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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (May 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071753931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071753937
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jim Beach is a serial entrepreneur, Radio Host at School for Startups Radio, International Speaker, and founder of International Entrepreneurship (internationalentrepreneurship.com).
Chris Hanks is an entrepreneur and lecturer at the University of Georgia, where he is Head of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Terry College of Business.
David Beasley worked for twenty-five years as a reporter and editor for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. His stories have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, Bloomberg News, and GlobalAtlanta.com. His new book "Without mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime and Corruption in the Deep South" comes out in January 2014.

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This is a great book, very practical and easy to understand.
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I think at the end of the day this book will help you get to the point of action and will change the way you think.
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I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to start a business.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on April 26, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is my first review on Amazon as I don't read books as often as I should; however, I give you my word that I am true to everything I tell you. I have been a business owner for over 6 years (E&D Granite City, Inc. in Lawrenceville, GA for credibility) and I purchased this book after going to a seminar by Jim and Chris at my local chamber of commerce. Every word they said spoke to me and applied to my situation so I decided to give the book a try. The book basically tells the story of every mistake I've made and every success I've had throughout these past 6 years. Although I had already learned much of the content in the book the very hard way, it was still an amazing read that gave me lots of new ideas and also revealed to me that everything I'm doing at the moment is correct which meant very much to me. Had I read this book when I started, I would've saved lots of money definitely, but mostly a lot of time, health, and patience which you can never regain (things can get stressful at times). Not only would I recommend this book to anyone, I advice you and encourage you to read and analyze every word carefully.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Elias R. on July 5, 2011
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5 Stars! This book will help you save precious time and money (Your life!) by removing the major risk factors involved with starting a business. Too many "entrepreneurs" throw caution to the wind and fail at starting a business because they are consumed by the idea of the business and then are overwhelmed by the realities of overhead which ultimately snuffs out their potentially thriving business. The authors of the book peel back the realities and threats of starting a business and give practicable tips on how to grow a successful business from the ground up, all while keeping your day job. The authors offer creditable stories of the companies they have started and the major successes and challenges they have had to overcome. They even add expert advise on the vast opportunities available in global trade markets. So, whether you are a mom-and-pop operation looking to sell Silly bands to your friends or a more sophisticated Law firm, this book has something for you. Great read!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By athensjavahut on July 6, 2011
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Just like his classes. Great book. Wish it went a little deeper, but still a great read. Great life examples. Can't wait till next book. Just to add the pressure :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LindsayB920 on July 19, 2013
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Excellent resource, highly recommend. I believe anyone considering starting their own business will find this book valuable. I loved the examples the author provided of actual businesses. The practical suggestions - don't quit your job until you're already earning significant income, start multiple business at once, the "corridor" approach - really resonated with me. I read the book in two sittings and walked away inspired to move forward with my business idea.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jacob.Amazon on June 16, 2011
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This book combines qualities that are often hard to find in a single book: inspiration and practical advice. This in itself mirrors that which makes successful entrepreneurs:The ability to be inspired by an idea while practically executing to the point where you are bringing in money each month. The best part is the book is centered around low risk. You don't have to lose your shirt to start your own thing.

School for Startups debunks many commonly held notions that "entrepreneurship" is only for supper successful tech guys or an that it's excuse that unemployed people throw around. It is by real people who run real businesses (summer technology camps, truck exporting, painting, etc...). It features a host of successful small business owners with stories similar to you and me. The stories themselves encouraged me onto new ideas and action.

I think at the end of the day this book will help you get to the point of action and will change the way you think. It did for me.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fred the lawyer on June 17, 2011
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I've been to two seminars by Jim & Chris. This book brings weeks worth of classwork into one volume. These guys have lived this life and they know what they're talking about. If you are serious about standing on your own then get this book and do what these guys say. Pretty soon your business will be up and making you independent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Noss on July 21, 2013
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This was a great book. Easy to read and understand but also gave more specific ideas and examples than most books of this type. Also had a great reference section.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. DiNa on June 22, 2011
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This is a great book for new entrepreneurs! I just started an apparel company and learned great tips on how to take my business to the next level! The authors have started numerous businesses and offer great insight on starting your own business without quitting your day job. If you are a business owner, or you want to own your own business, you must grab a copy of this book!
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