The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money!
by Steve Mariotti
As a teenager, I remember reading business books directed toward my age group. I felt that they were too simplified and regurgitated the same information. The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money! by Steve Mariotti was the text that I was looking for as a teenager.
This book fills the gap between brightly colored, simplistic text aimed towards young people and dry, complicated resources meant for adults. The text is bursting with information and is complex without being overwhelming. You do not need a business degree to understand the information presented. It is great overview of running a business for people who have a solid idea or just have the entrepreneurial spirit without a concrete idea. Mariotti walks you through the different aspects of starting and running a business, using a real young people as examples. I particularly enjoyed when the featured young people spoke about the set backs they had in their endeavors. This gave a more realistic picture of running a business. I would highly recommend this text as a tool for any person or any age with little experience determined to start their own business.