These days it seems quite trendy to be an "entrepreneur." Silicon Valley culture and the TV series has made it seem glamorous, in the US at least. This book takes a refreshing look at the realities of choosing this path in Australia, encouraging you to trust in your abilities; once you pass the enclosed test. Then providing invaluable advice from someone who has actually walked the path (Paul) and some perspective from someone who is just starting out (Jen).
This book is inspired by Jen's quest to start a scalable and global software business based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is a collection of the wisdom that Paul has acquired through the hard work of actually building a scalable and global software business in Melbourne. The first part of the book is dedicated to determining if YOU have the requisite skills and personality required to be successful on your path to entrepreneurship. The second part of the book tackles all those "little" details that you have to deal with when you run the show and which you probably don't know but you have to learn FAST.
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'Ready to launch?' is the complete check-list of things you need to know and think of before venturing into entrepreneurship. It packs a concise overview, practical advice and real-life experience into one easy-to-ready and easily applicable weekend's worth of reading.
A lot of start-up literature is either painful or useless, often both. 'Ready to launch?' cuts to the chase and gets on with it. The 'Why?', usually the cause of endless blog or airport literature ramblings, is deftly dealt with and the much more important 'How?' is addressed without fuss. Funding sources, equity arrangements, cash flow forecasts – all the items a budding entrepreneur is vaguely aware of, but rarely sufficiently – are concisely and honestly discussed. It is specifically addressed at the Australian context regarding law, tax, grants, etc., but it's approach holds true anywhere. It provides a brief, but very important reality check list of what it takes - starting from 'can you afford housing and feeding yourself for several months without income?' to 'are you financially literate and capable enough to handle this?'. This isn't the book for those searching for career or life inspiration - this is the book for those pondering whether to hit the buzzer on entering entrepreneurship. If you are honest to the book, it will be honest and helpful to you.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 24th October 2016
Publisher: Sentient Inception
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97 x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.15