Whatever your situation, this is the book to help you get started. Finding the Sweet Spot explains how sustainable, responsible, and joyful natural enterprises differ from most jobs, and it provides the framework for building your own natural enterprise. You’ll learn how to find partners who will help make your venture successful, how to do world-class market research, how to innovate, how to build resilience into your enterprise, and how to avoid the land mines that sink so many small businesses. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to find the sweet spot where your gifts, your passions, and your purpose intersect.
"Pollard gives an insightful overview of the entrepreneurial process, and the book itself stands testament to the success of the author’s methods. " - The Publishers Weekly
"Sweet Spot is written in clear, conversational language that is easy to understand. Pollard’s enthusiasm for the subject comes through and he uses anecdotes from his own life in some cases to illustrate points." - The Panelist
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