Mark Henricks, «Not Just a Living: The Complete Guide to Creating a Business that Gives You a Life»
Perseus Books Group | ISBN 0738208124 | July 2003 | PDF | 250 Pages | 9,90 Mb
A practical and inspiring guide to transforming your passion into a thriving business and a fulfilling life. Author explores the genesis of this cultural and social phenomenon and offers a comprehensive approach for assessing your own potential for taking the plunge.
From Publishers Weekly:
Freelance writer Mark Henricks says it's possible to own a thriving business and have a fulfilling life, and he explains how in Not Just a Living: The Complete Guide to Creating a Business That Gives You a Life. Henricks suggests readers become "lifestyle entrepreneurs," which entails living where one wants (instead of moving one's family), working with people one likes (instead of with backstabbing colleagues) and doing work one wants to do. He carefully describes how to determine whether one has the potential to become a lifestyle entrepreneur and the practical realities and key concerns of becoming a lifestyle entrepreneur.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal:
When should would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge? Freelance writer Henricks (Grow Your Business) has written this guide to help people decide whether they are ready to be "lifestyle entrepreneurs," or entrepreneurs who goes into business for lifestyle reasons rather than for financial rewards. The book is divided into three sections, with the first section outlining the decision process potential entrepreneurs should go through before leaving their current situations and including the possible downsides of starting one's own business. The second section describes the ways a person can go into business, such as starting a new enterprise, buying an established business, or franchising. This section also gives options on how to fund the new business once it is off the ground. The third section deals with choosing customers, suppliers, partners, etc., what type of technology to utilize in running the business, whether to expand the business, and when to cash out. Throughout, Henricks recounts his own experiences as a freelancer and offers advice from the hundreds of entrepreneurs he interviewed. A bibliography of print and electronic resources is also provided. The result is a useful and clearly written manual. Recommended for public and academic libraries.