Entrepreneurs How to Pick the Right Startup Business in 2016
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BONUS UPDATE: Just added a great resource listing all of the programs available from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). You'll find information on getting counseling, funding and much more to start your business!
BONUS LECTURE: This question came from Ray, one of your fellow students! Thanks for the question Ray! “Establishing validity of business concept?" This will give you a thought process and a simple strategy to test market your product or service idea. Like I say in the rest of the course, you can over think and over analyze whether you should launch or not...
5 STAR REVIEW: "This course should be the first step for every entrepreneur. Tom's a funny and experienced instructor who doesn't disappoint. I think this course is the perfect first step for anybody who wants to get started as an entrepreneur. Because after all, there is no shortage of opportunities but what really makes the difference is finding something that you're passionate about. And that's what this course is all about!" Manuel Kraus
Are you stuck? Do any of these questions describe you?
If so, this course will help!!
5 STAR REVIEW: "Stop thinking and take action! I've been an entrepreneur for over 30 years having owned several businesses. I took Tom's course as I wanted to see if it would help some of the people I run into that want to start a business but are not sure of what they want to do. I highly recommend this course to anyone that wants to start a business but just can't pinpoint exactly what they are both good and passionate about." Wendy Mayhew
How long have you wanted to start a business? A few months…a few years? How long have you been doubting that you could do it? How long have you been researching, analyzing, etc. various businesses without taking the leap? Or have you been jumping on each hot or fad business that pops up only to realize that you hate doing it?
Are you in a current business or job and want a change? Well this course will help you discover the right business or industry for you. You are unique. There is not another person on this planet that is just like you. So your business needs to fit you and your passions and lifestyle.
- You will know if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur
- You will discover one or more ideas that fit your passions, skills and personality, even if you don't have a clue what the right business is for you
- You will be able to narrow down the overwhelming amount of business ideas that you could start to just 1 or 2
- You will be able to overcome your procrastination when it comes to starting a business
- You will know the difference between setting a goal and having an intention
- You will be able to handle unsupportive friends and family members
- You will be able to overcome your own self doubt
- You will learn the definition of an entrepreneur and what other names an entrepreneur might be called
- And more!
5 STAR REVIEW: "Tom hits the nail on the head when he talks about everyone being an entrepreneur, even people working 9-5 in a cubicle. His own passion for inspiring entrepreneurs with real-world challenges to be more successful is evident throughout the course. Don't know what you're passionate about? Tom handles that in style. You'll be launching your own business before you know it after Tom gets through with you!" Scott Paton
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|Section 1: Introduction Of Course, Instructor & Definitions|
How long have you wanted to start a business? A few months…a few years? How long have you been doubting that you could do it? How long have you been researching, analyzing, etc. various businesses without taking the leap? Or have you been jumping on each hot or fad business that pops up only to realize that you hate doing it? Are you in a current business or job and want a change? Well this course will help you discover the right business or industry for you. You are unique. There is not another person on this planet that is just like you. So your business needs to fit you and your passions and lifestyle.
Welcome to the course! So glad you are joining us! I have a special bonus for active students! Check it out!
An entrepreneur can be called a lot of different names. In this section we go over those names and the different definitions.
|Section 2: Becoming An Entrepreneur|
You will find out if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and so much more!
This is a big section! First I cover the illusion of employment. Then we cover the "why" do you want to be an entrepreneur. The "why" is huge...super important! Then I show you how to transfer that into a strong intention and set some goals!
Ask me or questions or share how your business is doing in the forum
PDFs of Power Points for this section
Resources Section 2
|Section 3: Passion & Entrepreneurship|
Now we are getting into the meat of this course. I'll cover why passion is so important when planning a business to start. Then I'll guide you through one of the most important tests of you entrepreneurial career!
As a continuation of the Passion and Entrepreneur Idea Test, now we are going to analyze your answers to the test to come up with some common themes. We are going to bring your business ideas into focus!
PDFs of Power Points for this section
Resources Section 3
|Section 4: Nailing Down Your Business Idea|
If you still have more than 1 or 2 main business ideas, this section has some more strategies to narrow them down.
If you’ve gone through this course so far and are still really stuck on what to do, I put together this section to give you some actual business ideas. These are not a substitution for the Passion & Entrepreneur idea Test, but can be used to help get you un-stuck. These will get you thinking.
Be sure to ask your questions or share your helpful tips with your fellow students in the discussion forums!
|Lecture 16||2 pages|
This question came from Ray, one of your fellow students. Thanks for the question Ray! “Establishing validity of business concept?” This will give you a thought process and a simple strategy to test market your product or service idea.
Resources Section 4
|Section 5: The Launch!|
It's time to take action!
Are you up for a challenge?
|Lecture 20||48 pages|
A great resource for listing all of the programs available from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). You'll find information on getting counseling, funding and much more!
One more thing....
Resources Section 5
BONUS UPDATE: 7 More Free Resources To Check Out For Starting Your Business
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Tom is a father, traveler, occasional 5K runner, best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, DJ, consultant, speaker, and Udemy instructor.
Tom has always been an entrepreneur. In grade school, he would sell pencils to his fellow classmates. He also bought, sold and bartered items at the local park-n-swap with his Grandmother. This was before the internet and Ebay. At 15, Tom took over his first small business, a bee swarm removal service in Arizona from one of his uncles.
In college, he took $600 in “leftover" student financial aid money and a Sear's credit card and started a mobile DJ company. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a business degree, Tom went to look for a “real” job. After more than a dozen job rejections, he took that little DJ company and turned it into one of the largest and most awarded DJ entertainment services in the Upper Midwest. Under Tom’s leadership, that company received a dozen customer service awards including being named one of the top wedding services companies nationally.
So far Tom has started and owned six small businesses and sold millions of dollars in products and services. That's over 25 years of small business experience, and he’s never had more than a summer job for regular employment!
Today Tom’s passion is speaking and education in entrepreneurship, small business and marketing. He also enjoys speaking to groups of high school and college students about taking the entrepreneurial path rather than traditional employment.
Minnesota is home for Tom, but he spends much of his time traveling in the “Beast”, a 40’ RV.