Profit Improvement & Cash Flow Improvement Book Reviews
Most of the books I read are ultimately concerned with generated more profit and cash but these books specifically address the issues.
I start with the five star books, move on to the four star books etc. Unless you’ve got a strong preference for an author who I have in the four star books, I recommend you stick with the five star books including items by Jay Abraham, George Cloutier, Lee Duncan, Elizabeth Gordon, Chet Holmes, Charlie Hutton and Brian Warnes.
FIVE STARS – Rated as Excellent
***** Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You’ve Got: Twenty-One Ways You Can out-Think, out-Perform and out-Earn the Competition by Jay Abraham – essential reading for every business owner who wants to make more money (this link takes you to my review). Amazon.co.uk
***** Money-Making Secrets of Marketing Genius Jay Abraham and Other Marketing Wizards: A No-Nonsense Guide to Great Wealth and Personal Fortune by Jay Abraham – A legendary book about marketing. It’s old but much of it is still extremely relevant although it’s a dry read.
***** Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing: No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru by George Cloutier – this is a hard-hitting book that tells you that most business owners wimp out of putting their priorities first. I don’t agree with everything in it but it’s a major wake-up call (Amazon.co.uk this link takes you to my review).
***** Double Your Business: How to Break Through the Barriers to Higher Growth, Turnover and Profit by Lee Duncan – This was written by a friend and member of a mastermind group that I started some years ago and was active while he was writing this book. Lee takes the interesting approach of looking at what stops a business from growing, what he calls the barriers to growth and how to fix those constraints (Amazon.co.uk this link takes you to my review).
***** The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels by Elizabeth Gordon – A terrific book written for female entrepreneurs which should also be read by men because it gives an all around look at how to manage a business successfully. (Amazon.co.uk).
***** The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies by Chet Holmes – To be successful, you need to be really good at a few things and have pig-headed determination (Amazon.co.uk this link takes you to my review).
***** The Business Owners Guide To Making Out Like A Bandit: How To Get Even The Most Greedy… Penny Pinching… Money Hoarding Customers Spending Money Like They Used To! by Charlie Hutton – Excellent summary of Jay Abraham style profit improvement techniques.
***** The Genghis Khan Guide to Business: Dynamic Bench-Marking by Brian Charles John Warnes – I was recommended this book shortly after I passed my final accountancy exams to help me to understand the way finance really works in a business. It’s still my favourite finance book (Amazon.co.uk this link takes you to my review).
FOUR STARS – Rated As Good To Very Good
Summary: Money-Making Secrets of Marketing Genius Jay Abraham and Other Marketing Wizards: Review and Analysis of Abraham’s Book – A 4 Star Summary of a 5 Star Hugely Expensive Marketing Book. Amazon.co.uk
Business SOS: 173 Proven, Fast-Acting Strategies to take Your Business from Surviving to Thriving by Paul Alvin – Plenty of ideas to increase sales and profit. Amazon.co.uk
Breeding Gazelles: Fast Growth Strategies For Your Business by Dan Bradbury – Well worth reading for anyone who wants to grow their company and see things from a general management perspective rather than purely sales and marketing. Amazon.co.uk
How to Double Your Profits within the Year by John Fenton – A helpful guide focused on profit improvement. Amazon.co.uk
Double Your Profits in Six Months or Less by Bob Fifer – You may think you focus on profit but after reading this book, the new you is going to be much more focused. Amazon.co.uk
E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company by Michael E. Gerber – a follow-up to The E Myth Revisited and again the writing style is awful but it has plenty of practical tips when it gets away from the sentimental nonsense. Amazon.co.uk
Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less by Cameron Herold – helps good companies become great, particularly strong on team building, culture and leadership. Amazon.co.uk
Summary: The Ultimate Sales Machine: Review and Analysis of Holmes’ Book – Nice summary of excellent business book that looks at the foundations of business growth. Amazon.co.uk
How to Double Your Profits in Six Months or Less: 8 Powerful Profit-Multiplying Strategies That Any Business – Regardless of Size – Can Immediately Implement and Profit From by Brian Kaskavalciyan – Focuses on better marketing along the three ways to grow a business Amazon.co.uk
The Laws of Profit: How Entrepreneurs use consulting secrets to stop losses and increase profits in 90 days or less by Michael Kinlow – a book written to teach you profit sense. Amazon.co.uk
How To Double Your Profits In 6 Months Or Less: Fast, proven, easy-to- implement strategies to out-perform, out- maneuver and out- profit your competition immediately! by Andre Larabie – A good, practical book on business growth. Amazon.co.uk
Guerrilla Retailing: Unconventional Ways to Make Big Profits From Your Retail Business by Jay Conrad Levinson – Interesting look at unconventional ideas to help increase retail sales. Amazon.co.uk
Profit First: A Simple System To Transform Any Business From A Cash-Eating Monster To A Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz – very interesting concepts but the ideas need to be used with care. Amazon.co.uk
Instant Cashflow: Hundreds of Proven Strategies to Win Customers, Boost Margins and Take More Money Home by Bradley J Sugars – this is the one book by the author that I’ve read that is actually worth the time. It’s low on details but it’s useful for showing you the many things you haven’t thought. Amazon.co.uk
THREE STARS – Rated As Worth Reading
10 Minute Money Makers: How to Easily Double Your Profits in Just 10 Minutes a Day by Jeanna Gabellini – By the author of a book about the Law of Attraction and she talks about her coaching business. Amazon.co.uk
Guerrilla Marketing Success Secrets: 52 Weeks of Marketing & Management Wisdom by Anthony Hernandez – A series of short articles about all kinds of management topics. Amazon.co.uk
Go Forth & Multiply: 7 Day Profit Boosting Plan by Robert Mark Hurn – The contents is much better than the feel of the book. Amazon.co.uk
The Great Formula: For Creating Maximum Profit with Minimal Effort by Mark Joyner – A business philosophy for success in 14 words. Amazon.co.uk
Profit Improvement In A Week by Tim Levey – This presents an involvement method of improving profit, fine if you’ve got plenty of time. Amazon.co.uk
13 Ways to Increase Your Profits – With Just Your Current Customers! by Kate Marsden – a goo idea to focus on existing and past customers but it needs more content. Amazon.co.uk
Business Health Check: Identify Symptoms of Business Ill-health and Build a Lasting Structure for Growth by Carol O’Connor – A nice idea but it could have been much better. Amazon.co.uk
Cut Costs and Increase Profits Using Customer Reactivation Campaigns by Richard Tunnah – good for explaining why customer loyalty is important but the title doesn’t describe the book. Amazon.co.uk
The Profit Book: 21 Unique Ways to Increase Sales, Improve Cash Flow, and Boost Your Bottom Line! by Davy Tyburski – this is a customer friendly guide to improving profits but it’s too promotional for my liking. Amazon.co.uk
5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Grow Your Profit: Using the F.O.R.C.E. FormulaTM by Carol Wain – An introduction to her FORCE training and coaching. Amazon.co.uk
The Hidden Profit Center: A Tale of Profits Lost and Found Through Communication by Helen Wilkie – A book to agitate but not solve your communication issues. Amazon.co.uk
TWO STARS – Rated As Disappointing And Not Worth Reading
Guerrilla Profits: 10 Powerful Strategies to Increase Cashflow, Boost Earnings & Get More Business by Stuart Berkow – Very disappointing, mainly due to the writing style. Amazon.co.uk
The Business Coach: A Millionaire Entrepreneur Reveals the 6 Critical Steps to Business Success by Bradley J Sugars – I always worry that this book will put people off the idea of working with a business coach. Amazon.co.uk
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