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

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

by Ephren W. Taylor

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If anyone knows what it takes to be an elite entrepreneur, it's Ephren Taylor. Author of the 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. Just five years later, he built a technology company that became a multimillion-dollar enterprise. At age 23, he took AmoroCorp (later, City Capital) public. Now 27, Taylor, the youngest ever African-American CEO of a publicly traded company, appears weekly on FOX News and has been featured on "20/20," PBS, Black Enterprise and CNN Money, as well as his own infomercial. In The Elite Entrepreneur: How to Master the 7 Phases of Growth & Take Your Business from Pennies to Billions, Taylor relays his years of successful business experience to take the guesswork out of entrepreneurialism. Full of anecdotes, tips, strategies and resources, The Elite Entrepreneur gives readers advice on what Taylor has identified as the essential seven phases of business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935618621
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 301 KB

About 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,, 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 (, a blog for would-be writers hoping to get published in this challenging marketplace.

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