Entrepreneurship: How to Start and Grow Your Own Business
In this entrepreneurial age, it’s very tempting to leave your job to
start your own business. Before you do, learn all you can from the best. This
book is just that. World renowned bestselling author and business consultant
Brian Tracy tells you about one of today’s most needed skill sets,
entrepreneurship, covering these important topics:
• MYTHS of entrepreneurship
• BEST business choice for you
• FINANCING the business
• SHIFTING from employee mindset to entrepreneurial mindset
• CREATING a realistic business plan
• HIRING the best and managing for success
• FUELING your business growth with sales and marketing
This book is designed to help anyone who wants to start or grow a business. Let Brian Tracy teach you the science of entrepreneurship, tested and proven not just for years, but for millennia. If you simply study the ideas in this book, and apply them, you too, can become a successful entrepreneur.
A hard-line path to successful entrepreneurship for beginners…Aspiring entrepreneurs will benefit from Tracy’s straightforward strategies.
A hard-line path to successful entrepreneurship for beginners.
In the latest book, prolific self-development author Tracy (The Science of Influence, 2019, etc.) offers prospective entrepreneurs methods for reaching one’s financial goals. His tone is inspiring (“In entrepreneurship today, you can start with nothing”) and his prose highly readable, but more importantly, his advice is no-nonsense―which is where the book diverges from many other entrepreneurship guides. His tips, however, aren’t framed as optional, because Tracy learned his lessons the hard way; he lacked a high school diploma and worked as a laborer before becoming a successful entrepreneur. The fifth chapter of his book, in particular, is a treasure trove of tough love, stressing self-sufficiency over entitlement (“Nobody owes you anything….You cannot imagine a successful person who blames all their problems on someone else”). Tracy’s “1,000 percent formula” also promises practical magic: It asserts that “if you increase your income by 25 percent per year, then you will, by compounding, increase your income ten times in ten years,” and one can do this, he says, by steadily increasing one’s productivity. Many of his clients did so in six or seven years, he writes; the author did so in five. Tracy effectively breaks his process down into manageable steps, starting by increasing one’s productivity by 2% per month by starting one’s day earlier, working harder, staying later, planning every day in advance, and not wasting any time. Chapters incorporate questions that will help readers formulate action plans that cover all the bases, including creating a “realistic” business plan, developing a marketing strategy, and making hiring and firing decisions. Regarding the latter, for instance, Tracy notes that many organizations tend to hire people slowly and fire them quickly (“There is a basic rule that says that the best time to fire a person is the first time it crosses your mind”).
Aspiring entrepreneurs will benefit from Tracy’s straightforward strategies.
About the Author
BRIAN TRACY is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. His goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide.