Thinking of creating your own business? This handbook is for you!

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Many people believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. But that’s just not true. Anyone can acquire the knowledge and skills to transform an idea into a successful business.

A new handbook, Startup Smart: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs, can help.

This 80-page handbook helps entrepreneurs develop the mindset to honestly evaluate their business ideas. It also helps aspiring business owners gain the comfort level to take risks and minimize those risks where possible.

You will learn how to…

  1. Be an entrepreneur – for one idea or for a lifetime
  2. Build your business, block by block
  3. Manage and lead your business team
  4. Get, keep, and grow your customer base
  5. Finance your startup
  6. Launch your dream business

With photos and examples from real-life entrepreneurs across the globe, the handbook provides tools and guidance to create a successful business.

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In 2014, Canadian Jordan Whelan started Framestr, an e-commerce and marketing platform, and Our Paper Life, a design firm specializing in cardboard furniture and marketing displays. (Photo Credit: Richard Lautens/Getty Images)

You can download the full book here.