"Let Go to GROW" Names Top Business Book of 2011 by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

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The National Federation of Independent Business has named "Let Go to GROW" by Richmond authors Doug and Polly White as business book of the year.

Let Go to GROW: why some businesses thrive and others fail to reach their potential (Palari Publishing, 2011) written by husband-and-wife team Doug and Polly White, has been named a top business book for 2011 by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The NFIB is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses, and annually this nonprofit, nonpartisan organization chooses top business books that have been especially influential over the past year.

Doug and Polly White’s groundbreaking new book Let Go to GROW was a culmination of extensive research as the authors interviewed more than 100 small and midsize business owners. They discovered that it is possible to have a profitable, growing business in this economy, but the business owner must to be willing to take a close look at how the business is managed. Since the book was published in the fall of 2011, the authors have been featured in Entrepreneur, CNNMoney.com, Huffington Post.com, Virginia Living Magazine, SHRM Magazine, CFO.com, US Daily Review, America’s Radio News Network and other broadcasts.

Doug White began his career with McKinsey & Company. He then worked as the CEO or COO for a number of small and midsize businesses. His areas of focus are strategy, operations and finance. Doug received a BS in Physics from Randolph-Macon College. He earned a BS and an MS in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Polly White served as the head of HR at several midsize companies. Her expertise is in people management and human systems. Polly received her BA in Business from Averett University and her MA in Adult Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.

Whitestone Partners is a management-consulting firm that helps small businesses build the infrastructure they need to grow profitably. Let Go to GROW; why some businesses thrive and others fail to reach their potential explains how entrepreneurs can avoid the most common pitfalls as their businesses grow and is available at http://www.WhitestonePartnersInc.com in hardcover, e-book and audio book format and wherever books are sold.

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