- Identify issues in starting a new business as an entrepreneur.
- Distinguish between different methods of financing a startup business as an entrepreneur.
- Describe desired traits for a cofounder or partner for a startup business.
- Explain the benefits of engaging with early adopters.
- Explore ways to raise awareness of your personal brand.
- Differentiate between the types of advisers available to an entrepreneur.
Skill Level Beginner
- As an entrepreneur my days are never the same. From client needs to business the days are always different. Here's a sneak peak. An average day might mean waking up at 7AM, grabbing a cup of tea, and trying my best to squeeze in a workout, and slipping out the door. Then it's off to work. If I'm going to be walking a ton for meetings and client shows heels are out, and it's cool sneakers for sure. I slide into the office and tackle emails before my calls and meetings start. I try to plan meetings around breakfast, lunch, drinks, or dinner, because I figure if I'm going to be sitting for an hour anyway, I might as well knock out a meeting. I try to squeeze in personal time, but honestly the whole work/life balance thing, I have yet to master. Usually I'm busy at night, whether that means with clients, or simply working late at home from my couch. All this before attempting to get in bed before midnight and waking up to do it all over again. I've been living this life for the last eight years so I know exactly what it takes to make it. I'm Kim Kaupe, and I co founded The Superfan Company eight years ago. Within 11 months of starting our company we made over $1 million in revenue. The best part, we didn't take a single dollar in outside funding. I'm excited to jump in this foundation's course with you because I'm giving away all my secrets. So grab a pen and paper and let's get started.