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Become the leader your people need you to be.
The transition from bootstrapping entrepreneur to effective leader is arduous, and very few can make the transition. This is what Grow was written to do–assist in that transformation.
Grow, is focused on taking a business from the first day of cash flow to sustainability. It shows readers how to build their organization into one with
• an environment that expects people to thrive,
• a leader who meets the organization where it needs to be met, and
• trust as a baseline for all relationships.
The path set forth for readers in Grow will not only give business owners many options, but it will also put them in an incredibly strong position to cash out, if and when they decide to choose that option. This book was written to help readers reach the promised land of sustainability in their businesses.
Michael J. McFall is the Everyman CEO. Mike doesn’t have a yacht, a podcast or an MBA, and you won’t hear him talking about being disruptive, leveraging assets or changing paradigms. He is, however, the founder of Global Orange Development and the co-CEO of BIGGBY COFFEE®, a fast-growing $100-million-dollar coffee franchise with 250+ locations across the Midwest. At a time when there’s a lot of confident-sounding start-up advice from academics or ultra-wealthy tycoons, Mike’s remarkable life journey from minimum-wage barista to business leader has given him a very different outlook. His perspective on business–shaped spending the last 23 years helping hundreds of people open and operate successful coffee shops–provides a much-needed road map for today’s entrepreneurs so they can turn their ideas into a profitable reality. If Mike’s business philosophy can be distilled down to its essence, it would be this: Be brave. Be humble. Be thoughtful. Be aware of others. And be yourself.