Supplies in Demand: Finding Success
Not all of us may feel as though we are filled with the entrepreneurial spirit, but with the right motivation, anything can happen. This month we feature three books that can help point you in the right direction and offer tips on ways to get an idea off the ground.
The Six Secrets of Raising Capital: An Insider's Guide for Entrepreneurs
Find a business coach in author Bill Fisher, who will take you through the six steps of securing an investor that will help you make your business dreams a reality. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, September 2014, $18
Zero to One
Blake Masters and Peter Thiel, an entrepreneur himself, share how the business world is changing, what people need to do to adapt and what it takes to start a business in this new environment. Crown Business, September 2014, $17
Profit & Purpose: How Social Innovation Is Transforming Business for Good
Kyle Westaway shares a step-by-step guide on how to build a socially oriented business from the ground up, with practical suggestions and lots of guidance to help you along the way. Wiley, September 2014, $34
500: Number of jobs Xerox’s Cherry Hill location had available at the end of August, which were temporary with the possibility of becoming full-time
30 percent: Increase, since 2013, in building permits approved in the state
$2,300,000,000: Cost of the widening of the New Jersey Turnpike between exits 6 and 9, which is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving
170 MILES: Combined total mileage the new lanes of the widening cover
2/3: Number of adult voters in New Jersey who oppose a gas tax hike, which has been proposed by a state senator in Union County
10.5¢: The state’s per gallon motor fuel tax, which is the second lowest in the country
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 4, Issue 9 (September, 2014).
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