John Quick’s new book on entrepreneurs makes Amazon’s best seller list


John Quick, who hosts the Must Read Alaska Show, has his own podcast that has a national focus: United States of Small Business.

In the show, which he launched earlier this year, Quick interviews entrepreneurs who have been successful from all over the country. The show, produced in Nikiski, Alaska, has been well-received by a national audience.

Now with 47 episodes of United States of Small Business completed, Quick has written a book with some of the key lessons each one of these entrepreneurs has shared with him.

The book, published by Amazon/Kindle, has quickly made it to No. 287 in the Kindle store, an online bookstore that has over 8 million book titles.

Quick said he was amazed that his book has also already reached No. 1 in the “small business” category at Kindle, as well as No. 1 in “company business profiles” and “personal success in business” categories.

One of his favorite interviews was with billionaire John Hewitt, who started with H&R Block and then created two of his own tax preparation companies — Jackson Hewitt and Liberty. He tells Quick in the podcast that Jackson Hewitt sold for $350 million and Liberty sold for even more. Hewitt is an unapologetic Christian and a supporter of Donald Trump for president. In starting his companies in the 1980s, he pioneered the use of computers to complete people’s tax filings, in spite of the prevailing wisdom that it couldn’t be done. Hewitt still owns a half dozen companies that keep him busy.

Quick also interviewed Win Charles, a woman who doesn’t let her cerebral palsy get her down. In fact, she has made a career of writing books and being an inspirational speaker much sought after by corporations and sports teams. With all she had going against her with her health, she had carved out a great life.

There are 43 chapters in Quick’s first volume, and he says he will write a second volume when he has another 40 episodes done on the United States of Small Business podcast, which has become a successful enterprise for Quick.

For Must Read Alaska readers, Quick has set up a three-day free download at his Kindle page on Amazon — it ends Wednesday and can be found at this link:

Inside the book, readers will find:

  • Real-Life Lessons: Gain invaluable insights from firsthand accounts of entrepreneurial journeys, highlighting the challenges and triumphs that come with starting and running a business.
  • Inspiration and Motivation: Discover stories of resilience, innovation, and success that will inspire you to pursue your own dreams with renewed vigor.
  • Practical Advice: From marketing and customer engagement to financial planning and scaling operations, this book is packed with practical advice and actionable strategies to help you succeed.
  • Diverse Perspectives: Featuring entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, this book offers a rich tapestry of perspectives and experiences.
  • Reflection Questions: Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking questions designed to help you reflect on the insights and apply them to your own business or personal life.

John Quick’s “United States of Small Business: Everyday Advice from Everyday Entrepreneurs”is a testament to the enduring power of the American Dream, as it celebrates the resilience, innovation, and determination that define entrepreneurship in America. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned business owner, or someone seeking inspiration and practical advice, this book has something for you.



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