Being an Entrepreneur

Being an Entrepreneur

Starting a business can be a challenge, but there are ways to make things easier. This class, taught by start-up entrepreneur Paige Hendrix Buckner, provides a comprehensive overview of the skills and qualities you'll need to sustain your business and give it the attention it deserves. You'll learn valuable skills that will help you start your own business, improve customer experience, and earn more money.

Being an Entrepreneur
  • Intro | Meet Paige

    Meet Paige Hendrix Buckner, educator and entrepreneur. In high school, Paige was an all-American in speech and debate. She entered the world of entrepreneurship and launched two businesses, served as a founding board member of XXcelerate, and became the Chief Operating Officer of Founder Gym. Pai...

  • Who Are Entrepreneurs?

    Don't let the word "entrepreneur" scare you. You know a lot of entrepreneurs and might not even realize it. Paige teaches you how to spot one.

  • Entrepreneur vs. Entrepreneurial

    Having an entrepreneurial mindset is different than being an entrepreneur. Paige explains how.

  • World Building

    According to Paige, building a business is almost the same as creating your own world. It starts with an idea and turns into reality.

  • Your Identity

    In addition to being an entrepreneur, Paige is also a mom and a wife. Learning how to balance your identity and work is an important part of starting your own business.

  • Self-care

    There is a lot of pressure to be productive as an entrepreneur. Paige explains how she works with it and takes the time for self-care.

  • Gardening

    Paige finds that starting your own business requires a lot of patience and hard work, similar to gardening. As you create and maintain the garden, you must also take care of the progress you are making with your business.

  • An Entrepreneur's Anatomy

    Paige looks at common characteristics of entrepreneurs and how to cultivate them.

  • Authentically You

    It's important to stay true to yourself and your beliefs. Paige encourages you to get to know yourself and figure out what makes you tick.

  • Not a Solo Sport

    You can't run your own business on your own. It takes teamwork to make the dream work.

  • Your Passion

    What are you passionate about? For Paige, if she isn't passionate or curious about the thing she's doing, her business won't be a success.

  • Geeking Out

    The more passionate you are about your business, the more energy you'll bring to your work. It's important to build your business based on something you really geek out about!

  • Karter

    Paige talks with a young entrepreneur who started her own business because of her love for fashion.

  • Making Money: Part I

    A business can make money in a couple of ways. Paige teaches you what to account for in order to make a profit.

  • Making Money: Part II

    How do YOU make money? Paige advises that your paycheck is part of necessary expenses. Don't forget to account for you!

  • Investors: Part I

    For your business to grow, you need to find people who are interested enough in it to invest time and money into it.

  • Investors: Part II

    Paige discusses the different types of investors and where you can find them.

  • Getting Started

    Paige shares her story about how she got started as an entrepreneur.

  • The F Word

    Starting a business can involve many failures—but it's also an important part of the process. Paige shares a personal story about failure, and even though it was a painful experience, she learned that mistakes can lead to beautiful opportunities.