Posts in Entrepreneurship
Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money by Pat Flynn

Have you been burned from rushing into a business idea too quickly? Discover a step-by-step system for testing your concept before it goes to market.

Are you the kind of person who likes to fire before you aim? Do you have an endless list of business ideas with no clue as to which one you should run with? Smart Passive Income founder Pat Flynn has created multiple successful businesses, and learning from his experiences may be the key to starting your idea off on the right foot.

A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. Will It Fly provides you with action-based examples, small-scale litmus tests, and real-world case studies that ensure you properly vet your idea before you spend your hard-earned time and money. Pat’s book is the business flight manual you never had to transform your part of a plan into a business that takes off and soars.

In Will It Fly, you’ll discover:
- How to make sure your target idea aligns with your goals to inspire 100% passion
- How to uncover important details about your plan to give you all the facts you need to succeed
- How to think critically when you evaluate the current conditions of the market
- How to validate and test your idea to see if it can actually work
- How to make sure your idea is ready for launch, and much, much more!

Through a collection of practical exercises and insightful anecdotes, Will It Fly challenges you to get past analysis paralysis and do the work you need to launch a successful business. If you’re going to start a new endeavor, there’s no better person to learn from than Pat.

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Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk

Four-time New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.

In his 2009 international best seller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success. In Crushing It! Gary explains why that's even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier - and not just financially - than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary's) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That's what Crushing It! teaches listeners to do.

In this lively, practical, and inspiring audiobook, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies.

Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it's not about getting rich. It's a blueprint to living life on your own terms.

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Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk

Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. Gary spent years building his family business from a local wine shop into a national industry leader. Then one day he turned on a video camera, and by using the secrets revealed here, transformed his entire life and earning potential by building his personal brand. By the end of this book, readers will have learned how to harness the power of the Internet to make their entrepreneurial dreams come true. Step by step, Crush It! is the ultimate driver’s manual for modern business.

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The Balanced Entrepreneur: A Guide to Creating a Purposeful Life and Living it Unapologetically by Jessica Dennis

The Balanced Entrepreneur: A Guide to Creating a Purposeful Life and Living it Unapologetically is an inspirational manual for entrepreneurs, from beginners to seasoned business owners, on how to live their best lives without qualification. The Balanced Entrepreneur establishes a new paradigm for implementing balance in the lives of those who try to do it all: work, family, and the pursuit of wellness in the midst of life’s hiccups. Readers will learn practical tips, including everything from business application to the art of effective self-care. The Balanced Entrepreneur covers themes from spirituality to wealth management and everything in between. It is an essential guide for prospering as an entrepreneur in business and in life today.

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