Creating An Entrepreneur's Checklist for Success
Take a closer look at an entrepreneur's checklist for success and how to strike a work-life balance with Steve Blank.
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This course begins with an entrepreneur's checklist for success. You will learn the importance of knowing where the idea for an opportunity comes from, where the innovation is, who the customers and competitors are, what is the marketing plan, and more. You will learn about the things you should focus on during an emerging start-up as well as why sometimes being the first and only company in a particular market can actually be a disadvantage.
According to Steve, there are no average startups and they differ by vertical market. With this course, you will learn the difference between vertical and horizontal markets. Steve will discuss why market risk and technology risk are of great importance for an entrepreneurial venture and both have the potential to cause a young business to suffer. In addition, you will learn the importance of setting rules to be able to balance family life with the demands of a start-up.
Steve Blank is a Consulting Professor at Stanford in the Graduate School of Engineering, making him a credible business mentor. Upon the completion of this course, you will learn the important areas for business start-ups including market opportunity, market regulations and distribution, competitors and complementors, and technology breakthroughs. Check out this course and hear key insights and knowledge gained by a very successful entrepreneur with years of experience in business start-ups and management.
Module 1: An Entrepreneur's Checklist for Success
Lessons from Previous Talks
An Entrepreneur’s Checklist
Is First-to-Market Best?
Vertical vs. Horizontal Markets
Market Risk and Technology Risk
The Entrepreneur and the Family
Module 2: Entrepreneur's Checklist Assessment
Learning outcomes: - What should you focus on during an emerging start-up; - Why is it a bad idea to be the first and only player in the market; - Understand the difference between vertical and horizontal markets; - Why market risk and technology risk both have the potential to cause a young business to suffer; - How to balance family life with the demands of a start-up;
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