Author: Daryl Bernstein, Rob Husberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Offers simple and creative ideas for how children can start a business with little or no start-up costs, attract and retain customers, and develop negotiating skills.
Author: Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: Crown Business
The author of the New York Times Bestseller THE $100 STARTUP, shows how to launch a profitable side hustle in just 27 days. To some, the idea of quitting their day job to start a business is exhilarating. For others, it’s terrifying. After all, a job that produces a steady paycheck can be difficult to give up. But in a time when businesses have so little loyalty to employees that the very notion of “job security” has become a punchline, wouldn’t it be great to have an additional source of income to fall back on? And wouldn’t it be great to make that happen without leaving your day job? Enter the Side Hustle. Based on detailed information from hundreds of case studies, Chris Guillebeau provides a step-by-step guide that anyone can use to create and launch a profitable project in less than a month. Designed for the busy and impatient, this plan will have you generating income immediately, without the risk of throwing yourself head first into the world of entrepreneurship. Whether you just want to make some extra money, or start something that may end up replacing your day job entirely, the side hustle is the new job security. When you generate income from multiple sources, it gives you options, and in today’s world, options aren't just nice to have: they're essential. You don’t need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side hustle. You don’t need a business degree, know how to code, or be an expert marketer. And you certainly don’t need employees or investors. With this book as your guide, anyone can learn to build a fast track to freedom.
Author: Paul Hawken
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discusses the prerequisites to starting a business and shares his own start-up strategies
Author: John Mullins, Randy Komisar
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
You have a new venture in mind. And you've crafted a business plan so detailed it's a work of art. Don't get too attached to it. As John Mullins and Randy Komisar explain in Getting to Plan B, new businesses are fraught with uncertainty. To succeed, you must change the plan in real time as the inevitable challenges arise. In fact, studies show that entrepreneurs who stick slavishly to their Plan A stand a greater chance of failing-and that many successful businesses barely resemble their founders' original idea. The authors provide a rigorous process for stress testing your Plan A and determining how to alter it so your business makes money, solves customers' needs, and endures. You'll discover strategies for: -Identifying the leap-of-faith assumptions hidden in your plan -Testing those assumptions and unearthing why the plan might not work -Reconfiguring the five components of your business model-revenue model, gross margin model, operating model, working capital model, and investment model-to create a sounder Plan B. Filled with success stories and cautionary tales, this book offers real cases illustrating the authors' unique process. Whether your idea is for a start-up or a new business unit within your organization, Getting to Plan B contains the road map you need to reach success.
Author: Edward D. Hess, Charles D. Goetz
Publisher: FT Press
“Hess and Goetz present a roadmap for how to avoid the things that can cause you to stumble and how to build a business the right way.” –JEFF ZEIGLER, CEO, TechTurn.com, Austin, TX “When I started my graphic design business, I knew I had enough talent to impress and keep my clients, but I struggled with the day to day running of the business. So, You Want To Start A Business? is the blueprint I needed to get organized and put all the right things in place.” –KORY BAILEY, Owner, Creative Counterpart Build the Successful Company You’ve Always Wanted to Own! Avoid the 8 disastrous operational mistakes that kill new businesses Walk step-by-step through the entire process of building a winning business Master 55 amazingly simple rules of business success For every entrepreneur and potential entrepreneur...no previous business experience necessary! Launch the winning business you’ve always wanted…or make more money in the business you’ve already started! More than 5,000,000 new businesses are started each year…but 70% of them will fail. Now, two renowned experts on entrepreneurship identify the 8 “killer mistakes” that cause most business failures–and give you the knowledge, tools, and hands-on advice to avoid them, so you can build a business that thrives. Unlike other books on entrepreneurship, this book focuses on the crucial operational issues associated with consistent profitability. You’ll learn how to identify the right opportunities and customers; design winning products and services; set the right prices; overcome customer inertia; avoid common day-to-day management mistakes; find and keep good employees; and finally, smoothly manage growth. Throughout, the authors draw on real life entrepreneurial experiences, case studies, and leading-edge research. There’s nothing theoretical here: This is fast-paced, 100% practical advice you can use to make your business dreams and goals come true–starting right now. What really makes a successful entrepreneur? What they do, how they act...and how to find your best path to business success Get the 3 “Ws” right from the start What will you sell, who will buy it–and why will they buy it? 55 simple, indispensable rules for success What you must know about customers, competitors, and your employees The art and science of managing people, operations, and growth Create processes, set priorities, maximize quality, measure people–and improve every day
Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
In 2017 34% of the workforce was considered part of the gig economy. This growing workforce of freelancers and side-giggers is also estimated to grow to 43% by 2020. That’s 4 million freelancers, soon to be 7 million by 2020. Whether it’s people looking to earn extra money, those tired of their 9-to-5, to entrepreneurs looking to grow their side hustle, Entrepreneur is uniquely qualified to guide a new generation of bold individuals looking to live their best lives and make it happen on their own terms. Whatever industry or jobs this new workforce takes, Start Your Own Business will guide them through the first three years of business. They’ll gain the know-how of more than 30 years of collective advice from those who’ve come before them to: How to avoid analysis paralysis when launching a business Tips for testing ideas in the real-world before going to market with insights from Gary Vaynerchuk Decide between building, buying, or becoming a distributor What to consider when looking for funding from venture capitalists, loans, cash advances, etc. Whether or not a co-working space is a right move Tips on running successful Facebook and Google ads as part of a marketing campaign Use micro-influencers to successfully promote your brand on social media
Author: John Mullins
Publisher: Pearson UK
ROAD TEST YOUR IDEA BEFORE YOU LAUNCH YOUR LEAN START-UP Thinking about starting a new business? Stop! Is there a genuine market for your idea? Do you really want to compete in that industry? Are you the right person to pursue it? No matter how talented you are or how much capital you have, if you’re pursuing a fundamentally flawed opportunity then you’re heading for failure. So before you launch your lean start-up, take your idea for a test drive and make sure it has a fighting chance of working. Now in its fifth edition, The New Business Road Test is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to launch a start-up. The new and fully updated case studies – Ella's Kitchen, Whole Foods, eBay and more – and ‘seven domains’ framework will help you avoid impending disaster and enhance your chances of achieving your entrepreneurial dreams. This book will help you answer the live-or-die questions: · Are the market and industry attractive? · Does the opportunity offer both customer benefits as well as competitive and economic sustainability? · Can you deliver the results you seek? The accompanying app (available on iTunes and Android) makes it easy to assemble all the evidence you need for your road test, wherever you are. www.newbusinessroadtest.com
Author: Nate Nicholson
Publisher: Blue Sky Publishing
How an Introverted Entrepreneur Accidentally Discovered the Critical Effect of His Personality on His Business If you are an introvert wishing to start a business, I can’t think of a worse way to mess it up than to completely disregard the effect of your personality on its success. In fact, that’s exactly how I messed up my business. I launched a venture suited for an extrovert, not even once asking myself whether I could handle it with my deeply introverted nature. Would you like to avoid a major screw-up and start a business that fits your personality? Don’t reply. I know your answer. I wrote this book to help you avoid the mistakes I made and teach you the proper way to start a business as an introvert. I will share with you the lessons and observations every introverted businessperson should consider before pursuing a new venture. If you skip this step, chances are that your business will fail much sooner than you think – and the only person at fault would be you. I was there, and let me tell you, it ain’t pretty. Let me help you learn how to make the most out of your strengths to start a successful introvert-friendly business. Here are just some of the things you will learn from the book: - your 5 main strengths to help you become an entrepreneur. Just one of these strengths is more potent than any other business skill, yet you’re probably not aware of it. (Chapter 1) - your 5 most harmful weaknesses that can affect your business. Learn which weaknesses can ruin your business endeavors and how to prevent it from happening. Even with the most genius business idea and perfect execution, you can fail when exhibiting one of these weaknesses. (Chapter 2) - how to lead your company as an introvert. Hint: many successful entrepreneurs, including extroverts, do something entirely different than most people. And it’s introvert-friendly, too. (Chapter 3) - 5 key attributes of a good business partner for an introvert. If you don’t want to go it alone, learn how to choose the right partner. Just one of these traits can either make or break your partnership. (Chapter 4) - how to promote yourself and network as an introvert. Most introverts possess a powerful skill that can help them promote their business without networking the old-school, extrovert-friendly way. (Chapter 5) - 5 attributes of introvert-friendly businesses. Before you launch a new venture, ask yourself how well it fits your personality. Don’t leave this question for later – unless you want to find yourself trapped in a business that sucks your soul. (Chapter 6) - 9 introvert-friendly business models to consider. Learn what types of ventures fit the introverted personality best and increase your chances of success. (Chapter 6) - 5 introvert-friendly ways to come up with business ideas. If you’re yet to come up with a business idea, you’ll learn how to research potential opportunities and find out if they have legs. The process of validating a business before you start it can save you thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours. (Chapter 7) If you’re ready to learn how to become a successful introverted entrepreneur, click the buy button now. Avoid my mistakes and start a business that fits your personality from the get-go. P.S. As a thank you gift for reading my book, you’ll receive a completely free ebook I used to sell for $2.99 – 15 Steps to Better Time Management and Higher Effectiveness. It will teach you how to become a more effective entrepreneur who achieves more while doing less. Keywords: introvert, introvert business, introvert entrepreneur, entrepreneur introvert, introvert networking, introvert success, introvert power, introvert leader, health, stress, inspiration, inspirational, introverts in business, introverts guide to success, introvert career, introvert leadership, introvert marketing, introvert sales, introvert communication skills, transformation, motivational
Author: Daniel Dipiazza
"As the founder of Rich20something.com, Daniel DiPiazza has helped thousands break out of their daily grinds, build businesses they care about, and achieve more sucsess than they ever imagined" --Back cover.
Author: Michael E. Gerber
Publisher: Harper Collins
An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.
Author: Ramit Sethi
Publisher: Workman Publishing
At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance--banking, saving, budgeting, and investing--and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship. Sethi covers how to save time by not wasting it managing money; the guns and cars myth of credit cards; how to negotiate like an Indian--the conversation begins with "no"; why "Budgeting Doesn't Have to Suck!"; how to get things rolling--for real--with only $20; what most people don't understand about taxes; how to get a CEO to take you out to lunch; how to avoid the Super Mario Brothers trap by making your savings work harder than you do; the difference between cheap and frugal; the hidden relationship between money and food. Not to mention his first key lesson: Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room. Integrated with his website, where readers can use interactive charts, follow up on the latest information, and join the community, it is a hip blueprint to building wealth and financial security. Every month, 175,000 unique visitors come to Ramit Sethi's website, Iwillteachyoutoberich.com, to discover the path to financial freedom. They praise him thoughtfully ("Your site summarizes everything I want with my life--to be rich in finances, rich in experience, rich in family blessings," Dan Esparza) and effusively ("Dude, you rock. I love this site!" Richard Wu). The press has caught on, too: "Ramit Sethi is a rising star in the world of personal finance writing . . . one singularly attuned to the sensibilities of his generation. his style is part frat boy and part silicon Valley geek, with a little bit of San Francisco hipster thrown in" (San Francisco Chronicle). His writing is smart, his voice is full of attitude, and his ideas are uncommonly sound and refreshingly hype-free.