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Do you own a business that isn’t living up to its potential? Are you feeling frustrated by your company’s lack of growth, profit, or value creation? Do your employees wait for you to make decisions, instead of driving your organization forward? If you are facing one or more of the above scenarios, Buyable shows you a way out of this joyless rut. You can remodel your business into a self-managing, fast-growing, and highly profitable enterprise that allows you to live the life that you desire.
The secret is to build Buyability into your business—and to do it before your company succumbs to the natural forces working against its success. When you consider that the life span of the average small business is less than nine years, that most companies never mature into the valuable businesses their owners intend, and that only 1 in 12 ventures ever finds a buyer, you can understand why it’s urgent that you transform your organization into a Buyable Business now.
Owning a Buyable Business—a business that others want to buy or invest in because they recognize its value and potential—allows you to enjoy the personal freedom of having a self-managing company that yields you the capital you need to pursue your personal purpose: the reason you were put on this earth. A Buyable Business also lets you manifest the ideal lifestyle that you deserve to live, and it’s fun to grow and develop. You can use it to create and nurture great relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs and to build a worthwhile personal legacy.
The good news is that any viable enterprise can be turned into a Buyable Business, by methodically following the guidance laid out in this book. If you have the desire to create an extraordinary company, this book can help you articulate where you’re going; orchestrate your business into a self-managing, thriving entity; engineer in value drivers that boost growth; and lay a solid foundation for an eventual transaction in which you capture part or all of the value that you have created. And when you finally own that Buyable Business, you may find you never want to part with it.
Keep or sell, Buyable shows you the fastest, straightest, and simplest route to Buyability.
Praise for Steve Preda’s earlier books:
“Steve’s experiences and anecdotes are immediately applicable to anyone running a business. His points of view are provocative, enlightening and a lot of fun to read.”
— Matt Williams, Managing Partner, Brand Federation
“Steve Preda has accomplished an impressive feat with a book that’s full of insightful, valuable perspectives on business, while presenting a vulnerable look into his own experience. This book offers something to every business person.”
— Clyde Northrop, Master Chair, Vistage International
“Excellent read! It brought back memories of some of the most challenging and bizarre assignments when I was advising at Matrix. I do have several takeaways that I plan to apply immediately with RTK Family Capital.”
— Jeffrey G. Moore, Principal, RTK Family Capital
“This book describes several scenarios that we ran into while working on mergers and acquisitions transactions for three different businesses that I was either selling or trying to purchase. The author’s assessment and analyses into the motivations of both parties is spot on.”
— Shane Burnette, Division President and Owner, Schell Brothers
“I found this book fresh, eye opening and insightful. I would have done a better job of both selling my previous business and buying my new company, had I read this book beforehand. It is chock-full of insights that are crucial for both the aspiring and the seasoned entrepreneur.”
— Rob White, FASTSIGNS of Central Virginia
Ebook available for reviews: 12/1/2020
Audio book available for reviews 1/15/2021
Influencer/library/news outlet outreach 12/1/2021-3/2/21
Amazon Pre-order Period: 3/3 - 5/31/2021
Podcast and news interviews: 3/3 - 6/30/2021