Looking to start your own business? Fresh off the press is author and entrepreneur William S. Parrish’s new book, Making Bold Moves: Creating Multimillion-Dollar Success in 500 Days or Less! “I’m really excited about the book. It’s meant to be an encouraging, inspirational story for emerging entrepreneurs, young professionals and anyone who is working on their own version of success,” says Parrish.
Parrish started his construction management firm, NobleStrategy, in 2002 while working full-time and hasn’t looked back since. For 20 years, he has navigated his way through the business world and has experienced, first-hand, the hard work and the unknowns that go along with being an entrepreneur. Fortunately for readers, his formula for success has prompted him to write the book and share his path with others. “There are 14 chapters and each chapter is a concept. Instead of writing a book about my life, I decided to write something that people could use right away. At the end of each chapter and sometimes at the beginning, I talk about how the lesson worked for us and how we actually applied it to what we do,” he says.
Part roadmap and part motivational business guide, Making Bold Moves offers sage advice on how to maintain your business through both the peaks and the pitfalls of entrepreneurship. Explains Parrish, “It’s really a story of how we started the business. I quit my full-time job in 2005 and less than 18 months later we had grossed close to $2 million in revenue. We’re a professional services firm so that’s really just consulting fees. That’s pretty substantial. We want to grow to a much larger firm but I started the research and of the 27 million or so U.S. businesses, as per the Small Business Administration, only about 8 percent of them gross over $1 million annually. So I realized there’s a story to tell.”
The author says that owning a business can be advantageous for a number of reasons. “I enjoy being able to leverage resources, support the younger generation of aspiring entrepreneurs, create and structure my own time, and serve on local boards,” he says. A member of several local boards and an adjunct professor at New York University, Parrish encourages others to make their dreams become a reality.