The success of expanding a business depends heavily on crucial timing - expand too soon and the business may collapse, but leave it too late and custom is lost. Exploring the key factors involved in this perennial business decision, Philip Orsino shares the managerial techniques which turned his own firm into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Orsino's focused strategies, hands-on experience and common sense will help the reader avoid the many pitfalls involved in expansion. Topics discussed include financing, expanding current markets, developing new markets, exporting, merging and more. The topics are arranged in sequential order with checklists, so the book also functions as a planning document.