Speakers Profile - Michael E. Gerber










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Michael E. Gerber is the world's #1 small business author of 13 books on entrepreneurship and small business management. His N.Y. Times bestseller, 'The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work And What to Do About It', is utilized in 118 Universities as a foundational entrepreneurial textbook, is translated in 29 languages, and has been utilized in the creation of the curriculum of Michael E. Gerber Companies, ventures Mr. Gerber has founded in order to 'Bring the Dream Back to Small Business worldwide.'
The underlying premise of Mr. Gerber's books and services is that the vast majority of small businesses fail for want of entrepreneurial leadership. Mr. Gerber's experience working with more than 70,000 small business clients in 145 countries, has proven this contention to be true: That most small business owners are 'technicians suffering from an entrepreneurial seizure' who have started their business to create a job for themselves ('to become their own boss'), rather than as entrepreneurs whose desire it is to grow a substantial enterprise. To fix that problem -- and to transform the operating effectiveness of all small businesses -- Mr. Gerber's services focus on changing the owner-client's point of view, by providing them with a new paradigm of organizational growth. Mr. Gerber calls that new paradigm, 'Going to work ON your business, rather than going to work IN your business.' The services of Mr. Gerber's companies are designed to help his clients do just that: first, by 'starting their business all over again' with 'a Dream, Vision, Purpose and Mission' commensurate with a robust growth model consistent with that of an entrepreneur; and, second, by taking the now entrepreneurial client and his or her revitalized company through a unique process Mr. Gerber calls 'innovation, quantification and orchestration' to build the essential systems needed to grow a company that can 'work without you, rather than because of you', the primary focus of Mr. Gerber's work.
There are four Michael E. Gerber Companies: E-Myth Worldwide, whose primary focus is to 'fix broken businesses'; ORIGINATION, whose primary focus is to 'awaken the entrepreneur within' the unemployed, underemployed, self employed and sole proprietors throughout the world to help them to start up and grow a truly successful 'turnkey business' as described in Mr. Gerber's books; Michael E. Gerber Partners, whose primary focus is to author dozens of new Vertical E-Myth Books, such as The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don't Work and What To Do About It, which was Co Authored by two attorneys who have applied Mr. Gerber's E-Myth business model toward the development of their immensely successful Estate Planning Practice, now operating in 136 legal practices throughout the United States. The intention of Michael E. Gerber Partners is to assist its Co Authors to grow their E-Myth Practice through either coaching, licensing or franchising their successful system to their peers in their industry. As this occurs, it is Mr. Gerber's Vision that, with his Co Authored books and Partners leading the way in each and every Vertical Market throughout the world, there will be tens of thousands of companies utilizing Mr. Gerber's E-Myth Point of View in the development of their uniquely effective companies to create, what Mr. Gerber calls, 'an economic development initiative of staggering proportions.' The Fourth Michael E. Gerber venture is Certified Capital Advisors Inc, a financial development firm based upon the work of Steve Wilkinghoff, a Certified Public Accountant in Canada, whose Found Money book was published by Wiley Publishers in 2010, and whose company he and Mr. Gerber founded to teach small business owners how to think about financial decisions in a completely unique way, all for the purpose of building 'profit centric systems' in their companies in order to better realize their objectives.
Mr. Gerber lives with his wife, Luz Delia Gerber, who is also his partner and Co Founder of Michael E. Gerber Companies, in Carlsbad, California, designing, growing, and expanding their Dream Center, which Mrs. Gerber calls their 'Campus', to further inspire and teach the thousands of E-Myth advocates who come to them from throughout the world.