“Imagine a life where all your time is spent on the things you want to do.”
The above quote is from my friend Chris Guillebeau, world traveler, blogger, author and conference host. A few weeks ago he launched his latest book, The $100 Startup: Reinvent The Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love and Create a New Future. I am very privileged to have had a complimentary, advanced copy of the book.
The book offers a to z strategies and tactics based on more than eighty real-life case studies from over entrepreneurs who have created a wide variety of meaningful businesses, often with no more than one hundred dollars. YES, it can be done.
Throughout the book Chris weaves his unique wisdom from more than a decade of experience as a successful entrepreneur, offering up his perspective on living a life and creating a business based on one’s own individual values and strengths. He tackles topics that few other entrepreneurial writers would touch, including the chapter, “How to Franchise Yourself.” He describes examples on both sides of the issue and in typical Chris fashion he lets you decide what will make your life and business better.
Chris cuts through the “I need money and other resources to start a business” overwhelm by sharing practical tools, checklists and models that any want-to-be entrepreneur needs to have and apply. To supplement the book, Chris generously shares six of these tools as free PDFs at: http://100startup.com/).
Chris Guillebeau is leading the pack when it comes to microbusiness movement. As a coach and an entrepreneur, I have benefited from what Chris teaches. If you have $100.00, you can successfully launch and run a meaningful business while leading a life of significance. I’d sincerely recommend spending part of your start-up fund on this valuable read.
P.S. Chris has embarked on a seven-continent book tour http://100startup.com/). If you are in the Toronto area on June 18th, I hope you will join us at 7:00 p.m. at Chapters/Indigo, 55 Bloor St. West. You can count on great conversation, inspiration and delicious cupcakes.
P.S.S. Chris can also be found sharing many other resources at: http://chrisguillebeau.com/. He is also the host of The World Domination Summit (http://worlddominationsummit.com), a creative, entrepreneurial-lifestyle conference. You will see more about that in future blog posts.
Disclosure: I received a complementary review copy of this book. I do not use any affiliate links in any book reviews.