Start-Up Classes For Small Businesses

Starting a small business can be one of the most exhilarating, empowering, and life-changing things you will ever do in your life. Get rid of your boss, set your own hours, choose the people you work with every day, make as much money as you want…who wouldn’t want all of this! Yet, according to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 businesses fail in the first eighteen months. But who cares about Bloomberg, or their 80% failure rate stat, or any of the other disheartening stats that, really, just prove the obvious: Starting a small business is hard! That’s why we’ve designed these 5-minute, online classes – to help make your start-up phase as easy as possible, and to improve your odds of becoming a successful entrepreneur. We want you to be as prepared as you can be, with the tools and knowledge needed to build a thriving business.

Below are the 5-minute, start-up classes we’re currently offering.

Exploration Classes
Is Self-Employment Right For You
How To Choose A Business That’s Right For You
Test Your Business Idea

Business Planning Classes
How To Write A 1-Page Business Plan
How To Write A Fill-In-The-Blank Business Plan
Why Write A Business Plan
How To Write A Marketing Plan

Business Start-Up Classes
First 10 Steps In Setting Up A Small Business
How To Survive The First Year Of A New Business
How To Set Up A Support System

Money Classes
How To Calculate Start-Up Costs
How To Forecast Sales Revenues
How To Forecast Monthly Overhead Expenses
How To Forecast Cash Flow
Intro To Pricing
How To Get The Money To Start A Business
How To Get A Loan For Your Business

Marketing Classes
Intro To Marketing
How To Write A Marketing Plan
How To Choose A Target Market
How To Create An Effective Marketing Mix
How To Choose Your Pricing Position

Other Classes
How To Survive The First Year Of A New Business
How To Set Up A Support System

Don’t be one of the 80% who don’t make it! Start on the path to success by carving out 5 minutes to take one of these free, online start-up classes.

Please note that in addition to start-up classes for small businesses, we also offer other classes, including: exploration classes, marketing classes, and money classes.

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