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The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
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May 29, 12

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Read in May, 2012

If you want to break away from the hassle of the cubicle nation, starting your day to the shrill sound of an alarm clock, commuting in traffic, having others control your time and dictating what your income will be, then The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau, is for you.

More than 1,500 entrepreneurial start ups were considered for inclusion in the book. They had to meet the following criteria:
1. They had to make at least $50,000 per year from their business.
2. The business had to be started on a very low budget. The average starting investment was about $600.
3. Be willing to open up the books on their financial data and demographics for analysis.

Chris interviewed over 100 people who broke away from the norm to create their own businesses and control their own destinies. He studied over 4,000 pages of data and surveys, and made hundreds of calls. In the end he created an actionable blueprint you can follow to create your very own startup.

The book has a definite motivational aspect to it, but also cuts right to the chase and gives you the information, tools and a clear path to follow to get started including: The One-Page Business Plan (a copy of which is available for free at 100Startup.com), Six Steps To Get Started Right Now; the Idea Matrix to evaluate the impact, effort, profitability, and vision of your business ideas; and The Action Bias is about focusing on the right thing, to help your startup succeed.

If you've ever thought or dreamed of creating your own business, The $100 Startup clearly shows you it is possible. It's more than just a business book; it's your blueprint to personal freedom.

Get the book and make your dream a reality.
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