The E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

The E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

Paperback | October 14, 2004

byMichael E. Gerber

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E-Myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical work

Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs.

An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.

Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.

The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.

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In a new and totally revised edition of his groundbreaking bestseller The E-Myth, Gerber completely revolutionizes the idea of starting, growing, and maintaining a small business

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E-Myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical workVoted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs.An instant classic, th...

Michael E. Gerber is a true legend of entrepreneurship.INC.magazine called him "the World's #1 Small Business Guru." He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Michael E. Gerber Companies—a group of highly unique enterprises dedicated to creating world-class start-ups and entrepreneurs in every industry and economy—a company that transforms ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:October 14, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887307280

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely true it's a MUST READ! I read it very quickly. There's a lot you will find about how you can start working on your business and stop being a slave.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best business book for small business owners A business coach suggested this book 15 years ago to me and it is simply THE BEST business book for small service businesses I have read. I have been in business 13 years now and still look at chapters and always check updates.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should be in every school and...... If you want a business and not a job then you will do well to read this book over and over ......
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The E-Myth Revisited The author gets the reader excited about doing business. he makes some key points about the attitudes business owners have that both lead to failure or to success. He understands the effort required to succeed in business comes from within the business owner himself. remarkably interestingly considering so much has already been written about small business success. in short he uses his own formula on the reader and you can see for yourself how persuasive it is.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Contemplating starting your own business? Read this book first! The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber is a great book for those who have toyed around with the idea of starting a business with no real business background or experience. Gerber explains why many small businesses fail early from the get-go, and he outlines what is needed for a business to succeed. I really liked this book; it's an easy and interesting read, and includes real case studies of some of the most successful businesses in the world. Let me clarify; this book is not a step-by-step guide on how to create and run a business, but this book will help you figure out whether you should be starting a business to begin with by enumerating the right and wrong reasons for anyone to be starting a company. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber is definitely recommended for anyone who is contemplating entrepreneurship, especially for individuals with no business background. -- Review by anonymouslytested.com
Date published: 2012-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did I not read it any earlier? If you own a small business, you probably have heard about this book at some point and people have recommended you read it. Well, I finally did it after 18 months of hard work on my business and it's as if it was written just for me. A must read for a small business owner, even if things are going well.
Date published: 2010-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Honestly, it's all been said in the other reviews, but I just wanted to add another to the list. Incredible book. A must read. Don't think. Just buy it! It's that good.
Date published: 2008-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every Entrepreneur Needs It! The book does get a bit wordy after a while, but it really is like an entrepreneur's Bible. It will help you understand yourself and therefore, how to run your business. If you're losing money, direction or motivation, this book will help get you back on track. It is a must read for all business people - from aspiring entrepreneurs to experienced ones. I've bought 4 copies - one for me and three others for my friends in business.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short, concise and to the point A must-read for any small business person or would-be entrepeneur. As a co-owner of a small property management office, I would have thought Michael Gerber had been sitting and watching over my left shoulder as our business developed. He clearly identifies why many small businesses don’t work, and provides a step-by-step plan for fixing the inevitable problems that the person growing a successful business will encounter. Now, as a business consultant, I am seeing the inside workings of numerous small businesses, many of whom suffer from the same problems Michael Gerber identifies. A short read. Concise and to the point. This book will change the way you think about your business. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2004-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read for small buisness owner's Perfect for struggling small buisnesses. Answer's why most small buisness's don't work. Read before staring your own business because it may save you time, money, stress & heart-ache. Good things to know.
Date published: 2004-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How to Stop "Doing, Doing, Doing!" As a business coach, I see a lot of entrepreneurs going crazy with long hours and big frustration. This book takes you one step back and has you analyze your business all over again. His stories help you see the point and how to apply his model. But save yourself the grief of reading the letter to Sara at the end. Phew!
Date published: 2000-07-25

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In a new and totally revised edition of his groundbreaking bestseller The E-Myth, Gerber completely revolutionizes the idea of starting, growing, and maintaining a small business