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Double Your Business: How to Break Through the Barriers to Higher Growth, Turnover and Profit (Financial Times Series) [Paperback]

Lee Duncan
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15 Mar 2012 Financial Times Series

Learn how to pinpoint exactly what is holding your business back so you can double your turnover and profit within 2 years or less.


This book enables small business owners to release rapid, dynamic growth. Including action plans which help you to overcome the barriers that may be holding your business back, and littered with case studies throughout, this book acts as a blue print for success, teaching you the key principles of a successful high-performing business.

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 1 edition (15 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273759493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273759492
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 171,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lee Duncan is a published author in business growth and management who provides mentoring and help to ambitious businesses. Over the past decade, Lee has worked with several hundred clients and helped them to achieve extraordinary results. From these experiences, he wrote the Financial Times Publishing book, "Double Your Business". Lee is one of the most respected business coaches working in the UK today.

Lee's personal website can be found at and includes free advice for growing and improving your business. The book's website can be found at

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'Having worked with Lee five years ago to achieve great success, I consider this book to be essential reading for entrepreneurs. It is packed full of business gems that focus on solving real-world problems to create on-going business growth.'

Darren Pescod, Owner of The Mortgage Broker Ltd


'The ultimate reference manual for ambitious business owners. If you read only one book on business, make it this one.'

Heather Townsend, author of The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking




Doubling your business in two years or less isn’t some outlandish aim. It’s a very real and achievable target. We know this because Lee Duncan has used the techniques in this book with hundreds of companies to help them achieve remarkable growth.  Many have achieved growth of 100% or more, with the most successful achieving 500% growth.


Now you can follow the same steps to unlock the potential inside your business.


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About the Author

Lee Duncan is one of the UK's leading business growth coaches. Working with ambitious small and medium businesses both in the UK and internationally, Lee has helped his clients achieve a staggering 40 million pounds of extra business.

Lee has a family tree with its roots firmly in enterprise dating right back to the early 1800s. He grew up surrounded by small family businesses, and this clearly showed in his behaviour at school where he was nicknamed "Duncan Enterprises". After almost two decades in increasingly senior positions in the corporate world, Lee's entrepreneurial spirit broke free when he switched to full time business coaching. Lee has since been engaged by some 200 businesses and his influence extends inside the many thousands of businesses who have heard him speak or read his publications.

Despite his obvious intelligence (he holds a First Class Honours Degree), Lee has a very direct, no-nonsense style and has been described as "the most plain-speaking and effective consultant you will ever meet".

Lee's style is mirrored in his writing; you will find very little jargon and no complex theoretical models in this book, just practical and immediately applicable advice.

For relaxation, Lee can be found tinkering with computers or making hardwood furniture.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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In my role as a sales and marketing consultant I read dozens of business books every year and rarely feel compelled to write a review. This one was different!

Lee Duncan immediately comes across as "likeable" and "real", a trait so often missing from business experts who can seem arrogant and removed. This was not my impression with Lee.

I was a little concerned from the bold title of the book "Double Your Business" that the book would focus on gimmicks or novelty sales or marketing ideas to grow a business, but thankfully that could not be further from the truth. This is a really practical, hands on, easy to read and easy to use book.

What particularly impressed me was that it is not just about sales and marketing. For any business owner trying to grow their business I often compare their business to a leaking bucket. Often there are leaks in their bucket that need fixing before putting more clients or customers into it or they will simply leak out. Lee's system helps you to identify the leaks, fix them, and then grow your business.

The system is simple yet I believe will be effective for every small business owner out there:

1. Identify the reasons why their business is not growing as they would like (the Barriers To Growth);
2. Read how to fix these problems; and
3. Take the advised action to grow their business (by following Lee's "Growth Blueprints").

There are 22 Growth Blueprints to follow, covering everything from vital cash flow and accounting issues (in my experience often the biggest source of problems for small business owners) to proven sales and marketing ideas and team selection and management.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Common Sense and Practical 2 April 2012
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I read this from cover to cover in two hours on Sunday afternoon. As a small business owner looking to grow my business, I wasn't a casual reader - I was looking for insight and tips that I could apply. I was not disappointed.

Lee's style is easy reading. Its not academic, and its peppered with real life stories to illustrate his points. But don't mistake easy reading for soft. He does not pull his punches, and I had several uncomfortable moments as I realised he was outlining areas where there was definite room for improvement in my business.

You can tell Lee has spent several years at the coal face working with real businesses. He gets to the heart of the matter, and then outlines very practical steps for how to resolve them. He outlines 22 potential barriers to growth, and then works through how those barriers can be removed.

I read this all in one go to get a feel for the overall approach. But I think to get the most from this book, it needs to be used as it was designed - as a manual to work through slowly and carefully. The order which the barriers are explained has also been well thought through, so that some of the more fundamental issues are dealt with first.

I suspect that working with Lee as a coach would be the optimal way to double your business. But I think he has probably distilled a large amount of his coaching know-how into this book, and using it as manual to work through over a period of months is the next best thing. I took away 5 key areas that I need to go to work on from my first reading, and fixing those alone could easily double my business. But if I work through each of the potential 22 barriers to growth and use Lee's insight, then I think my business could be unrecognisable in a few years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is full of gems 19 Jun 2013
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As most people may have done when one reads around a subject, a short list of a dozen or so books are ordered. Of these, most of them I found really insightful but I keep returning and reflecting on Double Your Business. The strategies and blueprints are very direct and geared for real world application. Mr Duncan has an equally no nonsense approach which I find gets to the point and does not waste what a desperate business owner has the least of - time. As as result the book is succinct but powerful.

Highly recommended. I have not yet fully implemented everything I require from this book but so far so good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Double your business 10 April 2012
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A really sincere attempt at helping business owners to make significant breakthroughs. It is refreshingly British in tone but universal in value.

Lee Duncan gets you to take a simple questionairre to identify the areas where the maximum gains can be made on day one and then points you straight to the pages that can help. This allows you to remain focussed on the job in hand and achieve instant wins,rather than reading the whole book in one go.

The author's experience and common sense shine through this really well constructed book and because of this I have trusted it to reassess and improve some of our own business practices. I didn't expect one business book to be that useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing and motivating book 12 April 2014
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As the director of a small business and not having a lot of experience in marketing I wanted a book that could assist me in pushing forward with my business in focused and easy to manage steps.

This book certainly delivers on those fronts, I have found it focused, to the point, easy to understand and the steps, the Growth Blueprints are written in a way that makes them easy to implement and very appropriate to what I want to achieve.

It is very readable and I found the examples of other businesses really helpful and inspiring. It is an exceptional resource, and very motivating.

I haven't read a better book that gives all the relevant information that I need to push forward with my business in a way that is relevant, readable and concise. I would thoroughly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trust me, THE best business book I've read!
Ok, I wanted to spend my money wisely AND not waste any time in turning my business around. Lee Duncan's 'Double you Business' did not disappoint! Read more
Published 3 months ago by stephen thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you take a step back, and really analyse your business.
I am in the process of working my way through this book, and completing the recommended tasks/activities. Read more
Published 3 months ago by MR ALEXANDER COLVILLE
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Simple to Understand Advice
Excellent read and full of practical advice that you can start implementing right away.
I read this book a year ago and we went from around 30k/month to 50k/month turnover... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars A Practical Book
As a small business owner I read many books to get ideas for my business. I can honestly tell you "Double Your Business" is one of the best. Read more
Published 6 months ago by M. A. Booker
5.0 out of 5 stars solid advice for small businesses
I wanted something aimed at established small businesses. This was perfect and is full of helpful practical advice. I have a good list of takeaway actions!
Published 6 months ago by Andrew Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensible and practical advice
Lee Duncan tackles the problem that faces many business owners. Setting up and running a business is one thing, but how do you break through the plateau that many of us inevitably... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jane S
4.0 out of 5 stars Back On Track
As a newcomer to running a business, I felt that I had lost focus and had become a bit 'stale' after some initial success. Read more
Published 10 months ago by M Allan
5.0 out of 5 stars A great help to get back on track
This book is a real godsend to those of us who are starting out in business for the first time. It is easy to get side tracked, and lose focus and momentum - attending to the... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anne Bryce
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Book
I like this book, although I would take issue with the title. I don't know if doubling your business (turnover? profits?) is realistic simply by following the advice in this book. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Lee's is a very readable, straight forward and helpful book. He guides you to take a good look at yourself and your business. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sharon
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