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Best Profit Improvement Books

Reviews of the Best Profit Improvement Books

The ultimate effect of just about all books about business management is to see an increase in profit as the end result.

  • More customers and sales – bigger profits
  • Better pricing – higher profit
  • Better motivated and focused employees – increased profit.

However there are some books that are much more focused on increasing profit, even if you can only increase indirectly by the effect of changes on selling prices, costs and sales volumes.

The Best Books About Profit Improvement

You will only see the books I’ve rated at Four Stars (meaning good and well worth reading) and Five Stars (excellent and very highly recommended).

If you read my reviews, you’ll see I try to explain why I like them but also to identify any weaknesses. My job as a reviewer is to help you to find the most appropriate books rather than to help sell more books.

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The Profits Principles by Steven Briginshaw

The full title of this book by Steven Bringinshaw is

The Profits Principles: The practical guide to building an extraordinary business around doing what you love“.

In my review posted at Amazon.co.uk, I rated it as a FOUR stars book which means I think it is very good.

Here is what I wrote.

A very good book packed with general business advice

This book is loosely written around the acronym PROFITS. This stands for Plan, Realise, Optimise, Focus, Improve, Tax and Systemise and, as you can see, this is forced and you have to learn how to interpret the individual words.

While I was reading it, I was hearing echoes of the classic small business guide, The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. This has the added benefit of avoiding that book’s syrupy writing style while providing more practical “how to do it” guidance. [continue reading…]

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The full title of this book by Scott Hallman is

The 7 Success Drivers to HyperGrowth: How America’s Fastest Growing Entrepreneurial Companies Achieve Greatness“.

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I rated the book at the FIVE Stars level, this means that I consider it excellent.

Here is what I posted.

Packed with important lessons

Many years ago, I bought an excellent audio training product by the author that provided detailed implementation advice for Jay Abraham style marketing and profit building strategies. Since then he’s been one of my favourite experts and I’ve been looking forward to the time when he publishes his first book. [continue reading…]

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Scaling Up by Verne Harnish

The full title of this book by Verne Harnish is

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t“.

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I rated it as a FOUR Stars book, meaning that I think its in the range of good to very good.

Here is what I posted.

How you can grow past the normal constraints on growth

This is an interesting book which looks at how you can push past the constraints which stop most businesses from growing.

It’s split into four sections – people, strategy, execution and cash.

I started reading it and throughout the People section, I was convinced this was going to be a five star book but, the more I read, the more I was tempted to knock off one star. [continue reading…]

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Hidden Profits by Richard Legg

The full title of this book by Richard Legg is

Hidden Profits: Get more sales, bigger profits and greater freedom by unlocking the invisible revenue sources that already exist in your business“.

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I rated this book at the Four Stars level, meaning I consider it to be in the good to very good range.

Here is my review.

Focused on Internet Marketing businesses

This is an interesting book about increasing profit without taking big risks on new marketing campaigns. It is written for Internet marketing businesses but many of the ideas can be applied to more conventional businesses although you’ll have to do more thinking about how you can adapt the ideas. [continue reading…]

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Business SOS by Paul Avins

The full title of this book my Paul Avins is

Business SOS: 173 Proven, Fast-Acting Strategies to take Your Business from Surviving to Thriving“.

It won’t be a surprise for you to know that I couldn’t resist reading this since I abbreviate my free Business Second Opinion Sessions to Business SOS.

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a Four stars rating. This means that I feel it is in the good to very good category.

Here is my review.

Plenty of ideas to increase sales and profit

This is a good summary of how to improve the results of a business that draws on the ideas of many well known “gurus”.

If you’ve read many small business success books, I don’t think it will include much that’s new to you but, even so, it is a good reminder of what you should be doing.

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The Secret to Increasing Your Profits by Vincent Turner

The full title of this book by Vincent Turner is

The Secret to Increasing Your Profits – An Introduction to Breakeven Analysis“.

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I rated the book at the Four Stars level. This means I consider it to be good or very good.

Here is my review.

Short and simple explanation of break even analysis

Business owners need to have financial acumen and the two fundamentals I want them to understand are

1 Break even analysis or as it is sometimes called cost volume profit analysis.

2 The cash flow cycle in a business as a business buys stock, pays for it, makes a sale and collects the cash.

This book looks at the first issue. [continue reading…]

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The full title of this book by Andre Larabie is

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!“.

In my review on Amazon.co.uk, I rated this book at the Four Stars level. This means it’s good to very good.

Here is my review.

A good, practical book on business growth

There are quite a few profit improvement books with similar titles but different approaches.

This is a good, practical book that looks at profit improvement through business growth rather than cutting costs and eliminating waste. It’s also tactical rather than strategic. [continue reading…]

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The full title of this book by Brian Kaskavalciyan is

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“.

In my review on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a FOUR stars rating. This puts it in the range of good to very good.

Here is my review.

Focuses on better marketing along the three ways to grow a business

This is a good, practical book to help you to find ways to increase profitability by better marketing. If you’ve read much by Jay Abraham or Dan Kennedy, the contents of this book will be very familiar. [continue reading…]

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How to Double Your Profits within the Year by John Fenton

The full title of this book by John Fenton is

How to Double Your Profits within the Year: An Action Plan For Your Business“.

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a Four Stars rating. This puts it in the good to very good category.

Here is my review.

A helpful guide focused on profit improvement.

This is the second time I’ve bought this book. I remembered it as a helpful guide but I couldn’t find my original copy.

This one is in a slightly different format. The book print size is smaller meaning the dimensions of the book can be trimmed. Personally I wish they hadn’t done it because it has made the book harder to read and the margin between the print and the binding is tighter than I’d like. [continue reading…]

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Double Your Profits in Six Months or Less by Bob Fifer

The full title of this book by Bob Fifer is

Double Your Profits in Six Months or Less: 78 Ways To Cut Costs, Increase Sales & Dramatically Improve Your Bottom Line“.

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a rating of Four Stars. This means it is good to very good.

You may think you focus on profit but after reading this book, the new you is going to be much more focused

Who should read a book about doubling profits?

Pretty much every business owner because running a more profitable company gives you the chance to be more innovative for customers and a better employer for the people who are good at their jobs. In contrast, a struggling business is constantly juggling costs and forced to make hard decisions. [continue reading…]

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