Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions

Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions

by Nick Friedman, Omar Soliman
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Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions by Nick Friedman, Omar Soliman

Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman started the multimillion-dollar franchise College Hunks Hauling Junk when they were just twenty two, and they’ve been having the time of their lives ever since. What’s their secret?
 
That's just it—there isn't one. There's no fancy software or complicated business schemes. No outside investors or quirky market niche. They just followed 10 common-sense commandments to building a straightforward, fun, and successful business that does a simple job well. Anyone can understand it, and anyone can do it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307587992
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 939,757
Product dimensions: 8.44(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

NICK FRIEDMAN and OMAR SOLIMAN started College Hunks Hauling Junk in 2005 when they were only twenty-two years old. Since then, College Hunks Hauling Junk has grown into a multimillion-dollar franchise and the nation's premier junk removal service, and has been profiled in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Nick and Omar have been named among the top Under 30 Entrepreneurs in America by Inc., and in 2007 the International Franchise Association named them the Youngest Franchisors in America.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael E. Gerber ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 From a Van to An Empire: Nurturing Our Inner Entrepreneur 5

Chapter 2 The Business Commandments for the Twenty-First Century Entrepreneur 32

Chapter 3 Get Ready: The Making of an Entrepreneur 44

Chapter 4 Hustle and Grow: Creating Your Business Foundation 63

Chapter 5 Till Death Do Us Part: Creating Partnerships Without Fists 87

Chapter 6 Playing the Game: A New Spin on a Traditional Idea 102

Chapter 7 People Equity: Building Staff and Client Loyalty 113

Chapter 8 Evolution of a Brand: Standing Out in a Crowed Landscape 136

Chapter 9 Generation Text: New Technology Meets a Traditional Business 162

Chapter 10 Death of the Salesman: Optimizing Your Ability to Make the Sale 181

Chapter 11 Systemizing Your Business for the Long Haul: Using a Franchise Model Even If You Don't Franchise 198

Chapter 12 Simple Business, Smart Money: Turning Ideas You're Passionate About into Profit 214

Chapter 13 Keeping Your Edge: Working Smarter and Playing Harder 233

Acknowledgments 251

Index 255

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Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You see these guys on the news and internet and if like me assume it is all a bunch media spin. The book definitely informs you it is not. The book tells you not only how they got ahead but also gives great advice as to how you can get ahead as well. I loved it!!!
highriserealtor More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the lay out of this book. It was well written in a format that was not only easy to read but very enjoyable as well. First, the ten commandments approach to building a business was very helpful. It gave example and detail of how not only to start a business but to see it through and get it up and running. I loved the way Nick and Omar expressed taking control of their lives by starting a business. That's really what I'm trying to do with my own career and this is truly a valuable resource. Second, I loved the idea of making your dream a vision! It really made me reflect on the fact that everyone has dreams but those who really get ahead see it through to becoming a vision in there lives. Thirdly I loved how the strategic elements of seeing that vision through was laid out. It gave real life examples of not only successes but of mistakes as well. Most authors would have possibly left out the mistakes but in mistakes a lot of learning takes place as well. I loved the honesty and candid approach in this book. If you want an informercial ten step plan this book is not for you but if you want a REAL example and plan for your own endeavors this book is definitely for you! I loved it and will highly reccommend it to anyone looking for that real life approach to taking there dreams to the next level.
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cbatt More than 1 year ago
Nick and Omar have not forgotten where they came from. Their honesty and helpful tips will let anyone know that they can start their own business if they desire. It's a reminder for those who have tried to Try Again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book after a friend recommended it to me and I was pleasantly surprised. I have been thinking about opening up my own business for quite some time and this book answered many of my questions I had about how I could start hitting the ground running. It provides a great deal of knowledge about the mental approach in how to tackle starting your business and how to keep it going once you start it. I love how they were no afraid to specifically detail out there past successes and their failures. For example in ch 3 it discussed how they invested a large quantity of money into a warehouse that they were going to use for sorting and resale that cost them tons of money and a 3 yr lease as well. Where most authors might have simply left this out it provided valuable insight and let me know that these were normal people too! If they could do it then so could I! I will highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to start there own business and take hold of their own dreams!
BreeBree1985 More than 1 year ago
This book really made me erase a lot of my preconceived notions about what it took to start a business. I used to think I was to "ordinary" a person to achieve big things like starting a business. This book really inspires me to step out, work hard, and make my dreams become more than just dreams!
MikeMatthews More than 1 year ago
This book gave me a new insight that I had never had before. It was very well written and gave me a perspective not only on business sense but life sense as well! I would definitely reccomend this book!