A Summary of the Main Idea of

The Million-Dollar One-Person Business

Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.

By Elaine Pofeldt (2018)
It is now entirely feasible to set up an ultra-lean business with just one employee (yourself) and generate an annual turnover of $1 million or more. In the 2015 census, there were more than 38,000 firms in the United States alone which generated more than $1 million in revenue with no employees other than the owner. The key to growing your business to that level of revenue is to be very smart about making the most of the time you spend working. Growing your business to seven figures and beyond generally comes down to the same five basic steps:
I am a former senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine and have contributed to Fortune, Money, CNBC, Forbes, Inc., and many other publications. Based on my experience interviewing hundreds of entrepreneurs every year, I believe the vast majority of self-employed people have barely begun to unlock their potential in making the most of their businesses. That potential may be even greater than we imagine.
Elaine Pofeldt
ELAINE POFELDT is a journalist, content strategist and blogger. Her articles have been published in The Economist, Fortune, Money, INC., Forbes, Crain's New York Business and in other publications. She also acts as a ghostwriter helping corporations, nonprofits and private clients develop written materials. Her articles specialize in entrepreneurship, small business and careers. Elaine Pofeldt established and ran a national business plan competition for Fortune Small Business and has appeared as an expert guest on MSNBC and CNN. She is a graduate of Yale University.
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