• Craig  Cannings

    Craig Cannings

    Chief Learning Officer, Freelance University

    In 2008, my wife Kelly and I co-founded VAClassroom (and now Freelance University) with the purpose of becoming the #1 go-to training center for Freelancers and VAs from around the globe! As of this year, we have successfully trained over 10,000 Virtual Assistants and Freelancers in more than 60 countries over the past eleven years. We recently went through an exciting re-brand and released Freelance University or as we like to call it, FreeU! Kelly and I have had the great privilege of building our Online University while raising and homeschooling our 5 daughters who are the greatest blessings of our lives. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you either in this program or at our University very soon. I leave you with my favorite quote from marketing guru, Seth Godin: "The only worse thing than starting something and failing... is not starting something."
No one is born an “entrepreneur”! While some may seem to adopt the entrepreneurial spirit early on, most of us start out as employees and in turn develop an “Employee Mindset.” As you are building your VA or Freelance business, it is very importan...

Course Reviews

  • Made me think outside the box and move from "employee" to...

    Belinda Robinson-Jones

    This course is incredibly important, particularly for people who are moving from "employee" to "entrepreneur". It really helped me to communicate to potentia...

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    This course is incredibly important, particularly for people who are moving from "employee" to "entrepreneur". It really helped me to communicate to potential clients, and to realize that I am not applying for a job but I am seeking an opportunity to provide a service.

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  • Entrepreneur Mindset is a Reset

    Sabrina Umstead Smith

    This was a magnificent course...even for the second time around! I revisited the course because I was feeling a bit off track with my business. I'm glad I in...

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    This was a magnificent course...even for the second time around! I revisited the course because I was feeling a bit off track with my business. I'm glad I invested the time to review this again and take stock of my progress from the last time. One particular area of progress is having a "growth" mindset that allows for creativity as I build of my skills and services.

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  • Must take course for everyone!

    Sabrina Espinal

    It doesn't matter if you've had your own business for years or if you are just starting out. This course is a "must take" to help all of us remember that we ...

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    It doesn't matter if you've had your own business for years or if you are just starting out. This course is a "must take" to help all of us remember that we are not the employee in our business. Losing the employee mindset and building an entrepreneur mindset takes time. This workshop gives you the tools to stop being treated like an employee and skills on how to manage your business and client relationships like a true business owner.

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  • The Entrepreneur's Mindset

    Mesha Collier

    This workshop was very helpful in getting me centered and focused on the entrepreneurial mindset. It helped me to put my business positioning into the right ...

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    This workshop was very helpful in getting me centered and focused on the entrepreneurial mindset. It helped me to put my business positioning into the right perspective as well as present my services as valuable to fellow entrepreneurs I partner with. Thanks again for your guidance! Mesha

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  • The title was excellent, because it spoke to the course

    Aaron Cretzman

    I found this a very compelling course - I have the employee mindset and have always wanted to break free and do what I love. There is a lot of positive mater...

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    I found this a very compelling course - I have the employee mindset and have always wanted to break free and do what I love. There is a lot of positive material here that will help me start to develop a way to break free...I just have to find that niche. It's hard after being an employee for over 30 years.

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    The Entrepreneurial Mindset
    • Download Workshop Handout Here
    • Part 1: Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Mindset
    • Part 2: Entrepreneur Readiness Assessment
    • Part 3: What is Mindset?
    • Part 4: Employee vs Entrepreneurial Mindset
    • Part 5: The Shift to an Entrepreneurial Mindset
    • Part 6: The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Your Clients
    • Part 7: Strategies for Retaining an Entrepreneurial Mindset
    • Entrepreneur Readiness Assessment
    • Entrepreneur Mindset Manifesto