This post marks the first in, hopefully, a long line of book reviews from Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy. I’ll try to keep these reviews simple to read and concise in delivery so you can quickly find out if the book is right for you. In these early stages of my business formation, I’ll focus on books specifically about starting a business. Granted, there are plenty of books and book reviews out there about starting a business, but I hope to be different by tailoring my reviews to folks looking to start a computer consulting business, even if the book itself isn’t specifically about that. The thing you’ll need to keep in mind is that I’m still in the process of learning as I read and review these books, so my reviews are from a start-up perspective. I think that fact may benefit those who are in my situation more than if these books were reviewed by a “seasoned pro”.
I decided to kick off this series with the first book that I picked up a few years ago when I first started flirting with the idea of starting my own computer consulting business, Start Your Own Computer Business: The Unembellished Guide, by Morris Rosenthal. The straight forward title obviously caught my eye and this is the book that comes up at the top of the list of any searches I did online for books about starting a computer business. Mr. Rosenthal obviously knew there was a niche to fill with this book, but does it deliver the goods?