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The Five Pillars of Guaranteed Business Success: Why most businesses stay small and what you can do about yours Paperback – May 27, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Empower Business Solutions Pty., Ltd. (May 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0646481029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0646481029
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,266,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr Greg Chapman is a leading advisor of emerging businesses. His an author, speaker, and business coach who has provided advice to thousands of small business owners. His second book wass "Price: How You Can Charge More Without Losing Sales". His latest book is "Married to the Business: Honey I love you but our business sucks".

More About the Author

Dr Greg Chapman is an Australian author speaker and business advisor. He is also publisher of the Australian Small Business Blog and the Small Business Achiever business owner brief. His latest book is "Price: How You Can Charge More Without Losing Sales" available at www.IncreaseYourPrices.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Eigenmann on June 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
Dr Chapman has written a very practical book for small business owners who want to grow their businesses.
The book includes simple examples and templates in a format that enables time-poor entrepreneurs to hit the ground running. In fact, the lack of 'fluff' is very refreshing.
The book is divided into two parts:
The first section ("The life of a Business") covers the 5 stages all businesses go through and provides practical examples on to recognize each stage, what the main issues are, how to survive and how to move to the next one (or avoid the last one).
The second section ("The Five Pillars") describes in practical details Dr Chapman's five pillars:
1. The plan
2. Marketing strategy
3. Business systems
4. People systems
5. You!
The fifth pillar (You!) is probably one of the mmost important one. As Dr Chapman writes, unless you are prepared to do the work, all the knowledge in the world is not going to help.
So unless you are ready to do the work - even a practical book like this one is not going to help.
But if you are ready to do the work - this book will provide you with a great foundation to creat and grow a successful business.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alasdair Clements on December 15, 2009
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I found this book to be useful to reduce the complexity of business growth issues into a paradigm that can easily be applied in your own business setting.

It sets a framework that clears the clutter of issues and focuses you on key strategic issues that matter. Short concise and practical. Clearly based on much experience in small business arena.
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Greg Chapman's book is one of the most practical and useful resources that I have come across to assist small business owners/intenders concentrate on the fundamentals of building a successful business! As an established business consultant with a focus on helping people grow their business, I found this book not only a great resource for my own operation but as a guide for others. Its strength is in the ability for readers to take the information, understand and implement quickly and get identifiable results, whether a new business or already underway. I feel that this book addresses a gap in the provision of both professional and practical advice to business owners, and if they understood the five pillars we would have more successful businesses. Congratulations on an excellent tool! Michael Lawrence/Inspire Business Consulting
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This book is such an easy read, and made so much sense, without being to hard to comprehend. I think it is a must for anyone who wishes to grow their business, but may not have the complete understanding to do so.

Since acting on the suggestions and "5 Pillars" within this book, our Company has improved immensely, it has given us the tools to be the Business we want to be, and that is an "Emerging Company"!

You cannot go wrong with this book, and it will also give you the opportunity to further use the Author's resources and mentoring if you desire.

I thoroughly recommend this Book, for any business that wants to "Grow" and become a valuable asset.
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This book by Dr Greg Chapman is a must to every business owner, or whoever is thinking about business.
The simple terms and expressions in this book gives a clear understanding to every reader. With inspirational and uplifting directions all business owners can renovate their own business and transform them, but as Mr Chapman pointing it out the changes has to happen in the thinking of the individuals.
It is a great book and I highly recommend it not only for the beginners but the current business owners as well and use it as a mirror. Compare the current situation to the book as a template for success.
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