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Build the Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business If You're Not a Rich White Guy

Kathryn Finney

On the jacket, the "a" in the word "damn" is replaced with a star.

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Book Information

Publisher: Portfolio
Publish Date: 06/07/2022
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9780593329269
ISBN-10: 0593329260
Language: English

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November 17, 2022

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The Wall Street Journal Bestseller featured in Bloomberg, Fast Company, Masters of Scale, the Motley Fool, Marketplace and more. An indispensable guide to building a startup and breaking down the barriers for diverse entrepreneurs from the visionary venture capitalist and pioneering entrepreneur Kathryn Finney. Build the Damn Thing is a hard-won, battle-tested guide for every entrepreneur who the establishment has left out. Finney, an investor and startup champion, explains how to build a business from the ground up, from developing a business plan to finding investors, growing a team, and refining a product. Finney empowers entrepreneurs to take advantage of their unique networks and resources; arms readers with responses to investors who say, "great pitch but I just don't do Black women"; and inspires them to overcome naysayers while remaining "100% That B*tch."

Don't wait for the system to let you in--break down the door and build your damn thing. For all the Builders striving to build their businesses in a world that has overlooked and underestimated them: this is the essential guide to knowing, breaking, remaking and building your own rules of entrepreneurship in a startup and investing world designed for and by the "Entitleds."

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