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"A must-read for any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur! This practical guidebook provides the 'nuts and bolts' of starting, operating, and growing your business."
-- Nancy Upton, Ph.D., director, Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship, Baylor University
Includes an information-packed, Trouble-Shooting Guide covering 265 critical topics.
Straight Talk for Anyone Considering the Purchase of This Book
If you're thinking about starting a business, or an overworked entrepreneur wondering why your business isn't making faster progress, Guts & Borrowed Money is for you.
To start a business takes guts and money; to keep it going and growing takes other talents and resources. This book tells what you need to know to start your business, ensure its survival, and grow until you have around 200 employees. It isn't your usual "how to" book. It's straight talk, advice, and the successful strategies of an unrepentant entrepreneur who has already learned "how to" and can save you time, trouble, and money.
I started with two employees. Twenty-four years later, when I sold out, there were 400 employees. Along the way, I purchased five small companies and sold four. As a CPA, then as a lawyer, and later as a business consultant, I have worked with many owners to solve a multitude of business problems. I still do. Out of these years of experience came the common-sense, practical, real-life answers and solutions found here.
Part One gives you basic information about the stages your company will go through as it starts and grows. I suggest you read this straight through. Part Two discusses 265 specific problems or situations common to nearly every small business.
Look through the table of contents or index to find subjects of importance to you. You're holding valuable advice to help improve the quality of the business game you want to play as well as your final score.
I am in the process of trying to open my own company. This book gives a pretty good general overview on what you will need to get started, and hopefully to be succesfull.Published on January 11, 2007 by S. Eggert
It offers reinforcement for those things that I already knew I should be doing and insight into ideas that I had not thought of. Read morePublished on April 21, 2001 by John Kleiber
SOMETIMES I FEEL RIPPED OFF AFTER BUYING A BOOK. THIS DEFINATELY WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE TIMES.Published on March 31, 1998
As a founder of a two-year old business, I also found many valuable insights in this book. The reader gets the sense that Tom Gillis has gone through so many experiences that have... Read morePublished on October 26, 1997
This has it all!
The only book you'll need for starting and running your own business.
I read Mr. Gillis' book along with an Entreprenuership textbook in my MBA Entrepreneurship class at Houston Baptist Univeristy (HBU) in Houston, Texas.
I found Mr. Read more