Built to Sell by John Warrillow
Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

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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.


About John Warrillow

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JOHN WARRILLOW is the founder of The Sellability Score (www.sellabilityscore.com) and has started and exited four companies. He is a sought-after speaker and angel investor. He also contributes regularly to Inc.com and The Globe and Mail.
Published April 28, 2011 by Portfolio. 188 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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These 17 gems are really a roadmap for taking a service business and treating it like a product business, then selling it off for the best price achievable.

Apr 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Built to Sell: Creating a Bus...

American Chronicle

Ted tells Alex that by adapting to these changes he [Alex] could lessen any potential earn out in a future sale and construct some balance into his business which was lopsided when he, and not his specialized logo service, was the business.

Feb 21 2010 | Read Full Review of Built to Sell: Creating a Bus...

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