Non-Fiction Review of The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business


The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business by Steve Mariotti

Age Range: 14 and up

Genre: Non-fiction/business

Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Crown Business; 3 Rev Upd edition (April 29, 2014)

Source: From publisher for review

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Through stories of young entrepreneurs who have started businesses, this
book illustrates how to turn hobbies, skills, and interests into
profit-making ventures. Mariotti describes the characteristics of the
successful entrepreneur and covers the nuts and bolts of getting a
business up, running and successful.


About the Author:

Steve Mariotti is the founder and president of the National Foundation
for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a non-profit organization that has
taught over twenty-five thousand young people across the country how to
start their own small businesses. 


My Thoughts:

If you or your teen are interested in starting a business,
you will definitely want to read this book. It’s intended for high
school students, college students, and anyone else that has has no
entrepreneurial experience. It goes through just about everything
involved in starting and running a business, illustrating the different topics with stories of successful entrepreneurs.

While most of the business books I’ve read cover only one type of
business, this book was very comprehensive of all business types,
financing options, marketing, investing, and so forth. It also has
examples, a glossary, and concrete ideas. While it doesn’t spend too
long on any one topic, it gives a good overview. It’s not the only
business book you’ll need to read, but it should be one of the first. It
explains everything in easy to understand language and includes
vocabulary definitions along the way.

Source: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.


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