I’m giving a seminar on how to get an idea for a business and launch it. And, you’ll be pleased to know that I have never had a lot of money when I launched my businesses, so I’ll teach you how to launch a business the same way: with very little money.
I give lots of big speeches about entrepreneurship, but they are always closed to the public, so blog readers rarely hear them. Also, I do a lot of coaching sessions for entrepreneurs, evaluating their ideas, getting them out of slumps, helping them raise money—all the stages of a business. And I keep thinking that so many of the calls are the same that I should do a seminar about the most frequent issues.
So the seminar will be one week long: October 15 – October 19. I’ll do a live video each day about how to launch your own business. At the end of each session I’ll take questions, and the last day will be all questions—you can ask me anything, live, and I’ll answer. If you miss any of the sessions, you can listen to the recording on your own schedule.
The cost of this seminar is $195. You can pay the fee via PayPal to email@example.com. I’ll send you a confirmation and an introduction to the seminar which will include some fun initial reading and instructions for accessing the videos.
Here are the topics we’ll cover:
How to Get an Idea
October 15 9pm est
Some people have tons of ideas. Some people have not even thought of their first idea. The key to generating ideas is setting parameters for ideas, because it’s much easier to think of something out of the blue when you have clear guidelines. I’ll explain my process for generating hundreds of ideas each year. And I might even give you an idea that you can run with.
How to Get Money
October 16 1pm est
The best tactic might be to get a business idea that does not require you to raise money. I’ll show you how to do that. But I’ll also show you a simple checklist for coming up with a business that will get funded. Nothing is certain in the world of entrepreneurship, but this checklist is a pretty safe bet: do everything on the checklist and you’ll get funding.
How to Get a Team
October 17 1pm est
You already know the research that says that most entrepreneurs fail. But do you know the research about what makes an entrepreneur succeed? Research from the Darden School of Business shows that success depends on surrounding yourself with the right people. This session will show you how to identify the right people for you to work with, and how to convince them to work with you.
How to Get Guts
Oct 18 9pm est
This session will show you how to make the final leap. But also, before that, I’ll help you decide if entrepreneurship is right for you. It’s a big trend right now, but to be honest, it’s not right for most people. It’s just that people who are accustomed to being successful at what they do assume that they should start a company. This session will show you how to figure out what’s right for you.
Ask Me Anything
October 19 1pm est
Ask me anything. This will be a fun free-for-all I’m sure. But I also think you’ll learn a lot from each others’ questions. Often it’s hard to think of the question you should be asking, but a lot of times someone else will ask it for you.
In addition to the live video sessions, I’ll send reading each day that you can do before the session. It won’t be long. More like the length of a blog post. I don’t publish a lot of how-to-do-a-company posts on my blog because only a small portion of my readers are interested. So during this seminar I’ll send you a bunch of blog posts I’ve always wanted to write. And each post will relate to the day’s topic.
Reminder: The cost of this seminar is $195. You can pay the fee via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll send you a confirmation and an introduction to the seminar which will include some fun initial reading and instructions for accessing the videos.
I’m really looking forward to this!