Smarts, Guts and Luck

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About the author:
Ty Freyvogel is an Entrepreneur who has founded more than a dozen businesses in fields as diverse as weight-loss, automotive services, technology and retail over the course of his 38-year career. Following his graduation from John Carroll University (JCU) in 1970 he served a stint as an officer in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps before joining the family funeral business in Pittsburgh.

But in the early 1970s he saw new opportunities in the impending deregulation of the communications industry, so he founded a consulting firm to offer a variety of leading-edge telecommunications services to both small and large corporations. Over time, these businesses consolidated into Freyvogel Communications, Inc., which is still thriving three decades later.

A graduate of the Entrepreneurial Management Program conducted by the Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Ty has lent his talents to many organizations, among them the JCU Alumni Board of Trustees, JCU Board of Regents, Hiram College Board of Trustees, Catholic Cemetery Association Board of Trustees, and the Grove City College Entrepreneurship Advisory Council. He is a Member of the Order of Knights of Malta and until recently served on their Board of Directors.

Ty is the author of three books: Smarts, Guts & Luck: Straight Talk for Entrepreneurs, It's Not Your Smarts - It's Your Schmooze and Seize the Century. He created a website called MakingSenseofYourBusiness.com which provides entrepreneurs with practical advice on how to launch and operate a small business. His articles have been published or excerpted in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and many others.

Ty is a communicator and educator who serves on numerous non-profit boards and provides volunteer guidance to many worthy causes. In his spare time Ty enjoys playing golf, riding his mountain bike, reading and traveling. He resides in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania with his wife Katherine. They are the parents of seven and the grandparents of twenty.

Smarts, Guts and Luck
 

Straight Talk for Entrepreneurs

Authored by Ty Freyvogel
Edition: First

This forthright book is a "must-read" for anyone either thinking of starting a new business or anyone already running a small enterprise. It's brimming with sharp insights and practical advice to help you navigate the road ahead. Smarts, Guts and Luck has already become a "bible" for entrepreneurs who want to avoid the pitfalls and seize the opportunities of small business ownership. This invaluable book delivers countless secrets for success, ranging from developing one's intuition to recruiting the ideal employee and balancing life/work. There's a lot of powerful advice in here that speaks directly to the reality of being an independent business owner.

Cindy Potts of The Retailer's Advantage said "Ty Freyvogel has a formula: 1/3 Smarts, 1/3 Guts, and 1/3 Luck add up to exactly what you need to make it as an independent business owner. In a short gem of a book, Freyvogel delivers countless secrets for success, ranging from developing one's intuition to recruiting the ideal employee and balancing life and work. There's a lot of powerful advice in here that speaks directly to the reality of being an independent business owner."

Michael J. Falcone, founder of the Michael J. Falcone Entrepreneurship Program at Syracuse University explained, "I have been in business for myself from the age of 16 and I would encourage anyone who is contemplating going into business for themselves to read Ty's book Smarts, Guts and Luck and keep it as a reference guide."


Publication Date:
2008-06-15
ISBN/EAN13:
1511945125 / 9781511945127
Page Count:
168
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / Small Business / General




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