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Startup! The best kept secrets of the successful business and the most deadly mistakes to avoid. Whether new business or old -- simply, what works and what does not.
***Learn the ten most important characteristics to entrepreneurial success
***Discover what type of entrepreneur you and your team members are
***Screen opportunities like an investor to get investor-like returns
***Plan for successful action
***Test drive your future business before you invest in it
***Find and manage the talent you will need to win
***Establish the foundation for your best future
Throughout the book you will be given examples illustrating the principles - some of them humorous and some of them outright bizarre. Because it is written from experience, Startup! provides the kind of inside knowledge that just doesn't exist in any other book. The street-smarts that most people have to learn from trial and error over many years.
For example: Did you know that less than one in four hundred - that's less than 0.25% - of the new companies that start every year in the U.S. are started with institutional venture capital? Startup! will show you what people really do to start their ventures.
This book is the result of extensive experience with entrepreneurs, investors, inventors and executives. The result of starting and investing in companies, reading hundreds of plans, vetting hundreds of deals and forming all types of business relationships from joint ventures to investments and acquisitions.
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As I look over past experiences with companies large and small I see that the basic principles in this book can be generalized. Whether we are starting a business, investing in one or looking into a new venture as an employee or executive of an established company--the principles are very much the same. Unfortunately, so are some of the misconceptions.
I truly hope that this book will help entrepreneurs and investors of all sorts--whether within established companies or starting new ones. I hope also that it helps them come more quickly to their special keys to success and that it helps them to avoid some of the pitfalls that are some common as to be cliches.About the Author:
Kevin Schehrer is president of The Startup Group a startup consulting company in Boulder, Colorado that works primarily with startups and early stage companies nationally. He has co-founded, or helped through startup, more than thirty companies, and through his various business relationships and work in venture capital has seen the inner workings of hundreds of others. After seeing much of what works, and much more of what doesn't, he decided to write this book to help entrepreneurs prepare and start their companies while benefiting from the lessons learned by so many others.
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Book Description R O I Pr Llc, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110971771405