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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…]

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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…]

in 3 – Your Strategic Positioning, 4 – Lead Generation, 5 – Lead Conversion, Best Business Books

Traction by Gino Wickman

The full title of this book by Gino Wickman is

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

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.

Comprehensive high level view of what to do to grow your business through internal excellence

I can understand why some ambitious entrepreneurs and business owners love this book. Its operating system makes a great deal of sense at a high level. While Michael Gerber’s classic small business book “The E-Myth Revisited” presents some similar ideas, this is much detailed and more of a “how to do it” guide. [continue reading…]

in 7 – Employees And Suppliers, Best Business Books, Business Coaching

The Success Principles by Darren Stephens

The full title of this book by Darren Stephens is

The Success Principles: 15 Secrets to Multiplying Your Business Profits

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 3 Stars rating. This means it is Worth Reading.

Here is my book review.

Packed with tips so why don’t I like it more?

The book is a list of business tips with fairly brief explanations.

It is packed with practical, positive advice and I’ve only got a few quibbles about what’s written. It’s easy enough to read.

That said, I have a problem. I don’t like it and I can’t really explain why.

It draws heavily on Jay Abraham style marketing. That shouldn’t be a problem because I’m a big fan although it means I’ve heard it all before.

It seems to lack a unifying structure. That’s not uncommon with tips books.

It’s quite promotional and I wonder if there’s an undeclared affiliate link. Hints to his mastermind are scattered through the text and there are quite a few adverts for the author at the back of the book.

A fair rating is probably 4 stars but I feel this is one of many similar books and some have been done better. If I was you, I’d start with “Getting Everything You Can…” by Jay Abraham. It’s old but it’s an original source of many of these ideas. If you want something with the Internet, I recommend Digital Marketing for Dummies by Ryan Deiss.

There are many thousand of business books, you can see the full list of my reviews at Business Books Reviews by Paul Simister (Please click). I've also narrowed these down to a list of the 12 Best Business Books For Business Owners & Entrepreneurs (Please click).

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How Small Companies Get Big by Bob Oros

The full title of this book by Bob Oros is

How Small Companies Get Big: A Simple Technique That Could Double Your Business

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave it 2 Stars.

Here is my review.

Not focused, more about sales tips

The book starts by talking about the need to have a GPS system to guide you in your business, which starts by making sure you have a clear destination in mind. [continue reading…]

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The P-Plan for Business by Shirley Mansfield

The full title of this book by Shirley Mansfield is

The P-Plan for Business: How to achieve faster, better business growth

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

Here is my book review.

How many business words beginning with P can you name?

I immediately found a warning sign with “My P-Plan for Business is a taster of how I can help you”.

The book goes through 30 words beginning with the letter P. Things like planning, planet, proposition etc. [continue reading…]

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101 Ways to Grow Your Business by Hugh Williams

In my review of

101 Ways to Grow your Business

by Hugh Williams,posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Three Stars. This means it is Worthwhile.

Here is my book review.

A book about the little things to do right, wide ranging in scope around customer/client service

Some books present big concepts of a few key success factors that must be done correctly. Others, like this one, believe success is a series of small steps to greatness.

When you start reading this book, you might find it easy to dismiss the ideas. You and your employees don’t need to be told to “be polite” and “don’t swear”,. Well not in theory but what about in practice? Could you imagine being shocked if you were shown a video of staff members being rude to customers and swearing at them? [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…]

in 2 – Your Inner Game, 3 – Your Strategic Positioning, Best Business Books

Breakpoints by Larry Kesslin, Chris Winter and Susan Caba

The full title of this book by Larry Kesslin, Chris Winter and Susan Caba is

Breakpoints: Where Businesses Get Stuck. and How They Get Unstuck!

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave it Three Stars.

Here is my review.

An interesting book about the growing pains as companies get bigger

While this book has the subtitle “where businesses get stuck. .. and how they get unstuck”, it’s really about the growing pains from startup through to building a business of 100+ people. [continue reading…]

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The Small Business Life Cycle by Charlie Gilkey

The full title of this book by Charlie Gilkey is

The Small Business Life Cycle: The No-Fluff Guide to Navigating the Five Stages of Small Business Growth

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Three Stars. This means Worthwhile.

The business life cycle from the entrepreneurial idea through to mature businesses is taught in theoretical studies of entrepreneurship and business. It also has real world implications because the challenges facing the entrepreneur change as the business grows and becomes more established.

This short book gives an overview of the stages which is useful for aspiring entrepreneurs. The challenging work is only starting when the business is formed and there will continue to be plenty to do. In fact, there is always more than could be done.

I think it’s less useful for business owners with businesses. They have problems that need to be solved and real life doesn’t fit neatly into a theoretical model. As the owner tends to work with a short term detailed focus, wherever the business is currently, the book doesn’t have much to say that’s relevant. This is inevitably the weakness of a book that looks along the life cycle and the shorter the book is, the less it can say that’s helpful to navigate away from any one stage.

I much prefer a book like The E-Myth Revisited which is packed with light bulb moments. Owners can relate to the frustrations, recognise themselves in why they started and then accept they need to change.

Perhaps it’s caught me on a bad day but I thought the book was quite dull and uninspiring.

Recognising that businesses differ with age and maturity is important to understand. There is an adrenalin rush at the start and then a series of frustrating problems. Some businesses stay very small and don’t experience many of the growing pains. In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on “scaling up” which can be thought of as an optional stage or perhaps a series of optional stages. There are a huge number of books telling you about the startup phase and an increasing number of books that look at the issues around scaling up.

There are many thousand of business books, you can see the full list of my reviews at Business Books Reviews by Paul Simister (Please click). I've also narrowed these down to a list of the 12 Best Business Books For Business Owners & Entrepreneurs (Please click).

Get To Know Me

Paul Simister is a business coach who helps business owners who are stuck or struggling, to get unstuck. You can then start attracting, converting and keeping more customers. If your business is based in the UK and you feel stuck, get a Business SOS consultation (please click) with me to get you unstuck.

Don't forget to download and read my FREE Report - The SIX Steps PROFIT Formula: The Simple Rules That Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know available to download at Six Steps Report (Please click).

 

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