Starting From Scratch: Secrets from 22 Ordinary People Who Made the Entrepreneurial Leap [NOOK Book]

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Do you ever get that sick feeling on Sunday night as you think about the daily grind awaiting you on Monday? Do you daydream about the joys of being your own boss? Do you sketch out plans for your own business, one that actually excites and inspires you? If so, congratulations! You?ve reached the tipping point?that critical moment when you know you?re ready to flee your job for the freedom of your own enterprise. In Starting from Scratch, Wes Moss shares with you the passion, values, and inspiration that led ...
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Starting From Scratch: Secrets from 22 Ordinary People Who Made the Entrepreneurial Leap

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Overview

Do you ever get that sick feeling on Sunday night as you think about the daily grind awaiting you on Monday? Do you daydream about the joys of being your own boss? Do you sketch out plans for your own business, one that actually excites and inspires you? If so, congratulations! You’ve reached the tipping point—that critical moment when you know you’re ready to flee your job for the freedom of your own enterprise. In Starting from Scratch, Wes Moss shares with you the passion, values, and inspiration that led people just like you to exit Corporate Street and merge onto Entrepreneurial Avenue. Successful entrepreneurs from 21 different industries and business concepts—a lawyer turned gourmet baker, a paralegal turned yoga studio owner, a saleswoman turned designer shoe retailer, to name a few—reveal secrets guaranteed to put you on the road to independence. In this fully updated and revised edition, Wes Moss offers the latest on the entrepreneurs featured and lessons from those who didn't make it. Plus, a new introduction features the latest trends in entrepreneurship and discusses how he's applied the book's advice to his own business and watched his business grow four times its original size. Whether you’re new to the workforce or in the midst of a major midlife career change, Starting from Scratch will leave you with hefty doses of practical advice and inspiration—everything you need to turn a passion into a viable, fulfilling business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607142171
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Kaplan, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,386,702
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)
  • File size: 450 KB

Meet the Author

Wes Moss bootstrapped his first ventures when he was in his teens, turning his businesses into award-winning, prosperous enterprises. He is now a practicing Certified Financial Planner in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his partners manage more than a quarter of a billion dollars for people from all walks of life with one common goal—to make the most of every penny they have saved. Featured on CNBC, The Today Show, MSNBC, Fox and Friends, Live with Regis and Kelly, Good Day New York, Good Day Dallas, and National Public Radio's "Market Place," and host of the weekly “The Wes Moss Show” on WGST in Atlanta, Moss was a contestant on The Apprentice with Donald Trump. He is also the author of Make More, Worry Less: Secrets from 18 Extraordinary People who Created a Bigger Income and a Better Life.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xiii
Harness What You Have     1
Go Global!   Valerie Johnson     5
Find the Love   Maria Churchill     15
Desperately Seeking Challenge   Dany Levy     23
Confidence   David Helfrich     33
Common Vision   Ian Gerard     43
Decisive Progression   Connie Grunwaldt     53
Have a Cause   Warren Brown     63
Underestimate Your Obstacles     73
Keep It a Secret   Sara Blakely     77
Embrace the Unconventional   Jon Shibley     87
Keep It Weird   Steve Bercu     95
Resiliency   David York     103
Work the System   Alan Thompson     113
Notice Your Network     123
The Power of PR   Matt Lindner     127
Charm   Roberta Slemaker   Chuck Slemaker   Howard Lerner   Lynda Lerner     137
The Power of Friendship   Dave Babson     147
Mentors   Susan Flores     157
Communicate   TimO'Leary     167
Take the First Step     177
Surrounding Support   Jen Velarde     183
Live Your Own Brand   Kimberly Wilson     193
Patience   Willa Levin     201
Achieve Balance   Jen Klair     211
Tireless Energy$dGiovanni The Margarita King     221
Conclusion     229
About the Author     233
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