Jun 8, 2010
Infusionsoft Co-founders Help Small Business Owners Stop the Madness with Debut of Book
Small Business Software Entrepreneurs Clate Mask, Scott Martineau Share Lessons Learned, Practical Tips in Conquer the Chaos: How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy, Available Today
Gilbert, Ariz. (June 8, 2010) - In the next 12 months 600,000 new small businesses will be created. By the end of the year, half of them will have shut their doors forever. In answer to this startling statistic, Clate Mask and Scott Martineau, co-founders of Infusionsoft wrote their first book to help every business owner and aspiring entrepreneur get control of their business and their life. In Conquer the Chaos: How to Grow a Successful Small Business without Going Crazy (Wiley & Sons) Mask and Martineau explain the six strategies to find your freedom, grow your business and achieve your purpose. Conquer the Chaos, now available online and in stores, is ranked #1 on Amazon in the entrepreneurship book category, and ranked as a Top-100 book.
Written by business owners, for business owners, Conquer the Chaos enables entrepreneurs to reevaluate their lives, revitalize their companies, and realize the freedom and success that their hard work deserves. It's for the parent who has missed one too many little league games and the entrepreneur who feels buried by their business.
Mask and Martineau offer lessons learned anyone running a small business today will recognize. The strategies offered by Conquer the Chaos allow readers to:
- Balance work, family, and emotional and physical health
- Grow your business without being consumed by it
- Cultivate a realistic and disciplined optimism
- Finally get organized so your business can grow
- Fix the follow-up breakdowns that hamper your business growth
- Liberate yourself from busywork through automation
As co-founders of Infusionsoft, the leading provider of email marketing 2.0 software for small businesses, Mask and Martineau have made a career out of helping small businesses grow having worked with thousands of entrepreneurs.
"Despite the recent recession - or perhaps because of it - there has been an epic shift in people diving into entrepreneurship," says Clate Mask, CEO, co-founder of Infusionsoft. We are in the Entrepreneurial Revolution and like all revolutions, there will be massive casualties. We're not okay with that. It's the reason why Scott and I wrote Conquer the Chaos."
In Conquer the Chaos, Mask and Martineau share their experiences of building a business from the ground up, downloading their experiences of starting a business into one brutally honest narrative revealing the early days of their own chaos when they could barely make payroll, lived on pizza and lived with families that rarely saw them. Their stories will ring true with business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere.
"Whether you're a business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur, chaos will creep in after you've started the business," says Martineau. "And for us, just like most others, you have to be intentional in getting past it. This book was born out of our own journey in chaos, as well as the tens of thousands of experiences we've had working with small businesses. Through our own experience and the experiences of our customers, we overcame the chaos. Clate and I are living examples of that."
About the Authors
Clate Mask is the co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft, the leading provider of Email Marketing 2.0 software for small businesses. Clate loves to help small businesses grow. His passion for entrepreneurship is infectious and obvious from the moment he begins speaking. His dream is to revolutionize small business growth through smart automation. Today, Infusionsoft is quickly becoming the leader in marketing and sales software for entrepreneurs. Over the last three years, Infusionsoft, has grown by more than 1,200%, appearing on the Inc. 500 list for three consecutive years. Infusionsoft has also won numerous accolades for both their software and business model.
Scott Martineau is the cofounder and VP of Customer Experience at Infusionsoft. Scott is a serial entrepreneur who can't imagine ever working a "regular job." He is a technologist at heart, driven by his vision: to create an easier way for entrepreneurs to run their small businesses. He started Infusionsoft with a dream to help small business marketers be more effective and successful, what he ended up starting was a revolution that touches thousands of entrepreneurs today.
Infusionsoft is on a mission to simplify sales and marketing for millions of small businesses. The company focuses solely on empowering small business success and provides a powerful, integrated sales and marketing automation solution. Combining CRM, marketing automation, e-commerce and payments solutions into one platform, with a vibrant marketplace of apps, integrations and partners, Infusionsoft helps small businesses scale their sales and marketing and accelerate growth. The privately held, eight-time Inc. 500/5000 company is based in Chandler, Arizona and is funded by Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Signal Peak Ventures. For more information, visit www.infusionsoft.com, or the Infusionsoft blog.