Own Your Future

Straight Talk about How to Buy a Business and Build Your Future

by Bill Grunau



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/6/2009

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9780595515615
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9780595520404

About the Book

"Rarely do you come across a book that provides hands on practical advice in every chapter. Bill's real life experiences as an entrepreneur, CEO, and business broker leave the reader with a blueprint for business acquisitions. Ivory tower theory is not going to go a long way in an acquisition, one needs to get down in the trenches as Bill explains chapter by chapter.”
—Karl Fava, Principal, Business Financial Consultants

“Bill’s polished style of writing reflects a common sense approach to buyer and seller concerns through the acquisition and divestiture process. A must read for first-time buyers and sellers of privately held businesses.”
—Glenn Haddad, Corporate Trainer and Business Intermediary

“I couldn’t recommend a more salient primer for persons interested in purchasing a business. Bill Grunau distills the complexities of the purchase and sale of businesses into a plain English and common sense-format that will allow inexperienced buyers or sellers to confidently spot and navigate potential minefields in the transaction. Undoubtedly, the book can allow its reader to make better decisions—ones that will lead to successful results, profitability and peace of mind!”
—Thomas Lombardi, Founding Partner, Palmer, Lombardi, Donohue Law Firm

Learn the ins and outs of buying privately held businesses and take the first step to accomplishing your dreams and becoming a success in Own Your Future.

William Grunau, a corporate executive and entrepreneur with decades of experience, explains how you, too, can become your own boss. In this comprehensive guide on owning your own future, you’ll learn:

  • How to finance an acquisition with Small Business Administration financing;
  • How to use your 401K or IRA funds to buy a business without penalties or taxes;
  • How to write offers;
  • How to conduct due diligence;
  • How to develop a 100-day and first-year plan;
  • How to develop an exit strategy;
  • And much more!
Unveil the mystery and secrets behind how deals are really done that only the insiders know. With this book, the process is demystified with step-by-step practical examples, tools, and tips that are easy to follow and apply.

Whether you are ready to search for the right business, obtain financing, or determine the value of what you want to buy, Grunau carefully guides you every step of the way. It’s time to stop sitting on your hands; it’s time to Own Your Future.

About the Author

Bill Grunau's experience includes both small business and big business. He has worked on all three sides of M&A and business sale transactions, buyer, seller and intermediary; which gives him the unique experience and perspective of seeing the deal from both sides of the table, including the middle. Bill's experience as a senior executive includes successfully turning around troubled companies, launching new product lines, as well as global business experience including Asia and Europe.

Bill’s career started early, working as a teen in a variety of jobs from restaurants to a construction lineman, joining the Army at eighteen and serving three years in the Signal Corps; an unlikely beginning for an eventual corporate executive and CEO. His corporate career has run the gamut from engineer, to Vice President, and CEO positions of high tech companies. Bill has been a CEO of privately held high tech companies as well as a senior executive of publicly traded companies; consequently he has a unique perspective and understanding of both small business and big business.

Bill and his wife Cerisa opened a VR Business Brokers franchise office in Orange County California and he now works at the VR Global Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

You can visit Bill’s blog at www.mybusinessbroker.com