Small Business Management
32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business
Paperback ISBN: 0307461890
The Hall of Fame basketball player explains how he translated his talents on the basketball court into success in the boardroom, sharing more than 30 hard-won lessons in business gamesmanship, from finding an unfilled niche in the market and building and protecting a brand to creating a diverse team with complementary strengths and being a true leader. Reprint. A best-selling book.
The 5 Secrets of a Phenomenal Business
How to Stop Being a Slave to Your Business and Finally Have the Freedom You've Always Wanted
Hardcover ISBN: 1937879860
In this book, you will learn... The one and only Reason Your Business Exists (and why it matters). Your business can have a dramatic impact on your personal life. Understanding why you are in business will help you enjoy your business more and will help you build the right kind of business. How to stop being a slave to Your Business by Transforming it into a Predictable, Profitable, Turnkey Operation. Learn the 5 vital components of a system, why you are overwhelmed with your business, and how to streamline it so it runs like a well-oiled machine. The Proven Secrets of Record Sales and Profits. All of business is about relationships. You will learn the only 3 ways to increase sales, how to truly set yourself apart, the fastest growth tool on the planet, the biggest marketing mistake of all, and how to build a large network of supporters. In The 5 Secrets of a Phenomenal Business, the 5 “secrets” are the key areas of building your business. If any one of them is suffering, the business suffers. The stronger these key areas are the better results you get in your business. Understanding what these secrets are and how to apply them is key to a phenomenal business. The #1 Reason Small Businesses Do not Grow (and what to do about it). Thousands of small business owners around readily agree on the reason they do not grow or do as well as they “could” do. They also agree on the solution. Overcome this challenge and you will be on your way to phenomenal success!
Achieve With Accountability
Ignite Engagement, Ownership, Perseverance, Alignment, & Change
Hardcover ISBN: 1119314089
More than at any time in history, people are looking for more control over their lives at work and at home. A variety of forces have thrust continuous and non-stop change upon us. In years past, change was episodic, and adapting to it or accepting it was not as challenging or as uncomfortable as it is now. For many, the turbulent white-waters of change can bring about feelings of helplessness, vulnerability, disarray, discomfort and despair. As a result, many people fall into the trap of blaming other people, things or events for their situation or circumstance. In other words, they play the blamegame. On the other end of the spectrum, there is a minority of people who understand the only person accountable for what they accomplish personally and professionally is the person they see in the mirror every day. This book will equip readers with the recipe to unleash that person inside all of us, and nourish that can-do mindset to achieve what matters most.
Anatomy of a Business Plan
The Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Business and Securing Your Company's Future
Paperback ISBN: 0944205550
Used by more than 1.5 million business owners since its original publication, the new edition of this classic how-to guide provides any entrepreneur the tools to create a well-constructed business plan. All steps are included—from initial considerations to envisioning the organizational structure to creating a growth-powering marketing plan and building for the future with airtight financial documents. The book offers proven, step-by step advice for developing and packaging the components of the plan and keeping them up to date, including cover sheets, table of contents, executive summary, organization and marketing plans, and financial and supporting documents. Five real-life business plans and blank forms and worksheets provide readers with additional user-friendly guidelines for the creation of the plans. The revisions included in the new edition include updated chapters on writing a marketing plan and financing resources as well as a new, complete example of a business plan for a nonprofit organization.
The Art of the Start 2.0
The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
Hardcover ISBN: 1591847842
Newly revised and updated, a 10th-anniversary edition of an iconic, best-selling guide for start-ups provides expert advice on a wealth of topics—including writing a business plan, recruiting, raising capital and branding. By the author of The Art of Social Media and Enchantment.
The Automatic Customer
Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry
Hardcover ISBN: 159184746x
"How smart companies can use subscriptions to win customers, increase cash flow, and ignite growth What do Zipcar, Netflix, and WhatsApp have in common? They are pioneers of the new subscription economy in which people pay automatically for much more than publications. John Warrillow, the acclaimed author of Built to Sell, offers a blueprint for winning subscribers for any kind of business. He explains, for instance, - The nine different subscription models and how to apply each in your business. - How Dollar Shave Club turned shaving into a subscription. - The secret psychology of selling a subscription. - The eight reasons why customers stop subscribing. Whether business owners want to transform their entire model into a recurring revenue engine orjust pick up an extra 5 percent of automatic sales, they will find great insights and examples in Warrillow's book"--
Awakening the Entrepreneur Within
How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies
Paperback ISBN: 0061568155
> Dream > Vision > Purpose > Mission These words have been defining the life of Michael E. Gerber, bestselling author and international small business guru, since before 1977—when he created E-Myth Worldwide to transform the way that small business owners can grow their companies. Now he's created the Dreaming Room, the place where entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs come to discover how to make their dreams a reality. In Awakening the Entrepreneur Within, Michael will help you shape your dream into a viable, economically successful company. He writes, "It is time to dream. It is time to care about something bigger than you. It is time to imagine something sorely needed in the world—the world you live in—that somebody would pay to have. It is time to look around you and ask yourself, 'What's missing in this picture?'" If you see something missing in your world, join Michael E. Gerber in the Dreaming Room and awaken the entrepreneur within you.
Basic Guide to Exporting
The Official US Government Resource for Small and Medium-sized Businesses
Paperback ISBN: 1510750517
Be a Party Plan Superstar
Build a $100,000-a-Year Direct Selling Business from Home
Paperback ISBN: 0814416519
"This wonderful book has all the answers you need to build a profitable party plan business from home. Read it and succeed!"---Brian Tracy, world-renowned business and personal success expert and author of bestselling books including Focal Point, Reinvention, and Time Power When Mary Christensen stumbled upon the party plan business she was a young mom raising her family and working as an elementary school teacher---juggling lesson plans, household chores, and family time...and feeling like she and her family deserved more. Seizing on the promise that the harder she worked, the more she would earn, she started a party plan business---beginning a journey that would transform her entire life. Party plan selling---introducing products and services through home parties, social gatherings, and fund-raisers---has been the route to financial freedom for millions. After all, why wait for customers to come to you when you can bring your business into their living rooms? To succeed, all you need is a willingness to work...and clear-headed guidance from someone who has done it herself. In Be a Party Plan Superstar, Mary Christensen shows you, step by step, how to build your own party plan business from the ground up, or skyrocket your already existing business into the stratosphere. You'll learn how to: transition from selling to friends and family to developing a huge customer base; coach your party host; create the perfect party environment; handle objections with ease; and close sales effortlessly. Both inspiring and practical, this hands-on manual reveals the secrets behind generating more bookings, more business leads, and more sales, and even reveals how you can build your own team of independent party planners to drive up your earnings. Why sacrifice family life to earn a dollar, when party plan empowers you to stay true to your family-first values and be a successful entrepreneur at the same time? Written by one of the industry's most popular experts, this book shows you how to be a star in your very own show business...and give yourself the life you dream about and deserve.