- Title: Bootstrap Business
- Author: Rich Christiansen, Ron E. Porter
- Released: 2009-04-06
- Pages: 352
- ISBN: 1932226729
- ISBN13: 978-1932226720
- ASIN: 1932226729
This book attacks business creation with the same vigor and disipline that I climb mounations. I love how Rich has tied in the analogies of mountain climbing to business creation. If your desire is to reach the summit of small business ownership, don t try it without this survival guide. The book is simple, straight forward and spot on! --Ed Viesturs, Himalayan Climber & National Bestseller of No Shortcuts to the Top
I read the book cover-to-cover and then immediately started recommending it to everyone I am in business with and do business with. --Garrett B. Gunderson, New York Times Bestselling Author of Killing Sacred Cows
About the Author Since graduating from MBA school Rich has founded or co-founded 27 businesses. These ventures were boot strapped from between $5,000 - $10,000 of starting capital. Seven have become successful multi-million dollar businesses, seven have been moderately successful, and nine have been outright failures.
Ron spent 24 years in corporate businesses building services and support programs teams. He has founded or co-founded five businesses, boot strapped with $20,000 or less. One was moderately successful, one was a bust, one is currently enjoying marked success and the other two, well the jury is still out on those.
Interestingly, Rich and Ron value the failures the most. It is from these they ve gleaned knowledge, resources, and experience with which to improve and move forward. Of course, the successes have provided valuable lessons as well! pdf