Jim R. Sapp Wins Top Award for His Book for Entrepreneurs

June 10, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
ForeWord Magazine awarded a Gold Medal to Jim R. Sapp for his comprehensive, practical book for aspiring entrepreneurs, Starting Your First Business: Gain Independence and Love Your Work.

A jury of librarians, booksellers, and reviewers chose Mr. Sapp’s book over ten other finalists in the Business & Economics category, in their Book of the Year Awards that honor excellence in independent publishing. Each year, ForeWord Magazine’s prestigious Awards distinguish authors of new books that excel as quality, original editorial works.

Starting Your First Business: Gain Independence and Love Your Work by Jim R. Sapp provides what new entrepreneurs need most: practical tools and guidance about how to properly set up and successfully run a business.
Upon receiving the Award at Book Expo America in New York on June 3, Jim R. Sapp said, “As an entrepreneur who wrote this book for entrepreneurs, I’m honored by the Gold Medal, as well as by knowing the book serves a purpose for the growing population of people starting new businesses.”
According to statistics, Americans are creating new small businesses at a historic rate and are increasingly risking everything to build the dream. Yet many new entrepreneurs have very little experience running a business. “New business owners are experts in their fields,” says award-winning entrepreneur Jim R. Sapp. “Many of them have years of experience in their particular fields, but running a small business requires a broad range of skills that very few jobs require.” To address that knowledge gap, Starting Your First Business: Gain Independence and Love Your Work was written as a comprehensive startup resource filled with real-world, how-to advice and examples. In addition, Mr. Sapp provides helpful worksheets for business, from a business plan checklist and spreadsheets to an incorporation checklist, available at http://www.sappbiz.com.

About Jim R. Sapp

As an Entrepreneur of the Year and Blue Chip Enterprise Award winner, Jim Sapp is particularly well suited to advise novice entrepreneurs. He is a national business consultant, highly respected speaker, and is founder and director of the American Small Business Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to nurturing small businesses through education and referrals to lending and leasing institutions.

Starting Your First Business: Gain Independence and Love Your Work (Rylinn Publishing, LLC, 280 pages, paperback, ISBN: 0-9748781-0-3, USA price: $17.95), is available from bookstores, amazon.com, and www.sappbiz.com or by calling 800-805-0996.