This book is a business survival guide. It is not enough to be technically competent in today's fiercely competitive world. Being successful in business requires a well-honed set of business skills, knowledge, continuing education and an insatiable appetite for success. The home and commercial building inspection industry is still in its infancy. The recent economic recession has spurred its growth. Buyers are no longer willing to buy foreclosed and vacant properties without having them inspected. The risk of not getting an inspection is too great. As many as 80% of all new businesses fail. The good news is that it is not too hard to be one of the survivors. Small business owners and operators mistakenly believe that their technical capabilities will see them through. They need more. Developing good business skills and habits will enable you not only to survive but to prosper and flourish. "An Opinion is Mandatory" is one step on your path to success!