Don't Buy the Book

Wait -- If you own a Kindle, don't buy the book! Thanks to a special deal with Amazon.com, it will be FREE for Kindle owners this weekend, March 10-11, 2012.

Here's a link to the book on Amazon.com:

 

How I Sold My Business: A Personal DiaryAs its name implies, How I Sold My Business is the story of how I sold my small company, told in a diary format.

Based on what I went through, I think there are at least four great reasons to buy the book:
 

1) Inside stories of the sales process

In the book I share stories about the process of selling a business that you won't find anywhere else, including:

  • How to work with business brokers.
  • How to really put a value on your company's worth.
  • Handling meetings and negotiations with potential buyers.
  • How to handle all sorts of problems you'll run into when selling your company.

2) The book I wanted to read before I sold my company

Other books about selling a business are typically written by accountants and business valuators who try to explain complex formulas about how to value your business, but in addition to the complexity of their approaches, they don't talk about the process and emotions you'll go through during (and after) the sales process. 

While I was selling my company I made many small notes before and after all my meetings, and eventually published some of those notes on this website. After receiving many encouraging comments like “Thank you!”,  “This will help me make money”, and “You should write a book”, well, the book is finally here.

In addition to all of my notes, the book includes (a) the all-new chapter on 12 Lessons Learned, and (b) additional notes from the five years that have followed since I sold my business.

3) A terrific investment

This book is an investment. Think of it this way: How much money would you be willing to spend to make thousands of additional dollars when you sell your business? If just one tip from this $4.99 book makes you only a thousand dollars, it will still be one of the best investments you ever made.

In addition to being a great resource for people interested in buying or selling a business, this book can also be beneficial if you want to learn the “behind the scenes” stories of being a partner in a small business.

4) This companion website

When you buy How I Sold My Business, not only do you get the eBook, you also get access to this website. In the next few weeks we'll have a blog and discussion forum here, where you'll be able to create your own user account and ask any questions you have related to the process of buying or selling a business.

Summary

In the end, I've found that it comes down to this:

“Learn from my experience (and mistakes) and make more money on your deal.”

Click the image below to preview or buy my book on Amazon.com: