Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur: A Business Dragon's Guide to Success
Lessons in business success from the newest Dragon in town
You no longer have to enter the Dragon' Den to get expert startup advice. In Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur, Shaf Rasul distils his vast experience and knowledge into a practical business startup guide that takes you smoothly and successfully from idea to exit.
Are you in?
With tips and advice from Shaf, as well as examples and anecdotes from inside and outside the den, you'l discover exactly what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. From starting up to buying and selling, from business plans to number crunching, Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur shows you how to do it right first time. You'll fin out:
Who’s the Man?
Frequently featured in The Sunday Times Rich List, Shaf Rasul made his fortune in IT, property and asset management. In 2008 he was 19th in a Management Today survey of the UK's top 100 entrepreneurs and is one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 40. He co-presents the BBC's Dragons' Den spin off, Dragon's Den Online, an internet and mainstream TV phenomenon.
"Shaf really knows his stuff – if you believe in your business, and want it to succeed, then read this book."
"Seriously good advice for would-be entrepreneurs and those already in business, Shaf’s 'tricks of the trade' tell you to do things properly – and this book shows you how."
"Shaf has never hidden behind tired old clichés or business jargon – he's a straight-talking tycoon who tells people openly and honestly how to become a success in the cut-throat business world."
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EXIT ITS IN LARGE LETTERS AND LIT UP FOR A REASON
Chapter 3BUY THE RIGHT BUSINESSES
INVEST IN PEOPLE NOT IN PRODUCTS
What is a great idea?
Productmarkets How doyou get seed capital?
TENKEY THINGS TOKNOW ABOUT BUSINESS FINANCE
MAKE ABUSINESS PROFITABLE FAST Sell the businessimmediately
DRIVE A HARD BARGAIN
Do you know what youwant? Do you know what you need?
SELL BUSINESSES FOR A PROFIT