Make It Happen: The Prince's Trust Guide to Starting Your Own Business

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 28, 2010 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Foreword by Prince’s Trust Chairman and founder of Carphone Warehouse Charles Dunstone.

Includes advice and guidance from James Caan, Mike Clare and many more top entrepreneurs.

The first all-encompassing start up guide from the UK’s most respected business charity.

The Prince’s Trust has been helping people start their own businesses since 1983…now you can make it happen too. Make It Happen brings together, for the first time, these years of wisdom and expertise. Now everyone has access to The Prince’s Trust’s unique start-up advice…for just the price of this book.

This is a one-stop shop for starting and running your own business – a definitive guide that covers everything you’ll need to know and do to start the business you’ve always dreamed of.   Including:

  • Coming up with your business idea
  • Getting funding
  • Writing your business plan
  • Finding an office
  • Making your first sales
  • Dealing with the finances
  • Real life stories from successful entrepreneurs

 Everyone dreams of working for themselves and making their own fortune – come on, stop dreaming and Make It Happen.


The Prince’s Trust helps change young lives. Founded in 1976 by HRH The Prince of Wales, The Trust works with disadvantaged young people to get them into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust also provides financial and practical support to inspire young entrepreneurs as part of its Enterprise Programme.  It is very proud to have the support of some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs who are committed to supporting the next generation of young businesses.


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Two Forming a business
Three Marketing and sales
Four Managing your money
Five Where to work
Six The legal bit
Seven Selling yourself
Eight Mentors and role models
Nine Going for growth
Ten Writing a business plan

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