Entrepreneurship For Everyone

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September 5, 2011


Interview with Jim Beach, co-author of the book School for Startups: The Breakthrough Course for Guaranteeing Small Business Success in 90 Days or Less



Mike Carruthers:
The secret desire of many people is to be an entrepreneur.


Jim Beach:
72% of Americans say they want to be entrepreneurs but they’re afraid because they don’t think they have the creativity and they have an aversion to risk. And if we can remove those 2 things, and we can, anyone can be an entrepreneur.

Jim Beach

Jim Beach, co-author of the book School for Startups is also a serial entrepreneur.


Right now many people are not entrepreneurs because they don’t think they have a creative idea. They’re waiting for God to strike them with some sort of lightning bolt of creativity – well it’s not going to happen. So let’s just remove that and say, “I want to start a business”. Go onto Google and type “Top 50 business ideas and there are some great ideas there. You’ll find lots of websites - find an idea that you like, copy it, do it in your neighborhood when someone else is not doing it there.


If you think you must come up with the next big thing or start the next Microsoft you’ll be paralyzed.


Bill Gates almost broke entrepreneurship he makes you think you need to be a billionaire to start a company like Microsoft. Well you know what - there’s nothing wrong with starting a $5,000 company. A company just makes $5,000 in the first year. That company in its second year will help pay the mortgage and in the third year you may quit your normal day job and start doing this business as a fulltime venture.


To hear the complete unedited interview, click here



  • Length: 2:36 minutes (2.38 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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