Welcome to The Pathway to Entrepreneurship!
We are so excited to join you on your journey and to provide the resources you need to successfully launch your venture, whether it be a business, non-profit, organization, or everything in between. As you begin the process of being an entrepreneur with SkystheLimit.org, you’ll follow the following steps:
Signup through our Portal
Create your Entrepreneur Profile
Complete your Entrepreneur Orientation
Complete your Launch4 Guide (for entrepreneurs still in the Plan phase)
Utilize The Pathway to Entrepreneurship as you grow your business
Recruit your support team by connecting with our community of volunteers and entrepreneurs like you!
Get Funded by competing for a grant from our Friends & Family Fund
The Pathway Approach to Learning Entrepreneurial Skills
Our learning methodology is straightforward, but you might be overwhelmed by how much information there is. So let’s break it down…
The Pathway is our approach to teaching entrepreneurship and we encourage you to use The Pathway resources on your own as well as with our volunteer community of supporters! Within the Pathway there are:
SECTION ARTICLES that introduce and explain a business concept or ideas, think of this information as context for guides and tools you will encounter
GUIDES that explain how to do complete specific objectives like:
Launching a business
Starting a clothing company
TOOLS that include interactive exercises, templates, and forms that walk YOU through a task. For example, we may provide a Google Form which breaks down a business plan into manageable questions and sends you your submissions via email to keep or to edit later, or we might offer an Customer Interview Form via Google Docs or Google Slides which you can download to edit on your own computer.
EXTERNAL RESOURCES that we believe will make life easier for you. These are resources created by other organizations that have been curated by our Program Team.
As you use The Pathway to grow your business, it will be also be helpful to understand the Skysthelimit.org approach to entrepreneurship.
Growth Mindset allows entrepreneurs to approach challenges as opportunities
Lean methodology offers people with few resources to quickly ramp up their venture
Bootstrapping gives another perspective to “starting from scratch”
Focusing on one idea at a time is our vetted approach to entrepreneurship
40/40/20 Rule will remind you to dedicate your time to activities that produce value