Chuck Blakeman

Business Expert

Chuck started and built eight businesses in 25 years in the U.S. and internationally, and now uses his leadership experience to advise others. His company, Crankset Group, provides outcome-based mentoring and peer advisory for business leaders worldwide in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia. Chuck sold one of his businesses to the largest consumer fulfillment company in America and led three other $10- $100 million companies through repositioning in the marketing support services industry. He presently leads the Crankset Group and a for-profit business based in Africa, focused on developing local economies to solve poverty. Chuck is a results leader, and has decades of sales, marketing and operations experience leading companies in marketing, import/export, fulfillment, call centers, website development, printing and direct mail processing. His 2010 book, Making Money is Killing Your Business, was named #1 Business Book of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the largest business owner association in America. His new book released in Nov 2013, Why Employees are ALWAYS a Bad Idea, has been named a Top Ten Business Book of 2013.

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