Today’s guest is the entrepreneur behind 3 multi-million dollar companies, having founded and sold two of them before reaching his 35th birthday.
He is a former small business journalist for The Wall Street Journal, and he is the author of “Profit First,” “The Pumpkin Plan,” and “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur,” which BusinessWeek deemed “the entrepreneur’s cult classic.” His books have been translated into over 10 different languages.
A popular keynote speaker, he travels the globe as an entrepreneurial advocate, is an active partner in multiple companies, including an American manufacturer, a business growth consultancy, an augmented reality tech firm, and a certification organization for accountants, bookkeepers, and business coaching.
He also created the Profit First Formula, a way for businesses large and small to ensure profitability from their very next deposit forward.
Please join me in welcoming Mike Michalowicz.
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📢 360+ episodes, here's an encore from the On the Schmooze podcast's archives! 📢 In this episode, Mike Michalowicz shares his entrepreneurial journey, revealing the key strategies and personal philosophies that propelled him from humble beginnings to becoming a celebrated business author and influencer.
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💰 Mike is a renowned entrepreneur and author, having founded three multi-million dollar companies and published influential books like “Profit First,” “The Pumpkin Plan,” and “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur,” with the latter being recognized by BusinessWeek as an “entrepreneur’s cult classic.”
💰 As a former small business journalist for The Wall Street Journal and a popular keynote speaker, Michalowicz advocates globally for entrepreneurship and contributes his expertise as an active partner in diverse ventures, including a manufacturing company, a business growth consultancy, an augmented reality tech firm, and a certification organization.
💰 He emphasizes the importance of leadership as a reciprocal process, advocating that the quality of input one gives to others directly influences what they receive in return. He believes anyone can be a leader by embracing and leaning into their authentic selves.
💰 Mike's journey from a challenging book launch with no initial sales to achieving significant acclaim highlights his resilience and connection-building strategies. He focuses on maintaining meaningful relationships with readers, fellow authors, and colleagues and is committed to fostering diversity among those serving his core audience.
Tune in to this episode and discover why Mike Michalowicz is the “Profit First” wizard, turning your business dreams into financial enchantments!
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” by Robbie Samuels
- “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The Tell-it-Like-it-is Guide to Cleaning Up in Business, Even if You Are at the End of Your Roll” by Mike Michalowicz
- “The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field” by Mike Michalowicz
- “Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine” by Mike Michalowicz
- “Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself” by Mike Michalowicz
- “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg
- “Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing” by Roger Dooley
- “The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible” by A.J. Jacobs
- “Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen” by Donald Miller
- “The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich” by Tim Ferriss
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- Learn more about Simon Sinek.
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Who is Robbie Samuels?
🟧 I'm an event design consultant and executive Zoom producer, with a passion for creating engaging and unforgettable experiences. With two decades of experience in the meetings and events industry, I have honed my skills in designing and executing events that leave a lasting impression.
🟧 I have published three books to share my expertise. Collectively they have received over 650 Amazon reviews and reached #1 Best Seller in 29 paid categories in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.
“Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events” has received widespread acclaim. I am thrilled to help presenters and facilitators bring energy and excitement to their virtual events, and I am constantly seeking new ways to innovate and improve.
The book and bonus content (checklists, step-by-step guides, video tutorials, and more) are available at www.BreakOutofBoredom.com.
🟧 I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with others, and I regularly speak at industry events and offer consulting services to help organizations and speakers achieve success in their own virtual or in-person events. If you're looking for creative solutions and expert guidance for your next event, I would be honored to work with you. Let's make your event one to remember!
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