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 labours.
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.
This book explains how to separate yourself from your business, and insodoing make it more valuable, even if you're not thinking of selling.
"John does a masterful job of illuminating the qualities that business buyers look for in a company, and he does it in a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging manner." --Bo Burlingham, author of "Small Giants" (from the Foreword) "There is no tooth fairy for selling a business. It takes planning and a real understanding of what works. I bet you'll find yourself (like me) recommending this book to your friends who want to sell their businesses one day but don't understand what that's going to take." --Seth Godin, author of "Linchpin"