There is a lot of talk these days about how many labs are going to close in the next 5 years or so due to retirement of the old guard. At PTC we are also seeing renewed interest in younger technicians ready to start their own labs. Regardless if you are an old timer or a young entrepreneur this message is for you.
For the past 10 years or so, in PTC’s Taking Control Seminars, we have given away a very special book that has resonated with every lab owner that has read it. The book is The E Myth Revisited: Why most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber.
If you are thinking of going out on your own or already have a lab, I strongly suggest you get this book. Although it was written with all small business in mind, it is written as though Mr. Gerber is talking to you, Mr. lab owner. It virtually addresses every nagging problem you face on a daily basis. For many of you it will open your eyes to the “why” of why it seems so difficult to get control.
You can read summaries on line by Googling “The E Myth Revisited“, but you can also purchase used version on Amazon for less than $7.00.
If you read the book and it inspires you to make changes in your business and your life, PTC will be happy to help in any way we can.
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