Transform Your Idea Into a Profitable Business: Part 1
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Transform Your Idea Into a Profitable Business: Part 1

Create the building blocks of your business model, avoid common mistakes, create products that sell profitably
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Created by Christine Baker
Last updated 10/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify whether your business idea is viable (and produce an objective analysis of its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats)
  • Identify your entrepreneurial ‘sweet-spot’ to ensure that your business idea fulfils your passion, purpose and profitability goals
  • Work out how well-prepared you are to start your business
  • Create a road map for your business idea using a Business Model template
  • See the big picture of your business clearly before you go into daily operations
  • Predict and prevent the usual obstacles that lead to business failure
  • Create a product prototype to take to market
  • Launch your products with the confidence that they are likely to sell
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Requirements
  • No previous business experience is necessary
  • Students need to commit the time and mental effort required to build a long-term future for their business
  • Students should be prepared to follow through with the advice in the lectures - shortcuts won't work!
Description

Want to start the business of your dreams?

  • Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to start?
  • Overwhelmed by the choices you have to make?
  • Worried that your business idea may not make any money?
  • Recovering from a bad business start-up experience and wanting to get it right this time?
  • Struggling to get your product to market?
  • Scared that someone else will steal your great business idea?
  • Wondering whether to go it alone, but nervous about trusting a business partner?
Who Is This Course For?
  • Anyone, at any age with any background, who wants to fulfill their dream of starting their own business and wants to get it right first time
  • Existing entrepreneurs who have struggled and want to make a fresh start
Course Objectives

This 3-Part Course will help you to learn how to:

  • Create a sustainable profitable business
  • Develop a business idea and get it right first time
  • Pick yourself up from a past business failure and re-start successfully
  • Create a road-map for your business launch and to help you do the right things in the right order
Overall Course Outline

Part 1: How to Create the Building Blocks of Your Business

Part 2: How to Promote and Protect Your Business Idea

Part 3: How to Create and Build Successful Business Partnerships

SIGN UP TODAY TO PART 1 - How to Create the Building Blocks of Your Business

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone, at any age with any background, who wants to fulfil their dream of starting their own business and wants to get it right first time
  • Existing entrepreneurs who think they have made mistakes in their business decisions and want to make a fresh start
  • This course is ONLY for people who are SERIOUS about launching a successful business - NOT for those wanting to make money overnight with little effort!
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
01:21:40
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Course Overview
1 Lecture 03:38
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Start Creating The Building Blocks Of Your Business
8 Lectures 01:05:10

How To Find Your 'Entrepreneurial Sweet-Spot'
06:29

5 Big Questions: You Must Be Able to Answer These Before You Get Started
08:03

Vision, Mission, Strategy: Because ALL Businesses Need a 'Big Picture'
06:44

How to Build a Business Model: The Quick Way to Find Out Your Business Potential
16:43

What Are Your Margins?: Find Out How to Ensure You Can Make Money
05:28

Product Prototyping: Test Out Your Idea Before You Jump Into Major Production
06:02

Course Summary
03:55
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Program Resources
6 Lectures 00:52

Use this template to test your own business idea and assumptions.

Business Model Template
1 page

7 Stress-Saving Decisions
9 pages

Articles of great examples of entrepreneurs who changed their thinking to transform their business ideas.

Entrepreneurs Who Turned Failure into Success
2 pages

Weblinks to great articles about entrepreneurs who broke through the obstacles of business finance.

Start-Up Finance: Learn From Other Entrepreneurs’ Experiences
00:24

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How well do you understand how to create the right level of profit margin?

Profit margins
1 question

Values, mission, pricing
3 questions

How do you find out whether your business idea has potential?

Market research methods
1 question
About the Instructor
Christine Baker
5.0 Average rating
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1,631 Students
4 Courses
Udemy instructor for entrepreneurs

Business psychologist, mentor, serial entrepreneur and author, Christine has helped business owners for over 20 years to change their thinking to transform their business and their quality of life. 

Christine is the co-Founder and Director of Strategic Nudge Ltd (developing people and organizations through virtual games-based business simulations) and Managing Director of Requisite Development Leadership Coaching Ltd (training senior executives to master higher levels of complexity by expanding their thinking capabilities).