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June 2, 2005

News & Opinion: Books for Small Business Month

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 2:20 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

May was Small Business Month. I know I am a day late with this post, but I have three books worth considering for the topic.

The first is Startup Nation by brother Jeffrey and Richard Sloan. These serial entrepreneurs have built a brand around helping others start their own businesses through a radio show, website, and newsletter. This book covers the basic from picking the idea through to funding expansion.

The second is a kit. It is the creation of Startup.com star Kaliel Isaza Tuzman. The Entrepreneur's Success Kit comes in a box and consists of 2 books, 2 audio CDs, and deck of cards. Tuzman takes a more spiritual approach with a series of visualization and mediation exercises. The books act as the roadmaps with the CDs and cards giving you supplemental information on your journey.

The final book is a self-published title called Six Disciplines for Excellence: Building Small Businesses That Learn, Lead, and Last by Gary Harpst. This is your 6-step process book for how to succeed in small business.

  1. Decide What's Important
  2. Set Goals That Lead
  3. Align Systems
  4. Work The Plan
  5. Innovate Purposefully
  6. Step Back

We will being doing a little more with this book later in the month.