Why Most Small Business Don't Work
I just finished The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Business Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber. It is the how-to manual I was looking for on how to run a small business.
In it, Gerber explains that the small business owner should be three people:
- Entrepreneur - focusing on strategic, visionary work
- Manager - focusing on tactical, analytical, logistical tasks
- Technician - focusing on creating and building
It's reassuring that I enjoy all three of these roles (whether I'm any good at them is a separate consideration, but enjoyment is a good start).