Top books for leaders scaling a business

recommended by Daisy Reynolds

With the new year approaching, there is no better time to think about scaling a business. Whether it’s hiring new team members, launching a new product, introducing new systems and processes, or even expanding into a new premises, January is a great time of year to make changes for business growth. When scaling a business there will undoubtedly be times when leaders will need answers to questions. This collection of books will offer guidance and support throughout their journey.

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    The Founder's Survival Guide: Lead your business from start-up to scale-up to grown-up
    by Rachel E Turner

    The founder path is isolating, stressful and overwhelming, and few founders survive the scale-up journey unscathed. In 'The Founder's Survival Guide', author Rachel Turner explains why if founders do not scale their leadership as they scale their company, they are unlikely to survive. Rachel reveals how to shift from brave warrior, to considered architect, to wise monarch as your business grows, all by adapting your leadership style. The book addresses some of the most common challenges scale-up founders face, and provides an extensive toolbox to help you manage your team, your energy and your mind. 'The Founder’s Survival Guide' is a book every business founder should read if they are looking to get out of their own way and become the CEO their business needs to thrive in such a competitive market.

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    Hacking Growth
    by Morgan, Ellis, Sean Brown

    Hacking Growth is a highly accessible, practical, method for growth that involves cross-functional teams and continuous testing and iteration. It focuses on customers - how to attain them, retain them, engage them, and monetize them - rather than product. Written by the method's pioneers, this book is a comprehensive toolkit or "bible" that any company in any industry can use to implement their own Growth Hacking strategy, from how to set up and run growth teams, to how to identify and test growth levers, and how to evaluate and act on the results. It is designed for any company or leader looking to break out of the ruts of traditional marketing and become more collaborative, less wasteful, and achieve more consistent, replicable, and data-driven results.

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    The MACHINE: How To Quickly Grow And Scale Any Established Service Business
    by Steve Hackney

    Do you want to build a more successful business? Or maybe you are just searching for a book that will help you to be super-productive and learn some good strategies? Whether you are already a successful entrepreneur or just getting started, this is for you! Jealous of all successful business leaders out there? You don’t have to be, because now you can be one of them thanks to this amazing, inspirational, and motivational book. Learn the same leadership skills by studying some of the best business and success practices in the book – The MACHINE: How to Quickly Grow and Scale Any Established Service Business. The MACHINE explains how to build a more successful and profitable service-based business. If you're looking to accelerate your growth or sales have slowed, flatlined, or declined then putting in place The MACHINE will help you take your service-based business to the next level and beyond.

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    Business Model Book, The: Design, build and adapt business ideas that drive business growth (Brillia
    by Adam Bock

    The Business Model Book clearly shows you how to create, test, adapt, and innovate successful and appropriate business models in any business context. It combines the latest research, straightforward tools and current examples to bring this surprisingly tricky topic to life. This book applies a novel, life-cycle based approach to make business models relevant to your company's development stage. Your company changes over time―so should your business model. For anyone wanting to understand how and why business models matter to your organisations success, learn how to evaluate and test business models to identify the most appropriate model and use the business model life-cycle approach to keep your business model relevant and successful, then this book is for you.

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    The Revenue Growth Habit: The Simple Art of Growing Your Business by 15% in 15 Minutes Per Day
    by Alex Goldfayn

    Do you have trouble finding time during your hectic day to grow your business? Is your company stalled because you are too busy reacting to customer problems? Do you lack the funds to jumpstart an effective marketing plan? 'The Revenue Growth Habit' gives business owners, leaders, and all customer facing staff a hands-on resource for increasing revenue that is fast, easy, and requires no financial investment. Author Alex Goldfayn, CEO of the Evangelist Marketing Institute, shows how to grow your organization by 15% or more in 15 minutes or less per day—without spending a penny of your money.

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