Intro to Entrepreneurship: Get started as an Entrepreneur

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Intro to Entrepreneurship: Get started as an Entrepreneur

Course Description
Starting your own business is scary. Really scary.

How do you know if your idea is any good? Or if your customers will ever show up?

How do you know… what you’re doing AT ALL?

There’s no place, degree, or university that can teach you how to become a successful Entrepreneur.

You just have to get out there and learn everything for yourself. One step at a time….

Right?

Wrong.

Entrepreneurship is not a mythical, illusive creature and it’s not a secret that’s hidden behind doors.

You CAN learn how to become a successful Entrepreneur and you CAN learn how to prepare yourself.

In this course, we’re going to do just that.

You’re going to learn everything you need to know about being an Entrepreneur, like:

The core concepts
How to think like an Entrepreneur
What you should care about and conversely ignore
How to go about gathering the resources you need to tackle your dream
And when you’re completely ready to go toe to toe with any “veteran” business owner out there, you’re going to learn something they wish they knew:

How to consistently come up with insightful, actionable business ideas

It’s everything you need to get started.

You’ll go from 0 to Entrepreneur in no time.

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About the instructor:

Top rated Udemy Instructor with over 650+ 5 star reviews.

Teaches 9 different courses on Entrepreneurship, with over 20,000 students enrolled.

All courses by the instructor have are rated an average of 4.97 out of 5 stars.

+ Worked as a VC and was in charge of deal flow in Silicon Valley. Oversaw investments in large companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, & Tesla.

+ Startup founder for 5 years, raised 3 rounds of capital worth several millions of dollars.

+ Currently Director of a Digital Agency that specializes in taking ideas from raw concept all the way to launch.

What are the requirements?
Familiarity with common companies will help but is not necessary
What am I going to get from this course?
Understand and apply all the core concepts of Entrepreneurship
Tell the difference between the realities of Entrepreneurship & the common myths
Assess their own personality through the lens of Entrepreneurship & know how to find partners that have what they are lacking
Focus in on the key traits and aspects needed to be successful as an Entrerpreneur
Understand the Optimistic Deterministic framework of the future
Understand and focus their Entrepreneurial efforts according to the correct venture process flow
Align their efforts with the correct type of entrepreneur they want to become
Understand the roles and expectations from them as their idea conceptualizes and grows
Pick between what type of business best suits them
Understand the concept of business modeling, and how new business models are creating exponentially more opportunity
Understand and apply the concept of Scalability as an assessment tool
Understand the correct & factual nature of business idea creation and set their expectations realistically
Assess what skills and passions they have and apply them towards ideation
Use 3 common techniques to come up with great business ideas
Use 5 different techniques for easy validation of a business idea
Understand the core concepts behind the Lean Startup Framework
Understand how to create a pitch experiment & MVP based off their business idea
Understand what options are available for financing their business
Plan a strategy for attracting and pitching angel investors and venture capital
Assess the viability of taking a small business loan and whether or not this is a good option strategically
Generate business ideas that are insightful and actionable
Understand business dynamics as they relate to idea generation
Analyze 4 different sections of the business value chain for potential opportunities
Understand the 5 different types of core innovation and how to apply them
How to objectively assess their skills, passions, hobbies, & interests
Understand the difference between business types and which one to aim for
Use common techniques like problem identification to come up with ideas
Use advanced techniques like disintermediation, local modifiers, market enablers to craft ideas
Understand how to apply new, disruptive business models like Saas, Sharing economy, & PWYW
Create business ideas that are not only specific but are complete
Quickly evaluate and re-prioritize ideas based off 5 dimensions
Understand the value of their ideas and what to focus on first
Bring context into their environment and not get discouraged
What is the target audience?
Anyone interested in starting their own business and becoming self employed
Anyone interested in becoming an Entrepreneur

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the course (10 minutes)
Course Overview
02:23
First thing to do
01:10
Get matched to other Entrepreneurs using our companion app
06:46
Section 2: What is an Entrepreneur? (18 minutes)
What is an entrepreneur?
02:12
Myths about entrepreneurship
04:41
Common personality traits
06:30
The most important trait of all
02:03
Age & Entrepreneurship
02:28
ACTIVITY: Test your Entrepreneurial Aptitude
4 pages
Test your understanding of entrepreneurs
5 questions
Section 2 review material
26 pages
Section 3: The Entrepreneurial Mindset (20 minutes)
Intro to Section 3
00:40
The entrepreneurial mindset
03:23
Understanding the business life cycle
05:31
The different types of income
04:55
The process of opportunity recognition
03:54
RESOURCES: Suggested reading for Entrepreneurship
Article
Section 3 review material
26 pages
Core concepts & Terms
7 questions
Section 4: The different paths you can take (16 minutes)
Intro to section 4
01:04
Lifestyle entrepreneurs
05:26
Side businesses
02:30
Startup founders
02:33
Social entrepreneurs
04:16
Section 4 review material
23 pages
Do you understand the different types of entrepreneurs?
4 questions
Section 5: Core concepts & frameworks (24 minutes)
Intro to section 5
01:04
Service vs. Product businesses
03:29
What is a business model?
01:51
Old business models
02:44
New, disruptive business models
07:07
Scalability
04:41
Section 5 review material
26 pages
Review of core business concepts
5 questions
Section 6: Validating your idea (35 minutes)
What is validation?
02:56
Surveys
06:13
Talking to experts
04:37
The lean startup framework
08:02
Pitch experiments
05:21
Creating an MVP
07:50
Section 6 review material
38 pages
Validating your ideas
5 questions
Section 7: Fundraising (50 minutes)
Know your options
00:52
Bootstrapping
10:37
FFF & Angels
10:21
Equity & Debt
05:48
Loans
06:15
Venture capital
09:36
Incubators
06:19
Business plans & One pagers
10:49
Section 7 review material
63 pages
Fundraising
6 questions
Section 8: Introduction to Idea Generation (6 minutes)
Your most important tool – the scratchpad
02:08
ACTIVITY: Idea lister builder
03:35
WORKSHEET: Idea Lister Builder
8 pages
Section 8 review material
9 pages
Section 9: Laying the groundwork (44 minutes)
The idea equation
10:12
Areas to isolate & target
10:11
5 types of innovation
15:14
Recap of idea dynamics
08:04
Section 9 review material
30 pages
Concepts from Section 9
5 questions
Section 10: Making it fit (60 minutes)
Intro to Section 10
01:48
The Fit quadrant: Hobbies & Passions
09:28
The Fit quadrant: Skills & Experiences
06:32
ACTIVITY: Hobbies, Passions, Skills, & Experience
02:30
WORKSHEET: Hobbies, passions, skills, & experience
7 pages
ACTIVITY: List out your goals
05:47
WORKSHEET: Fill out your goals
2 pages
The 3 business types: Pick yours
13:32
How good does my idea have to be?
09:59
The Eureka Myth
09:48
Section 10 review material
55 pages
Making it fit
5 questions
Section 11: Ways of coming up with ideas (61 minutes)
Problem-based business ideas
14:56
Wouldn’t it be great if
06:52
Imagine the future
06:40
Reverse imagination
05:28
The Fit generator
06:41
Cater to power users
11:10
Reposition Good / Fast / Cheap
08:54
Section 11 review material
41 pages
Ways of coming up with ideas
5 questions
Section 12: Business models (61 minutes)
Saas: Software as a Service
12:56
Subscriptions & Memberships
07:40
PWYW: Pay what you want
06:39
The sharing economy
07:52
Marketplaces
08:00
On Demand
04:08
Curated Boxes
04:45
DTC: Direct to Consumer
05:44
Crowdsourced catalogs & inventory
03:15
Section 12 review material
52 pages
Business models
6 questions
Section 13: Evaluate & test (33 minutes)
Intro to Section 13
01:45
Matching Fit
12:17
Sustainability
10:18
Path to validation
08:38
Section 13 review material
27 pages
Evaluate & test
2 questions
Section 14: Course wrap up
Let me hear your feedback (+ free monthly giveaways)
Article

Instructor Biography
Evan Kimbrell, Founder of Sprintkick | Ex-VC | Ex-startup founder
Hi, I’m Evan Kimbrell. Thanks for checking out my course.

Currently, I’m the Founder, Director of Sprintkick, a referral based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years, I’ve overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man team startups bootstrapping their initial idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, & GNC.

Previous to Sprintkick, I worked as a VC for a brand new firm called Juvo Capital, based out of L.A. I spearheaded the firms expansion into Silicon Valley deal flow and into Consumer Web tech category.

Previous to working for Juvo, in the long long ago, I was a co-founder for a educational software startup called ScholarPRO that raised a ton of money and then spectacularly blew up (in the bad way). Before it exploded like the Death Star, I went through 5 tech incubators (yes 5) with Tech Stars, Excelerate Labs, MassChallenge, Babson Venture Program, and Sparkseed.

I’m an avid AirBNB host for the Fishermans Wharf district of San Francisco. My space has the #1 search ranking for my area, has hosted over 200+ people, and is currently booking out 18 months in advance 🙂 Over the last year I’ve helped multiple other hosts get their properties listed and maximize their price per night. Results range from an extra +50% in price for established hosts, and +400% for brand new hosts.

Hope you enjoy my courses!

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