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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business; 3 Rev Upd edition (April 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385348541
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385348546
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"For the real goods, go straight to Mariotti's book."
--Inc. magazine

"The Young Entrepreneur's Guide is the bible of self-help. It not only tells the story of many young people who have made the journey to success and self-respect, but shows step-by-step how you can do the same."
--Jack Kemp

About the Author

Steve Mariotti is the founder and president of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a non-profit organization that has taught over twenty-five thousand young people across the country how to start their own small businesses.

More About the Author

Steve Mariotti is an American entrepreneur and author. He is the founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). He founded NFTE in 1987 after his work as a special education teacher in some of the toughest schools in the New York City school system showed him that student interest in learning could be increased through the lens of entrepreneurship. Since its launch, Mariotti has led NFTE to reach more than 350,000 young people through programs in 21 states and 10 countries.

Mariotti, a native of Flint, Michigan, is an alumnus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also studied at Harvard University, Stanford University, and Brooklyn College.

Mariotti's work has been documented on national TV, including ABC Evening News and 20/20. He has co-authored more than 30 books on entrepreneurship that have sold over a million copies.

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I recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of starting their own business.
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This book is is gives a lot of information in a simple, very easy to understand format.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M on May 30, 2014
Format: Paperback
For several months I have been praying for a summer job for my kids. They are great babysitters, pet sitters, and hard workers. Two of them have already started small businesses centered around their creative interests and skill, but there is a lot to learn. Considering this I was quick to request The Young Entrepreneur's GUIDE TO Starting and Running A Business, Turn Your Ideas into Money when I found it available for review. One of my daughters picked it up off my desk (they each have a habit of doing that!) and dashed off to her room to read. When I went looking for it, I found it with 4 colorful sticky bookmarks.

Steve Mariotti has written an in-depth book encouraging your people to seriously consider turning their interests and talents into money-making ventures, maybe even creating their own summer job. His experience as a public high school teacher in some of New York City's most disadvantaged neighborhoods was the start of Mariotti's decision to found the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. It is a joy to hand this book back to my daughter, to let her glean for the knowledge and inspiration within.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Jones on May 7, 2014
Format: Paperback
I am currently reading The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money! and my feedback on this book is is gives a lot of information in a simple, very easy to understand format. Personally, I have been reading small business books, blogs, and articles for the last several months, so it has a lot of information that I didn't necessarily need. Also, I like that it gives a lot of information on financing your business, but oddly it barely mentions the SBA loan assistance programs in the financing chapter. I like the success stories that book features, a little inspiration never hurt anyone!

Also, the book is updated in the sense that it doesn't ignore social marketing online, crowdfunding and green practices that you mostly don't see in other finance/marketing/business books.

Another thing I wish it had more information on cooperating-employee owned businesses. I was looking for more information on the topic, but this book does not contain it. Although, the book is less than 500 pages, if they were to explain every detail, it would be much lengthier. Another thing I really like is throughout the book it recommends other books on the related chapter, so instead of trying to fit all small business information and advice in one book, they give credit to other writers.

My last complaint about this book is that it states in book on Pg 413 (start of chapter 22) that the next chapter is a blank business plan workbook with worksheets. It says to read the sample business plan first which follows on the next page but afterwards there is NO blank business plan. What gives? Did I miss something??
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Format: Paperback
My husband and I own our own business. We are very committed to teaching our children to "be a maker, not a taker". So when I had the opportunity to review "The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business" by Steve Mariotti, I was a little more than intrigued.

This book is fabulous. It covers just about everything one would need to start and successfully manage a business, marketing, money management, and so much more. It covers terminology that might be unfamiliar to teens and young twenty-somethings, and is loaded with success stories that are believable and motivating.

Our oldest will be in 9th grade next year and I am planning to use this has part of her homeschool curriculum. When paging through the book, she thought it look interesting and is looking forward to working through it together in school

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Format: Kindle Edition
If you or your teen are interested in starting a business, you will definitely want to read this book. It's intended for high school students, college students, and anyone else that has has no entrepreneurial experience. It goes through just about everything involved in starting and running a business, illustrating the different topics with stories of successful entrepreneurs.

While most of the business books I've read cover only one type of business, this book was very comprehensive of all business types, financing options, marketing, investing, and so forth. It also has examples, a glossary, and concrete ideas. While it doesn't spend too long on any one topic, it gives a good overview. It's not the only business book you'll need to read, but it should be one of the first. It explains everything in easy to understand language and includes vocabulary definitions along the way.

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Format: Kindle Edition
Ever since that entrepreneur business class in high school, I’ve known that at some point in my life I'll become a successful entrepreneur. Or at least try my best to achieve that goal without actually knowing when or how this will happen. Plus, being that I’m always changing my mind I can personally say, "I know how difficult it is to come up with the perfect business plan & actually sticking with it!” However with ith that said, thats how the cover and the title of this book originally got me interested in wanting to learn more.

Within its pages it will illustrate stories of other entrepreneurs like yourself and how they started a business. Plus I love the idea of turning something you enjoy, like hobbies, skills and what your interested into something more, an actual income! Luckily with this book you’ll be covered from head to toe on the basics. Like how to become a successful entrepreneur from the ground up and how to keep it running full speed ahead.
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