Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: This episode with Mike is the definition of CEO Nugget. There's so much value he provided but he also does so much for entrepreneurs and business owners and the community. This is a value-packed episode especially when Mike breaks down how to rethink and pivot in your business to drive home different streams of revenue.
Mike Michalowicz Teaser 00:00
This is what I call rapid growth analysis. I try to figure out over this past week what allows businesses to grow and what's the essence of it, and basically, it's an evaluation of what is working, and what is not working. So this is now our internal system. I try to boil things down to one piece of paper to simplify processes. So I think that's the secret sauce is, I think it's the natural human tendency to bring complexity when things are difficult.
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Gresham Harkless 00:52
Hello, Hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and we're doing something a little bit different this year with some of our episodes we're repurposing some of our favorite episodes around specific topics related to entrepreneurship. This month we're focusing on entrepreneurship and community. Us, we, our, together, and we're gonna look at entrepreneurship and industries in different types of entrepreneurship and ultimately what that really means. But we're also gonna delve deeper into the importance of community, networking, niche communities and how that supports being a CEO entrepreneur and business owner. So sit back and enjoy these special episodes around entrepreneurship and community.
Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast, and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Mike Michalowicz of Profit First Professionals. Mike, it's awesome to have you on the show.
Mike Michalowicz 01:39
Gresh, it's an honor to be here. Thanks for having me.
Gresham Harkless 01:41
Definitely, the honor is all ours. And what I wanted to do before we jumped in and is read a little bit more about Mike so we can hear about all the awesome things that he's doing. And Mike is the author of Profit First, Clockwork, Surge, the Pumpkin Plan, and his newest release, Fix This Next. By his 35th birthday, Mike had founded and sold two companies, one to private equity and another to Fortune 500. Today he is running his third multimillion-dollar venture, Profit First Professionals. Mike is a former small business columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the former Business Makeover specialist on MSNBC. Over the years, Mike has traveled the globe speaking with thousands of entrepreneurs and is here today to share the best of what he has learned. Mike, are you ready to speak to the I am CEO community?
Mike Michalowicz 02:20
Yeah, I totally am. Let's do this.