Big Ideas... For Small Businesses by John Lamerton

By Tracy Burleigh

Big Ideas… For Small Businesses: Simple, Practical Tools and Tactics to Help Your Small Business Grow by John Lamerton

“DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH YOUR WORK/LIFE BALANCE? Do you like the idea of running a lifestyle business, rather than putting in 15-hour days, day-after-day? If so, then this is the book for you. John Lamerton used to work 100+ hours a week, as he strived to become the next Alan Sugar or Richard Branson. Then he had kids, and everything changed – he now works part-time, 20 to 25 hours per week as a self-styled “lazy entrepreneur”. If you want to grow your small business, without having to learn complex marketing strategies, and without being told to simply “work harder than everyone else”, then “Big Ideas… for Small Businesses” could be the “lightbulb moment” you’ve been waiting for… This book is a collection of the lessons, failures and successes that John now uses to coach and mentor hundreds of small business owners, teaching them to think bigger, work less, and design their business around the lifestyle they want.”

I love this book! I have read it more than once and I know I will read it (often just bits) again and again.

At MPWR we agree with so much in this book – In particular the message “To hell with the hustle” and instead …having a Lifestyle Business. 

In this book, John Lamerton talks about both sides of all this and we can learn from his experiences and lessons to have the life and business WE want.

It’s written in a way I love – very honest, down to earth and no jargon and my copy is full of post-its and notes that I will go back to again and again.

As well as the message re to hell with the hustle, our fave takeaways were 

Will it make the boat go faster? and

Every Luke Skywalker needs a Yoda!

Look out for those lines when you read this book – PLEASE read this book AND implement your learnings!! Trust me you won’t regret it and we look forward to hearing about your light bulb moments and your top takeaways. (I’m not on commission BTW ;0) 

Interested in our review of another John Lamerton, Routine Machine? Read it here: Routine Machine – Book Review – MPWR Business Club

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