For lots of small business owners, July is a slow time in business. (If it’s your high season, you’re not alone – check out this post to meet other entrepreneurs whose businesses peak during the hottest months.) In case you want to set aside some time this summer to brush up on some business strategies and tactics, we’ve curated a list of posts packed with insights and information designed to help you run your business efficiently and effectively (and have more fun doing it, too!).
We hope you enjoy digging into our QB Community Summer Reading List. Happy reading!
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Now it’s your turn
QB Community members, what’s on your summer reading list? Will you be reading to relax and escape or to learn something new? Or will you tune in to your favorite podcast instead?
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@EmilyCowan I love curated reading lists -- with so much great material out there (for business and beyond), it can be overwhelming to figure out what's really worth my time. What's are you reading right now, @EmilyCowan @Anonymous@LeslieBarber@SarahGonzales and others? I'm about to dig into When by Daniel Pink. It's about the science of finding the "best time" to do something/anything -- quit a job, start your own gig, be productive during the day, you name it. I'm excited to learn what kind of "chronotype" I am!
@WillowOlder, you are right - sooooo many business books to read, never enough time! However, I am currently gobbling up, "NICHE DOWN: How to Become Legendary by Being Different" by Christopher Lochhead and Heather Clancy.
I'm just a couple of chapters in, but loving it so far. I am a FIRM believer that there is "riches in niches" if you are bold enough and believe in yourself enough to claim one.
Most entrepreneurs are terrified that if they niche their business they will miss out on opportunities (scarce mindset). When in fact, the exact opposite is true. When you commit to a niche and really OWN it with branding and messaging, it actually ATTRACTS the best clients who love what you do and will pay you a premium because you're an expert (abundant mindset). I think we need to talk about this is office hours tomorrow!!! You in?
@WillowOlder I just started reading a real paperback novel (not on Kindle) for the first time in ages. It's "Who is Vera Kelly?" by Rosalie Knecht. Otherwise I'm reading all the "longform" articles curated by Longform.org