Business Productivity Books

Recommended Business Productivity Books

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201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business (Bloomberg) by Jane Applegate

201 Great IdeasFROM THE AUTHOR: In this completely updated third edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business, renowned small-business expert and consultant Jane Applegate shares new, powerful, creative, simple, and proven approaches for building a better small business. Details how business owners can use online marketing and social networking more effectively; Offers timely strategies for thriving in challenging economic times; Includes scores of real-life success stories and all-new interviews with small-business owners, experts, and VIP’s including Guy Kawasaki, Kay Koplovitz, and Michael Bloomberg.

Where to Buy: Available in Paperback and Kindle on Amazon

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Small Business Survival Guide by Jason Reid

Small Business Survival Guide bookFROM THE AUTHOR: The SMALL BUSINESS SURVIVAL GUIDE is a pragmatic book geared toward entrepreneurs who want to grow their small business fast. The book is not about creating a mission or strategic planning — it’s a hands-on tool that teaches small business owners what they need to know about marketing, sales, hiring and managing employees, cost control, and other basic business principles in order to make sure their business is successful and profitable. The tips and tricks included here are ripped from the author’s real-life experiences building his business from nothing to one of the largest residential repaint contracting companies in the country doing $40 million in business per year.

Where to Buy: Available in Paperback and Kindle on Amazon

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The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide by Peri Pakroo J.D.

Start up kit bookFROM THE AUTHOR: User-friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to launch a business quickly, easily and with confidence. It explains in plain English how to: choose the best business structure, write an effective business plan, file the right forms in the right place, price, bid and bill your projects, draft and use contracts, online and off, manage your finances, be prepared for and file required taxes, reach customers online. Additionally, it includes 1) an updated chapter on financial management, which includes information on how to use technology to manage bookkeeping and other business aspects, 2) an updated e-business chapter which covers how to use social media to promote the business and, 3) updated material on the latest search engine optimization strategies to drive traffic to the business website.

Where to Buy: Available in Paperback on Amazon

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The Encyclopedia of Small Business Forms and Agreements: A Complete Kit of Ready-to-Use Business Checklists, Worksheets, Forms, Contracts, and Human Resource Documents With Companion CD-ROM by Martha Maeda

Forms and Agreements bookFROM THE AUTHOR: This encyclopedia and companion CD-ROM focuses on the issues, situations, and tasks that you, as a small business owner, face every day when running your business, such as incorporation, board and shareholder resolutions, partnership agreements, business plans, insurance, employee applications, employment policies, termination, job descriptions, employee benefits, sales and service contracts, bills of sale, invoices, press releases, raising capital, venture capital, license agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, term sheets, domain names, e-commerce contracts, release forms, demand letters, litigation, and arbitration. Included in this comprehensive book are hundreds of easy-to-implement tools, contracts, forms, and checklists that will help you organize your business and make it easier to manage while increasing your bottom line.

Where to Buy: Available in Paperback from Amazon

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