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Bootstrapping Your Business: Start and Grow a Successful Company with Almost No Money Paperback – June 7, 2007
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We come from a background of very little business experience, but a lot of experience with technology. A lot of our business education has been through trial and error. If I had read this book earlier I would have avoided a lot of those errors.
I haven't read Inc a lot or a lot of other business books so I don't know if the information in this book was recycled from those, but that is irrelevant to me. I only care if this book is a good one and in my opinion, it is.
All the other books I have bought on starting and growing a tech business spent too many pages on how to get venture capital, how to find investors, how to please investors, how to solve problems with investors, etc. We have none of those problems. This was the first book that adressed the exact problems that we have had - about 10 problems that have caused us a lot of headache - that we would have avoided if we had read this book earlier. The book offered solutions that I had not thought of but wish I had.Read more ›
I had been in business my entire life (family business, then others) and then started my own profitable, work from home, business but yearned to do something more. I stepped out from my comfort zone and had an idea from my enterprise consulting days on a product that would be needed by every business with a website in the future. Instead of calling around to refine the idea, I spent the money from my original profitable business investing in R&D and prototyping and working insane hours for over five months and through the holidays before I ever called a potential customer. I had some remedial demonstrations and then started identifying and pursuing potential customers. My contacts at some very large companies loved the idea but I learned the painful truth outlined in Greg's book - although they loved the idea, I couldn't get anyone to buy it. My discussions ultimately led to a consulting arrangement which brought in some much-needed cash, but I couldn't get the product sold and had to shelve it. Had I read Greg's book and tested my idea first before my investment, things may have been much different, and I could have lasted longer to get through the sales learning curve.Read more ›
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I was given a free copy of this book and I have to say, it's a pretty good book. You get good tips and advice on staying motivated and sticking to your goals. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Greg Strandberg
Inspirational. When on your own Me I need to hear feed back from others this does that.Published 5 months ago by Douglas E.
Co-founded a design/manufacturing business and grew/operated it for 11 years. Recently started reading entrepreneur books to round out my view of entrepreneurism. Read morePublished 15 months ago by John Neumann
Highly recommend for anyone considering business ownership but concerned about not having starting capital or even a product in mind. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Wiley Reader
A great oversight of how to get a business off the ground with minimal capital investment and lots of hard work.Published on March 4, 2014 by chad bailey
All too often business books are written by great communicators, but not necessarily with business experience. Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by Book Lover
Most of the advice that people get about starting a business, obtaining a loan and writing a business plan are just not practical or accurate. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by John L. Halstvedt
Bootstrappers are different type of startup. Innovators innovate products for tomorrow. Entrepreneurs try to de-risk the innovated business model. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Pro
Bootstrapping Your Business is a must buy for any business person who wants to live the American dream. The ideas are practical, the solutions proven and the words inspirational. Read morePublished on April 15, 2013 by Tamara Hall