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Absolute Entrepreneurship Part 2: Funding Your Business

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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41 Videos (2h 35m)
    • Introduction

      5:11
    • About Me

      3:27
    • How Much Money Do You Need?

      3:02
    • Determining Your Seed Money

      5:59
    • One Time Costs

      4:11
    • Ongoing Costs

      4:52
    • Burn Rate

      2:16
    • Fixed And Variable Expenses

      8:06
    • Example Budget

      13:46
    • What Is Equity Financing?

      4:58
    • Friends And Family Round

      4:58
    • Seeking Out Angel Investors

      4:43
    • Venture Capital

      2:16
    • Finding Investors

      3:11
    • Warning!

      3:41
    • What Is Debt Financing?

      3:10
    • Lenders

      3:58
    • The SBA

      3:55
    • 21 QuestionsAndDocuments

      4:35
    • 22 Terms

      5:37
    • 23 FactoringInDebt

      1:33
    • 24 WhatisAGrant

      4:27
    • 25 ConsiderYourNiche

      4:04
    • 26 FederalGrantOps

      4:28
    • 27 StateAndLocalOps

      3:49
    • Private Grants

      4:18
    • Understanding The Source

      3:27
    • Recycle

      2:28
    • Bootstrapping 101

      3:35
    • Consider A Co-Founder

      3:01
    • Generate Cash Quickly

      2:49
    • Be A Budget Ninja

      2:26
    • Keep Your Day Job

      2:18
    • Never Outsource

      1:31
    • Learn To Build A Website

      3:15
    • Partner, Partner, Partner

      2:22
    • 39 WhatIsCrowdfunding

      2:58
    • Pre-sell Your Thing

      1:28
    • 41 RunningAnActiveCampaign

      3:04
    • What Next?

      1:05
    • 43 ThanksBye

      1:00

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 second part of a multiple-course series. 

In this course, we will focus the entire course on the funding process. First we will look at how much money a new company really needs (which is different than how much money you really want). Then we will look at the 4 big options for funding a new business: Equity Funding, Debt Funding, Bootstrapping, and Crowdfunding. Each one of those has some advantages and disadvantages. Here is a hint: If you don't have any money, and don't want to take on debt, Bootstrapping is the way to go. You can start a business with no money if you follow a few simple rules of bootstrapping.

By the end of this course, if you follow along you will have your business setup and ready to start bringing in revenue.

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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 waiting 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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Jason Allen

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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