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The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Marketing a Bestselling Book - on a Shoestring Budget
The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Marketing a Bestselling Book - on a Shoestring Budget
by Dee Blick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Dee does it again!, 8 Jan. 2015
I bought this book having already done half of the title. The book (The Startup Coach) was written, submitted to the publishers, and I realised that there was no marketing plans in place from my end. I have to say that Dee has given everything here - there is no "magic pill" promised and held back - instead she has even gone so far as to provide copies of her emails that she has actually used herself to promote her previous books; and anyone who has seen the performance of her previous books knows that they weren't just one-day bestsellers, they are consistently at the top of the Amazon charts.

It's a no brainer to buy this book, where ever you are in the writing process.

Flymo Turbo 400 Electric Hover Lawn Mower 1500 W
Flymo Turbo 400 Electric Hover Lawn Mower 1500 W
Price: £88.79

1.0 out of 5 stars Warning..., 25 Sept. 2014
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Set itself on fire on first use. Shocking..

Life. Business: Just Got Easier
Life. Business: Just Got Easier
Price: £5.59

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can save small business owners £££'s, 25 Sept. 2013
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What a great book! If you've read Brad's books before, you'll know that he is straight talking and tells it how it is. Simply put, this book has refocused me at a great time, and I can relate to so many of the experiences in here. I've spent tens of thousands on consultants and trainers before - some great, some good, some appalling - this book, used correctly, covers exactly the same ground and basic principles. Any business owner will get their money (and time) invested in this book back, several times over, provided they take action.

The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Book
The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Book
by Dee Blick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for small business owners, 20 Dec. 2011
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I was recommended this book by two people I know, who had read the book and believed it had transformed their business. I often take these claims with a pinch of salt, but having read - and acted on - the contents of the book, I can assure you that it transforms your way of thinking about how to market your business. Dee proves that it is not about flashy marketing departments - instead she looks at practical ways of evaluating who you are, what you've done so far, and then takes you through how to promote your business. I'd wholeheartedly recommend this book, and indeed have recommended other contacts to speak to Dee about helping their business.

The Art of Exceptional Living
The Art of Exceptional Living
by Jim Rohn
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £12.50

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 2-CD set, with autobiographical content, 10 July 2007
If you work hard on your job, you will have a career. If you work hard on your life, you will have a fortune...

They are the words that come through from the CD set "The Art of Exceptional Living" by Jim Rohn. This two CD set is a fantastic way to introduce yourself to the work of Rohn, and to learn from the lessons that he had learned himself.

Much of the work is autobiographical, however this is no bad thing. Rohn talks about the difficult times in his life, earning $57 and there being more month than money at the age of twenty five. He then shows the main change that was required to break free from this vicious cycle - the change in blame - moving from an external blame mentality to an internal blame mentality.

He also demonstrates the benefits of focusing on enhanced skills, not reduced problems.

Another great section of this CD is the emphasis put on personal development. The cynic in me wonders whether this is partially self promotion of his other works, however despite this I completely agree with his sentiments that everybody should have a library including personal and business development materials, together with books and journals that enhance the mind and spirit.

This is a great CD set at a very low cost, that I would recommend is added to any personal development collection.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
by Michael E. Gerber
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and Educational!, 27 Jun. 2007
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The E-Myth Revisited is truly a groundbreaking book for business owners and consultants alike. In my dealings with business owners I constantly refer to phrases from the book, and in fact hand out copies to most new clients.

The "E-Myth" itself is the myth of the entrepreneur. Gerber reasons that there are three fundamental personality types:




Each business requires a dose of each personality! The entrepreneur deals with the vision, the manager tidies everything up, and the technician does the doing.

The myth surrounds the fact that most people believe that you need to be an entrepreneur to be in business (which you don't), and that all business owners are entrepreneurs (which they almost always aren't!!). Gerber goes on to look at the motivation (the Entrepreneurial Seizure) that causes most to consider going it alone, and how to balance the demands of each of the three forces that we all have.

Gerber is also a promoter of the Franchise Prototype - setting up a turnkey business that can be replicated. This can only be acheived via systemisation, and the benefits of this (such as consistency of service) are demonstrated throughout the book.

Not only do I recommend this book, I practice what it preaches - both in my own activities and when advising others. It is essential reading for any small business owners.

Gerber is also planning to visit the UK in March 2008, and I would recommend snapping up tickets for this!

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 24 Jun. 2007
I have found this hands free kit to be awesome. It is extremely simple to install, just a case of holding a button down and discovering it with your phone. It also seems to work with every phone I have tried it with (LG Chocolate, Samsung D600, Motorola V3, XDA Exec, XDA 2, MDA Compact, Samsung E720), so there is a good chance it will work with most.

The sound quality is excellent, however you will sometimes get a background noise, be assured that this is your phone, not this kit, as it is the same noise you get from a headset.

The only two slight gripes I have is that it is near impossible to wear a baseball cap and use this due to the protuding microphone (!!) and that the makers logo rubs off after use. However, I purchased this for about £80 when the laws re: calls in car had just came in, use it regularly, and have had no real problems.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.89

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Long Read - but worth it!, 17 Jun. 2007
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Covey has created a book that should be offered to everybody at school. Within it he sets out what he sees as being the 7 habits that everybody should follow:

1. Be proactive

2. Begin with the end in mind

3. Put first things first

4. Think win win

5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood

6. Synergize

7. Sharpen the saw

You will see from the above that the first three habits are focused on the self (moving from Dependance to Independance), whereas the next three are focused on working with others (Independance to Interdependance). Interdependance is where Covey sees the greatest benefit from all Highly Effective people.

Habit Seven, Sharpen the Saw, is the self renewal required to maintain a healthy and successful lifestyle.

Covey states that he is aiming to "restore the character ethic". He visits the understanding of paradigms, and the necessary paradigm shifts that are required in life.

This book is full of useful tools, such as the time management quadrant system which will be explained later in an article on this website.

Overall, we would recommend buying this book!

Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons in Life and Business
Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons in Life and Business
by Sir Richard Branson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wholly recommended!, 16 Jun. 2007
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Richard Branson should need no further introduction to you if you are reading this page. Many of you would have already read "Losing My Virginity", and possibly the unauthorised biography "Branson" by Tom Bower.

If you have read one of these before, you will find that a good part of this new book is repetition (despite the polar differences between the two aforementioned titles). A large proportion of this book is autobiographical, and as such I will focus on the new areas that Branson has discussed, and the differences between this and his previous autobiography.

Firstly, I will touch on the general "feel" of this book. It seems to me to be far more inspirational than the first (which had the possibility of becoming grating at times). The autobiographical content is far more succint (being a much smaller book) and really gives you all that you need to do. Branson also does not feel the need to brag about sexual conquests within this book, as there is an altogether more mature tone, with the book broken down into various chapters each with a motivational quote and action points.

I might appear to be harping on about this book being autobiographical; however it is important to note that this book has been released as a motivational tool rather than an autobiography - I believe that this makes the book far more useful than Losing My Virginity.

Another key difference within this book is that Branson focuses on social responsibility, particularly in relation to the carbon dioxide emissions of his Virgin Airline fleet. I feel that this adds a whole new dimension to this book, and will open the typical readers eyes as to everybodies responsibilities (whether an individual, small business or plc) and to the work being performed in this area.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anybody who enjoyed Losing My Virginity, and also to those who were irritated by the first book and wished that it would be more about Virgin and business than Richard Branson himself.

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