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How to Not Kill Your Small Business

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This is a book that over-promises and under-delivers, not something that aligns with good business practices. What a shame!

Synopsis

From 7-year business owner, Lavonne Ayoub, How Not to KILL Your Small Business, is a book of thoughtful quotes and maxims designed to provoke personal introspection and challenge the present relational paradigm you have with your employees, so your business does not fail.

An easy read, with powerful insight Lavonne’s maxims, will help you:

Diagnose the health of your business

Learn the signs of potential trouble

Identify unhealthy boundaries

Single out troublemakers

Understand your job

Help you make decisions that are RIGHT for you and your business.

Whether you are a new business owner or an established landmark in your community this book will help you question analyze and figure out what you need to fix, RIGHT NOW!

I had high hopes going into How to Not Kill Your Small Business by Lavonne Ayoub. The introduction started out strong. It claimed that this book was for all business owners and entrepreneurs who struggle with interpersonal relationships. It said that the book would help you identify those who do not have your business as a priority and keep you focused on healthy boundaries. Good stuff, right?


Then I read the book. It contained 31 positive affirmations which were inspiring and nothing more. For example, Day 1 “Do not be afraid to lose clients, customers, or staff. Trying to please everyone creates chaos.” I flipped the page ready to learn more, but there wasn’t anything else in chapter. That was it. And I wanted more. 


I wanted to know why I shouldn’t be afraid to not please everyone. What was at stake by trying to make everyone happy? Where was the research that backed this declaration up? Where were the personal experiences that showed the folly of people pleasing? Where were the reflective questions that I could use as an entrepreneur to align myself to this statement?


So, I have to say that overall I was disappointed with How to Not Kill Your Small Business by Lavonne Ayoub. I thought the affirmations were excellent, but since there was no practical application to them, they were easily forgotten. 


I didn’t feel that I had the edge I needed to protect my business as promised in the introduction by simply contemplating these admonishments. I didn’t feel that I could identify boundaries that would create a stable and secure business that would endure for years. I felt cheated out of my time. Granted, it only took a few minutes to read the entire book but I’m a busy person and those are minutes I’ll never get back.



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I am a voracious reader. I've also self-published several books. My interests include homesteading, traveling, specifically in Mexico, off-grid living, natural healing, herbs, and teaching. I enjoy reading everything from paranormal romance to prepping.

Synopsis

From 7-year business owner, Lavonne Ayoub, How Not to KILL Your Small Business, is a book of thoughtful quotes and maxims designed to provoke personal introspection and challenge the present relational paradigm you have with your employees, so your business does not fail.

An easy read, with powerful insight Lavonne’s maxims, will help you:

Diagnose the health of your business

Learn the signs of potential trouble

Identify unhealthy boundaries

Single out troublemakers

Understand your job

Help you make decisions that are RIGHT for you and your business.

Whether you are a new business owner or an established landmark in your community this book will help you question analyze and figure out what you need to fix, RIGHT NOW!

Introduction

31 DAYS OF INSIGHTFUL AND THOUGHTFUL QUOTES TO POSTURE YOUR BUSINESS FOR SUCCESS!

As a business owner, I have found that many people bring with them positive and uplifting attributes. They like to synergize for the best possible outcomes in the workplace, supporting a peaceful and productive working environment, and cultivating good business relationships. However, there are a few who do not.

How to NOT KILL Your Small Business is a book for all business owners and entrepreneurs who, from time to time, find themselves struggling with interpersonal relationships inside their business.

While many motivational books focus on positive affirmations or the worth of others, this book focuses on you. It drills down into principles that will help you identify those who do not have you or the health of your business in mind and keep you focused on healthy boundaries and business practices.

We have all heard the quote, “The employees are the business!”

It is undoubtedly true, yet there is more to the business than just the employees. There is the structure, the mission, the product or service, and there is you – the owner and creator, the one who stays up at night after everyone else has gone home: YOU, the one who keeps things running.

Relational managers often lose sight of the fact that the business and structure itself is the one thing we all have in common. It brings us together and keeps us together, and without it, the employees have no jobs.

This book will keep your business thriving and healthy. It will help you create and identify boundaries that will give your business the longevity, stability, and security you deserve.

Reading this book and contemplating the maxims will help you identify problem people and reveal circumstances that may leave you vulnerable to those who are waiting to take advantage of you.

This book will give you the edge you need to protect your business NOW, and help you stay in control of your company, so you can continue to enjoy what you have created for years to come!

About the author

Lavonne has worked with women in personal development, for the past two decades. Her work spans from self-empowerment and spiritual studies, to trade industry specialties in the field of massage therapy. She takes joy in impacting the lives of others with her message hope and extreme hospitality. view profile

Published on February 06, 2020

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Genre: Self-help

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