Stark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now
Tory Johnson ~ Berkley ~ Paperback: $15.00
This book is written by the creator of two multi-million dollar businesses, and she provides the tools for those with a passion to start their own successful business. She explains how to write a one-page business plan and find the money to get started. She also discusses how to master sales and make social media profitable.
The Family Council Handbook
Christopher J. Eckrich and Stephen L. McClure ~ Palgrave Macmillan ~ Hardcover: $55.00
The book is a must-read for family-owned businesses. A family council is designed to educate and facilitate communication between family members as it relates to a family-owned business. The book provides guidance on a family council, such as how to structure it and what purpose it serves. The book also covers how to maintain it and help it evolve with your family and business.
Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You Meet
Ron Kaufman ~ Evolve Publishing ~ Paperback: $14.95
The book offers practical suggestions for transforming your business to gain a competitive edge by being uplifting. This means being appreciative, polite, upbeat, and informative in response to questions and concerns by customers, colleagues, and others. There are also free resources (slides, posters, videos) from UpliftingService.com.
The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts
Steven J. Koprince ~ AMACOM ~ Hardcover: $29.95
With 23% of federal contracts designated for small businesses, learn how to get your share of this enormous pie. The book details in easy-to-understand language the rules and regulations you need to comply with in contracting. It also explains how to avoid terminating agreements, fines, and other problems.