The holiday season is rapidly approaching…

Indeed just yesterday I was updating the card list, ready to send these out next month.

The holiday season is also a time when many people take a break and consider how they would like to improve their business in the coming year, and I have two suggestions for easy to read business books that can help:

My second book, Power Climb – growing your small business:

Power Climb - growing your small business cover

This was recently published in 2012 and has been endorsed by Ivan Misner, Ph.D., NY Times Bestselling Author and Founder of BNI®:

“To read Power Climb is to empower yourself to earn more through learning more and gain greater enjoyment from the journey to the top.

With this book, James continues the purposeful work he began with his first book, Chocks Away—helping small business owners achieve more by applying simple, affordable-to-implement tips that will propel business performance and free up time to enjoy other areas of life outside of business.

Do yourself a favor and read this book!”

You can find out more, as well as ordering details, from the book’s website:

My first book, Chocks Away – achieving freedom from the 9 to 5 is still available:

Chocks Away - achieving freedom from the 9 to 5 book cover

This was published in 2010, and is split into two sections. The first is my biography and how I escaped the 9 to 5, and the second shares tips from my initial two years combining online and offline networking to grow a business.

Since being published there have been quite a few changes online, with some sites falling and others rising. The kindle version is specially priced to reflect the more up to date nature of Power Climb.

My first book was also endorsed by Dr Ivan Misner:

“James McBrearty, through sharing his own experiences and knowledge, provides an invaluable guide to business owners worldwide. Businesses, like aircraft, can experience times of turbulence; Chocks Away: Achieving Freedom from the 9 to 5 will show you how to help your business takeoff, expertly navigate through economic fluctuations and changes in the global business climate, and land safely at the destination you planned for-instead of ending up somewhere else!”

You can find out more, as well as ordering details, from the book’s website:

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