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  • Big Ideas… for Small Businesses

  • By: John Lamerton
  • Narrated by: John Lamerton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Are you struggling to find marketing ideas for your small business? Does your business plan consist of a few scribbles on the back of a napkin? Does the thought of learning “online marketing” scare you? Do you find traditional business books dull, or uninspiring? Have you read business biographies of the poster boys (Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Alan Sugar, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs etc), only to feel a sense of overwhelm, and a complete disconnect between what they achieved, and where you are right now?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some interesting ideas

  • By Dan on 23-12-18

definitely worth a listen

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Reviewed: 01-03-19

If you are looking to start a business, or are already running a small business, this is a great book. I don't personally want to work 15 hours a day like some other entrepreneurs, neither does John. A great book, with some solid advice on how to get success in business

  • The Power of Broke

  • How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage
  • By: Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
  • Narrated by: Daymond John, Sway Calloway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC's Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be your greatest competitive advantage as an entrepreneur. Why? Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively. It forces you to use your resources more efficiently. It forces you to connect with your customers more authentically and market your ideas more imaginatively.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best entrepreneur books available

  • By Kris S on 21-09-17

good book for those who feel stuck

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Reviewed: 21-12-18

great book for those who feel stuck in life. It shows you don't need to have lots of money to start something great. Lots of stories and examples. good listen.

  • The Pumpkin Plan

  • A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field
  • By: Mike Michalowicz
  • Narrated by: Mike Michalowicz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

After reading an article about a local farmer who had dedicated his life to growing giant pump­kins, Michalowicz realized the same process could apply to growing a business. He tested the Pumpkin Plan on his own company and transformed it into a remarkable, multimillion-dollar industry leader. First he did it for himself. Then for others. And now you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not as cheesy as first impressions

  • By Kenneth on 18-10-17

could help with a stagnant small business

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Reviewed: 04-11-18

This book was decent and had some great gems in here. I will try and use a few in my own business and hopefully his tips will work.

  • 24 Assets

  • Create a Digital, Scalable, Valuable and Fun Business That Will Thrive in a Fast Changing World
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Daniel Priestley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

In every industry, there are companies that take off. They effortlessly hire talented people, attract loyal customers, create cool products, and make lots of money. Sadly, most companies don't perform this way. Most entrepreneurs aren't building anything of value. They work hard, make sacrifices, struggle, dream, plan, and strive, but in the end, it doesn't pay off. 24 Assets provides a method for building a business that becomes a valuable asset. It focuses you on transforming your organization into something scalable, digital, fun, and impactful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By far the best 'nuts and bolts' book I've read!

  • By Nik on 28-01-18

A decent read

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Reviewed: 17-09-18

I would say this is a decent listen. It has some golden gems. I would say you have to read other books also to begin ur adventure in business. I have read better books but I still don't regret buying it.

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  • How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis, Daniel Priestley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429

Don't fight for customers; let them fight over you! Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Preordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who don't chase clients; clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent for SMEs

  • By Fahrenheit452 on 05-12-15

could help with your business

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Reviewed: 25-08-18

this was a decent listen and it could help with my current business. Some great points. It's not the best book on business in my opinion but it does have some golden gems in here so worth a listen.

  • Contagious

  • Why Things Catch On
  • By: Jonah Berger
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It's more influential than advertising and far more effective. Can you create word of mouth for your product or idea? According to Berger, you can. Whether you operate a neighborhood restaurant, a corporation with hundreds of employees, or are running for a local office for the first time, the steps that can help your product or idea become viral are the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Francis West on 26-02-16

Definetley worth a read, or should I say listen!

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Reviewed: 24-06-18

It's a great book that shows the science of things going viral rather than just theories. It can be applied to any business, start up or established. One thing is for sure I will apply it to my business and hopefully it will help me become very successful.

  • 48-Hour Start-Up: From Idea to Launch in 1 Weekend

  • By: Fraser Doherty MBE
  • Narrated by: Fraser Doherty MBE
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Fraser Doherty's 48-Hour Start-Up is your handy and essential cheat sheet to starting your own business, giving the key steps for developing an idea and getting it to market quickly. Almost everyone dreams of starting their own business, but very few do it. What if it had to be only a decision of a weekend, and it didn't cost a fortune?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid small business ideas and well worth a listen

  • By Anonymous User on 12-05-17

Solid small business ideas and well worth a listen

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Reviewed: 12-05-17

This book has given me sound business advice and real good for amateurs and intermediate entrepreneurs. I already had some business ideas, however I believe this book has given me even more ideas and decent foundations on how to make those ideas work with the tools he has provided me with. This book may have cost me £8, but it might just make me £80,000 in the future, only time will tell.

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