“This is a work of immense value to business owners and executives who seek a firm hand and honest voice in navigating the rapids of business success and sustainability. Paul Menig provides candid advice that will appeal to the bold and mature.”
“Growth is not an end in itself. You can go broke trying to grow (and the statistics in this book will stun you about that). But profitable growth is the hallmark of long-lived, successful firms. Paul Menig provides you with the ‘tough love’ to get there.”
Alan Weiss, PhD, Author, Million Dollar Consulting, Million Dollar Maverick, and over 60 other books
In Accelerating Start to Finish, Paul Menig shines light on the seven forces that can either work against your business or can be harnessed for sustained success. Menig offers no quick fixes for common business woes, but he does provide a reliable framework for achieving profitable growth. Any leadership team willing to do the hard work of self-evaluation and strategic planning around these seven forces will surely reap the rewards. Read this book with a willingness to execute each chapter’s action items, and you’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
I hadn’t visited your website for a few weeks. As I was reading your manuscript, I was thinking of the seven forces and the diagram you use. I thought it would be helpful for this to be something interactive on your website. Just today I visited your website, and it was all there. Nice work!
Andy Tobin, Owner/General Manager Thermal Modification Technologies
Business is complex from start to finish—the longer you stay in business the more complex it grows! Paul Menig is a seasoned and successful veteran of Fortune 500 companies General Electric, Eaton and Daimler. He understands business, people, and process! Accelerating Start to Finish is a refreshing, valuable playbook with lots of insights that will help business owners and corporate executives take their game plan to the next level of success! What makes this book invaluable are the no-nonsense, show-stopping questions Paul challenges readers to answer—and if they can’t answer them or won’t do the research, he cautions them they are putting their business at risk!
Jim Horan, President, The One Page Business Plan Company
Paul Menig is an expert in business growth. Moreover, he’s an expert in helping businesses keep more money by creating a thoughtful and strategic plan built around common sense objectives. Paul’s vast experience in “purposeful planning” is exactly what’s needed for businesses and organizations of all sizes and industries. While everyone would agree that strategic business planning is important, Paul actually lays out an outline to assure that the work and implementation get done. Each chapter concludes with a “Do Now” section to help the reader take the most critical concepts and put them into action. Additionally, his ideas on leveraging technology to help leverage growth and profitability are exciting. There are a lot of business books in the market. Paul’s stands out based on his no-nonsense, straightforward style, matched with his high level of expertise, experience, and 21st-century “toolkit.” I highly recommend this book to any business leader and executive.
Dan Weedin, Author, Unleashed Leadership