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​The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

Entrepreneurs, author Michael E. Gerber argues, aren't the best at running businesses. They are creative and are great at coming up with world-changing ideas, but the minutiae of running a business often escape them.

In The E-Myth Revisited Gerber presents the franchise format as the ideal structure for a small business. Clearly outlined rules, regulations, and a plan for success in a short period of time are all necessary for a franchise, and he says they're necessary for any entrepreneurial endeavor.

If you're the kind of person who has an idea, but not the supporting skills to manage the day-to-day that success will take, then The E-Myth Revisited is a book you should take a look at.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.