This week’s selection is “The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Building An Unstoppable Team” by Kelly Roach.
The world of 3D printing is full of young people looking to start some kind of business by leveraging the technology in a unique way.
Sometimes it’s accidental: something is designed and printed, and unexpectedly someone wants to buy it. More are made and sold, and suddenly there’s a small part time business. Other times it’s planned: an inventor 3D prints parts for a unique system and intends on marketing it to the world.
But how does this work when it gets serious? To many technical people, the concept of managing a business might appear to be a straightforward activity, but the truth is that it is far more complex than the technical aspects of building a product. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs have learned technical skills, not management skills, and find themselves in unfamiliar waters quite rapidly when launching a business.
What do you do? This book contains a wealth of knowledge of this situation, which usually occurs when the business grows to a size that requires more than one person to look after things.
Much of the book is concerned with creating, organizing and managing a team of people, which is often very challenging. The book discusses issues such as the choice between hiring staff or using contractors, or how to optimize workflows to achieve profitability.
In all, this book shows the reader how to become a CEO of a small company in a way that is understandable and achievable.
In my experience, I’ve seen many technical entrepreneurs fail because they underestimated the non-technical aspects of a business. This book might provide some easy guidance that could open many eyes.
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