Or to give it it’s full title, “Why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it”
I know that everyone recommends this as a classic but there is a good reason for that. I was given this book as a used and well thumbed copy, by the same person that invited be to go and see Brad Sugar, and have either read or listen to it once a year ever since. This revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.
Gerber 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—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.
The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.