Business Growth: Start-Ups, Investment and Negotiation
Learn how negotiation, investment, development and fundraising can help businesses grow in this free online course.
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This course begins by discussing personal achievement, looking at how thinking like a traveler, treating life as an experiment and doing what you love can help you achieve success. It goes on to talk about how important it is to be able to cope with failure and learn from your mistakes, as well as the importance of creating meaning for employees in order to maximise their productivity.
The course moves on to talk about how you can transfer the culture of a big company into your start-up, how small companies can use speed to compete with giants in the same market and what financial institutions can offer companies beyond mere money management. The course then moves on to discuss being a venture capitalist and the impact of social entrepreneurship as well as how to attract angel investors to partner with your company.
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Finally, the course looks at the art of negotiation, why effective negotiation is important in so many areas and why it's important to treat negotiations as if you may run into the same people further down the road. The course also discusses product development and understanding your customers as well as the success and ecosystem of Silicon Valley. These are all vital things for the aspiring entrepreneur to understand, so start your learning journey today.
Personal Success and Meaning for Employees
Personal Success and Meaning for Employees - Learning Outcomes
Achieving Personal Success
Creating Meaning for Employees
Personal Success and Meaning for Employees - Lesson Summary
Company Culture and Commercial Banking
Company Culture and Commercial Banking - Learning Outcomes
Transferring Big Company Culture to Startups
How Commercial Banking Helps Technology Companies
Company Culture and Commercial Banking - Lesson Summary
Venture Capitalism, Angel Investors and Non-Profits
Venture Capitalism, Angel Investors and Non-Profits - Learning Outcomes
Succeeding as a Venture Capitalist
Why Risk is Necessary for Business Growth
How to get Angel Investors Supporting Your Business
Fundraising for the Non-Profit
Venture Capitalism, Angel Investors and Non-Profits - Lesson Summary
Development and Negotiation
Development and Negotiation - Learning Outcomes
Introducing the Art of Negotiation
Rethinking the Product Development Process
Understanding the Success of Silicon Valley
Development and Negotiation - Lesson Summary
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- List the most important elements of decision making
- Explain why creating meaning for your employees is important
- Analyze the importance of culture in a business
- Explain how smaller companies can compete with bigger, more established businesses
- Explain the services a financial institution can offer a growing company
- Summarize why fundraising is such a critical skill for an entrepreneur
- Explain why risk is a necessity in business
- Analyze the impact of social entrepreneurship
- Explain what an Angel Investor does for a business
- Discuss what makes an effective negotiation
- Summarize the reasons to focus on building a brand
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