How it works.
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Get on your road to success with Start-a-Business 101.
1. Start the course.
Click here to start the course Start-a-Business 101. The course is only $19.95. 60-day money-back guarantee.
2. Enjoy immediate access.
Get instant access to all 78 videos and 46 tools (worksheets, etc.). You will learn step-by-step how to start, run and grow a business.
3. Succeed in business.
You will have everything you need to start and grow your business. You will become a smart, confident, and successful entrepreneur, who makes the right decisions.
Includes 50+ tools: templates, samples, worksheets, checklists and case studies.
- *Complete Business Plan Outline
- *Sample Business Plan with Financial Statements & Projections
- *The Ultimate Checklist for Starting a Business, 14 pages
- *The 300 Best Small Business Ideas Ebook, 104 pages
- *Business Idea Evaluation and Rating Worksheet
- *Complete Sample Marketing Plan Under $2,000
- *50 Guerrilla Marketing Tactics Worksheet
- *Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Templates
- *Website Planning and Designing Worksheet and many more
Plus get answers to your questions from our experts on the Discussion Board.
- Examples of questions recently answered include:
- *Where do I start? What should I do first to become my own boss?
- *How can I find an awesome business idea for me?
- *What businesses can I start with no skills and very little money?
- *How can I start a business with a full-time job or while a student?
- *How can I finance my startup business?
- *How can I create a great business plan?
- *How can I get customers without spending any money?
- *How can I use social media and email to get sales?
Frequently asked questions
If you are just starting out, you should first take the course Getting Started with Your Own Business. In just 67 minutes of videos, this course will teach you the major decisions to be made in starting a business. Next consider taking the other 7 courses that are included in the first Success Path, which is entitled Master the Basics of Starting a Business. This Success Path will take about 10 hours of video watching and will give you a very solid understanding of how to start a business.
Success Paths are groups of related courses. Each Success Path will give you an in-depth understanding of a critical business topic.
Click here to see all Success Paths.
Besides the videos, many BusinessTown courses include tools that will save you huge amounts of time and keep you on the right path to success. Tools included templates, worksheets, samples, and case studies. For your convenience, we have also grouped all of the Tools together in one “course” called The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit. Business tools include:
The Ultimate Startup Checklist (100 annotated points and 14 pages), E-book: The 300 Best Small Business Ideas (105 pages) Complete Business Plan Outline, Sample Business Plan, Sample Marketing Plan, Worksheet to Rate Business Ideas, Customer Segmentation Worksheet, Business Differentiation Worksheet, Unique Selling Proposition Worksheet, Templates for Creating Income Statements and Balance Sheets and Cash Flows, Worksheet for Planning Your Website, Checklist of 50 Guerilla Marketing Tactics and many more.
If you need advice on a specific topic or are just feeling lost don’t worry. You are not alone! BusinessTown members can access our Discussion Board. Here you can ask questions to Bob Adams and other business experts and discuss issues with your fellow entrepreneurs.
The vast majority of courses require no business experience or knowledge whatsoever.
Many courses at BusinessTown will also be of great value to people who already have business experience and/or an existing business. View the Success Paths to quickly zero in on courses that might be of most value to you. If you really want to succeed in business, you should never stop learning. For example if you want to grow your business quickly, consider the Success Path, Grow Your Business Exponentially.
BusinessTown courses are based on pre-recorded videos. You may watch a video as often as you want. We encourage you to not just watch each video but to stop and think carefully about how you can apply it to your situation. Many courses also offer additional tools such as worksheets, templates, examples or case studies.
Course length varies. The typical course has about 30 to 60 minutes of video playtime. This usually consists of about 4 to 7 lessons.
There is no set time limit to complete any course. As long as you are still a member of BusinessTown you can go back and access any course again and again.
The courses cover just about every topic about starting and building a business. Check out the Success Paths to review subjects and courses.
You can take BusinessTown courses on any computer, tablet or smartphone. You will need Internet access.
The videos cannot be downloaded but you can view them as often as you want. The business tools are downloadable.
We offer a free 7-day trial. If you decide that BusinessTown is not for you, then just cancel within 7 days of starting your free trial and you will not be charged at all.
Learn from experienced experts
and successful entrepreneurs.
Why be alone on your business adventure? Let Bob Adams, a Harvard MBA and multimillionaire, and his team of highly skilled experts, guide you on your journey to business success.
Bob has founded over a dozen successful businesses and written 16 business books. He has been featured on TV shows including NBC’s Today, The 700 Club and Oprah! Bob has helped millions of entrepreneurs get started with their own businesses.
Bob Adams books and courses have been featured in:
What entrepreneurs are saying about BusinessTown:
BUSINESSTOWN’S #1 BEST SELLING COURSE
Learn how to start your own business.
Start-a-Business 101 is a complete program for starting your own business.
Find a great business idea. You’ll get my 6-step method for finding a great business idea. Plus you’ll get my insight on hundreds of proven, money-making businesses that you can start.
Turn your idea into a profitable business. I’ll take you through every step of starting a business from finding your idea, to turning it into a solid business model, to making your first sales.
Attract customers without spending a lot of money. You’ll get a ton of my free and low cost ways to land customers. From simple “guerilla” marketing tactics to the latest in digital marketing, I will show you every way imaginable to pull in customers on a shoestring budget.
Start small and grow as fast as you want. I’ll show you how you can start small, even part-time if you prefer, and build a highly successful business. You don’t need a lot of time or resources – but you do need to make the right decisions on key issues – and I’ll show you how to do it.
Get proven strategies and insider advice. You’ll get the exact same methods I used to build one business after the next. I’ll tell you how to avoid problems. And I’ll show what to do at each step of the way, to start your business right.
Try it risk-free for 60 days. You can try the whole course and then decide if it’s right for you. If you don’t love it, I’ll give you a 100% refund.
You so inspired me that I started a business and have started receiving orders. Your videos 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 Owner
Start a business you love, earn more money and live the life you want. With Start-a-Business 101 you can…
Be your own boss. Enjoy true independence and be the star of your own show. Work when and where you want.
Start a business you love. You’ve got one life to live – so why not start the business of your dreams? I’ll show you exactly how to do it.
Make more money. Use my proven strategies to earn the highest profits possible and make a lot more money than you could at a 9-to-5 job.
Start-a-Business 101 is perfect for you…
If you don’t have an idea yet.
Start-a-Business 101 includes the proven 6-step method for finding a great idea. Plus you’ll get hundreds of proven, money-making ideas.
If you have an idea but are not sure where to start or what to do.
In Start-a-Business 101, you will learn exactly how to start your own business from start to finish. You will have access to dozens of videos, worksheets and templates that will walk you along the way.
If you want to make sure that you are doing things right.
Start-a-business 101 covers all the common mistakes that entrepreneurs make when getting started. No room for errors, you will learn how to start your business right.
If you want to get guidance and know exactly what to do at any given time.
Follow my step-by-step process that will get you on your way to business success. It will be like having a business coach by your side at all times.
If you want to start any size business or any type of business.
Start-a-Business 101 will help you start any size of business from a one person home-based business to a larger business. And it will work for any type of business including all service businesses, product businesses and Internet businesses.
If you want to become a knowledgeable entrepreneur.
By watching just one video lesson a day, you will quickly become a knowledgeable entrepreneur. You will be ready to start your own business now or at any time in the future.
Hi there, I’m Bob Adams.
I’m a serial entrepreneur and self-made multimillionaire.
I’ve started dozens of successful businesses of all types and sizes including … bike rentals, house painting, employment service, retail business, multimedia company, book publishing, tourist maps, job fairs, Internet businesses, software business, employment advertiser, and used boat sales.
Most of these businesses I started in my home on a very small budget.
My biggest success is my book publishing company that I started in my basement apartment with just $1500 and later sold for $40 million.
I’ve learned what really matters in business. I’ve discovered the concepts that make or break businesses. And I’ve used them to build one successful company after the next.
Now, my mission is to share what I learned with you – so that you can succeed in your own business.
That’s why I created Start-a-Business 101.
Success = recipe + ingredients
In Start-a-Business 101, you will get my exact recipe and ingredients for success. I will show you what to do at every step in starting a business.
You’re not going to go through years of trial and error.
You won’t have to make mistakes or learn anything the hard way.
Because the recipe for business success is waiting for you in my course, Start-a-Business 101.
In this course you will get the same proven strategies and tactics that I used to create my successful businesses.
My books and courses have been featured in…
Start-a-Business 101 will show you exactly what to do at each step of starting your business.
You will get proven strategies, real-life examples, ready-to-go templates, checklists and worksheets to help guide you along and save you time.
You won’t have to guess what you should do next or if you are doing things right.
You will be following the best advice available today.
You will be getting the same techniques and strategies that I used to build one successful business after the next including the one I started with $1,500 and sold for $40 million.
You will put your startup on the fastest and most proven path to success.
Here’s the course for your new business journey. Beginning entrepreneurs will hugely benefit from Start-a-Business 101. The videos clearly explain each element of building a new business. The advice is savvy and on point throughout. I highly recommend it for anyone involved in any kind of startup.
Rick Williams – Managing Director, Williams Advisory Partners LLC
Learn at your own pace and on any device
You can access Start-a-Business 101 on all your devices, including your computer, your tablet and your smartphone.
Get instant access to the entire course, including all the video lessons, all the tools and the discussion board.
Learn at your own pace
Watch just one video lesson per day and you will complete the whole program in about 10 weeks. Or you could even binge watch the entire course in one weekend. It’s up to you!
Full lifetime access
You can access the entire course as long as you want and as many times as you want. For example, you could go through the entire course to quickly build your entrepreneurial knowledge. Then you could go back to specific lessons as you are working on various aspects of your business.
I found great value in the BusinessTown courses. The program is comprehensive, covering everything…It’s like having a team of experienced advisors available 24 x 7.
Dan Sterling – Founder, Water Hero
Start-a-Business 101 gives you everything you need to start your business.
You will learn my proven strategies and tactics for starting your own successful business.
Easy to follow videos
You will be guided step by step through the whole process by 76 short and easy to follow videos.
You’ll also get 46 downloadable templates, worksheets and samples to guide you along.
Start-a-Business 101 Course Content
1. How to get started with your business
2. Discover hundreds of great business ideas
3. How to choose the best business idea for you
4. How to validate your business idea
5. Find the perfect name for your business
6. How to choose the best legal entity for your business
7. How to create a powerful competitive advantage
8. How to create your business plan
9. How to do your accounting and financial statements
10. How to get the money you need to start your business
11. How to create your marketing and attract customers
12. How to build your online marketing presence
13. How to make sales and land your first customers
14. The Small Business Toolkit
15. The Discussion Board
Every step of the course is filled with videos and companion tools to show you exactly how to start your business.
Start-a-Business 101 includes 46 templates, worksheets, checklists and samples
These tools will save you a lot of time, keep you organized and further guide you along the way to launching a successful business as soon as possible.
Fill-in the blank templates make it easy to plan your business.
Watch sample videos
Looking for a business idea? Discover the critical questions that you must ask to find the very best idea for you.
Learn how to create a one page business plan – the most important document for starting your business.
Learn how to find the best customers for your business.
Discover how to create a unique sales message for your business.
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 complete course which so far has been incredibly helpful.
Phyllis Marks – Starting an Online Business
Will Start-a-Business 101 work for me?
This course is made for you:
- If you want to generate a new income stream.
- If you don’t have a business idea yet but want to be your own boss.
- If you have an idea but are not sure how to get started or what to do first.
- If you are ready to get started but want to make sure you are doing things right.
- If you want guidance from someone who has done it before – multiple times.
Start-a-Business 101 will work for all types of businesses. And it will work for all sizes of businesses from one-person home-based businesses to larger enterprises.
Don’t have an idea yet? No problem. I will give you my 6-step process for quickly finding a great business idea. Plus I’ll show you hundreds of my best, money making business ideas, along with my insight on each one.
Wondering how to turn your idea into a profitable business? I will show you how to do it – every single step of the way.
You will learn how to plan your business, how to get the money to get started, how to do marketing, how to do accounting, how to make sales, how to set up your website and much more. You will have access to all my tools – including worksheets, case studies, checklists and templates – that will save you time and money.
I can promise you that you will get the very best strategies and ideas available today. You will get the exact techniques that I used to build my businesses, including the one I sold for $40 million.
Still skeptical? I get it. Sometimes you have to see it to believe it.
I got you covered. You can take this whole course completely risk-free.
You can test drive the entire course for 60 days.
That’s right. You can have full access to the whole course for 60 days. If you decide it’s not for you, or if you don’t love it, I’ll give you a 100% refund. No questions asked.
I can’t promise you that your business will absolutely succeed. No one can.
But I can promise you that I will give you the very best strategies and ideas for every step of starting your business.
And I stand behind that with my 60-day, 100% money-back guarantee.
I want you to start a business. And I want you to start it right.
I have researched the marketplace for over a month to identify a viable and comprehensive ‘go-to’ guide on how to best launch a small business. This course offering from Bob Adams met more than what I was looking for.
Steve Cox – Experienced Businessman
Get Start-a-Business 101 and get $750 in bonuses – free
I am pleased to tell you that I am adding two limited time bonuses to Start-a-Business 101.
These bonuses will make it even easier and quicker to get your own business up and running.
The Ultimate Checklist to Starting Your Own Business
This 18 page checklist will show you exactly what to do to start your business.
This extremely comprehensive 18 page document includes all the steps to start a business. Plus I give you my expert advice on every single step.
This checklist will keep you totally organized and make sure that you are not missing anything important.
This checklist is the ultimate shortcut in getting your business up and running. It will be your constant companion in starting your business. The checklist has a $500 value but I will give it to you as one of my welcome gifts for joining Start-a-Business 101.
How to Launch a Business Fast and on a Tight Budget Using MVP
Use this video to start your business fast and on a tiny budget.
The second bonus is a game-changing video/lesson. In this video/lesson I will teach you the concept of Minimum Viable Product, or MVP.
You will learn how to start your business faster and for less money, than any other way possible.
This important video/lesson has a $250 value but I will give it to you as one of my welcome gifts for joining Start-a-Business 101.
So consider joining Start-a-Business 101 now if you want to get these limited-time free bonuses – a $750 value.
Bob has been a close friend and trusted business adviser of mine 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. Thanks Bob!
Matt Marshall – Founder, MGM Capital Investments
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
This online course is completely self-paced – you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with the course for any reason, please contact us within 60 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.
What are the course requirements?
This course is for anyone thinking about starting a business. You don’t need to have any previous business experience whatsoever. Even if you have business experience, you will discover a vast amount of powerful new ideas that will help propel your business ahead.
Can I download any of the content?
Of course! All the worksheets, case studies, samples, and templates are downloadable.
Start-a-Business 101 is the fastest and easiest way to learn how to start a business and become a knowledgeable and successful entrepreneur.
Start-a-Business 101 is a complete proven program that will take you step-by-step through your entire startup journey.
You will get…
Complete lifetime access
In just a few minutes a day, you will learn how to start your own business.
That’s right. You can try Start-a-Business 101 risk-free for 60 days. You will have full access to the entire course. If you decide it’s not for you, or if you don’t love it, I’ll give you a 100% refund. No hassles. No questions asked. I want to help you succeed in your own business.
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