Young Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur's Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, Apr 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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As a recent college graduate, there is no better time to take risks—especially when it comes to making career choices. Too often, young employees find themselves in unfulfilling jobs with little chance of advancement. But with the right advice, they can strike out on their own and chase their dreams. Author Robert Tuchman knows what it takes to break free of a frustrating job and build a career on your own terms. In Young Guns, he shows readers how to start out on a business venture, how to gain a client base, how to keep those clients, and what they need to sacrifice along the way in order to succeed. Young entrepreneurs will learn how to: • formulate their great idea • identify their strengths • develop a realistic business plan • get out and meet the right people • capitalize a venture • make a business stand out in a crowded marketplace • find and get along with a business partner Filled with real-life examples of entrepreneurs under 35 who have made it to the top, this is the book that will show readers how to go for the gold and lead a passionate, daring, and successful life.
 

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Contents

1 Why Not Me?
1
2 The Decision
5
3 The Big Idea
19
4 The First Test and the First Plan
33
5 The Partner Principle
49
Getting Started
63
7 Priorities for That First AllConsuming Year
75
8 You Are the Company
91
11 Back Up Your Sell
137
Your Team
145
13 Celebrate Failure Reward Success
159
14 Your Vendor Relationships Matter
171
15 By the Numbers
183
16 Why Not You?
189
Online Resources
197
Index
211

Our Generations Great Equalizer
107
10 Service Is What Youre Selling
121

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Robert Tuchman is the Founder of TSE Sports & Entertainment, a company he started out of his one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan at the age of 25. TSE has gone on to appear on Inc. 500’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies. Tuchman now serves as President of Premiere Corporate Events, a division of Premiere Global Sports. A frequent guest on "Your World with Neil Cavuto," he has also appeared on CNN, the CBS Morning News, BET, and has been the subject of features in USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur.

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