A Review of The E-Myth Revisited

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It – Michael E. Gerber This book is the most recommended business book.  If you only read one business book in a year then this should be the one.  I’m not overly excited by the format of the book but it’s […]Read More

Bookshop Accounting, we love to hate it

The one part of my business I hate the most is accounting, marshalling those invoices, expenses and whipping them into order, bringing them into line and making them do the things they need to do.  It’s an agonising process and I always look forward to earning enough money to be able to outsource it to […]Read More

What are some of the best ways to stay organized

Juggling time, always a fun thing to do and never more so than when you’re taking on so many different tasks at once. All the people I know who study or work from home and have small children are very organised. One friend actually sells a product called Mayhem Manager which helps you to organise […]Read More

Are you 'Out There' – Do You Throw Your Boomerang?

One of the biggest problems of working by yourself from home is always being your own impetus. I’ve really been struggling with this and you might have noticed a lack of articles here due to that. This morning I put on some music and insisted I get motivated and get some actual work done as […]Read More

Book Sellers, Do You Trade Fairly?

Buyers and sellers have a complicated relationship, we sell and they buy which sounds simple but in Australia the buyer is protected by the Trade Practices Act 1974, yes it’s old but it still applies. There’s also the Sale of Goods Act and the Fair Trading Act and if there are problems and the buyer […]Read More

What Image are you Projecting?

This article is going to focus more on what all online businesses can do to look more professional.  It came to mind when looking at an article on The Bookshop Blog and I noticed one of the authors had a gmail account. Whatever you do whether online or offline you need to be considering your […]Read More

The Ethics of Book Selling

I’ve been part of a discussion about the ethics of online selling recently. We’ve been following the antics of one seller on an online auction site and have been quite horrified by the outright lies they’ve been telling. It’s got me thinking about the ethics of this business and I can’t help wondering out loud […]Read More

A Business Plan as well as Your Goals should Breathe

Selling online is a fairly solitary occupation, this is something I’ve spoken about before. Last time I spoke about making friends but this time I’m talking about being a sole owner enterprise. It’s challenging to maintain the focus on the business, I’ve got no-one around to remind me of where I started, what I’ve achieved […]Read More