Scott Gerber is launching his newest book, Never Get a “Real” Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke December 8th. I was able to attend his class on raising capital at a recent Entrepreneur.com event and can guarantee he is not short of phenomenal. Under 30 years of age, Mr. Gerber has wisdom far beyond his years.
Scott is a serial entrepreneur, internationally syndicated small business columnist, angel investor and public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Gerber Enterprises, an entrepreneurial incubator and venture management company that invests capital, management expertise, and marketing services into innovative early and mid-stage companies.
He is part of the Young Entrepreneur Council, which is comprised of the world’s top young entrepreneurs, business owners and thought leaders.
Some of his quick tips on raising money are:
- Money won’t make you successful
- Be realistic
- If you don’t buy it, they won’t either
- The best time to raise money is when you don’t need it
- Fund-raising should never be the first alternative
- Don’t go broke raising money
If you are a young entrepreneur or anyone in a transitional stage, (at any age) I recommend that you pre-order Scott’s book today. It will be well worth it.