Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business: How to Launch and Grow a Business from Concept to Cash

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From the ABC hit show "Shark Tank," this book-filled with practical advice and introductions from the Sharks themselves-will be the ultimate resource for anyone thinking about starting a business or growing the one they have. Full of tips for navigating the confusing world of entrepreneurship, the book will intersperse words of wisdom with inspirational stories from the show. Throughout the book, readers will learn how to:
  • Determine whether they're compatible with the life of a small business owner
  • Shape a marketable idea and craft a business model around it
  • Plan for a launch
  • Run a business without breaking the bank (or burning themselves out)
  • Create a growth plan that will help them handle and harness success
  • Pitch an idea or business plan like a pro

Responding to the fans' curiosity about past show contestants, readers will also find approximately 10 "Where Are They Now" boxes in which they learn what happened to some of the most asked-about and/or most popular guests ever to try their luck in front of the Sharks-and what they learned in the process.

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About the author (2013)

Michael Parrish DuDell is an author (Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business), speaker, and entrepreneur. Before founding his current company race + vine, Michael was the editor of ecomagination.com--GE's cleantech and sustainable innovation site--as well as the host of ecomagination.com's web series Green Room Live. Prior to that, Michael served as managing editor of The Domino Project--a publishing company started by marketing guru Seth Godin and powered by Amazon.com. Michael has spoken for and consulted with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s, including such well-known organizations as American Express, L'Oreal, Kraft, Visa, and many more. He is a One Young World Ambassador, a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and an advisor to numerous companies, including the New York Tech MeetUp--the largest tech organization in New York. Learn more at MichaelParrishDuDell.com or on Twitter @notoriousMPD.

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