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School for Startups: The Breakthrough Course for Guaranteeing Small Business Success in 90 Days or Less Paperback – June 9, 2011
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
The Bootstrap Rules, starting on page 50, are the highlight of the book. This is a list of 23 rules for business owners who need to start a business on a shoestring budget. There is some great advice here, and it should be very valuable for all entrepreneurs starting out. Most businesses fail because they overextend themselves in one way or another, and this book will guard against that. The first 5 Bootstap Rules are:
Get Operational Quickly
Look For Quick Sales
Offer High-Value Products
Forget the Crack Team of Recruits
If you are looking for one good reason to get the book, this list of 23 helpful rules is it. The other real highlight of the book are the examples the author gives. Inspirational stories are scattered throughout, and they will help point you in the right direction. Recommended. The only reason I gave it four stars is because it ended quicker then I would have liked. Would have been nice to include a "further reading list" as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An inspiring and a must read for small business managers. It contains practical info gleaned from real life businesses. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Manwere Watananga
Phenomenal reading! I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. Its content is very well illustrated and provides great examples and suggestions to begin your own business and manage... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Heydy Saavedra-Pernesiglio
this doesn't provide any practical advice and find it very repetitive. For example, in chapter about international business, i was looking for more practical advice like tips on... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon User
A must read for entrepreneurs and practical advice for anyone to consider before starting a business. Full of resources in the bookPublished 13 months ago by David Avery Jr.
One of those useless books with the fake stories and minimum practical advices. Unluckily, the book market is flooded with that type of books, being written for profit only. Read morePublished 13 months ago by LeSang
Not bad. However, I was expecting more considering all the high reviews. I found this slightly repetitive at times and feel like there could have been more information rather than... Read morePublished 13 months ago by MR