Make Your First Million: Ditch the 9-5 and Start the Business of Your Dreams
August 2007, Capstone
As presenter of Channel 4’s Risking it All, serial entrepreneur Martin Webb has guided many fledgling businesses through the start-up process. His advice, tips and insider secrets will help you transform your dream into reality. Why spend your life working for the man when you could be out there making your first million?
2 Starting again.
3 Putting the idea into practice.
4 The opening days.
5 Building on success.
6 Branching out and preparing to exit.
7 And in conclusion.
Appendix: The Entrepreneur's Toolkit.
Item 1 The General Business Model and Working Capital.
Item 2 Risk Assessment.
Item 3 Getting the Start up Money.
Item 4 Drawing up the first rough financial plan.
Item 5 The decision to lease premises or buy them.
Item 6 Drawing up a detailed business plan.
Item 7 The formal documentation of staff appraisal.
In his spare time, Martin has been a keen sailor for many years and completed a trans-atlantic crossing in 2003. He is currently working towards his private pilot licence.
"As a highly readable primer in the art of making a success of a start-up it takes some beating." ( Better Business, June 2007)
"...a refreshing and enjoyable read." (Edge, November 2007)