"Bob has purchased several properties from us and recently bought a large apartment complex in Birmingham, Alabama, which was in default. In six months he had it back in the black. He is currently working with a number of my distressed properties. He does what he says."
"I have known Bob since the REIT crash of the 1970s when I was with Chase in New York. He has done several deals with me here in Dallas. He's sharp, understands the parts of a deal, and gets it done in short order."
The above quotations come from the due diligence report regarding Robert T. Bethel presented to the general partners of Maryland Farms, Tennessee's largest office-park complex, which was in default to twenty-three lenders for over $100 million.
From the Back Cover
In his fifty-year career, Bob has returned over seventy floundering organizations to profitability, using the same proven strategies and hard-won wisdom to restore each one. In Strengthen Your Business, Bob lays out his no-nonsense approach for building a profitable enterprise, sharing invaluable advice and techniques such as these:
· Focusing on decreasing costs instead of increasing revenue
· Leveraging your greatest asset by bringing your employees into the process
· Crafting a ninety-day plan to ensure accountability
· Becoming a true leader instead of an average manager
Whether your company is in need of strengthening or you're looking to forestall any future fiascoes, Bob's approach will take any business from surviving to thriving--and will empower any entrepreneur, business owner, or leader to make the change themselves.