Author Felecia Hatcher believes that you don't need millions of dollars to get your business idea off the ground, but you do need to START, with what you have and where you probably are financially - on a Ramen Noodle budget! And that philosophy is the basis of her new book Start Your Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget: 12 Lessons on Becoming a Young Entrepreneur When You Are Broke!
Think about it: Ramen Noodles are one of the cheapest meals on the planet, but when you get creative and add ingredients you have at your fingertips, you can transform it from an inexpensive meal from your college "glory days" into a "grown-up" gourmet meal. So, if you can get creative with Ramen Noodles, you can get creative with limited resources and overcome any roadblocks to starting your own business. You know you have what it takes to launch a startup. It's time to harness that gritty scrappiness, tap into your network to gather the resources you need to launch your business, and stand out - even with limited funds.
This book is a crash course in the kick-butt principles of starting a business, designed specifically for entrepreneurs-in-the-making who have a unique business idea and are ready to bring it to life. Most of the information comes from Felicia Hatcher’s own personal experience, because she believes the best advice comes from someone who’s been there and done that.
"I’m a big advocate of starting small but constantly thinking big."
"In order to build traction with your big idea, it needs to be practical. Being practical can make it easier to start a business on a Ramen Noodle Budget."
"You can start a business now, with all of the resources you currently have and less than 1% of what you think you need to accomplish your grandiose vision. The key is to start where you are with what you have, by building a trial product just to get you into the game."
About the Author
Felecia Hatcher-Pearson is a White House Award-winning entrepreneur, badass business rainmaker, bestselling author, globally sought-after speaker, media darling, mother, and co-founder of Code Fever. She is also the former Chief Popsicle at Feverish Pops, a gourmet ice pop boutique and manufacturing brand with a Fortune 500 client roster that would make your head spin. For the past decade, Felecia has dedicated her life to inspiring a new generation of leaders through her conversational talks on Entrepreneurship, Tech Innovation, Funding, and Personal Branding. As the founder of Code Fever, Felecia has spearheaded the movement of the Miami Startup ecosystem focused on getting marginalized individuals to become major players in the innovation economy. She has been featured on a range of media channels including MSNBC, NBC's Today Show, The Cooking Channel, Essence Magazine, Entrepreneur, BET, Black Enterprise, and the Miami Herald.
Why LoA loves it….
Often, one of the things holding millennials back from following their dreams and starting a business is fear of the unknown and a worry that they do not have the necessary capital to start. Author Felecia Hatcher-Pearson in her really accessible book provides a host of strategies and really practical ideas to help any aspirant young entrepreneur to start a business. She advocates for harnessing the power of technology, avoiding a lot of the old-school business theory and stuffy textbooks, and just starting. This is a great read for any millennial aspirant entrepreneur who needs to build confidence and knowledge ready for that all important business launch. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa