Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries — but that doesn’t mean they’re just for big business. In fact, small businesses make up about 96 percent of this field. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this top-selling guide. As a successful import/export agent, you can net a healthy six-figure income by matching buyers and sellers from around the globe, right from your own home. This book is loaded with valuable insights and practical advice for tapping into highly lucrative global markets. You’ll learn every aspect of the startup process, including: • Choosing the most profitable goods to buy and sell • Setting up and maintaining a trade route • Using the internet to simplify your transactions • How the government can help you find products and customers • Essential trade law information to keep your business in compliance • How to choose a customs broker • The latest government policies • Proven methods for finding contacts in the Unites States and abroad Tricks of the trade from successful importers/exporters and hundreds of valuable resources help you become a player in the lucrative world of international exchange.
Author: Elaine Pofeldt
Publisher: Lorena Jones Books
The indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms, from Forbes.com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt. The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue--something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great worklife and a great lifestyle.
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: 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: Paul Hawken
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discusses the prerequisites to starting a business and shares his own start-up strategies
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: 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: Rashi Gupta
Publisher: NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES
A large number of people today dream of starting something of their own and wish that they did not have to utilize their capabilities while making money for someone else. If you are one of the above, then this book could be the end of your search. The first few concerns while you start something of your own are the right choice of business and the associated investment requirement. This book places a full stop to your search for lucrative business that you can start from your home with low costs. It lists down more than 30 businesses that can give you good returns and can be operated from the comfort of your home. If you look around yourself, surely you will find a friend or a relative or a friend’s friend or your neighbor pursuing their hobby as a business (full time or part time) and most of which will be home based.And are you, on the other hand, still struggling with the choice of business? Has that made you feel left out or indecisive or unconfident? The correct choice of business is an extremely essential step in the process of ‘being your own boss’. The book ‘Money Making Business Ideas- You Can Start from Home with Low Costs’discusses in detail all the vital steps and concerns of operating a business from home like why your chosen business will work, what is the business model, how will you generate money from it, What can you sell, How will you market your business and what are the raw materials/machinery required. After gathering the above mentioned details of a business, the decision of choosing an appropriate one will no longer be a cumbersome process. This book is designed to help you climb the ladder of success by being your own boss and essentially qualifies as an entrepreneurial tool for anyone who wishes to be self-employed and doesn’t have the desired knowledge to go ahead. A growing number of housewives today are willing to work in order to bring in additional money in their households and make a mark for themselves. And working from home is their first preferable choice for earning their identity. A large number of home makers are turning on their entrepreneurial caps and are in a constant search for home based business that can help them fulfill their goals and desires. This book aims at equipping such people with the required knowledge and motivation to start something of their own by sharing the concerns, decisions and choices involved in the process. Once you have made the choice of your business, it helps you to understand the ways in which you can source the capital required and the ways you can operate your small venture. After reading this book, the dilemma surrounding the decision to go solo will be cleared up and you will be all equipped to take on the battle with a shining armor.
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.
Author: Michael E. Gordon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An up-to-date and expanded edition of the Trump guide to starting a business Although he has ups and downs like every entrepreneur, Donald Trump is one of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs for good reason—he’s one of the best. In Trump University Entrepreneurship 101, Second Edition he teams up with business owner and professor Michael Gordon to show you how to take your dream and turn it into a big-time moneymaker. This new edition is completely updated with timely new material and three new chapters, teaching you how to build a technology venture, even without formal technical education; how to use social networking, Web 2.0, and "cloud computing" to achieve competitive advantages, and how to exploit opportunities during recessionary times. If you dream of starting your own business, this is the inspiring, comprehensive guide that shows you how to do it from planning to starting up to expansion. It shows you how to mobilize resources, develop a workable strategy, write an effective business plan, raise money, negotiate with investors, and launch your business. With a first chapter by Trump Author Michael Gordon is the founder of five successful companies and teaches entrepreneurship at a number of colleges, including the Harvard University Extension School, Babson College and The International School of Management in Paris Fully revised and updated including new chapters on hot topics in entrepreneurship Includes visual models, case studies, downloadable worksheets, pep talks, and stories from Trump himself If anyone knows how to succeed in business, it's Donald Trump and his team of experts from Trump University. If you are ready for your entrepreneurial adventure, here’s all the help you need.
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: Robert Ashton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Don't just make money…make a difference. As a social entrepreneur, you can build a business that changes the world. But you will face some unique challenges. This book will prepare you for them. Packed with advice, inspiration and real-life stories, it will help you: Define what you want to do and why you want to do it Find the right kind of funding Build a brand that makes you unique Find a team as motivated and inspired as you are Measure the impact you're having How to be a Social Entrepreneur is the only social enterprise start-up guide you'll ever need. "This is the seminal book on social enterprise" —Martin Murphy, Network 2012 "An essential read for any aspiring or existing social entrepreneur. Full of practical examples of real life social enterprise scenarios and written in Robert's usual uncomplicated format" —Marc Davies, Wales Co-operative Centre Limited, walescoop.com "Social enterprises need social entrepreneurs. This book will help you decide is you've got what it takes to be one" —Peter Couchman, Chief Executive, Plunkett Foundation, plunkett.co.uk "This very practical book will guide you as to what it takes to be a social entrepreneur. Enjoy it and then do it!" —Lord Andrew Mawson OBE, author of The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work, amawsonpartnerships.com "I was genuinely impressed by how comprehensive it is!" —Peter Holbrook, CEO, Social Enterprise Coalition, socialenterprise.org.uk "A treasure trove filled with practical insight and knowledge that will give you the edge to start, grow a sustainable and successful social enterprise" —Stephen Gyasi-Kwaw, CEO/Founder Youth Enhancement Int.Ghana "I particularly enjoyed the section on sales, which is a fundamental topic too often neglected" —Andy Brady, '3rd Sector Futures', Anglia Ruskin University, anglia.ac.uk Robert Ashton is a leading small business troubleshooter, entertaining small business speaker and the bestselling author of many business books including How to Start a Business for Entrepreneurs, Instant Entrepreneur and The Entrepreneur's Book of Checklists.