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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753542569
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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How to Make a Million Before Lunch




Essential reading for anyone who dreams of becoming the next Richard Branson or Duncan Bannatyne. By lunchtime.

Thanks to shows like Dragons Den, everyone wants to become an entrepreneur and start up a business of their own. But it all takes so long. So what would happen if you decided to speed up the process by taking every kind of shortcut you could? How to Make a Million Before Lunch is an entertaining and informative guide to how to make a fortune in the shortest possible time. As Enterprise Editor for The Sunday Times, Rachel Bridge has interviewed hundreds of successful entrepreneurs and in this book she weaves practical advice with real life stories of those who got it right, and those who got it wrong.

Interwoven with the practical advice will be the author's personal experiences and thoughts about successful entrepreneurs today, including Simon Cowell and Philip Green. What are they really like in person? Do they have any common characteristics? Would you actually want to be stuck in a lift with one? From getting drunk with Peter Jones to trying to get a word in edgeways with Marco Pierre White, Rachel Bridge has the inside scoop on what really makes today's successful entrepreneurs tick and how you can learn from them.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753542569
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Rachel Bridge

Rachel Bridge is the former Enterprise Editor at The Sunday Times and is now a columnist at the Sunday Telegraph where she writes about entrepreneurs and small business. She has written five books about entrepreneurs: How to Make a Million Before Lunch and How to Start a Business Without Any Money, published by Virgin Books, and How I Made It, My Big Idea and You Can Do It Too, published by Kogan Page. She is a professional public speaker and regularly speaks at conferences and events around the world. She has an MA in Economics from Cambrid e University and took a one-woman show about entrepreneurs to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2010. www.rachelbridge.com

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Praise for How to Make a Million Before Lunch

“Becoming an entrepreneur is one of the most exciting things anyone can do and this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who dreams of running their own business. Rachel Bridge has written a practical guide to maximising your chances of success in a very clear and informative way. An essential book for every budding entrepreneur.”

Peter Jones, entrepreneur and star of BBC's Dragons' Den

“Setting up a successful business is a daunting task for any entrepreneur. Many fail at the first attempt and need encouragement to get back out there. How to Make a Million before Lunch gives you that encouragement in practical steps to help start, build and manage a business. Read it. Take the leap, but remember try to have fun along the way!”

Sir Richard Branson


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