Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

Simple. It works.

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Recently I read Robert Craven's book Grow Your Service Firm.

I do lots of business development and turnaround work, strategic audits, consulting and public speaking and I've been recommending this (and a couple of other good books like James Caan's 7 Day Start Up) because it is highly relevant right now for these economic times and will be for some time to come.

I suggest you buy two copies of the book.

Then get your self a cuppa or a beer and pencil and a notebook because the insights for your business will come thick and fast. The first chapter in the second section alone - The Expert Model pp45-53 - is a game changer.

I had a client working on a proposal. I got him to read this section and in one hour he had converted that structure for pitching what he does into a highly compelling value proposition for his business.

He took a £1100 product and turned that into a £25000 offering.

A second client has taken a £7800 product and turned that into an £80000 + VAT proposal that looks like proceeding. I will keep you posted. But well done Robert.

He has been very generous with his ideas and experience and thankfully its a coherent structure that makes real time business sense.

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OK why two books?

1. You are supporting an Ecademy member who is very active in delivering value in our community. For goodness sakes, get behind him! Make him a best-seller. There is so much crap out there its great to support someone we know and buy a decent book that actually works.

2. You KNOW someone else who really needs this book - besides yourself; possibly a colleague or a client.

3. It actually does what it says on the tin. I have road tested only one or two of Robert's ideas and they work (if you do what he says). His tools clarified my client's thinking and sharpened their value proposition.

4. You'll want to read it again, anyway.

To Purchase
You can click through to my website Resources page and find a link to Robert's book at www.andrewpriestley.com/resources.php or click here.


PS. If you buy Robert's book via Amazon on Monday 13th it will register as a fast moving book which technically makes it a best seller! So if inclined buy it Monday 13th August from Amazon. You can buy direct from Robert but Amazon creates more noise in the 'best selling author' stakes which is the point.


Hope that helps.


Andrew Priestley

Andrew Priestley

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

Great stuff. Spend time on pp45-53.

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Shelley Collins

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

Hi Andrew Book arrived, have had brief first skim - will now peruse over the week end. Real sound advice and so much common sense so far - now to put them into action. Will let you know the results

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Andrew Priestley

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

Robert as they say in the Olympics, the only truth is the result. Happy to support BTW.

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Andrew Priestley

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

Well said. I especially like the 'ignore at own peril'. Ironically, just a little focused input produces a great result. This book gives you that focus. Hey Like the book and give him a review too.

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Stella Holman "The Connector"

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

I have got the book, read a couple of chapters on the train and have skimmed through the rest. will read it all when i have read my current book that i have to finish by next Thursday. Best wishes Stella

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Brian Burke

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

There is some great material in this book ,easily broken down into digestable chapters ..ignore it at your peril ..bb

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Tamsen Garrie

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

So nice to see Robert being celebrated here. He is hugely insightful and as direct as they come, two attributes I personally value in him. I confess to having not read his book yet, but I will! Robert, I would prefer to buy it from you than Amazon - do you want to send me a copy and an invoice? Tamsen

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Simon West

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

Andrew, so true.

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Simon West

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

Andrew. I'm sure that a good number of people struggle to take lessons from books and apply them, so having the idea's "author" actually there and helping you put it into practice works well for them... Either way, I think we can agree that Robert's lessons are very good regardless of whether they are written or spoken!

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Simon West

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If you think the book is good...

You should experience RC in person! I agree that Grow Your Service Firm is full of great, and workable ideas to help businesses. But having had the opportunity to work with Robert one to one, I can tell you categorically that he's even better face to face. His advice, insight and understanding are a game changer for any business and he's certainly added significant profit to our bottom line. Robert runs a Mastermind Group and I'd strongly recommend the group if you REALLY want to grow your business.

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Robert Craven

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

Andrew Thank you for your kind and generous words. Very kind Robert

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Mike Turner

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

A ringing endorsement Andrew For those who are persuaded to action can I point you to somewhere you can buy your books Robert will send you personally signed copies for only 12.99 each if you order here Mike

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Mike Morrison

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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book

Andrew, you have shared a great secret with the membership here. RC has some great ideas, and often shares them openly... many do not recognise the value he provides. and in real life he is even better! - I would strongly recommend all ecademy members take the opportunity of seeing Robert in full "flow"

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