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The full title of this book by Robert Ashton is

Brilliant Checklists for Entrepreneurs: Your Shortcut to Success

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

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Helpful and useful

This book brings two of my main business principles into potential conflict. These are: [continue reading…]

The full title of this book by Ivan Houston is

Small Business Financial Management: How to organise and manage the finances in your small business

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Helpful but I’m not sure it has the right title

I’ve been looking for a good book on financial management to recommend to clients. My all-time favourite is called “The Genghis Khan Guide to Business” but it’s been out of print for a long time. Occasionally second hand copies pop up for sale on Amazon.

For my purposes, this starts at too low a level but I think anyone thinking about starting a business will find it very helpful.

Reading the book, it is very clear that the author works in the accounting profession rather than as a financial manager/ director in industry and commerce. There is a surprisingly big difference in perspective.

I split it into three roles
1) book-keeping – that is recording financial transactions
2) accounting – the reporting of financial transactions and hopefully forecasting future results.
3) financial management – which for me is being involved or even making the decisions that directly contribute to the financial health of the business.

There isn’t enough content in that third category.

I like the book but it isn’t what I was looking for or expecting based on the title. I recommend it for new business owners.

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The full title of this book by Brain Tracy is

Crunch Point: The Secret to Succeeding When It Matters Most

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

An excellent book to help business owners and managers through difficult times

I’m a fan of the author. He’s a great synthesiser of ideas and advice across a wide range of subjects. He and his team clearly research very carefully before they put together his books and audio recordings. [continue reading…]

The full title of this book by Brad Sugars is

The Apprentice Billionaire’s Guide to Cashflow: Turn On the Cashflow and Keep Your Business Booming

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

A very lazy update of Instant Cash Flow

The only book by Brad Sugars I’ve every recommended and refer back to regularly is called “Instant CashFlow“.

This is a lazily updated version because the original book has become very dated since it was published in 2000. [continue reading…]

The full title of this book by Dan Bradbury is

Turnover Is Vanity, Profit Is Sanity: 9 1/2 Steps to Improving Your Profits & Cashflow

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

A thoughtful guide to managing your business for more profit

There are two versions of the banker’s mantra this book is named after. Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity and
1) cash flow is king (as quoted in the book)
2) cash flow is reality (my preferred version).

It’s a saying I’ve used regularly as a financial director and as a business coach. [continue reading…]

The full title of this book by Charles E. Gaudet II is

The Predictable Profits Playbook: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Dominating Any Market – And Staying On Top

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

An excellent guide to business growth

I bought and read this outstanding book back in 2015 but for some reason, I didn’t review it [continue reading…]

The full title of this book by Eric Ries is

The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

An essential essential book for start-up entrepreneurs

I read this book years ago but never got around to reviewing it. I’ve just read it two more times in the last year. It is that good.

I see it as an essential book for start-up entrepreneurs. It is packed with important truths. [continue reading…]

Creative Thinking by Keith McManus

The full title of this book by Keith McManus is

Creative Thinking: 17 Tactics To Skyrocket Your Creativity & Success

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is  Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Packed with practical ways to improve your ability to think creatively

This short book is very easy to read and is packed with techniques you can use to improve your ability to think creatively.

Of course reading the book isn’t enough because you must practice these tactics. [continue reading…]

The full title of this book by Jeff Cox, Dale Houle and Hugh Cole is

Hanging Fire: Achieving Predictable Results in an Uncertain World

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is  Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

A critical chain novel about the Theory of Constraints solution for project management

Eli Goldratt, the father of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) died in 2011 but the concepts have continued to advance. [continue reading…]

The full title of this book by James Webb Young is

A Technique for Producing Ideas – the simple five-step formula anyone can use to be more creative in business and in life!

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Short and sweet advertising classic

If you’ve ever wondered how creative marketing people come up with their ideas, this book is for you. [continue reading…]