By his 35th birthday MIKE MICHALOWICZ (pronounced mi-‘kal-o-wits) had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor… and proceeded to lose his entire fortune. Then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy, strong companies. Among other innovative strategies, Mike created the “Profit First Formula” , a way for businesses to ensure profitability from their very next deposit forward. Profit first has been hailed as a game changer for small business.
Mike is now running his third million dollar venture. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC's Your Business business make-over expert. He is also regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and American Express's "Open Forum" series. Mike was a recurring entrepreneurship expert for CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and has appeared on the CES Roadshow series as well as on NBC, Fox News, ABC News Now, CNBC's On the Money and Pat Croce's Down To Business.
Mike is a popular keynote speaker across the globe on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of Surge, Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, which BusinessWeek deemed “the entrepreneur’s cult classic.” Mike’s books have been translated into several different languages including, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Simple Chinese, Czech and Polish. Offering both keynotes and seminars, he is popular among small business associations and entrepreneurial groups as a “edutainer”. He offers actionable tactics and strategies that immediately help businesses grow and prosper.