New book by Nerissa Golden

Start, Grow, Thrive

“I wrote Start, Grow, Thrive so new entrepreneurs can have the tools for understanding what is required to do business in an ever-changing world.” – Nerissa Golden
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When 19-year-old Kyle finds himself jobless after college, he embarks on a journey into entrepreneurship. Guided by his Uncle Ned, who challenges him to go beyond selling roadside food, Kyle must overcome his fears, think big, and outclass the competition in a pandemic. Over the course of five years, he discovers how a small idea can have global impact.

Through the compelling story of Start, Grow, Thrive: Build a Business to Last, Golden offers a road map for taking a second look at culture and practices that are often taken for granted. This book provides tools for rethinking small ideas and reveals how intentional and innovative actions are the secret to long-term success. Parents will discover concepts to discuss with their children and it gives insights for every reader to remember there is still time to build a business that can last for generations.


“Start, Grow, Thrive: Build a Business to Last is a must read. It is a blueprint for both the novice and emerging entrepreneur on how to exploit opportunities. This extraordinary book captures the essentials of building and maintaining a successful business with a unique Caribbean flare.”

Lloyd Ryan, Business Educator and Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Montserrat Community College

“Start, Grow, Thrive: Build a Business to Last is such a welcome and critically needed resource for an entrepreneur no matter where they may live around the globe. Using the power of storytelling, Nerissa in an impactful and engaging manner, through the voices of such memorable characters, shares with the reader tools, strategies and the mindset required when striving to build and sustain a business.”

Ambassador Dr. Anita Davis DeFoe, (From the Foreword)

About Nerissa

For more than 20 years, Nerissa has helped entrepreneurs across the globe through conferences, workshops, and one-on-one coaching to build businesses with impact.

A journalist and international speaker, Nerissa is the author of eight books including Start, Grow, Thrive – Build a Business To Last and The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth.

Nerissa is the founder of Truly Caribbean Academy, an eLearning community to teach entrepreneurship and legacy-building. A mother of four and mentor to many entrepreneurs, she is a frequent speaker and guests on podcasts and live events.

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