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Starting or Growing your business?
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Start Your Own Business Course

Giving you the skills and the confidence to start and build your business.

If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, you’re in the right place:-

Am I confident that I have all the skills needed to start and grow my business

What are the steps I need to take to turn my idea into a profitable business

How do I fund my business and how can I attract investors

What sales and marketing activities do I need to focus on to get customers

What do I need to do to give my business the best possible chance of being a success

Our Online Business Courses

We train you step by step on how to start and then build a successful business. 

Our courses are designed as projects that allow you to apply what you learn to starting or growing your business in a structured way. We take you step by step through the full journey, we recommend the best tools to use and provide examples from different industries. We cover strategies and tactics, and give you templates to develop your business plan, marketing plan and financial models. 

The courses are designed for different levels of Entrepreneur allowing you to progress from a beginner to more advanced levels, covering the skills you need across sales, marketing, strategy and finance.

We have built the programme into separate modules so that you can choose an appropriate module no matter where you are in your business journey. If you are starting from scratch you can progress through all the modules.

The courses are currently under development, join the waitlist by submitting your name and email address at contact@thefirst.team and be the first to know when they become available.

Course Name

Course Detail

Price     

Module 1 –

Idea to Business Model 

We bring you through each step from generating an idea to creating a business model ready to launch…

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Module 1 - Idea to Business Concept

Are you thinking about starting a business but are unsure where to start or how to turn your idea into a profitable business. Or maybe you haven’t hit upon the right idea yet but you know in your heart that you want to start a business.

  • We help you to define the type of business you want and the personal goals you want to achieve.
  • You will then generate ideas that meet your goals and use a framework to choose the best opportunity.
  • You will define the niche you are targeting and your customers expectations.
  • You will create a financial plan that confirms the potential of your business to meet your goals.
  • You will then refine your offer by undertaking market validation of your product or service.
  • You will consider your route to market options and develop a business model that differentiates you from competitors.

 

We also look at the personal systems such as the mindset, skillset, habits and routines needed to be a successful business owner and how to build your confidence by removing any limiting beliefs or roadblocks you are experiencing.

€595

Module 2 –

Launch your Business

We show you how to develop your launch roadmap, your sales, marketing, financial and business plans and how to get your first customers…

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Module 2 - Launch your Business

This course takes you from having a concept for your product or service to launching your business and getting your first customers.

We show you step by step how to take your idea and turn it into a business. You will learn how to identify which of the sales and marketing strategies will work for your business giving you templates to build your marketing plan. How to package and price your products or services. How to name your business and craft your marketing messages. How to setup your website and start content marketing. How to run your social media and ad campaigns. Ways to secure funding, giving you templates to build your financial plan. The admin steps of setting up your business. We also run through a series of real world examples.

Easy to follow, this course takes the guess work out of launching your business, breaking the complex journey down into easily digestible steps that won’t leave you feeling overwhelmed.

€995

Module 3 –

Grow and Scale your Business

We show you how to scale your business, your team and your sales, giving you fresh strategies and tactics that get results…

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Module 3 - Grow and Scale your Business

Our Grow and Scale your Business course is for Business Owners who are either targeting significant growth in their business or Owners whose business hasn’t met their expectations and need help to get back on track.

This course helps you to audit your business and identify any roadblocks. We show you how to look for areas of potential growth and how to develop the tactics to secure more customers. The course covers scaling your teams and systems while retaining the desired culture. We also cover the pitfalls that companies experience as they expand.

The course is focused on identifying ways to improve your business, using fresh strategies to kick-start growth. There isn’t one magic formula for growing and scaling your business, however, there are proven methodologies that when appropriately applied increase the probability of your business being a success. The course includes a number of predefined strategies for different market sectors.

€1,295

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Access to the relevant online training modules

A Workbook that guides you through and captures the key outputs in each phase

Playbooks, templates and checklists

If you would like add one to one coaching support check out our Business Coaching Programmes

Your Questions Answered

Who is the training for?
  • The courses help people who are just getting started in business, even if you don’t have an idea yet, through to business owners looking to grow their business to the next level. You don’t need to have any previous business experience.
  • Is the training too complicated for a beginner? No the courses are designed to bring you from a beginner, to a more advanced level, in a way that builds your confidence. Whereas many other courses are too advanced, and can leave you feeling overwhelmed, we go step by step, guiding you through the exact steps you need to take. 
  • What type of businesses is the training suitable for? We have helped SaaS, ecommerce, digital products, Deep Tech, and Green Tech businesses, B2C and B2B, service and product businesses, consultants, coaches, high growth companies seeking funding and even people with a side hustle.
  • The courses are also suitable for Corporate Innovation Teams and Intrapreneurs.
  • If you need additional support you can consider our Business Coaching or our Startup Consultancy
What is included in the courses and coaching programmes?

Training Courses

  • Online classes are delivered using a secure online learning management system.
  • The programmes are built into a series of modules so you can choose the module that matches the stage you are at in your business. If you are new to business we would suggest starting with Module 1.

  • Each course consists of multiple classes in video format, broken into small, digestible chunks (usually 10 minutes or less).
  • All the content you need is in one place. When you log in, you can access the videos, accompanying workbooks, templates and checklists.
  • When you purchase a course  you have access for the lifetime of the course, including any updates, so you can go back into the course content whenever you want.

Coaching Programmes

  • The coaching programmes can be used to support the online training modules.

  • 1-on-1 coaching is provided at intervals that suit your timelines & availability.

  • Our coaching programmes can include reviews of your marketing and financial plans. 
  • Support can be provided via e-mail in between sessions.

Are online courses self-paced or scheduled?
  • You can complete the online courses at your own pace, allowing you to fit learning into your schedule when it’s convenient for you.
  • There are no deadlines to begin or complete the course. Even after you complete the course you will continue to have access to it.
  • The programme is organised so that you can take action, week by week, building your business and seeing the results as you go.
Is the coaching programme customised to my business?
  • Every Entrepreneur and company’s journey will be unique and our coaching support will be customised to your specific needs and challenges. The coaching programmes include 1-on-1 support at intervals that suit your timelines & availability.
  • We take the time to understand your business and goals, helping you to build a roadmap and prioritised action plan. We provide templates for your major milestone deliverables, such as your pitch deck, financial plan, and marketing plan, we provide feedback on these and help you adjust your strategy, tactics and priorities as you get results throughout the programme.
How are we better than other training courses and coaching programmes?
  • We do things differently by offering Online Training, 1-to-1 Business Coaching and a Startup Consultancy where we can complete tasks for you that are outside of your comfort zone. Offering you the 3 approaches gives you the most comprehensive support you can get.
  • Our programmes are designed as step by step projects that allow you to apply what you learn to starting or growing your business in a structured way. This includes strategies, tactics, templates and actionable frameworks.
  • Other courses are often narrowly focused on discrete parts of building a business. Trying to complete many different specialist courses will often leave you feeling overwhelmed and without any overall roadmap to follow. Our training and coaching programmes give you everything you need in one place, across the full startup and growth of your business.
  • Unlike other courses, our programmes are designed to bring you from a beginner, to more advanced levels, helping you to feel stronger and more confident in your own abilities.
Is this worth the price?
  • You get some of the most comprehensive support available in the market place, that will provide some of the highest returns on investment you will make in your business.
  • Other training tends to concentrate on specific aspects of your startup journey, meaning that you will have to purchase multiple courses, our programmes bring you through the full journey, all in one place.
  • Entrepreneurs we have worked with tell us that getting our support was one of the best decisions they made, with many saying they wished they had made the decision to work with us earlier than they did.
  • When you compare the support you get to start your business against one years’ accountancy cost or the cost to build a website, you can see the great value of our programmes.
  • Can you afford not to improve your skills and get the support to give your business the best chance of success?
Do you offer a refund policy?
  • We do not offer a refund policy for training courses as we provide you with full access to all the materials once you have completed payment.

I have more questions or am unsure which programme is right for me?

We can help you to choose between Online Training, Business Coaching and our Startup Consultancy. If you purchase a training module and would like coaching support you can upgrade to the equivalent coaching programme at any time.

If you are still unsure or if you have any questions email contact@thefirst.team or arrange a call and we would be happy to talk you through the course details.

The Benefits of our Start Your Own Business Courses

We built the platform following our own frustrations in trying to have a clear roadmap to follow and find all the information we needed in one place. That is why we have provided training across the full startup journey, that is actionable rather than theory, that includes recommendations on the best tools to use, and examples from different industries.

How are we different from other training platforms?

We are focused on helping entrepreneurs and founders starting or growing a business to the next level

The courses give you a roadmap, the step by step structure & the clarity to confidently build your business

The courses start at a first-time founder level, while going deep on the most important topics, so they won’t leave you feeling overwhelmed

We show you how to implement what you learn, building your business and seeing results as you go

Most courses are too narrowly focused, we provide the totality of what is needed to start and build your business