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An expert in business entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership, Michael E. Gerber is Founder and Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide, a company that has helped over 50,000 businesses in more than 145 countries to thrive. He is described by Inc. Magazine as “the world's #1 small business guru" and is one of the top authors on Business Week's list of bestsellers. The author of seven E-Myth books, Michael has a unique perspective of the trials facing an individual entrepreneur and a passion for helping them to stop working “in" their business and start working “on" it.

In recent years Michael has moved from working on existing businesses to addressing the special needs of start-up entrepreneurs. His company The Dreaming Room conducts intensive weekend gatherings in the USA, Canada and the UK to assist entrepreneurs with a vision for a world-class start-up. That experience is the inspiration for his work Awakening the Entrepreneur Within, which explains his belief that a truly flourishing business must touch the lives of its customers, employees, suppliers and financial backers in meaningful ways.

Michael's vision for individual entrepreneurship is best summed up in his own words: "I believe in that vision. I believe in that possibility for all who would pursue the entrepreneurial call. For this reason, everything that I do in business and every book I write from this time on will be aimed to further this cause by awakening the entrepreneur within the countless millions of people worldwide who are inspired by the possibility of creating world class companies–companies that fulfill that deep abiding vision in each of us to transform our world.”

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Michael E. Gerber is the Founder & Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide, the coaching, training, and education firm he founded in 1977 to transform the development of small businesses worldwide. Now approaching its 30th year, Michael’s E-Myth company has achieved stunning results by helping to grow more than 50,000 businesses in over 145 countries. As the author of seven E-Myth books, including the mega-bestseller The E-Myth Revisited, Michael has established his revolutionary perspective as the gold standard for small business development, becoming what Inc. Magazine called “the world’s #1 small business guru” and one of Business Week’s bestselling authors of the past decades. Michael’s passion and genius for understanding the plight of the individual entrepreneur is the crux of his tremendous appeal and success, and has formed the core value of the E-Myth brand as it has evolved over nearly three decades. Indeed, the unique ability of Michael Gerber’s E-Myth Perspective to help desperate small business operators overcome their “entrepreneurial seizure” and begin to work ON their business, and not merely IN it, is the very heart of the E-Myth revolution.

Now 70 years young and unquenched in his passion to transform entrepreneurship worldwide, Michael Gerber is turning his attention from the development of existing businesses to the special needs of entrepreneurs in the Startup. In December 2005 he launched a new venture for entrepreneurs seeking to create world class startups, In the Dreaming Room, LLC, which is conducting 2 ½ day intensive weekend gatherings in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Based on his experiences with entrepreneurs in these “Dreaming Room” events, Michael is also working on his next major book–Awakening the Entrepreneur Within–which will be published by Doubleday in the Fall of 2007. Of this new period in his life and career, he says: “There is an entirely new kind of entrepreneur coming alive in America today and thousands are joining their ranks every week. I call each man and woman joining this revolution, quite simply, ‘the awakened entrepreneur.’ The Awakened Entrepreneur ® is inspired by the belief that to flourish truly a business must touch the lives of each of its four primary influencers–its customers, its employees, its suppliers, and its lenders & shareholders–in a deep and meaningful way. Awakened Entrepreneurs seek a path that has, at its core, a higher, more inspiring meaning than just making money, or selling a product, or seizing market share. Above all, they are trailblazers seeking to transform lives in all that they do. Their businesses are, unfailingly, a stunning reflection of this transformational resolve. I believe in that vision. I believe in that possibility for all who would pursue the entrepreneurial call. For this reason, everything that I do in business and every book I write from this time on will be aimed to further this cause by awakening the entrepreneur within the countless millions of people worldwide who are inspired by the possibility of creating world class companies–companies that fulfill that deep abiding vision in each of us to transform our world.”

Michael Gerber lives with his wife, Luz Delia, in Petaluma, California, where they are intentionally and joyously pursuing their shared vision for transforming the world one small business owner at a time.


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"We need to take on an entrepreneurial mindset, we need to become founders again," says Michael Gerber, expounding his vision of entrepreneurship as a driving force for social good. He explains that we must “awaken the entrepreneur within" in order to create a society more akin to the original vision of the Founding Fathers.

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Michael Gerber brings his expertise in entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership to inspiring talks on the ways in which small businesses can grow and become great.

His keynote speeches are based on the experience of helping more than 70,000 small-business clients across the globe and writing books that have been translated into twenty-nine languages. He shows how entrepreneurs can move from dreams to reality and how the biggest problem can sometimes be the biggest opportunity.

Michael's ideas are taught in 118 universities across the world, and you have a unique opportunity to bring his valuable presentations to your business.

For the past 40 years, Michael E. Gerber has served as a leading voice for entrepreneurship and small business development worldwide. INC. MAGAZINE calls Mr. Gerber “The World’s #1 Small Business Guru.”

As a result of the work he has done with more than 70,000 small business clients in 145 countries, the enormously successful books he has authored, the fact that his work is published in 29 languages, and his ideas are taught in 118 universities, hundreds of organizations have invited Mr. Gerber to address their audiences throughout the world.

Suggested Programs:

  • In The Dreaming Room is at the heart of the Entrepreneur
  • Awakening the Entrepreneur
  • The Entrepreneur Incubator
  • The Age of the Entrepreneur
  • Turning Your Biggest Problem into Your Biggest Opportunity
  • The E-Myth Revolution
  • In The Dreaming Room
  • Great Things Grow in Great Places!


Michael Gerber Speaker Testimonials Back to top

I want to thank you for the wonderful job performed by you and all the E-Myth people at the most recent "Leadership Intensive".
Toby Rappolt, Sunset Soccer Supply

This has transformed my idea of where my business will go and be.
I feel ready with skills to change my future.
Stephanie Maciel, Creative Printing

I came to the session to help me decide whether or not to open my own small business after months of indecisiveness. I am now so sure that I will move forward with my dream because I have learned the tools to help me be successful.
Kathy Reddick

E-Myth is the foundation to all business. If you are in business, you need E-Myth.
David Deloury, Deloury Industries

It was a terrific experience and I will be applying a lot of E-Myth′s principles in my professional, as well as, my personal life. Thank you!
Dustin White, Deloury Industries

This has been an awesome experience.
Chris Hard, Tucker Concrete Co., Inc.

I′m one step from bankruptcy and this seminar has given me the tools to recovery and a program for coaching and accountability.
Brent Borden, Aero Engineering, Inc.

I had very high expectations going into this Intensive, and you exceed them. Our trainer was excellent. The program gave me clarity to do things that I can implement immediately.
Ted Klimczak, Donovan, Klimczak and Co., CPAs

Reading the E-Myth Revisited changed my perspective. Attending the E-Myth Intensive changed my life. Thank you.
Ardeth Hollo, Hollo & Associates, Inc.

It has changed my life!
Travis Kaulbars, Natural Green Landscaping

I have realized that the key frustrations in my business can be addressed in a workable way. The mountains I thought were insurmountable have suddenly become hills.
Neil Gordon, Decorating with Fabric




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I want to thank you for the wonderful job performed by you and all the E-Myth people at the most recent "Leadership Intensive".
Toby Rappolt, Sunset Soccer Supply

This has transformed my idea of where my business will go and be.
I feel ready with skills to change my future.
Stephanie Maciel, Creative Printing

I came to the session to help me decide whether or not to open my own small business after months of indecisiveness. I am now so sure that I will move forward with my dream because I have learned the tools to help me be successful.
Kathy Reddick

E-Myth is the foundation to all business. If you are in business, you need E-Myth.
David Deloury, Deloury Industries

It was a terrific experience and I will be applying a lot of E-Myth′s principles in my professional, as well as, my personal life. Thank you!
Dustin White, Deloury Industries

This has been an awesome experience.
Chris Hard, Tucker Concrete Co., Inc.

I′m one step from bankruptcy and this seminar has given me the tools to recovery and a program for coaching and accountability.
Brent Borden, Aero Engineering, Inc.

I had very high expectations going into this Intensive, and you exceed them. Our trainer was excellent. The program gave me clarity to do things that I can implement immediately.
Ted Klimczak, Donovan, Klimczak and Co., CPAs

Reading the E-Myth Revisited changed my perspective. Attending the E-Myth Intensive changed my life. Thank you.
Ardeth Hollo, Hollo & Associates, Inc.

It has changed my life!
Travis Kaulbars, Natural Green Landscaping

I have realized that the key frustrations in my business can be addressed in a workable way. The mountains I thought were insurmountable have suddenly become hills.
Neil Gordon, Decorating with Fabric


The Most Successful Small Business in The World: The Ten Principles
"Gerber′s books never disappoint. These Ten Principles help you dig in to create newer, bigger ideas during our deeply troubled times, ultimately producing a great renewal—of mind, of body, of spirit, and leading to a new operating system where anything is possible and growth is built into the culture."
—Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the New York Times and#1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Speed of Trust

"This book doesn′t just describe great business principles—it MAKES business history. Your economic survival hinges on you reading this book!"
—Jack Canfield, coauthor of the New York Times #1 bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and author of The Success Principles

"Gerber is the master in giving us the essence. Every business begins small, then grows and endures in accordance with its founding principles. His new book scores a perfect 10!"
—Denis Waitley, author of The Psychology of Winning
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For the past 40 years, Michael E. Gerber has served as a leading voice for entrepreneurship and small business development worldwide. INC. MAGAZINE calls Mr. Gerber “The World’s #1 Small Business Guru.”

As a result of the work he has done with more than 70,000 small business clients in 145 countries, the enormously successful books he has authored, the fact that his work is published in 29 languages, and his ideas are taught in 118 universities, hundreds of organizations have invited Mr. Gerber to address their audiences throughout the world.

Suggested Programs:

  • In The Dreaming Room is at the heart of the Entrepreneur
  • Awakening the Entrepreneur
  • The Entrepreneur Incubator
  • The Age of the Entrepreneur
  • Turning Your Biggest Problem into Your Biggest Opportunity
  • The E-Myth Revolution
  • In The Dreaming Room
  • Great Things Grow in Great Places!


Demo Video


"We need to take on an entrepreneurial mindset, we need to become founders again," says Michael Gerber, expounding his vision of entrepreneurship as a driving force for social good. He explains that we must “awaken the entrepreneur within" in order to create a society more akin to the original vision of the Founding Fathers.

Interview