How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job
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How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

Make money without having to quit your day job! A step by step guide to small business creation.
4.1 (8 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.
1,393 students enrolled
Created by Andrew Abraham
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Start a business
  • Discover customers
  • Make a prototype (MVP)
  • Much more...
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  • English

Start making extra money by starting a business while working your regular day job. Sometimes we are just sitting on an idea, don’t know where to start, or may not believe we have the time for it; which is why I created this course. This course is designed to teach you the essential steps that are required to start a business.

Learn to build a business with this comprehensive beginners guide

  • Learn to identify market opportunities
  • Collect accurate and effective research
  • Use a 30 second pitch to speak confidently about your business
  • Design a Minimum Viable Product (prototype)
  • Evaluate your life and skills
  • Determine your risk tolerance
  • Find a mentor
  • Design a sales strategy
  • And much more…

The time to start a business is now!

Never before has starting a business been easier. Previously starting a business was a capital intensive process that only a select few could ever dream of doing. However since the advent of the internet and the popularization of startups, starting a business is becoming more commonplace.

In today's world there are more resources for you to rely on, more money going to small business growth, and more community support. Therefore it is time to take advantage of the favorable business creation climate to earn yourself some extra money.

Course Overview

This course’s 27 Lectures are split into 3 distinct sections. We start off learning about how to sculpt your ideas into a real business. Learn to identify market opportunity and see who actually wants what you are offering. It is important that you learn how to ask for good feedback and be able to interpret the data well once you receive it. While we figure out who wants it, we also learn to evaluate our competition ensure that we not only create a business but a competitive one.

We then move into a self evaluation. Some of the world's greatest entrepreneurs preach the benefits of knowing about yourself to better run your business. Therefore, you will be able to identify your skills and risk tolerance. Starting a business is a great opportunity, but you have to be able to recognize how much money, time, or other resources you can risk.

Finally we move into the final phase of the course where you will learn how to take your MVP (prototype) and turn it into a fully functioning legal business. You will see how to ask for mentor to help you through this phase with 2 example emails. Furthermore, you will get a broad overview of how to design a sales plan and pick a business entity.

There is no time like the present to get started. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Who is the target audience?
  • Full-time employees
  • Part-time employees
  • Students
  • People looking to make an extra bit of income
  • People looking to transition to a new field
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 26 Lectures Collapse All 26 Lectures 02:36:09
3 Lectures 07:40

Welcome! Here is a quick run down of how the course works before we get started.

Preview 02:28

Learn about the importance of maintaining your income and current commitments when starting a business.

Preview 03:52

If you don't check these two things before you start a business, you may find yourself in hot water later.

2 Things You Need To Know
Sculpt Your Idea
9 Lectures 01:21:49

You will be able to identify problems and possible solutions that you will be able to turn into a business.

Identify The Opportunity

Asking good questions sounds trivial, but it is one of the most important skills any business owner can have.

Start Asking Questions

By the end of this lecture you will learn how to ask unbiased questions and the basics of structuring a good survey,

How To Ask A Good Question

30 seconds is all you have to explain your business when you meet them. Therefore, it is up to you to make the most of them.

Preview 05:59

Understanding your customer is key to designing a successful business and product.


knowing your competitive landscape is key to evaluating how your business will fair once launched.

Competitor Analysis

Take that idea out of your head and turn it into your minimum viable product at the lowest cost possible. 

Note: I may say most viable product in the lecture, however the proper name is the minimum viable product.

Design Your MVP

How to get the feedback that you need and evaluate the feedback that you have received.

Getting Feedback

This is an on going process, therefore you should be open to change and working your idea until it is a fully functioning business.

You As An Entrepreneur
6 Lectures 25:38

It is important to understand that every great entrepreneur has to understand him or herself in order to utilize their skills to the maximum.

Why I Need To Know About Me

Find out what you are good at, what you are bad at, and what you should focus on.

Evaluating Your Skills

Time is one of those things that is limited to 24 hours a day for all of use, so learn how to make the best of those hours.

Time and Trade-offs

Evaluate how much risk you can take on when starting a business.

Risk Tolerance

Learn how to identify people who can help you run your business.


Does the solution fit in with your life style, time commitments, and risk tolerance?

The Solution And You
From MVP to Business
6 Lectures 37:31

Learn how to find a mentor to help guide you to success.

Find Yourself A Mentor

Sample Approach To Asking For Mentorship

Sample Follow Up Email

Find out how to take your business to the next level.

Scaling Your Business

You don't have a business unless you have sales, therefore learn to create a good sales strategy before you get started.

Create A Sales Strategy

Now that we have a sales strategy, we have to be legal before we can collect revenue.

Pick A Business Structure
Moving Forward
2 Lectures 03:31

What to do after the course ends and how to manage your business into the future.

Moving Forward

Thanks for taking my course and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Thank You
About the Instructor
Andrew Abraham
4.1 Average rating
141 Reviews
4,743 Students
2 Courses
Event Planner and Startup Manager

Andrew has always had a passion for education. He has been teaching since he was 14 years old in one way or another. Be it traditional Shotokan karate to jazz guitar, he has always loved seeing his students succeed. By the time he was finishing high school his own personal thirst for education was becoming so ravenous that he dedicated a full summers to teach himself the basics of android app development and investing. He believes that there is never room for a dull moment in today's world, given the immediate access to online education.

Upon, entering college he fell face first into event planning after volunteering to become part of the universities 3 man race directing team. Little did he know that he was about to host a 2 day conference championships in a remote location, with no cell phone service, and treacherous road conditions. Despite the craziness that ensued over the next 3 months, it was the start of a turning point as he realized the fun that comes along with event management. He quickly started to re-evaluate his life goals and eventually switched majors from finance to marketing in order to be better equipped as an event planner and entrepreneur. Flashing forward, Andrew has coordinated many events and gatherings, made lots of mistakes, had a lot of victories, and is currently preparing the launch of his company. He has accumulated a lot of insights and is looking forward to sharing those with you!