Girlfriend’s Guide to Become Your Own Boss

In this course, Melinda shares golden nuggets of advice essential to starting or growing your business. You will garner insights into what to do and what not to do, at a fraction of the price of Melinda’s intensive training programs and consulting services. In this course you will learn the essentials to starting your own business.

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Melinda Emerson
Small Business Expert, Bestselling Author, Founder & President, Quintessence Group

Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She has been a thriving entrepreneur for nearly 20 years and is an internationally known keynote speaker and expert on small business development and social media marketing. Her small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week. As a former columnist for The New York Times, and Entrepreneur, Melinda is also frequently quoted by other media organizations including: The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, CNBC, MSNBC and Fox News. Forbes magazine named her one of Top 10 Tech and Business Experts for 2017. She is a contributor to Inc., Essence and Black Enterprise. She is an expert on what it takes the start a successful small business, go-to-market strategy, and social media selling. Melinda is the bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, 2nd Edition and the eBook How to Become a Social Media Ninja, and her latest book Fix Your Business

What will I get from this course?

In this course, Melinda shares golden nuggets of advice essential to starting or growing your business. You will garner insights into what to do and what not to do, at a fraction of the price of Melinda’s intensive training programs and consulting services. In this course you will learn the essentials to starting your own business. If you are interested in buying a business or franchise or want to start a small business on the internet, Melinda will help you with the evaluation process in order to make the right decision. She also coaches you on how to pay for your business and how to set realistic expectations and goals. The course will outline the essentials to becoming a successful entrepreneur, based upon Melinda’s 20+ years of experience as America’s SmallBizLady. Melinda will deep dive into crafting your marketing strategy and writing your business plan as a tool for success. Finally, Melinda shares exciting and surprising tips on how to launch successfully while you may still be juggling the balls with other jobs or responsibilities.

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Deciding to Take the Leap into Starting Your Business

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  • Video Lesson 1: The Small Business Landscape – Astounding
  • Video Lesson 2: My Story
  • Video Lesson 3: What Do You Need to Get Started in Business?
  • PDF Lesson 4: Check Sheet for Starting Your Own Business - Downloadable PDF
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3 lessons, 3 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet

Chapter 2

Chapter 2: What Do You Need Personally

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  • Video Lesson 1: Partner and Family Buy-in
  • Video Lesson 2: Must Haves - Good Habits: Your Kitchen Cabinet of Advisors
  • PDF Lesson 3: Develop Your Kitchen Cabinet of Advisors - Downloadable PDF
  • PDF Lesson 4: Creating Your Kitchen Cabinet of Advisors - Downloadable PDF
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2 lessons, 2 Videos + 2 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 3

Chapter 3: Finding & Evaluating Good Business Ideas

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  • Video Lesson 1: Buying an Existing Business & Internet Businesses
  • Video Lesson 2: Sell What You Know & What You Love!
  • Video Lesson 3: Franchise Businesses
  • Video Lesson 4: How to Evaluate Your Business Idea?
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4 lessons, 4 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Do You Have a Life Plan?

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  • Video Lesson 1: Your Key Considerations
  • PDF Lesson 2: 10 Questions Before Becoming a Boss - Downloadable PDF
  • PDF Lesson 3: Are You Fit to Work From Home? - Downloadable PDF
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1 lesson, 1 Video + 2 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 5

Chapter 5: How Are You Going to Pay for Your Business?

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  • Video Lesson 1: Your Three Piles of Money
  • Video Lesson 2: What are Your Sources of Funds?
  • Video Lesson 3: Calculating Your Net Worth
  • Video Lesson 4: How Can You Eliminate Debt and save More Money?
  • Video Lesson 5: Three Methods for Beating Down Your Bills & Debt
  • PDF Lesson 6: How Will You Pay for Your Dream Business? - Downloadable PDF
  • PDF Lesson 7: Your Financial Plan - Downloadable PDF
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5 lessons, 5 Videos + 2 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 6

Chapter 6: Essentials of Being an Entrepreneur

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  • Video Lesson 1: What Are the Elements of a Business?
  • Video Lesson 2: Entrepreneurial Skills
  • PDF Lesson 3: Applying the Entrepreneurial Skills to Yourself - Downloadable PDF
  • PDF Lesson 4: What is Your Vision For Your New Life? - Downloadable PDF
  • Video Lesson 5: Doing It All - Jobs Within Your Job as An Entrepreneur!
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3 lessons, 3 Videos + 2 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 7

Chapter 7: Marketing & Beyond!

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  • Video Lesson 1: Developing Your Marketing Plan
  • Video Lesson 2: The 5 Ps - Product & Price
  • Video Lesson 3: The 5 Ps - Placement & Promotion
  • Video Lesson 4: The Missing P - Profit
  • PDF Lesson 5: The 5Ps Worksheet - Downloadable PDF
  • PDF Lesson 6: Developing the Marketing Plan Checklist - Downloadable PDF
  • PDF Lesson 7: The Five F’s Worksheet - Downloadable PDF
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4 lessons, 4 Videos + 3 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Develop Your Business Plan

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  • Video Lesson 1: Business Plan Tools
  • Multimedia Lesson 2: Business Plan Tools - Links & Ideas!
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2 lessons, 1 Video + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 9

Chapter 9: Launch While Working

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  • Video Lesson 1: Start Your Business as a Side Hustle, First
  • Video Lesson 2: Final Thoughts
  • Multimedia Lesson 3: A Note from Melinda
  • Multimedia Lesson 4: Bonus - Technology You’ll Need to Get Started
  • PDF Lesson 5: Melinda's Business Resources - Downloadable PDF
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4 lessons, 2 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet

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