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Becoming an Entrepreneur: Do You Have What it Takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Norman Evans

ISBN 10: 0473174707 / ISBN 13: 9780473174705
Published by Norman Evans, 2010
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Title: Becoming an Entrepreneur: Do You Have What ...

Publisher: Norman Evans

Publication Date: 2010

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st.

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Written with the busy entrepreneur in mind, Norman Evans' book Becoming an Entrepreneur is the perfect tool for anyone who has thought about starting their own business.

Many people wonder if they could be called an entrepreneur and some think about becoming an entrepreneur Norman helps you work out whether entrepreneurship is right for you.

Reading this book will help you decide whether to become an entrepreneur; it will guide you through the behaviors you will need to cultivate in order to become successful in your business.

Using Norman s advice you will be able to take confident steps as you set up your business so that the best entrepreneurial behaviors are harnessed to grow your business. Being aware of common pitfalls you will gain peace of mind about the progress of your business through the key stages of growth from start-up to maturity.

Many entrepreneurial behaviors are two sides of the same coin. The things that make you a great entrepreneur are also the behaviors that can bring down your business. Learning how to harness strengths and manage weaknesses will contribute to your business success.

The case studies in this slim volume demonstrate Norman's deep expertise by showing real business situations and different responses and behaviors of real entrepreneurs and what happened next in their start-up journey.

By knowing as much as possible about entrepreneurship before you start your business you will be able to smooth your path and anticipate some of the issues that make building a team to grow your business and achieve your dream a probability not a possibility.

About the Author:

Norman is an entrepreneur/investor who has founded several high-growth technology businesses and assisted around forty high-growth entrepreneurs to start their businesses.
His interest is particularly in the first 3-5 years of company development, after which he typically disengages to work on new businesses.
Of the high-growth companies Norman has started/assisted in the last fifteen years, one has gone to IPO, three have been successfully sold to larger companies, ten have failed, and the rest are at various stages of development ranging from almost big enough to exit to almost dead.

Norman s current passion is for using entrepreneur development and start-up support together as tools for local economic development. He has run three business incubators in Australia and New Zealand and has, in those roles, seen the development of many more start-ups than the forty he has personally worked on.

He has worked as a Research Technician, Street Sweeper, Truck Driver, Linesman, Engineering Designer, Market Researcher, Strategic Planner, Marketer, CEO, and Investor. He has started small businesses, including a gym and a painting contracting business.
He has an MBA from Otago University, and a Doctorate in business from Charles Darwin University. His doctoral dissertation was on the behavior of entrepreneurs in start-ups.

Norman has been a company director since 1996, and currently sits on the Boards of a number of small to mid-size companies (all less than $200M pa revenue).

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