The Best Books for Business Owners of 2009

Early Exits by Basil Peters
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Early Exits by Basil Peters

Written by a seasoned early-stage investor, Early Exits is a must-read for any entrepreneur who has wrestled with the dilemma of taking outside funding. Peters makes the case that marching toward an exit is a good thing, and not nearly as impossible as it may seem. A surprising number of business owners are cashing out after only two-to-five years and for between $5 million and $30 million, he asserts—making this period, for all its turbulence, a golden era for entrepreneurs. (An e-book format is available on the author's website, BasilPeters.com.) Recommended by Bo Burlingham.