Book Yourself Solid

Author: Michael Port
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119431220
Size: 75.22 MB
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"Book Yourself Solid provides a true understanding of why self-promotion is a critical factor to success. It is this different and unique perspective that makes Book Yourself Solid so much more than an ordinary "how to" manual for getting more clients and raising a business profile. Michael helps the reader adopt this perspective and then provides the strategies, techniques, and skills necessary to get more clients and increase profits. Through verbal and written exercises, readers learn how to develop a strong marketing plan and brand image. In 2006, Michael published this book about marketing for the small business owner without addressing Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter--which didn't even exist at the time. The 2nd edition of Book Yourself Solid will change all of that with brand new information, including: unique, personalized online marketing strategies for service professionals new SEO rules to optimize search engine listings and traffic solid social media exposure and dominance strategies."--

Book Yourself Solid Illustrated

Author: Michael Port
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118611357
Size: 60.16 MB
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A visual way to easily access the strategies and tactics in Book Yourself Solid Learning new concepts is easier when you can see the solution. Book Yourself Solid Illustrated, a remarkable, one-of-a-kind work of art, transforms the Book Yourself Solid system into a more compelling and easy-to-consume playbook for any business owner. You won't find business school graphs or mind maps. Instead, you'll find compelling, visual stories that reinvent old and tired business concepts, making Book Yourself Solid Illustrated a fun and playful book that you will revisit year after year as you get more clients than you can handle. There isn't a business book on the market that can show you how to apply the strategies, techniques, and skills necessary to generate new leads, add more clients, and increase profits through visuals. Previously you could only read or listen to advice, now you can see it and get it faster. This illustrated version is organized into four modules: your foundation, building trust and credibility, simple selling and perfect pricing, and the Book Yourself Solid 6 core self-promotion strategies. Reengineering the book with visual strategist, Jocelyn Wallace, has given author Michael Port new ways of explaining and expanding his gold-standard material. Author Michael Port has been called a "marketing guru" by the Wall Street Journal and "an uncommonly honest author" by The Boston Globe, and wrote Book Yourself Solid (in it's 2nd edition), Beyond Booked Solid,The Contrarian Effect which was selected as a 2008 top ten business book by Amazon.com and the 2008 #1 sales book of the year by 1-800-CEO-READ, and The New York Times Bestseller, The Think Big Manifesto. Author is one of the most popular business coaches in the world and headlines events all over the world. Master the techniques in Book Yourself Solid Illustrated, and take your service business to the next level today. For the first time ever you can have the Book Yourself Solid Mobile app. Install it on any device and the Book Yourself Solid System comes to life. Do all of 49 exercises from the new book on any device, including your desktop computer. This thing rocks.

Get Clients Now Tm

Author: C. Hayden
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814432468
Size: 39.89 MB
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Get Clients Now! has helped thousands of independent professionals dramatically increase their client base. With this uniquely practical guide, it's easy to replace scattershot marketing and networking efforts with proven and targeted tactics. Using a simple cookbook model, the book helps readers identify the ingredients missing from their current marketing activities, select the right strategies and tools from a menu of options, and create a completely customized action plan. A structured 28-day program then outlines exactly what they need to do to put it into action. Now fully updated, the third edition combines tried-and-true marketing practices with new ideas for reaching clients. Readers will learn: * How to choose the best marketing tactics for their situation and personality * Hands-on approaches for replacing unproductive cold-calling with the power of relationship marketing * Online networking and prospecting, social media, and internet marketing strategies that really work * Advice on integrating online and offline tactics * Tips for dealing with fear, resistance, and procrastination * And more Complete with worksheets, exercises and all-new examples, Get Clients Now! remains the definitive guide on winning new business.

Developer Hegemony

Author: Erik Dietrich
Publisher: BlogIntoBook.com
ISBN:
Size: 66.18 MB
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It’s been said that software is eating the planet. The modern economy—the world itself—relies on technology. Demand for the people who can produce it far outweighs the supply. So why do developers occupy largely subordinate roles in the corporate structure? Developer Hegemony explores the past, present, and future of the corporation and what it means for developers. While it outlines problems with the modern corporate structure, it’s ultimately a play-by-play of how to leave the corporate carnival and control your own destiny. And it’s an emboldening, specific vision of what software development looks like in the world of developer hegemony—one where developers band together into partner firms of “efficiencers,” finally able to command the pay, respect, and freedom that’s earned by solving problems no one else can. Developers, if you grow tired of being treated like geeks who can only be trusted to take orders and churn out code, consider this your call to arms. Bring about the autonomous future that’s rightfully yours. It’s time for developer hegemony.

The Pumpkin Plan

Author: Mike Michalowicz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101572310
Size: 64.61 MB
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Each year Americans start one million new businesses, nearly 80 percent of which fail within the first five years. Under such pressure to stay alive—let alone grow—it’s easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in a never-ending cycle of “sell it—do it, sell it—do it” that leaves them exhausted, frustrated, and unable to get ahead no matter how hard they try. This is the exact situation Mike Michalowicz found himself in when he was trying to grow his first company. Although it was making steady money, there was never very much left over and he was chasing customers left and right, putting in twenty-eight-hour days, eight days a week. The punishing grind never let up. His company was alive but stunted, and he was barely breathing. That’s when he discovered an unlikely source of inspiration—pumpkin farmers. After reading an article about a local farmer who had dedicated his life to growing giant pump­kins, Michalowicz realized the same process could apply to growing a business. He tested the Pumpkin Plan on his own company and transformed it into a remarkable, multimillion-dollar industry leader. First he did it for himself. Then for others. And now you. So what is the Pumpkin Plan? Plant the right seeds: Don’t waste time doing a bunch of different things just to please your customers. Instead, identify the thing you do better than anyone else and focus all of your attention, money, and time on figuring out how to grow your company doing it. Weed out the losers: In a pumpkin patch small, rotten pumpkins stunt the growth of the robust, healthy ones. The same is true of customers. Figure out which customers add the most value and provide the best opportunities for sustained growth. Then ditch the worst of the worst. Nurture the winners: Once you figure out who your best customers are, blow their minds with care. Discover their unfulfilled needs, innovate to make their wishes come true, and overdeliver on every single promise. Full of stories of other successful entrepreneurs, The Pumpkin Plan guides you through unconven­tional strategies to help you build a truly profitable blue-ribbon company that is the best in its field.

Never Get A Real Job

Author: Scott Gerber
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470925492
Size: 48.40 MB
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Young serial entrepreneur Scott Gerber is not the product of a wealthy family or storied entrepreneurial heritage. Nor is he the outcome of a traditional business school education or a corporate executive turned entrepreneur. Rather, he is a hard-working, self-taught 26-year-old hustler, rainmaker, and bootstrapper who has survived and thrived despite never having held the proverbial "real” job. In Never Get a "Real" Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business, and Not Go Broke, Gerber challenges the social conventions behind the "real" job and empowers young people to take control of their lives and dump their nine-to-fives—or their quest to attain them. Drawing upon case studies, experiences, and observations, Scott dissects failures, shares hard-learned lessons, and presents practical, affordable, and systematic action steps to building, managing, and marketing a successful business on a shoestring budget. The proven, no-b.s. methodology presented in Never Get a "Real" Job teaches unemployed and underemployed Gen-Yers, aspiring small business owners, students, and recent college graduates how to quit 9-to-5s, become their own bosses, and achieve financial independence.

Guerrilla Marketing For Consultants

Author: Jay Conrad Levinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118040074
Size: 72.99 MB
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Trusted advice on successful consulting from the authors of the bestselling Guerrilla Marketing series Consulting is entering the era of the guerrilla client-buyers with a glut of information at their fingertips and doubts about the value consultants add. Guerrilla Marketing for Consultants is the first book to reveal how guerrilla marketing can transform today's challenges into golden opportunities for winning profitable work from the new breed of consulting clients. Packed with information, this step-by-step guide details the 12 marketing secrets every consultant should know, the anatomy of a marketing plan, Web sites, sources of free publicity, direct-mail marketing, winning proposals, and more. Jay Conrad Levinson (San Rafael, CA) is the Chairman of the Board of Guerrilla Marketing International and the author or coauthor of more than 30 books, including the bestselling Guerrilla Marketing series. Michael W. McLaughlin (Mill Valley, CA) has been a partner with Deloitte Consulting since 1994.

Emotional Currency

Author: Kate Levinson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 9781587613661
Size: 56.63 MB
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Every day, women face new challenges that come with having control over, and responsibility for, their financial lives. Sometimes exciting, sometimes frightening, these issues always have an emotional side. Author and psychotherapist Dr. Kate Levinson offers fresh approaches to navigating the astonishing range of beliefs about the role of money in our lives, coming to terms with our feelings about being “rich” or “poor,” and exploring our inner money life so that we can put our feelings to work for us in a positive way. By understanding our intimate history and relationship with money we are better able to handle our money anxieties, solve our money problems, enjoy the money we have, and make room for other, more meaningful values. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond Booked Solid

Author: Michael Port
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118039300
Size: 73.93 MB
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In Beyond Booked Solid, Michael Port returns with new tactics for growing your business even bigger. Port's Book Yourself Solid was a huge hit among professional service providers and small business owners who learned to master the art of attracting clients and keeping them happy. In this book, he helps your business keep growing by taking the next step, beyond booked solid. That means maximizing your business while working less and earning more. This is the ultimate guide for your growing business.