Crash Course Business: Entrepreneurship Preview

Crash Course Business: Entrepreneurship Preview

Hi! I’m Anna Akana and for the next 17 weeks,
I’ll be your host for the second half of Crash Course Business. So let’s talk about entrepreneurship! “Entrepreneur” feels like a buzzword that
businessy people throw around, like “synergy” or “NextGen.” And I’m gonna say it about a thousand times
for this series, which can make any word feel like it’s losing all meaning. But it has a pretty clear definition: if you
see a need in the world and take a financial risk to fill that need… you’re an entrepreneur! Congratulations! I’m so proud of you! You know, I didn’t think of myself as an entrepreneur
when I started doing the whole YouTube thing, and at first I was making money other ways
too. But I decided to take the risk, put in a lot
of work, and do the art-acting-writing-music-YouTube-etcetera thing full-time. And now I’m a small business owner! A real-life entrepreneur! Everyone’s path is different, and because
entrepreneurship involves a lot of risk, it’s okay to be nervous. And it’s okay to fail. We’re gonna talk about how to tackle the
scary stuff head on, and how to learn from failure so it doesn’t turn you into a smoking
burned out husk of a human. Over these 17 episodes, we’ll start with
the seed of any business — a good idea — and talk about how to ask for help and grow it
into a whole thriving entrepreneurial venture. We’ll cover big-picture concepts like how
to get helpful feedback, scope out your competition, develop customer relationships, and start
making money. And also what the heck to do after you start
making money! Plus, we’ll make sure to translate all the
entrepreneurship jargon and legalese along the way. You’ll be throwing around terms like “value
proposition” and “minimum viable product” like a pro. And you’ll know the difference between C-corps,
co-ops, and LLCs. How entrepreneurial is THAT! Our goal is to help you achieve your goals. With a little grit, determination, and luck,
your dreams or hobbies could potentially become a whole career. So join me next week, as we start our journey
by asking who entrepreneurs are, and how you might forge your own path to start a business. I’m Anna Akana, this is Crash Course Entrepreneurship,
and I’ll see you then.


  1. nissab says:

    Amazing!! CRASH COURSE 4 LIFE!!

  2. JM Ong says:

    My brain is weirded out that she didn’t end with “stay awesome Gotham” after saying “I’m Anna Akana”

  3. Daniel Argueta says:


  4. Anthony Hockley says:

    Anna you are truly a talent

  5. Meeb says:

    Who else L O V E S Anna!!

  6. TheProphesizedWalnut says:

    Ana kabana!!! Yeeessssssssss!!! 😀

  7. Zweihander11 says:

    Count me in! 🙂

  8. Юлия Мозохина says:

    YEEEESSS I’ve been waiting for this

  9. Anna C. Evanitz says:

    Oh I’m excited!!!

  10. Clarence Remy says:

    We got ANNA AKANA NOW?!?!🤯

  11. Kieran McGarvey says:

    this new host seems nice business part2 here we go

  12. vitalino1981 says:

    Are we going to discuss Anna's divorce with RWJ in the comments? 🥺

  13. Thomas Chow says:

    people often forget about step 4:
    step 1: have an idea
    step 2: ???
    step 3: profit
    step 4: then what?

  14. Monster With Eyes says:

    Anna only got famous from sucking the clout from Ray William Johnson

  15. Tyler Peacock says:

    I'll be here.

  16. Даниела Иванова says:

    Seriously, Anna Akana? Where is this show going?

  17. Imperial Guard says:

    I find Ana kind of annoying

  18. Brittni Smith says:

    I have a Certificate(associate equivalent) in Entrepreneurship so this will be interesting to watch. 🙂 maybe learn something new!

  19. 1am Zen says:

    I CAN'T WAIT!!!

  20. Boodi Abed says:

    yaaaaaaas ananananana aaaaannnnnnAaaaa aaaakkkkkaaannaaaa

  21. asdaffewwerqa asafdaqwrad says:

    wow, that's a blast from the past.

  22. Kevin Barron says:

    Seeing my super star teaching me what i study is a dream come true thanks anna

  23. Xzavier Bonds says:


  24. Bromoteknada says:

    Ana Akana :
    How to become an entrepreneur 101 : Date Ray William Johnson and spam your youtube channel to his subscribers

  25. Ik Jij says:

    That cat bag was on point in the thumbnail

  26. Nicola Westerman says:

    Anna Akana+Educational videos=MY DREAM!

  27. floyd nelson says:

    I'm shocked to see Anna Akana… on crash course!

  28. da_Revo says:

    Entrepreneurship courses not developed by start up people are kinda useless

  29. Littletime says:

    Oh god it's her. I hope she doesn't go on about her vagina smelling of poo.

  30. Don Duncan says:

    A good business idea is essential but not sufficient. I found to be motivated I need to be in love with the idea, to want it first, before money.

  31. Par Kla says:

    Instead of getting a real entrepreneur, or business experienced person, you get a famous youtube face to get views. How this channel has fallen.

  32. Jay Blake says:

    CrashCourse Marxism next please

  33. Nigel Richardson says:

    Ray William Johnson

  34. cosmoruski says:

    Achievement, now you're reched 100% divesity at hosts

  35. Hanna van Rooijen says:

    Yay finally entrepreneurship from someone who actually knows stuff and is successful, instead of some failure who decided to start teaching and doesn't actually know anything (like I had in my bachelor and master….)

  36. Conocuneus - Perspective is everything says:

    Guys check out Patrick Bet Davids and GaryVeees Channel … both are EPIC!

  37. Kyson Weathersbee says:

    Wow. Wasn't expecting her to host CC. Welp Ik she'll be great!

  38. Sez Monsta says:


  39. non says:

    how did I guess it was Anna before I clicked onto the video

  40. tamara says:

    amazing choice!!

  41. Ratstail91 says:

    Indie game design. Hasn't paid off yet…

  42. Lyle Blue says:

    The world needs even more furry art and i've taken the financial investment/risk of buying a tablet pc :3

  43. Vanessa Saramae says:

    I am so hyped!!

  44. CRYPT CLOTH says:

    awesome!!! cant wait guys!! this is a gamechanger!!!

  45. Dewi says:

    Right in the time!

  46. Maria Lawson says:

    Not only do I get to learn things…but I get to learn things while I enjoy the view 😍 Thanks crash course

  47. Tamar Ziri says:

    :O Anna! What are you doing on Crash Course? :O
    I got such chills right meow!

  48. Bruno llamas says:

    Greetings from México CC and Anna Akana👋. I'm excited for this course.

  49. ScentedCandle says:

    what can I say, crashcourse is delivering atm

  50. Eli Hinze says:

    Awwww HELLS YEAH

  51. Number Eight or Nine? says:

    where's ray?

  52. nicapotato says:

    Hi! Hyped!!!

  53. Cheeseburger Monkey says:


  54. Cheeseburger Monkey says:

    90% of the comments talk about ana akana from the thumbnail
    9.9999% of the comments hide that they are talking about ana akana from the thumbnail
    0.0001% of the comments talk about 90% of the comments talking about ana akana and how you know that

  55. Noname Needed says:

    GAHHH…. she’s so cute!!

  56. Adam says:

    I'm loving all the new Crash Courses. One day we may even get the last of the sciences: Geology.

  57. Alister Day says:


  58. abhi verma says:

    I expected her to say "Stay awesome Gotham"😢

  59. Xavier Zabie says:


  60. Shad Manigat says:

    No university needed
    bankruptcy off all school

  61. Chris Frank says:

    Was pretty apathetic, but then I saw Anna and got super excited

  62. bang turden says:

    there are some serious guns going on.
    sun's out!
    guns out!


  63. Quynn joseph says:

    Yes finnaly

  64. TehGalvanizer says:


  65. Jeff Orencia says:

    Way the go Anna!

  66. Largo Di Milano says:

    No, when you identify needs PEOPLE WOULD PAY FOR … and take a financial risc investing in it, you're an entepreneur. The bit about people paying is the important part. If you are a youtuber, you are basically content production outsourced from Youtube. It's about the cashflow. Advertisers => YT => Content Creators. I really hope you're not going to do the whole….follow your dreams, be ethical and make the change you want to see happen thing. In California that works because there's a lot of liquidity, but most people aren't that lucky.

  67. Star Dube says:

    I'm totally looking forward to this video segment. Can't wait 😁

  68. Nick Leo says:

    Can't wait

  69. Yani says:

    Anna Akana!!! Yey! Sign me in. 😊

  70. Vaibhav Tripathi says:

    She is charismatic but not more than previous host.

  71. Lord Fudge Packer Mc Gooberson says:

    Step 1 of how to make money generating business. Make videos about how to start a business

  72. Lucia Foos says:

    Are you reading my mind, Crash Course? I just talked about this on therapy last Tuesday. Thank you <3

  73. Alverant says:

    So if you have to take a financial risk to be an entrepreneur, then if any your losses would be repaid by say the government or a rich Daddy, then are you actually taking a risk? Can you be an entrepreneur if you're gambling with other people's money with zero negative consequences for you if things don't work out?

  74. Beach&BoardFan says:

    🙄 I dont think an influencer should be considered an entrepreneur

  75. AvgJane19 says:

    Let's go!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. Karen Torres says:

    Can't believe I just came for cats in bags and ended up being identified with the word "Entrepreneur". Waiting for the next videos!

  77. Saptarshi Banik says:

    This will be helpful…waiting for the videos

  78. Kxng Kat says:

    Ana 😍

  79. Patrick Reilly says:

    I can't see her and not think of Ray William Johnson =3

  80. Dóra Rácz says:

    Crash Course Astrology please! ✨

  81. Kilgore Trout says:

    So… everybody is an entrepeneur?

  82. Paula Montero says:

    Ana Akana and Crash Course? Sign me the f up

  83. Arina Daze says:

    Wow, Anna Akana, I can't wait!

  84. Gengar Jones says:

    Why is a woman doing entrepreneurship videos???

  85. M00rtin says:

    Anna akana? Wtf dose she know about entrepreneurship really? She talks about boyfriends, relationships and high school syndroms living inside a 30 year old. I cant imagine how her career will be at 50. Still doing and want to be a bossy teen at school? Most of all maybe is that she sells herself on instagram-she is a instagram model. I have nothing against her personally-but the way she tries to promote her career isnt the most serious kind of buisness. What im trying to say is- how can u take her seriously when her career or buisness isnt serious? I somewhat like her tho. Its hard to not get her attention. She would prob be a good teacher instead of doing this instagram model stuff and focusing on high school syndrom things. Hope she revisits herself and find her right path in life.

  86. Brianna Duncan says:

    I saw the cat in the backpack and immediately thought of Anna! I'm so excited for this video series

  87. 석영미 says:

    put this inside the entrepreneurship playlist

  88. J29 Business Simplified says:

    Excited about the videos, especially the jargon part 😄

  89. Julia Kovalevska says:

    Congratulations, Anna! Awesome topic from a real business lady (or boss, or whatever you prefer)! Woohooo

  90. Estelle S. says:


  91. Gábor Nagy says:

    why does it have to be a cute girl? now I have to watch every episode and hoping she winks at me :/ 😀

  92. #GuardianRocket says:

    OMG 😮😧😯😲
    I was just watching Akana.
    I took a three hour nap..
    then I went somewhere else
    completely unrelated on the internet
    without any Google guidance,
    and the first video I clicked on
    to possibly meme Akana with,
    contains Akana herself. 🤭
    Coincidence ? 😕

  93. Dario Castaneda says:

    Where are the other videos? What happened?

  94. Linda J says:

    Hey… if this is the second half of “Crash Course Business”, what’s the first half?

    Is it the ‘Business Soft Skills”?

  95. Cornell Waters says:

    💷 Thank You!

  96. Marlon Moncrieffe says:

    😮 What the f—?!

    😃 I was just scrolling around and I see one of my fave internet personalities is hosting a series on one of my favorite channels!

    😄 Awesome!

  97. Vishal Goel says:

    Love you Anna! (I knew this girl was going places)

  98. Bruce Tsai says:

    you are so beautiful…

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