In America's small business landscape, the fail-success rate leans entirely too far in favor of failure, and past experiences provided the author with invaluable insight into many of the reasons. Adam Starks' Vultured is part autobiography, part self-help book highlighting the dark side of entrepreneurship by identifying pitfalls in the decision-making process as it relates to starting and running a small business. Serving as a cautionary tale, the book warns against all such mistakes one can make that may result in landing on the failing side of a small business venture.
Vultured chronicles Starks' journey as he planned and operated his dream restaurant and performing arts venue, Wanderlust, and then tried to fend off one vulture after another as they attempted to eat his venture alive. The book serves as an expos of these vultures living under the guise of contractors, manufacturers, lenders, licensers, distributors, and other unexpected partners with ulterior motives.
In an effort to maximize profitability in the business-to-business (B2B) sector, any contractor or supporting business partners may be trying to scavenge your cash flow with unnecessary or over-priced products and services, thus leaving us "vultured." At times, small business owners experience the consequences of such vulturistic practices, which too often end in the death of a small business venture. Vultured seeks to help all novice business owners by providing first-hand account knowledge of business in the trenches to fend off those coming from the lair to unwittingly disrupt your potential success and avoid the same fate as Adam's dream turned nightmare.