In the fall of 1997, James founded his first company, a landscape and snow removal company which he grew into a multi-million dollar corporate structure. In 2005, he sold the business and set out to pursue a promising new venture in finance. Creative juices flowing and eager to succeed, 23 year-old James became the CEO of the largest debt management company in Canada with several hundred investors. Soon, failure came knocking at his door. It was a critical and devastating failure which led to the discovery of some of the greatest wisdom an entrepreneur can learn and contributed to his greatest successes.
Like many successful entrepreneurs, he picked himself up from bankruptcy and talked his family into investing in his next venture which led him to become the world’s youngest CEO of a publicly traded company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
This accomplishment was then followed by countless others including the founding and later sale of a Luxembourg grantor trust company, a variety of real estate projects, and several successful service businesses ranging from corporate services to reputation management.
Since publishing his first book in 2007, James has distributed more than 670,000 books globally, is widely recognized as “North America’s Small Business Expert,” and is involved in various small business-related projects in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
James is a licensed Realtor and business broker located in Melbourne, Florida and also provides business brokering services in Calgary, Alberta Canada while consulting with small business owners globally on all aspects of starting, running and selling a business. James understands the challenges that fellow business owners face every day, which is why he has made it his mission to save families from indentured servitude–beginning with the publication of a series of books with insightful, reliable, and valuable information to assist and inspire small business owners along the way to their ultimate success.
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