From Idea to Exit: The Entrepreneurial Journey is the only book on entrepreneurism designed to explore and uncover the secrets of success within each phase of the business and entrepreneurial life cycle. It is unique in showing the evolution of both the entrepreneur and the entrepreneur’s business from inception to exit. Author Jeff Weber shares his engaging true story from idea generation, through start-up and running to his eventual successful exit by positioning and selling his company to a prominent Fortune 100 corporation. Weber achieves what less than 1% of entrepreneurs are able to do with their business and he shows why most fail at some of the most basic steps.
From Idea to Exit: The Entrepreneurial Journey is not a self centered story of one man’s glory and achievements. It is an instructional blueprint full of unique and new theories and methodologies that can be applied to any business through any stage of development.
- The Entrepreneurial Dreamer who has yet to launch, but desires nothing more than to own his own business someday. The world of entrepreneurism seems filled with mystery and risk to the dreamer and Weber shows how the Entrepreneurial Formula and Risk Box are two determinants to activating the entrepreneur within. How ideas can be generated and actually turned into a business based on a person’s situation and opportunity at hand are central to successful entrepreneurial activation. The tools for entrepreneurial success and the personal and emotional requirements that accompany it are shared to guide the dreamer to a successful launch.
- The Business Owner who has a business running today but wants to know how to grow to the next level of success. This reader may be struggling, unmotivated, trapped, isolated or possibly excelling but unsure what they are managing their business toward. The Sales Equation will reinvigorate the existing business owner to reinvent his company to scale and innovate. Weber stresses how an exit strategy is not for the retiree but for the business planner – now! Maximizing share holder value is the foremost financial objective of the business owner and how a business is positioned today will determine how successful its exit will be in the future. The exit is for the owner/founder – not the business. To maximize wealth and successful business transition an owner needs to understand how innovation creates differentiation and valuable intellectual property.
- The Corporate Manager who desires to establish an environment of innovation, corporate ownership and entrepreneurial spirit. How does a corporation engrain in its employees a desire to think like an entrepreneur – and what does that really mean? Employees are the closest link to the customer and they are the most sensitive to customer pain points. Fostering a corporate culture of innovative thinking that spurs new intellectual capital and creativity serves to differentiate and maintain margins. Corporations can get stale and too inwardly focused on procedure and processes. Weber shares how establishing an Innovation Garden can make everyone in the organization a potential innovator.