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Twenty-three top advisors from leading firms show entrepreneurs how to transition their business The Entrepreneur's Transition provides an all-in-one handbook for entrepreneurs and corporate insiders seeking advice on their personal financial planning prior to selling or taking a business public. It provides a concise, easy-to-read blueprint that can help business leaders navigate before and after a transaction-so they are well positioned and can avoid costly mistakes. The Entrepreneur's Transition is organized chronologically beginning with the issues a business owner should be concerned with prior to a transaction. It then moves, step by step, through the transaction process and into post transaction diversification, reinvestment, and philanthropy. Louis Crosier (Boston, MA) is a principal at Windward Investment Management and serves as a member of Windward's Investment Committee. His responsibilities include managing client portfolios and overseeing the firm's investment consulting practice.
Property Investing the Wealth Dragon Way Property Entrepreneur explains how anyone can make money from property, regardless of their financial situation. Author Vincent Wong is one of the UK's most dynamic and respected property entrepreneurs, and this book outlines his approach to creating wealth through property investing for both seasoned and aspiring investors. Emphasising the importance of treating property investing as a business, the author shares the wisdom of his first-hand experience and his investment techniques to help you navigate the ever-shifting property market and become a true property entrepreneur. There is more than one way to break into the property game, and it doesn't have to involve saving for one large deposit after another; this book covers tried and tested strategies beyond the traditional approaches to property investing. Whether you're contemplating your first, fifth or fifteenth property, Property Entrepreneur will help to light your entrepreneurial spark and show you how to turn property into profit. Property entrepreneurship is like any other business: if you want to succeed, you must take the time to learn from those who have mastered the best techniques. This book gives you access to the mind, motivations and methods of a top investor to help you start and build your own property business. This book will show you: How to start viewing property investing as a business Why you need to eliminate unproductive habits and attitudes The best ways to maximise profits and create a secure, passive income How to nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and watch your business grow Property investing can look daunting and complex to those without experience. The rules are constantly being rewritten, the goalposts are regularly shifted and the market looks like an unpredictable beast. Property Entrepreneur will challenge your preconceptions, and help you navigate the path to real, lasting wealth.
A step-by-step approach to winning over investors with a solid business plan A comprehensive business plan, based on a concept that has been feasibility tested and for which a sales and marketing strategy is in place, is where the rubber meets the road for the entrepreneur and the investor. The Dragons' Den Guide to Investor-Ready Business Plans is designed to show the entrepreneur how to create a business plan that will get an investor's attention—and money. Case studies from Canadian and US businesses and stories of entrepreneurs who appeared on the Dragons' Den illustrate the key ideas and themes. Helps entrepreneurs face the reality of what they are trying to achieve Encourages readers to focus heavily on testing their business concept first, before they invest valuable time and resources in a slow-growth or no-growth business idea The current economic environment is forcing many people to start businesses to supplement their income or replace a lost job. But don't let emotion trump method. The Dragon's Den Guide offers your step-by-step approach to preparing yourself for the harsh but rewarding world of small business ownership.
Daniel Priestley Entrepreneur Revolution. How to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and start a business that works
NOW IS THE AGE OF THE ENTREPRENEUR – DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND The world is embarking on a new age. The age of the entrepreneur, the agile small business owner, the flexible innovator. The days of the industrial age are over. It’s time to break free from the industrial revolution mind-set, quit working so hard, follow your dream and make a fortune along the way. The slow dinosaurs of the industrial age are being outpaced by fast-moving start-ups, ambitious small businesses and technological innovators. Entrepreneur Revolution is a master class in gaining an entrepreneurial mind-set, showing you how to change the way you think, the way you network, and the way you make a living. Successful entrepreneur Daniel Priestley will show you how to embrace the Entrepreneur Revolution and thrive in the new age. • From a successful entrepreneur who is reaping the rewards of the entrepreneurial age • How to shift your mind-set and think like an entrepreneur • Ways to adapt your lifestyle to be more successful
The vision behind "The Venture Capitalist Business Model" is to strengthen the entrepreneur's position in the negotiation process regarding equity investment from various potential venture capital investors. This process is normally dominated by the prevalence in negotiation power of the investor over the entrepreneur caused by the investors's massive prevalence in financial, legal and professional expertise. The fundamental information asymmetry resulting from research on the innovative business idea of the entrepreneur, can often not sufficiently be brought to bear in the negotiation process about giving away shares in exchange for an investment. "The Venture Capitalist Business Model" tries to give an overview and provide a framework for improving this negotiation process between entrepreneurs and venture capital investors about shares for money depending on time to market and underlying risk.
Introducing a million-dollar business model that you can do from home, on the road, or in your spare time Mary Ellen Tribby, founder of Working Moms Only, has created and perfected a business model that is 500% more profitable than blogging, that you can do from home, from an office, or from anywhere in the world, that's easy to learn, and extremely profitable. With it, Mary Ellen has made millions through her various own businesses and her clients, and now you can too. It's called The Inbox Magazine (The iMag for short) and regardless of the size of your staff—from one to one hundred—or whether you spend ten or forty hours a week working at it, this revolutionary approach to running a business is your ticket to success and financial independence. Makes Mary Ellen Tribby's extraordinarily successful business strategies available to the public in a book for the first time If you're already in business, it arms you with proven techniques for boosting your bottom line by an order of magnitude—in no time If you're a novice entrepreneur, it delivers powerful tools for getting your business off the ground and running full throttle—right away The perfect tool for the time, the Inbox Magazine is what you need to create a huge impact with the minimum investment of time, energy, and money
Lessons in business success from the newest Dragon in town You no longer have to enter the Dragon' Den to get expert startup advice. In Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur, Shaf Rasul distils his vast experience and knowledge into a practical business startup guide that takes you smoothly and successfully from idea to exit. Are you in? With tips and advice from Shaf, as well as examples and anecdotes from inside and outside the den, you'l discover exactly what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. From starting up to buying and selling, from business plans to number crunching, Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur shows you how to do it right first time. You'll fin out: If you've got what it takes to e an entrepreneur How to set up and manage a business with confidence How to make a business profitable – fast Ten key things to know about finance How to be quick on your feet and beat the rest How to hire and manage the right people When and how to exit – and how to spot your next opportunity Who’s the Man? Frequently featured in The Sunday Times Rich List, Shaf Rasul made his fortune in IT, property and asset management. In 2008 he was 19th in a Management Today survey of the UK's top 100 entrepreneurs and is one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 40. He co-presents the BBC's Dragons' Den spin off, Dragon's Den Online, an internet and mainstream TV phenomenon. «Shaf really knows his stuff – if you believe in your business, and want it to succeed, then read this book.» —Kavita Oberoi, Founder of Oberoi Consulting and star of Channel 4's The Secret Millionaire «Seriously good advice for would-be entrepreneurs and those already in business, Shaf’s 'tricks of the trade' tell you to do things properly – and this book shows you how.» —Professor Sara Carter, head of Department, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School «Shaf has never hidden behind tired old clichés or business jargon – he's a straight-talking tycoon who tells people openly and honestly how to become a success in the cut-throat business world.» —Matt Bendoris, The Scottish Sun
Michael Alden Blueprint to Business. An Entrepreneur's Guide to Taking Action, Committing to the Grind, And Doing the Things That Most People Won't
Essential reading for any would-be entrepreneur Blueprint to Business is the ultimate guide to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Bestselling author and CEO Mike Alden puts aside the rainbows and sunshine, gets real about what it takes to 'make it,' and gives you the real-world guidance you need to hear. Through anecdotes and advice, he shares his experiences along with those of other top founders and entrepreneurs to give you a realistic picture of what it takes to build a business. It's a bit of tough love, a healthy dose of reality, and a tremendously motivating guide to striking out on your own; from motivation and commitment to business licenses and the IRS, this guide is your personal handbook for the biggest adventure of your career. So you want to start a business: how much are you willing to commit in terms of time, money, and energy? How do you plan to bring in customers? What will set you apart from the crowd? What will convince clients to come to you rather than your competitor with an established track record? These questions must be answered before you even begin planning—and then, you have to make that canyon-sized leap from planning to doing. This book guides you through the early stages with practical advice from a real-world perspective. Turn 'dreams' into goals, and goals into reality Discover just what it takes to build a successful business Dig into the paperwork and legal/regulatory requirements Adjust your expectations to reflect your abilities and willingness to commit Starting a business could be the best thing you've ever done—or it could be the worst. Mitigate the risk by setting yourself up for success from the very beginning with the invaluable advice in Blueprint to Business. Praise for Blueprint to Business "I've had the opportunity to work directly with Michael Alden on his children's book. His business know how and ability to get things done is unparalleled.” —Naren Aryal, CEO Mascot Books. «As an entrepreneur and author myself, I would recommend Blueprint to Business to anyone who is in business or looking to start a company. Michael Alden's no nonsense approach is much needed for anyone who wants the real truth about the life of an entrepreneur.» —Ken Kupchik, author of The Sales Survival Handbook Cold Calls, Commissions, and Caffeine Addiction The Real Truth About Life in Sales "Michael Alden's story is truly inspirational. He has seen some extremely difficult times and has overcome extraordinary odds along his journey. He harnessed what he learned even as a young child to achieve great business success. The lessons in Blueprint to Business not only help those in business but it is for anyone who wants more out of life.” —June Archer, author of YES! Every day can be a good day: The Keys to success that lead to an Amazing life “As a young entrepreneur, I have found that truly successful people help and teach others. Michael Alden has taken the time to help me with my business and my book. His experience is undeniable and I would recommend Blueprint to Business to any entrepreneur who wants to learn from someone who has done great things and continues to.” —Casey Adams, social media influencer and author of Rise of The Young: How To Turn Your Negative Situation Into A Positive Outcome, and Build A Successful Personal Brand “Being an entrepreneur has its challenges. Michael Alden shares his business experiences to help others succeed. His advice and enthusiasm is directed towards teaching and leading through example. If you are looking to succeed in business this book is a must read!
Jon Gillespie-Brown So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?. How to decide if starting a business is really for you
Jon Gillespie Brown brings his extensive mentoring experience to bear in this new handbook for would-be entrepreneurs. So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? contains a series of mentoring sessions, each carefully thought out to make you consider and plan your life based on your passions, ambitions and ultimate visions. By actively taking part in each of the exercises, you give yourself the best chance of succeeding as an entrepreneur, or the sufficient clarity to decide what other career options are best suited to you. Explore your real goals, hidden talents, passions, assets and core skills. The simple self-discovery tools in the book will make it easy for you to analyse this information and take the next steps towards your entrepreneurial dreams with total confidence. PRAISE FOR SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR 'Read this book if you plan to be an entrepreneur, find out what it's really like before you make the leap!' Doug Richard, entrepreneur, business investor and former member of the Dragons' Den TV programme 'Before I invest in a business at an early stage I want to know the founders knew what they were getting into. I would suggest they check out if they measure up to the demands of the ups and downs required to be a successful entrepreneur by reading this book first.' Richard Farleigh, Author Taming the Lion: 100 Secret Strategies for Investing and former member of the Dragons' Den 'The key to entrepreneurial success is understanding what type of entrepreneur you are, and then doing business in a way that is true to yourself, and above all, one that brings you personal happiness and fulfilment. This book will help you decide whether a life of an entrepreneur is for you.' Rachel Elnaugh, entrepreneur, business speaker and former member of the Dragons' Den 'Very few people truly consider the hard work, disappointment, frustration and crushing lows that every Entrepreneur experiences along the journey. Jon's book is a must read for anybody ready to take the leap!' Richard Parkes Cordock, author of Millionaire Upgrade and creator of Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme 'The only form of safe employment is self-employment. I recommend anyone considering the entrepreneurial path to read this book.' Geoff Burch, International Speaker and author of Go It Alone: The Streetwise Secrets of Self-Employment tobeanentrepreneur.com
Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or you already own a small business, The Small Business Success Guide will help you fast-track your business on the ride from good to great. The Small Business Success Guide is brimming with practical ideas and proven strategies to make your small business a winner. Including inspiration and guidance from some of Australia's leading small business experts, this handy resource has the answers to turn your dream into a profitable reality. Inside, you'll discover how to: get your business foundations right manage your people power pump up sales and marketing volumes use the web effectively take the hard work out of accounting nut out the legals and logistics.
Ray Sclafani You've Been Framed. How to Reframe Your Wealth Management Business and Renew Client Relationships
Reframe «wealth management» to achieve sustainable success in financial services You've Been Framed™ is a step-by-step guide for achieving ultimate profitability and sustainability for your financial advisory firm. Whether you're a savvy entrepreneur ready to dominate your competitors, or a more experienced advisor moving toward selling your practice, this guide will help you proactively reframe your business. You'll learn how to grow your pipeline of prospects, win the next generation of clients, and deepen your business so it can thrive without you—leaving you free to pursue what matters to you. Build your business on a holistic foundation of wealth management and assemble the team that will take you to the top as you develop a whole new perspective from which to offer your services. Transform your role from «directive advisor» to «trusted advocate.» Completely shift the paradigm, and make yourself the de facto solution to your clients' wealth management issues. Whether it's the firm with which you're affiliated or the types of products and services you offer, you've been «framed.» As a wealth management advisor, your clients have little understanding of what you do or why you do it. Even your team may have the wrong idea. This book helps you clarify and demonstrate the value of your knowledge and skills, so you can frame your work on your own terms. Build and showcase your enterprise value Renew client relationships and attract new demographics Become a leader with proven team-building tools Shift your role from advisor to advocate If you haven't effectively led discussions to co-create what your business stands for—and what differentiates it from competitors—you're losing talent, prospects, and business. You've Been Framed™ gives you the perspective you need to thrive in the new financial environment, and achieve sustainable success.
The easy way to help your kid start a business Do you have a budding entrepreneur on your hands who's anxious to bring the next great business idea to life? Make their dream come true with the accessible, expert help in Starting Your Own Business. Written with young learners in mind, this book walks your child through the steps that turn a bright idea into a profitable business. An extension of the trusted For Dummies brand, Starting Your Own Business speaks to juniors in a language they can understand, offering guidance and actionable plans to turn their business idea into a reality. From setting goals to putting together a plan that encourages others to help them get their idea off the ground, it offers everything kids need to get their business started and make it grow. The book features a design that is heavy on eye-popping graphics that hold children's attention The content focuses on the steps to completing a project A small, full-color, non-intimidating package instills confidence in the reader Basic projects set the reader on the road to further exploration Children are notorious for their huge imaginations. Now, their ideas can live in the real world—and translate to real profit—with the help of Starting Your Own Business.
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned retail entrepreneur, Retail Business Kit For Dummies shows you how to start and run your business in today’s retail marketplace—from your original dream and the day-to-day operation to establishing a connection with customers and increasing your sales, both on the Web and at a brick-and-mortar shop. In this practical, how-to guide, retail expert Rick Segel shares his expertise and reveals what it takes to be successful. You’ll get a handle of the basics of launching and growing your business, from writing a business plan and finding a great location to hiring and keeping great staff. Find out how to meet and exceed customer expectations, create a positive shopping experience, provide top-notch customer service, and earn customer loyalty. Discover how to: Launch a successful independent retail business Create a Web site that shines Connect with customers and increase sales Handle legal and accounting issues Design stores that really work Practice the 10 keys to retail selling Use management practices proven in the trenches Make visual merchandising work for you Make your new venture succeed beyond your wildest dreams with a little help from Retail Business Kit For Dummies! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials found in the print version of this title are not included as part of eBook file.
The fast and easy way to construct a winning business plan If you're looking to establish, expand, or re-energize a business, the best place to start is with a sound business plan—and this new edition of Business Plans Kit For Dummies is here to help you get you started. From getting your hands on start-up money from investors to successfully growing or reimaging your venture, it offers everything you need to craft a well-defined business plan that will set you on a course to get your business moving in the right direction. Are you unsure how to draft objectives for managers or deal with displacement? Are you new to hiring employees and need help grasping the ins and outs of creating a new business? No worries! Business Plans Kit For Dummies is brimming with all the tools and expert guidance you need to bring a successful business plan to life and keep your company afloat in any economic environment. Including the latest tips and resources, and packed with lots of helpful examples and sample forms, it offers everything you need to craft a winning business plan and increase the likelihood your business will not only survive, but thrive! Create a sound business plan and clear mission statement Establish and assess your goals and objectives Get start-up money in any economy Increase your business' chances of financial success If you're a small business owner, investor, or entrepreneur looking for expert guidance on developing and implementing a strategic plan to help your business succeed, Business Plans Kit For Dummies has you covered!
There is an ongoing transition process in many manufacturing companies in terms of moving from the traditional role of selling products towards new business direction, value added sales or value selling. This transition process has also affected the role of salespeople in terms of shifting their role from product sales orientation towards business solutions orientation. The greatest challenge to be addressed is to move away from the product orientated sales process and to instead concentrate on the value selling process, based on offering the impactful value of business solutions which can improve customers’ business processes. This is why value added sales or value selling strategy is of crucial importance as well as spatial proximity to customers in order to nurture and develop relationship. The main purpose of this thesis is to describe and explain the value selling strategy in general and its impact on sales development with focus on ESAB Brazil.