Why this book?
As the world’s economy changes, people in all walks of life and at every stage of their career are asking themselves “why don’t I just start a business?”
That’s a good question, but one with an answer that is very complex. Building a successful business is not as simple as opening that lemonade stand.
I’ve lived the dream of opening my own business. Heck, I’ve started five of them. Do it once and you learn a few things. Do it again and each time it gets a little better. Why?
Because the smart business owner learns. You make mistakes and learn from them. In this book, I’ve presented the top 10 things I learned along the way.
You won’t have to figure them out on your own.
Announcing my newest book
“Launch a Great Business: Top 10 Ways to Make your Company Soar”
Inspiration to be my own boss came at an early age. I was raised by a single Mom. Everyone told her she needed a job to provide for us. She did that for a while. But late hours and hard work only gave her so much for us to have. It wasn’t much. She got very tired of not having any control whatsoever over her time and her opportunity.
Before I got out of high school, she launched her business, an interior design firm. Now the hard work and long hours meant something. Yes, it was scary for her. It was just the two of us. She was facing College costs for me. It became her reason for going out there. She worked very hard. She was good at it. Her business grew from drapes and chairs for people’s homes to full-scale office buildings and shopping centers.
Her biggest regret was that she had waited too long to step out there. Those words stuck with me. Yet interestingly enough, as I grew up and got married, I felt the same pressure and did the same thing.
My young family needed a steady income so I took work for a paycheck. Next thing you know, 20 years had run away. The company I had dedicated those years to decided I was “aging out”. They couldn’t say that officially, but that’s what it was. I was offered an “early retirement” at the ripe old age of 45.
Mom’s words came to life. I went solo. It wasn’t easy and sometimes didn’t seem like much fun, but in the end, it was the right thing to do.
Launch a Great Business
With this book, I share with you the 10 things you must know and master to be able to make your business a success. Too few start-ups ever make it to $1,000,000. According to the SBA (Small Business Administration in the U.S.), only 15% of businesses last past 5 years. I don’t want you to be one of those fails. My passion is that you get equipped with great experience to make it work!
The book also includes two bonus sections at the end.
BONUS #1 – a recap checklist of all the sections of the book. This easy to follow guide reminds you of the key elements to put to work to achieve great success.
BONUS #2 – An introduction to my E-Learning Marketing System. All small business needs more leads, more clients, more sales. With this E-Learning Marketing System, I can show you 5 key areas you need to maximize to earn your next $100,000 without spending one dime on advertising and marketing.
Check them out for yourself!
PS – That 20-year job I mentioned was a banker. I don’t regret that season of my life at all. It gave me experience and exposure to a wide array of businesses in a large number of industries. I met owners and leaders who were very good and some who were not. (go figure). Seeing these things first hand gave me a better education about running a successful company than any business school could ever hope to give.
I call upon all of that experience in my business coaching and executive leadership work. My new book includes some of those insights too.