Giveaway Of Another Copy of $1,000 Dollars & An Idea – Entrepreneur To Billionaire.

Giveaway has ended. Some of you may remember that back in November I gave away a copy of “$1,000 Dollars & An Idea” by Sam Wyly, and My Two Dollars reader Deborah won that copy. Well, lucky for you I found my other copy of the book and I want to give this one away as well! Here is what I said about the book last time:

Mr. Wyly wrote this book to tell readers what he learned while starting all his various companies – University Computing, Maverick Capital, Michaels Stores and Green Mountain Energy. The title of the book stems from the fact that he took $1,000 of his savings to start University Computing, took it public two years later, and became a millionaire at just 30 years old. If you should be reading about anyone starting with nothing and growing a business into something this big, it is definitely Mr. Wyly.

Without sounding like an egotistical businessman, he talks a lot about exactly what it takes to start and grow very successful businesses, which is great for people like me working to get their own things going. It’s a great combination of both a story and advice and makes for a pretty interesting read. The most important thing to take away from this book? Have confidence in yourself, as you will never succeed if you don’t. If you are struggling to start a business or need some encouragement along the way, you should check out this book.

So, want to win this copy? I am making it easy this time – all you have to do is leave a comment here on this post (with your email address so I can contact you if you win) and I will randomly select the winner from those who comment. Only one entry per person, open to US residents only (due to shipping costs), and the contest will end Friday, February 6th at 8am MST with the winner being announced later that morning. Good luck! Giveaway has ended.

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  1. Waylon says:

    Let me jump right in here. I am finally getting myself motivated to enter the entrepreneur realm. This sounds like a good book to help point me in the right direction.
    Thanks, Waylon
    [email protected]

  2. aaron says:

    Love the site and hope I manage to get this book because I need any bit of help I can get!

  3. Tony Vincent says:

    i’ve heard great things about this text. pls include me in the drawing.
    thanks much.

  4. rrgg says:

    Awesome. Thanks!

  5. Linda Duty says:

    Thank You, I belong to your blog. Starting a buisness is very hard, but if you have the right ideas it can work.

  6. I just found your site this morning and subscribed, very happy to have found you! Would love this book, of course! 🙂 Thanks!

  7. Sounds good. Count me in.

  8. OAB says:

    Love your blog. Thanks for the opportunity

  9. mde3 says:

    Been reading your blog for a while now. Very well done. Plus, Wyly is a fellow alum.

  10. John says:

    I really enjoy your site.

    Sounds like an interesting book. Count me in.

  11. Love the premise of the book. Thanks for the post.

  12. I ‘ve become a regular reader of your blog, thank you.

  13. Andrea says:

    Keep up the good work. – Andrea

  14. Sounds like a great book….time for me to start another business!

  15. Justin says:

    Sounds like a great book. It may be just the thing I need to kick start a business. Thanks for the chance.

  16. Start-Up says:

    maybe this book will make me a billionaire too!

  17. brooke pulver says:

    love your site read it daily i could really use this book – hope i win!

  18. Jaime says:

    I’ve been a regular reader of My Two Dollars and have learned a lot from your posts, so thank you…

    Also, I’d love a copy of this book!

  19. John says:

    I hope to make a run at my first start-up but hopefully will be doing so while keeping my full-time job until things take off.

  20. Calimom says:

    Sounds like a book that I need to read.

  21. Laura says:

    The book sounds great! I’m a sole proprioter/SBO who would love to expand, but scared to take that step!

  22. Sounds like an interesting book – I’d love to give it a read.

  23. Rich says:

    Having worked in one of Sam’s companies I saw the ideas in his book in action. They truly work.

  24. james jackson says:

    Looks like a good book.

  25. ains hassan says:

    What a story.

  26. Travis @ CMM says:

    I want to be a millionaire!!!

  27. I want a copy. 🙂

  28. Shanny says:

    Very interested in this book!

  29. DebbieT says:

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the great information.

  30. Nathan says:

    Looks like a good read. I’m very interested in reading it.

  31. Gail says:

    I’m in.

  32. Paul says:

    thanks for your blog and this opportunity. i hope i win! i liked that you wrote, “Without sounding like an egotistical businessman…” i may just go get this book even if i don’t win.

  33. Cheryl says:

    Sounds like a great book for my hubby — he’s always coming up with a great idea for side-income and maybe this would help him focus and get one of them up off the ground! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  34. Heather says:

    Sounds like a great book. Sign me up.

  35. Mary Kay says:

    Let’s put the pedal to the medal on this one!

  36. Phyllis says:

    I just found your website. Looks like I am going to have to set some time aside each day to read. LOTS of good information!

  37. shawna says:

    count me in!

  38. Sam says:

    Count me in. Any chance two comments counts for two chances of winning? Cause I will comment all day!

  39. mindy says:

    just made it thanks for the giveaway

  40. Jenny says:

    count me in.
    i hope i win!