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The E-myth Contractor : Why Most Contractors' Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About it - Michael E. Gerber

The E-myth Contractor

Why Most Contractors' Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About it

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With "The E-Myth Contracto"r, Michael E. Gerber launches a series of books that apply the E-Myth to specific types of small businesses. The first is aimed at contractors.

This book reveals a radical new mind-set that will free contractors from the tyranny of an unprofitable, unproductive routine. With specific tips on topics as crucial as planning, money and personnel management, "The E-Myth Contractor" teaches readers how to:

Implement the ingenious turnkey system of management--a means of creating a business prototype that reflects the business owner's unique set of talents and replicating and distributing them among employees and customers.

Recognise and manage the four forms of money--income, profit, flow and equity.

Harness the power of change to expand the company.

The book also provides help on a larger level, leading readers towards becoming business visionaries by relinquishing tactical work and embracing strategic work, by letting go to gain control. Once put into action, Gerber's revolutionary ideas promise not only to help contractors build successful businesses, but successful lives as well.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. xxi
The Story of Richard and Annep. 1
On the Subject of Moneyp. 11
The Ethical Home: One Contractor's Storyp. 26
On the Subject of Planningp. 37
On the Subject of Managementp. 47
On the Subject of Peoplep. 52
On the Subject of Sub-Contractorsp. 59
On the Subject of Estimatingp. 64
On the Subject of Customersp. 69
On the Subject of Growthp. 79
On the Subject of Changep. 82
On the Subject of Timep. 93
On the Subject of Workp. 99
The Story of Three Day Kitchensp. 104
On the Subject of Taking Actionp. 110
Afterwordp. 117
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ISBN: 9780060938468
ISBN-10: 0060938463
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 27th June 2003
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 15.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.12