Highlighting the Real Entrepreneur Process/ Untitled Book Idea Proposal

Overview

This book intends to align an eclectic group of entrepreneurs who are still in the beginning stages of their process and endeavors. This book will highlight 20-25 essays from entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and small business owners on the actual realities of becoming sustainable and impactful in the work we are doing. The authors will be diverse in types of work, geography, and will reflect a group of entrepreneurs that are not generally highlighted in books and media.

This book is not to be the voice of one person who has journeyed through their experience and now has great success to discuss and reflect on: It is meant to be told by those in the muck of the process and have to deal everyday with the real sweat, tears, connections, love, passion, and fight it takes to accomplish their goals. The vision of this book is to bring relatable stories to other entrepreneurs going through similar circumstances.  This work is difficult and there are no real road maps on how to accomplish our goals.

Ultimately this book aims to put a little pocket change in the hands of the contributors while generating money to assist entrepreneurs in an accelerator program in Madison, Wisconsin.  This program will be focused on supporting entrepreneurs of color, female entrepreneurs, and LGBTQ entrepreneurs.

Purpose

To compile a list of essays from entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and small business owners about different topics and struggles of getting their personal goals accomplished.  This book will include essays from 20-25 different authors who will all be compensated for their work. All remaining profits will be directed to a fund to support entrepreneurs in an accelerator program.

Who Should Submit

It is encouraged that all entrepreneurs with new businesses or endeavors submit an essay.  If you feel you have a unique story that other people can learn from with a specific topic in mind, then submit.  If you’re frustrated at the hoops and found best practices that would help others, then submit. If you have a niche market that it too a long time to figure out, then you should submit. If you find yourself telling a funny story about your success or path to success, then you should submit.

If you have more than one idea, please submit them both.

The Essay

Essays will need to be 750 to 2500 words.  Sometimes a point can be made very quickly. Sometimes it takes a little more time.  The essay should have substance and detail but still contain one topic, point, or best practice. The book will be constructed with the different topics in mind.

Timeline (Rough draft of dates)

August 15th, 2017:         Submission deadline.

August 30th, 2017:       Selection committee decide and invitations sent out to authors.

October 9th, 2017:       Authors final personal drafts submitted.

November 1st, 2017:   Final edit suggestions will be sent out to authors.

November 20th, 2017: Final draft essays due.

December 1st, 2017:    Book completely constructed. Online pre-orders available

December 15th, 2017: Book published and live online.

TBD:                            To be published in print copy.

Submission Process

If you are interested, please submit your essay topic(s) by August 1st.  To submit, please send the following information in a one page PDF.

  • Name
  • Biography of you as an entrepreneur (no more than 250 words)
  • Email address
  • Essay topic (no more than 250 words)
  • Relevance of the topic (no more than 150 words)

***If you have more than one topic to submit, please submit it in a separate PDF. Thank you!

Submissions can be emailed to gregg@projectkinect.com subject ‘essay submission’.


I am so excited to facilitate this project.  I know there is a great need for the voices of the real entrepreneur and small business community to be heard and this could be a fantastic vehicle to do it.

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please reach out to me.  I am open to any thoughts on this process.

With so much love,

Gregg