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The Resource Boss life : surviving my own small business, Paul Downs

Boss life : surviving my own small business, Paul Downs

Label
Boss life : surviving my own small business
Title
Boss life
Title remainder
surviving my own small business
Statement of responsibility
Paul Downs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When columnist Paul Downs was approached by The New York Times to write for their "You're the Boss" blog, he had been running his custom furniture business for twenty-four years strong. or mostly strong. Now, in his first book, Downs paints an honest portrait of a real business, with a real boss, a real set of employees, and the real challenges they face. Fresh out of college in 1986, Downs opened his first business, a small company that builds custom furniture. In 1987, he hired his first employee. That's when things got complicated. As his enterprise began to grow, he had to learn about management, cash flow, taxes, and so much more. But despite any obstacles, Downs always remained keenly aware that every small business, no matter the product it makes or the service it provides, starts with people. He writes with tremendous insight about hiring employees, providing motivation to get the best out of them, and the difficult decisions he's made to let some of them go. Downs also looks outward, to his dealings with vendors and to providing each client with exemplary customer service from first sales pitch to final delivery. With honesty and conviction, he tells the true story behind building and sustaining a successful company in an ever-evolving economy, often airing his own failures and shortcomings to reveal the difficulties that arise from being a boss and a businessperson. Countless employees have told the story of their experience with managers--Boss Life tells the other side of that story"--
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Downs, Paul
Dewey number
338.7/684104092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cabinetmakers
  • Small business
  • New business enterprises
Label
Boss life : surviving my own small business, Paul Downs
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9780399172335.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015016068
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780399172335
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Boss life : surviving my own small business, Paul Downs
Link
9780399172335.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015016068
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780399172335
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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