Barry Moltz helps small business owners get unstuck.
Barry gets business owners growing again by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs, Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners out of their funk and marching forward. Barry applies simple, strategic steps to facilitate change for entrepreneurs, and gets them growing their business once again.
Who am I anyway?
I have worked for one of the largest companies in the world.
I have been promoted every year and received the highest awards from my employers. At times, I thought my career could only go up.
I have been fired more than once.
I have started three businesses.
I sold my last business, but I have also gone out of business and been kicked out of my business…(luckily, not in that order).
I have seen sales skyrocket one year and then seen them sink like a stone the next year.
I have hired hundreds of people and unfortunately, I have had to fire some of them.
Quotes I Learned That Are True To Me:
“Love everyone, trust a few, and paddle your own canoe.”
“Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.”
“Start from where you are.”
What I Learned Practically:
Business is always about people.
Success can seem like a near death experience.
Focus, Focus, Focus.
Watch your cash flow.
Barry Moltz has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 15 years.
After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry has branched out into a number of entrepreneurship-related activities. He founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation.
His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. It is in its fourth reprint and has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean and Thai. His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows how to bounce back in the Great Recession and has been translated into German and Korean. Barry’s third book, BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self Service World talks about the how customer service is the new marketing in a social media world.
Barry is a nationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship who has given over 100 speeches to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. He has taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at IIT( Illinois Institute of Technology). He was elected to the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2004. He hosts his own radio show, Business Insanity Talk Radio, and blogs regularly for the Chicago Tribune’s Chicago Now and Crain’s Chicago Enterprise City.
Moltz has written articles for many national publications. Moltz also wrote a chapter in the book, “State of the Art: American Angel Investing”, (The Darden School, The Batten Institute). Moltz wrote the foreword for Penguin Books’ new “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Business Plans”.