This title presents the low-risk secret to a high-profit business - a perfect primer for first-time entrepreneurs. More and more people are leaving their jobs and investing in small businesses - today's leading job growth opportunity. But isn't it risky? Not with Ed Pendarvis, whose business brokerage firm was rated No. 1 by "Entrepreneur" magazine. Once investors learn how to find and evaluate the right kind of business, the risks can be reduced - and profits dramatically increased. The secret lies in valuing and purchasing an already existing small business or franchise, one with a proven track record and potential for continued success.