So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur: How to decide if starting a business is really for you

So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur: How to decide if starting a business is really for you

by Jon Gillespie-Brown


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So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur: How to decide if starting a business is really for you by Jon Gillespie-Brown

Jon Gillespie Brown brings his extensive mentoring experience tobear in this new handbook for would-be entrepreneurs. So You Wantto Be an Entrepreneur? contains a series of mentoring sessions,each carefully thought out to make you consider and plan your lifebased on your passions, ambitions and ultimate visions. By activelytaking part in each of the exercises, you give yourself the bestchance of succeeding as an entrepreneur, or the sufficient clarityto decide what other career options are best suited to you.

Explore your real goals, hidden talents, passions, assets andcore skills. The simple self-discovery tools in the book will makeit easy for you to analyse this information and take the next stepstowards your entrepreneurial dreams with total confidence.

'Read this book if you plan to be an entrepreneur, find out whatit's really like before you make the leap!' Doug Richard,entrepreneur, business investor and former member of the Dragons'Den TV programme

'Before I invest in a business at an early stage I want to knowthe founders knew what they were getting into. I would suggest theycheck out if they measure up to the demands of the ups and downsrequired to be a successful entrepreneur by reading this bookfirst.' Richard Farleigh, Author Taming the Lion: 100 SecretStrategies for Investing and former member of the Dragons' Den

'The key to entrepreneurial success is understanding what typeof entrepreneur you are, and then doing business in a way that istrue to yourself, and above all, one that brings you personalhappiness and fulfilment. This book will help you decide whether alife of an entrepreneur is for you.' Rachel Elnaugh, entrepreneur,business speaker and former member of the Dragons' Den

'Very few people truly consider the hard work, disappointment,frustration and crushing lows that every Entrepreneur experiencesalong the journey. Jon's book is a must read for anybody ready totake the leap!' Richard Parkes Cordock, author of MillionaireUpgrade and creator of Millionaire MBA Business MentoringProgramme

'The only form of safe employment is self-employment. Irecommend anyone considering the entrepreneurial path to read thisbook.' Geoff Burch, International Speaker and author of Go ItAlone: The Streetwise Secrets of Self-Employment

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841128030
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jon Gillespie-Brown brings his extensive mentoringexperience to bear in this new handbook for would-beEntrepreneurs.
Jon Gillespie-Brown is the founder and CEO of a number ofsuccessful hi-tech companies. In tandem with his Entrepreneurialcommitments Jon actively promotes the concept of 'contribution' and'giving back' and has provided mentor support to students at theLondon Business School for six years. he is also a Mentor atStanford University, California where a number of his businessesand family are now based.

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Table of Contents

Why you Should Buy This Book.




So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?


Dreaming big Dreams.

Your Passion - What are you willing to do for the rest of yourlife?

The Entrepreneur Test - Is Starting A Business Right ForYou?

Check your entrepreneurial quotient with our fun quiz.

Mentor Session 1 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship.


Top ten ways to answer the ultimate question - do I want tobecome an entrepreneur?

What is an entrepreneur?

Research into entrepreneurs.

The top ten traits of successful entrepreneurs.


Mentor Session 2 - Entrepreneurs Uncovered.

Top ten myths about entrepreneurs.

What makes people become an entrepreneur?

Are you feeling like an entrepreneur yet?


Mentor Session 3 - Entrepreneurial Lifestyle.

What's life like being an entrepreneur?

Ten great things about being an entrepreneur.

The story of an entrepreneurial beginning.


Mentor Session 4 - Deconstructing You - Part 1.

Taking a personal inventory and assessing your currentresources.

Audit your business history and abilities.

Management skills evaluation.

Personality evaluation.


Your health position.

What interests you in life?

What about your family and network?

Have you considered the ideal lifestyle for you?

Mentor Session 5 - Deconstructing You - Part 2.

What's your personal motivation?

A story about finding your personal mission.

Vision, Purpose and personal mission statement.

Identifying personal criteria that will fit your newbusiness.

It's not all about the 'money' or being a 'millionaire'.

Make an 'I want' list.

Mentor Session 6 - Is It Really For Me?

Getting over the fear of starting out.

Anyone can become an entrepreneur at any life stage.

The young or 'student' entrepreneur. 

Making the transition from the corporate world.

You can be an 'geriatrepreneur' when you are over 55 too.

Top ten excuses for not becoming an entrepreneur.

Finding the courage to go for it.


Take the 'rocking chair' test before you give up on yourdream.

Mentor Session 7 - Make Sure You Take Your Loved Ones WithYou.

Achieving a life of balance.

Getting the balance right at home.

Your friends and family.

Your circle of influence.

Mentor Session 8 - Are You Ready to Be AnEntrepreneur?

So what are your answers to the ultimate question - do you wantto be entrepreneur?

Top ten ways to answer the ultimate question- do I want tobecome an entrepreneur?


Answer Key.


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levans83 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book with many ideas in my head about starting my own business and it is well worth the money. The book encourages you to think about the lifestyle you want and how hard you're prepared to work to achieve it. The exercises are a nice touch in the book to evaluate your own drive and ambition. You won't be disappointed.
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