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Author Richard Hooker on Conversations LIVE Radio with Cyrus A. Webb

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Richard Hooker to discuss building a business in these uncertain economic times and what you can learn from him and his experiences in his new book SHOESTRING VENTURE. The show will be heard on the radio dial at 92. 3 FM in Arkansas and online through Blogtalkradio.com. Friday at 1p.m. [...]

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Richard Hooker and Jim Blasingame offer some tips on how to start up your small business.

Tune-in to Jim Blasingame. Richard will be discussing some tips on how to start a business and the updated Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible coming out in June 2010. Here is the link to Jim Blasingame’s interview on May 21, 2010 @ 7:00 a.m. EST. - http://www.smallbusinessadvocate.com/show/schedule If you miss it, this link will have [...]

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Shoestring Venture Kindle Version Now 99¢

Shoestring Venture Kindle Version Now 99¢

We’re offering the Kindle edition for a buck! To our Followers, Fans and Friends. You are getting this Press Release, before it goes out to the press. Thank you for your continued support….. Declaring the 2010’s to be the “decade of the entrepreneur,” Shoestring Publishing is offering its flagship book, Shoestring Venture: The Startup Guide, [...]

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Shoestring Venture for 2010

Shoestring Venture for 2010

We wish you the greatest success and happiness for 2010. Depending on how mathphilic or mathphobic you are, we have either entered the last decade of the naughties or the first decade of the twenty-teens. Either way, it seems we all have big plans to close out the decade (or start the new one) with [...]

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The Small Business Advocate — Encore Performance!

Find interviews with Small Business experts on the Small Business Advocate show Back in August, I had the great honor to be a guest on Jim Blasingame’s Small Business Advocate Show — heard on 40 radio stations nationwide. And, in my humble opinion, one of the most sophisticated Web presences in radio. To my great [...]

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Steve Monas featured on SingleStartups.com

Steve Monas featured on SingleStartups.com

Steve has spent a lifetime as an entrepreneur, so check out his interview! No, it’s not a dating site for lonely startup companies who would otherwise be hopelessly trolling around CraigsList. SingleStartups.com profiles young, energetic entrepreneurs who just so happen to be single, and publishes articles and interviews on what motivates them, what lifestyle they’ve [...]

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Jim Blasingame Small Business Advocate Show

Find interviews with Small Business experts on the Small Business Advocate show I had the great honor and privilege of being on Jim Blasingame’s Small Business Advocate last week. Now, I’ve been doing my fair share of radio interviews, but this was truly exceptional. If you weren’t around for the live broadcast last Tuesday, we’ve [...]

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Talk of the Town, WICC AM 600 4 PM — New York and Bridgeport

If you’re in the New York, Manhattan, and lower Connecticut area, I just had a last-minute invite to as a guest on Jim Buchanan’s “Talk of the Town” today. Tune in — AM 600 — between 4 and 4:30 PM or listen live at the WICC Web site. Should be fun!

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“Talk of the Town,” WATR 1320 AM, Hartford, CT, Thursday August 6

If you’re in the Hartford area, don’t miss me on Ed Flynn’s “Talk of the Town” WATR News Radio 1320 AM this Thursday between 10 AM and 1 PM. I’ll be talking with Ed about starting a business in a recession and sundry other startup/small business topics. For those of you unfamiliar with Hartford radio, [...]

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Shoestring Venture now on iPhone!

Shoestring Venture now on iPhone!

One more great reason to buy an iPhone . . . Shoestring Venture blog! Woo-hoo! We have now made the Shoestring Venture blog available on iPhone! We’ve just installed, tested (on Steve’s iPhone), and deployed the WordPress plug-in here at the Shoestring Venture blog and we’re happy to say it’s a winner. Now, it’s not [...]

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ABC Radio July 20 6:00 AM PST

Tune your radio to your local ABC Radio affiliate tomorrow, July 20! I’ll be a guest on It’s A New Day with Lori & Rich from 6:00 to 6:10 AM. My guess is that we’ll be talking about starting a shoestring venture in a downturn and, well, I think I’ve got that pretty wired. The [...]

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Anyone want a free copy of Shoestring Venture?

Last week, I put up a blog with a question in it and, as a lark or perhaps the lingering effects of the peyote salad I had for lunch, offered a free copy of Shoestring Venture to anyone who answered that question. It’s now the end of this week, and I still have a copy [...]

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Barbara Dooley Show WGAU 1340 AM July 16

I was the privileged guest on Barbara Dooley’s drive-time show on WGAU 1340 AM in Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday to talk about our book, Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible and starting up a business during this devestating recession. She was, to say the least, simply wonderful: engaging, fun, and eternally gracious. (And if her last name [...]

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The Thom Hartmann Program, Tuesday, July 14

Remember, folks, I’ll be on the Thom Hartmann Program in its third hour tomorrow, July 14 (Happy Bastille Day, everyone!). Syndicated nationally on over 50 stations, it’s one of the truly magnificent talk radio programs out there. Now, as a writer and entrepreneur, I don’t have much time for talk radio, but I’m a genuine [...]

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Talk Back with Chuck Wilder

Well, I just had the most pleasant time today with Chuck Wilder on his radio show, Talk Back with Chuck Wilder. We talked about the book, what makes businesses succeed and fail, and the advantages of starting a business in a recession. He was, to the say the least, the epitome of politness, humor, and [...]

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Thank you for making us number one!

Thank you for making us number one!

However briefly, our book is now a bestseller. It’s Miller time! Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible has officially broken into the bestseller category, especially on Amazon where we are now the number one book in Home-Based Business (or number two or three or four depending on the whims and fancies of the Amazon rankings system). [...]

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Thom Hartmann, July 14, 11:00-11:45 AM

I’ll be there, so should you. I’m not much of a talk radio listener, but I make an exception for Thom Hartmann, who’s syndicated on Air America, Sirius, and XM all over the country. My typical Thom fix is maybe an hour or so between 9 AM and 12 AM as I’m carting my toddler [...]

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Shoestring Venture now used in biz schools

Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible is now being used as a reference in an entrepreneurship class, “Growing New Ventures,” being taught at Rutgers business school. We’re certainly honored and here’s a hearty toast to all the budding entrepreneurs signing up for classes like this!

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Another great review!

We are really honored that Kelly Watson, who runs Women Wise Marketing, has posted a great review on our book, Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible. You can read the review here. Money quote: I was overwhelmed, at first, by the sheer size of the book. But then I realized that Shoestring Venture isn’t a book [...]

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The San Diego Business Journal takes note of Shoestring Venture

The San Diego Business Journal noticed our humble little book on Wednesday. Entrepreneur Steve Monas teams up with Richard Hooker to publish “Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible,” now available at a libratorium near you. . . . the book is the first to show entrepreneurs how to run a business in the Internet age, and [...]

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