The Purpose Is Profit (Hardcover)
The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business
Greenleaf Book Group Press, 9781626342903, 328pp.
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
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Do you feel the pull to start your own business?
Tired of working for others and dealing with office politics, eager for control and more money, Ed "Skip" McLaughlin certainly felt it. When he left his high-level corporate position to start not one but two new businesses, his colleagues' reaction was disbelief:
People told me I was crazy. "You are going to fail "
One of his businesses did fail, but the other thrived. Ed bootstrapped it into an Inc. 500 company and later sold it to a Fortune 100 company. Now, you can learn from his experience--what to do and what not to do--to create your own successful startup. The Purpose Is Profit eliminates the mystery of becoming an entrepreneur. You will learn--
- Why distinctive competence trumps passion
- Where and when to get funding without losing control
- How to build an entrepreneurial brand that lasts
- Why profit should be factored into every business decision
- How ethical behavior breeds trust and unlocks profit
As a bonus, The Purpose Is Profit includes two manuals: The Startup Roadmap details the 21 steps you should take to build a profitable business. The Startup Funding Guide delivers the tools you need to fund your business.
About the Author
Ed "Skip" McLaughlin Ed is the founder of four businesses and is currently running Blue Sunsets LLC, a real estate and angel investment firm. He bootstrapped his first business, United Systems Integrators (USI) Corporation, a corporate real estate outsourcing firm, and grew it into an Inc. 500 company. In 2001, Ed earned Entrepreneur of the Year honors from Ernst & Young. In 2005, he sold USI to Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company, and at that point, became CEO of JCI's Global Workplace Business for the Americas. A member of the Board of Governors for Tufts Medical Center, Ed founded its David E. Wazer Breast Cancer Research Fund. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. Active in philanthropy, Ed lives with his wife in Connecticut and has three adult children. Email: Ed@ThePurposeIsProfit.com LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/EdSkipMcLaughlin Twitter: @purposeisprofitWyn Lydecker Wyn is the founder of Upstart Business Planning, where she works with entrepreneurs to develop plans that answer the questions investors ask most often. Previously, she was Managing Director of Business Plans International in New York and Co-Director of the Small Business Resource Center at Norwalk Community College. Wyn has an MBA in finance and marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She serves on the board of a local nonprofit she helped found, At Home In Darien. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and has two adult children. Email: Wyn@ThePurposeIsProfit.com LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/WynLydeckerPaul McLaughlin Paul is an associate with Deloitte in the Financial Advisory Services Group in the Real Estate Consulting Practice. Previously, Paul served as vice president of Blue Sunsets LLC, where he was responsible for real estate projects and specific angel investments. He has a BA in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. Email: Paul@ThePurposeIsProfit.com LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/PaulPMcLaughlin