Dan Boudreau, Author and Business Coach

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Books

I have authored a series of books for business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Workshops

I have twenty years experience delivering workshops to entrepreneurs and trainers.

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Business Coach

Work with me as your Business Coach and benefit from my experience and perspective.

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Recent Posts

Problem Plus Risk Equals Opportunity

Problem Plus Risk Equals Opportunity
08-MAR-2021

Entrepreneurs from different parts of the world face different challenges depending on where they are located and what type of business they are in. 

Financial Sustainability During the Start-up Months

Financial Sustainability During the Start-up Months
01-MAR-2021

New businesses are rarely profitable in the early stages. It might be months or even longer before a new venture can pay its owner a wage. In the meantime, how do you pay your personal bills?

The Making of Pre-Launch Doodlepad

The Making of Pre-Launch Doodlepad
24-FEB-2021

After four decades as a small business owner, I use two main practices to keep my personal and business lives on-track: one is a personal goal setting template and the other is a feasibility process for assessing business ideas.

Todd Mercer

Business Plan or Bust! is a terrific tool for would-be entrepreneurs considering starting their first small business. It addresses the needs of intelligent, diligent...

Business Plan or Bust! is a terrific tool for would-be entrepreneurs considering starting their first small business. It addresses the needs of intelligent, diligent people who have specialized expertise but little systematic planning experience. The author red-flags other programs which characterize entrepreneurship as a get-rich-quick endeavor. Self-employment is instead touted as a realistic opportunity to make a living on one’s own terms, predicated on stacks of old-fashioned homework, involving always a risk of failure. "An entrepreneur is a twisted individual who will work 15-hour days at minimum wage to avoid taking a real job at $20 per hour."

Dan Boudreau is a two-time Entrepreneur of the Year nominee with twenty-five years in business planning, as a sole proprietor, employer, trainer, and gatekeeper of development funds for agencies in British Columbia. The book’s examples aren’t hypothetical, they’re steps Boudreau took creating the book sales-centered plan for his company, Macrolink Action Plans, Inc. He educates others based on previous ventures, which included impressive profitability in tree-planting and training, and one painful bankruptcy, which led to views of government regulators as “parasites” and legally sanctioned “gangsters.” He learned the hard way—regulators and lending institutions are least troublesome to those who learn the rules and don’t attract attention through noncompliance. One person can’t beat the combine, or as the man colorfully puts it, “If you get into a pissing match with a bank, you had best have a change of clothes.”

This book and its ancillary tools primarily target Canadians and Americans who are considering launching small service-industry businesses. Focused but lively, complete but comprehensible, Business Plan or Bust! is exactly the right prescription for people with a great concept and little idea of how to proceed. An excellent value.