(I know this is a bit off-topic for a journal, but I didn’t think it needed its own new thread over in the lounge. If anyone disagrees, I’m happy to re-post, just lmk. )
@mecharc: If it will help you on your journey, here are a few of the books that have been instrumental for me. I would consider this the essential syllabus for anyone who needs to become an expert in running & succeding with any business.
Fix This Next, by Mike Michalowicz - Streamlining a business and identifying/fixing any issues
Profit First, by Mike Michalowicz - Developing a profit-based mindset
Traction, by Gino Wickman - Business growth, starting
Rocket Fuel, by Gino Wickman - The importance of a well-constructed team
The E-Myth Revisited, by Michael Gerber - Building systems to improve efficiency
Clockwork, by Mike Michalowicz - Automate & Delegate systemic tasks and processes
Scaling Up, by Verne Harnish - Business growth, scaling big
All of these are very approachable reads, and I’ve found each one to be very helpful in shaping the way I look at business as a series of connected systems and parts.
Hope this helps!
Edit: Adjusted the order a bit… always automate before scaling.