Top Industry Leaders Share Their Secrets for Turning Their Business Mess into Business Success

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Leading entrepreneurs tell about their biggest failures in their businesses and how they turned them into their biggest business successes in the new book "Smooth Failing." Learning from their mistakes may prevent your business from similar downward spirals.

Mistakes show us what we need to learn.

Indigo River Publishing releases Smooth Failing: Top industry leaders share their secrets for turning pain into profit, a new book from renowned author Barbara Weltman. She is also the best-selling author of J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes.

Barbara Weltman began thinking about writing this book upon reading a fortune cookie which read, “Mistakes show us what we need to learn.” She states, “When I think about failure, I immediately think about success.” Through extensive interviews with entrepreneurs such as Gene Marks, CEO of The Marks Group PC, and Anita Campbell, founder and CEO of Small Business Trends, LLC., Weltman investigates the pitfalls of successful businesses and how one thrives through them. Her goal is to help others prevent similar downward spirals and simultaneously empower those who are learning from failures and adversity to bounce back stronger and wiser on the often rocky road to success.

Indigo River Publishing innovatively offers Smooth Failing in two editions on The first is a “Standard Edition” whose content will remain unchanged. The second edition is called a “Living Edition.” In this edition, new chapters and examples will be added regularly at no additional cost. Readers of this edition will be alerted by Amazon each time an updated version is posted.

Since the publication of her J.K. Lasser’s Tax Deductions for Small Business in 1995, Barbara Weltman has built a reputation as an experienced and helpful source for small business advice. After graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 1976, she developed a reputation as being one of America’s leading experts of tax, legal and financial issues facing small businesses. Today, she is a corporate speaker, author of over a dozen books, publisher of Big Ideas for Small Business® and Idea of the Day® at and has hosted a weekly radio show called, “Build Your Business.” Barbara is also a sought-after media commentator and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNBC and Fox News. Above all, she is an educator and trusted advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses everywhere.

Indigo River Publishing is a modern and progressive publishing house founded in 2012. Based in Pensacola, Florida, Indigo River Publishing utilizes unique strategies allowing for production of literary product quality to be on par with the large publishing houses, while still remaining small and flexible enough to remain on the cutting edge of the industry. Their website is

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