June 2, 2005
News & Opinion: Books for Small Business Month
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.
- Decide What's Important
- Set Goals That Lead
- Align Systems
- Work The Plan
- Innovate Purposefully
- Step Back
We will being doing a little more with this book later in the month.