Framing the Dialogue

The $100 Startup

100 start up cropped“This book is different, and it has two key themes: freedom and value.  Freedom is what we’re all looking for, and value is the way to achieve it.”

 In The $100 Startup author Chris Guillebeau provides a lot of examples and tips for you to”reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future.”  How many times have you thought “why didn’t I think of that” or “I could really use something that will do this?”  We do it all of the time, but rarely do anything about it.  What about that hobby that you struggled to learn, but now have perfected.  Could others benefit from your learning curve?  Would they pay for it?  Would you have paid to avoid the learning curve?  Probably a “yes” to both!

They key to this guide is that many businesses can start up without a great deal of investment.  Guillebeau gives example after example of folks to took something that they loved to do and turned it into a successful startup.  It is hard not to be encouraged by these stories that are supported by some sound business advice also provided.  Want to write that great novel…go ahead and self-publish.  Want to teach yoga to the masses…make a video and sell it on-line.  Are you an expert at some software program…offer your services to those of us who aren’t proficient.  Think of the minimal financial cost to startup.  Think of the potential for income.  Get started, but buy this book first.  You’ll be inspired and find the tips useful.

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