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We have two signed copies of Guy Rigby's 'From Vision to Exit - The Entrepreneurs Guide to Building and Selling a Business' to give away.

Recently, a number of our Grand Ideas Winners have successfully secured venture capital for their businesses, a sure sign that they are growing their business and taking it to the next level. To celebrate this, we have teamed up with one of the UK's leading business experts for a book giveaway competition that will see two lucky winners take home a signed copy of ĎFrom Vision to Exití!

Author Biography

Guy is an experienced chartered accountant and an entrepreneur. A natural and driven enthusiast, he built and sold his own accountancy firm, as well as pursuing other commercial interests. He has been a director and part owner of a number of different companies, including businesses in the IT, property, defence, manufacturing and retail sectors. In an unusually varied career, he has been the senior partner of two accountancy firms, a finance director, a sales and marketing director and an adviser and mentor to many entrepreneurial businesses and their owners. He was also a joint founder of the Non-Executive Directors Association (NEDA).


Guy joined Smith & Williamson in 2008 and leads the entrepreneurial services group. His day-to-day activities include advising entrepreneurs and their businesses and coordinating Smith & Williamsonís activities in this increasingly important market.

Book Synopsis

With an easy and engaging style, this book is a definitive and practical guide that covers almost every business area. From strategy to finance, management to marketing and business planning to exit, Guy leaves almost no stone unturned. The result is an invaluable tool for entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the minefield of successful growth, and a must for those wishing to maximise value from a sale.

Written by a true business expert and entrepreneur, this book is the ideal guide to everything you want to know about how to build a great business, but never had the opportunity to ask.

There are many differences between a good business and a great business, but they arenít beyond a business leaderís control. In 'From Vision to Exit', Guy candidly explains how entrepreneurs can develop strategies, plans and tactics to get their businesses to the top.

How to Win

Entering the competition couldn't be easier. For your chance to win, all you need to do is send an email to enquiries@shell-livewire.org with the subject title 'Book Competition'.

The competition closes midnight on 31st October 2011. The winners will be chosen at random from the entries received
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Extraordinary book

I really recommend a book by Seth Godin - Purple Cow. The essence of the book is that your marketing is within the extraordinary product one should strive to build. If your product is excellent then the marketing job is made that much easier. Find the sneezers who will take your product and shout about it.

Hope this helps

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I really recommend a book by Seth Godin - Purple Cow. The essence of the book is that your marketing is within the extraordinary product one should strive to build. If your product is excellent then the marketing job is made that much easier. Find the sneezers who will take your product and shout about it.
I agree. ANYTHING by Seth Godin is worth a read.
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Hi guys,

Please share your books that have inspired you below:

Mine are:

Duncan Bannatyne
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anyone-Can-D...9752311&sr=1-1

Richard Branson
http://www.virgin.com/richard-branso...it-lets-do-it/

The Beermat Entrepreneur
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beermat-Entr...9752423&sr=1-3

Enjoy and lets share

Damion.
Mine are: "Think And Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill
"The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" by Robin Sharma
and "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho
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Tim Ferris' four hour workweek, read it 4 times

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A few of my favourites are:

- Richard Branson's autobiography: Losing my Virginity
- iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
- Tony Hsieh - Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose (Zappos.com)
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Tim Ferris' four hour workweek, read it 4 times

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Love this book! Also love Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad book series!
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KarenFogg KarenFogg is offline
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontŽ
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Luci4e56 Luci4e56 is offline
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I agree on the 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene, one of the best business books I have read. I don't think you can get any better than that, from being broke in prison to worth half a billion.
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A bit left field but this will help you with visualising success.

http://sherronmayes.com/books%20&%20cds.html
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Books

Hi Damian
Richard Branson's autobigraphy is great - i read it in 2 days on holiday recently!
I would also recommend "rich dad, poor dad" and "the snowball" which covers Warren Buffet's rise to prominence. It is a biography, brilliant written and incredibly inspiring! James Khan's biography is also a good read.
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Bryan Tracy - Eat that frog
Nigel Botteril - Botty's rules
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steve chandler's change your life forever ( 100ways to motivate yourself) is a good book too.
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James42 James42 is offline
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I will second Ducan Bannatyne as mentioned above, I am currently in the process of reading Alan Sugar so far seems to be a good interesting read.

I am interested to see what other peoples opinions are for some new reading material.

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Thanks

hey......
I join this forum and found it really interesting information and fully agree these 50 laws. I love these posts becasue it contains very useful information. I must appreciate this community. Thanks!
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