Jim SpurlinoJim Spurlino
Former Candidate for US Congress and Entrepreneur

Jim Spurlino was a candidate for Congress in Ohio’s Eighth Congressional District in 2016. He is the founder of Spurlino Materials, a nationally recognized supplier of construction materials.

For more than a decade, he has been ac­tive on a range of issues, including small business, construction, transportation, and early childhood issues pertaining to at-risk families.

He has been a longtime advocate for good government, speaking at the local, state, and national levels. His board ser­vice has been wide-ranging and includes the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Ohio Concrete, Every Child Succeeds, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), and Council for a Strong America.

He is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in busi­ness administration and an MBA. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Tricia, and they are parents of eight children.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-236-0
Price: $29.95
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Losing Our Elections: What I Learned Running for Congress, and How We Can Fix Our Broken Politics

What is it really like to run for Congress?

In 2015, Jim Spurlino decided to run for the congressional seat recently vacated by longtime Ohio congressman John Boehner. Though he had no political experience, he—like many other Americans—had been a passionate observer of national politics. This was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make a difference.

Running as an outsider with a background as a successful owner of a construction mate­rials company, his campaign was a test of the system—to see if a moderate candidate from outside the political establishment could bring fresh thinking to the public conversation.

In the course of a four-month campaign in the Republican primary, he encountered the good, the bad, and the ugly: heartfelt sup­porters; hardball consultants; endless, mind-numbing fundraising calls; smear campaigns; and even blank manila envelopes with damag­ing information. In the end, he walked away with 7 percent of the vote and an education in modern American politics.

Losing Our Elections captures what life is re­ally like for political candidates—how and why campaigns are run, the pressures they face, the compromises they make, and the failures of the system—and presents a compelling roadmap for getting our country back on track.

ISBN: 978-1-64543-566-2
Price: $26.95
Publication Date: November 11, 2020

Business Bullseye: Take Dead Aim and Achieve Great Success

From seasoned business owner and entrepreneur Jim Spurlino comes Business Bullseye, a practical and effective guide to leading small- to medium-sized businesses to success.

“If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” This adage is true of many facets of life, and jumpstarting a business is no exception. Though thousands of businesses are founded each year, many fail at the hands of owners who lack the knowledge or focus needed to prosper. That’s where Business Bullseye comes in.

From his years of launching, leading, and ultimately selling a successful business, Jim Spurlino knows that one of the key facets of the planning process is identifying a precise target goal and placing that target at the forefront of every business decision.

Written for entrepreneurs from all walks of business and life, Business Bullseye provides the insight, tools, and guidance needed to launch your business to new heights. With a refreshingly realistic perspective and clear, actionable advice, Spurlino outlines a variety of universal concepts that emphasize establishing a clear and concise bullseye, and the necessary steps to taking dead aim and hitting it.

Punctuated by real-life stories, Business Bullseye inspires, entertains, and combines salient business lessons with spot-on advice from a successful entrepreneur, advice that will lead you and your business to hit the bullseye every single time.

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