The Small Business Books
One of the things I’ve found most difficult about making the shift from corporate IT to self-emplyment is the lack of books available to help guide me along my path. So I thought it would be useful to share some of the great ones I’ve found over the last few years. With the Christmas season coming up and for many of us holidays, it also means the chance to stick our noses in some good books.
So once you’ve read a good novel or two (try “Miss Garnet’s Angel” by Salley Vickers) why not settle into one or two books that will help realise your dream of your own little business?
“The E-Myth” by Michael Gerber is great – straight to the point, useful, a slim book so quick to read, and a brilliant reference book. There’s also Geoff Grist’s “500 Award Winning Small Business Secrets”, another slim book, full of great tips from direct business experience in Sydney and a Telstra Small Business Winner.
For books on having a craft business there is “Crafting for Dollars” by Sylvia Landman and “Selling Your Crafts” by Susan Joy Sager. Both are American publications and can be ordered through your local bookshop (many thanks for my friends at Dymocks who are wonderful at getting books for me). I haven’t been able to find Australian published books on Crafting Businesses but these American ones are good. So happy reading and remember: “Live your dreams, don’t dream your life”.