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Employee to Entrepreneur : How to Ditch the Day Job & Start Your Own Business

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Stop dreaming and start your own business



Employee to Entrepreneur shows you how to seamlessly move from employed to self-employed, how to effectively harness, utilise and exploit the skills and expertise you've already gained in your corporate emploment and use them all to help you start your own business and make the exciting move from employee to entrepreneur.



You can turn a career brick wall into an exciting opportunity and start your own business. This book dispels all the myths, dissolves all the obstacles and takes you on a business startup journey that will help you to assess all your options, appraise your ideas, write a great business plan and establish a sensible, functioning and profitable new business using the wealth of knowledge, expertise and insight your employment will have taught you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 142 x 215 x 18mm | 442g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1447929586
  • 9781447929581
  • 2,679,380

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Been sat in your corporate job too long and wondering what s next? Harbouring a brilliant business idea but haven t found the right moment? Want a career that you control? Wishing you were self-employed and running your own business doing something you love? "Employee to Entrepreneur"is for anyone who wants to jump off the corporate bandwagonand andstart their own business. Expert authors Chris Garden and Catherine Blackburn have been there and done that.Shortly afterafter being made redundant they were running a successful new business off the back of their previous careers, with the business cards andbattle scars to prove it. They ll take you through: The reasons for going it alone why, when, what and how? Building a business plan turning fantasy into reality and minimising the risks The nuts and bolts what running a business really involves All the entrepreneurial advice and guidance you'll need to start a new business The mindset you'll need to make the move to successful entrepreneur and start your own business. Unconventional lessons tips and tricks to get ahead (and how to sleep at night) [ENDORSEMENT] A must-read for anyone who is considering or has just started the journey from employee to entrepreneur and a highly enjoyable one for those who are already on their way. Andy Milligan, founder of The Caffeine Partnership"
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Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

ABOUT US

PART 1: THE REASONS FOR GOING IT ALONE

CHAPTER 1: Why do it?

CHAPTER 2: When should you do it?

CHAPTER 3: Looking for inspiration

CHAPTER 4: Leaving Employment

PART 2: BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

CHAPTER 5: The Idea

CHAPTER 6: Number Crunching

CHAPTER 7: Getting Advice

CHAPTER 8: The Right Business Structure

CHAPTER 9: Branding Your Business

CHAPTER 10: Minimising Risk

CHAPTER 11; The Final Plan and How To Use It

PART 3: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS

CHAPTER 12: Working Smartly

CHAPTER 13: The Right Environment

CHAPTER 14: Staying on Track

CHAPTER 15: Managing Relationships

CHAPTER 16: Managing Growth

CHAPTER 17: Embracing Change

PART 4: UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS

CHAPTER 18: Beware of Experts

CHAPTER 19: Luck or Judgement

CHAPTER 20: The Do Nothing Strategy

CHAPTER 21: Business Bullies

CHAPTER 22: How To Sleep At Night

CONCLUSIONS
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About Chris Garden

Catherine Blackburn and Chris Garden both spent may years in corporate employment, gaining skills and excelling in their respective roles; Chris as a Chartered Accountant and Catherine as a Marketing Director having worked with household brands including Unilever, Heinz, Guinness and Colgate.

After both were made redundant they decided to put their corporate skills and entrepreneurial leanings to good use and founded Ubevco together in 1996, quickly turning it into a GBP100m business employing over 120 people and launching key drink brands such as Red Bull, Tiger and Sol into the UK market.

Employee to Entrepreneur is their first book.
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