I interviewed Chris Hurn, businessman and author, for my Journey To Success BlogTalkRadio. Listen to the great conversation we had and discover some ideas you can put to use in your own life.
Chris is the CEO/Cofounder of Mercantile Capital Corporation, a nationwide, commercial lending firm that specializes in providing smarter commercial property financing for business owners and entrepreneurs buying their commercial property.
Chris has become well-known for his advocacy on behalf of small business owners. As a small business owner himself, he has a unique perspective on the commercial lending industry as well as a deep understanding of what it means to be a small business owner in America today.
Some of the honors and awards garnered by Chris and Mercantile Capital Corporation include: “Top 25 Twitter Small Business Experts to Follow”, “Top 100 Small Business Influence Champion”, Two-time “SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year”, “Top Twenty Most Influential People in Small Business Lending”, “SBA Marketing Guru of the Year”, and Three-time Inc. 500|5000 Honoree.
Chris Hurn's first book — The Entrepreneur’s Secret to Creating Wealth: How the Smartest Business Owners Build Their Fortunes (released 10/1/12) — is an Amazon Bestseller, cracking the Top 3 in three different sales categories. He has appeared on FOX Business News seven times, and has been in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, New York Times.
Chris is also the CEO/Cofounder of Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club, a franchised men's barbershop concept that offers the finest haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, all within a membership-based, nostalgic club-like atmosphere.
AMAZON description of Chris' book:
An often overlooked secret to creating wealth as a business owner has little to do with actually running the business. Marketing, customer service, quality products, and more are required to make a business successful...but when it comes to creating real and lasting wealth, decisions regarding this key "secret" will have the greatest impact. As both a small business lender and a small business owner himself, Chris Hurn has a bird's eye view of how businesses create wealth, as well as an in-the-trenches perspective on the tough decisions that must be made if a business is to go from good to great.
In The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth, Chris explains the myriad of factors and variables involved in this significant wealth-creation strategy. Plenty of books describe how entrepreneurs can create more ideas or have happier employees. But no other business book outlines in such detail -- or with such authority -- how to actually develop the wealth behind the business.
Above: Tim Ferris (left) and Chris