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- Language: English
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From the Publisher
"A marvelous resource for anyone looking to start a business - packed with good ideas, including the pros and cons of each concept."
Stephen R. Covey
Author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
& The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
"These are not just small business ideas, they are smart business ideas...you'll learn a great deal from these words of wisdom."
David Meerman Scott
Bestselling Author, The New Rules of Marketing and PR
"Comprehensive, insightful and a must-read for today's entrepreneur."
BBC's Dragons' Den
Do You Know What The Hottest NEW Small Business Ideas Are In The World Today?
Hi. My name is Terry Kyle. You may have seen me recently in Entrepreneur magazine and also featured in The Washington Post, on MSNBC and Fox Business News. That recent article about seasonal small business is on my Amazon blog below.
As a former advertising Creative Director and Copywriter who's worked for many years with a huge range of clients including Pepsi, Kellogg's, Thomas Cook, IBM and McDonald's, I love seeing aspiring entrepreneurs really flourish through brilliant business innovation. That's why I've spent the last year and a half of my life putting together this book for you. My girlfriend has only recently started talking to me again.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How Exactly Will 400 Latest & Greatest Small Business Ideas From Around The World Benefit Me?
A. If you are thinking about starting your own business - even part-time while you have a normal 'day job' - the thorough research in this book will:
- SAVE you a lot of MONEY by showing you what new business ideas are working NOW rather than you wasting money on dated or untried concepts. Yes, pet rocks and sea monkeys are over. Or are they?
- SAVE you a lot of TIME by showing you tons of real world new small businesses, examining the pros and cons of each and giving you the details to look at their pricing and marketing tactics - for free!
- HELP you find a great new small business that best suits YOUR own personality and therefore build a more enjoyable lifestyle suited to Y-O-U. We're talking the F word here, FREEDOM!
- GIVE you loads of brilliant 'Guerrilla Marketing' know-how to market, advertise and sell either for no-cost or ridiculously low costs. Given that crippling overheads destroy many business start-ups, this detailed tactical information will give you the best possible chance of success.
- GET you on the road to living life on your own terms. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can get there and if you follow the advice in this book, you have the best possible chance of making it. It won't be easy and you (probably) won't get rich overnight, but following these blueprints ALREADY WORKING from other successful entrepreneurs can make it happen.
Q. So How Many So-Called 'Big New Business Ideas' Are There In The Book?
A. Over 400 separate and explained new REAL business ideas are listed in the book. I've pasted in a couple of actual sample pages below to give you an idea of the format and style.
Q. OK Tough Guy, But Aren't These Just Vague 'Wishful Thinking' Kind Of Business Ideas?
A. Absolutely not. Sure, a great idea is pretty cool BUT a successfully executed new idea is worth much, much more. Why? As an entrepreneur myself, I know that a new idea that is ALREADY gaining traction and proving successful cuts YEARS off the development and implementation of that idea.
That is the whole point of 400 Latest & Greatest Small Business Ideas From Around The World.
By using this book, you can find a great new business idea or two TODAY that suits your personality and desired lifestyle, model yours on the ones in the book and save years of time and loads of money that has ALREADY been spent getting that new business idea running successfully. Neat, huh?
Q. What Is The Best New Business Idea In The Book?
A. I get asked this question an awful lot and my answer is usually this: the best new business idea in the world is that one suits YOUR individual personality and YOUR desired lifestyle.
For some people, running a new Indoor Skydiving Center would be heaven on earth (this is a brilliant business by the way and discussed in the book) though it may not suit others.
Though I recognize that they can be a terrific form of business, I personally don't want a new style of vending machine business - it just isn't me.
That's why I've included over 400 great new actual, REAL small businesses in the book - so that YOU can find the one or two that suit YOUR personality so that YOU can live life on YOUR terms.
Q. How Much Money Do These New Business Ideas Cost?
A. It varies enormously though I'm a 'Guerrilla Marketer' at heart and most of the businesses listed in the book have a very low financial downside AND can be set up in parallel to your current 'normal' job to make the transition to your own successful small business that much easier.
Here's the bottom line...
What if YOU could be among the FIRST entrepreneurs in YOUR local area to apply a brilliant NEW small business from ANOTHER part of the country or world?
Honestly ask yourself:
Will 2010 be just like 2008 for you?
Full of frustrating Small Business RESTLESSNESS?
Or is it time to ACT by INVESTING $20 in YOUR future now?
About the Author
Terry Kyle's professional background includes screenwriting, playwriting, PR, broadcast journalism and copywriting for some of the world's largest blue-chip companies. While completing a medal-winning BA at Griffith University in Brisbane in 1994, Terry wrote and directed a feature-length science-fiction telemovie, Terrain, a science-fiction thriller, which was subsequently screened several times by the Nine Network. Nine were Australia's #1 broadcaster then, though they slipped to #2 after screening Terrain and have never recovered. Terry holds a Masters degree in Teaching Drama & English from the University of Sydney. In 2004, he appeared as Maloy in a satirical digital feature entitled Wango & Maloy which he co-wrote and co-produced. During the 1990s, he worked as a copywriter and creative director in `through-the-line' marketing and advertising agencies such as Chapman & Lester and MarketSMART on clients like Pepsi, Kellogg's, Thomas Cook, Commonwealth Bank and AIS in Thailand. He has been involved in numerous business ventures in Australia over the past 20 years and currently resides in North London, England. Apart from his cheeky girlfriend, Terry's main loves in life are Salsa, Japanese sports cars, marinated tofu, Kurt Vonnegut, acoustic folk-rock like The Church, paisley shirts, Bruce Dawe's poetry, Thailand, golden retrievers, Canada's Rocky Mountains, John Pilger's documentaries, Kyokushin karate and seahorses. He is the founding editor of TheWorldsBiggestBooks.com and, as you read this, is busy working on his beloved yellow laptop on the next `World's Biggest Book of Something'.
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shark-repellent (how the?)
gizmo-watch (I don't know how to build a damn watch)
doll doctor/doll hospital (wtf)
customized sleeping bags (how can I build this???)
inkless pen that never runs out (how the)
gay wedding planner (lol)
...you see. These are ideas alright, but how on earth am I going to engineer an inkless pen? Anyone can write a book on ideas...but I want ideas that everyday people like me can turn into reality and gain a profit.
Whether it is a full time endeavor or part time project to bring in extra income, readers will find this extensive small business guide to be a valued asset. Kyle delivers an in- depth analysis of starting a small business. The guide is more than a list of the latest and greatest small business ideas. It gives a detailed account to budding entrepreneurs regarding the tools and skills required to make a small business a success. A fundamental message Kyle imparts is that "the key difference between a great idea and a killer small business is action." That is, you must have the "will" to act.
Kyle provides thorough and constructive tips that will help you chart your own entrepreneurial destiny. He teaches readers how to avoid taking a financial risk, how to minimize costs that include making the most from your advertising budget, minimizing overhead, how to get you idea and message to the public, and strategies on how to work with clients, staff, and creditors. He delivers the best attributes for a successful small business.
The book will give small business owners the tactics to gain a competitive edge. As well, there is an extensive list of 400 of the latest and greatest small business ideas that include the strengths and weaknesses of each. Small business ideas such as the customizable "My Monopoly Game," are creative, unique, and imaginative. As well as providing simple small business etiquette rules, many inspiring quotes such as "It's not what you sell that matters. It's how you sell it," and "profitability keeps business alive, not mere sales," will inspire people who are determined to succeed.
Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services
For example, chapter six is on saving money - an idea we never have too many tips on! Some "insider secrets" apply to any well-organized person as well as to a business. Chapter 14 is nearly 60 pages of money makers that can be run from home, complete with pros, cons and real world examples. This is a fascinating chapter for anyone with passions or hobbies, as it offers concrete examples for taking those interests to another level - even if one's goal is not income.
I wasn't fond of the quotation section or the miscellaneous advice at the end, typeset to look like quotes from the Dalai Lama or Einstein. But skipping those parts, the book is worth its weight in gold, more than enough to surpass its price. (And those chapters will appeal to others.)
As a well-read, experienced business consultant, I laughed aloud, oohed and ahhed at Kyle's collection of simple concepts I'd never thought of, such as a deterrent for sharks, cheeseburger in a can (both from the unusual ideas chapter) or umbrella vending machines (great!).
A lot of books, conferences and reports have appeared in the last decade or so with the word "guerrilla" in their titles - meaning "taking by stealth," "unanticipated vanquishing." Kyle isn't pompous enough to name 400 Ideas "guerrilla," but it would be if carried in every briefcase and lunchbox for that next humiliating new ruling at work. You can open any page, get an idea equal to putting on your super hero suit, and fly away to freedom!
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