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Absolute Entrepreneurship Part 1: Starting a Business

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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45 Videos (3h 28m)
    • Introduction

      5:24
    • About Me

      10:17
    • Format of this class

      3:10
    • Not A Get Rich Quick Scheme

      5:55
    • Take Advantage Of Your Idea

      7:36
    • The Public Favors Small Business

      2:30
    • Age Is Not A Requirement

      4:45
    • Trends Towards Self Employment

      3:41
    • Definitions of Small Business And Entrepreneur

      5:31
    • Typical Problems of a Small Business

      5:18
    • Trends In Small Business

      4:31
    • Family Businesses

      3:04
    • Characteristics Of Successful Entrepreneurs

      4:23
    • Finding Your 4 Objectives

      2:27
    • The Service Objective

      3:54
    • The Profit Objective

      4:02
    • The Social Objective

      7:31
    • The Growth Objective

      5:58
    • Your Business Plan, Part 1

      2:48
    • What Are Business Entities?

      2:43
    • The Main Differences In Business Types

      4:47
    • Regionality

      2:52
    • Proprietorships

      3:28
    • Partnerships

      5:57
    • Corporations

      8:59
    • The S-Corp

      2:54
    • The LLP

      3:06
    • The FLP

      1:39
    • The LLC

      3:11
    • The Nonprofit

      4:39
    • What is Best For Your Business?

      4:50
    • Filing Your Paperwork

      10:18
    • Getting Your Documents

      2:46
    • Obtaining An EIN Number

      10:18
    • Certificate Of Assumed Name

      3:16
    • Dont Go Into Business With Friends (?)

      4:31
    • The Operating Agreement

      1:38
    • The Operating Agreement: Management Concerns

      5:00
    • Capital Calls

      3:30
    • Adding New Members

      2:31
    • Making Decisions

      9:34
    • Terminating A Member

      5:36
    • Closing Down

      3:30
    • What Next?

      2:51
    • Thanks & Bye (for now!)

      1:02

About This Class

This class isn't for hedge fund managers, capital investors, or bankers. This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to start a business.

Are you ready to get started? Do you have a business idea, and want to start with the basics? In this course, we will focus on the first steps any business venture: Startup. We will use the real-world experiences of the award-winning instructor and university professor Dr. Jason Allen. But don't be worried - Dr. Allen is best known around campus for keeping things simple, accessible, and useful.

Dr. Allen is the founder of a number of successful businesses, and is a top-rated Udemy instructor. In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

While a lot of business courses focus on getting rich quick, this is a course for those interested in starting and building a long-term business with a firm foundation. You won't find "get rich quick" schemes here - everything we will learn in this class is practical, useable steps to start a business that you will be able to hand down to your grandchildren. 

This is the first part of a multiple-course series. 

In this course, we will focus the entire course on the steps to start a business. First, we will focus on the advantages and concerns of new businesses. Next, we will walk through the different types of businesses - from corporations, to family businesses, to nonprofit organizations. Most importantly, we will learn what is best for your business, and walk through the step-by-step process to setup and register your business. Last, we will walk through the steps needed to create your most essential founding document: the operating agreement. 

By the end of this course, if you follow along you will have your business officially created and ready to open the doors for business.

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Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows the complex concepts to get obsorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith

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PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of "glove" controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When ...

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