You don't need millions of dollars to get your business idea off the ground, but you do need to START, with what you have and where you probably are, on a Ramen Noodle budget! If you can get creative with Ramen Noodles, you can get creative with your limited resources and overcome any roadblocks to starting your own business. Think about it: Ramen Noodles are one of the cheapest meals on the planet, but when you get creative and add additional ingredients you have at your fingertips, you can transform it from an inexpensive meal from your college "glory days" into a "grown-up" gourmet meal. You know you have what it takes to launch a startup. Now is the time to harness that gritty scrappiness, tap into your network to gather the resources you need to launch your business, and stand out-even with limited funds.Start Your Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget will show you how to: Leverage your limited resources and create your own opportunities Set unrealistic goals, with 5 key strategies-including when and why your goals should self-destruct!"Steal from celebrities" and become a media darling-and get tons of free press and social media mentions Dig deep, create a unique niche, and become a major disruptor Start the business you've been dreaming about!Nothing in this book is dry and boring. The quick-reading, highly informative chapters include such fun titles as "Carpe Noodle," "Stretching the Noodle," "Beware of the Drunken Noodle," No One Wants a Boring Noodle," "Every Noodle Has a Story"-and more-everything you need to get your business going on that Ramen Noodle Budget!
Felecia Hatcher-Pearson is a trailblazing social entrepreneur with an authentic voice for change, inspiring a new generation of leaders through her conversational talks on entrepreneurship, college funding, and personal branding. She was honored by the White House as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs under 30, was a TEDx presenter, and has been featured on NBC's Today Show's "Young African Americans Making History," on the Food Network, and in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Essence Magazine, and Black Enterprise.In 2008, after falling flat on her face while attempting to chase an ice cream truck in heels, Hatcher started her own gourmet ice pops and ice cream catering company, Feverish Ice Cream. The company specializes in vegan-friendly ice cream and ice pops for events and retail. Tapping into her marketing acumen, Hatcher formed strategic partnerships with many companies, including Universal Music, Adidas, Whole Foods, Live Nation, JCrew, Capitol Records, The W Hotel, and Vitamin Water, helping them promote their new products through her trucks, carts, social media networks, and sponsored ice cream give-a-ways. Feverish Ice Cream is dedicated to sustainability and innovation and donates a portion of each popsicle sold to charity. Hatcher and her partner Derick Pearson also run a youth entrepreneurship program called PopPreneurs to teach youngsters in urban areas how to become entrepreneurs through ice cream carts.