158 episodes

Welcome to Profit First Nation, the podcast that helps you achieve permanent profitability in your business by taking action to implement Profit First right. Hosted by Danielle Mulvey, a Profit First expert, and Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First, this podcast is for the top 17% of entrepreneurs who have cash in the bank to correlate with their profitability.

On the podcast, we dive into advanced Profit First strategies by sharing the honest and authentic ups and downs of being a business owner. Each episode provides information for entrepreneurs focused on taking the right steps and seeking appropriate advice from professionals in accounting, legal, tax, or other relevant areas. You’ll also hear transformational stories from business owners who have turned their businesses from cash eating monsters to money making machines with cash in the bank to correlate to their profitability by implementing the Profit First System.

With a focus on intelligent entrepreneurship, Profit First Nation guides you on how to take ownership of your finances and leverage Profit First as a DIY cash management system to make your business permanently profitable.

If you're a fan of Profit First and Mike Michalowicz, this is the podcast for you. Join a in on our community of successful entrepreneurs driven to be permanently profitable, with a grit and growth mindset that lets no obstacle stand in the way in pursuit of the three Ps: passion, profit, and play.

https://www.profitfirstnation.com


ABOUT THE HOSTS

Danielle Mulvey:
Danielle Mulvey is a former flight attendant-turned entrepreneur and the owner of multiple businesses doing $50-million in annual revenue. She is one of the exclusive, select group of Mastery-Certified Profit First Professionals in the world, and the go-to “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” workshop facilitator for Profit First and WSJ Journal Best Selling Author Mike Michalowicz following his keynote speeches. Danielle is currently running multiple businesses from start-ups to mature businesses with 10-year plus track records and revenues ranging from $1M to $40-million in annual revenues and is a certified numbers geek about Profit First, leveraging the DIY cash management system for small business to achieve maximum profitability. She has the ability to personally guide business owners to achieve maximum profitability in their business based on her 25-years experience of being an entrepreneur who has been there and done that.
Additionally, Danielle authored the book The Rapid Read™ Guide to The 5-Star Employee Rating System™ and is currently collaborating with Wall Street Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz on his new book, to be released in Q1 2024, titled ALL IN: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams.

https://www.daniellemulvey.com
linkedin.com/in/danielle-mulvey-66a315
theallincompany.com
profitfirstnation.com


Mike Michalowicz:
Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur and New York Times and Wall Strett Journal best-selling author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, SURGE, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Clockwork, Fix This Next, and Get Different. BusinessWeek called Toilet Paper Entrepreneur a business cult classic. His books have been translated into 10 languages and Mike has had the privilege to speak on stages all over the world because of his passion to connect with entrepreneurs.
As the founder of Profit First Professionals, he empowers accountants, bookkeepers, and business coaches with the tools and techniques to maximize client profitability, allowing them to uplevel from being one of the 83% of small businesses operating check-to-check and struggling to be profitabably to becoming one of the 17% of thriving and highly valuable businesses with cash in the bank to correlate to profitability. Mike also co-founded the business growth consultancy, Provendus Group, and has successfully founded, built, and sold two technology service-based companies. He is passionate about sharing his experiences

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Welcome to Profit First Nation, the podcast that helps you achieve permanent profitability in your business by taking action to implement Profit First right. Hosted by Danielle Mulvey, a Profit First expert, and Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First, this podcast is for the top 17% of entrepreneurs who have cash in the bank to correlate with their profitability.

On the podcast, we dive into advanced Profit First strategies by sharing the honest and authentic ups and downs of being a business owner. Each episode provides information for entrepreneurs focused on taking the right steps and seeking appropriate advice from professionals in accounting, legal, tax, or other relevant areas. You’ll also hear transformational stories from business owners who have turned their businesses from cash eating monsters to money making machines with cash in the bank to correlate to their profitability by implementing the Profit First System.

With a focus on intelligent entrepreneurship, Profit First Nation guides you on how to take ownership of your finances and leverage Profit First as a DIY cash management system to make your business permanently profitable.

If you're a fan of Profit First and Mike Michalowicz, this is the podcast for you. Join a in on our community of successful entrepreneurs driven to be permanently profitable, with a grit and growth mindset that lets no obstacle stand in the way in pursuit of the three Ps: passion, profit, and play.

https://www.profitfirstnation.com


ABOUT THE HOSTS

Danielle Mulvey:
Danielle Mulvey is a former flight attendant-turned entrepreneur and the owner of multiple businesses doing $50-million in annual revenue. She is one of the exclusive, select group of Mastery-Certified Profit First Professionals in the world, and the go-to “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” workshop facilitator for Profit First and WSJ Journal Best Selling Author Mike Michalowicz following his keynote speeches. Danielle is currently running multiple businesses from start-ups to mature businesses with 10-year plus track records and revenues ranging from $1M to $40-million in annual revenues and is a certified numbers geek about Profit First, leveraging the DIY cash management system for small business to achieve maximum profitability. She has the ability to personally guide business owners to achieve maximum profitability in their business based on her 25-years experience of being an entrepreneur who has been there and done that.
Additionally, Danielle authored the book The Rapid Read™ Guide to The 5-Star Employee Rating System™ and is currently collaborating with Wall Street Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz on his new book, to be released in Q1 2024, titled ALL IN: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams.

https://www.daniellemulvey.com
linkedin.com/in/danielle-mulvey-66a315
theallincompany.com
profitfirstnation.com


Mike Michalowicz:
Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur and New York Times and Wall Strett Journal best-selling author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, SURGE, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Clockwork, Fix This Next, and Get Different. BusinessWeek called Toilet Paper Entrepreneur a business cult classic. His books have been translated into 10 languages and Mike has had the privilege to speak on stages all over the world because of his passion to connect with entrepreneurs.
As the founder of Profit First Professionals, he empowers accountants, bookkeepers, and business coaches with the tools and techniques to maximize client profitability, allowing them to uplevel from being one of the 83% of small businesses operating check-to-check and struggling to be profitabably to becoming one of the 17% of thriving and highly valuable businesses with cash in the bank to correlate to profitability. Mike also co-founded the business growth consultancy, Provendus Group, and has successfully founded, built, and sold two technology service-based companies. He is passionate about sharing his experiences

    Ep. 152- Play for Monopoly Control

    Ep. 152- Play for Monopoly Control

    If you ever have the slightest intention to sell your business, understanding its value is crucial. Strategic pre-planning for the sale can enhance your value builder score so you sell at a premium multiple of earnings.
     
    In today's discussion, Danielle delves into one of the eight key drivers to improve profitability: monopoly control. Following that, she will explain ten distinct strategies to attain monopoly control. 
     
    Whether you are contemplating an exit from your business now or eons from now, this episode is a must for every entrepreneur
     
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    [01:21] What is the value of my business, how do I raise profitability, and what is monopoly control [06:24] Danielle shares ten ideas and strategies that will raise your profitability; however, be advised that you won’t serve everyone when you are a monopoly of one [10:25] Rule One: Does your technology set you apart [14:27] Rule Two: Customization and personalization [16:07] Rule Three: Providing exceptional customer service [17:16] Rule Four: Package what you offer so that it cannot be price-shopped [20:18] Rule Five: Develop brand identity [21:46] Rule Six: Create a user experience [23:02] Rule Seven: Connecting with other partnerships and collaborations [25:02] Rule Eight: Position your business as the industry authority [27:56] Rule Nine: Use innovative marketing and selling strategies [29:03] Rule Ten: Trial periods and guarantees


    KEY TAKEAWAYS: 
    Always be conscious of driving the value of your business, especially when considering exiting the business. “Monopoly Control Strategies” such as education and knowledge sharing, innovative marketing and selling, and "done for you" services can significantly impact the valuation of a business. Achieving “Monopoly Control” is crucial for maximizing the price and margin in your business. Strategies such as branding, storytelling, and offering trial periods and guarantees can help businesses stand out in the market and dictate pricing. Connecting with customers through storytelling, sharing educational content, and offering personalized services. Building a strong brand identity and aligning with customer values can differentiate a business in the market.  
    Pre-Order ALL IN: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams https://www.amazon.com/All-Great-Leaders-Build-Unstoppable/dp/0593544501/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=all+in+mike+michalowicz&qid=1700164489&sr=8-1
     
    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
     
    Danielle Mulvey is a former flight attendant-turned-entrepreneur and owns multiple businesses doing $50 million in annual revenue. She is one of the exclusive, select group of Mastery-Certified Profit First Professionals worldwide and the go-to “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” workshop facilitator for Profit First and WSJ Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz following his keynote speeches. Danielle is currently running multiple businesses, from start-ups to mature businesses with 10-year plus track records and revenues ranging from $1M to $40 million in annual revenues and is a certified numbers geek about Profit First, leveraging the DIY cash management system for small business to achieve maximum profitability. She can personally guide business owners to achieve maximum profitability based on her 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur who has been there and done that.
     
    Additionally, Danielle authored the book The Rapid Read™ Guide to The 5-Star Employee Rating System™ and is currently collaborating with Wall Street Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz on his new book, to be released in Q1 2024, titled ALL IN: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams.

    Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur and New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, SURGE, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Clockwork, Fix This Next and Get Different. BusinessWeek called Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, a business cult classic. His books have been translated into ten languages, and Mi

    • 31 min
    Ep. 151 - Relish Your Ownership

    Ep. 151 - Relish Your Ownership

    In this episode of Profit First Nation, Danielle discusses the importance of relishing your ownership and maintaining a balance between personal and business finances. 
    She emphasizes the need to take ownership of key areas in your business to ensure long-term success. 
    These key areas include owning your day, owning your numbers, owning Profit First, owning leadership, and owning your role in the community.
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    [00:20] Danielle introduces the topic of "Relish Your Ownership" and the importance of enjoying business ownership while maintaining financial responsibility. [00:46] Personal Piggy Bank: Danielle warns against treating your business like a personal piggy bank, emphasizing the need for financial responsibility. [01:12] Five Key Areas of Ownership: Danielle outlines the five key areas of ownership: owning your day, owning your numbers, owning Profit First, owning leadership, and owning your role in the community. [03:07] Own Your Day: Danielle discusses the importance of starting your day with intention, following the Miracle Morning routine, and prioritizing tasks. [05:48] Own Your Numbers: Danielle stresses the significance of owning your sales numbers, forecasting, pipeline, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. [10:53] Own Your Financials: Danielle emphasizes the importance of reviewing income statements, balance sheets, and financial reports regularly. [12:21] Taxes and Payroll: Danielle highlights the need to own your business taxes and payroll, and the responsibility of the business owner to ensure accuracy. [18:15] Pricing: Danielle discusses the importance of owning your pricing strategy, regularly increasing prices, and focusing on profitability. [19:42] Profit First: Danielle advises business owners to own their Profit First allocation percentages and to take an active role in the allocation process. [22:17] Be a Leader: Danielle explains the role of business owners in leading clients, vendors, and employees with positivity and encouragement. [24:31] Community Involvement: Danielle suggests being cautious about community involvement when it might interfere with running your business effectively. KEY TAKEAWAYS: 
    Start each day with intention by following a morning routine that includes silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, and journaling. This sets the tone for a productive day and helps you prioritize important tasks. Own your sales numbers, forecasting, pipeline, accounts receivable, accounts payable, taxes, and payroll. Regularly review financial reports and ensure accuracy, as the business owner is ultimately responsible for these aspects. While it's essential to be a leader in your business, be cautious about overcommitting to community involvement, as it can consume valuable time and resources. Focus on activities that provide a significant return on investment for your business. ABOUT THE HOSTS:
     
    Danielle Mulvey is a former flight attendant-turned-entrepreneur and owns multiple businesses doing $50 million in annual revenue. She is one of the exclusive, select group of Mastery-Certified Profit First Professionals worldwide and the go-to “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” workshop facilitator for Profit First and WSJ Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz following his keynote speeches. Danielle is currently running multiple businesses, from start-ups to mature businesses with 10-year plus track records and revenues ranging from $1M to $40 million in annual revenues and is a certified numbers geek about Profit First, leveraging the DIY cash management system for small business to achieve maximum profitability. She can personally guide business owners to achieve maximum profitability based on her 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur who has been there and done that.
     
    Additionally, Danielle authored the book The Rapid Read™ Guide to The 5-Star Employee Rating System™ and is currently collaborating with Wall Street Journal best-selling author Mi

    • 28 min
    Ep. 150 - Q&A Quiz Edition

    Ep. 150 - Q&A Quiz Edition

    Episodes ending in 0 are Q & A sessions designed to help entrepreneurs operating their businesses in the zone of permanent profitability continue to thrive.  
    Danielle is excited to host a quiz edition to test your Profit First IQ.
    There are no scores today, but the correct answers to these questions determine your prowess to do Profit First right to make your business permanently profitable. Don’t miss it!
     
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    [00:57] Danielle has ten quiz questions today. Question one is: What is real revenue
    [3:07] Do owners who take a salary need a business compensation account
    [4:25] How do you pay as little as possible in taxes
    [7:57] Which account should you pay your taxes from
    [10:45] What do you do with money in your existing bank account when you open a business
    [12:15] Do we address debt by paying off the loans with the highest interest rate or use the snowball effect
    [14:31] Can the owner’s compensation and tax account be combined into one account 
    [16:53] How do you calculate target allocation percentages
    [21:45] Do business owners need separate profit and owner’s compensation accounts
    [23:29] At what point in time should I start Profit First for my business 



    KEY TAKEAWAYS: 
    Real revenue in Profit First is determined by subtracting materials and subcontractor costs from total revenue. Allocations and financial decisions are based on this real revenue number.
    Even if business owners take compensation as draws or distributions, Profit First recommends maintaining separate accounts for owner's compensation (acts like regular payroll) and profit (acts like a bonus). This separation ensures clarity and prevents the business from becoming a personal piggy bank. 
    Profit First can be implemented in businesses at any stage, even if they are not yet profitable. Starting early helps establish good financial habits, and the system can be adjusted as the business grows and becomes more profitable over time.
     
    Pre-Order ALL IN: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams https://www.amazon.com/All-Great-Leaders-Build-Unstoppable/dp/0593544501/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=all+in+mike+michalowicz&qid=1700164489&sr=8-1
     
    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
     
    Danielle Mulvey is a former flight attendant-turned-entrepreneur and owns multiple businesses doing $50 million in annual revenue. She is one of the exclusive, select group of Mastery-Certified Profit First Professionals worldwide and the go-to “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” workshop facilitator for Profit First and WSJ Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz following his keynote speeches. Danielle is currently running multiple businesses, from start-ups to mature businesses with 10-year plus track records and revenues ranging from $1M to $40 million in annual revenues and is a certified numbers geek about Profit First, leveraging the DIY cash management system for small business to achieve maximum profitability. She can personally guide business owners to achieve maximum profitability based on her 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur who has been there and done that.
     
    Additionally, Danielle authored the book The Rapid Read™ Guide to The 5-Star Employee Rating System™ and is currently collaborating with Wall Street Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz on his new book, to be released in Q1 2024, titled ALL IN: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams.

    Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur and New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, SURGE, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Clockwork, Fix This Next and Get Different. BusinessWeek called Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, a business cult classic. His books have been translated into ten languages, and Mike has had the privilege to speak on stages worldwide because of his passion for connecting with entrepreneurs.
     
    As the founder of Profit First Professionals, he empowers accountants, bookkeepers, and business coaches with t

    • 27 min
    Ep. 149 - ALL IN: Power Skills with Kelly Ruta

    Ep. 149 - ALL IN: Power Skills with Kelly Ruta

    In this ALL IN edition of Profit First Nation, Danielle welcomes Kelly Sullivan Ruta, a clinical psychotherapist turned coach, focused on building an unstoppable team by cultivating emotional agility. 
    Kelly shares insights into the concept of the Ultimate Inner Operating System, emphasizing the importance of skills like emotional agility and emotional intelligence in scaling a business via power skills.
    If you want to learn how to enhance your own emotional intelligence and empower your teams for success, this episode is for you.
     
    TIMESTAMPS:
    [00:19] Introduction to the episode and guest, Kelly Sullivan Ruda. [03:31] Discussion on the importance of emotional agility when scaling a business and building a strong team. [04:50] Highlighting the impact of emotional agility on talent retention, stress reduction, and avoiding burnout. [06:47] Example of a company overcoming challenges through the development of emotional agility. [09:19] The significance of incorporating learning and development into an organization for employee satisfaction and business success. [14:13] Reframing soft skills as power skills and their measurable impact on business outcomes. [16:50] Distinguishing between emotional agility and emotional intelligence. [19:06] Connecting emotional intelligence to effective communication, problem-solving, and creating a positive workplace culture. [22:27] Emphasizing the importance of aligning team values and the positive outcomes it produces.  Key Takeaways:
    Developing emotional agility is a powerful tool for leaders and teams to navigate challenges, maintain resilience, and create a positive work environment. Reframe the terminology from "soft skills" to "power skills" to acknowledge the measurable impact these skills have on business outcomes, team performance, and overall success. Emotional intelligence is essential for leaders to connect on a deeper level with their teams, fostering a positive workplace culture, reducing turnover, and increasing employee satisfaction. Kelly Sullivan Ruta is a clinical psychotherapist of two decades who made a leap into the coaching world to help entrepreneurs create an ultimate inner operating system for scaling without breakdown.
     
    Kelly believes entrepreneurs are perfectly positioned to create a massive positive impact on the planet. But she also knows that no strategy, plan, or tactic will ever outperform one’s mindset, limiting beliefs, conditioned programs, or habits. She is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs do deep inner work while they scale and grow.
     
    Resources:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyruta/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/KellyRutaMentor 
    https://www.instagram.com/kellysruta/
    https://kellyruta.com/
    https://kellyruta.com/op/psw-audio-series/ 
     
    Pre-Order ALL IN: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams https://www.amazon.com/All-Great-Leaders-Build-Unstoppable/dp/0593544501/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=all+in+mike+michalowicz&qid=1700164489&sr=8-1
     
    ABOUT THE HOST:
    Danielle Mulvey is a former flight attendant-turned-entrepreneur and owns multiple businesses doing $50 million in annual revenue. She is one of the exclusive, select group of Mastery-Certified Profit First Professionals worldwide and the go-to “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” workshop facilitator for Profit First and WSJ Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz following his keynote speeches. Danielle is currently running multiple businesses, from start-ups to mature businesses with 10-year plus track records and revenues ranging from $1M to $50 million in annual revenues and is a certified numbers geek about Profit First, leveraging the DIY cash management system for small business to achieve maximum profitability. She can personally guide business owners to achieve maximum profitability based on her 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur who has been there and done that.
     
    Additionally, Danielle authored the book The Rapid Read™ Guide to The 5-Star Employee Rating Syst

    • 27 min
    Ep. 148- Q&A: Instant Assessments with Mike Michalowicz

    Ep. 148- Q&A: Instant Assessments with Mike Michalowicz

    In this episode, Danielle is joined by Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First, as they tackle questions from Mike's email inbox regarding doing your Instant Assessment.
    In addition to highlighting the importance of adhering to established profit percentages as a business grows, they provide additional guidance to another business owner to use the Profit First Target Allocation Percentages Chart for financial clarity, and help yet another entrepreneur on how to simplify income and expense categorization. 
    BONUS: Danielle provides additional valuable insights, emphasizing the significance of sales and providing practical pricing strategies for service-based businesses.
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    [00:36] Introduction to Episode - Q&A about instant assessments [00:47] Question 1 - Real revenue calculation for a fitness equipment distributor [04:10] Question 2 - Owner's comp and adjusting allocation percentages as the business grows [07:40]Question 3 - Challenges in understanding real revenue for a telehealth business [15:36] Question 4 - Calculating materials and subs for a plumbing business [21:27] Question 5 - Allocating expenses for an Airbnb management business KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    For businesses with significant material costs, especially those exceeding 10% of gross revenue, it's crucial to make a real revenue adjustment. Subtracting these costs gives a more accurate picture of the service-based real  revenue generated. As a business grows or experiences changes, adhere to the Target Allocation Percentages Chart, but be open to dynamic adjustments. Working with a Profit First professional helps in recalibrating allocations based on the current business status. Keep expense categorization simple. Break down costs transparently for customers when necessary, allowing for better communication and potentially higher acceptance of fees. If managing multiple entities, maintain clarity by treating each business separately. ABOUT THE HOSTS:
     
    Danielle Mulvey is a former flight attendant-turned-entrepreneur and owns multiple businesses doing $50 million in annual revenue. She is one of the exclusive, select group of Mastery-Certified Profit First Professionals worldwide and the go-to “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” workshop facilitator for Profit First and WSJ Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz following his keynote speeches. Danielle is currently running multiple businesses, from start-ups to mature businesses with 10-year plus track records and revenues ranging from $1M to $40 million in annual revenues and is a certified numbers geek about Profit First, leveraging the DIY cash management system for small business to achieve maximum profitability. She can personally guide business owners to achieve maximum profitability based on her 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur who has been there and done that.
     
    Additionally, Danielle authored the book The Rapid Read™ Guide to The 5-Star Employee Hiring System™ and is currently collaborating with Wall Street Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz on his new book, to be released in Q1 2024, titled ALL IN: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams.

    Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur and New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, SURGE, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Clockwork, Fix This Next and Get Different. BusinessWeek called Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, a business cult classic. His books have been translated into ten languages, and Mike has had the privilege to speak on stages worldwide because of his passion for connecting with entrepreneurs.
     
    As the founder of Profit First Professionals, he empowers accountants, bookkeepers, and business coaches with the tools and techniques to maximize client profitability, allowing them to uplevel from being one of the 83% of small businesses operating check-to-check and struggling to be profitable to becoming one of the 17% of thriving and highly valuable businesses with c

    • 24 min
    Ep. 147- Switzerland Structure

    Ep. 147- Switzerland Structure

    In this episode of Profit First Nation, Danielle discusses the importance of the "Switzerland Structure" in your business. 
    The Switzerland Structure is about avoiding over-dependence on a single customer, employee, or vendor to ensure the long-term success and profitability of your business. 
    Danielle emphasizes the need for diversification, customer value analysis, employee cross-training, and vendor audits.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    [00:27] Introduction to the podcast and the topic of the "Switzerland Structure." [02:38] Explanation of why it's crucial not to be overly dependent on one customer, employee, or vendor. [08:14] The Pareto Principle applied to customer diversification. [12:04] Avoiding over-dependence on a single employee by cross-training and ensuring no one is a linchpin. [17:57] Conducting a vendor audit to prevent over-reliance on one supplier and keeping incentives in check. [21:54] Encouragement to submit questions and information on how to connect with certified Profit First professionals.  
    KEY TAKEAWAYS: 
    Don't rely too heavily on one customer. Diversify your customer base to ensure steady income and reduce risk. Prevent over-dependence on a single employee by cross-training your team, ensuring others can cover their responsibilities. Regularly review your vendor relationships and consider incentives carefully to maintain a healthy balance between quality and cost.  
    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
     
    Danielle Mulvey is a former flight attendant-turned-entrepreneur and owns multiple businesses doing $50 million in annual revenue. She is one of the exclusive, select group of Mastery-Certified Profit First Professionals worldwide and the go-to “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” workshop facilitator for Profit First and WSJ Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz following his keynote speeches. Danielle is currently running multiple businesses, from start-ups to mature businesses with 10-year plus track records and revenues ranging from $1M to $40 million in annual revenues and is a certified numbers geek about Profit First, leveraging the DIY cash management system for small business to achieve maximum profitability. She can personally guide business owners to achieve maximum profitability based on her 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur who has been there and done that.
     
    Additionally, Danielle authored the book The Rapid Read™ Guide to The 5-Star Employee Rating System™ and is currently collaborating with Wall Street Journal best-selling author Mike Michalowicz on his new book, to be released in Q1 2024, titled ALL IN: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams.

    Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur and New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, SURGE, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Clockwork, Fix This Next and Get Different. BusinessWeek called Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, a business cult classic. His books have been translated into ten languages, and Mike has had the privilege to speak on stages worldwide because of his passion for connecting with entrepreneurs.
     
    As the founder of Profit First Professionals, he empowers accountants, bookkeepers, and business coaches with the tools and techniques to maximize client profitability, allowing them to uplevel from being one of the 83% of small businesses operating check-to-check and struggling to be profitable to becoming one of the 17% of thriving and highly valuable businesses with cash in the bank to correlate to profitability. Mike also co-founded the business growth consultancy Provendus Group and has successfully founded, built, and sold two technology service-based companies. He is passionate about sharing his experiences and advice with entrepreneurs and sits on formal and informal advisory boards while maintaining relationships with angel and early-stage investors.




    RESOURCES:
    Danielle Mulvey - Website https://www.daniellemulvey.com/
    Danielle Mulvey - Linkedin http://linkedin.com/in/d

    • 23 min

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