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  • How Not to Kill Your Business in 10 Steps

  • A Simple Guide for First-Time Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners to Avoid Common Mistakes
  • By: Gaston Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Chris Clyne, HotGhost Productions
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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How Not to Kill Your Business in 10 Steps

By: Gaston Gilbert
Narrated by: Chris Clyne,HotGhost Productions
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Summary

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Do you want to launch a startup, start a small business, or set up a home-based business?

Are you considering the jump from employee to entrepreneur or from employee to self-employed?

Are you a first-time entrepreneur or a new business owner?

Do you have concerns about what you should or should not do to succeed in your new enterprise?

If you’ve answered yes, keep reading.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 20 percent of startups do not live past their second year, and many more fail before their fifth year. Have you ever wondered why many new businesses fail so quickly after their inception? 

Over my decade-long journey of entrepreneurship, learning and observing other small companies, I've come to realize the importance of a few aspects when starting, launching, and growing a business. 

This book identifies the most common mistakes made by beginners and new entrepreneurs and how to avoid them.

If you employ the advice in this audiobook, you’ll get to learn:

  • How to avoid the dangers and pitfalls that would otherwise sink your enterprise
  • How to set up a profitable business
  • How to set your new venture up for success

This book is a quick-start guide that will teach you the basics you need to know for your first steps in the entrepreneurship world.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Gaston Gilbert (P)2021 Virginie Alliel

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Start-up Essential

If you are launching a new business, this book is an excellent place to start, it is comprehensively packed with useful information, and will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes on your business Journey. It will help you become profitable, and provide you with essential guidance on your business quest! I highly recommend this book!

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SO much valuable information

Being an entrepreneur is scary and risky, and you honestly can't go into it without research and information. The author understands this as they have 10+ years of experience and they dive deep into every aspect of starting your own business. This book has practical and easy to understand information, highlighting the do's and don'ts of entrepreneurship.

I was honestly surprised at all of the common mistakes that most entrepreneurs make when starting up and this book goes into it and how to avoid it. I really enjoyed the step by step guide that is laid out for you, it is so practical and helpful.

My Husband and I loved this book and are grateful that we bought it; definitely give it a read if you are serious about your success and your business.

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A lot of great tips

I enjoyed this audiobook and found a lot of practical tips inside how to avoid my business failing. Failing rate of new business is very high and if you want to be successful and do not want to sink your enterprise - this is a must read book for you.

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A Must For Business Owners!

This audiobook provides a simple but effective guide on how to not mess your business up. It provides a crucial and useful steps that you must implement to keep your business open and profitable. I think it would benefit both new and old entrepreneurs and the narration is clear and well-done. I'd definitely recommend this audiobook

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Insightful and clear

Practical and straightforward book for people setting up businesses, thoroughly recommend. Lots of useful information.

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Valuable tips for business owners

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook! It is very insightful and offer valuable tips for those brave enough to venture into business ownership.

Many things discussed are common sense but also things that can be easily overlooked with disastrous consequences. It is not a good idea to skip steps and being thorough is a must.

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Stuff I never thought about

I was expecting this book to have the basic "know your math" "don't get screwed" type of basic information, but I was actually pretty impressed that this book covers essentials that most people wouldn't think of. For example, the fact that your company needs 1 basic goal and value to succeed, so that everyone is on the right page and directing their energy and time to the same place, is absolutely essential, but I didn't know that. These are cool tips that are out of the box. Great tips!

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Motivating and practical.

This book is very functional, clearly written, and well narrated. It goes through the crucial steps for starting a business and goes beyond what you learn in business school (I am a business major). I would recommend it if you started or are on the cusp of venturing into business entrepreneurship.

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A Must Listen For Business Owners!

This audio book provides a very simple but effective guide on how to not kill your business. It provides a crucial 10 steps that you must implement to keep your business open and profitable. It's beneficial for both new and old entrepreneurs and the narration is clear and well-done. I'd recommend this audiobook to anyone who is a business owner and plans to be!

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  • 27-07-21

A business god-send

As an avid business book fan and reader, I like to think of myself as a bit of an expert. Especially when it comes to the top releases we all know and love (or hate). This beautifully put together work stands strong among the greats. Highly recommend, and that’s coming from someone that has had a few entrepreneurial hiccups! Don’t go at it alone!

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  • hudlocke
  • 02-06-21

Where was this audiobook a few years ago?!

I've made quite a few business mistakes, so I sought out a book to get me right. The book spells out complicated issues in a really easy -to-understand way. And it doesn't talk down to you, like a lot of other business books. I found it really motivating. Great narration as well. Recommend!

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  • Jarvis Kolen
  • 21-04-21
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Great Guide

This is most definitely a great guide for anyone new to business/entrepreneurship. The narrator threw me off a bit as I just guess I was expecting a different sound. If you're an experience self employed person who has opened a business previously this might not be of great assistance, but there were nuggets for even those that have been business owners.

Overall a good listen and a strong guide for a good start.

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  • Devon K
  • 16-04-21
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Very informative

Beginner entrepreneurs can benefit from the information in this book. I even learned about the Pareto Effect and why focus is important!

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  • Abdul
  • 28-03-21
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Beginner Entrepreneurs must read

Great book for first timers, enjoyed this book thoroughly. I really enjoyed how long it was, and wasn't full with fluff. The narrator performance was a bit on the bland side but other than that. If you are a first timer and don't want to kill your business, this book is for you.

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  • Patricia Alexandre
  • 17-03-21

Practical + concise - Ideal for new entrepreneurs

As a new entrepreneur, I appreciated the experience-based, simple and realistic advice. Each chapter covers a challenge which any new business owner will have to face at some point.
Imo, this is a must read for any beginner!