We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. 
Albert Einstein

10,000 Hours to Excellence

Malcom Gladwell, in his book Outliers, describes how psychologists in the field of “expertise research” worked to determine how long you need to work at something before becoming exceptional at a skill or task. The answer was surprisingly consistent for different fields: you need to have practiced for at least 10,000 hours to reach mastery of any craft. As a business owner, you are always working and trying to accelerate that level.

The 10,001st Hour

To get to the next level of business acceleration, most business owners find that they can benefit from a partnership for themselves, and their team. That next step, that next hour, beyond the mastery of your craft is where we come in.

We’re your extra hour, your secret weapon. Together, we are 10,001 Hours.

Not sure where to start?

Get in touch to setup a free phone consultation, or get started right away with our Value Builder Survey:

A superbug started terrorizing the world. Businesses have closed their doors one by one. Your business has taken a huge hit, unless you offer an essential service. And maybe you’ve stabilized your company, or you might still be experiencing the worst of it. Either way, you’re probably a different person as a result of this pandemic.

You are not alone.

Many owners—especially those that experienced the brunt of the 2008–09 global financial crisis—don’t have the stomach for another disaster. As a result, they’ve decided to start planning their exit now.

Help Me Sell My Business

Build It, Sell It, Profit

Allen Harris’ book, Build It, Sell It, Profit; Start Building Your Future Now,  demonstrates how important it is for business owners to get started—at any stage—on the process of planning for the eventual sale or transfer of  business so you can maximize your profits.


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Your business supports your family,  your dreams, and your realities. One size does not fit all, so we offer different paths and service levels. The 10,001 Hours Program is based on the Value Builder System™, which is available through an experienced and authorized group of advisors, known as Certified Value Builders™.

More than just a job

Burt started a roofing company when he was in his early 20s. Now, at 63, he was ready to sell his business quick so he could get to his retirement (and to traveling). But he was so busy running the business that he “couldn’t make time” to actually work on the business and his future.