The comprehensive guide to starting and growing your dream business. In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Jim Stovall shares the practical wisdom gained from his forty-year career as an award-winning entrepreneur alongside the time-tested strategies compiled by Dr. Kevin Schneider through his experience as the Director of the Stovall Center for Entrepreneurship at Oral Roberts University. Few books have offered both pragmatic, real-world examples and proven academic principles, as readers will find in The Art of Entrepreneurship. Transform your natural aptitudes, interests, and resources into a lucrative business as you discover: áThe key characteristics of an entrepreneurÑand whether you possess them. áMyths and misconceptions about entrepreneurshipÑitÕs not a get-rich-quick scheme, nor is it simply for people who want to work less and not have a boss. áHow to get started as an entrepreneurÑkeeping your current job as you turn your side hustle or creative idea into an empire. áWhy some entrepreneurs succeed when others struggleÑitÕs not about trading time for money; itÕs about creating a money machine. áThe values of entrepreneurshipÑfirst and foremost, service rendered to other people. áThe path of entrepreneurship from start to finishÑlearning when to pull the trigger and when to pull the plug. áHow to build the dream entrepreneur team that will support you in your journey.Entrepreneurship is both a science and an art. This book teaches both dimensionsÑthe hard skills and the soft skills, the action steps and the mindsetÑso that you can seize the opportunities for entrepreneurship in your midst and turn your business idea into a successful start-up that adds value to you, your family, your community, and the larger world.