Michael McNinch was a director of Credit Suisse First Boston for six years in London, managing hedge funds and wealth portfolios. He gave up the corporate life to grow a handyman franchisor in Phoenix called Maintenance Made Simple. Here we talk about making that jump to the life of an entrepreneur, why he chose to buy a business instead of create one from scratch, and his plans for growing the company.
Jay Goltz is CEO and Founder of The Goltz Group and very successful entrepreneur and author. His 1997 book, The Street-Smart Entrepreneur: 133 Tough Lessons I Learned The Hard Way, discusses how Jay earned success through trial and error and determined hard work. Here we talk about what things helped him succeed in business, why he decided not to franchise his company, and the thing he thinks was the number one reason he is a successful entrepreneur.