Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • [WATCH] Introduction Video

  • 2

    Module 1: Your Business Idea

    • [WATCH] Your Business Idea

    • [DOWNLOAD] Customer Survey

    • [DOWNLOAD] Feasibility Checklist

    • [DOWNLOAD] Idea Description

    • [DOWNLOAD] Mission

    • [DOWNLOAD] Risk Analysis

    • [DOWNLOAD] Starting Checklist

    • [DOWNLOAD] Storytelling

    • [DOWNLOAD] Vision

  • 3

    Module 2: Choosing the Right Legal Structure

    • [WATCH] Choosing the Right Legal Structure

    • [DOWNLOAD] Company Legal Structure

    • [DOWNLOAD] A Guide for Organizing Domestic Corporations

    • [DOWNLOAD] A Guide for Organizing Domestic Limited Liabilities Companies

    • [DOWNLOAD] Ownership Distribution

    • [DOWNLOAD] Partnership Agreement

  • 4

    Module 3: Names and Registration

    • [WATCH] Names and Registration

    • [DOWNLOAD] Brand Description

    • [DOWNLOAD] IP Protection

    • [DOWNLOAD] Trademark Protection

  • 5

    Module 4: Licenses and Permits

    • [WATCH] Licenses and Permits

    • [DOWNLOAD] Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

    • [DOWNLOAD] Regulatory Compliance

  • 6

    Module 5: Financing

    • [WATCH] Financing

    • [DOWNLOAD] Business Plan Template

    • [DOWNLOAD] Credit Agreement

    • [DOWNLOAD] Financing Options

    • [DOWNLOAD] Lender Information

    • [DOWNLOAD] SBA Personal Financial Statement

  • 7

    Module 6: Employees and Independent Contractors

    • [WATCH] Employees and Independent Contractors

    • [DOWNLOAD] Checklist When Hiring Employees

    • [DOWNLOAD] Employee Profile

    • [DOWNLOAD] Independent Contractor Questionnaire - Claimant

    • [DOWNLOAD] Independent Contractor Questionnaire - Employee

    • [DOWNLOAD] Job Description

    • [DOWNLOAD] Organizational Structure

    • [DOWNLOAD] Staff Cost/Benefit

  • 8

    Module 7: Taxes and Record Keeping

    • [WATCH] Taxes and Record Keeping

    • [DOWNLOAD] Informational Links

  • 9

    Bonuses

    • [TO-DO] Join the Private Facebook Group

    • [READ] How the Q&A Calls Work

    • [TO-DO] Register for Q&A Calls