What I’m Reading Wednesday: The $100 Startup
Do you like my fancy new header for this series? It makes me feel like this is a worthwhile post if I slap a legitimate header on there. So it’s more for me than for you, m’kay? I don’t know if ya’ll even care about what I am reading, and isn’t this supposed to be a DIY/Furniture Painting/Small Business/and what-the-heck-is-Allison-getting-herself-to-now type of blog? Well, chances are if you are reading this little piece of the Internet then you enjoy crafting, painting, trashy reality TV, drinking wine, or running a small business. So maybe my little book recommendations will give you some nugget of information you will find handy. Now, let me get off of my soap box and let’s get to the book review already!
This week I am reading The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau.
This book is a must read if you are thinking about starting a business. I have people ask me business questions all the time, and the truth is that very little of running a business can be taught. It is chalk full of interviews from real-life business owner who had to meet one of the following requirements:
1.Make at least $50,000 per year from their business.
2.Started the business on a very low budget. (The average cost of initial investment for entrepreneurs included in the book is $610, with a median cost of $125.)
3.Willing to cough up financial data and demographics.
It really focuses on following your passion and making money doing so. And it has also reminded me I am not selling just paints or painted furniture. I am really selling inspiration. Inspirations to renovate your home or transform how you tackle your projects. What an awesome job is that?!
I am only half-way through The $100 Startup, so I can’t give you a full review, but reading the book feels more like having coffee with a friend talking all business-like instead of reading a dorky self-help business book.
Oh, and can ya’ll believe July is over? Have you tackled the books on your summer reading list? What do you recommend I read next?