So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur: How to Decide If Starting a Business is Really for You

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 8, 2008 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Jon Gillespie Brown brings his extensive mentoring experience tobear in this new handbook for would–be entrepreneurs. So You Wantto Be an Entrepreneur? contains a series of mentoring sessions,each carefully thought out to make you consider and plan your lifebased on your passions, ambitions and ultimate visions. By activelytaking part in each of the exercises, you give yourself the bestchance of succeeding as an entrepreneur, or the sufficient clarityto decide what other career options are best suited to you.

Explore your real goals, hidden talents, passions, assets andcore skills. The simple self–discovery tools in the book will makeit easy for you to analyse this information and take the next stepstowards your entrepreneurial dreams with total confidence.

PRAISE FOR SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR
′Read this book if you plan to be an entrepreneur, find out whatit′s really like before you make the leap!′ Doug Richard,entrepreneur, business investor and former member of the Dragons′Den TV programme

′Before I invest in a business at an early stage I want to knowthe founders knew what they were getting into. I would suggest theycheck out if they measure up to the demands of the ups and downsrequired to be a successful entrepreneur by reading this bookfirst.′ Richard Farleigh, Author Taming the Lion: 100 SecretStrategies for Investing and former member of the Dragons′ Den

′The key to entrepreneurial success is understanding what typeof entrepreneur you are, and then doing business in a way that istrue to yourself, and above all, one that brings you personalhappiness and fulfilment. This book will help you decide whether alife of an entrepreneur is for you.′ Rachel Elnaugh, entrepreneur,business speaker and former member of the Dragons′ Den

′Very few people truly consider the hard work, disappointment,frustration and crushing lows that every Entrepreneur experiencesalong the journey. Jon′s book is a must read for anybody ready totake the leap!′ Richard Parkes Cordock, author of MillionaireUpgrade and creator of Millionaire MBA Business MentoringProgramme

′The only form of safe employment is self–employment. Irecommend anyone considering the entrepreneurial path to read thisbook.′ Geoff Burch, International Speaker and author of Go ItAlone: The Streetwise Secrets of Self–Employment

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This book may be a little bit of work, but I thought the mentoring sessions were fun to do and helpful, no matter if I want to start a business or not. Read full review

Review: So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur: How to Decide If Starting a Business Is Really for You

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This book may be a little bit of work, but I thought the mentoring sessions were fun to do and helpful, no matter if I want to start a business or not. Read full review

Contents

Top ten ways to answer the ultimate question Do I want to become an entrepreneur?
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What is an entrepreneur?
Research into entrepreneurs
The top ten traits of successful entrepreneurs
Lessons
Top ten myths about entrepreneurs
What makes people become an entrepreneur?
Are you feeling like an entrepreneur yet?
Your health position
What interests you in life?
What about your family and network?
Have you considered the ideal lifestyle for you?
Whats your personal motivation?
Vision purpose and personal mission statement
Identifying personal criteria that will fit your new business
Its not all about the money or being a millionaire

Lessons
Whats life like as an entrepreneur?
Ten great things about being an entrepreneur
The story of an entrepreneurial beginning
Lessons
Taking a personal inventory and assessing your current resources
Audit your business history and abilities
Management skills evaluation
Personality evaluation
Accomplishments
Make an I want list
Getting over the fear of starting out
Anyone can become an entrepreneur at any life stage
Top ten excuses for not becoming an entrepreneur
Finding the courage to go for it
Lessons
Achieving a life of balance
So what are your answers to the ultimate question do you want to be entrepreneur?
Top ten ways to answer the ultimate question do I want to become an entrepreneur?
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Jon Gillespie-Brown brings his extensive mentoring experience to bear in this new handbook for would-be Entrepreneurs.
Jon Gillespie-Brown is the founder and CEO of a number of successful hi-tech companies. In tandem with his Entrepreneurial commitments Jon actively promotes the concept of 'contribution' and 'giving back' and has provided mentor support to students at the London Business School for six years. he is also a Mentor at Stanford University, California where a number of his businesses and family are now based.

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