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Book Review – Freesourcing by Jonathan Yates

In Non-Fiction Writing on March 26, 2011 at 23:38

Freesourcing: How to Start a Business with No Money

There are many who see the formation of a company as a life-dream. There are many who see it as the next step. Whichever view that you hold, there is always one worry when embarking on a new venture. How much is it going to cost?

In his book, “Freesourcing – how to start a business with no money“, Jonathan Yates attempts to prove that cost can be avoided when starting a business. His book how to provide your startup with all of the assets and resources that it will need at minimal or zero cost.

He admits that there will be times where costs will have to be spent – for instance in providing the official paperwork for company formation, but the basic premise holds, through ideas such as bartering for goods and services, as well as harnessing the power of word-of-mouth to get your company’s message across.

This is not that this book is averse to utilising current technologies to support your business. Applications such as Twitter and Audioboo help you get your website noticed in the journey to those sales which you need to survive.

“Freesourcing” is a little like sustainable living for the internet generation. Are there things in your house, or your friend’s houses that you can beg, borrow or steal to populate a small office. Are there things that you can do, that will elicit a payment in the form of a piece of equipment.

We are all being told that sustainability will become the essence of our lifestyles in the future. This could be the first salvo in an ethos that redirects our lives into a culture where we waste not what we want not, and this is to the author’s credit. There are so many opportunities to obtain help and equipment for free, that we’d be fools not to take advantage of it.

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