How to start a business

Are you considering starting your very own business? Then, this is the perfect course for you.

  • What The Course Is About:

    Prepare yourself prior to taking the leap of starting your own business. Find out what you need to consider financially as well as strategically.

  • Why Take The Course:

    Take this course in order to be best equipped to lead and manage your own business. Get tips and inside advice from industry leaders.

What You Get

  • Business Plan Templates

  • Marking Report Template

  • Industry Advice

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Downloads

    • Business Plan Templates - Keynote

    • Business Plan Templates - PowerPoint

    • Social Media Marketing Report Template - Keynote and PowerPoint

    • Course Presentation

  • 2

    How to Start a Business

    • Introduction

    • 11 Step Process

    • Make a Business Plan

    • Make a Business Plan - Quiz

    • Develop a Business Name

    • Develop a Business Name - Quiz

    • Protect Your Business: Trademarks

    • Trademarks - Quiz

    • Develop a Product or Service

    • Develop a Product or Service - Quiz

    • Develop Business Assets

    • Develop Business Assets - Quiz

    • Build Your Team

    • Build Your Team - Quiz

    • Incorporate Your Business

    • Incorporate Your Business - Quiz

    • Tax ID

    • Get a Tax ID - Quiz

    • Open a Bank Account

    • Open a Bank Account - Quiz

    • Get Business Insurance

    • Get Business Insurance - Quiz

    • Launch

    • Launch - Quiz


Lavall Chichester

Senior Instructor


  • What is Growth Skills?

    Growth Skills is a social learning platform that teaches digital marketing skills to help you grow your career or business. Digital marketing is our craft and we give our Apprentices the ability to earn while they learn.

  • How can I earn while I learn?

    There are three ways you can earn while you learn. 1. Apprenticeship: Unlock the Apprenticeship badge to become eligible for paid projects. 2. Job Placement: If you do well on the courses and pass our interview, we will help you find a job. 3. Earn Points: Earn points that you can use to pay for one off courses, resume help, tools and real world items.

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    Growth Skills focuses on helping you learn deep digital skills to grow your career and business. This means we take the time to cover topics in more detail and work with best in-class instructors. We also offer mentorship to our members and connect you with a community of people who care about digital marketing as a craft and not just a means to a paycheck.