Bootstrapping—launching and managing a business that is primarily self-funded—is a popular but difficult entrepreneurial endeavor. Author and entrepreneur Rudolph Rosenberg shows entrepreneurs how to bootstrap a business via solid planning and rigorous attention to all aspects of the venture. He shows why beginning with the end is important: framing the venture by anticipating your exit strategy. He explores key resource-planning factors as well as the competencies and considerations required to fund and grow a bootstrapped business. The course then details how to manage the startup and evaluate it realistically to determine whether to stay the course or pull the plug. Finally, viewers will learn how to validate the business-plan assumptions effectively to determine viability and growth trajectory.