043: Build A Legacy Not A Business – Michele Scism

Michele Scism is decisive, driven and committed to helping business owners build thriving, leveraged businesses. She is a serial entrepreneur who knows how it feels to fail miserably at business, at one time the bank actually called demanding their $1.5 million back, and also knows how it feels to sign the contract to sell your company for $9 million dollars.

Interesting Notes

  • Michele sold the family's company for 9 million dollars in 2007. She is a third generation entrepreneur.
  • She was a Retail Accounting Manager for 2 years.
  • She is a business coach. She retired after selling the Trucking Company. Her coaching business was born in January in 2010.
  • Michele has 18 private clients and an additional 400+ with products and programs.
  • She dances in her spare time.
  • If we don't create our business in a way that it can survive without us then everything we have done would be gone.
  • Michele would like to create a system where she can teach others to do what she does.
  • If you are starting your online business, do not quit your job on day 1, look at how you are going to make the revenue.
  • Her first year, she used social media. She built a larger following.


  • “You are only a real business owner if you know you can leave and go on vacation with your family and you are still making money”
  • “Everything takes work”
  • “You just have to get started”
  • “Just go find something you want to sell”
  • “eBay is so loved by Google and the search engines”


  • Good Team
  • Hootsuite
  • Asana

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