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Guide 01: Personal Motivation and Circumstance (The Five-Year Entrepreneur Series)

Guide 01: Personal Motivation and Circumstance (The Five-Year Entrepreneur Series) [Kindle Edition]

Dom Moorhouse
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This guide is the first in the Five-Year Entrepreneur series ( designed for the managing owner(s) of a professional service business. Indeed, this is especially for you even if you are just keen to explore the idea of setting up your own such firm.

Such firms are primarily business-to-business ventures and involve the marketing, selling and dispensing of a ‘professional service’. The definition is, however, broad and covers a panoply of service types – from business consulting, accounting, law, advertising, web design, architecture, engineering, recruitment, financial services, marketing, public relations, research and so on. Generally speaking, if your firm harnesses the talents of skilled, knowledgeable individuals to provide advice and support to other businesses then this guide series is for you. The series is especially focused on leaders who are committed to starting/growing such businesses in order to derive – or at least provide an option for – a personal wealth creation point in the future.

This first guide explores the topic of ‘Personal Motivation and Circumstance’ and what it personally takes to be a successful entrepreneur. If you are considering starting-up your own business, you are right to dwell on this topic. No other feature is going to be more fundamental in determining the success, or otherwise, of your business than your attitude and ‘basket’ of personal values, capabilities, prior experiences and motivations. This guide describes the ten elements of the ‘Complete Entrepreneur’ as well as exploring the related questions of start-up timing and your attitude towards people, work and risk.

Professional service businesses have unique challenges of their own; this guide ensures you have thought through these aspects also prior to setting out. It also provokes your consideration of matters that will determine whether this is a journey you will enjoy … for example, how will the ‘Important Others’ in your life be impacted, how do you best sustain yourself through the trials and tribulations of company growth?

Ultimately, however, if you have the beginnings of an entrepreneurial idea, this guide will leave you motivated for the journey ahead. Through a combination of case study and pragmatic checklists, it does throw in a dose of realism to ensure you are well considered in your plans; thereafter, however, this book is all about fostering the spark. The world needs more people like you!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 483 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Always Onwards Ltd; 1 edition (7 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent practical guidance 17 Mar 2013
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Whilst the potential target audience for this series of books is potentially narrow - budding (or experienced) entrepreneurs seeking advice on how to successfully set up a professional services firm, the author, Dom Moorhouse, has managed to blend high quality practical advice with a very human narrative about his own personal journey.
The first book in the series lays bear the realities of getting a start up organisation off the ground and provides valuable insight on the motivations of the few who succeed in this challenging arena.
The remainder of the series builds to provide helpful practical advice on building the critical elements of a professional services firm that will delight clients (most of the time), staff and future investors alike.
I have already found myself returning to the series to find specific guidance on challenges I face in my current role. I am sure you will find the same.
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Review of Guide 01. Dom and his team have produced a concise, well written and entertaining guide for budding entrepreneurs. The enthusiasm and balanced advice, which concentrates on key principles with surrounding anecdotes and practical sessions, provides the reader with a realistic and rounded view of what is required to make it in business. His honesty about the difficulties experienced during the process adds credibility, especially the section written by his wife, which provides an interetsing perspective!
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This book makes essential reading material for anyone with entrepreneurial aspirations or who has made a move from employment into business start-up.

The series focuses on starting, growing and selling a professional services firm, drawing upon the author's experience of realizing this journey from conception to £20m valuation within only five years. Whilst the slant is on professional services there is enough start-up advice to make this guide equally relevant to anyone considering starting a business in any industry.

I found it a hugely readable, practical and inspirational guide. One I will refer to regularly throughout my own start-up. At an excellent price too! Looking forward to the next book in the series.

The guide also took me to [...] where there is a wealth of equally practical supporting material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A seriously good read 1 Mar 2013
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This book absolutely transfers decent theory in to deliverable practice and I wish I had it 10 years ago. If you are thinking of starting out or wondering what more you could do with your business it is essential reading. The professional firm is too often overlooked in the management literature
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