Entrepreneur 101

Introduction to the Pack - 5 courses

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The Idea
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So you think you have a good idea? Think again. What separates a good idea from a bad one? Think of it this way: What need are you going to solve with this idea, and how pressing is that need for the people who have it? The crux of a successful idea is the underlying problem you intend to solve.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. Validating the Idea
  2. 2. What Makes a Good Idea?
  3. 3. Brainstorming
  4. 4. Scalability and Profitability
  5. 5. Research Principles
  6. 6. Networking
  7. 7. Taking it to the Next Level
  8. 8. Quiz
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The Business Plan
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The business plan is the glue that holds everything together. It’s the key to setting a business in motion: it focuses on which problem you intend to solve, and how you will solve it. The plan includes details of why the need is pressing and how the business solves the problem while making money.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. Writing the Business Plan
  2. 2. The Mission Statement
  3. 3. Define the Problem
  4. 4. Your Solution (The Goal)
  5. 5. Market Size
  6. 6. Pricing and Competition
  7. 7. Organizational Structure
  8. 8. The Pitch
  9. 9. Quiz
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We’re not talking about the most valuable player, no. This is the minimum viable product. The MVP has just the most core features that are essential for launch.  So how do you decide what’s essential and what can be left out?  Simple – if you can’t solve the customer’s problem without it, then its essential.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. What is the MVP?
  2. 2. Core Features
  3. 3. Minimum Viable Team
  4. 4. What is a Pivot?
  5. 5. Products, Services, and Features
  6. 6. The Value Proposition
  7. 7. The Business Model
  8. 8. Quiz
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Securing Funding

So you have a great idea. You even have a plan to make it happen. But where does the money come from? You could ask your friends and family for money, but that only goes so far. So unless you’re independently wealthy you have two choices: Debt and Equity. This course will walk you through how different funding options can shape the future of your business.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. Debt and Equity
  2. 2. Putting It All on the Line
  3. 3. Testing and Feedback
  4. 4. The Angel Round
  5. 5. The Shareholder Agreement
  6. 6. Valuation
  7. 7. Bootstrap Companies
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Getting it Off the Ground

So you’re amazing idea has finally come to life. You have a plan and know exactly what is essential to your product. You even have people backing you with their wallets. That’s great but where do you go from here? This course will go over what happens as your company grows beyond your control and business operations switch to going concern.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. Building a First Generation Product
  2. 2. The Board of Directors
  3. 3. Going Public with an IPO
  4. 4. Employee Stock Options
  5. 5. Series A Financing
  6. 6. The Effects of Dilution
  7. 7. From Startup to Going Concern
  8. 8. Quiz
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