A Simple Framework to Build Your Business Better

Greenleaf Book Group publishes new title on An Inc. Original imprint offering expert advice for small- and medium-sized businesses to thrive

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For small- and medium-sized businesses, creating sustained success and avoiding failure are direct results of the decisions and actions made by their leaders about the internal structures of their businesses. In The Structure of Success: A Framework to Help Build Your Business Better (An Inc. Original, Oct. 3, 2023), entrepreneur, executive, attorney, and advisor Patrick Esposito illustrates the essential components of a successful small- to medium-sized business structure.

“The Structure of Success is an incredibly insightful and pragmatic guide for any entrepreneur or business owner looking to take their company to the next level,” said Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 executive coach and New York Times best-selling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. “Patrick’s combination of extensive experience and real-world examples provide the ultimate guide on how to identify potential disasters and prepare for them, as well as how to manage a crisis when it does occur. It answers all the tough questions that business owners face when trying to grow and succeed while maintaining their core values and culture—this is a must-read!”

The Structure of Success, which has been recognized as a silver medalist in the 2023 Nonfiction Book Awards, offers approaches, methodologies, and tools for assessing, determining, planning, and implementing decisions for building the structural components of a business. Esposito concentrates on the eight most important categories that have been shown to impact success and failure for small- and medium-sized businesses:

Governance models and governance team composition

Management team models, composition, engagement, and compensation

Adjustments and pivots

Growth and infrastructure development

Business disputes and breakups

Acquisitions, mergers, exits, and other business transactions

Disaster preparedness and management

Succession planning

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When leaders of small- and medium-sized businesses address these categories and revisit these topics regularly, they will produce the core structural components that will help them meet their business goals, manage the risks and threats that arise, and position themselves—and their businesses—for success.

“Too many business books concentrate on outliers like Silicon Valley unicorns, massive companies looking to go public, and how to manage billion-dollar operations,” Esposito said. “Those businesses are not the types of enterprises most of us run to make our livelihoods, provide for our families, and bring positive change to our communities. Each of us wants to make our business stronger, whether we are running a small startup or an established company. This book will serve as a guide to help you position your business ventures for long-term, sustained success.”

Pick up your copy of The Structure of Success at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Bookshop, or Porchlight Books. Stay updated on Patrick Esposito’s endeavors by visiting patrickesposito.com.

About Patrick Esposito

Patrick Esposito is an entrepreneur, business executive, attorney, advisor, and board member. He has helped to found, lead, and advise small- and medium-sized businesses in technology, consulting, retail, banking, real estate, and other sectors, as well as U.S. government organizations, for more than two decades. During his career, Esposito has advised start-up executive teams, family business owners, large publicly traded company executive teams, and leaders in the U.S. Department of Defense. He has led multiple companies to successful acquisitions.

Currently, Esposito serves as president of ACME General Corp., a leading public sector innovation advisory business based in New York, Austin, and Morgantown. He also serves as counsel with Spilman Thomas & Battle, a Mid-Atlantic regional law firm. Esposito recently launched Initiative Labs LLC to help small- and medium-sized business leaders apply the approaches, methodologies, and tools from his book, The Structure of Success, to create the conditions for success in their business ventures.

More about An Inc. Original

An Inc. Original is the official publishing imprint of Inc. magazine and is a collection of books written by and for business leaders. Built specifically for business leaders, An Inc. Original titles cover all aspects of launching and maintaining a successful company. Our mission is to elevate thought leaders and entrepreneurs through the power of storytelling and books. To learn more, visit anincoriginal.com.


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