Sources: Amplify Publishing, Herndon, Va.; CP staff
Former Ohio ready mixed producer Jim Spurlino has written Business Bullseye: Take Dead Aim and Achieve Great Success, a practical and effective guide for small- to medium-sized entities. Among the thousands of businesses launched each year, he observes, many fail at the hands of owners who lack the knowledge or focus needed to prosper. Business Bullseye stresses a key facet of the planning process for a company: Identify a precise target goal and place it at the forefront of every business decision.
Written for entrepreneurs from all walks of business and life, the book provides the insight, tools, and guidance needed to propel a business to new heights. Punctuated by real-life stories, it inspires, entertains, and combines salient business lessons with spot-on advice. “Key leadership lessons are brought to light through vivid, real-life stories,” observes John Pepper, former chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble. “This book touches on every important aspect of creating and sustaining a successful business.”
Combining hard work and a personal investment of $40,000, the author founded Spurlino Materials in Middletown, Ohio, building a reputation for quality ready mixed concrete and excellent service. Jim Spurlino grew the business to encompass three additional Ohio sites, three Indiana satellites, and a national portable plant division that secured concrete supply contracts from Pennsylvania to Arizona. Among the latter’s largest jobs were the Bristol Motor Speedway in Virginia and Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. Tennessee fast-mover Smyrna Ready Mix acquired Spurlino Materials in late 2017. — http://jimspurlino.com