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Book by Business Coach, Clemens Rettich - Great Performances: The Small Business Script for the 21st CenturyGreat Performances: The Small Business Script for the 21st Century ($23.95)

Putting in too many hours? Not enough money at the end of the month? Is the dream of owning your own business crumbling in the face of demanding customers and employees? Did you expect running your own business to be such hard work? How can you turn this around quickly and get the dream back on track?

In 3 Acts, your own business coach walks you through the stories, tips, and strategies of turning a business from a Band Camp Performance into a Great Performance. Drawing from the real-life case stories of small business failures and successes, Clemens gives you the nuts and bolts required to make your small business success a reality. These are the things that give you back your dreams, and give you back your life in the process.



ACT I: Putting People First

  • SCENE 1: Where It All Starts: Customer Relationships
  • SCENE 2: Life After The Sale: Follow-up
  • SCENE 3: The Performers And The Audience
  • SCENE 4: Always Be Recruiting
  • SCENE 5: The Power of Positive Feedback
  • SCENE 6: Employees Care for Customers

ACT II: Maximizing Limited Resources

  • SCENE 7: The Resources of Business (Time, People, Money)
  • SCENE 8: The Three Cycles (More About Time)
  • SCENE 9: Money Makes The World Go ‘Round!
  • SCENE 10: Managing Debt

 ACT III: Planning Your Exit

  • SCENE 11: The Owner Lets Go to Grow!
  • SCENE 12: The Owner Manages What Matters
  • SCENE 13: Every Great Performance is Worth Recording
  • SCENE 14: Meet Your Coach
  • SCENE 15: The Owner Takes a Bow

Book Details

Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Influence Publishing
ISBN: 1771410019
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Weight: 10.6 ounces / .301 kilograms


“Even a world famous violinist, who has mastered her instrument after years of practice, needs to follow the direction of the conductor in order to create a beautiful symphony. In this book, Clemens is standing with the baton in his hand and his arms raised high. He is waiting to help you combine your knowledge, skill and passion with the needs of your customers, capabilities of your suppliers, talents of your employees, realities of the economy, and trends in technology so you can build a business that deserves a standing ovation.”

David Rendall, author of The Freak Factor, Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness.

Great Performances is one of the most apply-able business books I have ever read. There are a ton of books on the shelves that provide broad concepts on how to build a better business; yet lamentably few that get down to the nitty gritty. The concepts and lessons in this book are a must read for all small business owners. I especially like the flair and panache with which this book has been conducted.”
Mike Watkins, Financial Columnist and author of It’s Only Money

“I can’t stop thinking about what I’ve learned in this book, and I’m eagerly applying these lessons to my work. Clemens Rettich has delivered a virtuoso performance himself by writing Great Performances. Encore!”

Steve Yastrow, author of We, The Ideal Customer Relationship and Brand Harmony

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Clemens, I have gained a healthy level of respect for the breadth of your business knowledge. A couple of months ago I retained you as a business coach. I run a strong business, but I have always had nagging doubts about the way I do things, and where my focus should be. You spent a great deal of time up front gaining an understanding of my business, as well as the industry as a whole and the environment I work in. Once you had that down, you turned your attention to me.I’m happy to say that I can now move forward with my business development, comfortable in the knowledge that the path I have chosen is the correct one. You have helped me to refine the focus of my clientele, recognize the market that has the highest potential for development, and bolster my brand and image.Thank you so much for all of the support and encouragement.

Michael Watkins

As my business and personal Coach, Clemens has moved me out of the realm of “comfortable” and into uncomfortable. It is during this state where I find my greatest occurrences of growth, both personally and professionally. Specifically, in the past 2 years he has recommended and directed me in implementing two very difficult changes which have had significant positive impacts in my life. I know without doubt that I would not have made these changes without Clemens’ expert advice and because of this I recommend him to all who seek such a professional. My life is so much better because of him.

Tony Joe

Then Clemens Rettich got up to speak – wow he was off to a fast start, challenging the old models of business, bringing us up to date and acknowledging the changes that are unfolding in our society and business relationships. It was stimulating, provocative and belief shattering! As you can imagine it also stirred quite the discussion after wards. Today I ordered Clemens book “Great Performances” I am inspired.

Geoffrey X Lane