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Looking to build a successful and results-driven advisory board? My book “Built to SCALE™: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards”, is the #1 best selling book on this topic. Now in 12 countries, Built to SCALE™ was the winner of the 2013 Best Leadership Book Award by the Small Business Book Awards. Thousands of business leaders have protected and grown their businesses using the model and tools I provide in this book.


Order Built to SCALE™: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards today from Amazon to start your advisory board process.

My proven SCALE™ framework will guide you step-by-step as you build the advisory board you need to become an exceptional, connected, knowledgeable leader with a successful and profitable business. Whether you’re a start-up or an established $50 million firm, Built to Scale™ will give you the knowledge and tools you need to:

Order Built to SCALE™: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards today from Amazon to start your advisory board process. 5 star

“Levin’s “Built to SCALE” made order out of chaos. This book should be a primer for anyone thinking about scaling their business. It puts forth the most important issues for doing so in a very forthright and candid way.”

~Warren Rustand
CEO of Providence Service Corporation
(A US $1 billion social services and transportation company)

“Levin’s “Built to SCALE” is an A+, and always on my list of recommended business books. As Levin has found, a great board of advisers can be a vital sounding board and source of strategic insights for a CEO, helping you grow your company while others in your niche falter.”

~Verne Harnish
Founder Entrepreneurs Organization

“Levin’s “Built to SCALE” is a must read for entrepreneurs looking to grow their companies.   Her focus around the leverage that great advisory boards can have is critical to understand.  I’m always recommending her book to clients.” 

~ Cameron Herold
Founder COO Alliance
Author of Double Double & Meetings Suck

“I don’t think I ever read something so completely usable so quickly. Entrepreneurs value time. This book just resonated with me and I was able to use information in it immediately. Reviews often say “it’s a must read”. Well if you’re a Sr. Exec in an emerging growth company?… this one IS a must read.”

“This book is totally indispensable if you want to learn how to leverage the expertise of others to grow your business. What I love about this book is that it really shows you how to make it happen – not just conceptually, but step-by-step. I highly recommend this book to any business owner looking to take their business to the next level.”

“I don’t make enough time to read books as much as I should but this one came highly recommended and WOW – this one cut through the case and gave me step by step instructions on setting up our advisory board – compensation recommendations, sample contracts, soup to nuts – everything you need – it was a easy read and no fluff – just everything you are asking yourself before you read it – Wish more books where written like this – If you are looking to scale your company as I am this book is a no brainer – buy it, read it, use the information Marissa gives you – step by step – you just have to do it.”

“I’m an entrepreneur, and am putting together an advisory board. I just read Marissa Levin’s book and it gave me so many ideas to think about. From who to invite to how to compensate and motivate them, this book covers all the key areas of building and maintaining an effective board. Best of all, it’s short– I read it in an hour and it’s changed the way I’m approaching the board process. I’d recommend it to any business leader.”

“This is one of the best business books that I have read. It is written simply, without fluff, and gets right to the heart of the matter. It provides a powerful framework for how to approach building an effective advisory board. I look forward to implementing SCALE and finding out how well it works. I have found the book a great resource.”

“I recently used Built to Scale to assist a colleague whose business was struggling in establishing an Advisory Board. The information was thorough, practical, easy to use and we selected one of the templates to design the precise contract she needed between her company and the board members to get things started. I highly recommend this as an invaluable tool to help strengthen and grow your business.”

“Having been on many Advisory Boards I found Marissa’s guide to be right on target. The tools, tactics and techniques presented are an excellent jump start for a growing business to assemble an advisory team to support the organization. Well written. Easily understood. Thanks Marissa.”

“I am in the process of putting together a Board of Advisors and found your book extremely helpful. There is more relevant information packed into those 77 pages than any business book I have ever read.”

“This book shed a lot a light on the mysterious process of establishing an advisory board. Marissa did an excellent job developing an easy to remember process that any business owner can use to put together a solid team to help them get to the next level. After reading this book, I began prospecting and identifying potential candidates within a week. This is a must read if you are serious about taking your business to the next level.”

“I didn’t enough time to figure out how to build an advisory board and knew that I would benefit greatly by having one. I wish I had this book when I was building my board. It would have saved me a lot of time and heartache.”

“This book has been an important factor in growth of my small medical business. It’s simple to overlook how a board can impact growth, and I am guilty of minimizing contact with mine and not reaching out for advice. Marissa Levin drives home not only how vital the board is to our continued success, but how to select and tap into them. I hate to think of how far ahead I could’ve been now had I had this knowledge years ago, but am grateful to her for helping my business in this way. Highly recommended for any business of any size.”

“If you are looking for an informative, helpful, clear book – this is for you! I marked dozens of pages as keepers in this book. I carry it with me in my bag and pull it out when I can recommend an insightful read. Valuable for both CEOs and Advisors.”

“As an Advisor to several startups myself, I am recommending this book to all the startup CEOs I know, so they can better engage with me and fellow Advisors. Based on my experience it is authentic, and adds useful insights on the Advisor role, so I learned some things too. Marissa nailed it on how Advisors like to be treated. Very practical, a keeper on my bookshelf. Valuable for both CEOs and Advisors.”