Being a business owner can be a tough career, especially if your business is small and not quite booming. It can feel impossible to do anything from hire employees to taking a vacation. Can your business even open if you have to call in sick?
Dan Murphy, the CEO and founder of The Growth Coach, knows what it’s like to be open and operate a small business. When he started business and sales coaching more than 20 years ago, it was with the goal of making sure other business owners and leaders have the systems to be successful while living a better life.
For those business owners and leaders who aren’t sure if they need business coaching – and for those who may just need a little inspiration – Murphy wrote the book Becoming a Strategic Business Owner. This book is available as a free download here: http://www.thegrowthcoach.com/Resources/FREEBusinessOwnereBook/tabid/1167/Default.aspx.
If you’re looking for additional books or resources to help you brush up on your business skills this summer, here’s a top 20 list:
Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt by Harvey Mackay
Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks by August Turak
Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty by Harvey Mackay
Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch
Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
Getting Everything You Can Out of Everything You’ve Got by Jay Abraham
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Gung Ho! by Ken Blanchard
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Lazy Person’s Guide to Success by Ernie Zelinski
Leadership is an Art by Max Depree
Life Strategies by Phillip McGraw
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
The Dip by Seth Godin
The Essentials of Business Etiquette by Barbara Pachter
The Power of Focus by Canfield/Hansen/Hewitt
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
The Zen of Social Media Marketing by Shama Kabani
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield