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The Entrepreneurial Engineer by John R. Callister, Michael B. Timmons

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4 Developing Your Business Concept

The sign on the door of opportunity reads PUSH.

Unknown

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Niccolo Machiavelli

4.0 Entrepreneur’s Diary

When I was trying to start my fish business, I had a very difficult time trying to raise the capital to launch the business; I needed about $500,000. The central idea of the business was to raise tilapia (no one even knew what a tilapia was back then) using indoor recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology, which was far removed from a tried-and-tested technology at that time. The problem was that just about every investment that had ...

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