Using Entrepreneurship to Prepare for Retirement
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Using Entrepreneurship to Prepare for Retirement

Learn Why Entrepreneurship is a Good Idea to Stabilize Your Future
4.4 (5 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.
836 students enrolled
Created by Dan Grijzenhout
Last updated 9/2017
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the need to prepare for retirement and know business options that will help them get there
  • Understand what it will cost them annually (in overview) to be retired
  • Understand in overview how much they will receive from the government annually for standard pension amounts during their retirement years
  • Review a list of "online money making ideas" that they can use to earn additional revenues from their home business
  • Better decide whether to operate as a sole proprietorship or as a corporation with additional knowledge gained on when it does make sense to incorporate
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  • There are no additional course preparation requirements needed beyond just taking this course

Using Entrepreneurship to Prepare for Retirement – Course Summary

This course has been prepared with a view to raising the awareness of the costs required to live comfortably during a person’s retirement years and suggests that some of the required funding needed to enable a comfortable retirement could come from some form of entrepreneurial effort made by the individual. The course goes further to outline opportunities that could be available to the student with respect to starting an at-home business, showing methods by which extra income can be made.

This course targets anyone of working age (SENIORS TOO!) who does not already have an activated strategy in place to provide for his or her own comfort in retirement. Actually, taking this course may be the catalyst for many to not only prepare for retirement financially, but it could be the kick start to a great new life direction offering a lifestyle only dreamed of by the student prior to course commencement.

The course content includes:

  • Lectures on entrepreneurship and the way entrepreneurs think, different from the way employees think…
  • Information relating to the costs of being retired in both Canada and the USA
  • A vision for what your retirement could look like if you were financially secure
  • Options for and discussions of different kinds of businesses that could be undertaken from within one’s own home
  • A lecture on the pros and cons of operating as both a sole proprietorship and as an incorporated business and the timing for when a person should consider incorporating
  • Lectures on opportunities to initiate independent consulting activities
  • A check list of solid online money making ideas that could generate significant online incomes.

This course should take the student approximately two hours to complete and could well be two of the most fruitful hours ever spent by the student.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone concerned about their financial requirements during retirement should consider taking this course
  • Anyone interested in operating an at-home business to earn additional income should take this course
  • Anyone wishing to understand the true cost of retirement and what awaits a person financially on reaching retirement should consider taking this course
  • Anyone starting a home business who is trying to figure out whether or not to incorporate or operate as a sole proprietorship
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
Understanding Retirement and the Need for Entrepreneurship to Prepare For It
6 Lectures 35:55

This lecture introduces this course and discusses my motivation for constructing and publishing it.

Preview 05:09

When you are young, your retirement years are far away in the future and you are barely cognizant that they will reach you some day. Yet when you start nearing your retirement years, it looks like retirement is coming at you fast - like a freight train. Are you prepared for it financially? If not, what are you doing to prepare for it? I offer the suggestion that you may want to consider undertaking some form of entrepreneurial endeavor so as to better financially secure your retirement years. This lecture could be the start of a great journey for you. So take the plunge and join me on the journey. I want to help you get there and have the money to enjoy it - and I know things that would be very useful to you. Best wishes, - Dan

Preview 05:53

This lecture should be an eye-opener for many. It asks the question: Can you afford to retire when you want to? By way of answering this question, the lecture presents a series of very real retirement cost statistics for both Canad and the USA. Go through this presentation and do your own math. Then, make your own determination as to whether or not you will be safe financially when your retirement years begin.

Preview 05:53

This CBC news clip discusses the state of the Canada Pension Plan and retirement benefits. Interviews with individuals on the street towards the end of the video help to paint the true picture of how little the Canada Pension Plan will provide for your retirement.

News-Clip on The State of the Canada Pension Plan and Retirement Benefits

This lecture discusses the philosophical differences between how schools and parents teach you to become employees later in life and how this type of thinking is diametrically opposed to the type of mindset required to be a successful entrepreneur. Also of importance in this lecture, is the discussion of the major income advantage that an entrepreneur has over an employee.

Preview 09:08

This lecture discusses what your retirement could look like if you set aside enough funds to be comfortable when the time comes. It also discusses the difficulties many face during their retirement years because they did not have either the foresight to or the drive to prepare financially for retirement beforehand. In fact, those that did not prepare ahead for their retirement years do not actually retire at all - they just change jobs in later years because they have to keep working to survive.

What Retirement Should Be

This quiz asks 3 questions relating to Section 1

Section One Quiz
3 questions
Entrepreneurship Ideas to Help Prepare You For Your Retirement Years
13 Lectures 01:09:50

This lecture discusses several directions a person can take to make extra income with a view to preparing for retirement. The key is to do something - what a person does is up to them - but ideas for directions that could be taken are documented in this lecture.

Forms of Entrepreneurship

Do you have doubts about starting a new business?  This video lecture discusses some of the common reasons people fear to jump into self-employment and then provides some guidance and tips that will help to minimize the risks of a startup and make your chances of eventual business survival and success higher.

Preview 06:49

This lecture provides the viewer with some insights on how to get started making an online income with very limited to no budget available.

Ways to Make Money Online With Zero Budget

Making Money Online With Some Budget Available

This lecture discusses what a consultant needs to be able to do to be successful. It discusses their responsibilities in relation to clients, to securing projects, the "toolkits" a consultant should have at hand in order to be successful, and how and why to take extra care to ensure one gets paid for the work completed.

What It Takes to Be a Consultant

This lecture discusses both the advantages and disadvantages of both corporations and proprietorships. Recommendations as to when and under what circumstances a person starting out as a sole proprietorship should consider incorporating are also discussed. Business reasons, financial reasons and tax implications are also discussed with strategies recommended. Raising capital, getting paid in dividends and other related topics are also discussed within this lecture.
Corporation or Proprietorship?

This lecture discusses the pros and cons to living a consulting lifestyle in comparison to going through life as an employee.

Consulting Pros and Cons

A common way to earn additional revenues used by most successful online business people is the incorporation of affiliate marketing links and banners on their websites and blog sites. Watch this video to learn more about how this is done and why it can be a good online revenue source for your at-home business.

Online Affiliate Marketing - A Good Online Revenue Source

This video discusses how you can earn revenues by building a YouTube content creation business. Topics such as earning Google AdSense revenues and building revenues from 3rd party advertising are explored.

YouTube Content Creation - Where Do You Make the Money?

This lecture discusses how top bloggers make significant incomes online.

Making Money at Blogging

Some of the most successful content creators on YouTube are Vloggers yet the world is not even familiar with this term as yet. View this video and become more familiar with the world of vlogging and the potential for significant incomes that can be made through creating content in this medium.

Preview 05:47

This is a down-loadable checklist of ideas that the student should find useful as he/she looks for ways to earn revenues from an online business.

Dan's Money Making Ideas Checklist
2 pages

3 Questions to answer relating to the Section 2 Lectures. Good Luck with the quiz!

Section Two Quiz
3 questions

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About the Instructor
Dan Grijzenhout
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35+ Years of Consulting and Entrepreneurial Expertise!

About Dan Grijzenhout: For close to thirty years, Dan has been a professional business and information systems consulting professional working to executive levels for both private and public sector organizations globally, a number of which were "Fortune" level enterprises. Dan has founded, operated and sold an online global payment services company that moves millions of dollars on behalf of its 100,000 plus account holders annually; he has been interviewed on the show "World Business Review" by former head of NATO and Secretary of State, General Alexander Haig, for his work in advanced digital and online telecommunications services and nation-wide online and card based "Loyalty" programs; and now works at writing and building training programs to share his years of experience with others interested in online entrepreneurship.

Social Media Marketing, Content Creation and Authorship: During the past few years, Dan has focused nearly all his time and energy on designing and building online marketing systems and social media marketing platforms. In fact, Dan recently completed a two year project as the project manager and chief architect to build a marketing system used by several major airlines, travel agencies and Fortune Level manufacturing corporations. Dan has written, self-published and self-marketed five books now being sold through Amazon Kindle and Create Space; he has written and published over 40 published social media related training/learning articles, and has created over 100 training videos and knowledge enhancing video podcasts.

He has gained expertise in many online content creation tool-sets including the full suite of Adobe Creative tools and Adobe Dreamweaver for website development; video and audio editing software; 3rd party social media related website services and content creation partners; and most main-stream social communication platforms including Facebook and Facebook business pages, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Reddit, Goodreads, Amazon Author Central, LinkedIn, Ezine Articles Publishing, Amazon-Kindle Book Publishing, Amazon Create Space and more. On these social media platforms, Dan has now amassed over 15,000 followers and subscribers and more are following him daily.