Splendid Sundays Volume 15

Sunday, November 01, 2009

A handful of splendid finds and interesting tidbits from around the worldwide web:

*Nancy Liu Chin, a wedding florist and event designer in San Francisco, wrote a fantastic article for WeddingbeePRO about the financial realities of owning a wedding business. Sean Low also wrote a great follow up post to Nancy's article about pricing models on his business consulting blog.

*It's not just print magazines that are closing, some of the original web pioneers are as well. This past week, Yahoo officially closed Geocities, which was one of the first platforms for personal websites, allowing people to participate in social media before it had a name.

*Ever wanted to send one of these types of invoices to one of those types of clients?

*An interesting article on how Tiffany & Co is changing how it sources its diamonds for the first time in its 172-year history in order to overcome the challenges the luxury retail market is currently facing.

*Book of the week: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What To Do About It. From Amazon: In The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. Next, he walks you through the steps in the life of a business -- from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed -- and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether it is a franchise or not. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.

Do you have any splendid finds to share?

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