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Start your own business and get it right the first time. Learn everything you need to become a small business owner, from understanding the responsibilities of entrepreneurship to figuring out the legal, financial, and operational aspects of your future business.
Learn what it takes to start a business alone or with family and friends.
Build your business model and develop your business plan.
Establish your business as a legitimate legal entity.
Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurship with Guy Kawasaki
Explore Kawasaki's thoughts on entrepreneurship-centered topics including focusing your pitch and prototypes, predicting new markets, and capitalizing on social media.
14m 31s • COURSE
Entrepreneurship Foundations with Kim Kaupe
Learn the foundations of entrepreneurship and assess your potential to become a business owner.
1h 13m • COURSE
Entrepreneurship: Finding and Testing Your Business Idea with Dave Crenshaw
Determine what new businesses are best suited for you as an entrepreneur. Brainstorm ideas, identify the best opportunity, and test the validity of the business before starting.
42m 54s • COURSE
Understanding Business with Eddie Davila
Learn the basic concepts underpinning all businesses, small to large, including marketing, supply chains, accounting, and HR.
43m 49s • COURSE
Creating a Business Plan with Mike Figliuolo
Looking to build a business or expand one you're already running? You need to write a business plan. Learn how to define your business, market, product, sales strategy, and more.
1h 12m • COURSE
Setting Up Your Small Business as a Legal Entity with Dana Robinson
Helps entrepreneurs understand if they should incorporate, and navigate choosing and setting up a corporate entity.
1h 5m • COURSE
Foundations of Raising Capital with Jay Clouse
Explore several different methods for raising capital for your business, including loans, accelerator programs, angel investors, crowdfunding, and venture capital.
58m 36s • COURSE
Finance Essentials for Small Business with Jim Stice
Manage your small business successfully with these finance essentials from accounting professors Jim and Kay Stice.
51m 10s • COURSE
Starting a Business with Family and Friends with Bob McGannon
Learn how to start your own business with family and friends. Discover how to set expectations around roles, ownership, and finances.
1h 28m • COURSE
Finance Foundations: Income Taxes with Jim Stice
Learn how to file your US income taxes. Discover everything you need to know before filing your personal or professional tax return and get tips to help with tax planning.
2h 4m • COURSE
Balancing Work and Life with Dave Crenshaw
Learn how to have it all and enjoy it all by balancing your life and work.
28m 51s • COURSE
You'll learn to start a small business with these experts.
Guy Kawasaki is a household name in innovation and entrepreneurship. He's spoken at Google, Apple, and TEDx.
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, a graphics design online service, and an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Kim Kaupe is a founder, keynote speaker, and one-of-a-kind teacher.
From stages to her online courses, Kim's mission of investing in yourself, supercharging your career, and building your network has garnered the praise of corporate clients from around the world. Kim founded her fan engagement agency, Bright Ideas Only, and works with A-list properties such as Paul McCartney, Oprah, the NY Mets, and Shawn Mendes to create marketing programs, new revenue streams, and branding. You might recognize her from the hit prime-time show, Shark Tank, from her role as a judge in the 2019 Miss USA pageant, or from her various social media channels. Previously, she was named to the Inc. 35 Under 35, Advertising Age 40 Under 40, and Forbes 30 Under 30 lists.
Dave Crenshaw develops leaders in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and organizations of every size.
Dave has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking—a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands around the world. You can download a free copy of Dave's book The Result and learn more at DaveCrenshaw.com.
Eddie Davila is the associate chair for the Supply Chain Management program at Arizona State University.In addition to serving as associate chair, Eddie is a principal lecturer for the highly ranked Supply Chain Management program in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Eddie has taught over 30,000 students in person and millions more online via videos and digital textbooks. His digital content is used by both top-ranked universities and Fortune 500 companies around the world. He has also provided consulting services for companies in the energy, publishing, retail, technology, global health, and agriculture industries. Eddie likes to spend his spare time on a yoga mat.
Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.
He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.
Founding partner of TechLaw, Dana Robinson is a pioneer of trademark, licensing, and copyright law in tech.
Dana founded TechLaw, LLP, where his practice focuses on trademark prosecution and licensing, copyrights, and business transactions. He is also adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he has taught IP Survey, and helped launch the IP Law Clinic. His expertise includes a broad base of intellectual property law that covers copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and international intellectual property. Dana has filed, managed, and prosecuted thousands of trademarks over the course of his law practice career. He has represented clients in numerous trademark infringement actions, as well as cancellations, oppositions, and appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Dana has worked on domain name disputes, beginning with complex multiparty cybersquatting actions in 1999 prior to the adoption of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. Dana's trademark work has included the brands of many Las Vegas resorts, such as Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Wynn, Palms, Treasure Island, Station Casinos, Golden Nugget, and Stratosphere. Dana has also worked on hundreds of trademarks for noncasino clients, including Sunbelt Communications, Teligence Communications, University of Nevada–Las Vegas, HyLoft, iGolf.com, and many others.
Dana received his bachelor's degree from Life Pacific College and went to earn an MA at Azusa Pacific University and his JD, cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law. He served as editor in chief of the law school's faculty journal, the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues.
He holds a FINRA Series 79 license (M&A investment banking), and a California real estate broker's license. He has sold businesses of his own as well as other people's businesses. Prior to law school Dana was assistant pastor at Calvary Foursquare Church in Hemet, California, and associate pastor at Cathedral of the Valley in Escondido, California. He was the vice principal of Escondido Christian School, and dean of Cathedral Bible College, where he also taught philosophy and theology.
Jay Clouse is a writer, podcaster, and entrepreneur.
Jay is the creator of Freelancing School, which provides the training and community to help people make a living freelancing. With three courses, coaching, and community support, Freelancing School has the tools to help creatives thrive as business owners. He is also the founder of Unreal Collective, a community for founders, freelancers, and creators. The flagship product is a 12-week accelerator program.
Jay hosts Creative Elements, a podcast for creatives in the trenches of building their businesses, and upside, a podcast about startup investing outside of Silicon Valley. You can connect with Jay on Twitter @jayclouse or sign up for his weekly newsletter for creatives at jayclouse.com.
James D. Stice, PhD, is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Accounting in the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University (BYU). He teaches business and accounting to university students and to business professionals around the world. Professor Stice has been at BYU since 1988. He has co-authored three accounting textbooks and published numerous professional and academic articles. In addition, Professor Stice has been involved in executive education for Ernst & Young, Bank of America Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, RSM, and AngloGold Limited and has taught at INSEAD (in both France and Singapore) and CEIBS (in China). He has been recognized for teaching excellence by his department, his college, and the university. Professor Stice currently serves on the audit committee of Deseret Management Corporation and served on the board of directors of a publicly traded company until it was taken private.
Professor Jim Stice received a PhD from the University of Washington as well as master's and bachelor's degrees from BYU, all in accounting.
Bob McGannon is a PMP and a PRINCE2 certified consultant, coach, author, and keynote speaker.Bob has set up project management and leadership programs on three continents. He currently serves as the director of Intelligent Disobedience Leadership Pty Ltd in Australia. His company focuses on improving the quality and quantity of business outcomes by sharing novel leadership techniques—using approaches deployed to train dogs! He regularly leverages his capabilities in the portfolio, program, and project management space, and provides leadership consulting, workshops, keynotes, and coaching.Bob specializes in organizational leadership using "intelligent disobedience." He also has extensive experience in strategic program and portfolio management. He has over 30 years of IT, project management, and project analysis experience, 18 of those years with IBM. His management experience includes technology outsourcing, IT delivery measurement and quality, business analysis, and general project management. Bob has worked internationally while playing a major role in the development of international trade applications in use in the United States and Europe. He resides in Australia, where he has worked on government and international private enterprise improvement projects. He has managed project teams as large as 460 individuals, once serving as the IT delivery manager for IBM, supporting American Express.Bob is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, an Executive Project Manager with IBM, and a Project Management Coach for the Boeing Corporation. He also holds a practitioner certificate in the PRINCE2 project management methodology. Bob's book, Intelligent Disobedience: The Difference Between Good and Great Leaders is available from Amazon outlets or from the publisher (Routledge in Oxford, UK).