Reviews - What do customers think about Make Sure You Get Paid-And Other Business Basics?
The Devil is in the details ... Apr 6, 2006
This is a very well written book. The author's concise language gets to the points necessary, yet makes it an easy read. The material presented covers areas that I certainly have made errors, unfortunately more than once. I saw myself as the victim in several of her sample scenarios.
The significant take from this work is that the "Devil is in the details". I've seen this in many of my customers' wants, which always tend to be from the 50,000 foot view. When I attempt to pin them down, all manner of confusion and conflict appear.
Most of us can see the "big" picture when it all works out stunningly, bow made, thank you very much. But when we have to live with the little day to day gotcha's that sap our strength, resolve, and enjoyment of our work, it's a much different story. The "gee I wish I had known about that little gotcha" that just cost me a month and half of gross receipts, or several years worth retroactively like one colleague just experienced.
This book cuts to the chase of the details and puts a magnifying glass on them. It is in this aspect where the work really shines for me! I just read it again, as I am about to start yet another business!
Very well done!
Getting paid is the bottom line... Jan 22, 2006
I have heard Bonnie speak twice. Reading her book brought to my attention how many ways there are to NOT get paid. Her real life experiences drive home the bottom line that if we are not careful, we could a)Give away more than we intend or b)Have that great contract drive us bankrupt.
This book is a MUST READ for anyone who works in small business and wants to reduce the risk of the unknown.
Great reference for the small business owner Feb 18, 2005
Bonnie summarizes her experience as a self-employed professional, showing how to exercise quiet but effective leverage with much larger bureaucracies. Succinct, well-organized, and sprinkled with pertinent examples. Addresses some of the most common pitfall of small businesses--ones that may be less pleasant to deal with, but are critical to survive. Book would help the novice make better up-front choices, or provide the seasoned entrepreneur a checklist for staying on course.