Start a Business While Employed using ChatGPT

3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Achieve financial independence by starting your own digital product business with this step-by-step course powered by ChatGPT

Course overview

Are you eager to launch your own business and fulfill your dream of being your own boss? You fantasize about an entrepreneurial safety net if job security falters, but the logistics of juggling a business and a full-time job confound you. Starting a business seems difficult, costly, and risky, so you repeatedly push those first essential steps down the road.

Welcome to a course that transforms these dreams into achievable goals. We will give you a step-by-step guide to quickly build your own business, that will only require a few hours per week of your time to launch and manage, using free or low-cost tools, and the power of ChatGPT mega-prompts.

No more deferring your dream! Join me in the next cohort to start your business journey today!

Who is this course for


Mid-career professionals that dream of having their own business while keeping their job


Senior professionals contemplating having their own business after retiring


This course is NOT for people looking to get rich quickly

What you’ll get out of this course

Practical Entrepreneurial Skills

Through live workshops and hands-on projects, participants will learn practical skills for starting a business, from finding the best business idea to planning the business launch.

Experience with Innovative Tools

Participants will gain firsthand experience using innovative tools like ChatGPT to help build and manage their business.

Understanding of Key Business Components

The course will provide a deep understanding of essential business components like market research, business modeling, market tactics, sales funnels and financial planning.

Creating the Key Business Components

During this course participants will adapt or create each of the Key Business Components, by following clear, step-by-step instructions to leverage the power of ChatGPT and free or low-cost tools.

Completed Business Operating Plan

By the end of the course participants will have a fully fleshed-out business operating manual, describing what needs to be done to run the business and achieve profitability.

This course includes

Interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

21 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

6 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jan 16—Jan 21

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Session 1: Foundations

    • Session 2: Market Research and Customer Persona

  • Week 2

    Jan 22—Jan 28

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Session 3: Business Model and MVP

    • Session 4: Create Your Digital Product

  • Week 3

    Jan 29—Feb 2

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Session 5: Marketing & Sales Strategies

    • Session 6: Launch Your Offering

What people are saying

        Antonio's course opened my eyes to a world of entrepreneurial possibilities. With his guidance, I transformed my passion into a thriving business.
Marta Lowndes

Marta Lowndes

        I never thought I could launch my own business until I took Antonio's course. His expertise and genuine encouragement gave me the courage to take the leap.
Rick Wintheiser

Rick Wintheiser


Meet your instructor

Antonio Lucena de Faria

Antonio Lucena de Faria

Serial Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO

I started my first business when I was 15 years old. During the last 30 years I have launched more than 10 new businesses for myself and guided the creation of over 1000 startups, while helping more than 4000 entrepreneurs, from different parts of the world, to find, validate and launch their businesses, often while still being employed.

I'm the author of the Startup Operating System, which identifies the 20 key components of any digital business. Most of these components can be created using ChatGPT prompts that will be made available to students in this course. Other components can be built using free or low-cost web-based tools.

I also teach Entrepreneurship for international Master students at a Top 25 Financial Times Business School.

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Course schedule

6-8 hours per week
  • Live Workshops

    1:00pm-2:30pm EST

    Each workshop is thoughtfully curated to foster extensive interactivity, combining engaging lectures with purposeful exercises.

    All live sessions will be recorded & shared if you're not able to make it!

  • Workshop 1: Foundations

    Tuesday, 17:00 - 18:30 GMT

    >The entrepreneurial Revolution

    >Your skills, experience and passions

    >How to create value for your customers

    >The pros and cons of digital products

    >Criteria to select the best business for you

    >Finding the best business for you ChatGPT Prompt

  • Workshop 2: Market Research and Customer Persona

    Friday, 17:00 - 18:30 GMT

    >Researching your market

    >Finding your niche

    >What is a persona and how to create them

    >Analyzing your competition

    >Market Research ChatGPT Prompts

  • Workshop 3: Business Model and MVP

    Tuesday, 17:00 - 18:30 GMT

    >What is a business model

    >The first five components of a business model

    >The value proposition canvas

    >The last four components of a business model

    >What is a Minimal Viable Product (MVP)

    >Business Model and MVP ChatGPT Prompts

  • Workshop 4: Create Your Offering

    Friday, 17-18:30 GMT

    >Define the structure of your offering

    >Learn how to use ChatGPT to create the content of your digital product

    >Package your offering

    >Test the first version of your offering

    >Make adjustments

  • Workshop 5: Marketing & Sales Strategies

    Tuesday, 17:00 - 18:30 GMT

    >Creating your internet sales channel

    >Using ChaGPT to create marketing content

    >Developing your lead magnets

    >Optimizing your sales funnel

    >Marketing and Sales ChatGPT Prompts

  • Workshop 6: Launch Your Offering

    Friday, 17:00 - 18:30 GMT

    >Estimating the costs for launching and operating your business

    >Creating your Financial Plan

    >Putting everything together by creating your Business Operating Manual

    >Launch Plan ChatGPT Prompt Prompts

  • Weekly Mini-Projects

    2-4 hours/week

    Create each component of your business using ChatGPT prompts explained and shared during the live workshops, free or low-cost tools and high quality business templates.

Free resource

How to choose the best business for you

Use this workbook to learn about different business ideas requiring only 10 hours per week to launch and manage. Find how to choose the best business for you based on you passions, skills and experience.

In this workbook you will also find several examples or real life businesses that meet the 10 hour per week requirement and can provide you with a second source of income.

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Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

Develop your international network

Enlarge your personal network and start interacting with people from different countries that have common goals and interests

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