Get Backed, Get Big, Get Bought: Plan your start-up with the end in mind

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Wiley, Apr 3, 2009 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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For entrepreneurs and business owners alike, this is your ticket to serious money.

Fact 1: Business is all about making money.

Fact 2: Personal satisfaction is great, but it doesn't pay the bills.

If your main ambition is to make big money from your business, you're already on the right track. Over 4 million people start up businesses in the UK each y ear but only 1% become millionaires. Start with the end in mind and you could be one of them.

Colin Barrow, bestselling start-up author and business investment specialist, shows you how to shape up for a sale right from the world go:

Get Backed - secure big investment

Get Big - create real value and strong growth

Get Bought - dress the business and negotiate a killer deal

With practical advice, tools and stories from those who have done it, you'll find out how to guide your start-up business towards the payday of your dreams.

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About the author (2009)

Following a career in business where he held senior staff and line positions, including that of managing director of a substantial manufacturing enterprise with multi -plant and multi-country operations he was Head of the Enterprise Group at Cranfield School of Management, a leading European Business School, for ten years. He has been a visiting professor in universities in the US, Europe and the Far East. For five years he was a non-executive director of a high tech venture capital fund, has sat on Government task forces and is now strategic advisor to a number of business owners. As well as his own books he currently writes freelance, ghost writing and 'Anglicising' books for American authors and lectures extensively on business topics.

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