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The Book

More than half of all small businesses fail within the first five years. Starting and running a small business is hard work, and many entrepreneurs feel they must do whatever it takes to succeed at the expense of their family, friends, and health. Yet, if done correctly, small-business ownership can—and should—balance profitable operations with personal fulfillment. According to author Tom Salonek—founder and CEO of Intertech, a Minnesota-based technology consulting and training firm—this balance is the secret to success.

Salonek believes that your business should “give life, not take it,” a philosophy that has helped him grow his venture every year since its inception in 1991. In The 100: Building Blocks for Business Leadership, Salonek shares his secrets to business success in the form of 100 concise, nuts-and-bolts lessons for achieving the ideal work-life balance for maximum success.

The 100 is clear, direct prose; lessons have actionable ideas and practical advice for using communication, collaboration, and technology to help small-business owners cultivate the best qualities not only in themselves but in their employees as well.

Whether you own your own business or are simply thinking of starting one, this book will help you inspire teamwork, meet client expectations, clarify your values, and create a company culture to match. In addition, readers will gain access to 30+ downloadable online resources—checklists, worksheets, templates, and more—to help implement the book’s ideas.

Author Bio

Tom Salonek earned a bachelor of arts in Quantitative Methods from the University of St. Thomas, where he has also served as an instructor. He performed graduate work at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He has completed executive education at the Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal named him one of Minnesota’s top 40 business leaders under 40. His firm has won over 50 awards, including being named one of Fortune magazine’s Best Places to Work in Tech.

In 2003, Salonek founded the Intertech Foundation, which financially assists families with critically ill children and funds a college scholarship for students interested in studying computer science. He is the author of three books and has published more than 100 articles on business, leadership, and technology in newspapers and magazines, including the Star Tribune, Minnesota Business, and Upsize. He blogs at He lives in St. Paul with his wife and two children.