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Young Guns: The Fearless
Entrepreneur's Guide to Chasing Your
Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own
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You’re young, bold, and ready to be your own boss. Now, it’s time to take a chance, start a business, and pursue your passion. As a recent college graduate, there is no better time to take risks -- especially when it comes to making career choices. Too often, young employees find themselves in unfulfilling jobs with little chance of advancement. But with the right advice, they can strike out on their own and chase their dreams. Author Robert Tuchman knows what it takes to break free of a frustrating job and build a career on your own terms. In Young Guns, he shows readers how to start out on a business venture, how to gain a client base, how to keep those clients, and what they need to sacrifice along the way in order to succeed. Young entrepreneurs will learn how to:
- formulate their great idea & identify their strengths
- develop a realistic business plan
- get out and meet the right people
- capitalize a venture
- make a business stand out in a crowded marketplace
- find and get along with a business partner
Filled with real-life examples of entrepreneurs under 35 who have made it to the top, this is the book that will show readers how to go for the gold and lead a passionate, daring, and successful life.
Read an Excerpt
Robert Tuchman started his own company as a young gun at the age of 24 and shows professionals that there is no better time to take a chance at starting a business than when you’re youthful, bold and have little to lose in YOUNG GUNS: The Fearless Entrepreneur’s Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own (AMACOM 2009).
When he graduated from college, Tuchman was quickly forced to abandon his dream of becoming a sports reporter. Applications to television stations and newspapers across the country were ignored and eventually he accepted a position as an investment advisor at Lehman Brothers in New York, followed by a stint Paine Webber. Still desperately wanting to break into the sports industry, he joined Sports Profiles after reading about them in Entrepreneur, working out of his apartment selling sports magazine advertisements. Quickly realizing that everyone to whom he sold ads wanted the perks (tickets to games or luxury trips to events) more than the ads, he decided to start a business that catered to this niche called Tuchman Sports Enterprises (TSE). Within two years of working out a tiny one-bedroom Upper East Side apartment, with one phone and a fax machine, his company was named to the annual Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing privately held companies and as one of the top 100 promotion agencies by Promo Magazine. He started TSE with no money and no investors and ended up selling it for millions of dollars to Premiere Global Sports. Last year TSE, now the Corporate Events division of Premiere Global Sports, earned over $70 million dollars in sales. Robert Tuchman currently serves as President of that division, still guiding his company in its new form. He writes a monthly column for Incentive magazine, an industry magazine for incentive and meeting planners. He is also the author of The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live, a sports travel book. His articles have appeared in ESPN.com and Sports Business Journal. A favorite commentator on the sports industry, you may have seen him recently discussing Michael Phelps on "Anderson Cooper 360" or the "CBS Morning News." A frequent guest on "Your World with Neil Cavuto," he has also appeared on CNN, BET, and has been featured in USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur.
"I was inspired by Robert’s motivation and energy. He has a real passion for sports. They say there are three types of people, Some make things happen, some watch things happen, and others wonder what happened. Robert truly makes things happen."
– Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA Legend
"Robert’s drive, passion, and energy for EVERYTHING is a real source of inspiration in my everyday life."
– Bill Walton, NBA Legend
"Robert Tuchman brings a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm. He did not need a 'miracle,' just a tremendous work ethic and passion for what he does. He is someone we all can learn from."
– Mike Eruzione, Captain of 1980 Olympic Champion U.S. Hockey Team
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