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Getting Started with Entrepreneurship: Recommendations from Lewis Sheats

Portrait of Lewis Sheats at the eClinic

Knowing how to take the first step with entrepreneurship can be tricky. Having resources can help give you the confidence to make that move. 

Lewis Sheats is a serial entrepreneur, educator and wonderful mentor. He has identified and developed several unique new ventures from launch to profitability and has raised venture funding and bootstrapped several ventures from concept to exit. Lewis serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship, the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic and as a faculty member at the Poole College of Management and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

If you’re a student seeking to expand your network, gain hands-on experience working alongside startups and develop entrepreneurial skills, consider becoming an Entrepreneurship Clinic clinician and joining the Entrepreneurship Mentor Program.

Here are Lewis Sheats’ recommendations.

Books on Startups + Strategies

Business Model Generation by Alex Osterwalder & Yves PigneurThe Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Good to Great by Jim CollinsThe Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Sprint by Jake KnappZero to One by Peter Thiel
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

Books on Mindset + Relationships

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela DuckworthStart With Why by Simon Sinek
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Connect with Lewis Sheats on LinkedIn.