The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth: How The Smartest Business Owners Build Their Fortunes

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An often overlooked secret to creating wealth as a business owner has little to do with actually running the business. Marketing, customer service, quality products, and more are required to make a business successful...but when it comes to creating real and lasting wealth, there's a secret formula that all business owners have access to but not all realize. As both a small business lender and a small business owner himself, Chris Hurn has a bird's eye view of how businesses create wealth, as well as an in-the-trenches perspective on the habits and thought processes of successful entrepreneurs.   In The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth, Chris unlocks the secret of how small business owners can create wealth and explains the myriad decisions that must be made along the way. Plenty of books describe how entrepreneurs can generate new ideas or keep employees happy. But no other business book outlines in such detail -- or with such authority -- how to actually develop the wealth behind the business.

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"If you want to learn hands-on strategies for your own financial freedom, then you should devour this book."
-T. Harv Eker, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

"I have used Chris's methodology three times, and was able to both expand my business and add another revenue stream that builds over the years. In the long run, the result is a dramatically improved net worth."
-Jay Goltz, Lead Small Business Blogger for the New York Times, author of The Street Smart Entrepreneur and owner of five Chicago businesses

"If you are an entrepreneur who wants to do something simple, to the point, and satisfying in order to grow your net worth, you have found the perfect book."
-Eric Abrahamson, Hughie E. Mills Professor of Business Management at Columbia Business School and author of the international bestseller A Perfect Mess

"Every business owner looking to get the proverbial 'next level' ought to read this book to learn one of the best ways to create wealth, while simultaneously growing your business."
-Sam Calagione, President and Founder of Dogfish Head Brewery

"This book is a must-read for today's Main Street entrepreneur. He's a champion of America's small business owners and in this book, he literally pulls back the curtain and shows you what is truly possible by following his advice."
- Bob Coleman, Founder of Coleman Publishing (the leading media authority in small business lending) and author of Money Money Everywhere, But Not a Drop for Main Street

About the Author:

Chris Hurn is the CEO and Cofounder of Mercantile Capital Corporation, a small business lender specializing in commercial real estate financing that helps business owners build wealth. Mercantile is a three-time Inc. 500|5000 honoree and a three-time SBA Financial Services Champion. Chris' first book, The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth, is about how business owners can create wealth for themselves outside the day-to-day operations of the business and thrive regardless of economic conditions. 

Chris has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Franchise Times, the Sacramento Bee and many other national and regional publications; he's appeared on FOX Business news six times as well as PBS' Nightly Business Report to discuss what can be done to help small business owners grow and create jobs; and he's testified in person and submitted written testimonies this year to both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives in hopes of improving the credit situation for small businesses. Additionally, he blogs at 504blog.com and writes a column for The Huffington Post. 

After graduating from Loyola University Chicago with two magna cum laude bachelor degrees, Chris earned a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Center (formerly at the Wharton School of Business) and briefly pursued a law degree at Georgetown University Law Center (he left after his first year, deciding the world already had enough lawyers). He later worked as a business consultant and financier with GE Capital, and then as CFO for the NAI Realvest group of companies, before cofounding Mercantile Capital Corporation in late 2002. 

Chris also serves as the Chairman, CEO, and cofounder of Kennedy's All-American Barber Club, an upscale barbershop franchise with a proprietary membership model and locations up and down the eastern seaboard.

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