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Freesourcing is the definitive guide to free business start up resources, showing you exactly where to go and who to talk to when you're starting a business on a shoestring. Freesourcers don't just think outside the box - they find out where they can get the box for free too. You'll find information on free:
- Online resources
- Advice and support
- Legal help
- Networking opportunities
- Marketing and PR
No cash? No problem. So what are you waiting for?
Jonathan founded his won business, Santeau, in his back bedroom and sold the business four years later. Through dogged tenacity and unshakable self-belief, he has appeared in the national press and international radio on countless occasions, once having his top ten tips for business success compared to those of business mogul and chairman of TV show The Apprentice Lord Sugar. In the Sunday Times, Businessman and Dragons' Den stalwart Peter Jones praised Jonathan for his business instinct, saying "It won't be long before he gets a loyal following."
Jonathan has motivated many entrepreneurs into action with his regular seminars and professional speaking events. Using proven techniques and expertise, he shows people how and when to make the necessary adjustments to achieve their goals, and how to capture and control inspiration, dedication and motivation.
Jonathan is also the author of All-Time Essentials for Entrepreneurs (Capstone), a miscellany of essential facts, tips and advice that every entrepreneur needs to know to be successful. Written in the knowledge that entrepreneurs have to find valuable information quickly, the book harnesses the energy and inspiration of several books and provides the instant gratification that appeals to this market.
Jonathan is 40 and lives in Harrogate, North Yorkshire with his wife Lisa and their three boys, Harry, Fred and Patrick.
About This Book.
1 Use What You Have.
Family, friends and your social network.
What's lying around?
The art of barter.
Prices and negotiation.
The entrepreneurial advantage.
2 Setting Up the Foundations of Your Business.
The Legal entity.
Using professional help.
A place to work.
Food for thought.
Making yourself look bigger than you are.
Protecting your ideas.
Trial business services.
3 IT and Communication.
Getting on the Internet.
Data storage and back-up.
Email and website.
Professional business applications.
4 Help, Skills and Training.
Ask for help.
Get new skills.
Community skill sharing.
Find a mentor.
5 Research, Innovation and Prototypes.
Generate great ideas.
Sell what you have.
Get money to turn ideas into products.
Start a business-to-business software company.
Getting stocked up.
6 Customers, Brands, Marketing and Sales.
Create your own brand.
Read trade magazines.
Benefit from an army of sales people.
Get paid in advance.
7 Growth and Next Steps.
Forms of growth capital.
Freestarts: More Businesses You can Start for Free.
The 10 Rules of Freesourcing.
About the Author.