Will Roney

Book Review – Boom, by Emma Wimhurst

In Non-Fiction Writing, Uncategorized on July 21, 2010 at 13:00

The Business Owners Operations Manual, or BOOM!, is the manual that entrepreneur Emma Wimhurst has put together to help business owners to control, grow and add impact to their firms. The book sectioned using bright colours to aid the structure and the reader is helped by the cartoon avatar ot Emma who guides them through the processes described.The book is split into three sections. The first gets you in the right mindset of an entrepreneur, the second looks at the seven skills (hard and soft) that are needed to make the business work, and the third looks at the nine principles to help you plan your business into the next stage. This is not a quiet book, and demands that the reader engages with it wholly in order to get the most out of it, something that the colouring reinforces.

There are times when this books can seem difficult to connect with, which stifles the very important message that is being said. This is that the key to a creating a robust and secure business is to follow a firm set of rules, that allow the user to be flexible in times of need. However the reader must not forget that this is a very useful book, and one that will help anyone who needs to use it.

I think that a new starter would find this book a little daunting. The amount of colour used on the pages could get in the way of the important message that is trying to be described. BOOM! is for the entrepreneur who knows what they want to do, but wants to build a business that will survive. Considering the economic environment that we are it, we need quite a few of those right now. This might just be the book to make your business work.

This book review was originally published on Family Friendly Working, a site packed with advice on flexible work for mums and dads.

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