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Is Your Business Worth Saving? by Stacy Tuschl

The full title of this book by Stacy Tuschl is

Is Your Business Worth Saving?: A Step-by-Step Guide to Rescuing Your Business and Your Sanity

In my review posted to Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Four Stars. This means it is Good and Well Worth Reading.

Here is my book review.

A female view on managing a business

The book starts with a charming story of how the author accidentally found herself in business.

After reading a few badly written books recently, it’s a pleasure to find one that is well organised and flows, making it easy to read.

The book title gives you such an important question. Is your business worth saving?

Don’t automatically assume the answer is “Yes”. You may hate the work, find the customers irritating and their problems mundane. Having passion for what you do will give you the energy to push through the difficult times.

The book loses its way at one stage by asking too many questions in too little space. It also wanders off in other directions before I realised it’s much more of a management book than a turnaround book.

In the chapter about finance, I’d have liked to have seen a clearer distinction between revenue and costs versus cash receipts and payments. Perhaps the author has a cash business but misunderstandings can be fatal.

The book gives plenty of tips for how to run your business. I liked the idea of completely booking your diary. That way, when you agree to something new, you are forced to recognise what you are giving up.

At various stages in the book, you are encouraged to click on a link to get some tools referred to in the book. Eventually I decided to give it a try and it took me to her website but I couldn’t see any mention of the tools. This happens far too often.

Overall it wasn’t the book I was expecting to read but I still thought it was done well. There are plenty of practical ideas in here.

You can buy the book at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com


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