Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

John Warrillow, Bo Burlingham

According to Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Here he presents a business parable about how to create a start-up that won't trap an owner when he wants to sell it.


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Book Information

Publisher: Portfolio
Publish Date: 04/28/2011
Pages: 153
ISBN-13: 9781591843979
ISBN-10: 1591843979
Language: Eng

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March 29, 2011

Most people that start companies do so because they are passionate about what they're selling. While that's important, it can also become a trap, blinding the entrepreneur to business opportunities that exist within the idea. It may seem crazy at first, but author John Warrillow talks about the idea that entrepreneurs should build their businesses in a way that makes them sellable. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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Run your company. Don't let it run you. Most business owners started their company because they wanted more freedom--to work on their own schedules, make the kind of money they deserve, and eventually retire on the fruits of their labor. Unfortunately, according to John Warrillow, most owners find that stepping out of the picture is extremely difficult because their business relies too heavily on their personal involvement. Without them, their company--no matter how big or profitable--is essentially worthless. But the good news is that entrepreneurs can take specific steps--no matter what stage a business is in--to create a valuable, sellable company. Warrillow shows exactly what it takes to create a solid business that can thrive long into the future.

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