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The Ugly Truth about Managing People: 50 (Must-Get-Right) Management Challenges...And How to Really Handle Them by [Ruth King]

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I wrote this book because as an entrepreneur I felt alone most of the time.  When I had management problems I didn't know who to turn to.  I realized that most entrepreneurs feel this way. I wanted to tell the stories of entrepreneurs who have survived horrific management experiences so that we all could realize that we are not alone.  There are people who have gone through similar, or even worse, situations than we are experiencing and thrived.

I had been in business for more than 10 years when I wrote this book.  As a result of some of the entrepreneurs who willingly gave their time to help others, I changed many of the ways that I was running my businesses. They have been run better and more profitably as a result.

Thank you to all of the entrepreneurs who shared their stories in hopes that we can help other small business owners.

About the Author

Profitability Master Ruth King is a seasoned entrepreneur who writes from experience. Since 1981 she has helped thousands of business owners get and stay profitable in addition to running her own profitable companies.

Her latest business, Profitability Revolution Paradigm, is the first Internet TV Network that broadcasts ideas, news, strategies, and other information that matters to small businesses 24/7/365 on any Internet device, mobile or desktop.

Ruth is passionate about turning on entrepreneurs' financial lightbulbs, adult literacy, and running marathons.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0022VV0Z4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sourcebooks (July 1, 2007)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 1, 2007
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1021 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Profit & Wealth Guru Ruth King loves helping business owners get and stay profitable.

Ruth is a serial entrepreneur having owned 7 businesses in the past 30 years. One of her businesses, Business Ventures Corporation, began operations in 1981. Through Business Ventures Corporation she coaches, trains, and helps contractors and others achieve the business goals they want to achieve.

She is especially proud of one contractor who had $750,000 in revenue when she began working with them. Sixteen years later, with Ruth’s help, the grew the business to $10,000,000 in revenue and sold it for $9,000,000 in cash.

Ruth has been instrumental in helping business owners understand and profitably use the information generated from the financial segment of their businesses. She has a knack for helping business owners truly understand financials.

After twelve years on the road, doing 200 flights per year, she knew there had to be a better way to reach business people who wanted to build their businesses and train their employees. She began training on the Internet in 1998 and began the first television like broadcasting in 2002.

She started the Decatur, Georgia branch of the Small Business Development Center in 1982. She also started the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center and taught a year-long course for women who wanted to start their own businesses. This course was the foundation for one of the classes at the Women’s Economic Development Authority in Atlanta, Georgia.

More recently Ruth was the instructor for ICE, the Inner City Entrepreneur program in conjunction with the Small Business Administration. This 16 week course taught business owners with at least $400,000 in revenues (and many had over $1,000,000 in revenues) how to grow to the next level. A large part of the curriculum was aimed at improving the financial knowledge of the business owners enrolled in the course.

Ruth holds a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Georgia State University. She also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and University of Pennsylvania, respectively.

Ruth is passionate about helping adults learn to read, photography, and marathon races. She helped start an adult literacy organization in 1986 that currently serves over 1,000 adults per year and ran the Boston Marathon and 11 0ther marathons so far.

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