Entrepreneurs How to Pick the Right Startup Business in 2017
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Entrepreneurs How to Pick the Right Startup Business in 2017

From passion, to business idea, to launch! Match your passions, skills, & personality to the right business to launch!
4.7 (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.
3,841 students enrolled
Created by Tom Kenemore
Last updated 1/2017
English
Current price: $19 Original price: $95 Discount: 80% off
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • None
Description

TOP RATED ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE! JOIN OVER 3800 SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS!! ***** 19 - 5 STAR REVIEWS! LIMITED TIME SPECIAL RATE!! COURSE UP-TO-DATE AS OF JANUARY 2017!

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?

  • I want to start a business, but I have no idea what to start or what to do first.
  • I've wanted to start a business for years now but I have doubts that I can make it work.
  • I want to do something different than my current job or business to make a full-time or part-time living.
  • I've started a bunch of different ventures along the way that sounded great at first but I ended up hating them or never made the money that was promised.

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- 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

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals wondering if being an entrepreneur is right for them
  • Employees, students and individuals planning to start a business
  • Current business owners that think they might be in the wrong business and want a change
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 03:03:42
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Introduction Of Course, Instructor & Definitions
3 Lectures 04:19

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.

Preview 01:13

Welcome to the course! So glad you are joining us! I have a special bonus for active students! Check it out!

Welcome New Student - Active Student Bonuses!
01:32

An entrepreneur can be called a lot of different names. In this section we go over those names and the different definitions.

Preview 01:34
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Becoming An Entrepreneur
5 Lectures 16:43

You will find out if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and so much more!

Preview 06:03

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!

Preview 09:40

Ask me or questions or share how your business is doing in the forum
01:00

PDFs of Power Points for this section
8 pages

Resources Section 2
1 page
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Passion & Entrepreneurship
4 Lectures 11:55

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!

Why Passion is Important! PLUS: The Passion & Entrepreneur Idea Test
05:27

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!

Passion & Entrepreneur Idea Test part 2: Discovering Your Main Business Idea
06:28

PDFs of Power Points for this section
17 pages

Resources Section 3
1 page
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Nailing Down Your Business Idea
5 Lectures 09:30

If you still have more than 1 or 2 main business ideas, this section has some more strategies to narrow them down.

More Ways To Narrow Down Your Great Business Idea
03:49

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.

BONUS SECTION: Business Ideas For Entrepreneurs
04:43

Be sure to ask your questions or share your helpful tips with your fellow students in the discussion forums!

Got a question, ask it in the discussion forum!
00:58

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.

BONUS: 6 Quick Steps To Test Market Your New Product or Service - Test Launch!
2 pages

Resources Section 4
1 page
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The Launch!
7 Lectures 09:28

It's time to take action!

Take Action!
04:40

Are you up for a challenge?

The End or Rather…The Beginning!
04:48

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!

BONUS: The US Small Business Administration (SBA) Resource Guide
48 pages

One more thing....
3 pages

Resources Section 5
1 page

BONUS UPDATE: 7 More Free Resources To Check Out For Starting Your Business
1 page

All Slides in pdf form
49 pages
About the Instructor
Tom Kenemore
4.7 Average rating
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8,631 Students
4 Courses
Best-Selling Author, Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker Consultant

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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.