The Entrepreneur Equation: Evaluating the Realities, Risks, and Rewards of Having Your Own Business
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What We're Saying
We've been talking a lot about entrepreneurship lately here, and the discussion continues today around a recent book by John Bradberry, called, 6 Secrets to Startup Success: How to Turn Your Entrepreneurial Passion Into a Thriving Business. I first met author John Bradberry at the 2010 800-CEO-READ Author Pow Wow and was intrigued by his realistic view of business in an era where the popular message was to simply follow passion. As we discussed, and as John digs deep into within his book, is that passion is not nearly enough to create success. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Carol Roth's new book, The Entrepreneur Equation: Evaluating the Realities, Risks, and Rewards of Having Your Own Business, is the truth serum needed by anyone interested in starting their own company. For some, it might be slightly bitter to taste, but the healing effects go a long way in the battle against blindly following passion into financial ruin and crushed dreams. Literally energized by her book, I immediately sent her a few questions. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Business Strategist and Deal Maker Carol Roth visited Milwaukee last week for our LeaveSmarter series, sponsored by M&I Bank/BMO Financial Group, and Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. For those unfamiliar with Carol's work, she comes from the investment banking industry, having raised over a billion dollars in venture capital, as well as completing multi-millions of dollars in mergers and acquisitions for her clients. Her philosophy is solid, but straight-truth, as she calls it, "Tough Love For Business. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
I spent some time in Chicago yesterday with author and business strategist Carol Roth, and marketing technology strategist Phil Gerbyshak. We talked about a wide range of perspectives, from small business, to authors, bloggers, and more, and one central theme started to develop: small organizations have the flexibility to change, and the proximity to their customers, to make big things happen. Here's a glimpse into one of those conversations: Feeling inspired to start your own small business? READ FULL DESCRIPTION
As I (and many others) have noted, women business book authors make up a very small percentage of the category, and while the number is growing, often books by women are more niche-oriented or geared toward the personal, so don't get the powerful push or word-of-mouth that more general business books get. So I'd like to spend a little time talking about the books written by women that have landed on my desk recently: This spring, Anne Kreamer's book, It's Always Personal, first intrigued me--no, touched me--due to the personalized publisher copy being used to promote the book. Kreamer wrote: I was told when I started work that if I wanted to be professional, I should never let my feelings show at work--that emotion had nothing to do with success. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
- Save money, time and effort by avoiding business ownership when the time isn't right for you.
- Identify and evaluate the risks and rewards of a new business based on your goals and circumstances.
- Evaluate whether your dreams are best served by a hobby, job or business.
- Gain the tools that you need to maximize your business success. The Entrepreneur Equation is essential reading for the aspiring entrepreneur. Before you invest your life savings, invest in this book