Essentials for New Start Up Businesses

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The list author says: "These are the essential books I recommend to all my business coaching clients."
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
1.  The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
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  "This book will help orient you to the systems you need for success.  You did start a business so you could sell it some day, right?  You didn't just create a "job" for yourself, right?  Learn to work ON your business instead of working IN your business and you will achieve great success!"
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How To Win Friends and Influence People
2.  How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
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  "If I were stuck on a desert island AND I could only have one thing with me to fend off the pirates, invaders and cannibals THIS BOOK WOULD BE IT.  A must read for every human being.  Read it 100 times until you just don't get it, but you live it!"
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Market Planning Guide
3.  Market Planning Guide by David H. Bangs Jr.
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  "A soup-to-nuts guide for creating a solid market plan.  You do update your business plan and market plan every year don't you?"
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The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers
4.  The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers by Edward FIELDS
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  "Knowing key financial ratios an other key financial concepts (know how to read a Balance Sheet?) is critical if you want your business to not just survive but profit you and your heirs.  You should know these concepts like the back of your hand.  Read.  Learn.  Apply.  Make lots of money."
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The Situational Leader
5.  The Situational Leader by Paul Hersey
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  "If you want to build your team of staff, this book is one of the two I heartily recommend.  This model, blended with DiSC will help you manage employees more effectively and help them help you to make more profits."
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The 4 Dimensional Manager: DiSC Strategies for Managing Different People in the Best Ways (Inscape Guide)
6.  The 4 Dimensional Manager: DiSC Strategies for Managing Different People in the Best Ways (Inscape Guide) by Julie Straw
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  "This is the second book to help you manage your staff more effectively.  Merging DiSC with Situational Leadership is the ticket to increased employee motivation and performance."
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The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader (Bk Business)
7.  The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader (Bk Business) by Jeffrey Sugerman
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  "Based on the DiSC model, this is a key leadership tool for you as a manager.  Did you know you can take a free leadership assessment (based on DiSC) that will tell you exactly where to read in the book? (It is here:  http://8dimensionsofleadership.com/the-assessment/)"
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Inside the Magic Kingdom : Seven Keys to Disney's Success
8.  Inside the Magic Kingdom : Seven Keys to Disney's Success by Thomas K. Connellan
The list author says:
  "This is one of my "business books for your nightstand."  This book is a little "fluffy" but the story-format and concepts provide good grist (and maybe front load your dreams)."
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The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
9.  The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg
The list author says:
  "The second of my "night stand business books."  A "fluffy" story about helping others instead of selfishly focusing on yourself."
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The 29% Solution: 52 Weekly Networking Success Strategies
10.  The 29% Solution: 52 Weekly Networking Success Strategies by Ivan R. Misner
The list author says:
  "Loaded with 52 things you can do to network to grow your business.  Get a journal, do these each week.  Write about your success.  Better yet, get an accountability partner to prevent laziness slipping in on month two!"
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