Course curriculum

  • 1

    Being a Business Fundamentals Startup Life Coach

    • Welcome & Introduction

    • Why Become a Coach Entrepreneur?

    • Why Become an Entrepreneur

    • Who Is This Course For?

    • Who is This Course For

    • What To Expect At The End Of The Course?

    • When you Grow Your Business Grows

    • When You Grow your Business Grows

    • Meet the Instructor

    • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics

    • Join the Course Discussion!

  • 2

    The Entrepreneurial Mindset

    • Coaching - More than meets the eye

    • Coaching - More than meets the eye

    • Believe in Yourself

    • Finding Your True Motivation

    • Finding Your True Motivation

    • Why Do Goals Matter?

    • Why do Goals Matter

    • Big Changes Come From Small Steps

    • Big Changes Come From Small Steps

    • Coach vs Mentor

    • Coach vs Mentor

    • Mind Mapping at Its Best - Simple and Efficient

    • Mind Mapping at Its Best - Simple and Efficient

    • Effective Time Management Tips

    • Effective Time Management Tips

    • Overcoming Your Fears

    • Overcoming Your Fears

  • 3

    Startup Costs and Funding Your Business

    • Do Your Research

    • DO Your Research

    • The Startup Costs

    • The Start Up Costs

    • Personal Living Expenses List

    • Personal Living Expenses List

    • Funding Your Business - Part 1

    • Funding Your Business - Part 2

    • Funding Your Business

    • Understanding Business Profitability

    • Understanding Business Profitability

  • 4

    Essential Business Accounting Principles

    • Accounting and Bookkeeping for a Small Business

    • Accounting and Bookkeeping for a Small Business

    • What Are Assets?

    • What Are Liabilities?

    • What is Owner's Equity?

    • Profit And Loss Report - Income Statement

    • The Profit and Loss Report or The Income Statement

    • The Balance Sheet

    • The Balance Sheet

    • The Cash Flow Statement

    • The Cash Flow Statement

    • Pricing

    • Pricing

    • The Break - Even Analysis

    • The Break-Even Analysis

  • 5

    Business Plans: The Why? How? and When?

    • Why Write A Business Plan?

    • Why Write a Business Plan

    • Sample Business Plan - A Better Life Coaching

    • The Traditional Business Plan Format

    • The Traditional Business Plan Format

    • The One-page Simple Business Plan

    • The One-page Simple Business Plan

    • Sample One Page Business Plan

    • The Strategic Business Plan

    • The Strategic Business Plan

    • The Executive Summary

    • The Executive Summary

    • The Mission Statement

    • The Mission Statement

    • The Vision Statement

    • The Vision Statement

    • The Business Purpose

    • The Business Purpose

    • The Description of Your Business

    • The Description of Your Business

    • Business Strategies

    • Business Strategies

    • Financial Projections

    • Financial Projections

    • The SWOT Analysis for Your Business

    • The SWOT Analysis for your Business

  • 6

    Legal Business Structure, Entity, Protection and Permits/Licenses

    • Introduction to Different Business Structures

    • Choosing a Legal Business Structure

    • Sole Proprietorships

    • Sole Proprietorships

    • Partnerships

    • Partnerships

    • Example Partnership Agreement

    • LLCs

    • LLCS versus S -Corporations

    • Corporations

    • Corporations

    • Non-Profit Entities

    • Non Profit Entities

    • Choosing The BEST Business Name

    • Choosing the Best Business Name

    • DBA - Doing Business As

    • DBA - Doing Business As

    • Register Your Business

    • How To Register Your Business

    • Registration Links US States

    • Necessary Business Permits and Licenses

    • Business Permits and Licenses

    • Business Permits and Licenses

    • Trademarks

    • Trademarks

    • Copyrights

    • Copyrights

  • 7

    Taxation, Taxes and Insurance

    • Pass-Through Taxation

    • Pass-Through Taxation

    • Corporate Taxes and Double Taxation

    • The US Income Tax System

    • The US Income Tax System

    • What is Tax Evasion?

    • What is Tax Evasion?

    • What is Tax Avoidance?

    • What is Tax Avoidance?

    • VAT Tax

    • VAT Tax

    • Sales Tax

    • Sales Tax

    • US Sale Tax Applications and Nexus

    • US Sales Tax Applications and Nexus

    • Possible Business Tax Deductions

    • Possible Business Tax Deductions

    • Business Insurance

    • Business Insurance including Professional and General Liability and Healthcare

    • LLCS versus corporations

  • 8

    Financial: Bank Accounts, Loans and Credit

    • Opening A Business Checking Account

    • Opening A Business Checking Account

    • Business Savings

    • Business Savings

    • Business Credit Cards

    • Business Credit Cards

    • Business Loans

    • Business Loans

    • Business Credit, Credit Scores and Creditworthiness

    • Business Credit, Credit Score and Creditworthiness

  • 9

    Business Location: Online, from Home or from and Office?

    • Online, In Person or Both?

    • Is Your Coaching Business a Good Fit for Your Home?

    • Balancing Personal Life and Working from Home

    • Balancing Personal Life and Working from Home

    • Risks and Insurance for a Home Business

    • Risks and Insurance for a Home Business

    • Tax Deductions for a Home Business

    • Tax Deductions for a Home Business

    • 2 Methods of Calculating Your Home Business Tax Deductions

    • 2 Methods of Calculating Your Home Business Tax Deductions

    • Having a Virtual Office

    • Having a Virtual Office

    • Renting Commercial Space

    • Renting Commercial Space

    • Other Business Location Options

    • Other Business Location Options

  • 10

    The Marketing Plan and Marketing Strategies

    • What Is Marketing?

    • Market Research - Part 1

    • Market Research Part 1

    • Market Research - Part 2

    • Market Research Part 2

    • Identifying Your Customer Base

    • Identifying Your Customer Base

    • Finding Your Niche

    • Finding Your Niche

    • Core Competencies In Business

    • Core Competencies in Business

    • Creating Product And Service Packages

    • Creating Product and Service Packages

  • 11

    Advertising, Promotions and Sales

    • Creating An Action-Growth Plan

    • Creating an Action-Growth Plan

    • Creating Your USP - Unique Selling Proposition

    • Creating Your USP - Unique Selling Proposition

    • Creating A Compelling Elevator Pitch Part 1

    • Creating A Compelling Elevator Pitch Part 2

    • Creating A Compelling Elevator Pitch

    • E-Business And E-Commerce

    • E-business and E-commerce

    • Social Media Engagement

    • Social media engagement

    • Facebook For Business

    • Instagram For Business

    • Creating Sales Funnels - Part 1

    • Creating Sales Funnels - Part 2

    • Sales Funnels

    • Example Sales Funnel

    • Podcasts

    • Podcasts

    • Blogs

    • Blogs

    • Promotional Emails and E-Newsletters

    • Promotional Emails and E-newsletters

    • Networking At Its Best

    • Networking at Its best

    • Other Cost-effective Marketing Strategies

    • Other Cost - effective Marketing Strategies

    • Leverage Your Community

    • Leverage your community

    • Consistency And Persistance

    • Consistency and Persistence

    • Prepare for Growth

    • Prepare for Growth

  • 12

    Effective Business Communication Strategies

    • Communication - An Important Skill

    • Communication - An Important Skill

    • How To Make A Positive First Impression

    • How To Make A Positive First Impression

    • Understanding Different Personality Types

    • Understanding Different Personality Types

    • Asking The Right Questions

    • Asking the Right Questions

    • Listen To Understand, Not Only To Respond

    • Listen To Understand, Not Only To Respond

    • Celebrate Each Milestone!

    • Celebrate Each Milestone

  • 13

    Congratulations! It's a Wrap!

    • Resources and Recommendations

    • Congratulations!