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Publisher's Summary

"Never started a company before? Struggling with little or no cash? Have no experience, no baseline to judge your progress against? Thank God! You've got a shot at making this work."

So says Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, a business book that is so uniquely useful, so raw and entertaining, it reads like the brainchild of Steve Jobs and Chris Rock.

The founder of three multimillion-dollar companies, including Obsidian Launch, a company that partners with first-time entrepreneurs to grow their concepts into industry leaders, Mike Michalowicz knows what it really takes to spin your great idea into pure gold.

Whether you're just starting out or have been at this for years, Mike's "get real" approach to business is a much-needed, swift kick in the pants. In this book, you'll discover:

  • Why a business plan is a total waste of your time
  • Why fulfilling your own needs is the first and last order of business
  • Which three sheets of paper you need to successfully launch, manage, and grow your business
  • How to get started in business with little or no money
  • How to find and exploit resources that no one else knows about
  • How to stop procrastinating and take action NOW!
©2008 Mike Michalowicz (P)2013 Mike Michalowicz

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100 business books in 1!

Mike has a great voice making to audio version easy to listen too . His energy, passion and humour all come through in this audio version; you feel like he is a buddy talking with you and giving incredible advise. He takes the wisdom and guidance from numerous business books, and filters it all into a simple easy to follow guide. He gets right to the meat, right to the heart, right down to business!

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Interesting

Mike did a very good one here explaining how hard but interesting it is to start a business especially with no cash or VC.. I was really impressed at how he broke down raising cash for a startup with zero cash.. I will be listening to this again..

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AWESOME READ!!!

Super relevant, concrete examples, excuse-busting and highly motivating! An overall winner in my books 😊 (pun intended)

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Excellent Read

Encouraging! The author is a straight-shooter. This book motivated me to make improvements to my business with little budget adjustments.

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Great read/listen for anyone

I run 2 small businesses and its not easy work. A friend recommended that I listen to (or read) Profit First. I got a part of the way through the book and stopped to listen to The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. I have now listened to it twice in about 2 weeks and will most likely listen again! Mike is easy to listen to and the things he says/tells you is incredible. Things that we as business owners should have thought about, but didn't. We all need a helping hand no and then and Mike is there doing just that, lending help where he can. I cannot wait to read/listen to the rest of his books!

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Funny and different business book

The premise of this book is that entrepreneurs need to get creative with how they can be successful in circumstances with no money. I’m not sure a ton of it applied to my situation necessarily, but I think the reader will be able to get a few insights and it’s a light and funny read. The author treats reading the book like a comedy act which i really enjoyed, definitely sticks out from other business books and I actually laughed out loud a couple of times.

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Amazing audiobook

This audiobook is great! Mike is really enthusiastic and tells you as it is!
Thank you Mike!

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Great listen

Great detail and Direct. Short and sweet for the win!! I did not listen to all his books in order but I plan on doing so again in order once I have listened to a majority of them.

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A passionate marriage

A highly recommended read whether you are looking to start a business, are an active entrepeneur, or even if you simply want a money-maker's perspective on goal setting and managing your finances intelligently.

Written in a delightful tongue-in-cheek manner, the book is rife with success stories and actionable examples. Unlike many of the motivational books, however, you are not expected to just light a fire under your ass through these tidbits alone, otherwise interspersed between dry number crunching and boring conflation about the importance of he who wrote, the mighty CEO. Instead, a humble tone and a self-deprecating yet simultaneously uplifting spirit creates an upward vortex of energy and can-do attitude.

I have read all the classics, and some of the obscures. Few have managed to keep me as interested in the economics aspect within the passionate marriage of a man and his business in entrepreneurship . Well done, well done.

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excellent read !

this guy is so motivating it's scary. I currently run a smaller business going for the big time and the ideas of scarcity really hit home. post covid, there isn't much on the roll, but there is opportunity galore ! a must read.