Saturday, July 30, 2011

My ULTIMATE FAV Woman CEO! @Oprah: Here I am "CEO-ing" in my new office at OWN in LA!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

If you are writing a book too, you might like reading actual comments from my book editor...

This is an excerpt from the Editorial Letter I received on my book from Bessie at CreateSpace. I have a little work to do but overall, not bad! (email me if you want to read the entire 5 pages)

Exit! Overview
Exit! is a very well-written book. Your readers will find it extremely handy—whether they are the type to read every word or the type to zone in on the highlighted points and skim the rest. You anticipate the needs, concerns, and issues facing your readers so well, and your readers will appreciate your ability to understand what they are going through as well as your depth of experience and your excellent communication skills. You also write so well about human nature and the psychology of the selling process—topics I would guess are all too often overlooked. Most of my comments and suggestions deal with relatively minor grammatical issues and consistency of formatting, but these are simple corrections to make. Overall, you have written an excellent book that makes what could be a dry and/or complicated topic downright pleasant to read about. Well done.

Exit! Main Objective
You certainly hit the mark with your purpose here. Your points are clearly mapped out, presented well, explained thoroughly, and communicated in language that is easy to understand. Your tone is knowledgeable, helpful, and positive. You do a great job of covering all of your bases thoroughly while not getting too wordy or going off on tangents. You stay true to the roadmap you present from the beginning and tie up all issues and even present them in a nice and easy-to-reference summary at the end. Your readers will be very happy to have you as their guide through a complicated process that you have made less scary and more achievable.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thanks for an AMAZING day of mentorship @bestsellerbob @brendonburchard @timferris and @steveharrison. Thanks for ALWAYS over delivering :)

Buzz is Building for the EXIT! Book!

Here is a sneak peak at the introduction for the EXIT! Book written by Jim Horan, President of The One Page Business Plan Company (

Jim has sold MILLIONS of books to business owners and I am grateful for hit time and support of this project! Here is (I'm SO EXCITED!!):

"Most people can’t or won’t think about how or when they will exit from their business unless they are force to. They know this will be one of the most significant events in their life that will impact them, their family, partners, employees and possibly their community. The continuous postponement of planning the exit from one’s business is a serious mistake.

Failing to proactively plan your exit means you run the risk you will be forced to sell your company because of unexpected health, personal or family events, poor economic conditions, poor management decisions, fraud, bankruptcy and other disastrous business ending events. Selling a business under duress is never a happy event. It also may mean the people the most important to you will have to tackle and manage this process because you can’t.

Here is the good news!

In this book, Julie Gordon White does an amazing job of demystifying and simplifying the process of how to exit from your business. She clearly explains the 12 steps you must take to sell your business for the price you want and deserve. This is a comprehensive “how to” manual that covers the entire process, step by step.

The author immediately answers the questions most sellers what to know like, when is the best time to sell my business? How do I calculate what my business is worth? What is the profile of the buyer who will be willing to buy my business at the price and terms I want and deserve? Plus much more and her explanations are clear and understandable.

Like your business? Not in a hurry to sell?

This is the perfect time to begin to learning the steps and processes on how to exit your business. I encourage you do a quick read of the entire book and then calculate the value of your business using Julie’s easy formula. If you are not happy with the result, use this book as a tool to assess your business. Rethink how you are operating your business. Ask yourself what changes can I make that will improve my valuation… then make a plan and begin to implement those changes. I also encourage you to explore the many checklists she provides and begin to make a list of the next steps you are going to take. Be proactive… your business is an important asset!

People who have sold one or more businesses say when they start a new business they immediately begin to think about who the potential buyer(s) is going to be… and then build the business they will want to buy. It is solid advice.

Read EXIT! today. It’s a small investment of your time. I promise it will generate an exponential return on your investment. I also think you will enjoy the process.

Jim Horan, Author, Consultant, Speaker
President, The One Page Business Plan Company"

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Great info! RT @IncMagazine: How to take advantage of the government's new Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program.
Well said RT@AuthorDavidBach: "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.".- Maya Angelou

Friday, July 22, 2011

She Likes Me!

I just received a note back from my editor and she gave me a HUGE THUMBS UP, so I guess the EXIT! Book wont's be too dry of a pill to swallow!!! Kind of like medicine- doesn't tast good but it sure makes you feel better- especially if it's bubble gum flavored :) I will share her summary comments soon... Make it a great day! jgw

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

All business owners have challenges. Define yours and decide how you will overcome them but don't forge ahead alone. I guarantee there's an olive branch nearby!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Feeling grateful for independence. Don't waste it. Walk confidently towards your dreams, leave no stone unturned & don't worry about the outcome. Happy 4th!