I have several books that I enjoy browsing through quite often. Certainly there's not a week goes by that I'm not looking through the following five books for tips, tricks, ideas, and suggestions for me and my Clients. Click on the link or the picture to go directly to the book at amazon.com.
- How to Use Your Time Wisely
by Phyllis C. Kaufman & Arnold Corrigan, ISBN 0-681-40136-2
This book is only 101 pages but should be required reading for everyone graduating from high school, not to mention every person going into business for himself, or for those who seem to be stuck on a plateau in their current jobs. This is where I leared GOLD—you'll just have to buy the book to find out. It's out of print but copies are available for as little as one cent at amazon.com. In my business life, it's been worth thousands and thousands of dollars, and I keep several on hand to give as presents for the newly self-employed, high school and college graduates, etc.
- It's in the Cards! Getting the Biggest Impact From Your Smallest Ad
by Ivan R. Misner, Candace Bailly, and Dan Georgevich, ISBN 0-9740819-0-6
This book is where I have gotten many marketing ideas over the years. You can adapt much of what's in this book for brochures, flyers, postcards, etc. $20 new. Ivan Misner is the founder of Business Network International and an international expert on networking and word-of-mouth marketing.
- The E-Myth Revisited. Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work And What To Do About It
by Michael E. Graber
I was given this book many years ago and have applied the concept of "working on your business and not in it." It also addresses the issues of taking a business from infancy through adolescence to maturity.
- 1001 Ways to Reward Employees
by Bob Nelson, ISBN 1-56305-339-X
You can reward employees with more than just a pay raise and more vacation time.
- Asset Protection for Physicians and High-Risk Business Owners: How to Protect What You Own from Lawsuits and Claims
by Robert J. Mintz, ISBN 0-9639971-2-2
This one should be read by anyone who is working in a litigious industry. Uh, Realtors and home inspectors? The beautiful thing about this book is that it is free. Go to The Asset Protection Law Center, and look at the right side. You'll see "Complimentary Book," and you can read it online or order it at no charge. There's also a new "Legal Guide to Asset Protection Planning," also available free as a PDF download.