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The 7 Stages of Small-Business Success: From Startup to Seven Figures in Three Years or Less Hardcover – March 1, 2010
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This unique book explains how to convert a small business into a successful corporation ... and beyond. In some ways his unique approach challenges common management thinking but the key today is to create an UNcommon business which truly stands out. Carl’s blueprint provides a powerful methodology for doing this, and for taking a business from start up to 7 figures” in the process. His DISCoverY, I3Q and MV2P concepts are utterly logical and provide a surefire way to design your business’ future.”
BRETT CHAMBERLAIN, Author of Thinking Business A Step-By-Step Blueprint For Building A Better Business By A Man Who Has Done It Almost 700 Times
When I met Carl Gould, my business was in serious distress and I wasn’t sure what to do next. He helped me go from below startup (we were $300k in the red) to seven figures in less than a year. Carl creates a roadmap for success and you would be doing yourself a favor by following it!”
BEN PARGMAN, President, The Short Sale Service, Inc, The Nation’s Leading Short Sale Negotiation Service
This book is a must-read for anyone who is thinking about starting a business, or who already has a business, but isn’t quite sure how to get to the top of the mountain.” Mr. Gould lays out a step-by-step, easy to understand process that will give any entrepreneurial business owner a road map to success. Rather than being a dry, hard to read technical book, Mr. Gould infuses this book with personal stories, real-life experiences, and well known examples. His is a book that anyone can pick up and start using right away! I am recommending this book to every small business entrepreneur (and a few big ones, too!) I know as required reading.”
DEBORAH E. BIFULCO, Bifulco Business Solutions LLC, The Coach Academy
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He has gone out of his way to redefine wellknown business terms like KAIZEN from LEAN or Deming's PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT cycle into something obscured as I3Q ("Intelligent Incremental Improvement to Quality"). The same goes for Mission, Vision and Values and Meyers-Briggs type indicator, DISC, which he uses throughout the book as a cliffhanger and core concept.
After reading the book I do not feel I have learned anything new about business building, for that the content is simply to high level and concersational. I do however not doubt that Mr. Carl Gould DO KNOW how to build businesses... You just have to purchase his training and services... Hence the headline: A book for marketing.
The foundation of Gould's principles is the DISC model developed by Dr. William Moulton that has been used by companies for almost a century. The book provides a detailed explanation of seven distinct stages that comprise his "Success Cycle" that Gould argues all successful business undergo. Carl highlights the appropriate personality styles requisite for each critical growth stage that he describes in detail.
Gould's "Success Cycle" stages progress from the initial strategic planning for your business; to identifying your unique brand; to focusing on building key competencies and systems within your business; to positioning your business to scale; and ultimately hand over your business to the next generation of leaders through effective succession planning.
I believe that Gould's 7 Stages provide all small to mid-size business owners' valuable tips and guidelines for the right steps at the right time with the right skills. I recommend this book for business owners experiencing challenges in this tough economy or any business owner who is interested in becoming aware of potential blind spots that could present significant challenges for their business in the future.
I will be using this as the foundation for growth in my business.
This is truly an excellent book!
It is one that every entrepreneur should read and gift to other small business owners.
Carl Gould shines brightly as a wonderfully inspirational person and he has conveyed that passion for success onto the comprehensive pages of this road map to success.
This bountiful business bible is relevant, practical and ensures success to all business owners who read and implement it. It has well and truly changed my attitude to my business forever.
CEO Segerius Consultancy