Have you ever dreamt of owning your own business but thought it was an impossibility? Do you recognize a need that is not being met or a system that could work more efficiently? Are you looking for freedom to work when and how you choose in a way that adds value to your community? Reading The $100 Start Up just might be your best first step. Here are five reasons why.
Author Chris Guillebeau lives what he teaches. Deciding early on to live a different life and answer only to himself, Guillebeau has developed multiple micro-businesses that have enabled him to work on his own terms from every country around the world. He's the real deal.
Based on both his own experiences and interviews with 1500 successful entrepreneurs, The $100 Start Up provides both fact-based evidence and interesting narratives that prove anyone with drive can succeed in a start up. Guillebeau shares stories of multiple micro-business owners who launched successful endeavors in everything from the travel industry to custom clothing design to information publishing.
Guillebeau reminds readers that we all have natural skills as well as developed interests that can be profitable if we know how to use them in a way that serves others. This book helps readers ask the question "How can I help people more?" and develop a business model that answers that question.
The $100 Start Up covers everything from developing a business idea to the steps for getting started right now to monitoring the business on a daily, biweekly, and monthly basis. Guillebeau recognizes that those steps may look different depending on what you're offering, and he provides options to address those differences.
If nothing else, The $100 Start Up provides the encouragement and inspiration to evaluate what you have to offer and the nudge to get started. Guillebeau's stories and advice are as relevant today as when the book was first published a decade ago. Visit the accompanying website https://100startup.com/ to see more.
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookseller.