About Built to Sell

Our History

2011

Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You released by Random House

2011

2012

Both Inc and Fortune picks Built to Sell as one of their top 10 picks for business owners: the book is translated into 13 languages.

2012

2014

The Built to Sell methodology is transformed into a software platform called The Value Builder System™.

2014

2015

The first thirty-two Built to Sell coaches are trained and earn their Certified Value Builder™ designation.

2015

Random House publishes John Warrillow's latest book, The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry, and Fortune Magazine rates it as one of the Top 5 business books of the year.

2015

2018

Built to Sell Radio, the podcast inspired by the book, eclipses more than 500,000 downloads.

2018

2021

The Art of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies And Secret Hacks For Exiting On Top, the last in a trilogy of books by John Warrillow on building, accelerating and harvesting company value, to be released in January.

2021

About John

John Warrillow is the founder of The Value Builder System™, a cloud-based assessment tool that business owners use to assess the “sellability” of their company. John has helped more than 55,000 business owners improve their company value by up to 71 per cent.

John is the author of the bestselling book, Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, which was recognized by both Fortune and Inc magazine as one of the best business books of 2011. Built to Sell has been translated into 12 languages. John’s next book, The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry, was released by Random House in February 2015 and has since been translated into eight languages.

As the host of Built to Sell Radio, John has interviewed hundreds of founders about their exit. Forbes ranked John’s podcast as one of the ten best podcasts for business owners.

Before founding The Value Builder System™, John started and exited four companies.

Speaking Engagements

It’s time to get back to the reasons you started your business and create a company that is Built to Sell.

A sought-after speaker, John has keynoted Fortune magazine’s Growth Summit, Entrepreneur’s Organization New York City and Toronto chapters, and the Inc. 5000 conference. He is also the author of two bestselling books, Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, recognized by both Fortune and Inc. magazines as one of the best business books of 2011, and The Automatic Customer: Creating A Subscription Business In Any Industry. John also hosts Built to Sell Radio, which is ranked as one of the world’s 10 best podcasts for business owners by Forbes.

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