Adams-Hall Publishing

Reviews of Fail-Proof Your Business

BENNIE L. THAYER, President of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE): "An excellent real world book. No one goes into business to fail, yet every year hundreds of thousands of people fail to achieve the great American Dream. They didn't understand the basic success concepts Paul Adams explains in Fail-Proof Your Business."


DR. LOUIS LATAIF, Dean, School of Management, Boston University: "Paul Adams has created a valuable guide full of sound counsel and wisdom. It's easy to navigate and is organized in a reader-friendly format."


DOLORES RATCLIFFE, Founder/President of the Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs and President of Corita Communications, Inc.: "Be prepared for no-nonsense practical business strategies to help new and existing business persons succeed/survive. Carefully study the excellent chapters on selling, salesmanship and motivating your sales persons--they are exceptional."


PETER MEEHAN, Director, Newman's Own Organics: "An easy-to-read checklist for any entrepreneur. Concise and realistic."


HERB MYERS, CEO, Boxlight Corporation, Inc. 500 Hall of Fame member: "Great book. Insightful, valuable information."


RICHARD A. HENDERSON, Publisher, HOME BUSINESS Magazine: "A superb road-map for achieving long-term success as a small business owner. With 80 percent of new businesses failing, use Fail-Proof Your Business to get the odds in your favor."


BRIEN BIONDI, Executive Director, Young Entrepreneurs' organization: "This book is right-on! Fail-Proof Your Business will be immensely valuable to entrepreneurs starting a business as well as those trying to grow their business to the next level. Fail-Proof Your Business will save you time and money and will be one of the most useful business books at your side. Paul Adams has captured a wealth of entrepreneurial experiences and knowledge that will provide a strong business vision for entrepreneurs and small business owners."


LILLIAN VERNON, Founder and CEO of Lillian Vernon Corporation: "The tips in Paul Adams's book will help entrepreneurs avoid mistakes and help ensure a successful business. I wish I had Paul's insight and guidance when I started my catalog company 48 years ago."


VICKIE REIERSON, Biz "Book Review" Hostess, Idea Cafe: The Small Business Channel ( "Who should order up this book? If you're dreamin' of starting your own biz--but aren't sure if you got the right ingredients--this book's a must-have appetizer. Adams's well-seasoned voice of experience will help any entrepreneur succeed. Adams is conversational and casual--a very refreshing feature for a biz book. IDEA CAFE's Rating: ***** (our top rating)."


COURTNEY PRICE, Founder and Chairman, Fast/Trac Entrepreneurial Education Foundation: "Adams offers valuable entrepreneurial insights learned from his personal experiences of what can go wrong and right in starting and operating a new venture. His words of caution and advice of how to reduce risk and what causes failure will force you to stop, think and plan before taking the entrepreneurial plunge so you can experience success."


JOHN KNOWLTON, Editor, Business@Home: "Filled with time-honored, real-world examples that can help you and your business survive and thrive."


PAUL FERRARO, ERIC WILLIAMS and BERNIE MIKULA, Partners of The RE/COM Group, Inc., winners of the Entrepreneur Magazine/Office Depot 1998 Small-Business Owner's Award: "If we had read Fail-Proof Your Business when we started RE/COM, it would have saved us five years of trial-and-error because we would have been better able to recognize and avoid the pitfalls of entrepreneurship. If you are thinking of starting your own business and want to be successful, then take the time to read this book. The reward is well worth the investment."


NANCY FLEMING, CPA: "Great common and business sense."


PROFESSOR EDWARD MOLDT, Director, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, University of Iowa: "Fail-Proof Your Business tells it like it really is."


MARLOW CHRISTENSEN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University: "Professor Adams is on the mark. Success in business is not a function of doing the right thing; rather, it is a function of not doing the wrong thing. In today's fast-paced business world, knowing what not to do is very valuable and that is the focus of this book."


STEPHEN CAPLAN, President, KBM Workspace (business-to-business furniture sales): "This is solid, down-to-earth advice and answers for anyone planning a new business or experiencing the pangs of grief associated with being "lost" in the excitement of an existing business."


DR. ROBERT A SCOTT, President, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Chairman and Secretary, American Educational Products, Inc. (NASDAQ): "Dr. Adams uses clear language, with easy-to-read believable examples and simple yet profound suggestions for success. The checklists at the end of each chapter are priceless."


WILLIAM H. CROOKSTON, Ph.D., Certified Marketing Executive, Associate Professor, USC's Marshall School of Business with the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, former board member of the International Sales and Marketing Executives Associations: "Adams clearly and concisely debunks common myths about emergent businesses. His approach is to take possible failures through practical problem solving and show usable solutions. Selling section is strong."