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Shane Carroll


5.0 out of 5 stars A great read. Genuinely insightful for founders serious about ensuring their new business succeeds.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 April 2023

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As founder of a successful startup (that was eventually acquired by a major multinational) I found this to be a very sober and structured guide to managing a young business.

Noreen has an incredibly clear and concise way of structuring complex topics into simple steps.

In this book Noreen and Eugene didn't seek to excite you with vague and unspecific high-level strategic tips. It is a sober and accessible step-by-step guide on how to get the important details right, and make your business a success.

It was this advice that certainly helped mine.
5 star, must-buy, and highly recommended.

Lady Jane

5.0 out of 5 stars Best business startup book I'v read yet.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 April 2023

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Loved the layout of this book. It was easy to read and understand and was very helpful to me and is a practical book. Would recommend this book for all business owners not just startups. Also a great book for business students. I liked that it covered so many subjects including preparing business plans, raising funding,
accounting and finance and practical issues like insurance, recruiting business partners, recruiting and managing staff. Also I liked that it covered technology and smart working. Overall a fantastic book to have with you on your desk.

Amazon Customer


5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Read and a Valuable Resource

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 April 2023

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The layout of the book is easy to read and the content is straight to the point. Valuable information, anyone looking to start-up their own business should certainly digest book. Great information on protecting intellectual property.

Niall Norton


5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide for start up success

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 April 2023

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This is a really useful, well written, guidebook for startups and even established growing businesses that want to check their compass. Very much worth a read.

Amazon Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars What a fabulous book !

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2023

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Noreen has some fantastic advice on how to run a startup from the planning stages all the way to growing and selling the company.

Check it out!

warren sargent

5.0 out of 5 stars A great book

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 April 2023

Some excellent insights.

Top reviews from other countries



5.0 out of 5 stars Entrepreneurship does &donts

Reviewed in the United States on 16 May 2023

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I have read books on entrepreneurship before but this book is unique because it walks you through the business start up step by step covering everything you need to know and gives great references. It suggestsstarting your business using cutting edge technologies to give you a competitive edge.I liked the way it explained financial matters business plans and the case study was a great success

J. Wallace

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent comprehensive guidebook for starting your own successful business.

Reviewed in the United States on 27 March 2023

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This is a valuable read for people running businesses and students who want to learn about business: many who start a new business have a great idea but need step-by-step guidance that they can rely on, especially in their first few vital years.

This is a guide you can use time and time again. It protects your business from sudden unwelcome surprises and obstacles stopping growth. It includes a strategic approach, including a comprehensive business plan and a legal plan to ensure compliance with local and national regulations; insurance matters, accounting, and finance are very well covered, cash flows are explained in detail, and they are the bloodline of any business, fundraising and pitching to investors. The mock case study brings it all together.

It also covers bookkeeping and accounting, which few similar books do. I like that it explains the difference between accounting profit and cash flow, which is essential to understand. It is straightforward and easy to follow and a book to keep in your bottom drawer.

I recommend this book to all business people starting or running a business.

Literary Titan Review

TITAN ★★★★★
In the world of entrepreneurship, it’s a known fact that a significant percentage of startups fail within their first year. The Startup Checklist for Success, authored by Hynes and Savage, serves as an invaluable guidebook for budding entrepreneurs seeking to navigate these challenging initial phases and beyond. The authors have artfully distilled the essence of entrepreneurship into digestible components, emphasizing the importance of a solid foundation and detailing each step, from personal development and idea-pitching to financial management and operational nuances.

The strength of this book lies in its blend of fundamental business principles, practical insights, and often overlooked information critical for long-term success. Hynes and Savage masterfully render intricate business concepts into accessible language, providing clear and concise illustrations for understanding the company’s accounts. It’s akin to a comprehensive textbook for entrepreneurship, offering an assortment of strategic advice and nuggets of wisdom.

The Startup Checklist for Success endeavors to be an entrepreneur’s trusted companion throughout their business journey. It is a compendium of diverse yet essential information, encapsulating hard skills such as bookkeeping and calculating break-even points, along with softer elements like managing one’s ego and understanding the necessity of reevaluation in the face of failure. It has the unique ability to decode complex financial concepts into simpler terms, thereby enabling entrepreneurs to grasp the pivotal aspects of their venture.

The authors’ strategy of condensing complex subjects makes the content more accessible to readers. They offer a helpful overview of potential accounting hurdles an entrepreneur might encounter without intending to deliver exhaustive instruction on creating accounting books.

This book is a great tool for anyone involved in a business venture, whether in the idea stage, recently established, or long-standing. It is a practical guide to the entrepreneurial world, presenting the author’s first-hand experiences and implicitly conveying their tacit knowledge. Although it doesn’t promise to instantly metamorphose the reader into a business expert, it certainly addresses critical questions pertaining to the establishment and operation of companies. In a landscape where not everyone has access to mentorship from a successful businessperson, The Startup Checklist for Success provides the necessary guidance and wisdom that every entrepreneur can benefit from. TITAN ★★★★★


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