Ready Set Grow : How to Build a Business, Not a Job
Many small business owners start with great enthusiasm for their new business, but after a few years give up due to frustration, staffing issues, bureaucratic nonsense, or running out of funds to keep going. It's not all a bed of roses for sure, but for someone else coming along and picking up the pieces of your washed-up dreams, there's potentially a gold mine you're sitting on and maybe are unaware of it.
Before you walk away from all the hard work of creating and establishing a small business venture, you might want to sit down and read this book and identify for yourself exactly what you can do to turn things around. If you are seeking a new business to buy, you're also going to love learning from Leonie Freeman's own journey and wise advice.
Leonie Freeman shares her story of buying and nurturing a small business, in a way that anyone who's been there can relate to. She created the first industry owned Online Real Estate website back when the internet was barely in existence, against much opposition - and it's still thriving today. Leonie now writes and speaks throughout NZ and Australia about how to tackle challenges and re-ignite a positive outcome for any sized Small and medium enterprise.
Using her business model of the 7 Ps for Success - you can seize opportunities you may have not seen before to take your existing business and develop it into a high performing unit that grows, and that you can find pleasure in again.
1: My Story - The Early Years
2: RealENZ - an Innovation story
3: Buying and transforming a business
4: Making a Contribution
5: Getting Ready to Go
6: P1 - Purpose
7: P2 - Prospect
8: P3 - Plan
9: P4 - People
10: P5 - Product
11: P6 - Processes
12: P7 - Performance
- Paperback | 154 pages
- 140 x 216 x 8mm | 186g
- 25 Nov 2018
- Crest Publications
- 20 Illustrations
Practical digestible, useful and authentic - Leone shares her many years of successful business experience with tips and tricks on how to give your business focus, a new direction and achieve the growth you are seeking. Jodie Spirteri-James, Programs Director, Speakers Institute
A must read for any aspiring or struggling small business owner. This book captures Leonie's inspirational and dedicated journey through frustration to success. Stuart Bilbrough, CFO, Nirvana Health Group
Most people stop before they even start. Leonie, is not one of those people and this book is an excellent reminder of the magic and power of boldness. It balances inspiration and practicality. I recommend this book as much to those who may have stumbled and need a hand to get back up again, as I do to those forging ahead but looking for ways to go further and build on their success. Paul Gilberd, Business Development Specialist
An entertaining and easy to read step-by-step guide for building not only a profitable business, but also your belief in yourself and what you are capable of achieving. Alison Pharaoh, Business Owner, Pharaoh Property Consultancy Ltd