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How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner ... and Still Have a Life

How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner ... and Still Have a Life
By Bill Collier

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"How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner ... and Still Have a Life!" An "owner's manual" for small businesses! Put your business on "auto-pilot." Learn how to ... - Use your business as a tool to enhance your personal life - Set ambitious goals and achieve them - Develop a real, working business plan - Use values to provide guidance to your staff - even when you're not at the office - Get the right people on your team and keep them there - Delegate effectively - Create a "self-healing" culture that practically fixes its own problems - And much more "If you own a small business, or are thinking of starting one, you need Bill Collier's wonderful book. Bill writes clearly and succinctly as a small business owner who learned how to do it right. His book is a much-needed guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of the small business experience." -- Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large of Inc. magazine About the Author: Bill Collier is a long-time entrepreneur who knows what it's like to have to "make payroll." Bill earned success the hard way - grinding it out for years after starting his first business, and learning from his own mistakes. After a good first few years, his company hit a wall. Morale was low, employee turnover was high, and cash flow was awful. In near desperation, he discovered a number of common-sense management approaches that saw his firm through years of prosperity. Product Details: Printed: 164 pages, 6.00" x 9.00", perfect binding, black and white interior ink, full color paperback cover ISBN: 0-9777-7850-9 Publisher: Porchester Press Copyright: © 2006 Bill Collier Language: English Country: United States Edition: First Edition

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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #108542 in Books
  • Published on: 2006-01-02
  • Released on: 2006-06-30
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .39" h x 6.00" w x 9.00" l, .56 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 157 pages


  • ISBN13: 9780977778508
  • Condition: New
  • Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

Editorial Reviews

"Bill Collier has been there and done that. His book points out what you can do to help yourself succeed." -- Jack Stack, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SRC Holdings Corporation, author of The Great Game of Business, and the father of the Open-Book Management movement

"Bill Collier’s wonderful book is a guide for getting the most out of a small business." -- Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large of Inc. magazine
and author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big

About the Author
Bill Collier is a long-time entrepreneur who knows what it's like to have to "make payroll." He has started, grown, bought and sold several successful small companies over a nearly 20 year period. Through it all, he managed to spend plenty of quality time with his wife and two daughters, get involved in a wide variety of organizations for his church, his kids' schools, and his community. He also found time to read lots of books, attend educational conferences, to be active in trade associations, and to write regularly for business publications. He is evidence that being successful in business ... and still having a life ... are not mutually exclusive goals.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
4Easy Read with Practical Advice
By Nancy S. Heet
Most of what Bill has to share is, in my opinion, simply good management practices. Owners/Presidents of small or mid-size organizations will likely find some of the ideas presented new and many of them simply as a good "kick in the pants" to move forward with things that have been in their heads or on their "to do" lists for far too long. Conversationally written with a bit of humor dispersed makes this a quick, easy read for the busy business owner.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner and Still Have a Life
By Dave Domian
How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner and Still Have a Life is a great read! It is outcome based management guided by a real common sense approach. You can't help but find yourself nodding your head in agreement from the first chapter. The processes are things you will want to do to have a life but also things you must do if you ever want to sell your company for any real value.

David G. Domian, CFP
DEW Wealth Strategies,LLC

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
5This is the most practical small business book ever!
By J. Ilfeld
I'm an avid reader/researcher and now and entrepreneur so I have read LOTS of books on small business. This is the first book that I really felt "got it!" The writer clearly knows what it is like for a small business and has realistic tips and ideas for growing your business the right way and ending up where you want it to be.

The title initally appealed to me since running your own business can be so draining. This book was approachable, easy to read, and had actionable ideas from the beginning. I also like that it "got" the realities of being a small business owner and didn't take up your time with worthless "exercises" or visions of what your business plan should be like. After reading this book I was so inspired to create my own business plan and start working on business improvements laid out in the plan. The book helped me find the clarity I had really be lacking and it made me feel like it wouldn't be too difficult or onerous to do.

This book is a MUST for every small business owner who wants to see their business grow in a sustainable way!!! I can't recommend it highly enough.

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