The Seven Keys to Small Business Success

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
The co-author of Fish! outlines techniques through which small companies on modest budgets can achieve large-scale successes, in a guide written in the style of an uplifting business parable that illustrates the benefits of such practices as making business fundamentals engaging, standardizing major processes, and leading by example.

McGraw Hill

Why do some smallbusinesses succeed whileothers fail?

That is the question one young entrepreneurfaces in this illuminating business parablefor our times. Loops reveals the soul-searchingstory of Tony, a business student whodoesn’t understand why he can’t quit schooland work in the family business.

Then his professor surprises him with an unusualfinal exam—a twelve-week, summer-longstudy of the small businesses in his localarea. This simple real-world assignment opensTony’s eyes to the most important lessons anentrepreneur can learn, such as how to:

  • Manage “experience zones”
  • Build strong customerrelations through “visionmoments”
  • Standardize key processesfor employees
  • Innovate, improve, andmaintain quality
  • Accomplish real results by“closing the loops”

As you follow Tony’s journey, you’ll receivea week-by-week crash course on theseven essential loops for small business.You will learn how to distinguish yourselffrom the competition, improve your operations,and close the loops. Best of all,you’ll discover innovative ways to apply theloops concept to every challenge you face,with every endeavor, in any economy.

When you close the loops, you open thedoor—to limitless opportunities.

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2009
ISBN: 9780071624879
Branch Call Number: 658.022 C3464L 2009
Characteristics: xvi, 127 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Lundin, Stephen C. 1941-

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