25 years real-life experience of running small businesses

Rob England is a UK based Business Mentor and has been involved in small businesses for the last 25 years. He started his last business from a blank sheet of paper, designing and developing a healthcare software application, but then running the business until it was sold to a stock-market listed plc for a 7 figure sum.

He now works as a professional Business Adviser and Mentor, helping young new businesses to grow and succeed. Over the last two years alone, he has helped one particular business to grow by 400%! 

He has many years of real-life, down to earth, practical business experience and is now bringing that experience to Udemy. In 2015, he also published a 5* reviewed book, "A Pocket Guide to Small Business Success".