The $100 Start Up

I was delighted to win a copy of The $100 Start Up by Chris Guillebeau recently in a competition over on The Clear Minded Creative. (I also won a copy of Guillebeau’s The Art of Non-conformity, which I reviewed on my Crafty Green Poet blog here.

As with The Art of Non-Conformity, The $100 Start Up is very readable and engaging. the reader is caught up in Guillebeau’s enthusiasm for breaking with the 9-5 and creating a business round your passions. or rather round that point where your passions mesh with what the public want.

There’s a lot of solid advice in here about marketing, writing a one page business plan, launching your business and developing your ideas. This is all backed up with inspiring case studies of people who have successfully started their own business. Sometimes they are people who have followed their own passions as a way to escape less than fulfilling careers, many have been made redundant and forced to rely on and develop their side projects.

So if you’re wanting to set up on your own and feel nervous about it, this is the book to read that will give you a kick start and some good sound advice too! There’s also a $100 Start Up website, for further ideas and inspiration!

In keeping with my comment on The Clear Minded Creative competition post (where I said my idea of what to do with $100 to change the world was to give copies of $100 Start Up to community libraries and community centres) I’m donating my copy of this book to my local library (if they’re willing to accept it).



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