John Mautner is a serial entrepreneur. His strategies and principles led him to start up 5 companies over the past 25 years.
Inc. Magazine awarded the first business he started at 26 as an Inc. 500 winner and one of America's 500 fastest growing companies (actually #188). Starting with $10,000 and no experience, he grew the company from one location selling fresh hot-roasted cinnamon-glazed almonds on a small nut cart to over 100 locations in the biggest theme parks, professional sports stadiums, arenas and shopping malls across the globe. The company grew to over $100,000,000 in system-wide sales in 6 years. John has learned from a lot of trial and error and from the school of hard knocks and he knows what it takes to go from good to great and emerge a success.
In an effort to help the countless struggling companies in the US grow so they can realize their dreams and to keep and create good paying jobs and to help stimulate the economy, John founded the Cycle-of-Success Institute, or COSi, in 2001. It's the first [and only] business coaching program of it type that coaches and trains presidents and managers of small to mid-sized companies through an award winning 12 step program that rapidly enhances business performance and growth. COSi grows businesses that grow communities and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn named March 16th "COSi Day in the State of Illinois" for saving companies and creating and retaining thousands of jobs.
John has become an in-demand speaker and acknowledged specialist in the small business growth and he knows what it takes to build a successful high growth company. He has presented high impact workshops to thousands of business leaders across the country.
In addition to founding COSi, John hosted a live talk radio show in Chicago, "Small Business Talk" on AM-1530. John has been featured on MS-NBC, Yahoo Finance, and in Entrepreneur Magazine, and he is a past member of the USA Today Small Business Panel and the past Illinois Honorary Chairman for the U.S. Department of Commerce Small Business Committee. He was named one of the 50 Unstoppable People from the book "unstoppable," and he was called a 40 Under 40 CEO to watch.
John Mautner www.johnmautner.com is the co-author of the "Cycle-of -Success" audio book published by Nightingale Conant and most recently, the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of The Profit Pattern. www.profitpattern.com