An online step-by-step course to turn ideas into businesses
“I quickly realized How To Start Something is an accelerator for every entrepreneur no matter the stage.”
"I loved that How To Start Something was completely action oriented. The modules are conveniently broken up into bite-size, quick videos and worksheets that make it easy to get through at your own pace and schedule."
"How To Start Something is an awesome tool for anyone who wants to take an idea and make it into a business. It has been incredible - helping me clarify my purpose and simplify my idea so that I can release a product that will appeal."
Pam's mission is to inspire and resource people to create lives of passion, purpose, contribution and profit. An entrepreneur and gifted teacher, Pam has built and exited an $18 Million dollar company, failed at startups, taught entrepreneurship at the MBA and undergraduate level, and coached thousands of people to start and grow their businesses and social ventures.
Pam is the founder of Dear Rockstar, a movement to inspire and resource people to design lives of meaning and start what is in their heart. She is also the creator of How To Start Something, a trademarked, action-oriented, step-by-step, interactive course designed to turn ideas into businesses. Pam is also the author of How To Start Something Journal and Dear Rockstar: God Didn't Make You To Play Small.
The course helps starters answer the questions where do I start, what do I do next, and what are the questions I need to answer to determine if my idea will succeed.
Designed for first time entrepreneurs, makers, designers and artist the online course is an actionable startup experience. It allows first time creators to walk 'their idea' step by step through the sequenced how to start something process.
How to Start Something is not a lecture based, content-centric course but rather an experiential startup lab that is a directive, to do, take-this-action-now program. A true startup practice - a framework to break the process down into sequential to do's. Delivered in video content and actionable exercises in a turnkey online education platform, the course is available in three formats for organizations and schools to license or become revenue share partners; Online Self-Paced, 14-week Online Program, 14-week In-Person Accelerator.
How to Start Something helps starters and the organizations that serve them save time, money, heartache and maximize success by identifying the sequence of learning, mastery and decision making critical to decide if one should launch or not launch, move forward or begin again.
Unlike most entrepreneurship and startup programming How to Start Something is individual centric, not venture centric. The program begins with the starter because our experience has shown increased self-awareness and self-understanding along with clarity of purpose and definition of success is fundamental to long-term success. Throughout the How to Start Something course the starter stays at the center and their idea, is the content of the experience.
How to Start Something is an accelerator to do your first startup, business, social venture not a program to learn about entrepreneurship.
We are excited to offer multiple ways for your organization to partner with us to offer the How to Start Something course.
You are a school or organization focused on learning. You are looking for a student centric, experiential entrepreneurial curriculum to engage your students and transform their lives.
You are an innovator looking for revenue creating products/services to allow you to reduce your costs serving first-time starters, increase their success outcomes and grow your revenues... so you can serve more.
A note from our founder
How To Start Something is the tool I wish existed 6 years ago when I was teaching an MBA entrepreneurship cohort. When I couldn't find a sequential, experiential, startup tool that was starter-centric I created one and from that day have been using it in my private consulting and training practice to accelerate first time entrepreneurs as well as starters who are stuck and not getting the results they want.
I've built and sold an 18M dollar company, failed at a social startup, taught entrepreneurship at the MBA and undergraduate levels, trained and coached thousands of first time entrepreneurs and hundreds of successful founders. Now, my process and tools are available to you.
My goal is quite simple... help you blow open access to entrepreneurship to every one: to all sexes, to people of every color, tongue, nation, industry and passion. I am committed to equip the masses with a framework to turn their ideas into profitable ventures and sustainable social ventures - and by doing so - finance freedom and the pursuit of happiness for all.
I'm ready to partner - are you?
How to Start Something Founder & Creator
A course to turn your idea into a business.