'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.