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
Evangelist, author, and speaker Guy Kawasaki shares his thoughts on a variety of topics centered on entrepreneurship, including focusing your pitch and prototypes, predicting new markets, and capitalizing on social media.
14m 31s • COURSE
Entrepreneurship Foundations with Whitney Johnson
Discover the basics of becoming an entrepreneur and running your own business.
2h 20m • COURSE
Entrepreneurship: Finding and Testing Your Business Idea with Dave Crenshaw
In this course, Dave Crenshaw helps you determine which new businesses are best suited to you as an entrepreneur, brainstorm ideas, identify which idea is a real opportunity, and create and execute a plan to test for validity before you start a business.
42m 54s • COURSE
Business Foundations with Eddie Davila
Learn the basic concepts underpinning all businesses, small to large, including manufacturing, sales, resource management, accounting, and economics.
2h 25m • COURSE
Creating a Business Plan with Mike Figliuolo
Looking to build a business or expand one you're already running? First you'll 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
Entrepreneurship: Raising Startup Capital with Rudolph Rosenberg
Discover how to raise money for your startup business by understanding the four big sources of capital, and learn the best ways to market your project.
1h 44m • 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.
54m 33s • 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 (2015) with Jim Stice
Learn what you need to know before filing your personal or professional tax return, and get tips on tax planning.
2h 24m • 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.
Author of Disrupt Yourself, Whitney Johnson is a consultant and thought leader on disruption and innovation.
Whitney Johnson is a leading thinker on driving innovation via personal disruption and cofounder of Clayton Christensen's investment firm. She is a regular contributor for Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn, and the author of Disrupt Yourself, which Publisher's Weekly called "superb, savvy, wise." Whitney also speaks and consults with Fortune 100 Companies. Recently, her work was recognized by the Thinkers50, which named her as a finalist for the 2013 Future Thinker Award. You can find her at whitneyjohnson.com.
Dave Crenshaw is an author and leadership coach who has been featured in Time and USA Today.
Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views. He has written four books and counting, including The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done, which was published in six languages and is a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed hundreds of thousands of business leaders worldwide. Find out 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.
Rudolph Rosenberg is a global leader in finance and business.
Rudolph has been working for over two decades with businesses large and small, helping them achieve higher levels of performance through his pragmatic and action-oriented approach.
He is passionate about helping people and companies achieve their full potential and developing content that simplifies the learning and understanding of business, entrepreneurship, and finance, and empowers anyone who is looking to get ahead and be successful.
Rudolph shares his time between his CFO activities for leading tech companies and authoring finance and business content. You can find more information about him and get in contact through his website at rudolphrosenberg.com.
Jim Stice is a professor of accounting at BYU. He teaches business accounting to multinational corporations.
James D. Stice, PhD, is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Accounting in the School of Accountancy at BYU. 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 McGladrey, 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 board of directors of Nutraceutical International Corporation.
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).