Sean’s Book

Read advance praise for 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Start-up Success:

“8 Unbreakable Rules is the most practical start-up book I’ve ever read. What exactly are you waiting for, get started!”

—John Jantsch
Author of “Duct Tape Marketing” and “The Referral Engine”


“This remarkable book will save the aspiring entrepreneur 100’s of hours and thousands of dollars on building a successful business. It can change your life.”

–Brian Tracy
Author of “The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success”


8 Unbreakable Rules captures the soul of business that has made our country great and reveals how uncompromising character, respectful relationships and a commitment to the greater good of community lead to “uncommon” suc- cess and a life worth living.”

-Dan Miller
N.Y. Times Bestselling Author of “48 Days to The Work You Love”


“A thoughtful powerful book full of important advice for everyone thinking about starting a business.”

–Edward D. Hess
Professor of Business Administration & Batten Executive-in-Residence, Darden Graduate School of Business- Author of “Grow To Greatness”


“Starting a business is like finding your way around a dark room. This book is your flashlight; it provides practical and insightful guidance to find your way without hitting your hip on the corner of the table.”

–Jerry Nemorin
Founder and CEO of LendStreet


“This book is real. I commend Sean on distilling the lessons he has learned the hard way into rules even entrepreneurs would not want to break.”

—Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia, The Darden School Author of “Effectuation”


“I loves its simple language, written in a way that makes you want to keep reading and finally someone gives the real warning signs before you leap.”

—Kirk Litton
Owner and President of Hometown Columbia Media
WWNU-FM & WWNX-FM         Columbia, SC


“In hindsight, I would say that The 8 Unbreakable Rules

all applied to the successful building of my hedge fund.  I would encourage any stock broker, fund manager, realtor or insurance broker to follow these 8 Rules in their efforts to build a successful business.”

—Richard Kreitler
Founder Dakota Partners


“As I read through this compendium of excellent advice, I could only regret that it had not been written 40 years earlier; at a time when I really needed it.  Even now, as a well seasoned entrepreneur, I will keep this book in my reference library.”

—Ben Foster
President of Hightech Signs-Virginia


“This book provides insights into the process of planning and launching a business that demonstrate the author’s seasoned perspective. This work will be a great benefit to anyone who is considering entrepreneurship.”

—Robert Klonoski, JD, DMgt
Assistant Professor of Business Administration- Mary Baldwin College


“This book delivers straight talk to “the rest of us”, the business wanabees who just need some no nonsense guidance to jump start the process of getting a business from no/where to now/here.  A must read, and reread, for those who want to walk their talk and realize their dreams”.

 —Peter van der Linde
Owner of van der Linde Reycling


“Obviously no book can guarantee success in your business journey but the principles in “8 Unbreakable Rules” sure can help you to avoid ”unnecessary” catastrophes and stress.”

 —Matt Henderson
President and C.E.O. of MEMCO



“Our business depends on successfully recruiting entrepreneurs and providing them everything we can to help them succeed in their publishing business and this book will be a training manual.”

 —Carmen Ames
President of ‘HomeTown” Magazines


“My entrepreneurial journey is fairly new, so I am so glad to have had gotten my hands on this book as it has already steered me clear of some ditches I was sure to step in.”

 —Phillip Meyer
Founder of Auto Paint Wizard



“Finally a start-up book that tells you what the hell not to do.”

 —Mark Gordon
Owner of The Bike Factory


“Being a serial entrepreneur too and having conceived, started, operated sold or moved on in construction, food manufacturing, food service and retail businesses (to name a few) over the past 25 years I have often tried to distill how I do what I do, explaining it to others.  In “8 Unbreakable Rules” I believe you have done the distillation.”

—Jim Boskett
Owner of Advantage Kitchen and Bath


“Sean is a tenacious entrepreneur that I personally watched, successfully start and build companies during the recession.”

—Kelly Dye
Business Banker, First Citizens Bank
Charlottesville,  Virginia