The guide to making money the Warren Buffett way
The book that presents the same fundamentals that Warren Buffet used to turn an initial $105,000 investment into a $40 billion fortune in a way the general reader can apply, Building A Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love is a succinct, logical, and straightforward guide to financial success. Highlighting one simple message: that Warren Buffett successfully invests in great businesses with strong fundamentals, it argues that these fundamentals can be replicated in a small business to yield outstanding results. Offering a solution for people wanting to start a business to provide additional income in today's uncertain economy, and designed to help entrepreneurs build fundamentally sound, small businesses using Warren Buffett's business investment perspective, the book covers:
An overview of Warren Buffett's investment methodology and how it applies to small businessesThe details of the Buffett investment criteria a consumer monopoly, strong earnings, low long term debt, and high ROE with the ability to reinvest earnings and the application of these fundamentals to both start-up and existing small businesses
An approach to building a small business that applies the well respected principles of Warren Buffett, the book presents an exciting new look at the steps to success that have been proven trustworthy by one of the richest men in the world.
Adam Brownlee is the author of three books on business and investing. As the former Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at Western Kentucky University, he has assisted hundreds of small business owners in making key decisions about the refinement and reformation of their businesses.
Foreword ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction Painting the Picture of the Ideal Business 1 Chapter 1 Buffett and the Fundamental Business Perspective 9 Chapter 2 The Importance of a Consumer Monopoly or Toll Bridge 19 Chapter 3 Strong, Consistent, and Growing Earnings 31 Chapter 4 Emphasizing a High Return on Equity 51 Chapter 5 Retained Earnings The Fuel for the Engine of Compounding Returns 81 Chapter 6 The Tumor of Long-Term Debt 131 Chapter 7 Keeping Up with the Joneses 147 Chapter 8 With Healthy Net and Gross Margins 157 Chapter 9 Building a Small Business That Warren Buffett Would Love Finishing the Landscape 167 Epilogue 175 Notes 185 About the Author 189 Index 191