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 A selection of books and software that will help you with your business and sometimes with your life.  

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First Things First:A Principle-Centered Approach to Time & Life Management First Things First by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill

This is an excellent book on managing your time so that you create a well balanced life.  Many time management books focus on business.  The authors here understand that business is only one part of a successful life. 

The Magnet Effect: Attracting and Retaining an Audience Today, Tomorrow, and in the Future

The Magnet Effect: Attracting and retaining an internet audience today and in the future by Jesse Berst

An excellent book on learning to use the internet as a business tool.  Learn to use the "magnet effect" to attract and retain an active internet audience. 


201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business by Jane Applegate.

This is a good book with lots of creative and low budget way to improve your small business.  It is American oriented, but there are lots of quality ideas for small business in any country. 


Balancing Act: A Canadian Woman's Financial Success Guide Balancing Act:  A Canadian Woman's Financial Success Guide by Joanne Thomas Yaccato

This is a very readable and funny book.  More importantly it covers the issues that women need to know about finances in an easy to understand format.  The author has credibility as someone who made lots of mistakes and has now cleaned up her financial act!


The Wealthy Barber: Special Gold Edition

The Classic by David Chilton!  This book is excellent if you are just getting started with your financial planning.  It is easy to understand and has an excellent "get rich slow" scheme.


Guerrilla Marketing Handbook The Guerrilla Marketing Handbook by Jay Levinson and Seth Godin.  The Guerrilla Marketing series is a fantastic collection of books that help small (and large) business make the most of your marketing and your marketing dollars.  This is a well laid out book, with work pages and lots of ideas and advice on creating your guerrilla marketing plan.


Boom, Bust & Echo 2000: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the New Millennium 

Boom, Bust & Echo 2000: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the New Millennium, by David K. Foot and Daniel Stoffman.  This is a very interesting book about demographics.  While this book does not give specific advice, after you have read it, demographics will never be the same.  There is very valuable information in here about upcoming trends and how demographics affect business (and everything else).



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Bookkeeping Tip Keep up on business trends.  Read books and magazines about business to help your business.  Commit 15 minutes per day.  You will be surprised what you will learn.



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