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The reluctant entrepreneur [electronic resource] : turning dreams into profits / Michael Masterson.

Author/Creator:
Masterson, Michael, 1950-
Publication:
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (190 p.)
Edition:
1st edition
Series:
Agora Series
Agora series ; 73
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Subjects:
Entrepreneurship.
New business enterprises -- Management.
Small business -- Management.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
"Intelligent strategies for starting and growing a small business with minimal personal financial risk A comprehensive guide for entrepreneurs from one of the most successful business creators in recent years, The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Turning Dreams into Profits addresses the fears and misconceptions that many people have about starting their own businesses, walking prospective owners through the necessary decisions they need to make before even putting a business plan in place.Presenting solid, reliable strategies based on author Michael Masterson's own successful practices, and debunking some common illusions entrepreneurs have about their businesses, the book is a vital resource for anyone looking to avoid the pitfalls that threaten fledgling companies. Packed with insights from an entrepreneur who has launched and sold dozens of business, presented in a lively and conversational style Some 600,000 new businesses are launched each year and with an uncertain economy, more and more people are looking for a stream of income separate from their 9 to 5 job Filled with highly applicable advice that budding and professional entrepreneurs can start using immediately Essential reading for small business owners and both first time and established entrepreneurs, The Reluctant Entrepreneur presents the smart strategies on starting and growing a small business that can make launching your own company a cinch"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
THE RELUCTANT ENTREPRENEUR; CONTENTS; FOREWORD: IS THIS AN "INSPIRATIONAL" BOOK?; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: Entrepreneurship: What It Is . . . and Isn't; THE REALITY OF CALCULATED RISK; THE RELUCTANT ENTREPRENEUR; LAUNCHING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS TAKES MORE THAN MOTIVATION; IT'S OKAY TO BE CAUTIOUS; SUCCESS IS NOT A ROLL OF THE DICE; AND ONE MORE THING . . .; CHAPTER 1: WHAT, EXACTLY, IS A RELUCTANT ENTREPRENEUR?; PHILIP KNIGHT'S STORY; WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THIS . . .; HATCHING A BUSINESS WHILE YOU KEEP YOUR DAY JOB; THE MYTH OF THE "ENTREPRENEURIAL TYPE"
CHAPTER 2: THE FIRST QUESTION YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ANSWER RULE NUMBER ONE OF RELUCTANT ENTREPRENEURSHIP; YOUR INITIAL CHALLENGE: GENERATING POSITIVE CASH FLOW; EDUCATING YOURSELF ABOUT BUSINESS; CHAPTER 3: WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SUCCESSFUL RELUCTANT ENTREPRENEUR; THE RELUCTANT ENTREPRENEUR IS A SMART ENTREPRENEUR; THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR BUSINESS: SIX STRATEGIC CHOICES YOU HAVE TO MAKE AT THE VERY BEGINNING; IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE; CHAPTER 4: HATCHING THE NEW BUSINESS: OVERCOMING FEAR AND TAKING ACTION; YOUR FIRST THREE ACTION STEPS; HOW DO YOU FIND A MENTOR?; PUTTING FEAR ON YOUR SIDE
CHAPTER 5: THE MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN YOU HIRE SUPER STARS RECOGNIZING SUPERSTAR POTENTIAL; KNOWING WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR; HOW DO YOU FIND THESE PEOPLE?; THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A SUPERSTAR; HOW TO STRUCTURE A SUPERSTAR ORGANIZATION; THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU WILL EVER MAKE; CHAPTER 6: MASTERING THE ART OF BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS; THE RELUCTANT ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TO MAKING FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES; 12 WAYS TO GET PEOPLE TO WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU; A SIMPLE TRICK THAT WILL MAKE IMPORTANT PEOPLE WANT TO TALK TO YOU
HOW TO GET OTHERS TO TELL YOU THEIR MOST VALUABLE SUCCESS SECRETS-A TECHNIQUE I LEARNED FROM A SELF-MADE MULTIMILLIONAIRE NEVER PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CONNECTION THAT CAN DO YOU SOME GOOD; SEEK OUT MUTUALLY-BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIPS; IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS WITH ALL YOUR IMPORTANT CONTACTS-EVEN HUNDREDS OF THEM; CHAPTER 7: HOW TO BECOME A MARKETING GENIUS; EVERY BUSINESS IS ABOUT THE SELLING; THE BEAUTY OF DIRECT MARKETING; MASTERING THE ART OF PERSUASION; THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WANTS AND NEEDS; THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEATURES AND BENEFITS
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BENEFITS AND DEEPER BENEFITS THE USP: MAKING YOUR PRODUCT STAND OUT FROM THE COMPETITION; HOW TO USE YOUR USP TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN; RESIST THE URGE TO TRY SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT; SHORT-TERM RESULTS VERSUS LONG-TERM PROFITS; CHAPTER 8: MAINTAINING CONTROL OF YOUR GROWING BUSINESS; PUSHING HARD FOR PROFITS; YOU CAN NEVER, EVER STOP PUSHING ON EVERY SINGLE FRONT; HOW MUCH OF YOUR PROFITS SHOULD GO INTO YOUR POCKET-AND HOW MUCH SHOULD GO BACK INTO YOUR BUSINESS?; WHY YOU SHOULD IGNORE THE "EXPERTS" AND DETERMINE YOUR OWN COMPENSATION
CREATE A CULTURE THAT RESPECTS MONEY
Notes:
Includes index.
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
ISBN:
1-118-24021-9
1-280-79296-5
9786613703354
1-118-22727-1
OCLC:
775591926