Books & Books, Coral Gables. May 16, 2012. 6:30 p.m.
Books & Books wants to help kick-start someone’s ingenious idea! If you are in attendance tonight and sign-up to participate, Books & Books will invite you to submit your $100 Start-Up Idea by May 31st and with Chris’ help, we will select a winner to receive $100 to develop that idea. We’ll stay in touch during the course of six months, during which you will keep us informed of your progress. If you are able to get your business off the ground during that time, Books & Books will help you identify additional funding.
Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back.
There are many others like Chris – those who’ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn’t depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you’re sure it’s successful.
In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from an initial investment of $100 or less, and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.
Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to volunteer work in West Africa, he has visited nearly every country on earth before the age of 35. Host of the World Domination Summit, an international gathering of creative people, Chris is focused on encouraging individual quests while also “giving back.” His main website, ChrisGuillebeau.com, is visited by more than 300,000 people a month.
The $100 dollar start-up gift is generously provided by The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, a collaborating partner on this event.
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