Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Monday, February 25, 2013


Review below from Amazon.com, for all reviews of John Wren's little book, what some say is the best book about startup ever written (thanks Mom!)  CLICK HERE.

5.0 out of 5 stars 
Daring Mighty Things-- The Simplest Way to Start Your First (or Next) New Business, February 12, 2013
By 
Steven P. Henneke (Fort Collins, CO United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Daring Mighty Things-- The Simplest Way to Start Your First (or Next) New Business. (Kindle Edition)
John's book is absolutely spectacular. Though short, "Daring Mighty Things" is a remarkable read with an impressive amount of information. I've read similar books that are three to four times as long but only contain a fraction of the useful advice John provides in these insightful, succinct pages. Having been involved in a number of private ventures over the years -- some lucrative, some not so -- I truly wish I had had "Daring Mighty Things" back in the day. Currently the vice-president of operations with a global firm that, over the past decade, has been developed from what began as a barely-profitable, at-home, mom-and-pop business, I can honestly say that, if my team had at its disposal the blessing that is "Daring Mighty Things" in late 2002 and early 2003, the time required to make the transition into an international firm would have been cut in half. As John eloquently says, "If market research and formal planning worked as well as the SBA thinks they do, we'd have a planned economy, not a market economy."

I can think of no better book to recommend to individuals starting their own businesses, whether they be large or small. Outstanding work, John.

Steve Henneke,
Vice-President of Operations,
Guerrilla Brands, Inc.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Any feedback you have about the current little book, what you like, what you don't like, would be very much appreciated.

Would you be willing to let me put the story of your startup in a future edition? If so, please see submission guidelines on http://www.SmallBizChamber.org

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New (final?) version of "Connect to Win" just posted on http://www.johnwren.com/  My intention is to print it in booklet form, start distributing it at all IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops and at talks I give on the same topic to service clubs, chambers of commerce, and neighborhood associations between now and the 2012 Colorado Caucuses.

John Wren

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This week I published "Connect to Win" (click here to see it) on the Denver Post's Your Hub.

The final version of this, perhaps expanded to a book, will become the handbook for the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, once it has moved from virtual to real, with a board of directors, an office and staff, recognition by the IRS as a 501C3, and a budget. Our mission: To strengthen the grassroots in business and politics by helping local chambers of commerce to offer IDEA CafĂ© Startup Workshops and Franklin Circle Peer Advisory Groups to their members. If you’d like to help, contact me at (303)861-1447 or John@JohnWren.com. Thanks! John

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I've revised the article in the Statesman Newspaper that was published last fall (see link below) and made it into a 4-page booklet for anyone starting in a new direction with their work. If you'd like a copy email me at John@JohnWren.com

I'm also going to submit the revised text to Denver newspapers again. My hope is that people who are new to Colorado or just new to Colorado politics will start getting more involved prior to the 2012 Colorado Caucuses.