Early Exits: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors (But Maybe Not Venture Capitalists)
Peters, Basil. Canada: MeteorBytes Data Management Corp. 2009. 184 pages, 15 chapters.
Seeking exit strategies? Early Exits is written by a successful angel and venture capitalist. This must read guide for angel investors and entrepreneurs provides comprehensive, practical and useful instructions on taking your leave. Exits are the least understood part of investing and entrepreneurship. Very little has been written about exits – the emphasis is always on starting, financing and growing. Peters has written a timely and important book that offers support on the oft neglected need to plan for your exit.


Purchase & Sale of Privately-Held Businesses
Wayne Albo, Adam Bryk, Andrew Pigott. 2000. 16 chapters.
The third edition of this resourceful book provides readers with a balanced perspective on the dynamics of the purchase and sale process. The book takes the stance that the buyer and the seller are engaged in a zero-sum game negotiation and are best served when they work toward a fair accommodation of each other’s mutual interests.


Selling Your Private Company – The Value Enhancement Framework for Business Owners
Howard E. Johnson. 2005. 4 sections.
This book was written for owners of mid-size privately held businesses to assist them in understanding the steps associated in selling their companies and what they can do to increase the value that ultimately is realized upon the sale.


Succession Planning Toolkit for Business Owners: Leveraging Your Life’s Work
Price Waterhouse Coopers. 1992 (with Faskin Martineau). 10 chapters.
The Succession Planning Toolkit for Business Owners is a guide to covering key and typical aspects business owners face when exiting their business. This 10-chapter book will give you the information and tools you need to help put your succession plans into action.


Mergers of Professional Practices: Managing the Process – A Self-Help Guide to Successful Mergers
Shapiro, Morden S.: Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1992.


Implementing Estate Freezes, Second Edition
David Louis, B. Comm, JD, CA of Minden Gross LLP.
The second edition of this popular title provides expert, yet highly practical, guidance on implementing estate freezes. The book includes many diagrams, charts, checklists, and precedents that will be valued by both novice and seasoned practitioners alike. The author, David Louis, is one of Canada’s most respected tax commentators.


Tax and Family Business Succession Planning, 2nd Edition
David Loyis, B. Comm, JD, CA and Samantha Prasad, BA, LLB of Minden Gross LLP
Now in its second edition, this best-selling tax reference provides an in-depth overview of the tax issues facing accountants and lawyers addressing family business succession planning.


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap . . . and Others Don’t
New York: HarperBusiness, 2001. 320 pages, 9 chapters.
Based on a five-year research project, Good to Great answers the question: “Can a good company become a great company, and, if so, how?”


Built To Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
New York: HarperBusiness, 1994 (with Jerry I. Porras). 321 pages, 10 chapters.
Built to Last presents the results of a six-year research project into what makes enduring great companies. This book enjoyed nearly five years on the Business Week bestseller list.


Managing the Small to Mid-Sized Company: Concepts and Cases
Homewood, IL: Richard D. Irwin, 1994 (with William C. Lazier).
665 pages of cases and reading notes (plus an additional 300 pages for the instructor’s manual). Managing the Small to Mid-Sized Company is a textbook for university-level entrepreneurship and small-business management courses.


Beyond Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1992 (with William C. Lazier). 246 pages, 5 chapters. Beyond Entrepreneurship is a management guide for those involved in starting and managing entrepreneurial companies whose aim is sustained growth and performance.