Start Your Own Business From Scratch
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Start Your Own Business From Scratch

Start your own business, a guide to getting started with little investment. We start you on your entrepreneurial journey.
4.1 (7 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.
840 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $100 Discount: 90% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop their brand and marketing strategy
  • Chosen a unique selling point
  • Managed the practicalities
  • Created an affordable on-line prescence
  • Chosen a free online resource to create all marketing materials
  • Designed a potential customer avatar
  • Identified a launch strategy
  • Develop a business strategy using lateral thinking
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  • No previous knowledge of business is required
  • We have structured this course to work across the globe
  • We have based our guidance on starting a business for under $50

PLATFORM ONE VIRTUAL SERVICES, are pleased to launch this inspiring new course, exclusively on the UDEMY platform.

Updated October 2015.

We create unique, inspiring courses that we would love to share with you. Our learning materials are not available elsewhere and our staff believe in the power of great learning opportunities. We create courses that challenge and open new directions.

This course has already attracted over 800 students. on Udemy we have over 2000, unique students.

So if you are seeking new opportunities, new challenges or just wish to run your own show, lets get started.

This short course takes you through the inception to mobilisation phase of opening your own business, with lots of tips and guidance along the way.

We know change can be daunting so we include all of the information you need to get started.

Lynda our course presenter has extensive experience in working for both blue chip companies as well as public services within the UK. Lynda has provided training and support for lean start ups and social enterprises since 2001.

Lynda is part of our team at Platform One Virtual Services, a leading UK, training and communication company,

We include a project plan for you to follow to support you in growing your confidence along the way. We show you all of the steps needed to get started and cover all of the practicalities and choices available.

Each film takes you one step further on your entrepreneurial path. This course will take you over an hour to complete, with ongoing assignements to embed the learning.

This course provides generic content so whether you wish to start selling goat wool jumpers in Japan or fine china in the USA, you will find this course relevant to you.

Everyone has to start somewhere and we are delighted to be launching this course on the Udemy Platform to reach potential students all over the world.

We take you through the essential steps to becoming a great leader and finding work that challenges and inspires. We cover business planning, strategy and business modelling so there are no more excuses about getting going in a new inspirational direction.

Work with us and find the work you love to do

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone who wants to run their own show
  • Individuals who wish to leave the 9 to 5 and fly solo
  • Individuals who wish to follow their dreams and create an inspired organisation
  • Anyone looking for more dynamic, challenging career choices
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Welcome and how to contact us
4 Lectures 15:45

Lets get started, naming, branding and finding free resources to create promotional materials.

Part one-choosing a name and branding decisions, start using online resources

Making the most of your Udemy Experience

Your own Learning Log
2 pages

How much money will you make?
1 question
First Steps,branding, naming and developing an on line prescence
2 Lectures 07:17


1 question

Part Two- Developing an online presence, created social media strategy

traditional and digital marketing

Online resources
1 question

You have to choose only one social media advert and stick to it
1 question

Resource Audit
2 pages
Next steps, practicalities, launch and final decisions
3 Lectures 20:21

Part Four final decisions, my USP, Strategy and message

Getting started in Business Planning
7 pages

Who do we share our strategy with?

1 question
What great Leaders know-Thinking strategically
4 Lectures 11:34
Leadership thinking-The four things all leaders know

Leadership thinking-Seeing the bigger picture

How to manage chaos and complexity
What great Leaders know-Thinking laterally
1 Lecture 00:00
Testing your lateral thinking skills
4 pages
Bonus Lecture-Final Quizzes
1 Lecture 00:00
Bonus lecture, coupons and other free resources
5 pages

strong clear messages work

My message
1 question

Is a hard launch the same as a soft launch?

Hard and soft launches are the same thing
1 question

Affiliate online and offline

1 question
About the Instructor
Platform One Virtual Services
3.7 Average rating
40 Reviews
1,830 Students
3 Courses
Unique Online Training

Platform One Virtual Services have been creating unique training and learning packages since 1997.

Our trainers have the in house expertise learnt from the many thousands of participants that we have trained in the UK.

We are unique in creating our own content and are keen to share our expertise with others.

Our standards courses include customer service, leadership, NLP and communications, managing teams, women in leadership, developing your personal brand, campaigning and communication..................

Our trainers all have academic qualifications in training as well as recommendations from the hundreds of clients we have worked with over the past years.

We re looking forward to working on the Udemy Platform as our on-line experience in creating Moocs, has been extremely positive.

We believe in using a wide variety of learning tools and are always committed to updating and refreshing our on-line courses.

We are starting our Udemy adventure with a brand new course dedicated to supporting students to build their own training company.

Our approach to learning is to gather the very best global content, check on the evidence, add in the magic sauce that creates an inspiring learning experience, test it all out with the most sceptical people you can find and VOILA, you have a new Platform One Virtual Services, course.

We believe in working with the very best and our colleagues include some of the best artists, voice over specialists, film editors and authors in their field; our work is always a joint enterprise and we hope you enjoy the result and keep in touch either through our Udemy e mails or in the discussion board included within the course.

We look forward to working with you to develop your business or career!