Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing

Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing : No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru

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The best family business has one member. Weekends are for working, not playing golf or coaching. Never pay your vendors on time. Wear your control-freak badge with pride. Out denial: If your business is failing during a recession, it's your fault.

George Cloutier's controversial rules for doing business aren't taught at Harvard Business School. The founder and CEO of American Management Services and "the leading advocate for small business" (Reuters), Cloutier has spent more than thirty years guiding business owners through the tough choices that line the road to profitability.

Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing is the long-overdue wake-up call for 23 million small- and midsize-business owners across America. This book serves up the hard-boiled, unadulterated truth to aspiring and established entrepreneurs, without apologies. His no-nonsense advice may be hard to hear at times, but it works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperBusiness
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061856312
  • 9780061856310
  • 727,150

Review quote

"George Cloutier's new book is based on his experience with thousands of small businesses in hundreds of industries. It is a candid, "tell it as it really is," hard-hitting book... A must read for all small and midsized business owners." -- Tom Cochran, CEO and executive director, The United States Conference of Mayors "This slim but forceful debut by turnaround management expert Cloutier serves as a wakeup call for small business owners who have been hit hard by the recession... Cloutier's book is loaded with valuable advice on how to get back on track and stay in the black in any economic environment." -- Publishers Weekly "Packed with client examples and a no-nonsense attitude. Many of his regulations will amaze, shock, and awe small-business owners... Harsh ways to work? Yes, yet all his principles are founded on a success that's hard to argue with." -- Booklist
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About George Cloutier

George Cloutier is a CEO, coach, speaker, and TV commentator who has been seen on Fox Business News, ABC's 20/20, CNBC's Squawk Box, MSNBC, and Bloomberg Television. He has successfully worked with 6,000 business owners in 400 industries and has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, and Fortune Small Business.
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57 ratings
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3 35% (20)
2 11% (6)
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