The Big Enough Company

Author: Adelaide Lancaster
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101544295
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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All entrepreneurs start their companies because they think it will give them freedom-freedom to work on their own terms, be their own bosses, and create a company that meets their needs. But so often the opposite happens, and they end up encumbered by businesses that bear little to no resemblance to those they had envisioned. They wind up working for their companies, but their companies don't work for them. Despite the freedom that striking out on your own promises, most of the accepted wisdom on how to build a small business advocates a one- size-fits-all approach. So-called experts-and sometimes just well-meaning friends-urge business owners to grow fast, be more profitable, and imitate other successful start-ups. And while these tips may work for some, they fail to consider the astounding variety of values and motivations that individuals have for starting a business. Too often, owners sacrifice their personal satisfaction in order to conform to unnecessary (and often unworkable) standards. Adelaide Lancaster and Amy Abrams have seen this problem for years when working with women entrepreneurs like themselves. They set out to explore how successful female business owners have grown their enterprises in a way that sustains their own personal goals and needs, not someone else's standards. Drawing on the true stories of nearly 100 entrepreneurs, as well as their own experiences, Abrams and Lancaster guide readers through the best principles that really matter when you work for yourself. For instance: Figure out what's in it for you: Clarify why you started your business and what you want to get out of it over the long haul. Find a role that suits your strengths: Identify where you add the most value and can have the most impact. Embrace experimentation: Trying new things gives you the opportunity to see what works and what doesn't and opens up unseen possibilities. This book empowers entrepreneurs to ignore popular "wisdom" and peer pressure to take charge of their businesses in a way that will help them succeed on their own terms.

Sweet and Sour

Author: Scott Simon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742516090
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sweet and Sour is the first in-depth anthropological study of Taiwanese women entrepreneurs, their career ambitions, their family relations, and their projects of self-identity. Focusing on the voices and perspectives of the women themselves, Scott Simon draws from life-narratives of women from various ages, ethnic groups, social classes, and occupations to provide a diverse set of rarely heard native voices speaking out on gender and entrepreneurship in Taiwan. This rich collection of life histories provides a unique understanding of Taiwanese society and the place of women within it.

Business Beliefs

Author: Holly Worton
Publisher: Tribal Publishing
ISBN: 1911161016
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Get fast and easy results in your business by using powerful techniques in this book to transform your business mindset. This book will help you identify the business beliefs you can most benefit from transforming. It includes a list of over 600 belief statements in 15 different categories that entrepreneurs can be use to develop a mindset for business success. Transforming your business mindset can simply make business easier: having the right belief system can help entrepreneurs to release fear of visibility, set aligned prices for their products and services, and easily take inspired action to grow their business. If you're struggling to build your business because of lack of confidence or self doubt, or if you're simply feeling stuck at a plateau and are frustrated with trying to take your business to a new level, you might benefit from upgrading your business mindset. This book is an short introduction on how you can do just that: no verbose theory or fluff, just the basics to get you started on transforming your mindset for business success. It's designed to provide you with the information as quickly and simply as possible, so you can easily identify the areas of your entrepreneurial mindset that you need to work on and then get to work changing your beliefs at the subconscious level. It's usually not lack of business or marketing knowledge that holds us back in business: that's all easy to learn. It's our entrepreneurial mindset that stops us from creating the business we want. If you've ever struggled with self confidence, self esteem, or even setting prices that reflect your true value, then it may be time to explore how you can transform your subconscious beliefs into a mindset ready to create success. There are many fast and easy ways to move past the fears, blocks, and limiting beliefs toward your vision of your ideal business...the first step is to recognize the fears, blocks, and limiting beliefs that make up your current business mindset. Purchasing this book will also get you a free pdf download that includes a printable list of all 600+ business beliefs, to make it easier for you to identify the areas you can benefit from working on. In this book, you will learn: The power of belief and mindset The power of the subconscious mind How to communicate with your subconscious mind How to use the belief statements included in this book How you can change your beliefs at the subconscious level How to create your own belief statements

Kiplinger s Personal Finance

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The most trustworthy source of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.

The E Myth Revisited

Author: Michael E. Gerber
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061741655
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.