Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies is a value-packed book for both aspiring and already successful business owners. The book shares 50 major hard-won secrets for bootstrapping successful million dollar companies. These secrets are fueled by the struggles and triumphs of FreeeUp’s co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Connor Gillivan, author of the book, and the company’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Hirsch.
Connor Gillivan, Content Marketing Whiz
Connor is widely published online and coaches entrepreneurs on launching and building their own eCommerce businesses through his personal blog. He is a serial entrepreneur who has been building million dollar businesses since his college years. He co-founded Portlight with business partner Nathan Hirsch out of their dorm rooms, just 7 short years ago. Connor and Nathan met at Quinnipiac University where they took business classes together and discovered a mutual passion for eCommerce and bootstrapping. As CEO of Portlight, Connor nurtured a powerhouse 60-person team to run the day-to-day operations like clockwork while Nathan captained the sales department. Today, Connor and Nathan run FreeeUp, a highly effective and fast-growing online hiring platform with a unique system that makes human resources a breeze.
This upcoming book is the cumulative result of the fast friendship and dedicated partnership between Connor and Nathan. Having developed keen processes and systems over the 7 years of running businesses together, Nathan and Connor had amassed quite an inventory of guiding principles by 2016. Once Connor went through them, he could not shake the power that he saw in those words and bookmarked what would evolve into the book that he had long dreamed of writing. In the following months, time was carved out from their busy schedules to dedicate to discussing the finer points and getting them on paper. Together, Connor and Nathan are a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced in each crackerjack chapter of Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies.
Behind Free Up Your Business
As a young entrepreneur, Connor voraciously consumed as much information as he could find in print, video and from entrepreneurial icons about starting and growing businesses. This book is his tribute to the entrepreneurs of the future, sharing the best of his knowledge and experience as his predecessors generously shared with him. Connor is driven to make a positive impact on aspiring entrepreneurs. As a firm believer in self-education, he has authored this book to be a potent tool of transformation to help business owners cultivate their dream with solid nuggets of invaluable information.
Inside Free Up Your Business
This book is a must-read for anyone who is thinking about launching a business, or has plans for expanding and streamlining an existing business. The book goes through 6 potentially troublesome areas of building businesses, sharing the real experiences of Connor and Nathan and focusing on bootstrapping for minimum investment and faster growth. If you seek to take your business to the next level and beyond, these secrets are for you:
1. Get the financials down – set the essentials of managing your finances to shrewdly fund business growth.
2. Create your strategic plan…with an open mind – plan for where you want to be in 1, 5, 10 years, but be sensitive to the winds of change and open to fresh approaches and opportunities.
3. Build a reliable, trusting, and intelligent team – know that you cannot build and operate a million dollar business alone, but must pass on tasks to a team that shares your values so you can prioritize the areas that you need to focus on for growth.
4. Lead and organize like a real boss – be an inspiration to your team so that they are motivated push the company’s purpose forward with you and care for the business as you do.
5. Make sure you are prioritizing – get super organized and choose your battles so that you can successfully tackle your tremendous workload in a way that consistently builds your business.
6. Always put the customer first – approach customers with the attitude and respect that they will recognize and appreciate as a genuine gesture of not only good faith but a responsible business that deserves their patronage.
A Sneak Peek into the 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies
Free Up Your Business promises valuable secrets that any entrepreneur can use to bootstrap and grow a successful business. To show you that it delivers as advertised, here is an exclusive look at one treasure of many from each chapter that you will uncover within its pages:
1. Bootstrap It: Discover bootstrapping and how it can help your launch and grow your business without the need for excessive outside investment with cash flow positive models and smart finance management for top and bottom line growth.
2. Be Open to Change: Create a strategic business plan that drives your business to achieve goals while being flexible enough to take advantage of unforeseen circumstances that can boost your business while remaining true to your vision.
3. Masterful Onboarding: Learn the 5 step process that Connor and Nathan have been developing and using themselves over the years to put together stellar teams that function independently and fully within your expectations to foster sound business growth.
4. Delegate Tasks: Learn the art of passing on tasks that has been a foundational principle of high impact leaders so that you can continuously focus your time on leading your company to the next level.
5. Value Others’ Time: Gain a true appreciation of other people’s time so that they will feel your sincerity and you can build strong relationships with key industry persons that will allow you to connect on a totally different plane.
6. Converting Angry Customers: Practice the proven 6 step process for approaching angry customers to bring the conversation back around, preserving and strengthening the client relationships that are key to your business success.
Get Your Copy Today
If you are intrigued by these 6 teaser secrets from the full 50 life changing tips and stories, order your copy today and grab other pre-order perks. The book will also be available on FreeeUp.com and Amazon.com in eBook, Audiobook, and paperback formats from April 26th.