The Kickstarter Handbook

Author: Don Steinberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594746086
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A business writer describes how to use the “crowdfunding” website to finance your dream project through techniques and tips gleaned from interviews with successful Kickstarters whose campaigns earned them at least $100,000. Original.

Kickstarter And Patreon

Author: Justine Ciovacco
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508173516
Size: 75.93 MB
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It's a common word to hear these days—crowdfunding. Websites such as Kickstarter and Patreon are bringing businesses and creators together with donators and investors. This guide explains the basics of how crowdfunding works. This title will inform readers of how Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, works and about some of the projects it has made possible. All the steps readers need to follow to start a Kickstarter campaign or create content and find supporters on Patreon are covered in depth. Furthermore, the text uncovers well-known campaigns and content—and teaches readers how to bring their own ideas to life.

Perry Chen Yancey Strickler Charles Adler And Kickstarter

Author: Don Rauf
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448895359
Size: 69.78 MB
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Crowdfunding is not a new concept--it was actually used by the Medicis and Walt Whitman in the funding of the arts. However, crowdfunding through the Internet is a new phenomenon. This book introduces readers to the concept of funding creative projects through a group of people, explaining its benefits and how it works. The history of crowdfunding is covered to the present day. Once Kickstarter came along, the company itself had to raise funds to get started. This book highlights the efforts of Chen, Strickler, and Adler to sell their idea to investors. It reveals how Kickstarter went through growing pains but finally emerged as one of the most successful Internet companies today. Readers learn about what it takes to make a start-up a lasting enterprise. With fact sheets on the founders and the company, this book serves as an inspiration for anyone interested in one day starting his or her own Internet company.

Entrepreneur Unleashed

Author: Gregory Downing
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1938047001
Size: 12.47 MB
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The middle class has been programmed to think differently than the wealthy... about risk, decisions involving risk, and expectations for their future. As a society we've been programmed from a very young age to go to school, get a job, work hard, and settle for a mediocre retirement. With 65% of our college graduates moving back home after obtaining their education and saddled with student loan debts exceeding $200,000, we all know that system doesn't work. Let's not wait for the government to save this ecvonomy... We can -- one family at a time -- and it starts now with yours. Entrepreneurship is not reserved for the elite few -- Anyone can learn the skills necessary to build wealth! Learn to create wealth along side the ones you love the most.

Mom Inc

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452113084
Size: 39.31 MB
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So many women dream of having it all—being kickass mothers and running their own successful businesses. This book helps them take the leap with confidence. Serial entrepreneurs (and moms) Meg Mateo Ilasco and Cat Seto draw on their own successes and missteps to reveal exactly how to choose the right business, find clients, write a business plan, launch a blog and Web site, stay focused at home, and more. Insightful Q&As with enterprising mothers like fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and Style Me Pretty blogger Abby Larson demystify the many nuances of balancing work life with family time. It's not easy. But this practical and inspiring guide helps make it possible.

Startup Ceo

Author: Matt Blumberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118683153
Size: 32.45 MB
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A definitive book for any CEO—first time or otherwise—of a high-growth company While big company CEOs are usually groomed for the job for years, startup CEOs aren't—and they're often young and relatively inexperienced in business in general. Author Matt Blumberg, a technology and marketing entrepreneur, knows this all too well. Back in 1999, he started a company called Return Path, which later became the driving force behind the creation of his blog, OnlyOnce—because "you're only a first time CEO once." Now, more than a decade later, he's written Startup CEO. As the fifth book in the StartUp Revolution series, this reliable resource is based on Blumberg's experience as a startup CEO and covers a number of issues he's faced over the dozen years he's been a CEO. Offers valuable insights into how the CEO sets the overall vision and strategy of the company and communicates it to all stakeholders Discusses how to build a company's human capital by recruiting, hiring, and retaining the very best talent Examines how a CEO must align available resources with the company's strategy in order to ensure success Addresses what it takes to master the "How" of being a CEO—from leading an executive team to managing in any type of market Engaging and informative, this book is essential reading for any, and every, CEO.

The Ultralight Startup

Author: Jason L. Baptiste
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101572361
Size: 18.88 MB
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“When I was first starting out, I had to learn many things by trial and error, and I know I could have saved myself a lot of grief if someone had given me advice on what to do. I hope this book will help and inspire you to pursue your passion while avoiding some of the mistakes I made.” It’s easier than ever before to launch a startup. But in a world where barriers to entry are virtually nonexistent and everyone wants to be the next Facebook, competition is fierce. If you’re just beginning and lack the money and clout to make an automatic splash, how do you differentiate yourself from all the rest? Jason Baptiste knows firsthand what it takes. After launching his first company while still in college, he cofounded his current venture, Onswipe, in his early twenties, turning it into a multimillion-dollar company in less than a year. Now, drawing on his own experience as a bootstrapping but hungry entrepreneur, as well as on examples from today’s most famous companies, he guides would-be tech moguls through every stage of the process—from testing a concept to acquiring customers to determining the best pricing model—in a cheap, practical way. Among his strategies: • Build the product you wish you had: Four­square founder Dennis Crowley created an early version of his product because he wanted to keep in touch with former colleagues. • It doesn’t have to be sexy to make money: Dropbox took the world by storm by offering a great solution to a mundane problem—online storage. • Be bold when promoting yourself: Online payment service WePay capitalized on dissatis­faction with industry leader PayPal by dumping six hundred pounds of ice in front of a developer conference. • Attract fans to attract customers: Budget tracking site Mint.com created its initial user base by offering original and useful content about per­sonal finance. Baptiste shows you don’t need an MBA, a trust fund, or even experience running your own com­pany to become a star in the tech world. The Ultralight Startup is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide that will prepare any entrepreneur to take his or her idea to the next level.

Cooking Up A Business

Author: Rachel Hofstetter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101596910
Size: 27.12 MB
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Stories and advice for creating a business out of the food you love. Do you have a passion for delicious food and want to create your own business out of it, but have no idea where to start? Cooking Up a Business is essential reading for aspiring entrepreneurs and gives you a real-world, up-close-and-personal preview of the exciting journey. Through profiles and interviews with nationally known food entrepreneurs from Popchips, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Hint Water, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Love Grown Foods, Kopali Organics, Tasty, Evol, Justin’s Nut Butters, Cameron Hughes Wine, and more, you will gain applicable, practical guidance that teaches you how to succeed today: • How to create a national brand—with no connections or experience • The secret to getting meetings with grocery store buyers • The number one thing you need to know about food safety regulations • Why a grassroots budget might actually help you succeed • Specific advice for gluten-free, organic, wine, and beverage companies • What every entrepreneur wishes someone had told them at the beginning • Why doing what you love is always a good idea

Kickstarter For Dummies

Author: Aimee Cebulski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111850545X
Size: 56.48 MB
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Learn to use Kickstarter to make your great ideas a reality As a crowd-funding website for creative projects, Kickstarter has the power to make creative ideas come to life. This helpful guide walks you through the potential of this amazing tool, which has helped project creators successfully launch their projects since 2009. You'll learn how to create a Kickstarter account, set up your first project, and effectively use social media to bring awareness to your project and build up the community around it to hopefully reach the goal of 100 percent funding. Explains how to determine if you meet the requirements to create a project Gets you started with creating your first project, choosing a great project image, and write a compelling project title and description Helps you establish rewards for project backers Zeroes in on deciding a funding duration and funding goal Whether you have an idea for a movie, video game, gadget or anything in between, Kickstarter For Dummies is the fun and friendly guide to help you get the funds to make your idea happen!

Selling To China

Author: Stanley Chao
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475911800
Size: 21.82 MB
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The conventional wisdom that only large corporations can do business in China is a thing of the past. Small- and medium-sized businesses today enjoy the same opportunities in China once granted only to large, multinational conglomerates. In Selling to China, author Stanley Chao helps all businesses • learn effective ways to deal with Chinese businesspeople and private and state-owned companies; • analyze whether certain products or services are viable for the Chinese market; • understand the psyche of the “Mao Generation” Chinese who are now China’s business owners, executives, and government leaders; and • develop low-cost, market-entry strategies Filled with clear, tangible steps and applicable personal anecdotes, Selling to China bridges the gap between Western and Chinese cultures, languages, and histories to help businesses enter the Chinese marketplace.