You no longer have to enter the Dragon' Den to get expert startup advice. In Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur, Shaf Rasul distils his vast experience and knowledge into a practical business startup guide that takes you smoothly and successfully from idea to exit.
Are you in?
With tips and advice from Shaf, as well as examples and anecdotes from inside and outside the den, you'l discover exactly what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. From starting up to buying and selling, from business plans to number crunching, Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur shows you how to do it right first time. You'll fin out:If you've got what it takes to e an entrepreneur How to set up and manage a business with confidence How to make a business profitable – fast Ten key things to know about finance How to be quick on your feet and beat the rest How to hire and manage the right people When and how to exit – and how to spot your next opportunity
Who’s the Man?
Frequently featured in The Sunday Times Rich List, Shaf Rasul made his fortune in IT, property and asset management. In 2008 he was 19th in a Management Today survey of the UK's top 100 entrepreneurs and is one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 40. He co-presents the BBC's Dragons' Den spin off, Dragon's Den Online, an internet and mainstream TV phenomenon.
"Shaf really knows his stuff – if you believe in your business, and want it to succeed, then read this book."
—Kavita Oberoi, Founder of Oberoi Consulting and star of Channel 4's The Secret Millionaire
"Seriously good advice for would-be entrepreneurs and those already in business, Shaf’s 'tricks of the trade' tell you to do things properly – and this book shows you how."
—Professor Sara Carter, head of Department, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School
"Shaf has never hidden behind tired old clichés or business jargon – he's a straight-talking tycoon who tells people openly and honestly how to become a success in the cut-throat business world."
—Matt Bendoris, The Scottish Sun
This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Starting a Business (9780137144501), by Bruce R. Barringer. Available in print and digital formats.
Minimizing the cost of launching your business--and then finding the money you do need.
Most prospective business owners worry about whether they’ll be able to raise sufficient funds to start a business. It’s a legitimate concern. But the same business might cost one person $10,000 to start and another person $25,000. The amount needed depends on how a person thinks about money, and how frugal and resourceful that person is. Skimpy finances can be a blessing, not a curse....
Author Caspian Woods is a renowned entrepreneur and this book includes his vast experience of starting businesses, coaching new start-ups and interviewing hundreds of successful entrepreneurs from Bob Geldof to Phillip Green.
You will learn how to:
• feel positive, energised and enthused
• be clear about the start-up process
• be able to tailor it to suit their individual needs
• know which parts to focus on for success
• where to go for further reading/support.
This new edition features new material on using social media to reach new markets, improve customer service and recruit staff. It also features new information that accommodates recent changes in the economy.