A consummate entrepreneur shares what he knows about starting a successful business without any money Terry Allen is the consummate entrepreneur. He started his first business at age seven, and, since 1965, he has started, grown, and sold more than twenty successful businesses. Now, in this thoroughly engaging guide/ memoir, he shares everything he's learned over the past thirty-five years about starting a business with no money down. Writing in a compelling, anecdotal style, Allen regales readers with the fascinating details of how he started a ski lodge, bought a publishing company, opened a pizza shop in Russia, and his many other adventures in entrepreneurship. Each chapter is centered around a stated principle or lesson that serves as the theme of the story, such as: how to start a business while in debt; how to avoid partnership traps; how to start a business with credit cards; how to convince your boss to underwrite your business; how to get the most out of low-cost marketing techniques; and how to create a real estate empire with no money down. Terry Allen (Chicago, IL) is a partner in Chicago Venture Partners, LP and the owner of Cardpayment Systems.
TERRY ALLEN is a classic entrepreneur who started his first business at the age of seven and went on to start more than 20 businesses. Currently he owns New Business Resources, LLC, a start-up company that offers a variety of services to over 100,000 newly formed businesses every month. Allen is also a partner in Chicago Venture Partners, LP.