The Business Builder Book Review - Practical, Honest, Illuminates the Path to Success

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The Business Builder, from author Mark Legg, and Wow Publishing, brings to the pages a self-help short read for tradespeople, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and other small business owners, who have decided now is the time to begin their own business.

A self-made man Mr. Legg, one may say, doesn't fit the profile to offer expert advise, other than his successful seven figure trade business, his life isn't lined with an easy walk, or following in his parent's footsteps or an inheritance.


It Must Be Art Book Review - A Kaleidoscope of Mind Blowing Psychedelic Posters


The Business Builder, at 123 pages, is an afternoon read that will change the way an entrepreneurs prospects his business. Clear the calendar, silence the phone, sit down and turn the first page for a story that doesn't seem possible. The Business Builder is practical. And honestly, some of the principles can be applied to anyone who has a business pursuit.

With chapter headings like "Become the best version of yourself," "Start with the End in Mind," "Creating Your action Plan," "Business Legal Status and Knowing your numbers," "Optimising your business and systemization," "Your Network is your net worth," "Wealth creation," and :People Plan" to name a few. Some are specific in practical wisdom to tradespeople, and as Legg is from the UK, all business aspects that deal with systems, taxes and the like are based on the United Kingdom's governmental structure of taxes and business.


'Tis The Season New York Review - A Lovely Holiday Visit To New York City


He also explains the importance of transparency. Every contemporary social media tool and maximizing availability, if its free use it, maximize the tools within your wheelhouse to advance to the next level.

So how did this small yellow book with a huge message make it to my magazine? Serendipity? Chance? Possibly. During my recent trip to London, I ended with a Professional's Meet & Greet arranged by Angela Wendkos Jackson, an ex-pat who operates Exclusive Events, and hosts Professional Networking events, periodically gathering the best of London's professionals for conversation, hors d'oeuvre's and the like. At this event I had the pleasure of meeting many people, one of which was Mark Legg, an extremely successful contractor.

We spoke a bit out his book, The Business Builder, and other projects he has on going and I told him to send me the book and I would review it. The Business Builder, for those who know Mark doesn't come as a surprise, for the majority of those who meet him and see him now, his story is one of inspiration as he gives an honest account of a troubled youth.


Anatomy Of A Great Home Book Review - Beautiful, Practical and Informative


Founded on the truth he tells his story, tinged with failure of too much too soon. Bad news, the least likely, and finally suspended from school permanently. Three strikes before sixteen and by his own admission headed for a life of crime.

With no options he begins working day labor and finds out he's good at it. More than just good at it he has a knack and affinity to the process as contractor work isn't simply swinging a hammer and hoping in a good wind it holds up.

By eighteen he was a qualified painter and decorator. Those days, two short years ago, were so far in the rear view that it was a challenge to remember there was once a day of despair. He was living large.

Not holding back, he explains how during the times when he was living large, he was really living large. And in a short time, after all his hard work, he voluntarily put his business into liquidation. It was no longer salvageable. He lost everything.


101 Things To Do In Key West Book Review - A Guide To One Unforgettable Trip to Paradise (Pictures)


He explains throughout the first chapter, as he steps away from himself and as an objective observer, he dissected his business and the mistakes. After he stopped feeling sorry for himself, he put together a solid business plan, and financial plan and moved into round two. With the taste of success and the sting of defeat he was aware of the precariousness of the entrepreneurial life and flung himself fully into this new phase.

The rest, they say is history. Now with multiple seven figure businesses, he is poised on launching a European based online educational platform for tradespeople.

The Business Builder is available on Amazon.

Haute Tease

  • Jubilate! 42nd Street Moon’s 25th Anniversary Gala

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo, Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors), celebrating its 25th Anniversary in continuous operation, has announced the company's 2018 Gala, JUBILATE!, will be headlined by Moon favorite Klea Blackhurst and will feature special guest star Liz Callaway.

     
  • Tosaly’s Kamaria Heels - Hello Lover and Welcome Home

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Now taking center stage as my favorite “it” footwear is Tosaly’s “Kamaria” heel. Conceived by the “well-heeled” luxury British designer, Toyin Salami, the Kamaria is a tried-and-true statement shoe handmade by master artisans using modern techniques.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Mueller, ISIS Defeat, Brexit, NZ Unites, 2020 Election, Census

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Stopping short of total exoneration, Robert S. Mueller, Special Counsel Investigating the possibility of collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russians to secure a victory in the 2016 Presidential election, indicated the evidence was insufficient.

     
  • Mark Mathews, Voted Best Artist by London Readers of The Metro Newspapers, Drops New Tunes

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Mark Mathews, voted one of the best artists in London by readers of the Metro newspaper, has been described as the hardest working solo artist in the UK, and it is no wonder why with his dedication to touring.

     
  • Money News: World Markets Begin New Year Split; DOW Steady; European Down, Asian Divided

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Dow Jones Industrial rang in the New Year on a high note, during abbreviated trading, and closed 2014 just below the 18,000 point all time record after a bullish year that saw record highs hit Wall Street, lower gasoline prices and resurgence in both investor and economic confidence.

     
  • Celebrities Pay Tribute to Jerry and Elaine Orbach During Launch of Remember How I Love You

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Celebrities, family and friends of the late Jerry and Elaine Orbach gathered recently, at The Snapple Theater Center in Manhattan’s Theater District, to honor them with readings from their newly released book, “Remember How I Love You - Love Letters From An Extraordinary Marriage.”

     
  • Loka To Release Third Album “Northern Oscillations” in October 2017

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Loka releases their third album 'Northern Oscillations' in October 2017, featuring the critically acclaimed single 'Herculaneum Rock', takes us back to 1980 Liverpool and about hopes against hope that might still resonate, there and elsewhere, today.  

  • Beltway Insider: Sequester Gridlock; Obama Signs VAWA; February Job Numbers; Brennan Confirmed; Chavez Dies

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Barack Obama, still reeling from the enactment of the Sequester, received better than expected news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the February Job Numbers took center stage in his economic recovery initiatives.

     
  • Alien Covenant Review - White Knuckle, Pulsating Fear, A Pure Adrenalin Rush

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Alien Covenant, from TSG Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Films, presents an over the top epic space age horror story, a planet haunted from an evil past setting up the ultimate fight for survival.

     
  • Irma Muscles Harvey out of Headlines as Massive Devastation Reported in Wake; Jose Threatens Threepeat

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Hurricane Irma has muscled Houston's devastating Hurricane Harvey out of the headlines as the killer storm leaves an unbelievable display of force, strength and devastation across some of the most pristine and populated Caribbean Islands.

     
  • Ariel Castro Found Hanged to Death in his Cell

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Ariel Castro, the man found guilty of holding three Cleveland women hostage for over a decade and sentence to life plus 1000 years in prison, was found hanged to death in his prison cell.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Jane Fonda Reduces Trousdale Estate Listing After Only One Month

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Two-time Oscar winner and actress extraordinaire, Jane Fonda is one of those rare versatile people who thrives and excels in all situations whether it be in the diverse homes she chooses or the roles she plays in film or in her personal life.

     
  • Mars Needs Moms: A Fun, Family, Sci-Fi Film Adventure!

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Mars Needs Moms, the newest 3-D IMAX animated feature, from Walt Disney Films, Robert Zemeckis and ImageMovers Digital, brings to life an incredible, out-of-this world, action adventure of discovery, friendship, life and love on the Red Planet.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Florida Shooting Sparks Outrage/Pushback Against GOP Policies; Mueller/Trump/Russia; Romney; Pakistan Killer

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting gripped the nation this week as revelations followed of missteps by the FBI who had "tips" and information on the shooter, one month before his deadly rampage that  killed seventeen.

     
  • Business/Finance: Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson Speaks with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street"

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    "Squawk on the Street" host Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money, interviewed Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson who explained recent gains in Starbucks shares, beta testing Starbucks Delivers, java growth in China, Alibaba partnerships and the long game.