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So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?

Course Summary

This course covers virtually every aspect of entrepreneurship, from coming up with the idea, to raising money, hiring people and running the business. But more important, it will help you decide if entrepreneurship is right for you, and help you avoid the


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction
        ◦ Overview
        ◦ Billionaire or Bust!
        ◦ How to make money
        ◦ Will you succeed?
        ◦ More fun with statistics
        ◦ Why I have the nerve to teach this course
        ◦ Bias and influence
    ● Goals, Personal and Corporate
        ◦ It's always about the money
        ◦ The risk and the journey
        ◦ Glossary
        ◦ Glossary (funding and investment)
        ◦ Startup design patterns
        ◦ Which startup design pattern is best?
        ◦ Choosing your path
    ● Do You Have What it Takes?
        ◦ It's not genetic, it's a choice
        ◦ Confidence and courage
        ◦ Risk tolerance
        ◦ Stress tolerance
        ◦ Business skills
        ◦ Technical skills
        ◦ Management skills
        ◦ Strengths and weaknesses
        ◦ The vision thing
    ● The Idea
        ◦ The mythology of ideas
        ◦ Finding ideas (and the secret to creativity)
        ◦ Ideas, big and small
        ◦ Barriers to entry
        ◦ Creating demand vs. meeting demand
        ◦ The next big thing
        ◦ Timing
        ◦ Competition
        ◦ Protecting your idea
        ◦ Business plans
        ◦ Idea mutation and uncertainty
    ● The People
        ◦ The founders
        ◦ Cofounder relationships
        ◦ Professional help
        ◦ Advisors
        ◦ Early hires
        ◦ Key roles
        ◦ Finding people / culture
    ● Accounting 0.9
        ◦ Watch the money
        ◦ Cashflow scenario 1 - Bootstrapping
        ◦ Cashflow scenario 2 - Bootstrapping + Seed
        ◦ Cashflow scenario 3 - Agressive growth + VC
        ◦ Scenario risk assessments
        ◦ Bookkeeping 0.9 - Terminology
        ◦ Finding your inner accountant
        ◦ Cash flow and income reports
        ◦ Cash, income and deals
        ◦ Bankers
        ◦ Balance sheets and other tall tales
    ● Funding
        ◦ Founders
        ◦ Friends and family
        ◦ Banks
        ◦ Angels
        ◦ Convertible notes
        ◦ Venture capital
        ◦ VC - the pitch and the process
        ◦ Valuation, dilution and paperwork
        ◦ VC and investors as resources
        ◦ Other approaches
    ● Execution
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Day one
        ◦ What's in a name?
        ◦ Hiring
        ◦ Culture
        ◦ Growing pains
        ◦ Technical bureaucracy
        ◦ Security
        ◦ Focus
        ◦ Take care of yourself
        ◦ The end game
    ● On Being an Entrepreneur
        ◦ The hardest job you'll ever love
        ◦ You won't have all the answers
        ◦ It will change you, and how you see the world
        ◦ It may impact your relationships
        ◦ Dealing with success / Dealing with failure
        ◦ You have to be crazy...

     


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and IT Strategy & Management Community

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