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The Accidental Entrepreneur: 50 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me about Starting Business

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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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Eileen
Jan 28, 2011 Eileen rated it 3 of 5 stars
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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
Gayle
An excellent, easy to read resource for anyone starting a business or struggling with new business growing pains. Workbook style 'homework' pages are helpful.
Tanner
I usually take TONS of notes on each book I read, however, this one only had minimal gems in it, if any at all.
Lesley
I skimmed through this, but it had some good tips. I'd probably re-read this if I ever start my own business.
Jason
Lame. One of the worst business books I have ever read. Full of cutesy examples that were silly.
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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 ...more
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