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The Accidental Entrepreneur: 50 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me about Starting Business
Like many business owners, Susan-Urquhart Brown never expected to end up as an entrepreneur. Launching her own business spoke to her passions, but she soon realized there was much more to being a successful owner than she ever expected. In "The Accidental Entrepreneur," she takes all the mystery out of going solo. For those who are just beginning to consider starting a ven ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by AMACOM/American Management Association
(first published August 2004)
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For the most part, I'm looking to books like this to get a practical idea of how to start and run a business (which is what I'm doing lately; hi!). When I think about being an "accidental entrepreneur," I think about discovering that 1. you already have a viable product/service and 2. you're capable of doing this new job and living off it. I expect that the desire to act on your business idea is already there, but the practical actions and methods are not. I therefore need and expect to hear mor ...more
Like many business owners, Susan Urquhart-Brown never expected to end up as an entrepreneur. In 1995 at age 50, Susan launched her business, Career Steps123, because it spoke to her passion in helping people choose a career or business that truly suits them. She quickly realized there was a lot more to having a thriving business than hanging out a shingle and waiting for the phone to ring. Susan w ...moreMore about Susan Urquhart-Brown...