How to be a Successful Entrepreneur explains how to improve the odds and make your own luck. It will help you to steer clear of potentially catastrophic risks and errors while spotting and exploiting good opportunities. The author addresses crucial decisions such as: How do I recognise a good opportunity? When should I take a risk? When should I cut my losses? When is the best time to sell a thriving business? How do I know what's best for me? Full of fascinating real-life examples, referring to topics such as the failure of Barings bank and the success of Dyson, Dell computers and Patek Philippe, as well as business changing decisions made by companies such as Coca Cola, How to be a Successful Entrepreneur is an essential read for anyone who wants their business to be on a solid footing.
A compilation of actual business plans developed for small businesses throughout North America.
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The Lean Startup
by Eric Ries
Call Number: HD62.5 .R545 2011
Publication Date: 2011-09-13
Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business. The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on validated learning,o rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it's too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.
starting up your own business is one of the most exciting and fulfilling things you can do - and it can make you extremely rich. but how do you get it right? you can do it too which brings together the collective wisdom of successful entrepreneurs in the form of 20 essential things you must do when starting up a business such as: choose the right name, get a mentor, protect your idea and build a great team. each lesson in this valuable blueprint is illustrated by a real entrepreneurial story which looks at why it is important and how you can incorporate it into your own business venture. you can do it too is your first step to starting your own successful business. it is an inspirational masterclass for all budding entrepreneurs.