Free ebook is packed with pithy advice for small business owners

I am always on the lookout for free resources for our readers and last week I came across an ebook that packs a punch into a short format. It’s called 50 Ways to Plan for Small Business Success. Published by YSF Magazine, it actually includes not 50 but 53 short and very much to the point pieces of advice from successful entrepreneurs all across the country. (YSF stands for young, fabulous and self-employed.) They call the ebook a “carefully curated collection of best practices,” and what I really like about it is that you could read a nugget a day in less than a minute and either learn (or be reminded) of an important lesson in how to build a successful business.

This ebook is technically free, you do have to “pay” for it by sending a tweet about it, posting it to Facebook or tell a friend about the ebook via email. I did a tweet and was able to immediately download the book, which I turned into a pdf.

Here’s just one example of the pithy advice in the book: From Kenny Nguyen, founder and  CEO of Big Fish Presentations, comes tip #28. “Cut early and cut deep. Address business problems immediately. The longer you take to deal with problems, the worse they tend to become. Generally, things you do not want to address need the most attention. By developing solutions in the early stages, you will prevent future headaches, emotionally charged decisions (such as firing key team members), and unnecessary pressure.”

Running a small business requires constant learning and quick-to-read resources like this ebook can be very helpful because they let you easily fit some learning into what is bound to be a hectic schedule. Have you come across similar free resources online? If so, please share them with us.

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