Entrepreneurship: Finding and Testing Your Business Idea

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    The prospect of starting your own business from scratch can feel at once exhilarating and overwhelming. Before you launch a new business, it's critical that you validate and test your ideas to determine if they represent legitimate market needs. In this course, Dave Crenshaw helps you determine first which businesses are best suited to you as an entrepreneur, and then how to brainstorm ideas and identify which idea is a real opportunity. Lastly, he helps you create and execute a plan to test for validity before you start a business.


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      Dave Crenshaw

      Keynote Speaker & Author on Productive Leadership | For bookings, visit: davecrenshaw.com/speaker

      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.

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  • Welcome

    - For many the idea of starting your own business is really exciting. You can create your own freedom and your own destiny with your career. But for many, it can also be overwhelming. There are so many different businesses that you could create, which is the right one for you? In my experience coaching both successful entrepreneurs and ones who have failed in the past, I've learned the path of finding the best opportunity possible. In this course, we'll first cover how to understand yourself. Because who you are will lead you to the best possible business. Then we'll access whether the idea you have is a great opportunity or just an idea. We'll also create a micro-plan for testing your opportunity and figuring out how to increase the odds of making a winning business model. We'll cover all this and plenty more in Find and Test Your Business Idea.

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