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Inspiration for Entrepreneurs

Self-made millionaire and CNBC host Donny Deutsch mentions some of my financing tips for entrepreneurs in his new book, “The Big Idea: How to Make Your Enterpreneurial Dreams Come True, from the Aha Moment to Your First Million.” I appeared on the Big Idea around this time last year; Donny is a smart, charismatic person, and he offers plenty of inspiration here for entrepreneurs struggling in this unprecedent economy.  

The Big Idea book features profiles of folks who’ve appeared on the program — and I say “folks”, because that’s one of the things I loved about the program (currently on hiatus), it offered a platform for everyday people who discovered a brilliant idea and had the moxie to execute on it. When I was on the program, for instance, one of the guests was Kaile Warren Jr., a Maine contractor who went from being homeless in 1996 to founding the handyman franchise Rent-A-Husband, which had $13 million in sales in 2007.  (Obviously Deutsch also interviews big-name CEOs, but I love the stories from the little guys.)

The book provides both the stories and practical tips and insights on what it takes to create a successful business. Deutsch did that himself on Madison Avenue, turning a small ad agency into one of the nation’s top ten firms, with $2.8 billion in revenue.

For a recap of my tips on the show, click here.

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One Response to “Inspiration for Entrepreneurs”

  1. davidcane Says:


    The work you are doing is wonderful…thanks for helping me and the many entrpreneurs who have dreams of success.

    I have recently published a book (December 2008) entitled “The Short Book on Happiness: Transform Your Life in 10 Days” which I believe you will like…please take a look if you have an opportunity. It is out on My website is and my blog is

    David Cane


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