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Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing: No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru
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Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing: No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru

by George Cloutier
 

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George Cloutier's controversial rules for doing business aren't taught at Harvard Business School. The founder and CEO of American Management Services and "the leading advocate for small business" (Reuters), Cloutier has spent more than thirty years guiding business owners through the tough choices that line the road to profitability.

Profits Aren't Everything,

Overview

George Cloutier's controversial rules for doing business aren't taught at Harvard Business School. The founder and CEO of American Management Services and "the leading advocate for small business" (Reuters), Cloutier has spent more than thirty years guiding business owners through the tough choices that line the road to profitability.

Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing is the long-overdue wake-up call for 23 million small- and midsize-business owners across America. This book serves up the hard-boiled, unadulterated truth to aspiring and established entrepreneurs, without apologies. His no-nonsense advice may be hard to hear at times, but it works.

Editorial Reviews

Tom Cochran
“George Cloutier’s new book is based on his experience with thousands of small businesses in hundreds of industries. It is a candid, “tell it as it really is,” hard-hitting book… A must read for all small and midsized business owners.”
Booklist
“Packed with client examples and a no-nonsense attitude. Many of his regulations will amaze, shock, and awe small-business owners... Harsh ways to work? Yes, yet all his principles are founded on a success that’s hard to argue with.”
From the Publisher
"This book can turn your business around---if you have the guts to follow it." ---John Resnick, creator and host, Legends of Success with John Resnick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061856310
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
539,713
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are Saying About This

Tom Cochran
“George Cloutier’s new book is based on his experience with thousands of small businesses in hundreds of industries. It is a candid, “tell it as it really is,” hard-hitting book… A must read for all small and midsized business owners.”
From the Publisher
"This book can turn your business around—-if you have the guts to follow it." —-John Resnick, creator and host, Legends of Success with John Resnick

Meet the Author

George Cloutier is the co-chairman of Partner America, a partnership between Cloutier's company and the nation's mayors. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has twice named him Small Business Advocate and Entrepreneur of the Year. Tulane University named Cloutier Social Entrepreneur of the Year for his work bringing back small business in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He is also the CEO of American Management Services,a consulting firm that specializes in small- and midsize businesses, where he has brought over six thousand small businesses across four hundred industries from the brink of bankruptcy to double-digit profits through a hard-working, no-nonsense approach. He is a coach, lecturer, speaker, and regular commentator on national television. He has been seen on Fox Business News, ABC's 20/20, CNBC's Squawk Box, MSNBC, and Bloomberg Television, most recently as a pundit on the economic crisis. Called the "Turnaround Ace" by BusinessWeek, he has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, and Fortune Small Business.

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