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Business & Consulting
We provide small group coaching to business owners (45 to 55 years old) who, after being in business for a while, find themselves needing help regaining control of their lives. As business owners we usually go into business to have more control of our lives. Often, we quickly find ourselves in situations where we are being controlled by our businesses. Too often we get overwhelmed by all the demands and the "hats we have to wear" as business owners and we don't take time for ourselves or our families. Soon, we become servants to the business we once loved and realize that the business, the customers, the employees, the debts, etc. all call the shots. We find ourselves under water at work and even when we do take off our minds are often back at the office. We cannot be present for our family or friends and it affects our relationships. My book helps people remember the reasons they got into business in the first place; and it shows them what they need to focus on, as business owners, to regain control of their lives.
What's your vision?
The essence of the book is to help out of control business owners regain control of their lives. The book is called "Business Mulligan". As of this moment (the subtitle may change some), the subtitle is: How Happy Entrepreneurs Iterate by Answering 7 Fundamental Questions Daily. I would like to somehow highlight "Happy Entrepreneurs Iterate" and "7 Fundamental Questions". Maybe by using bold lettering within the subtitle or different colors. I like the colors in my logo and love how they work with silver, platinum and white. The word "mulligan" is a golf term meaning "do-over". I think most people in my target audience (45-55 years old) will understand that. However, it's important to note that I don't want any golf references on the cover. I'm trying to associate the two phrases as equals: Business Mulligan = Entrepreneurial Iteration >>> meaning continual improvement until it is right. Not necessarily a "do-over", but a do it again and again until it's right. The framework below is critical. It is what I teach/coach to business owners. I will be doing a launch on amazon.com and will need the cover for a Kindle version, paperback and hard cover. Also, because I want to launch the Kindle version first, in order to get best seller status, I want to be able to add a banner after the launch at the very top of the cover for an Amazon.com best seller claim. I also want my name to show up as Jeffrey Alan Martin.
The framework I've created focuses on 7 fundamentals and asks 7 questions. Attraction = Who? Who is our ideal customer/client? Conversion = When? When do we ask for the sale? Delivery = What? What products or services do we sell? Systems = How? How do we operate? Culture = Why? Why do we do what we do? Administrative = How much? How much do we keep? Personal = Where? Where am I most needed right now? Below are images of book covers that I like. I think they are clean and clear. The obvious similarities include that they all have a large title, the all highlight the subtitle, they all use an image to illustrate the message and all have the author at the bottom and all but one use bold colors. I especially like the sharpness of Authority Positioning and How to Podcast 2015. Hope this helps. I have also added two symbols that you guys may consider for conceptual ideas. The international "restart" button and an image I found with several restart buttons, which illustrates to me if it doesn't work, do it again, and again until you get it right. Which again, I feel that business owners need to concentrate on 7 fundamental areas/ 7 questions daily and continually iterate until they "get it right". Just ideas... *****Please note that I'm starting a podcast by the same name. It's okay to use the M and B in the logo (you'll notice that the "M" is also a "B"), if you choose to. However, I'd like to be to also be able to stand alone Also, my website is http://www.businessmulligan.com .*****
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Target is 13-40's. All gender works and the location in non-specific.
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