A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur's Spirit:: Find Your Passion and Live the Dream, Volume 1

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Xlibris Corporation, Jun 18, 2009 - Self-Help - 286 pages
A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit – find your passion and live the dream features entrepreneurs’ true short stories written to inspire, energize and teach the reader. The stories include adversities, challenges, triumphs, and successes experienced by the entrepreneur to help readers discover passion and basic principles they can use to live the entrepreneurial dream. Touching both the head and the heart, the stories feature entrepreneurs from ages 21 to 94 representing a diverse range of business types, sizes, and income levels. Stories are presented in a “can do” optimistic format, opened with relevant inspirational quotes, and closed with key success factors, recommended books, entrepreneurs’ websites, and editor’s notes. Featured entrepreneurs include Scott Klososky from Oklahoma, who sold his last company for $115M. Scott believes that building businesses is a noble act and that entrepreneurship has made the U.S. economy the powerhouse that it is. Evelyn Echols, an entrepreneur from Chicago recently celebrated her 94th birthday and is still involved in entrepreneurial ventures. Ms. Echols believes that this era is the perfect time for young people to consider entrepreneurship. Evelyn owned and operated Echols International Travel School for 35 years and just published her second book with Walter Cronkite writing the foreword. Particularly relevant in today’s economy, Katherine Sansone of SANSONE+ PR and Marketing firm in Oakland, California started a business because she was tired of being laid off and wanted to control her own destiny. She now represents notable clients worldwide and discusses changes she had to make in her business with personnel including using contract management rather than having employees. Tamara Dujmovic and Robert Sterpin, two successful entrepreneurs from Izola, Slovenia, Europe (the former Yugoslavia), discuss their business strategies and illustrate the possibilities of entrepreneurship in a society where owning a business was not an option prior to 1991. In the current economic climate, entrepreneurs must work harder than ever before to differentiate their businesses from the competition. Key success factors such as passion, customer service, relationships, work ethic, integrity, determination and perseverance are reiterated throughout the book. A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneurs’ Spirit – find your passion and live the dream will include a series of books with the first book featuring 58 entrepreneurs from five countries and 18 states within the U.S. Future books will be published as editions of A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit. The series will include Volumes I, II, and III, a Women Entrepreneurs’ Edition, an Internet Entrepreneurs’ Edition, a Global Entrepreneurs’ Edition, a Disabled Entrepreneurs’ Edition, an African American Entrepreneurs’ Edition, a Native American Entrepreneurs’ Edition, a Social Entrepreneurs’ Edition, an Australian Entrepreneurs’ Edition and others. Over 50 potential editions have been identified. CDs with selected stories in the entrepreneur's voice will follow. A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit will bring inspiration, motivation, and knowledge to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be put in a fund to help the next generation of entrepreneurs with start-up funds. To inquire about being an Editor for A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit send an e-mail and your vita to the founder Jeretta Horn Nord at jeretta@acupofcappuccino.com. For the format and guidelines for writing a story, click on "Submit Story." www.acupofcappuccino.com
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
Submit Your Story
19
Entrepreneurship Is a Team Sport Joe Eastin
29
From Passion and Persistence to Purpose and Prosperity
35
Life Strategist Elizabeth Grace Saunders
45
LIVING THE DREAM
53
Staying Power Kayhan Hellriegel
61
Living the American Dream Adel Nasreddine
67
Entrepreneurship in the TwentyFirst Century
141
My Willful Endeavor Mark Marney
150
The Hot Mommas ProjectNeed I Say More?
159
ITS ALL ABOUT THE SERVICE
163
Breaking the Barriers Marilyn Ihloff
179
Happiness Jennifer Horn Hillburn
195
ITS ALL IN THE FAMILY
213
When the Water Flows So Does the Cash James Redding
229

Living with an Entrepreneur Nancy Stansberry
75
FINDING A NICHE
81
Building a Big Miniature Empire Craig Martyn
90
A Strong Heart and a Never Quit Attitude Lee Roberts
100
TAKING ACTION
107
Dr Dr K Donald F Kuratko
113
Do What You Want Jack Allen
119
DotCom Millionaire by Age Nineteen Kieran ONeill
128
Success Comes with Responsibility Joe Alcorn
134
KNOWLEDGE THROUGH EXPERIENCE
237
From No Street to Wall Street Bob Rader
243
Rules for Life as an Entrepreneur John A Brock
251
PERSEVERANCE IS THE KEY
259
The Head and the Heart of the Entrepreneur
265
It Happens Because I Say So Louis Lautman
276
Key Success Factors
283
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