Punk Rock Entrepreneur book cover

Punk Rock Entrepreneur: Running a Business Without Losing Your Values

by Caroline Moore

Do you have an idea for something that you want to share with the world but don’t know where to start? Want to make a living without selling your soul? Have a business plan but can't afford to buy anything up front? This book is for you. 

Punk Rock Entrepreneur is a guide to launching your own business using DIY methods that allow you to begin from wherever you are, right now. Caroline Moore talks (and illustrates!) you through the why and how of business operations that she learned over years booking bands, organizing fests, sleeping on couches, and making a little go a long way. Engaging stories and illustrations show you the ropes, from building a network and working distribution channels to the value of community and being authentic.

With first hand accounts from touring bands and small business owners, this book gives you the inspiration and down-to-earth advice you’ll need to get started working for yourself.

Comments/Reviews

12/30/2016

"This little book is a valuable resource to anyone with a dream. Starting a label? Building a brand? You want to start a band? Get in the van my friend, this gem holds some realistic advice for whether you’re picking up a guitar for the first time or aiming to reach new audiences in a foreign land."

10/14/2016

"At 127 pages, it is a light and easy read, yet it has lots of interesting and potentially useful tidbits... I definitely recommend this one if you are trying to find a way to get your business going."

https://thenerdstemplar.com/2016/10/13/review-punk-rock-entrepreneur-by-caroline-moore/

10/14/2016

"Loaded with instructive anecdotes and "get it done, no excuses" attitude, Moore's book just might inspire you to start working for yourself."

10/14/2016

"Caroline’s chapters (“Have Some Audacity” and more) illustrate what people have to go through to find success in their chosen business, including early failures. Young readers, take note, older folks may also find the book worthwhile."

http://www.sunherald.com/entertainment/article107328462.html#storylink=cpy

9/8/2016

"Entrepreneur stresses heeding good advice as much as avoiding the bad, usually in the form of: You don’t need the fanciest, most expensive materials to get started."

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/photographer-caroline-moore-brings-her-diy-small-business-success-to-a-new-illustrated-advice-book/Content?oid=1949631

8/31/2016

"Do you have an idea for something that you want to share with the world but don’t know where to start? Want to make a living without selling your soul? Have a business plan but can’t afford to buy anything up front?...this book gives you the inspiration and down-to-earth advice you’ll need to get started working for yourself."

http://cultureaddicts.com/2016/08/29/caroline-moore-announces-punk-rock-entrepreneur-running-a-business-without-losing-your-values/

5/3/2016

"Instead of being a book of traditional business advice such dressing to impress and what to say at an interview, it encourages you to start a business, be realistic about it, be true to yourself, and make it work."

http://innocentwords.com/punk-rock-entrepreneur-running-a-business-without-losing-your-values-by-caroline-moore-microcosm-publishing/

4/1/2016

"A weeklong ride in a van drinking too much coffee and just talking about everything, feeling inspired and wishing somebody would write it all down... that's what this book feels like."

3/22/2016

"An inviting, practical, no-nonsense, guide to getting a DIY business off the ground. Moore is like your smart big sister, business mentor, and life coach guiding you through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. And she's really funny and really real."

2/15/2016

"Caroline Moore offers the best kind of hope for anyone who hopes not to spend the rest of her or his life grinding out boredom in an office cubicle. Punk Rock Entrepreneur shows musicians and other artists how to make a living (or part of one) out of creativity without resorting to the loathsome selling-out that kills your soul. It won't be easy. It might not work. But it CAN be done."