Monday, June 12, 2017

Book review: Launch Your Dream: A 30-Day Plan for Turning Your Passion into Your Profession by Dale Partridge

If you ever dreamed about opening your own business and had no idea how to go about it, in particular getting funding, learning how to run a business - this book is for you. Written by Mr. Partridge, who has founded several successful businesses in his life, this book will provide the reader with the main points about how to living the dream of your own business. Normally taught as an extensive course by the author, the book shares his course teaching in easy to grasp sections that can be used as an how to guide by anyone with a dream.
Without saying, the focus is on building a strong online presence and as a blogger, I found these lessons helpful to people like me as well that may not want to run a business, but have a strong online presence to bring a message across. Really anyone, from an experienced MBA to a mom-blogger like me that has some ideas about products or services to commercialize will find useful hints and tips and guides in this book. Will it still take effort and time and luck, yes- but reading this book is a good first step to see what is involved in building a business today.
I particular found the lesson on branding to be important - you do want to stand out for the right reasons and not be one of a large number of would-be owners that sell a product. In addition, what really assured me about giving the online presence of a business a try and expanding form just running a blog for reviewing products was his statement that running your own business can be ore stable than working for someone else. A lot people feel that running your business is unstable and insecure, but really working for someone else, especially in at-will states without union protection will make you employed at the will of someone else and you have very little stability.

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Disclaimer: I received a free sample in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed in this post is solely my own and has not been influenced by any third party.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Your last point is a good one: being at the mercy of the employer is not a recipe for stability and security, despite all the promises and PR. Thanks for your post.