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"I've read the book; why do I need the course?"

If you have read Built to Sell, you have a good foundation and this course will push you further—challenging you to apply the lessons in Built to Sell to your own business.

“Who teaches the course?”

John Warrillow, the bestselling author of Built to Sell: Creating A Business That Can Thrive Without You, will be your personal instructor throughout the course. The course includes John’s 32 unique videos, and he personally dedicates one hour each week to answer students’ specific questions during the course discussion forum.

“But I already know what companies in my industry are worth—so why would I still need to take the course?”

If you’re like a lot of entrepreneurs, you use your Profit & Loss (P&L) statement as your report card at the end of the year. You may even use your P&L to figure out what your company is worth by applying a multiple to your profit. But having worked with more than 17,000 entrepreneurs using The Value Builder SystemTM, we’ve seen examples of companies that fetch up to three times more than the average price for companies in their industry.

Likewise, we’ve seen cases where companies are worth less than half the average multiple of their peer group.

“The Built To Sell program is a simple and clarifying first step to selling your business. It outlines very clearly the key indicators of a healthy, sellable business in an easy-to-follow format. It gave me a lot to think about, and even though I'm many years away from selling my business, I now have a guideline and resource to turn to as I prepare for that eventuality. Thanks, John!”
--Jerilyn Kass, President at Higher Standards Academy

“Why would one company be worth two or three times more than a similar company in the same industry?”

The secret to getting a premium over your industry’s standard multiple is to be able to look at your business through the lens of a buyer. Having analyzed the acquisition offers received by more than 17,000 businesses, we have discovered that there are eight factors that impact your company’s value in the eyes of an acquirer more than which industry you are in.

During this course you’ll learn how to:

  • Increase your score on each of the eight drivers acquirers care about most.
  • Maximize your company’s overall value.
  • Find strategic buyers for your business.
  • Structure your business like Jason Fried re-positioned Basecamp to maximize its value.
  • Accelerate the pace of positive word-of-mouth for your business, using the same technique as companies like Eventbrite, Intuit, Google and Apple.
  • Boost your company’s cash flow in the same way Harley Davidson finances its business.
  • Differentiate your business using the same methodology Warren Buffet looks for in the companies in which he invests.
  • Minimize your company’s reliance on your personal involvement using some of the strategies Tim Ferriss used to reduce the time he spent in his business to just four hours a week.

“Is this a scam?”

No. The foundation of this course is a quantitative analysis of the 17,000 business owners who use The Value Builder SystemTM. The first step every entrepreneur takes when they start working with us is to get their Value Builder Score. We have analyzed more than 17,000 unique business- es and we’ve identified eight factors that contribute to getting higher than average offers.

To give you an idea of how much these eight factors impact the value of your company, let’s take a look at the numbers. The average Value Builder Score is 60 out of a possible 100.

And the average offer our users have received to buy their business is 3.8 times pre-tax profit.

But when we isolate the cohort of our users who achieved a Value Builder Score of 80 or above, the average offer is 6.3 times pre-tax profit—almost double that of the normal user.

“What will be my return on investment?”

Let’s imagine you have a business generating $200,000 in pre-tax profit with an average Value Builder Score (60 out of 100). Based on the statistics, we would expect your business to be worth around $710,000 ($200,000 x 3.55).

Now let’s imagine you take the Built to Sell online course, take action on the recommendations, and improve your Value Builder Score to 80 out of 100. Assuming your business is generating the same $200,000 in profit, we would now expect it to be worth around $1,220,000 ($200,000 x 6.1). You would increase the value of your business by $500,000 without changing your level of profitability.

“I’ve always assumed a company’s value is determined by its industry but as a graduate of this course, I now see there are eight factors that have the power to deliver a significant premium over industry average multiples.”
--Valerie Koenig, Founder of Business Plans Hawaii

“Who should take the course?”

While all entrepreneurs will receive value from the course, the ideal participant is a business owner running a profitable company with annual revenue of between $500,000 and $6,000,000; and the course is appropriate for all industries.

“Is there a money-back guarantee?”

Yes. Even if you took action on just one of the 25 recommendations throughout the course, you would get an exponential return on your investment. Take action on 5 or 10 of the recommend- ations and your investment in the course becomes a pittance relative to the increased value of your business.

Even so, we’re offering a 100% guarantee. If you’re unhappy for any reason, simply let us know within 14 days of your purchase (support@valuebuildersystem.com) and we will refund the cost of the course, no questions asked.

“How do I get started?”

Simply click on the button below to view the syllabus and sign up.