The Elite Entrepreneur: How to Master the 7 Phases of Growth and Take Your Business from Pennies to Billions

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If anyone knows what it takes to be an elite entrepreneur, it’s Ephren Taylor.

Author of a 2009 Wall Street Journal bestseller Creating Success from the Inside Out, Taylor started his first business venture at age 12, when he began making video games. By age 17, he built a multimillion-dollar technology company and took a company public at age 23.

Now 27, Taylor appears weekly on FOX News and has been featured on 20/20, PBS, Black Enterprise ...

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Overview


If anyone knows what it takes to be an elite entrepreneur, it’s Ephren Taylor.

Author of a 2009 Wall Street Journal bestseller Creating Success from the Inside Out, Taylor started his first business venture at age 12, when he began making video games. By age 17, he built a multimillion-dollar technology company and took a company public at age 23.

Now 27, Taylor appears weekly on FOX News and has been featured on 20/20, PBS, Black Enterprise and CNN Money, and even his own infomercial as the youngest ever African-American CEO of a publicly traded company.

In The Elite Entrepreneur: How to Master the 7 Phases of Growth & Take Your Business from Pennies to Billions, Taylor, with Rusty Fischer, relays his years of successful business experience to take the guesswork out of entrepreneurialism. Full of anecdotes, tips, strategies and resources, The Elite Entrepreneur and Taylor identify and gives readers advice on the essential seven phases of business:

•Startup
•Branding
•Sales
•Hiring
•Innovation, joint ventures and partnerships
•Stock offerings
•Charity and social entrepreneurship

The Elite Entrepreneur contains a checklist to help readers determine what their next steps should be.

This book will provide the reader — young or old, doctorate or GED-holder — the motivation and tools to break the mold and become an Elite Entrepreneur.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935618058
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 591,764
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Ephren W. Taylor is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and the CEO of two publicly traded companies, one of which is recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “Top 100 Socially Conscious Corporations in the United States.” Named by The Michigan Chronicle as one of the top “10 people making a global difference,” at 27 years old, Ephren Taylor is the youngest African-American CEO of any publicly traded company in U.S. history. Taylor began his career as a video-game developer at the age of 12 and built a multimillion dollar technology company, GoFerretGo.com, by the age of 17.

A nationally recognized authority on personal wealth and entrepreneurial business development, Taylor appears regularly on FOX News and CNBC and has been featured on such network shows as ABC’s "20/20," PBS and Montel Williams. He also has regular appearances in print and radio media including Black Enterprise and The Miami Herald.

His 2009 Wall Street Journal bestselling book “Creating Success from the Inside Out” (John Wiley & Sons), serves as an expose of the mindset of today’s multimillionaires while defining success as not only attaining wealth, but how to utilize it. As a result, he’s become a frequently requested speaker and panelist across the country.

A successful freelance ghostwriter for nearly a decade, Rusty Fischer and his clients have been published by Wiley & Sons, Simon & Schuster, Hay House and Kaplan Publishing. Rusty also runs Requested Material (requestedmaterial.blogspot.com), a blog for would-be writers hoping to get published in this challenging marketplace.

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  • Posted November 22, 2010

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    The route to success as an Elite Entrepreneur.

    Ephren Taylor's The Elite Entrepreneur: How to Master the 7 Phases of Growth & take Your Business from Pennies to Billions is a creative and practical guide intended for the entrepreneur seeking to learn how to better succeed in the business world. With applicable strategies that will help to smooth the journey to professional achievement, this book is replete with tips and suggestions for all business owners, regardless of their degree of success thus far. Whether in financial distress or experiencing triumph, the proven methods in this informative book provide insight into what it takes, according to the author, to succeed on a day-to-day basis in the business world; simply put: "dogged determination and resourcefulness."

    Indeed, this book plainly reveals just how Ephren Taylor "transitioned from a traditional entrepreneur to an Elite Entrepreneur." With complete candor, this young author calls upon his past mistakes in order to show the reader how to overcome specific challenges often faced in business. This best-selling author and former CEO of two publicly traded companies, one of which has been lauded by The Wall Street Journal as one of the "top 100 Socially Conscious Corporations in the United States," offers a wealth of information for start-up businesses from a unique standpoint-gained from having attained success in multiple industries.

    This is a must read that will enable the reader to "see things from multiple perspectives," as the author shares his business experiences that amazingly originate from as early as 12 years of age. From memos that teach clarity in communications to challenging the reader to move away from staunch, preconceived notions often taught in school, this book has it all. The author states, "Everybody wants to be an entrepreneur. But do they realize what it takes to become one?" as he exposes the many misconceptions about becoming a business success. From hiring to firing, The Elite Entrepreneur: How to Master the 7 Phases of Growth & take Your Business from Pennies to Billions is at once insightful and inspiring as it details "in a very holistic way" the route to success as an Elite Entrepreneur.

    So, if you are willing to take on the challenges of becoming a success in the business world, you should not hesitate to delve headlong into this book that "stands in a league of its own," as evidenced by the fact that nearly every company and initiative with which Ephren Taylor has been involved, "has experienced accelerated growth." Now, you too can begin to understand the principals and strategies behind elite entrepreneurship.

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