Three Books You Need To Read In The Next 30 Days
As a small business owner you wear a lot of hats.
You have to be the chief strategist, chief financial officer, sales manager, operations manager and sometimes even the janitor.
It can be overwhelming.
But it doesn’t have to be.
The way out of chaos and overwork is to have great systems and strategies.
Here are three books I recommend you read in the next thirty days.
All three are super-short and you can finish them over a long lunch or a short airplane ride.
Each book will fix a particular area of your business – strategy, cash flow, people management
How To Plan Your Entire Year On One Sheet Of Paper by Laura Posey
Yes, okay, this is my book. But it is the definitive guide to creating a bullet-proof strategy for your business so you can hit your biggest goals in the shortest time possible.
If you find yourself wasting time and money chasing the wrong ideas or if you aren’t growing as fast as you would like, this book will fix it.
As part of my big launch, for the next month, I’m giving the book away.
Profit First by Michael Michalowicz
Cash flow is king. Without cash your business can’t grow. This short, easy-to-understand book gives you a rock-solid system for managing your cash so you never, ever face a cash flow crunch again.
Even if you are deep in debt and struggling to make ends meet, you will get a grip on your finances immediately after finishing this book.
I read this book two years ago after making some very stupid cash mistakes in the past. I turned my cash flow around in just one week and have never had a single moment of worry about it since.
This isn’t a newly published book by any means but it is a must-read classic. In it, Blanchard shows you how to engage your employees and get them working on their own to accomplish your biggest company goals.
If you hate micro-managing and are frustrated that your employees need so much hand-holding, you must read this little book. You will be amazed at how easy it really is to get your employees to do what you want, how you want.