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  • Published: 15 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780753540879
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $32.99
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How To Start a Business without Any Money




Want to set up your own business on a shoestring? Rachel Bridge can show you how

Recent studies have shown that more people start businesses during recessions than at any other time. The number of businesses launched in Britain in 2011 was almost 20% higher than in 2010. In fact, 471,000 companies started up in 2011 - a significant increase on the 400,000 founded over the previous 12 months.

Thanks to shows like Dragons Den, everyone wants to become an entrepreneur and start up a business of their own. Based on Rachel Bridge's successful workshops, this book will help set you on the way to success. As Enterprise Editor for the Sunday Times, Rachel has interviewed hundreds of successful entrepreneurs. Join her on her journey as she starts up her very own enterprise and covers all the ups and downs she encounters, while giving examples along the way of how real-life entrepreneurs have coped with the same problems that beset us all.

Topics covered include:

- The basics - getting the right structure for your business

- How to shrink your overheads to nothing

- IT and clouds - how to get in on the action

- Troubleshooting - setbacks and how to overcome them

  • Pub date: 15 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780753540879
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $32.99

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 Start a Business without Any Money

“This book is brilliantly timely and relevant”

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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