So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Many technologists dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Learn what it really takes to turn that dream into a reality.
Course info
Rating
(343)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 13, 2019
Duration
4h 6m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Setting the Stage
Goals, Personal, and Corporate
Do You Have What It Takes?
The Idea
The People
Accounting 0.9
Funding
Execution
On Being an Entrepreneur
Description
Course info
Rating
(343)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 13, 2019
Duration
4h 6m
Description

This course covers virtually every aspect of entrepreneurship, from coming up with the idea, to raising money, hiring people and running the business. But more important, it will help you decide if entrepreneurship is right for you, and help you avoid the myths and pitfalls that often plague founders.

About the author
About the author

Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer, and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle Insights, he is the author of numerous books, ebooks, and online courses on various topics (technology and other). His latest book is "Advanced Apex Programming" - advancedapex.com Personal Website http://danappleman.com.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Dan Appleman and welcome to my course. So you want to be an entrepreneur? I am an entrepreneur. Have been one since 1981. I'll tell you more about that later. But how about you? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to start your own company, to be independent, to be a success? Most technologists I know have thought about it or dreamt about it. Sometimes it's a lifelong dream and sometimes a straw to grass back when the right job or any job is hard to find. But what is it really like? What does it take? What do you really need to know? This course will cover almost every aspect of entrepreneurship, from developing the original idea of finding the right people to figuring out the financing. And, most important, you'll have an understanding of what you might be getting yourself into and the tools to understand if you have what it takes and if not how to fill in the gaps. Before beginning this course, I encourage you to watch my course career and survival strategies for technologists, which provides a good foundation for this one. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how you 2 may undertake one of the most exciting careers you can imagine with this course. So you want to be an entrepreneur here at Pluralsight?

Setting the Stage
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Dan Appleman and welcome to my course. So you want to be an entrepreneur? I am an entrepreneur. Have been one since 1981. I'll tell you more about that later. But how about you? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to start your own company, to be independent, to be a success? Most technologists I know have thought about it or dreamt about it. Sometimes it's a lifelong dream and sometimes a straw to grass back when the right job or any job is hard to find. But what is it really like? What does it take? What do you really need to know? This course will cover almost every aspect of entrepreneurship, from developing the original idea of finding the right people to figuring out the financing. And, most important, you'll have an understanding of what you might be getting yourself into and the tools to understand if you have what it takes and if not how to fill in the gaps. Before beginning this course, I encourage you to watch my course career and survival strategies for technologists, which provides a good foundation for this one. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how you 2 may undertake one of the most exciting careers you can imagine with this course. So you want to be an entrepreneur here at plural site?