Dave DeRose, a Grand Junction man who turned a one-man operation into a regional business, has released a book to help other small business owners succeed.
The book — titled “The Principles of Business: Understanding What Makes a Business Successful and Valuable to Society” — is available through Barnes & Noble, Amazon and iUniverse.
DeRose reviews in the book the strategies that helped him succeed. He also addresses topics other business owners should consider, including leadership, creating good customers and the importance of community involvement.
“I originally wrote this book as a how-to manual for the new owners of the business I started to help them run it successfully,” DeRose said. “However, as I was going through the process, I realized it was a good tool to share with any small business owner as well.”
DeRose launched a one-man, plumbing, heating, cooling, and refrigeration business in Craig. Masterworks Mechanical subsequently grew into a company serving Northwest Colorado and beyond. DeRose sold the company, but consults with small businesses.