Small Business to the Core
We don’t just believe in small business—we live it.
Michael is one of the Managing Directors of Business Design Corporation, a business development company for small and mid size businesses.
Business Design Corporation develops and implements technologies that businesses use to become great companies – companies that can grow by capitalizing on and leveraging systems and processes that produce consistent & reliable results.
- What is a GREAT company?
- How do you create a GREAT company – one that SERVES its people?
- How do you move from the chaos that so often characterizes growth, into order, and implement and leverage processes to create consistency and reliability?
These are the questions that Michael will address when working with a business. His purpose is to use the technologies that Business Design Corporation has developed to make a difference in the lives of those who run and work in businesses – to transform lives by helping to achieve true business and personal freedom.
Michael is an internationally known business & personal development coach and speaker. His focus is on developing and implementing cutting edge success technologies that deliver strategic vision and personal success to business owners paving the way for true business and personal freedom. His purpose is to transform the lives of business owners by building high performance companies that produce consistent & reliable results.
For more than 17 years, Michael has helped people discover their goals and achieve their vision. He has been an entrepreneur all his life, with successful careers in the Industrial Tools & Fasteners Industry, Software Development & Distribution as well as Professional Sports & Entertainment Ticket Distribution and Sales & Management Consulting.
He has consulted with many world renowned organizations including the San Francisco Giants Baseball Franchise and Los Angeles’ Center Theater Group.
In 1997, after selling his software company of 12 years, Michael enrolled in an Advanced Senior E-Myth Consultancy Certification, completing the program from Michael Gerber’s E-Myth Academy 4 years later. In the subsequent years, he delivered The E-Myth Mastery Program to hundreds of business owners successfully applying business development techniques.
As one of the Managing Directors of Business Design Corporation, Michael continues to teach proven life and business development systems to business owners and senior managers in most English speaking countries around the globe. He and his wife, Katrina, live in Sonoma, California.
Shannon is the other Managing Director of Business Design Corporation. From 1994 to 1998 Shannon worked as a Senior Consultant, then as Manager of Consulting Services at E-Myth World Wide. With more than 13 years of experience with The E-Myth Mastery Program and in business consulting, Shannon has worked with hundreds of small business owners to systemize and develop their businesses. Projects have included; management development, sales development & training, customer service, financial evaluation & controlling, work flow analysis, process mapping & organizational development and much more. She has been accountable for client relationships, program development and business development with a wide variety of companies.
In addition to this direct client experience Shannon was part of the consulting team that contributed to the development and implementation of the E-Myth Mastery Program. While at E-Myth World Wide, Shannon managed, coached and trained E-myth coaches as well as countless Certified E-Myth Consultants.
From start-up organizations to large corporations she has mentored and made lasting impressions through her work. She has had customer-facing responsibilities related to sales, account management and delivery of consulting services for large publicly held companies, like Allied Domecq, Allstate Insurance and Commworld.
Serving as adjunct facility at Sonoma State University Shannon taught Small Business Analysis in The Business and Economics Department. During which time her students won the Small Business Institutes’ Project of the Year award. The Project of the Year competition was developed to recognize outstanding student work in small business consulting.
Shannon is one of the founding partners of Business Design Corporation and now serves as the companies Vice President of Program Development and Client Services. In this capacity she is accountable for the company’s delivery of world-class client services and for the development and execution of the on-line software tools. She is the primary inventor and developer of Business Design Corp’s new on-line business development tool, TouchStone, which has revolutionized the way businesses document, disseminate and manage their systems and procedures.