Book Recommendation: Work the System
As many of our readers know, we’re obsessed with small business owners “automating” their business so they can focus on more important aspects of their business. The book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less is a great example of a book that shows you how to do it step-by-step.
The author, Sam Carpenter, shows how he went from 100 hour weeks to only 2 hour weeks while increasing his income 20 fold. Pretty impressive stuff and is a great companion to our other highly recommended book, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It.
Either way, the lesson is that a small business should copy the successful strategies that make franchises much more likely to succeed: documenting and creating procedures for all aspects of your business.