The key to being a successful business owner is making good decisions and the key to making good decisions is having good information. Unfortunately, many business owners have limited knowledge of business best practices. As a result, they could be making better decisions. This course "What You Don't Know Will Hurt You" is designed for new entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners alike, since it takes a holistic view of business strategy and teaches practical methods for implementing them. Learn from case studies with real world solutions and practical exercises. It teaches proven methods for implementing business best practices effectively. At the end of the day, the choice is yours...
You can learn from this course or learn by losing money.
Which do you prefer?
Most business owners get to a point where they are stuck and do not know how best to move their company forward to achieve their goals. The solution is to gain more knowledge about business, plan more strategically, and further develop your leadership abilities. This comprehensive course is based on the groundbreaking book "Running Your Small Business Like A Pro - The More You Know, The Faster You Grow" and employs the following learning methods:
- Audiobook Chapters
- Video Lessons
- Workbook Exercises
- Actual Case Studies
- Periodic Assessments
and other resources to help make you a more knowledgeable business owner and a more effective leader.
Are You Running Your Business?
Is Your Business Running You?
Running Your Small Business Like A Pro
- A common sense guide for learning how to run your business as a professional enterprise.
- It provides a fundamental understanding of the challenges small businesses face with real world solutions that drive results.
- It also introduces tools and techniques that any business in any sector can easily deploy to achieve long term stability.
What People Are Saying...
I read your book Thursday night as I could not put it down, such a simple take on such a complex topic and laid out steps that we all can take to move our own businesses forward. I wish I had this 'map' when I started my own businesses! Favorite Section - What You Don't Know WILL Hurt You! "Without sales & marketing - You Have No Business."...Yes! Key Learnings - lead the book, because these take-aways are critical.
--- Dr. John Kennedy, NJ Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP)
The key strategies to achieve success in small businesses are often different from those of larger businesses. The primary difference is the amount of time you have to spend working IN the business versus ON the business. I found this challenge and others outlined well in, Running Your Small Business Like a Pro, by Andrew Frazier. He recommends some key techniques, learned by both of us the hard way, that every small business owner can and must deploy to achieve long-term sustainability and growth:
--- By Martin Zwilling, Founder, Startup Professionals
Andrew’s book is handy guide for small business owners to know what to check, why and how they need to check it, and most importantly it provides a prescribed course of action for you to follow. You’ll get lots of reality checking and no hold barred truth telling.
--- Arthur Jones, Principal Consultant, The Art of Standing Out
“This is a true common sense guide. It tells you how to run your enterprise like a business, not a pastime or hobby. For those who need direction on the important basics for success, this is the book for you.”
--- John J. Webb, CEO, Quantum Reach
This book outlines the techniques any business in any industry sector can deploy to achieve long term sustainability.
--- Judith Sheft, AVP Technology & Enterprise Development, NJ Innovation Institute @ NJIT
Andrew Frazier provides readers with his candid perspectives on overcoming key challenges that small business owners face. The book’s examples clearly demonstrate how Mr. Frazier applies his comprehensive business background to help small business owners.
--- John E. Harmon, Sr. IOM, CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ (AACCNJ)
The book is a practical must-read and belongs in the library of anyone who owns a small business. It is also a valuable resource for coaches and consultants.
--- David Greene, President, Urbanomics Consulting Group
Of all the people I have collaborated with, Andrew Frazier is the real deal. He fundamentally understands the challenges small business face and quickly develops real world solutions that drive impressive results, which I have seen firsthand.
--- Gene Bohensky, President, TAB (The Alternative Board) of Northern NJ
The Small Business Pro methodologies outlined in the book have helped many Rising Tide Capital entrepreneurs not only survive but thrive.
--- Alfa Demmellash, CEO, Rising Tide Capital
ANDREW FRAZIER is President & COO of A & J Management and the Business Pro @ Small Business Like A Pro. He helps business owners grow revenue, increase profitability, and obtain financing by providing them with valuable coaching, consulting, and training services. His expertise in business strategy and financial management enables him to take a wholistic perspective and provide more optimal solutions for clients. Mr. Frazier recently published his 1st book Running Your Small Business Like A Pro: The More You Know, The Faster You Grow to help people increase the likelihood and magnitude of their success in business.
Since 2011, Mr. Frazier has produced the POWER BREAKFAST series for entrepreneurs, business owners, and organizational leaders. These events focus on helping them learn best practices, enjoy great networking, and gain useful knowledge. The POWER BREAKFAST has directly resulted in tens of millions of dollars in economic growth and financing for 1,000+ attendees.
Mr. Frazier served as Chief Operating Officer of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and was an Assistant Vice President at the New York Life Insurance Company. He also served with distinction as a US Navy Supply Corps Officer aboard the Navy Warship USS Clark (FFG-11) achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal for outstanding leadership.
Mr. Frazier graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also earned an MBA in Finance and Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business (NYU-Stern). His focus on continuous learning includes achieving the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional designation.
Mr. Frazier has been an active participant in numerous community and professional organizations. He has served as a board member of the Small Business Development Center – Rutgers Newark, Black Business Alliance Chamber of Commerce, NextGen Network (CALIBR Global Leadership Network), Urban Youth Action, Inc., Minority Interchange, NSBE, the ELC Institute for Leadership and Development, and the Granville Academy.
Mr. Frazier is a Pittsburgher who has been married for 25+ years, has two children, and resides in Montclair, NJ.