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    Learn how to start a business. Harvard MBA and multimillionaire serial entrepreneur Bob Adams helps you avoid the common pitfalls and make the right choices when planning your new business.


    Includes a sample and a template for a basic business plan. Plus The Ultimate Checklist for Starting Your Own Business, which lists 100 steps with expert insight on every single one.


    Use BusinessTown anywhere, anytime, and on any device including desktop, smartphone and tablet. Progress at your own pace.

Start your business right.

This course will guide you through the first steps in starting a business. You will learn how to create a basic business plan, how to register your business, what to consider before getting started and more. You will also explore home-based businesses, franchising, buying a business, starting part-time and choosing a legal entity. Presented by Bob Adams, Harvard MBA, and multimillionaire serial entrepreneur.
Start your business right.

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    You Can Start Your Own Business!
    • Starting a Business Can Be Easier than You Think
    • Anyone Can Succeed at Business. Here's How…
  • 2
    Key Decisions Before Getting Started
    • Why You Should Consider Launching Your Business Part-Time
    • Why Locating Your Business in Your Home May be Your Best Bet
    • Should You Buy? Franchise? Or Start a Business?
  • 3
    The Top 10 Business Success Secrets
    • The Top 10 Business Success Secrets
  • 4
    How to Create a One Page Business Plan
    • Create a One Page Business Plan
    • TEMPLATE: One Page Business Plan
    • SAMPLE: One Page Business Plan for Top Score Test Prep Tutors
  • 5
    How to Choose Your Legal Entity
    • LLC, Corporation, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship?
    • CASE STUDY: Why I Repeatedly Changed the Legal Entity of My Business
  • 6
    How to Register Your Business
    • Where to Register and Get Licenses and Permits For Your Business
  • 7
    Use "MVP" to Start Your Business Fast
    • How to Launch a Business Fast and on a Tight Budget Using MVP
  • 8
    How to Start a Business in 5 Steps
    • The 5 Critical Steps to Starting a Business
  • 9
    The Ultimate Startup Checklist
    • The Ultimate Checklist for Starting Your Own Business

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What entrepreneurs are saying about BusinessTown.

“You so inspired me that I started a business and have started receiving orders. Your lecture series about how to pick a business to start really got me going after I followed your steps to a tee. Thanks so much!”

Bill Bennett, Business OwnerBill Bennett, Business Owner

“I have found great value in the BusinessTown courses. The program is very comprehensive, covering everything... It's like having a team of experienced advisers available 24/7.”

Dan Sterling, Founder of Water HeroDan Sterling, Founder of Water Hero

“Having run across your videos was a godsend to me. Your method provides me the structure I need to be successful. I am willing to put in the work to go through your courses which so far have been incredibly helpful. ”

Phyllis Marks, Starting an Online BusinessPhyllis Marks, Starting an Online Business

“I have searched for over a month to identify a viable and comprehensive "go to" guide on how best to launch a small business. These course offerings from Bob Adams met more than what I was looking for. ”

Steve Cox, Experienced BusinesspersonSteve Cox, Experienced Businessperson

“Bob has been a close friend and trusted adviser for years... guiding me through the challenges we all face as entrepreneurs. Hands down, Bob is one of the most talented and successful entrepreneurs I know. ”

Matt Marshall, Founder MGM CapitalMatt Marshall, Founder MGM Capital

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