The Facts Of Business Life

What Every Successful Business Owner Knows That You Don’t

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Do you know that all successful business owners use the same basic operating model regardless of the industry they’re in?

Do you know what this operating model looks like?

If you don’t know what this model is, how can you expect to succeed or maximize your success?

The Facts of Business Life presents the seven facts that every successful business owner knows, including:

  • If You Don’t Lead, No One Will Follow
  • If You Don’t Control It, You Don’t Own It
  • Protecting Your Company’s Assets Should Be Your First Priority
  • Planning Is About Preparing for the Future, Not Predicting It
  • If You Don’t Market Your Business, You Won’t Have One
  • The Marketplace Is a War Zone
  • You Don’t Just Have to Know the Business You’re In, You Have to Know Business

Devoting one chapter to each Fact, the book explains what it is, what it means, and, most important, how it can help entrepreneurs achieve success and stay away from potentially harmful mistakes.

Being a successful business owner means more than knowing one’s industry and understanding the basic concepts of leadership, management, or motivation. It means being able to master many areas of business, and knowing how each of these areas relate to and build on each other

Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief,
Forbes Media

What does it really mean to be an entrepreneur?

“Bill McBean has both the experience and the acute insights to give entrepreneurs the must-know basics in an easy-to-grasp way. He does just that with The Facts of Business Life, which provides an invaluable ‘long view’ on what it really means to be an entrepreneur. Businesses, like civilizations, have particular life cycles. This is the first business book I know of that is structured around the customary life cycle of a company and the skills required at each juncture. I especially like the author’s thoughts on ‘building-in’ your exit strategy early on.”

MANY BUSINESS BOOKS INCREASE THEIR READERS’ KNOWLEDGE—THE FACTS OF BUSINESS LIFE NOT ONLY INCREASES THAT KNOWLEDGE, IT SHOWS YOU HOW TO TURN IT INTO PROFITS.