Build a Business, Not a Job: Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back

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Bradstreet and Sons, 2016 - Business & Economics - 135 pages
If you're a business owner who wants to accelerate your company's growth, but do it in a way that enables you to get your life back, this bestseller is for you. Inside you'll find a concrete, step-by-step map to empower you to build an owner-independent company and get your life back. You'll Learn:- The only sustainable way to escape the Self-Employment Trap(tm)- The 4 most costly excuses that hold business owners back- The 8 essential building blocks upon which to scale your company- 25 formats to package your business systems- A powerful 1-page quarterly action plan format- 6 time mastery strategies to free up a full day each week to build your business- And much more...

About the author (2016)

David Finkel is an ex-Olympic-level athlete turned business multimillionaire and is one of the nation's most respected business thinkers. A Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek best-selling author of 10 business books, including coauthor of SCALE: 7 Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back, with cofounder Jeff Hoffman. David is the founder and CEO of Maui Mastermind® (, one of the world's premier business coaching companies, which has worked with more than 100,000 business owners, helping them grow their companies and get their lives back. David's business coaching clients enjoy an average annual growth rate of 64.2 percent while at the same time increasing their companies' żOwner Independenceż by an average of 97.4 percent per year. Over the past 20 years, David and the other Maui coaches and advisors have personally scaled companies with an aggregate market value of $63 billion. His weekly business owner e-letter is read by 100,000 business owners around the world, and his syndicated business articles on and garner over 150,000 readers every year. His work has been featured in such prestigious media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, International Business Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, MSNBC, and Inc. magazine. An in-demand keynote speaker, David's message of how to grow a business by strengthening its core systems, team, and culture has galvanized business audiences around the globe. He and his wife Heather and their three sons live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Stephanie Harkness has been a serial entrepreneur for more than 35 years, with eight successful businesses under her direct leadership. For 25 years, her primary focus was JunoPacific, which runs a 24/7 operation serving the medical device and life sciences markets where precision engineering, short lead times, and class 1000 cleanrooms are required by exacting customer requirements to support FDA contract manufacturing and assembly. Co-owned with her husband Jack, their company, with 300 employees, shepherded more than 100 start-ups through funding by venture capitalists with the expected outcome of acquisition or IPO. She led in the development of their corporate boards and executive teams. The majority of customers were successful in raising capital, building products for FDA approval, and securing a successful outcome for shareholders. Five years ago Stephanie and Jack sold this thriving company to a private manufacturing enterprise focused on growing its presence in Silicon Valley by having the top brand in the country for medical device projects in its portfolio. Stephanie's past awards include the Freedom Award presented by the National Association of Manufacturers (two other recipients have been Ronald Reagan and Henry Ford), and #5 in the Business Journal Top 50 Women Business Owners in California; she was named Customer of the Year and featured in Wells Fargo Bank's Annual Shareholder Report, as well as National Woman Business Owner.A former client of Maui Mastermind, Stephanie has volunteered as a Maui Advisor since 2007, paying it forward to other business owners and helping them make their businesses more successful.

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