My name is Don Kermath, a small business owner like you.
“You’ve got to be crazy.” That’s what I said to my business partner and now ex-wife 25 years ago when she suggested we open an indoor tanning salon. “Don’t you know the sun is bad for you?” I explained.
Additionally, at the time we had a handful of employees running a professional commercial janitorial business. I was a US Army researcher by day and janitor some nights and weekends. Neither of us knew anything about retail or indoor tanning.
After extensive research trying to prove my hypothesis – she’s crazy, I discovered the truth. I was crazy for my irrational fear of the sun. I learned you need sunshine like you need food, air, and water. I learned sunburn, not sunshine, was the real danger and easily avoided in the controlled environment of a professional indoor tanning salon.
Along the way, we learned marketing, finance, operations, human resources, and much much more about running small businesses of many types. I received invitations to speak at conventions, consult small business owners, and conduct employee training.
Has anyone ever said to you, “You should write a book.”?
More times than I can count.
Two decades later here is the first draft of that book.
This book is for small business owners who want to avoid the pain and minimize the expense of recruiting, hiring, and retaining superstar part-time employees.
My hope is for you and all small business owners to make and save tons of money from the advice found in this book.
I’d really be in your debt and grateful if you'd give the book a review in these five areas.
1. Mark obvious spelling/grammar mistakes (Highlight in the PDF)
2. Areas unclear or leave you uncertain (
Crossout text in the PDF)
3. Holes or incomplete information (Add Sicky Note to elaborate)
4. Thoughts on overall ease and difficulty to read
5. Overall completeness- is it ready to be sold online
I’d like to send the book to a copy editor by Friday so I’d need your comments back by Thursday.
With your permission, I’d like to recognize your contribution with an acknowledgment inside the book. I was thinking about listing your name, business, and business city and state. Of course, I’ll send you the book.
Return comments by Thursday this week via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, I’ll be in your debt and very appreciative.
Don Kermath, fellow small business owner