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Small business and entrepreneurship can be the most fulfilling forms of making a living. These books are wonderful tools to use in building a small business and making it last and grow.

 
 
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 Web Marketing for Small Businesses: 7 Steps to Explosive Business Growth (Quick Start Your Business)
By Sephanie Diamond

When it comes to marketing and competing against the giants, small businesses have always had it tough. But now there's a way to level the playing field like never before.

Web Marketing for Small Businesses shows entrepreneurs how to take advantage of the marketing opportunities on the Internet to get the word out about their business and win new customers. Stephanie Diamond, founder of Digital Media Works, has over 25 years experience in the marketing world and served for eight years as Marketing Director of AOL. She helps small business owners through topics such as:

-Working with social networking sites
-Creating mindmaps
-Selling your story in a compelling way
-Choosing the right tactics
-Choosing the right tools
-Evaluating customer actions
-And much more

For any entrepreneur, this book provides the most potential profit per read of any recent book on the market.

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A Whole New Mind
Starring Daniel Pink
Directed by Joe Brandmeier

Just as we were getting used to the information age, Daniel Pink tells us that it is ending. With it goes our focus on charts, statistics, and linear thinking. Traditional "left-brain" activities like logic, analysis, and repetitive production are being turned over to robots, computers, and offshore labor. The valued skills of 21st century will be those of the right brain: empathy, design, synthesis, and contextual thinking. Author and lecturer Daniel Pink tells you how abundance, Asia, and automation are changing the world, why "routine" is the scariest word in the English language, how old line companies like GM and Proctor & Gamble are responding and what six abilities matter most in the emerging age. Daniel Pink completed law school and passed the bar, but is proud to say that he has never practiced law. What he has done is write best-selling business books, work in the White House and as a Senate staffer, advise Fortune 100 companies, provide business analysis on TV and radio, and write for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Wired Magazine. Bonus materials include in-depth interview, audience Q&A session, and more!

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B2B Means Back to Basics: Whether It's the Net or Whether It's Not, Business Is Business
By Bill Quain

"Whether it's the NET, or whether it's not, business is business, in case you forgot!"

It is easy to get lost in the maze of technological advances and super-charged marketing efforts of today's modern business climate. But, businessman Bill Quain will help get you back on track. Bill starts by asking, “What business are you really in?” and then takes his audiences on a journey to rediscover their customers, their teammates and the goals of their businesses. This is a top-notch session by a true professional.

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Beach Money
By Jordan Adler

What will this book do for you? -Have you ever wondered whether the average person can really make it big in network marketing? -Have the secrets to success in network marketing always been a mystery to you? -Have you given up on your dream lifestyle because it just seems too difficult or too far out of reach? Beach Money shows you that the freedom you desire is closer than you have ever imagined. Jordan's stories will inspire you to see the possibilities that are well within your reach.

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Big Al Tells All
By Tom Schreiter

KAAS Publishing Trade Paperback, Revisied Edition 1999 - This book is a collection of mini-lessons that has the authors unique, straightforward, concise writing style. In a few words or examples Tom brings to light the real answers to network marketing leadership challenges. You'll find the same humor and directions that has endeared Tom to his workshop audiences throughout the U.S. So sit down and prepare yourself for an exciting reading experience.

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Blogwild!: A Guide for Small Business Blogging
By Andy Wibbels

The world seems to have gone blogwild. More and more personal blogs appear every day, and businesses large and small are realizing that blogging can be a dynamite sales, marketing, and communications tool. Blogs are cheap to set up and operate, and they can humanize a company’s image, start the buzz on a new product, and get instant customer feedback.

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CEO Tools: The Nuts-n-Bolts of Business for Every Manager's Success
By Kraig Kramers

CEO Tools is truly the book which will lead to every manager's success, with praise coming from Ken Blanchard and the former CEOs of Pier 1 Imports, Athlete's Foot, and Crown Books. It's a quick read and includes a CD with 24 of the 150 business tools in ready-to-use computer format. This book makes managers more successful.

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Designed for Success: The 10 Commandments for Women in the Workplace
By Dondi Scumaci

You are not imagining it. Women do face unique challenges at work. The playing field is not always even, the rules are often unspoken, and the path is rarely well marked. In Designed for Success, Dondi Scumaci gives you the tools you need to take charge of your future and achieve the success and satisfaction you deserve. Learn how to get ahead in today's workplace and make a difference to the organizations you serve and the lives you touch-without changing who you are.

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E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company
By Michael E. Gerber

The bestselling author of phenomenally successful and continually vital The E-Myth Revisited presents the next big step in entrepreneurial management and leadership with E-Myth Mastery.
Mastery is a business development program that helps you turn your company into a world-class operation...into a turn-key money machine!

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Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur magazine is for businesses owners, offering inspiration and information on marketing, management, technology, the latest trends and strategies.

Articles, interviews, business profiles, financing, marketing, advertising and legislative news of note aimed at the small business owner or those planning to start a new or additional business.

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Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting
By Lynn Grabhorn

Is there a way to always have a fat bank account, or a better job, or a delightfully smooth relationship, or a better body? And if so, is it really possible to realize these dreams now, rather than at some unknown future time? Lynn Grabhorn answers these questions with a resounding "Yes!" In Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting, she says that what actually molds every moment of every day of one's life are feelings. Using a candid, witty approach to a genre riddled with self-important puffery, she shows how feelings - not positive thinking, or sweat and strain, or good or bad luck, or even smarts - set the tone for people's lives. She frames her theory as a four-part plan that covers all the big topics - money, relationships, health, and spirituality - without being pompous or preachy. Grabhorn's "Law of Attraction" lets the seeker find peace and pleasure in life by feeling rather than by thinking.

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Family, Inc.: How to Manage Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Children, and In-Laws in the Family Business
By Larry Colin

More than 24 family businesses in the United States. employ 62 percent of America's workforce. And in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin America, experts say family businesses could account for as much as 80 percent of the private sector.

What's different about dealing with family members than dealing with underlings and managers at an impersonal corporation? When was the last time sales for a Fortune 500 company slumped because two brothers couldn't get along? Not that often, if ever. But it happens all the time in family businesses. Millions of families spanning the globe know they have problems ordinary businesses don't; they know if they don't keep the family on track, the business will derail.

Family, Inc. is a witty, engaging blueprint for maintaining peace within the family without busting the business. The authors use characters straight out of "Family Business Central Casting" to provide uncommon insights mixed with commonsense solutions. After all, they know that firing Uncle Bill is a bit more traumatic than firing just any Bill.

You'll meet:
* Dad the Decider: Can he run a successful business and keep the family happy?
* Mom, CFO (Chief Family Officer): Can she keep the business from destroying her family?
* The Hard-Charging Son: How can he get Dad to move aside without ruining their relationship?
* The Sibling Rivals: Will they ever cooperate when each believes Dad loved the other one best?
* Mrs. & Mr. Inc.: How can they juggle business, marriage, sex, and the kids?
* The Supportive Spouse: What can she do to ensure her husband is treated fairly on the job by her family?

With these and other captivating characters, Family, Inc. will show you how to keep your family from ruining the business and your business from ruining the family. You'll laugh, you'll cry...and you'll avoid a train wreck.

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Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

Addressing todays work issues (including employee retention and burnout) with an engaging metaphor and an appealing message that applies to any sector of any organization, Fish! offers wisdom that is easy to grasp, instantly applicable, and profound: the hallmarks of a true business classic.

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Flight Plan : How to Achieve More, Faster Than You Ever Dreamed Possible
By Brian Tracy

A wise man once told me, Success is goals; all else is commentary. To achieve greatly, you need clear goals, plans, and schedules to get from wherever you are today to wherever you want to be in the future. You need a flight plan that you file before you begin and that you use to guide you on your journey. You must then have the courage to take off, to step out in faith with no guarantees of success. On your journey, you must be prepared to make continual course corrections. And especially, you must resolve in advance that you will keep going until you reach your destination. There are twelve steps you can take on your journey toward greater happiness, health, and prosperity than you have ever enjoyed before. By following these steps, you can take complete control of your life, activate all your mental powers, become the person you want to become, and increase the likelihood that you will reach your destination on schedule. Read the Book to get to know the 12 steps.


Brian Tracy is one of Americas top business speakers, a bestselling author, and one of the leading consultants and trainers on personal and professional development in the world today. He addresses 250,000 people each year on subjects ranging from personal success and leadership to managerial effectiveness, creativity, and sales. He has written more than thirty books and has produced more than three hundred audio and video learning programs. Much of Brian's work has been translated into other languages and is being used in fifty-two countries. He is coauthor, with Campbell Fraser, of the Advanced Coaching and Mentoring Program and the Coaching Excellence Program. Brian has consulted with more than one thousand companiesIBM, McDonnell Douglas, and the Million Dollar Round Table among themand has trained more than 2,000,000 people personally. His ideas are proven, practical, and fast acting. His readers, seminar participants, and coaching clients learn a series of techniques and strategies that they can use immediately to get better results in their lives and careers.

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Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself
By Daniel H. Pink

Not all "free agents" are highly paid athletes whose main skills are dunking a basketball or hitting a baseball. In fact, as Pink (contributing editor, Fast Company) reveals, over 25 million Americans are now self-employed, and fewer than one in ten works for a Fortune 500 company. This excellent work synthesizes the seismic shift in attitudes about and patterns of work in the economy from the early 1950s era of William Whyte's The Organization Man to today's independent worker, the free agent. Pink astutely summarizes what this major shift in the definition of employment now means to millions of Americans and explains the various types of free agents (including soloists, temps, and those involved in their own microbusiness). Other chapters cover examples of how self-sufficiency works so well for numerous life situations, while in many cases free-agency employment does not work well at all. This work may not be rooted in empirical research, but Pink's thorough review of the literature and his extensive roadwork interviewing hundreds of independent workers successfully merges psychosocial data with pragmatic reality. This major contribution to better understanding the trend toward independent contract work is highly recommended for all university libraries and larger public libraries. Dale Farris, Groves, TX

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Get Clients Now!: A 28-day Marketing Program for Professionals, Consultants, And Coaches

Get Clients Now! empowers readers with its 28-day plan for energizing their marketing efforts and dramatically increasing their client base. With over 100 tactics, tools, and foolproof recipes customizable for any professional service business, this new edition is powered up with road-tested strategies for relationship-based marketing in the Internet age, plus proven techniques for overcoming the fear, resistance, and procrastination that block effective action.

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
By Jim Collins

Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company... how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible. Collins began by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11 well known companies and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Going from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or a fine-tuned business strategy. But instead a corporate culture that rigorously found and promoted disciplined people to think and act in a disciplined manner. Good to Great is one of those books that managers and CEOs will be reading and rereading for years to come.
--Harry C. Edwards

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How to Become a Marketing Superstar: Unexpected Rules That Ring the Cash Register
By Jeffery J. Fox

Fox's fourth entry in his How to Become series proves again that he has mastered the short format, advice-driven business book.

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How to Become a Rainmaker: The Rules for Getting and Keeping Customers and Clients

Filled with smart tips given in the Fox signature style, counter-intuitive, controversial, and practiced, this hard-hitting collection of sales advice shows readers how to woo, pursue, and finally win any customer.

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How to Get to the Top: Business Lessons Learned at the Dinner Table

Do you want to get to the top? Do you want to know how to rise above the crowd and become a leader in your field? Then this is the book for you. In How to Get to the Top, bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox combines his own experience as an extremely successful entrepreneur with lessons learned at the family dinner table by business leaders such as Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks; Tom Chappell, founder of Tom’s of Maine; Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals; and George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees. The essential guide on how to get to the top -- and stay there.

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How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Personal Success

Make the best impression at work -- on Mars or Venus.

John Gray, who changed the way people view gender differences with his #1 international bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, now brings his insights to the business world.  In How to Get What You Want at Work, Gray analyzes the ways men and women misunderstand and misinterpret each other in the workplace, and he offers practical advice on reducing unnecessary conflict and frustration.

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How to Run Your Business Like a Girl: Successful Strategies from Entrepreneurial Women Who Made It Happen
By Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin

Do women really run their businesses differently than men? Yes! They do it by trusting their intuition, focusing on relationships, and putting more emphasis on life balance. In this book, successful entrepreneur Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin gives you the true, nitty-gritty details of what it really means to start and run a business like a girl, including:

  • The Labor Pains of a Successful Startup - Summoning the strength, endurance, and positive thinking necessary to breathe life into a new business.
  • Grab Your Partner and Do-Si-Do - Why a partnership might-or might not-be right for you.
  • How to Be the Boss Without Being a Bitch - Maintaining your authority while building supportive relationships with your team.
  • What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger - Learn how others survived tough times-from financial woes to staff turnover.
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How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard

A bestselling author and leading expert in the field of human performance reveals his innovative solutions for maximizing productivity, efficiency, and fun in the workplace

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How to Win Friends & Influence People

YOU CAN GO AFTER THE JOB YOU WANT...AND GET IT! YOU CAN TAKE THE JOB YOU HAVE...AND IMPROVE IT! YOU CAN TAKE ANY SITUATION YOU'RE IN...AND MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU!

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I've Been Rich, I've Been Poor, Rich is Better

As the head of a successful investment firm, Judy Resnick has met thousands of women, many of whom have asked her: Can I learn to take control of my own money--and, in the process, my own life? Resnick's answer is this: You must, because you, and only you, are responsible for your economic survival. She learned this lesson the hard way. Resnick takes women step-by-step through the financial concerns that arise at each stage of their lives, including budgeting, insurance, taxes, investing, and retirement.

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Inc. Yourself: How to Profit by Setting up Your Own Corporation

Inc. Yourself is the longest-selling business book in continuous print in the history of trade publishing, with more than 500,000 copies sold since 1977. This "entrepreneurial classic" (CNBC) is now completely revised and updated-and available in a lower-priced paperback-to help new and recent entrepreneurs

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Inside Steve's Brain
By Inside Steve
“Throughout his storied Silicon Valley career, Apple CEO and Pixar Studios founder Steve Jobs has been labeled, among other things, an egomaniac, a Zen Buddhist, a business mastermind, a sociopath and a music mogul. Blogger, author and Wired News editor Kahney, who has chronicled Apple in previous books (The Cult of Mac), attempts to plumb the depths of Jobs’s prodigious mind in this engrossing biography. The author devotes much time to the sensational aspects of Jobs’ life, including his demeaning and ferocious interactions with employees, his relentless high-mindedness and fanatical attention to detail, clearly demonstrating how his tyrannical and perfectionist impulses have have shaped the award-winning designs and consumer-friendly products that have made Apple a juggernaut. Though it doesn’t penetrate the Mac man’s psyche too deeply, and sections on tangential figures like Apple design guru Jonathan Ive and Apple Store visionary Ron Johnson can meander, those searching for a telling portrait of Jobs’s management style and its impact on Apple will not be left wanting.”
--Publisher’s Weekly(Apr.)
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Inside the Magic Kingdom : Seven Keys to Disney's Success

Now, the principles that drive the culture and phenomenal success of Disney are disclosed in this fun, easy-to-read book. Based on interviews and discussions with past and present Disney employees, it reveals seven key lessons that can be applied in any company and provides powerful examples that will help employees at any level become more customer focused.

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Inspire! What Great Leaders Do

A top business consultant and speaker lights the path to a positive, productive work environment. What do the best leaders do to achieve greatness in the modern workplace that is muddled by fear, pressure for productivity, overwork? Inspire! offers business leaders a clear vision of what a positive, productive, inspiring organization looks like in these challenging and chaotic times, and how to get there.

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It's in the Cards!

All that money you spend on advertising: does it work? Of course it does. But what form of advertising is the most effective of all? Television? Radio? Newspapers? Billboards?
To answer the question about your advertising, consider this: Which of the advertisements you use, when seen by one person, is most likely to result in business? The answer may surprise you, because it's one of your least expensive and smallest ads, dozens of which will fit easily into your pocket or purse: your business card.  When you hand someone your business card, you're setting in motion a chain of contacts that can become a new branch of your network. That's why you want your card to be attention-getting, pleasing, informative, and memorable - so people will look at it, comment on it, pass it around, and keep it handy. And the next time someone needs your products or services, they'll remember you.

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It's Not Business, It's Personal: The 9 Relationship Principles That Power Your Career
By Ronna Lichtenberg

This is the essential guide to take your work life to new heights of success, effectiveness, and fulfillment. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with successful people, this is a practical and inspirational look at the new rules of business: how to forge the relationships that will get you your next job, your next career, or your next loyal client.

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Ladies Who Launch: Embracing Entrepreneurship & Creativity as a Lifestyle
By Victoria Colligan, Beth Schoenfeldt, Amy Swift

Ladies Who Launch is the first company to define the feminine approach to launching a business and to make the connection between starting a business and bringing creativity into your life with self-esteem and happiness.  The nationally acclaimed Ladies Who Launch program has enabled thousands of women across the country to break out of 9-5 and thrive in entrepreneurial enterprises that reflect their true passions, skills, and desires.  Located in more than 40 cities in the United States, the Ladies Who Launch incubators – workshops that give women the support and encouragement they need to embark on making their dreams reality – have inspired women to start businesses, grow existing companies, and tap into their creativity to develop essential services and products and enjoy the lifestyle of their dreams while doing it.

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Make a Name for Yourself: Eight Steps Every Woman Needs to Create a Personal Brand Strategy for Success
By Robin Fisher Roffer

One of America’s leading brand strategists shares her step-by-step program for creating an unforgettable identity in today’s marketplace.  For any woman who has ever gone to work in the morning and thought "there must be more," branding expert Robin Fisher Roffer reveals the eight surefire steps for developing a unique, personal brand strategy for success by identifying your extraordinary attributes, thinking about your values and passions, and learning how to use them to build a successful and fulfilling professional life. Whether you’re starting out in the workforce, beginning your own business, changing careers, or tying to make it in the corporate world, Roffer will help you to uncover a focused direction for your career that celebrates you.

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Masters of Success

This book has success stories in abundance--stories of daunting hardships overcome, lessons learned, unexpected successes--and readers will eagerly page from one story to the next finding both motivation and encouragement throughout this handsome volume. Who has not admired the titians of sports, business, show business, and public service and been stirred to set course by those stars?

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Monkey Business
By William Oncken, III

Are you plagued by reverse delegation? Are the assignments others should be performing piling up on your desk? Sadly, many managers find themselves running out of time while their employees are running out of work. Monkey Business is written to help hopelessly overwhelmed managers get these monkeys off their backs and return them into the hands of those they hire. Monkey Business contains valuable information on how managers can: Train employees to become self-reliant rather than boss-reliant; Free up time for personal and professional relationships; Attend properly to planning, organizing, and leadership—making sure things stay on time, on track, and under budget; Confront the belief that "If you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself."

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Secrets of Millionaire Moms
By Tamara Monosoff

What's the difference between the most successful mom entrepreneurs and you? They believed in their ideas enough to commit to them and even in the face of adversity rarely accepted “no” for an answer. In Secrets of Millionaire Moms, mom entrepreneur Tamara Monosoff interviewed some of the most successful “Millionaire Moms” of our time including the founders of Lulu's Desserts®, Baby Einstein®, Shabby Chic®, and Airborne Health®. What she learned will help you make that leap from great idea to booming business, including

  • Priceless advice about business management, finances, and growth
  • Tips on balancing the business with family
  • What inspired the Millionaire Moms to take action-and what keeps them going
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Sparkle-Tudes: Inspirations for Creating Sparkling Attitudes
By Sheryl L. Roush

Boost your energy and your attitude, rekindle your spirit and touch your soul with this collection of inspirational thoughts and scriptures.
Browse through sections of cherished classics, personal favorites and recent original writings--BY WOMEN--from Oprah Winfrey, Rhonda Britten, Ellen DeGeneres, Barbara De Angelis, Joni Wilson, Lisa Delman and more.
Gain a calm reflection or new perspective on: Achievement, Angels, Attitude, Careers, Challenges, Communication, Customer Service, Education, Energy, Faith, Fun, Future, Gratitude, Humor, Intuition, Joy, Leadership, Marriage, Miracles, Money, Parenting, Passion, Purpose, Self-Acceptance, Self-Esteem, Stress, Talents, Trust, Values, Visualization, Worrying, and Zen

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Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars
By Mitch Meyerson

E-commerce sales are predicted to reach $40 billion by 2010 and, as a result, online businesses are going to skyrocket 500 percent.  The challenge for all online business owners is how to attract new customers and stand out in today's cluttered marketplace.

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The 17 Essential Qualities Of A Team Player Becoming The Kind Of Person Every Team Wants

If you want to have a better team, you have to develop better players. Great team players, like great teams, are formed from the inside out.  The qualities Maxwell teaches quickly take you to the heart of teamwork. Anybody can understand them and apply them -- whether at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field. If you learn the 17 essential qualities of a team player, you can become the kind of person every team wants. If everyone on your team does it, there will be no holding you back.

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The 2 Minute Networker: The Proven Step-By-Step System for Building Relationships and Growing Your Business

"The 2 Minute Networker identifies the personal characteristics and information necessary to be successful at networking the first time you implement them. Thank you Rhonda for such a comprehensive yet easy to implement working bible!" - Scott Schilling, speaker, author, and "Streetwise" Sales Consultant.

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world. Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you:

  • How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
  • How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
  • How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
  • How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent "mini-retirements"
  • What the crucial difference is between absolute and relative income
  • How to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it’s beyond repair
  • What automated cash-flow “muses” are and how to create one in 2 to 4 weeks
  • How to cultivate selective ignorance—and create time—with a low-information diet
  • What the management secrets of Remote Control CEOs are
  • How to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50–80% off
  • How to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office
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The 8th Habit
By Stephen R. Covey

"Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs." Covey sees leadership "as a choice to deal with people in a way that will communicate to them their worth and potential so clearly they will come to see it in themselves." His holistic approach starts with developing one's own voice, one's "unique personal significance." The bulk of the book details how, after finding your own voice, you can inspire others and create a workplace where people feel engaged. This includes establishing trust, searching for third alternatives (not a compromise between your way and my way, but a third, better way) and developing a shared vision.

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The Accidental Millionaire: Leaping From Chance To Mastery In The Game of Life
By Stephanie Frank

ImagineYOU as a millionaire in your own business. Look through the eyes of The Accidental Millionaire, Stephanie Frank, as she takes you on a journey of triumph and tears, laughter and loss while building not one but two multi-million dollar service businesses. Read and learn as she gives you the insider scoop  the strategies, secrets and truth for what it REALLY takes to achieve success, make the right decisions, break through barriers and become the powerful leader of your life. You will laugh, you will cry  but most of all, you will be inspired to take action!

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The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need
By Daniel H. Pink

From a New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Washington Post bestselling author comes a first-of-its- kind career guide for a new generation of job seekers.There's never been a career guide like it.the fully illustrated story (ingeniously told in Manga form) of a young Everyman just out of college who lands his first job. Johnny Bunko is new to parachute company Boggs Corp., and he stumbles through his early days as a working stiff until a crisis prompts him to find a new job. Step by step he builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping, and flourishing in satisfying work: There is no plan ,Forget about your weaknesses, Persistence trumps talent, It's not about you ,Make excellent mistakes, Leave an imprintSmart, engaging, and insightful, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko offers practical advice for anyone looking to start a rewarding career.

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The Boss of You: Everything A Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business
By Emira Mears

Female entrepreneurs start businesses at twice the rate of their male counterparts , and in this book they will find a practical compendium of everything there is to know about launching and sustaining a small business. Mears and Bacon emphasize building an individualized business plan and developing a firm foundation by establishing clear goals, frankly evaluating your skills and refining answers to the Big Questions: what are you really selling? Who is your target audience? How should you best package your business's public image? The authors cover the fundamentals of crafting a mission statement, developing branding, handling finances and legal issues, hiring good employees and expanding your business with admirable clarity, bolstered by success stories, helpful exercises and sample budgets. Women with dreams of owning their own businesses and looking for a place to start will find much to aid them—and much to enjoy—in this thoughtful guide. (May)

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The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers
By Keith Mcfarland

This book analyzes how to grow your company into one with a much larger bottom line. McFarland studied 7,000 companies over five years to see how they grew and what pushed them from small to large companies. McFarland focuses on nine companies in particular--Chico's, Fastenal, and seven others--as he examines how they grew from garage operations into large corporations. Practical advice, case studies, and specific action steps are intertwined with the histories of the companies. McFarland reads his work smoothly as he enumerates both his action steps and his involvement in the growth of the companies.

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The Business Coach
By Bradley J Sugars

Follow along as the Coach demonstrates how to successfully navigate the challenges and recognize the opportunities business owners face every day. The Business Coach uses strategies developed by Sugars and the business coaches at Action International, who have helped nearly a million business owners worldwide realize their dreams. You'll learn:

  • The story of business basics for beginning and experienced business owners
  • How to pinpoint problem areas, develop winning strategies, and measure your progress
  • The secrets to true financial freedom by building a successful company that runs itself
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The Business of the 21st Century
By Robert T. Kiyosaki , John Fleming, Kim Kiyosaki

More than "just another business book", this is truly a message of hope for those looking for the opportunity to create their own income security in this period of global economic transition.

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The Business School
By Robert T. Kiyosaki

This book was my introduction to Robert Kiyosaki and one that I've read several times over. Here's why: Robert Kiyosaki doesn't say he's never been INVOLVED with networking, he has. What he says is he didn't make his fortune from network marketing. There's a big difference. Remember that when reading other reviews. Robert explains to the reader how his opinion of networking changed (pg. 24) when, in the early 1990's, a well-respected and financially successful friend told Robert he was involved in network marketing. With Roberts past disinterest in networking, Robert didn't understand why a man who just completed over a billion dollars in commercial real estate transaction would be involved in network marketing.

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The Currency of the Future
By Brad DeHaven

Brad's message to the people is simple: No one can pay you what you're worth!  Only you can.

Our society is witnessing an explosion in non-conventional ways to answer the basic economic question, "How do I make a good living?"

The next ten years will reveal a tidal-wave of opportunities through technology in home-managed professions.  You can watch it happen around you, or use this book and learn how to participate and profit.

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The Dale Carnegie Leadership Mastery Course: How To Challenge Yourself and Others To Greatness

In a world quickly becoming more virtual, human relations skills are being lost -- along with the skill of leadership. When you develop your leadership ability through The Dale Carnegie Leadership Mastery Course you'll learn to be flexible, adaptable, and trustworthy, as well as a tough and decisive distributor of power.

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The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
By Seth Godin

Yet another easily digestible social marketplace commentary from the blogger/author who penned Purple Cow and Small is the New Big, Godin prescribes a cleverly counter-intuitive way to approach one's potential for success. Smart, honest, and refreshingly free of self-help posturing, this primer on winning-through-quitting is at once motivational and comically indifferent, making the lofty goal of "becoming the best in the world" an achievable proposition-all you need is to "start doing some quitting." The secret to "strategic quitting" is seeking, understanding and embracing "the Dip," "the long slog between starting and mastery" in which those without the determination or will find themselves burning out. As such, Godin demonstrates how to identify and quit your "Cul-de-Sac" and "Cliff" situations, in which no amount of work will lead to success. Godin provides tips for finding your Dip, taking advantage of it and becoming one of the few (inevitably valuable) players to emerge on the other side; he also provides guidelines for quitting with confidence. Quick, hilarious and happily irreverent, Godin's truth-that "we fail when we get distracted by tasks we don't have the guts to quit"-makes excellent sense of an often-difficult career move.

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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
By Michael E. Gerber

In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed. He then shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business — whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in. your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.

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The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable

Absorbing, compelling, and utterly memorable, The Five Temptations of a CEO is like no other business book that's come before. Author Patrick Lencioni -- noted screenplay writer and sought-after executive coach -- deftly tells the tale of a young CEO who, facing his first annual board review, knows he is failing, but doesn't know why.

"This book provides extraordinary insight into the pitfalls that leaders face when they lose sight of the true measure of success: results. This model is required reading for my staff."--Eric Schmidt, chairman of the board and CEO, Novell

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The Go-Giver
By Bob Burg and John David Mann

“The powerful business idea referenced in the title is that ‘shifting the focus from getting to giving and putting the other person first is the key to business success and personal fulfillment.’ … Explanations of these concepts and how to employ them are clear and to the point, and as with all successfully written business books, it will provoke thought and probably action as well.”
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The Leader of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era

The Leader of the Future 2 follows in the footsteps of the international bestseller The Leader of the Future, which has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and is one of the most widely distributed edited collections on leadership to date.

In twenty-seven inspiring and insightful essays, this book celebrates the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day who share their unique vision of leadership for the future.

•  Hardcover
 
The Leadership Fables of Patrick Lencioni, Box Set, contains: The Five Temptations of a CEO; The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive; The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

This set brings together all three of Patrick Lencioni’s successful leadership fables: The Five Temptations of a CEO, The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Each book combines an engaging fictional story with insightful analysis to address some of the major obstacles facing leaders today. 

•  Hardcover
 
The Millionaire Maker's Guide for Creating a Cash Machine for Life
By Loral Langemeier

Loral Langemeier first introduced her exclusive Wealth Cycle system in the national bestseller The Millionaire Maker. Now, in The Millionaire Maker's Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life, she reveals how you can learn to earn more money by building a viable business. The Cash Machine is simple to start and sustain. You'll use skills you already possess and build a reliable team to help. Whether you want to partner with others or create your own team to start, fix, or buy a business, Langemeier shows you how to turn it into a Cash Machine that makes money from Day One.

•  Kindle Edition
 
The Referal Engine Teaching Your Business to Market Itself
By John Jantsch

As lean times force businesses to reduce advertising and marketing budgets, more and more companies are trying to develop new clients through word-of-mouth referrals. Jantsch (Duct Tape Marketing) champions such an approach, asserting that many widely referred businesses do very little when it comes to traditional advertising and that happy customers and actively engaged partners account for a great deal of their efforts. According to Jantsch, referral behavior is a primal activity rooted in our survival instinct and satisfying our need to connect with other people and mint social currency. Jantsch offers practical solutions on how to build a powerful referral engine by developing a systematic, consistent, and replicable approach and exploiting content, using social networking, and building strategic partnerships. He illustrates his points with examples from such companies as work clothing manufacturer Carhartt with its Tough Jobs blog; Southwest Airlines, which relies heavily on hiring the right people to be the champions of the brand; and TerraCycle, a recycling company whose nontraditional business practices generated word-of-mouth attention. A swift, appealing read and a thorough primer on the power of letting your products and customers speak for themselves.

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The Referral of a Lifetime: The Networking System That Produces Bottom-Line Results Every Day
By Tim Templeton

Like Who Moved My Cheese?, this book is a management tome in the form of a simple, readable narrative. This first title in the Ken Blanchard Series weaves a handful of business principles into the story of a disheartened businesswoman, Susie McCumber, and her desperation to boost her career. Along the way she meets a spiritual and corporate mentor, who spews various prescriptions that aren't all that shocking: business is about relationships; create a massive network; "Keep in touch, consistently, personally and systematically"; and so on. Templeton, CEO of San Diego-based training firm MasterTrack, engagingly uses fiction to espouse his own company's principles. It's a basic story, occasionally trite, but it's slickly written and works beautifully as something that's easy to gobble down in one sitting.

From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Science of Getting Rich

"If you watched The Secret and wondered what the little book was that changed author Rhonda Byrne's life, this is it. Originally published in 1910, its time has come." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Review
“Wattles offers techniques for getting in tune with one’s deeper self and thus creating a channel of communication between oneself and universal energy. His is a gentle philosophy that excludes competition, cheating, and lording it over one’s fellows when one has made it, and encourages cooperation.”
(Publisher’s Weekly )

"If you watched The Secret and wondered what the little book was that changed author Rhonda Byrne's life, this is it. Originally published in 1910, its time has come."

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The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

From Stephen R. Covey\'s eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high–performance, successful organization.

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Thinking in the Future Tense
Much is said these days about building bridges to the 21st century, and savvy businesspeople are constantly on the lookout for ways to make this colorful metaphor into reality. Thinking in the Future Tense: Leadership Skills for a New Age, by author and business lecturer Jennifer James, clearly establishes the framework for a real-world transition. James suggests what conduct might be necessary for long-term success and explains how it should be implemented.
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Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford to Live Without

Friendship may be coming into vogue as a topic, and Rath takes a pragmatic rather than philosophical approach. He explores the inherent value of friendships and says that the need for friends goes beyond commonality or companionship; in particular, he devotes a section to friendship at work, which, unlike many companies and managers, Rath sees as a positive force. Rath's research shows that employees who have a best friend in the office are more productive, more likely to engage positively with customers, share new ideas and stay longer in a job.   Rath shows that many people succeed or fail based on the support and involvement of their best friends. Rath posits eight vital roles friends play: some are champions for each other; some collaborate; some connect people with others; and some build each other up through encouragement and trust.

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Where's Your WOW?: 16 Ways to Make Your Competitors Wish They Were You!
By Robyn Freedman-Spizman

Are you a CEO, manager, or entrepreneur? A consultant, author, or speaker? Or a doctor, lawyer, idea person, or inventor? Whoever you are, and whatever you do, you have a unique WOW factor--that special element only you can deliver to your business that will satisfy and delight your customers and clients. And whether you already have a dream career whose potential you want to maximize, or are just starting to make your way in your profession, you need to target that seed of success that will put you on the map and make you a household name.

Where's Your Wow? is a step-by-step guide to developing what makes you unique--your signature style--and will help you to:

Envision your success
Find your unique edge--and sharpen it
Know your customer
Apply to the present what you learn from the past
Create alliances
Hire people smarter than you
Spread the word
Stay hungry
Put people first
Using Robyn and Rick's Winning system to systematically build a personal brand will boost the profitability of your business. Not through some “magic formula,” but a carefully crafted program that takes into account the wisdom and secrets of hundreds of people who have achieved WOW success.

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Will Work from Home: Earn the Cash--Without the Commute

Escape the cube. Ditch the commute. It’s not just a dream anymore.

Many people already spend 12 hours a day getting to work, working, getting home from work. Here’s some good news: thanks to advances in technology, acceptance of outsourcing, the trend towards corporate flextime, and other factors, working from home is easier than ever.

Good Morning America’s Workplace Contributor Tory Johnson and consumer advocate Robyn Freedman Spizman tell readers exactly how to turn today’s cultural change to their advantage without giving up an income. Specific business plans will teach them how to:
• Take their current position home
• Find a new company whose policies will allow them to work from home
• Research a product they believe in, and sell it from home
• Start their own business, doing something they love, for a minimal initial investment

With real-life stories, a step-by-step plan, resource guides, and lists of scams to avoid, this is the book that will help readers finally make the leap––and show them that they don’t have to give up their family, creativity, or peace of mind to earn a decent salary.

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You The Owner's Manual

Between your full-length mirror and high-school biology class, you probably think you know a lot about the human body. While it's true that we live in an age when we're as obsessed with our bodies as we are with celebrity hairstyles, the reality is that most of us know very little about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout this miraculous, scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. Yes, you've owned your skin-covered shell for decades, but you probably know more about your cell-phone plan than you do about your own body. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.

The flagship book of the YOU series, which spawned three subsequent New York Times bestsellers, has now been expanded and updated to make you understand your body even better—perhaps too well.

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You're the Greatest : How Validated Employees Can Impact Your Bottom Line
By Francis X. Maguire, Steve Williford

What does it take to keep employees motivated and dedicated? How do YOU stay motivated and dedicated? When employees feel like they’re the greatest, they’re far more motivated and productive. When you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers and the company will prosper. This book is being used as a management guide by many of our nation’s leading companies.

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Your First Year in Network Marketing
By Mark Yarnell and Rene Reid Yarnell

To listen to its proponents, network (or multilevel) marketing is the greatest thing since sliced bread: top performers earn $1 million a month, reside in alluring places like Aspen and Kauai, and still find quality time to happily raise children and lovingly cement spousal relationships. Contending that those who fail to make it that far are ill prepared for the initial challenges they face, Mark Yarnell and Rene Reid Yarnell--married network marketers who are among the industry's leaders, as well as members of a University of Illinois faculty that teaches the only college-certified course on the subject in the U.S.--have written Your First Year in Network Marketing: Overcome Your Fears, Experience Success, and Achieve Your Dreams! to convey both advice and inspiration to newcomers. Peppered with personal anecdotes that bring their recommendations to life, the two offer logical strategies for overcoming rookie obstacles and kick starting a career. Individual chapters explore issues such as battling rejection, avoiding depression, handling prospects, supervising recruits, and managing time. Each concludes with a comprehensive summary, but save it for later reference and don't skip the preceding narrative, or you risk missing the book's considerable motivational component. --Howard Rothman

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Branding and Marketing Mastery: A Guide To Getting It
By Cheri Alguire, Dawn Andrews, Julie Bartolome, Jane Lee Williams, Kim Lysik Di Santi, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Miriam Reiss, Marilyn Schwader and Judy Winslow

With thousands of businesses opening every year, how does your business stand out from the crowd and become a huge success? Branding & Marketing Mastery shows you how to create more visibility and make your business more accessible. Through their stories, perspectives, and specific tips, the authors provide ideas and techniques that will provide a new perspective on how to promote your business using a foundation of authenticity, creativity, and common sense.

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