The E-Myth Contractor: Why Most Contractors' Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

3.91 avg rating
( 183 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780066214689: The E-Myth Contractor: Why Most Contractors' Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

With The E-Myth Contractor, Michael E. Gerber launches a series of books that apply the E-Myth to specific types of small businesses. The first is aimed at contractors.

This book reveals a radical new mind-set that will free contractors from the tyranny of an unprofitable, unproductive routine. With specific tips on topics as crucial as planning, money and personnel management, The E-Myth Contractor teaches readers how to:

  • Implement the ingenious turnkey system of management—a means of creating a business prototype that reflects the business owner's unique set of talents and replicating and distributing them among employees and customers.
  • Recognise and manage the four forms of money—income, profit, flow and equity.
  • Harness the power of change to expand the company.

The book also provides help on a larger level, leading readers towards becoming business visionaries by relinquishing tactical work and embracing strategic work, by letting go to gain control. Once put into action, Gerber's revolutionary ideas promise not only to help contractors build successful businesses, but successful lives as well.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Despite the single letter at the heart of its hyphenated title, The E-Myth Contractor isn't another book about e-commerce. Instead, like previous entries in Michael E. Gerber's popular series, it focuses on a different e-word--entrepreneur--and the fact that most of us who go into business for ourselves are doomed to fail because we really don't understand business. This time, Gerber lays out the basics for starry-eyed newly self-employed contractors who know everything about their trade but precious little about being a boss. "I don't try to tell you how to do the work you do," he writes at the outset. "Rather, I share with you some profound insights into how great businesspeople think." In his easy-to-understand manner, Gerber explains the concept of Strategic Thinking and how it "will enable you to create a business that works apart from you instead of because of you." He addresses key topics like money, people, management and growth with an eye toward making related functions run seamlessly and effectively as we build our independent enterprises into true companies that have inherent value whether we stay involved or ultimately hand them off to eager buyers. Taken to heart, it could save more than a few worthy ventures as well as the people behind them. --Howard Rothman

About the Author:

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 the way small business owners grow their companies and which has evolved into an empire over its history of nearly three decades.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780060938468: The E-Myth Contractor: Why Most Contractors' Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0060938463 ISBN 13:  9780060938468
Publisher: HarperBusiness, 2003
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gerber, Michael E.
Published by HarperBusiness (2002)
ISBN 10: 0066214688 ISBN 13: 9780066214689
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperBusiness, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110066214688

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gerber, Michael E.
Published by HarperBusiness
ISBN 10: 0066214688 ISBN 13: 9780066214689
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperBusiness. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0066214688 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z0066214688ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Michael E. Gerber
Published by HarperBusiness (2002)
ISBN 10: 0066214688 ISBN 13: 9780066214689
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperBusiness, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0066214688

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Michael E. Gerber
Published by HarperBusiness (2002)
ISBN 10: 0066214688 ISBN 13: 9780066214689
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperBusiness, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0066214688

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gerber, Michael E.
Published by HarperBusiness
ISBN 10: 0066214688 ISBN 13: 9780066214689
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperBusiness. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0066214688 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0021942

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds