Entrepreneurship – Ft. Matthew Rolnick of Yaymaker, Groupon

Entrepreneurship - Ft. Matthew Rolnick of Yaymaker, Groupon

Entrepreneurship – Ft. Matthew Rolnick of Yaymaker, Groupon

Learn Entrepreneurship through Q&A with Matthew Rolnick who generated 10+ Million in sales at Groupon.

Language: english

Note: 4.2/5 (667 notes) 85,424 students

Instructor(s): YouAccel Training

Last update: 2020-05-12

What you’ll learn

  • What Is An Entrepreneur
  • The Mindset Required To Succeed As An Entrepreneur
  • The Skills Needed to Succeed as An Entrepreneur
  • How To Choose Your Entrepreneurship Idea and Test It´s Viability
  • How To Get Started as An Entrepreneur and Go About Securing Funding
  • What The Entrepreneurial Pitfalls You Should Look Out For Are
  • Resources To Get You Started on your quest to succeed as an entrepreneur

 

Requirements

  • A passion for Entrepreneurship
  • A desire to break free from the “9-5” grind.

 

Description

Learn with Confidence:

  • This course has been featured in the following publications:

    • Mashable, New York Post, PCMag, The Hill, Neowin, Entrepreneur Magazine, Financial Post, PCWorld, Black Enterprise, AllHipHop Mag, Graham Media Group (KSAT, WJXT, ClickOrlando, Click2Houston).

    • Matthew Rolnick (Course Co-Author/Instructor) is a Forbes Contributor and the author of “Find your YAY”. Since release, his book has quickly climbed to the top spot on Amazon in several business and marketing categories.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to Define an Entrepreneur

  • The Mindset Required To Succeed As An Entrepreneur

  • The Skills Needed to Succeed as An Entrepreneur

  • How To Choose Your Entrepreneurship Idea and Test It’s Viability

  • How To Get Started as An Entrepreneur and Go About Securing Funding

  • What The Entrepreneurial Pitfalls You Should Look Out For Are

  • And finally, we’ll provide Resources To Get You Started on your quest to succeed as an entrepreneur

Exclusive Interview with Matthew Rolnick

This course includes an exclusive interview session with a seasoned business veteran – Matthew Rolnick. Matthew is currently the VP of Sales at Yaymaker, and former Divisional Sales Manager at Groupon. His key accomplishments including generating over 10 million in sales at Groupon.

YouAccel recently had the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive Q&A style interview with Matthew Rolnick. The interview was conducted as part of an initiative to add valuable new content to YouAccel’s line up of Entrepreneurship and Freelancing courses. Matthew Rolnick is currently the VP of sales at Yaymaker, a company devoted to enriching lives through exciting social experiences and live virtual events. To date, Yaymaker has hosted over 300,000 events including paint “nites”, cookie decorating, and wreath making.

In the hour long session, Matthew Rolnick speaks about his experiences working for some of the biggest brands in North America, including Groupon and Tribune. Matthew’s list of business accomplishments made him the perfect candidate for aspiring entrepreneurs to gain valuable insights from. In his role at Groupon, Matthew acted as the divisional sales manager in the Health & Wellness category. Matthew helped the company generate a staggering 10M in sales. Matthew and his wife also run a successful property investment company through their ownership stake in a HomeVestors franchise.

The interview touches on several key aspects of the entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship journey that defined Matthews’s career path over the last several years. Through his detailed responses to difficult questions, the interview showcased the aptitude and wisdom Matthew has accumulated over his work life. Matthew provided a glimpse into his view of entrepreneurship, and many of the pitfalls new business owners should avoid. He also touches on the importance of consistency, and other imperative character traits that help ensure entrepreneurial success. Towards the end of the session Matthew takes on tough questions from students including tips on avoiding social isolation, and tackling uncomfortable situations. The Q&A session are an absolute must-see for anyone aspiring to enter the world of entrepreneurship.

 

Who this course is for

  • Students interested in starting a business
  • Students interested in entrepreneurship

 

Course content

  • Meet Matthew Rolnick
    • Divisional Sales Manager Role at Groupon
    • Experience at Groupon
    • Valuable Skills at Groupon
    • VP of Sales at Yaymaker
    • Responsibilities at Yaymaker
    • Matthew’s Professional Achievements
    • Matthew’s Career Goals
    • Matthew’s Hobbies and Interests
  • Defining Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction
    • What is an Entrepreneur?
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Define an Entrepreneur
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Qualities of an Entrepreneur
    • Recap
    • The Mindset Required to Succeed as An Entrepreneur – Introduction
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Mindset of an Entrepreneur
    • An Entrepreneur Sees Every Failure As An Opportunity
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Dealing with Failure
    • An Entrepreneur Knows It’s Pointless To Complain
    • An Entrepreneur Understands That Discomfort Is a Crucial Factor Of Success
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Stepping out of your Comfort Zone
    • An Entrepreneur Takes Frequent Risks
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Dealing with Risk
    • An Entrepreneur Believes In Their Potential
    • Entrepreneurial Mindset Summary
  • Skills Required to be an Entrepreneur
    • Introduction
    • Leadership
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Characteristics of a Leader
    • Forward Thinking
    • Flexibility
    • Self-Motivation
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Staying Motivated
    • Consistency
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Being Consistent
    • Making Sales
    • Recap: The Six Skills Needed
  • Embarking on Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Entrepreneurship vs. Working
    • Embarking on Entrepreneurship
    • Pinpoint A Lucrative Startup Idea
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Gauge Probability of Success
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Choosing a Business Idea
    • Think Ahead
    • Do Online Research
    • Zero In On An Evolving Sector
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Evolving Markets
    • Look For an Underserved Market
    • Determining If Your Startup Idea Is Viable
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Viability Testing
    • Do a Small Group Assessment
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Small Group Assessments & Interviews
    • Use a Minimal Viable Product
    • Conduct Interviews
    • Create a Test Market
    • Recap of Choosing your Entrepreneurial Idea
    • Recap of the Viability of your Idea
  • How To Get Started As An Entrepreneur?
    • Introduction
    • Structure Your Business
    • Decide If Up-skilling Is Necessary
    • Have A Game Plan For Your Business
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Creating a Business Plan
    • Define Your Target Group or Audience
    • Set Up A Network
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – How to Network with Prospects
    • Market Your Idea
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Get the Word Out
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Facebook and Google Ads Marketing
    • Incorporate Your Business
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Incorporating a Business
    • Recap: Recommended Steps to Start your Entrepreneurship
  • Securing Funding
    • Introduction
    • Co-founders
    • Fundraising
    • Recruit Family and Friends
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Investment from Family
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Coping with Lack of Family Support
    • Apply For a Business Loan
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Funding from Banks
    • Crowdfunding Platforms
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Crowd Funding
    • Attract Angel Investors
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Pitching Angel Investors
    • Go After Venture Capital
    • Use A Form of Short-term Cash
    • Go It Alone
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Raising Funds
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Government Grants
    • What’s Next?
  • Maintaining Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction
    • Entrepreneurial Hazards to Avoid
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Five Entrepreneurial Pitfalls to Avoid
    • Having a Vague Focus or Mission
    • Being A People Pleaser
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Asking for Payment
    • Putting Your Revenue Eggs In One Basket
    • Insecurity
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Overcoming Shyness
    • Going It All Alone
    • Becoming Isolated
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Coping with Isolation
    • Making It Personal
    • Having Reservations
    • Neglecting Self-Care
    • Matthew Rolnick Q&A – Maintaining Work-Life Balance
    • Anticipating A Smooth Ride To The Top
    • Recap: Avoiding Entrepreneurial Hazards

 

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