The One Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business

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Crown Publishing Group, Apr 29, 2008 - Business & Economics - 144 pages
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Mega-bestselling author Ken Blanchard and celebrated business leaders Don Hutson and Ethan Willis present an inspiring story that reveals the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

In THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR, Ken Blanchard (coauthor of the #1 bestselling business classic The One Minute Manager), Don Hutson, CEO of U.S. Learning, and Ethan Willis, CEO of Prosper Learning, tell the inspiring story of one man’s challenges in creating his own business. Through a powerful and engaging narrative, we confront many of the typical problems all entrepreneurs face in starting up their business, from finding new sources of revenue to securing the commitment of their people and the loyalty of their customers. More important, we learn the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur, including how to build a firm foundation, how to ensure a steady cash flow, and how to create legendary service. In addition, the book offers invaluable advice, delivered through One Minute Insights, from such entrepreneurs and thinkers as Sheldon Bowles, Peter Drucker, Michael Gerber, and Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.

Today, in the midst of the largest entrepreneurial surge in U.S. history, four out of five small businesses continue to fail. THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR offers businesspeople and would-be entrepreneurs a treasure trove of wisdom on how to think, act, and succeed in creating and sustaining a business, no matter what their industry.

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I have read many books over the years in relation to business and how to look after employees, I found that this has been an inspiring book, especially if you follow it, because it has put it all together and in perspective. There are many books written and they all seem to back most of these principles. I personally have applied the 10% tithing and 10% into a savings account and found that it really works. I have also spoken about it to a friend, who then proceeded save 10% and she has commented numerous times how fantastic it has been in growth. E-Myth Entrepreneur is also at the top of my list of books for business. 

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A great little book to remind us of the common sense involved in successful entrepreneurs. Remember what is important it's not getting rich. A handy no nonsense quick humbling guide.

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Growing in Knowledge
Learning the C raft
Catching the Entrepreneurial Bug
A Door Opens
Launching the Company
Financial Growing Pains
Creating Legendary Service
Helping People Soar Like Eagles
Ego Issues
Turning Things Around
Putting It All Together
Building a Legacy

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Ken Blanchard is an internationally bestselling author and motivational speaker whose books have sold more than eighteen million copies in thirty languages. He lives in San Diego, California.

Don Hutson is the CEO of U.S. Learning, a training firm that delivers innovative, high-impact solutions to improve learning in organizations. An active speaker, Hutson was on the founding board of the National Speakers Association and served as its third president. He is the author of several books and lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Ethan Willis is the CEO of Prosper Learning, Inc., a winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and a global leader in entrepreneurial coaching, with more than 150,000 students in seventy-six countries. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

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