A s a recent college graduate, there is no better time to take risks—especially when it comes to making career choices. Too often, young employees find themselves in unfulfilling jobs with little chance of advancement. But with the right advice, they can strike out on their own and chase their dreams. Author Robert Tuchman knows what it takes to break free of a frustrating job and build a career on your own terms. In Young Guns, he shows readers how to start out on a business venture, how to gain a client base, how to keep those clients, and what they need to sacrifice along the way in order to succeed. Young entrepreneurs will learn how to:
• formulate their great idea
• identify their strengths
• develop a realistic business plan
• get out and meet the right people
• capitalize a venture
• make a business stand out in a crowded marketplace
• find and get along with a business partner
Filled with real-life examples of entrepreneurs under 35 who have made it to the top, this is the book that will show readers how to go for the gold and lead a passionate, daring, and successful life.
From the Inside Flap
When Robert Tuchman graduated from college, he had a burning desire to follow his passion and make a name for himself. He was quickly forced to abandon his dream of being a sports writer, eventually accepting a position as a stockbroker trainee. Like many graduates, he soon realized that he was completely unfulfilled in his new job. “There has to be something better than this,” he decided.
In Young Guns, Tuchman shows how you can pursue your own dreams of making it big and breaking free from the pack. In addition to his own, he tells the incredible stories of other young guns who fulfilled their dreams, including three PayPal employees named Steven Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim, who started a little website called YouTube, where users could upload, view, and share video clips. Using their unparalleled marketing savvy, design skills, and a hunger to create something of their own, they turned the site into a phenomenon. Eventually, these three young guns sold their site to Google Inc., for $1.65 billion.
Entrepreneur Tuchman shows you that you can break out on your own and achieve your dreams. He explains how to start out on a business venture, and what you need to sacrifice along the way in order to succeed. As a young gun himself, Tuchman is an expert on taking risks and starting your own business. Tired of working at a job with little prospect of advancement, he formed his own company—Tuchman Sports Enterprises—out of a corner of his apartment with one phone and a fax machine. Within two years, his company was named to the annual Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies.
With his hard-won advice, you will discover how to:
· Connect your work to what you love.
· Start working your plan, whether you’re ready or not.
· Find the right partner, and avoid the wrong one.
· Set priorities for that all-important first year.
· Court clients and keep them coming back.
· Build a great team.
· Overcome failure and learn from it.
· Maintain good relationships with your vendors.
There is no better time to take a chance than when you’re young, bold, and have very little to lose. The young guns in this book prove that taking risks and breaking free from the pack really does pay off.
Robert Tuchman is the Founder of TSE Sports & Entertainment, a company he started out of his one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan at the age of 25. TSE has gone on to appear on Inc. 500’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies. Tuchman now serves as President of Premiere Corporate Events, a division of Premiere Global Sports. He has appeared on “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” the CBS Morning News, CNN, NBC, BET, and has been the subject of features in USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur. He lives in New York City.