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How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner ... and Still Have a Life Paperback – June 30, 2006
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"Bill Colliers wonderful book is a guide for getting the most out of a small business." -- Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large of Inc. magazine
and author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big
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The title initally appealed to me since running your own business can be so draining. This book was approachable, easy to read, and had actionable ideas from the beginning. I also like that it "got" the realities of being a small business owner and didn't take up your time with worthless "exercises" or visions of what your business plan should be like. After reading this book I was so inspired to create my own business plan and start working on business improvements laid out in the plan. The book helped me find the clarity I had really be lacking and it made me feel like it wouldn't be too difficult or onerous to do.
This book is a MUST for every small business owner who wants to see their business grow in a sustainable way!!! I can't recommend it highly enough.
David G. Domian, CFP
DEW Wealth Strategies,LLC
For a small entrepreneur like myself trying to grow, found the book pretty usefull in topics like: goal setting and planning model, systems policies and procedures, the corrective action system, job delegation, performance indicators and proper communication whitin the management team. Maybe we know the concepts, but needed to have clear in our minds, but above all, need the how-to implement when have limited resources.
It's more like a "small bussiness checklist" properly illustraded with the correct amount of detail.
I've found this book usefull and without a doubt, recommended.
The book is a deceptively easy read, and yes, as Bill freely admits, it's loaded with Clichés. But Bill is able to move past the clichés and get right to the meat of the issues leaving the reader with solid useable information to act on at the end of each chapter.
From the very basics of understanding why you're in business to begin with, to planning for your businesses succession this book is a tremendous resource for any small business owners and includes some of the best advice I've read on the hiring process and why it's so important to the success of an business.
Clearly one of the best books that we've shared with our downtown business owners here in Ellensburg.
The book starts with "week in the life of" a frazzled buiness owner, and ends with a "week in the life of" a succesful small business owner. Just read these two and you will feel like reading the rest of the book.
I recommend this book to everyone who is starting or running a small business. It is a great guide.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book gives some practical advice for those who may be stuck or overwhelmed. I found it helpful.Published on June 23, 2009 by J. C. Jones
I am a small business owner of 7 years standing. I liked this book a lot. While I was aware of many of the issues that the author raised, it is still worth a read. Read morePublished on December 14, 2007 by NC
Bottom line: It requires lots of work to be able to kick back and let your business run itself instead of run you. Read morePublished on July 3, 2007 by Bert Poly
It's such a struggle to maintain balance when you're a small business owner. Bill Collier's book has practical, easy to read AND easy to apply advice that will help you "press the... Read morePublished on March 15, 2007 by Scott Ginsberg