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Start Up!: How to Start a Successful Business from Absolutely Nothing, What to Do and How it Feels [Paperback]

Liz Jackson , Michael Spain
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3 Nov 2005

"It does appear to be the perfect handbook for anyone wishing to start their own business, and they certainly could not have a better role model to learn from.  I only hope that it might encourage other young people with innovative ideas." - His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

 

You've never run a business before. Now, you're thinking of giving it a go. You've no little handy cash reserves and no wealthy relatives - so you're starting from absolute scratch. Welcome to the ordinary hero's club. You can do it - and this is the book to show you how.

This book takes you through every stage as you follow the real life start up experience of award-winning entrepreneur Liz Jackson’s business start up from her decision to leave her safe job with no cash and nothing to fall back on, to the £2million business employing 100 people she runs today. Packed full of practical advice and tips, it’s as extremely useful as it is inspiring and entertaining.


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (3 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273706020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273706021
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Offers not just inspiration, but also highly practical advice. -- Women in Business

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Start Up!

 

Starting a business from absolute scratch with no cash, no backing and little experience can seem pretty daunting. That’s the position Liz Jackson found herself in when her boss suggested she started her own company. This is the book that tells you how it feels – and how you can do it too.

 

Start Up! takes you through every stage of planning and starting a business, as you follow the real-life start-up experience of award-winning entrepreneur Liz, from her decision to leave her safe job with no cash and nothing to fall back on, to the £2 million business employing 100 people she runs today. Packed full of practical advice and tips, it’s as extremely useful as it is inspiring and entertaining.

The book takes you from the day Liz wrote her first fledgling business plan and her attempts to get funding, through the trials, tribulations and successes that have led to the large and successful company it is today.

The practical advice and lessons from experience cover everything from writing your business plan and winning customers through employing staff to developing growth strategies. Plus of course how to succeed in the face of big setbacks – not all of which are as major as Liz’s, when she went blind only a year into her business start-up.

 

This is the most honest, real book about starting and growing a business. This is a book for the ordinary hero. This is what to do and how it feels.

 

 

 


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for entrpreneurs 28 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a highly motivating book with down to earth practical advice on how to enhance any business. With such a positive attitude Liz shows that it is possible to pursue any dream and turn it into reality, overcoming even some of the most difficulties. I learned to embrace failure and turn every negative into a positive after reading this. Any business would succeed with an attidude like Liz's and it shows that you don't have to be a genius to do it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If anyone can you can! 29 Nov 2005
Format:Paperback
This book is very easy reading and is excellent for giving a positive view point against the odds.
One half of the book gives the biography the other half shows you how you too can start up a multi million pound company
This is a real inspiration and very candid so If anyone can you can! It really gives a flavour how Great Guns Marketing works and the staff must be very inspired by their leader.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This book is a very good blue print of the perfect start-up business. I enjoyed this book because it is written in a simple manner, flows well to read and is an exciting and motivational real life story.

The author who suffers from her own disability is so positive her motivation inspires me. I only wish i read this book before starting my business!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful Story 19 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The story of how young entrepreneur Liz Jackson turned a self employed venture into an award winning enterprize is a tale that will touch anybody who works in any business anywhere. Not only does this book truly show how people can overcome obstacles it has sound advice on who to call for help and how to turn your idea into a successful enterprise.
Bravo Liz
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More about growing a business than starting one 20 Aug 2010
By Ms. V
Format:Paperback
The title is misleading as the book is more about growing a business rather than starting up. The first chapter starts with Elizabeth describing briefly that she got a loan from The Prince's Trust- the next thing she is setting up office and trading- as easy as that! They rest of the book it about her business growing and expanding. Useful as the next step after initial start-up but other books may be more useful for those in the embryonic stages of planning and starting up- as not much detail given on how to make the first moves.
Inciteful and a great read none-the-less.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and Funny 18 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book IS different. Liz's story is truly unique and the book itself is packed with extremely useful information about starting and running your own business succesffully, aswell as the more mundane business facts it contains lots of humour and is a very easy to read. It wont bog you down with useless information and although writen mainly about starting a telemarketing company it could easily be applied to any industry or business. I would definatly recommend it to anyone looking to start there own business. I have never looked at business the way Liz obviously does, and it has definately changed my outlook of business as a whole. A truly inspirational read.
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