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My Work With Project Baseline Is Gaining Traction Worldwide

Those who know me a little closer know that I’m very fond of SCUBA diving. A few year back some of my good friends from the dive community commence a ongoing project named Project Baseline.

The idea is for everyone who is diving to help on a voluntary basis collect data in the form of still images and video of their personal dive spots, and then update these as they dive the same spots again over time. The first recordings will serve as a baseline with which any evolution as may be witnessed in the form of changes taking place over time and as documented by the images. The images taken over a stretch of time will serve as proof to any effects (good, bad or none) at least on a visual basis.

It’s a great idea and one that aims to get far spanning reach by engaging even amateur divers from any corner of the world.

Well, shortly after my friends established this phenomenal idea, I co-founded (with among others my friend Robert Carmichael) the South Florida chapter, which we have aptly named the Gulfstream chapter after the Gulfstream that stretches its way all the way from South and further up North alongside the coast of Florida.

Now, one of the specific sites that we documented thoroughly was that of the Osborne Tire Reef. It’s the story of good intentions gone bad as millions of tires were bundled together and sunk into the ocean in the hope of creating artificial reefs that would attract wildlife and better marine life altogether. The plan failed miserably as the tires are too mobile and instead move around dramatically with every storm and actually migrate towards, into and over the natural reefs further towards land as well as further towards the sea.

In other words, the tires are destroying fragile natural corals that takes forever to regenerate if even given the chance.

As you can imagine it’s an important story and an interesting one too.

I strongly suggest you go and visit our story on it and perhaps check out some of the other projects that we have documented as well.

Well, as you might also gather, it’s of extreme importance that knowledge of these issues are place into the right hands including more and more public awareness, so politicians will actually do something about it (ever seen any politician pursue a mission that didn’t have a public awareness?). So it pleases me to see that my extensive work in publicizing these projects and project sites are beginning to pay off. Recently one curator of news from around the world (website) picked up the story.

At least one agency has reached out to me to inquire about rights of use of my images. Several journalists have called for various insights and questions and today a website in Italy also posted about it.

It’s a small step in the right direction, but it all gives us more encouragement to continue this important work.

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Check out our Osborne Tire Reef documentation.

More on Project Baseline Gulfstream Chapter:

Enveloping the origin of the Gulf stream’s northern flow in the most extreme point of the Florida Key’s (Dry Tortugas) to north of Port Canaveral, Florida and encompassing the entire Bahamas, Project Baseline’s Gulfstream Chapter is home to over 10-million people, the 3rd largest coral reef in world, a diverse 7-billion dollar economy and arguably the most influential “stream” on the globe. As divers we all know that as population has increased, the quality of the reef, fresh water supplies and fish population have declined in this region. Sharing “baseline” data with the other 99% (non-divers) of the population is the first goal on a path to assisting our citizens and leaders in developing sustainable policies, practices, lifestyles, progress, etc.

More than 95% of the Dry Tortugas National Park is underwater and has been well documented by academic dive/science programs for many years. This area is one of the boundaries for the Gulfstream Chapter of Project Baseline as start point for the Gulf Stream current entering the Florida and Bahamas. The southwest Florida shelf in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico is the primary feeder to the entire Florida Keyes and is the original spawning grounds for much of the marine life found in and around the Gulf Stream.

Less than 1% of the oceans are currently protected from industrial and residential developmental pressures, yet our oceans and fresh water bodies constitute more than 75% of the surface mass of the globe; this is in stark contrast to the 12% of land mass currently being protected today.  Project Baseline will assist to balance this ratio by efficiently providing compelling data to the public in an easily accessible, highly visible, graphic/image supported, open platform (Google Earth) and embracing the unstoppable power of the “citizen scientist”. We welcome input, collaboration and support from all.

 

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About Project Baseline
Project Baseline emerged from an awareness that good science practiced in a vacuum is often useless toward effecting change. Yet, the most energetic and well meaning public or private initiatives can be disastrous without well developed and rationale evaluation. In other words science and public policy must be informed by a persistent assessment of existing and evolving conditions. By coordinating and presenting a global collection of environmental conditions, Project Baseline will develop a long term catalogue of environmental conditions; this library may be used to enhance public awareness, inform scientific inquiry and develop public policy. We hope you will become motivated to support our collective best interest and become part of this global effort to save our world’s most precious natural resources.

The Mission: Protect our world’s aquatic environments and the clean water supply on which they depend.

The People: Project Baseline is made possible by the dedication of a global cast of volunteers dedicated to preserving the world’s most precious water resources.

The Process: Project Baseline helps channel the passion of passionate volunteers, the capacity of dedicated professionals and the energy of concerned citizens.

The Goal: Enable conservation by developing awareness and expanding knowledge while describing and cataloging historic and present-day conditions.

About Global Underwater Explorers
For more than a decade GUE’s non-profit efforts have been focused on the exploration, education and conservation of the aquatic realm. Our global base of representatives support a variety of programs which help reduce environmental impact and organize the passion of concerned citizens while collaborating with governmental and non-governmental organizations to facilitate public awareness of and support for aquatic conservation.

 

 

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Female Entrepreneurs Wanting To Learn To Build A Business

New Business Venture And New Challenges

3 New Challenges For Mikkel Pitzner. Helping women to build their own businesses and grow personally and become more independent, self reliant and more self confident.I have taken on a new venture on top of all the other ventures that I have started over the past year. Well, OK, truth be told some of the ventures I started during the past 12 months I have dropped before I even got very far down the road (which was to be expected), some of them are on temporary hold, but thankfully some of them are ongoing and growing. Some too slow and some at an appreciated pace.

Now there’s a few things special about the new venture, cause outside the challenge of making it work and become successful, this one entails a few other challenges to make things even more fun.

 

Here’s what’s special about this one:

Challenge Number 1:

To build a successful business with a Multi Level Marketing company/opportunity (MLM business).

Challenge Number 2:

Do this in an industry that I’m not supposed to be a very good fit for.

Challenge Number 3:

Help women become entrepreneurs and owners of their own businesses, grow and become financially independent and ultimately become more beautiful and radiant and not least self confident.

Now, this is all still very new and it’s even a challenge since my time is simultaneously filled with existing obligations, ventures and the like, but if you wish to follow along and learn more about this endeavor, then it might be a good idea for you to le me know by signing up for updates on this project, by entering your name and email in the form here below.

Warning: This venture may be of more relevance and interest to females. Just saying.

Featuring Steve Forbes and Mikkel Pitzner

My New Book Comes Out Tomorrow! And So Do Your Bonuses!

Successonomics Book Cover Title Featuring Mikkel Pitzner 300pxI know I mentioned this earlier today, but I want you to share in the excitement! My new book comes out tomorrow!  I’ve been collaborating with leading experts, professionals, and entrepreneurs from around the world to bring you a book that’s sure to change the way you think about the success and how you can claim it in your business and your life.

Success is one of those terms that can mean different things to different people. However, my co-authors and I have come up with some top secrets that lead to success, no matter how you define it, in SuccessOnomics! Even better, it’s available to you TOMORROW!!

Just for purchasing the book tomorrow on Amazon.com, and helping us get off to a great start, I’ve put together a huge bonus package for you!

I will send you a link to buy the book tomorrow on Amazon, but here’s a sneak peak at all the great stuff you’ll get JUST for spending $19.95!  Click here to check out the bonuses!

Just for purchasing the book tomorrow on Amazon, and helping us get off to a great start, you’ll get all of these great bonuses!

I will send you a link to buy the book tomorrow for just $19.95, and once you buy it, just email your Amazon.com receipt to bonus@celebritypresspublishing.com and they’ll send the bonuses right over to you! I haven’t decided yet what my bonus will be, but if you also send your receipt to me, then I will make sure that you will get some pretty cool bonuses from me personally. Indeed, if you’ll let me know what kind of bonus that you’ll like from me, well, then perhaps I can actually accommodate you.

Until Tomorrow!

Successonomics Book Cover Title Featuring Mikkel Pitzner

The Pathway to Success

Successonomics Book Cover Title Featuring Mikkel PitznerYou can define the word success. Webster did, he describes success as, “The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect or fame.” But, is that what it means to you? The strange thing is, we all perceive success differently. Each of us has different goals we aspire to achieve in life or business to define ourselves as successful. However, navigating down that ambiguous pathway to success isn’t always easy. Which is why I’m writing to you now. I don’t want you to have to walk that path alone any longer.

Over the last eight months, I’ve united with successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and experts from around the world including Steve Forbes to bring you the guide to success you’ve been waiting for. Each of us is successful in different areas, which means we’ve been through both wins and loses, and have taken action to claim the term success for ourselves. And now, we’re willing to share our methodology and mindset to guide and coach you to success in your own life.

This insight is brought to you in our new book, SuccessOnomics and it’s coming out this Thursday!

We’ll be launching the book this week, tomorrow in fact, Thursday, Sept 18th, (don’t worry I’ll remind you!), and I’ve put together a huge bonus package for you if you’ll help us launch the book!

Like I said, I’ll remind you, but if you are willing to help us launch with great success, by buying the book (It’s only $19.95!), then I’ll give you HUNDREDS of dollars worth of bonuses in addition to the great ideas you’ll receive from reading the book.

I appreciate your support and I’ll get back with you soon to remind you about the launch and to tell you more about the bonuses I’m putting together!

Stay tuned!

 

Mikkel Pitzner

 

Learn more about Successonomics here

Excited About The Business Management Platform Doc&Do – Could This Be The Solution For Banks To Save Billions Of Dollars?

The potential with the new enterprise that I have established with a partner, Frank Curtin, has great potential. I’m referring to Pivot Point Enterprises and most notably the potential of the business management platform that we have created called Doc&Do (Doc as in Document & Do as in the actions you take).

If you are yet unfamiliar with the Doc&Do platform, then let me just briefly tell you that it’s an online platform that helps you do many, many things, among which getting all your employees onto the same page so they can deliver what they need to deliver up to par on a consistent basis throughout your organization (both internally as well as externally). You can ensure that all your business processes get documented and the platform can then bring this key information to the new hires and others so they can perform any task in your business cause now they have the step by step instructions readily available.

Well, this is but one aspect of the Doc&Do business management platform’s abilities. It can do so much more as you will see if you start looking into it. In fact as you work more and more with the platform you will discover new and awesome ways in which you can use the platform to help you in your business and possibly elsewhere. It has these strengths because the platform is non-industry-specific and also super, super flexible. In other words you can make great use of the platform for your business – whatever your business does and whichever industry your business belongs to. It’s a super flexible platform, because you can set things up the way you like it. Yes, templates will be introduced and can help you on your way to great structure from the get go, but you don’t need to apply these and if you do, you can still change things, delete certain sections or add others where you wish to do so.

If you have followed news as of late, you may have seen how a number of banks have been fined huge fines for certain non compliance issues. These fines have run into billions of dollars, so it’s not an easily overlooked thing for the banks to worry about.

We explored a bit how the Doc&Do platform might help with such issues and how it could be of use in daily tasks associated with securing compliance and we found our platform to be absolutely perfectly befitting the challenges the banks have and indeed we believe that if they were to use the Doc&Do platform they might save a lot of money – well, possibly billions.

Our finding were confirmed when we spoke with a few bankers who took time to sit in with us on a presentation of the platform.

Needless to say, we are quite excited about this potential.

Naturally, this is not to say the bank in question has quite embraced our platform yet nor implemented it for their daily operations. We are only one meeting in and as one can imagine it’s a process for us to get the right persons within the bank to have the presentation and then following that it’s a process to have them reach a stage of approving the platform. But the bankers who saw the platform and had the opportunity to ask numerous questions and heard our suggestions of how it could help them from just a few perspectives, well, they were very impressed and agreed that the platform could help them tremendously.

Could Doc&Do Help Banks Save Billions

Again, this application of the platform is but one niche applications. The platform bring huge value to any organization and any business of any size and any industry.

We still have large challenges of bringing the full potential into real applications in the marketplace, but the platform is actually already fully operational, robust and secure. As we move forward, the platform will naturally continue its development and more than likely more benefits will be added to it over time. However, our biggest challenge is not making the platform work as intended cause it already does that, no one of the biggest challenges is actually that of telling the world in a brief sentence what the platform will do for them.

You see, when it can solve so many problems and add so much help it can be difficult to narrow the message down into a short sentence. Down into an elevator speech if you will. And if we tell people just how much it will be able to do for them and their business, well, then they’ll likely not believe us, for it’s so many problems it will solve and so many improvements it will bring. And we as humans are just wired in a way that, then we would believe this is just too good to be true.

Thus, if you are reading this, I would love to hear your feedback and your suggestions as to how we would word the benefits of our platform or how you would word what the platform does. If you need a more in depth demonstration of the platform then we would be happy to comply. Your help and feedback is valuable. And of course, if you were to see the platform in action and would get a glimpse of understanding it, then we know you too would want to adopt it for your business.

Click here if you want to learn more about Doc&Do

 

 

Breaking Through Book With Dr Nido Quebein and Mikkel Pitzner

Entrepreneur Mikkel Pitzner Hits Amazon Best-Seller List With New Business Book

Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, business consultant, professional board member, social media expert and consultant, recently hit two Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new book, “Breaking Through.”

 

Highlands Ranch, CO – June 24, 2014 – Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and speaker, recently joined accomplished business leader and dedicated philanthropist Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, along with other leading experts from around the world to co-write the book titled, Breaking Through: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Share Their Insights for Achieving Breakthrough Success! The book was released on June 12, 2014 by CelebrityPress™ – a leading business book publisher.

Breaking Through the book featuring Mikkel Pitzner

On the day of release, Breaking Through reached best-seller status in two Amazon.com categories – reaching #10 in the “Direct Marketing” category and #15 in the “Marketing For Small Business” category. Mikkel Pitzner contributed a chapter titled “Breaking Through – You Already Have Got All That You Need.”

Serial Entrepreneur, professional board member in Denmark, Sweden and the US, social media expert and consultant, investor and dreamer extraordinaire, Mikkel Pitzner is a Partner of unique marketing and trailer rental company, Freetrailer, which currently operates throughout Denmark, Sweden and Germany with more countries to come. He is the Partner in a company named Aksel & Ko that finds that special gimmick or solution corporations need for their marketing and campaign purposes. He is the CEO of RetailWise USA that provides highly valuable surveys and insights to large retailers and help them gain perspective of the true potentials of individual stores. He is also the CEO of Pivot Point Enterprises which has just launch a unique online business platform for businesses of all sizes and any industry on which to collaborate and manage all their business processes and so much more. Mikkel is also a multiple best selling author (with 7 best selling books published so far) and speaker. He teaches entrepreneurs how to create a business that will provide for the lifestyle of their choice while taking them off the treadmill of their job, so they can spend their time on things of their choosing.

Mikkel Pitzner has been featured on CNBC, ABC, CNNMONEY.com, Entrepreneur, Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, SmartMoney, USA Today and NBC, America’s PremierExperts, Børsen, Berlingske Tidende, Erhvervsbladet and Näringsliv. Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show, Amino TV, The Secret Entourage and radio program Money for Lunch.

Mikkel Pitzner is currently finalizing work on several information products on each its own topic, but all based on experiences of his own and from his vast studies and education. One of these products soon to be released teaches the basic tools need for entrepreneurs to run their business another on its way is the goal setting program.

 

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

Distinctive characteristics of those who break through invariably include perseverance, calculated risk-taking, foresight, and passion. To follow breakthrough success, we introduce a panel of CelebrityExperts® in this book who have spearheaded changes in order to breakthrough!

While their fields may differ, these CelebrityExperts® have found success in the breakthroughs they that they have initiated. Using their successful expertise, they will guide you through their breakthrough experience, relaying both their successes and their errors – which are all part and parcel of their breakthrough experience. Following their advice will help you avoid their errors — and complete a breakthrough journey quicker than you could otherwise.

After such a successful release, Mikkel Pitzner will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

 

To order a copy of the book, please go to http://www.thebookbreakingthrough.com/

 

The royalties from this project will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.

 

More About Mikkel Pitzner:

Originally from Denmark, Mikkel Pitzner he used to run what turned into the fourth largest car rental company while he quardrupled its number of locations and a leasing company he lead to a doubling of size.  The company was Pitzner Auto, which during the latter years under Mikkel’s management also became the Budget Rent A Car licensee for Denmark. Mikkel left the company after being instrumental in the sale of the company in a sale that actually comprised a split of the company to 3 different buyers.

From later 1996 up until end of 2010 he owned and operated the largest limousine service company in Denmark which profits he managed to grow 3200% during the first year of ownership alone. The company served the most discerned clientele including no less than 3 recent US presidents, being George Bush, President Clinton and President Obama, the latter during the World Climate Summit meetings during 2009, servicing more than 200 limousines to the US Embassy of Copenhagen along with numerous other embassies, countries, royalties, celebrities, multi-conglomerates etc.

Mikkel Pitzner also successfully ran an import and distribution company of scuba diving equipment until that company was sold to a German distributor just a few years following the foundation. Mikkel Pitzner is a partner of Freetrailer (which comprises of Freetrailer Denmark, Freetrailer Sweden and Freetrailer Germany and soon other nations) and of a very unique advertising and marketing bureau named Aksel & Ko.

A sought after professional board member Mikkel Pitzner currently sits on boards of companies spanning the US, Denmark, Sweden and Poland, including privately held as well as publicly traded companies.

 

A list of Mikkel Pitzner’s books is given below:

The Art And Science Of Success, Vol. 2

The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need

The Success Secret

Marketing Miracles

New Rules Of The Game

Mikkel Pitzner’s Trade Secrets For Marketing Your Business Online

Masterminds’ Insights To Business Success

Breaking Through

 

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1400 best-selling authors to date. 

 

Learn more at http://www.celebritypresspublishing.com or at http://www.mikkelpitzner.com

 

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Contact:

Matt Collins

Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®

800-980-1626

Matt@DNAgency.com

The Rebound The Documentary

Entrepreneur Mikkel Pitzner To Help Produce New Documentary Film

Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, business consultant, professional board member, social media expert and consultant, has signed on to be a Producer of a new documentary film, The Rebound, a feature-length story about an inspirational wheelchair basketball team.

Highlands Ranch, CO. – June 18, 2014 – Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and speaker, has joined 3-Time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., Emmy® Award Winning Producer JW Dicks, and independent filmmakers Shaina Koren and Mike Esposito, co-founders of Shaina Koren Cinematography, to produce a new inspirational documentary film. The film, titled “The Rebound,” is a feature length documentary about a wheelchair basketball team and the quest of several adaptive athletes to overcome adversity in search of new opportunities.

The Rebound The Movie ThumbThe film, 2 years in the making, provides an insider’s perspective of the sport, following the Miami Heat Wheels on their underdog quest to rise to the top ranks of the league. “The Rebound” reveals the inspiring, although at times tragic, portrait of the struggle that adaptive athletes face to realize their dreams while adapting to overcome their biggest challenges. While learning to live with their (dis)abilities, these athletes manage to find hope and work tirelessly to create life changing opportunities for themselves through the sport. 

The players featured in the story are beyond charismatic. While both hungry and passionate about the game, they must battle daily with their own internal struggles as well as the inequalities of an able-bodied world. Ultimately they all must find a way to focus on what they can do, rather than what they cannot. They do this through the sport. Wheelchair basketball provides life-changing opportunities, but is often cast aside as just another cause or charity. This film shows not only the action, but the impact of wheelchair basketball beyond the court. 

Director Shaina Koren and Producer Mike Esposito remarked, “We first discovered the sport in mid 2012 when we met the coach of the Miami Heat Wheels. After meeting the players and witnessing the sport in action, our curiosity took control and we began filming to uncover a deeper story. Two years later, we are fully immersed in the wheelchair basketball community and have dedicated 23 months (and counting) to capturing this unique story.

Serial Entrepreneur, professional board member in Denmark, Sweden and the US, social media expert and consultant, investor and dreamer extraordinaire, Mikkel Pitzner is a Partner of unique marketing and trailer rental company, Freetrailer, which currently operates throughout Denmark,  Sweden and Germany with more countries to come. He is the Partner in a company named Aksel & Ko that finds that special gimmick or solution corporations need for their marketing and campaign purposes. He is the CEO of RetailWise USA that provides highly valuable surveys and insights to large retailers and help them gain perspective of the true potentials of individual stores. He is also the CEO of Pivot Point Enterprises which has just launch a unique online business platform for businesses of all sizes and any industry on which to collaborate and manage all their business processes. Mikkel is also a multiple best selling author (with 7 best selling books published so far) and speaker. He teaches entrepreneurs how to create a business that will provide for the lifestyle of their choice while taking them off the treadmill of their job, so they can spend their time on things of their choosing.

Mikkel Pitzner has been featured on CNBC, ABC, CNNMONEY.com, Entrepreneur, Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, SmartMoney, USA Today and NBC, America’s PremierExperts, Børsen, Berlingske Tidende, Erhvervsbladet and Näringsliv. Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show, Amino TV, The Secret Entourage and radio program Money for Lunch.

Mikkel Pitzner is currently finalizing work on several information products on each its own topic, but all based on experiences of his own and from his vast studies and education. One of these products soon to be released teaches the basic tools need for entrepreneurs to run their business another on its way is the goal setting program.

View “The Rebound” trailer here: http://youtu.be/PTjEeYYW66Q

More About Mikkel Pitzner:

Mikkel Pitzner Thumb For PRsOriginally from Denmark, Mikkel Pitzner he used to run what turned into the fourth largest car rental company while he quadrupled its number of locations and a leasing company he lead to a doubling of size.  The company was Pitzner Auto, which during the latter years under Mikkel’s management also became the Budget Rent A Car licensee for Denmark. Mikkel left the company after being instrumental in the sale of the company in a sale that actually comprised a split of the company to 3 different buyers.

From later 1996 up until end of 2010 he owned and operated the largest limousine service company in Denmark which profits he managed to grow 3200% during the first year of ownership alone. The company served the most discerned clientele including no less than 3 recent US presidents, being George Bush, President Clinton and President Obama, the latter during the World Climate Summit meetings during 2009, servicing more than 200 limousines to the US Embassy of Copenhagen along with numerous other embassies, countries, royalties, celebrities, multi-conglomerates etc.

Mikkel Pitzner also successfully ran an import and distribution company of scuba diving equipment until that company was sold to a German distributor just a few years following the foundation. Mikkel Pitzner is a partner of Freetrailer (which comprises of Freetrailer Denmark, Freetrailer Sweden and Freetrailer Germany and soon other nations) and of a very unique advertising and marketing bureau named Aksel & Ko.

A sought after professional board member Mikkel Pitzner currently sits on boards of companies spanning the US, Denmark, Sweden and Poland, including privately held as well as publicly traded companies.

 

 

A list of Mikkel Pitzner’s books is given below:

The Art And Science Of Success, Vol. 2

The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need

The Success Secret

Marketing Miracles

New Rules Of The Game

Mikkel Pitzner’s Trade Secrets For Marketing Your Business Online

Masterminds’ Insights To Business Success

Breaking Through

 

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Contact:

Matt Collins

Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®

800-980-1626

Matt@CelebrityBrandingAgency.com

Entrepreneur Mikkel Pitzner Joins Elite MasterMind Group, The X-Group

Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, business consultant, professional board member, social media expert and consultant, was recently selected to be a part of the exclusive “X-Group” – a new Dicks + Nanton Ultimate Celebrity Expert® Mastermind group.

Highlands Ranch, CO. – June 17, 2014Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and speaker, is proud to announce that he has been accepted into the newest Dicks + Nanton Ultimate Celebrity Expert® Mastermind group, also knows as “The X-Group.” This yearlong MasterMind experience includes unprecedented events across the United States and networking opportunities with some of the country’s leading business minds. The purpose of The X-Group is to meet with other experts and leaders around the country to brainstorm new ideas for taking companies to the next level. 

Mikkel Pitzner, along with several other business leaders from various industries will participate in MasterMind events with marketing expert and legend Dan Kennedy, best-selling author, speaker and noted business consultant Brian Tracy, President of High Point University and business expert Dr. Nido Qubein and others. Each member of The X-Group exhibits stellar business acumen along with a commitment to build a thriving business that has value to others and gives back to opportunity they have all been given.

Dicks + Nanton Co-Founder, Nick Nanton, remarked, “We prefer to consciously employ this (MasterMind) principle. And as members of great MasterMinds with incredible leaders and facilitators, we have found this concept reveals new ideas, ventures and possibilities, while exponentially expanding our businesses through the vast power it holds.”

Serial Entrepreneur, professional board member in Denmark, Sweden and the US, social media expert and consultant, investor and dreamer extraordinaire, Mikkel Pitzner is a Partner of unique marketing and trailer rental company, Freetrailer, which currently operates throughout Denmark, Sweden and Germany with more countries to come. He is the Partner in a company, named Aksel & Ko, that finds that special gimmick or solution corporations need for their marketing and campaign purposes. He is the CEO of RetailWise USA that provides highly valuable surveys and insights to large retailers and help them gain perspective of the true potentials of individual stores. He is also the CEO of Pivot Point Enterprises which has just launched a unique online business platform for businesses of all sized and any industry on which to collaborate and manage all their business processes. Mikkel is also a multiple best selling author (with 7 best selling books published so far) and speaker. He teaches entrepreneurs how to create a business that will provide for the lifestyle of their choice while taking them off the treadmill of their job, so they can spend their time on things of their choosing.

Mikkel Pitzner has been featured on CNBC, ABC, CNNMONEY.com, Entrepreneur, Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, SmartMoney, USA Today and NBC, America’s PremierExperts, Børsen, Berlingske Tidende, Erhvervsbladet and Näringsliv. Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show, Amino TV, The Secret Entourage and radio program Money for Lunch.

Mikkel Pitzner is currently finalizing work on several information products on each its own topic, but all based on experiences of his own and from his vast studies and education. One of these products soon to be released teaches the basic tools need for entrepreneurs to run their business another on its way is the goal setting program.

Mikkel has also joined Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, along with other leading experts from around the world to co-write the book titled, Breaking Through: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Share Their Insights for Achieving Breakthrough Success! The book was just released and instantly hit Amazon’s best-sellers list.

To learn more about Mikkel Pitzner, please visit http://www.mikkelpitzner.com

More About Mikkel Pitzner:

Mikkel Pitzner Thumb For PRsOriginally from Denmark, Mikkel Pitzner he used to run what turned into the fourth largest car rental company while quadrupling its number of locations and a leasing company he lead to a doubling of size.  The company was Pitzner Auto, which during the latter years under Mikkel’s management also became the Budget Rent A Car licensee for Denmark. Mikkel left the company after being instrumental in the sale of the company in a sale that actually comprised a split of the company to 3 different buyers.

From later 1996 up until end of 2010 he owned and operated the largest limousine service company in Denmark which profits he managed to grow 3200% during the first year of ownership alone. The company served the most discerned clientele including no less than 3 recent US presidents, being George Bush, President Clinton and President Obama, the latter during the World Climate Summit meetings during 2009, servicing more than 200 limousines to the US Embassy of Copenhagen along with numerous other embassies, countries, royalties, celebrities, multi-conglomerates etc.

Mikkel Pitzner also successfully ran an import and distribution company of scuba diving equipment until that company was sold to a German distributor just a few years following the foundation. Mikkel Pitzner is a partner of Freetrailer (which comprises of Freetrailer Denmark, Freetrailer Sweden and Freetrailer Germany and soon other nations) and of a very unique advertising and marketing bureau named Aksel & Ko.

A sought after professional board member Mikkel Pitzner currently sits on boards of companies spanning the US, Denmark, Sweden and Poland, including privately held as well as publicly traded companies.

 

 

 

A list of Mikkel Pitzner’s books is given below:

The Art And Science Of Success, Vol. 2

The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need

The Success Secret

Marketing Miracles

New Rules Of The Game

Mikkel Pitzner’s Trade Secrets For Marketing Your Business Online

Masterminds’ Insights To Business Success

Breaking Through

 

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Contact:

Matt Collins

Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®

800-980-1626

Matt@DNAgency.com

 

National Association Of Experts Writers And Speakers

Press Release: April 9, 2014: More Awards For Multiple Parallel Entrepreneur Mikkel At The Premier EXPY Awards Gala At The Hard Rock Café In New York Last Friday

Highlands Ranch, CO. – April 9 2014 – In a press release that went out yesterday it was announced that the National Association Of Experts, Writers & Speakers had honored Mikkel Pitzner, marketing expert, successful businessman and partner of several businesses, professional board member and mentor was honored by awarding him the The Writers’ EXPY. What wasn’t mentioned was that Mikkel Pitzner also was awarded the Media and Communication EXPY.

The award was awarded to Mikkel Pitzner for his contribution and presence in several large media that includes USA Today,  Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal and FastCompany along with several TV appearances including CNBC, ABC, CNNMoney and more.

The National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers was founded to honor experts around the world for their contribution to education, enlightenment and the advancement of business.

The premier EXPY Awards gala was attended by a string of successful experts, writers and speakers from all over the world, including well renowned Brian Tracy, Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach and Kevin Harrington from Shark Tank and As Seen On TV.

The awards ceremony was conducted by 3-Time Emmy Award Winning Director Nick Nanton and Emmy Award Winning Producer JW Dicks.

Mikkel Pitzner is known for his involvement and engagement in several businesses spanning multiple non-related industries and spanning multiple nations. He is a CEO, owner or partner of several of these businesses and a consultant and professional Board Member to others – private as well as publicly traded companies. One of his latest ventures is Pivot Point Enterprises that just recently opened up to the public its revolutionary business platform for all your business processes. Another recent enterprise is RetailWise USA that helps large US retailers perform to their true potential and reach much improved results without adding expense to their efforts.

 

About Mikkel Pitzner

Originally from Denmark, Mikkel Pitzner turned car rental company, Pitzner Auto, into the fourth largest quadrupling the number of locations. Its leasing department doubled under his leadership and he led it to becoming the Budget Rent A Car licensee for Denmark. He was instrumental in the challenging sale of the company which comprised a split of the company to 3 different buyers.

Late 1996 up until end of 2010 he owned and operated the largest limousine service company in Denmark which profits grew 3200% during the first year of ownership alone. The company served the most discerned clientele including the 3 recent US presidents, being George Bush, President Clinton and President O’Bama, and numerous embassies, countries, royalties, celebrities, multi-conglomerates etc.

He successfully ran an import and distribution company of scuba diving equipment and sold it to a German distributor just a few years following the foundation. He is a partner of Freetrailer (comprising Freetrailer Denmark, Freetrailer Sweden and soon Freetrailer Germany and other nations) and of a very unique advertising and marketing bureau, Aksel & Ko, while helping several US and international businesses in a challenging economy.

Recently Mikkel Pitzner has founded several new businesses including Pivot Point Enterprises, which has created an online business platform on which to build, collaborate on and manage all of your business processes. Reviews of the new platform have gone through the roof. New is also RetailWise USA which builds on special and unique expertise that at roughly the same price you would typically pay for mystery shopping, you’ll get ExitShopping® that combines the very best from mystery shopping, customer satisfaction and competitor analyses, loyalty rates, efficiency measurements etc. in one smooth operation.

A sought after professional board member Mikkel Pitzner currently sits on boards of companies spanning the US, Denmark, Sweden and Poland – privately held as well as publicly traded companies.

A multiple best selling author (6 best selling books published so far), speaker and mentor, he teaches entrepreneurs how to create a business that provides for the lifestyle of your choice while taking you off the treadmill of your job, so you can spend your time on things of your choosing. Here’s list of Mikkel Pitzner’s books:

 

The Art And Science Of Success, Vol 2

The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need

The Success Secret

Marketing Miracles

New Rules Of The Game

Mikkel Pitzner’s Trade Secrets For Marketing Your Business Online

Masterminds’s Insights To Business Success

 

Mikkel has several new books in the works due out during 2014 including Breaking Through with Dr. Nido Quebein, Soccessonomics: Power Principles with Steve Forbes and his very own book The Automated Millionaire that will reveal principles and avenues for creating vastly greater results in your business faster at with more ease.

Mikkel Pitzner has been featured on CNBC, abc, CNNMONEY.com, Entrepreneur, Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, SmartMoney, USA Today and NBC, America’s PremierExperts, Børsen, Berlingske Tidende, Erhvervsbladet and Näringsliv. Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show, Amino TV, The Secret Entourage and radio program Money for Lunch.

Residing in beautiful Colorado with wife Olga, son Gabriel and daughter Angelica.

 

To learn more about Mikkel Pitzner, please visit www.mikkelpitzner.com

 

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Contact:

Mikkel Pitzner

888-988-2489

info@mikkelpitzner.com

National Association of Experts Writers And Speakers logo

Press Release: April 8, 2014: Multiple Parallel Entrepreneur Mikkel Pitzner Honored With Award For His Written Contributions

Highlands Ranch, CO. – April 8 2014 – Mikkel Pitzner, marketing expert, successful businessman and partner of several businesses, professional board member and mentor was honored by being awarded the The Writers’ EXPY by the National Association Of Experts, Writers, & Speakers at their inaugural annual event, EXPY Awards, that took place at the Hard Rock Café’ this Friday in New York City.

The award, which is inducted by the National Association Of Experts, Writers & Speakers is given to authors who have contributed notably with great and insightful written material and Mikkel Pitzner was honored for several multiple best-selling books.

The National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers was founded to honor experts around the world for their contribution to education, enlightenment and the advancement of business.

At the same event, legendary author and speaker Brian Tracy became the first inductee to the National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers Hall Of Fame.

The awards ceremony was conducted by 3-Time Emmy Award Winning Director Nick Nanton and Emmy Award Winning Producer JW Dicks.

Mikkel Pitzner is known for his involvement and engagement in several businesses spanning multiple non-related industries and spanning multiple nations. He is a CEO, owner or partner of several of these businesses and a consultant and professional Board Member to others. One of his latest ventures is Pivot Point Enterprises that just recently opened up its revolutionary business platform for all your business processes to the public. Another recent enterprise is RetailWise USA that helps large US retailers perform to their true potential and reach much improved results.

 

About Mikkel Pitzner

Originally from Denmark, Mikkel Pitzner turned car rental company, Pitzner Auto, into the fourth largest quadrupling the number of locations. Its leasing department doubled under his leadership and he led it to becoming the Budget Rent A Car licensee for Denmark. He was instrumental in the challenging sale of the company which comprised a split of the company to 3 different buyers.

Late 1996 up until end of 2010 he owned and operated the largest limousine service company in Denmark which profits grew 3200% during the first year of ownership alone. The company served the most discerned clientele including the 3 recent US presidents, being George Bush, President Clinton and President O’Bama, and numerous embassies, countries, royalties, celebrities, multi-conglomerates etc.

He successfully ran an import and distribution company of scuba diving equipment and sold it to a German distributor just a few years following the foundation. He is a partner of Freetrailer (comprising Freetrailer Denmark, Freetrailer Sweden and soon Freetrailer Germany and other nations) and of a very unique advertising and marketing bureau, Aksel & Ko, while helping several US and international businesses in a challenging economy.

Recently Mikkel Pitzner has founded several new businesses including Pivot Point Enterprises, which has created an online business platform on which to build, collaborate on and manage all of your business processes. New is also RetailWise USA which builds on special and unique expertise that at roughly the same price you would typically pay for mystery shopping, you’ll get ExitShopping® that combines the very best from mystery shopping, customer satisfaction and competitor analyses, loyalty rates, efficiency measurements etc. in one smooth operation.

A sought after professional board member Mikkel Pitzner currently sits on boards of companies spanning the US, Denmark, Sweden and Poland – privately held as well as publicly traded companies.

A multiple best selling author (6 best selling books published so far), speaker and mentor, he teaches entrepreneurs how to create a business that provides for the lifestyle of your choice while taking you off the treadmill of your job, so you can spend your time on things of your choosing. Here’s list of Mikkel Pitzner’s books:

 

The Art And Science Of Success, Vol 2

The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need

The Success Secret

Marketing Miracles

New Rules Of The Game

Mikkel Pitzner’s Trade Secrets For Marketing Your Business Online

Masterminds’s Insights To Business Success

 

Mikkel has several new books in the works due out during 2014 including Breaking Through and The Automated Millionaire.

Mikkel Pitzner has been featured on CNBC, abc, CNNMONEY.com, Entrepreneur, Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, SmartMoney, USA Today and NBC, America’s PremierExperts, Børsen, Berlingske Tidende, Erhvervsbladet and Näringsliv. Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show, Amino TV, The Secret Entourage and radio program Money for Lunch.

Residing in beautiful Colorado with wife Olga, son Gabriel and daughter Angelica.

 

To learn more about Mikkel Pitzner, please visit www.mikkelpitzner.com

 

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Contact:

Mikkel Pitzner

888-988-2489

info@mikkelpitzner.com

Got My First App Available Now On iTunes – So Exciting

Getting the message from Apple that our app had been approved stirred up a pretty cool emotion. But seeing it available on iTunes later that afternoon was absolutely exhilarating.

It my first app ever and it’s called docanddo. You can search docanddo on iTunes and it will show up.

Doc&Do is the new online business platform that we have created and is offered from one of my new ventures called Pivot Point Enterprises. I teamed up with a great friend, Frank Curtin, to partner with and found Pivot Point Enterprises and from the get go we had the specific purpose of building and creating the aforementioned platform. Frank has previously worked at IBM and has consulted a number of large businesses especially especially with expertise in business processes and supply chain management.

Both he and I have found a challenge in managing business processes with many employees or even small teams of employees in an efficient manner. What often was of greater worry was the question of how to secure all the specialized knowledge and company know how and intelligence it would have at any one time – even in situations when you would lose an important employee. How would you secure that expertise even when you lost your employee for another company or for some other unfortunate reason?

Now the Doc&Do platform does a lot of different things for you. It’s got elements of document repositories like dropbox, box and similar, but it’s not really what it is.

It’s got elements of collaborative platforms such as Asana and Wrike and similar, but it’s not really what it is.

That’s right, it’s really neither of these two (but the platform will actually work with these sites and others too), but yet using the platform to full extent and you will invariably have all your files and documents stored electronically, with the highest bank rated security encryptions, available at your fingertips at any time even when you are on the move. In fact when you use the platform you automatically get your entire business digitized (which has the added benefit of you being able to get rid of all those physical papers and binders). You’ll end up having all the important files and documents stored in one location, easy to find and easy to collaborate on with other relevant people. You’ll always know that you are viewing the latest version and yet you will have all your notes and previous versions available too should you need to retrieve those.

Predominantly, our focus has been on all business processes and as you probably know from personal experiences you often find the best practices and decisions on particular business processes via collaboration between team members or perhaps even across divisions or departments. That’s why we created the platform with full collaboration abilities in mind from the get go. You can invite people to single files or documents, to sections, to particular entities or to everything – configurable completely according to your needs and your wishes. It makes it perfect for in house collaboration, but also for work with your CPA, Lawyers and possibly Banks.

Now there are so many things that the business platform of Doc&Do accomplishes and in fact we have still not been able to find anything quite like it. We still have ways to go, not least in terms of how we describe everything in a brief paragraph. But fact of the matter is, that those who have been introduced to the platform so far are absolutely stoked about it and thrilled about what it can do for their businesses. That means that we feel we have accomplished the goals for what we set out to create. We are currently in Beta, but it’s already fully functional. Naturally we consider our responsibility a never ending process of improving the platform and adding more functions and especially more benefits (although if we were to tell you about all the benefits, you probably really wouldn’t believe us).

Again the platform is available (free accounts available too) at www.docanddo.com

The app that became available yesterday afternoon ties in with the online platform, but such that you can carry out what you need to do when you are on the go via your iPhone. An Android version is under way too as is an iPad version.

The iPhone app can be found right now on iTunes though. Again just search for docanddo.

The news about the app went out today and you can read it here: Pivot Point Enterprises Launches App For New Business Platform Doc&Do

Doc&Do App

 

 

Are You Listening?

When I bought my new car not too long ago, I was so impressed about the dealership and the two sales guys that took care of me. They were handling my interest in such a different way than I have otherwise experienced in a US car dealership.

You see normally, my experience is that the car dealers attack you like vultures, give you very sleazy sales pitches, of which you believe no word, often show very little knowledge of their products and when it comes to hackling the price they always have to go off into the little glass box in the middle of the showroom and talk to a manager, before returning to let you know what they can ultimately offer you. A scene that usually takes place a number of times before you end up believing you probably cannot squeeze another dime out of the price.

The problem is, that although I believe myself to be a pretty decent and certainly experienced negotiator, then I invariably leave with a car and still feel a unappreciative sense that “they probably screwed me anyway”. Much the same feeling I get any time I buy an insurance of some sort or a pension solution. I also often leave with the impression that they really don’t care about or for me, and only care about getting that sale done.

Now, with this last car purchase things were different.

I was told upfront that all their prices were an open book price that was available to everyone, not to be negotiated, but already at the very lowest the car dealership could offer. In other words you really didn’t need to waste your efforts or time trying to get a better deal. It’s kinda like going into an Apple store. Did you every think you could get a discount in an Apple store by asking for it? Probably not. It’s very much either take it or leave it.

And so, when they have a great product to sell and you really want it, then you just pony up and sign the deal and drive away in that beautiful new car (or take home that new iPod, iPad or iPhone or whatever from the Apple store).

The no-bs pricing structure actually leaves you feeling reassured that that’s probably the fair price then for a great product and that you probably won’t be able to do much better anywhere else anyways and that you can trust this place as opposed to all the other dealers and stores that still haven’t gotten it.

What then you still look for, is the level of service and the way they treat you and talk to you and possibly a number of other factors. So these factors become even more important now as an added reassurance that you are dealing with the right people, store and company.

Now this particular dealership placed a lot of emphasis on customer satisfaction and service levels and it was apparent. In fact on the first day I visited this dealership (a BMW dealership), the same morning just moments before walking in, I had just come from a Chevrolet dealership to inquire about the new Corvette.

The difference in service and attitude and demeanor of these two stores were remarkable.

At the Corvette dealership I entered and walked resolutely towards one of the two Corvette vehicles in the showroom. There was a Salesguy busy with a client at one of the Corvettes so I went to the other one. I snapped some images with my camera and some with my iPhone and I sat in the car checking it out. I opened the hood and looked at the engine and I walked around the car a few times.

There were two other salesguys at the perimeter of the showroom, chatting with each other killing time and there were other employees around too. Now, while I appreciate that I wasn’t attacked by vultures hoping to get my money, I still was a little surprised that no one spoke to me or directed their attention to me, especially seeing that I took such interest in the car.

In fact it wasn’t until I walked out of the showroom that one of the salesguy asked me if I had any questions. I almost didn’t bother at this time, but thought I would ask a few things. It became apparent that the guy knew very little about anything really. I inquired about different engine sizes either available now or in the future (as has usually been the case with Corvettes). He knew nothing and tried to talk his way around this and other questions. He made another mistake too, which was basically showing hunger for getting potentially another sale, but at the same time probably didn’t think that I could buy a car like that (yeah, that kind of attitude shows). A test drive wasn’t possible of course. Well, I walked and drove straight over to the BMW dealership who gave me a much different experience.

You see, the very first time I walked into the BMW dealership I had taken but 3 or 4 steps in and the receptionist got off her chair and walked towards me, graciously and smilingly greeting me and inquired how she could help and what I would be interested in. In addition she offered me a bottled water or a coffee. After telling her the car type that I was considering she summoned a nice gentleman who guided me through the dealership and the differences that they offered and how they did things.

We discussed the car I was interested in and after a little bit he found one in inventory and let me have a test drive – more than one hours worth that took me onto highway and into smaller winding mountain roads. Wasn’t too scared when I tested out the motor a bit and allowed me to do a serious brake test.

Two dealerships – two very different experiences for sure.

I didn’t buy a car right there and then though.

But at any rate, I entered the BMW dealership a few weeks later again. My salesguy wasn’t in yet, so they handed me over to another one. Just as nice and courteous.

Luckily they had a brand new car of the model I was interested in that had just come in to their inventory. I figured I just needed to do a little test drive just to be sure and so we did. This guy was probably less adventurous as they first salesguy, and I keep laughing of this, but as soon as I hit the accelerator in a big time on the highway, he kinda went pale and in as controlled demeanor as he could said that we should probably take the next exit and turn back to the showroom. Too funny.

At any rate, we came back to the showroom and I said let’s do it. An hour later I handed over a cashiers cheque for the full amount (incidentally almost twice the price of the Corvette) and could drive home in my new car.

Great experience all around buying this car.

A week later or so, they two salesguys even sent me a handwritten appreciation note thanking me for the purchase.

The experience and entire handling of me as a customer for a high end product impressed me and I posted a notice to this effect to 4,000 friends on Facebook for others to be inspired with.

However,…..

A week later or so, I took the car in to have film installed on the windows and a protective film on the front of the car and to treat it with a special protection coat. All as according to the deal and plan I had made with the salesguy at time of buying the car and everything booked with the department who would handle this (was even introduced to them and all).

They took in the car and told me it would probably a full 24 hours before job was done and it would be OK to take it out into changing weather. That was to be expected and all OK, I even let them have it for one more day, just to make sure.

The problem was that when it came to time for me to pick it up again, they still hadn’t called me to let me know it was ready. So instead I called them. Found out they really hadn’t done squat with the car in all that time. Apparently, they still hadn’t the film shipped in, even though that was ordered at the time when I bought the car and ordered the extra protective work. It was now weekend, so they would have to order it come Monday and then we would have to await delivery and then miss the car for another couple of days for the work.

What really made me wonder was why the heck they hadn’t called me as soon as they learned they had messed up. Instead I was without the car for a few days, wasn’t told anything was a miss before I inquired myself at the time it should all be ready and ready for pick up (at which time they actually still couldn’t tell me anything).

It was completely like the left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing.

Well, OK mishaps happens.

But what really wasn’t alright, was the fact that subsequently, I told first the one salesguy about it and how I found this was very unfortunate for a company that took customer service seriously. I suggested they would have their quality control and service person call me so that I could walk them through everything and so that I could give them my suggestions for how to do better in these regards. He never called.

I also told the other salesguy (pretty much same conversation) and I told the guy who kindly gave me the full intro to the car (where buttons for this, that and the other was in the car – yeah, it’s highly technological and advanced). However, no one seemed to take this OPPORTUNITY to make the right person call me up and make a wrong really right and turn a bad experience into an awesome experience and turning this customer into a raving customer. Big mistake.

Remember, when you made some bad customer mistakes and when you get complaints, this in fact is your best opportunity to turn customers into absolute raving fans. Well, they missed that opportunity.

As you will recall, I posted my happy experience to 4,000 connections. That’s awesome for them. But this long report (way longer than the one little image I posted with the good buy experience) will go out to same 4,000 connections, but in addition to well over 12,000 other connections on another platform – 12,000 connections linked to 24 million people and of course it will now sit on my website for who knows how long and visible to anyone and everyone who comes by (this number might be higher than you think it is). This is in no way to make some sort of retribution or to punish the dealership, but more in order for me to relay the importance of recognizing your best opportunities for turning customers into raving customers and turning bad experiences into awesome experiences. There’s a good lesson her, so I hope that you take it to heart for your business.

We touched on this same subject in one of the businesses I run, RetailWise USA, in a new post of today called: Are You Listening Or Just Hearing?

Much shorter post, but worth reading.

 Are you listening? Or just hearing? Turning Bad Customer Service Into Good ones and Making Raving Fans

 

 

 

Breaking Through Book With Dr Nido Quebein and Mikkel Pitzner

Working With Dr. Nido Quebein

As was told in the recent press release sent out by CelebrityPress Publishing, I’m have been honored by an invitation to collaborate on a forthcoming book – due out this summer – with Dr. Nido Quebein and a number of other experts from various fields and backgrounds.

The book is called Breaking Through and you can gain more information on it here: TheBookBreakingThrough.

Anyways, if you are unfamiliar with Dr. Nido Quebein then you can get some insights here. Watching this I’m sure that you will understand why I’m so excited about the opportunity to work with him on this book project.

 

 

Mikkel Pitzner Portrait

Entrepreneur Mikkel Pitzner Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress For New Book, “Breaking Through”

Mikkel Pitzner PortraitMikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, business consultant, professional board member, social media expert and consultant, will team with CelebrityPress, a leading book publishing company, and several leading business experts from various industries to release the book, “Breaking Through.”
 

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – March 12, 2014 – Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and speaker, has joined accomplished business leader and dedicated philanthropist Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, along with other leading experts from around the world to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Breaking Through:The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Share Their Insights for Achieving Breakthrough Success! Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., the leading agents to Celebrity Experts® worldwide, recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint. 

Serial Entrepreneur, professional board member in Denmark, Sweden and the US, social media expert and consultant, investor and dreamer extraordinaire, Mikkel Pitzner is a Partner of unique marketing and trailer rental company, Freetrailer, which currently operates throughout Denmark and Sweden with more countries to come. He is the Partner in a company that finds that special gimmick or solution corporations need for their marketing and campaign purposes. He is the CEO of RetailWise USA that provides highly valuable surveys and insights to large retailers and help them gain perspective of the true potentials of individual stores. He is also the CEO of Pivot Point Enterprises which has just launch a unique online business platform to all small to medium sized business on which to collaborate and manage all their business processes. Mikkel is also a multiple best selling author (with 6 best selling books published so far) and speaker. He teaches entrepreneurs how to create a business that will provide for the lifestyle of their choice while taking them off the treadmill of their job, so they can spend their time on things of their choosing.

Mikkel Pitzner has been featured on CNBC, ABC, CNNMONEY.com, Entrepreneur, Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, SmartMoney, USA Today and NBC, America’s PremierExperts, Børsen, Berlingske Tidende, Erhvervsbladet and Näringsliv. Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show, Amino TV, The Secret Entourage and radio program Money for Lunch.

Mikkel Pitzner is currently finalizing work on several information products on each its own topic, but all based on experiences of his own and from his vast studies and education. One of these products soon to be released teaches the basic tools need for entrepreneurs to run their business another on its way is the goal setting program.

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

Distinctive characteristics of those who breakthrough invariably include perseverance, calculated risk-taking, foresight, and passion. To follow breakthrough success, we introduce a panel of CelebrityExperts® in this book who have spearheaded changes in order to breakthrough!

While their fields may differ, these CelebrityExperts® have found success in the breakthroughs they that they have initiated. Using their successful expertise, they will guide you through their breakthrough experience, relaying both their successes and their errors – which are all part and parcel of their breakthrough experience. Following their advice will help you avoid their errors — and complete a breakthrough journey quicker than you could otherwise.

The royalties from this project will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes. The book is scheduled for release in the summer of 2014.

To learn more about Mikkel Pitzner, please visit http://www.mikkelpitzner.com

More About Mikkel Pitzner:

Originally from Denmark, Mikkel Pitzner he used to run what turned into the fourth largest car rental company and a leasing company he lead to a doubling of size and a quadrupling of locations.  The company was Pitzner Auto, which during the latter years under Mikkel’s management also became the Budget Rent A Car licensee for Denmark. Mikkel left the company after being instrumental in the sale of the company in a sale that actually comprised a split of the company to 3 different buyers.

From later 1996 up until end of 2010 he owned and operated the largest limousine service company in Denmark which profits he managed to grow 3200% during the first year of ownership alone. The company served the most discerned clientele including no less than 3 recent US presidents, being George Bush, President Clinton and President O’Bama, the latter during the World Climate Summit meetings during 2009, servicing more than 200 limousines to the US Embassy of Copenhagen along with numerous other embassies, countries, royalties, celebrities, multi-conglomerates etc.

Mikkel Pitzner also successfully ran an import and distribution company of scuba diving equipment until that company was sold to a German distributor just a few years following the foundation. Mikkel Pitzner is still a partner of Freetrailer (which comprises of Freetrailer Denmark, Freetrailer Sweden and soon Freetrailer Germany and other nations) and of a very unique advertising and marketing bureau named Aksel & Ko.

A sought after professional board member Mikkel Pitzner currently sits on boards of companies spanning the US, Denmark, Sweden and Poland, including privately held as well as publicly traded companies.

A list of Mikkel Pitzner’s books is given below:

The Art And Science Of Success, Vol. 2

The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need

The Success Secret

Marketing Miracles

New Rules Of The Game

Mikkel Pitzner’s Trade Secrets For Marketing Your Business Online

Masterminds’ Insights To Business Success

 

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1400 best-selling authors to date. 

 

Never Lose A Document Or File Again Feature

Never Lose Another File Or Document Again. Here’s The Solution.

I’m excited about the new business platform that we have created in one of my new ventures called Pivot Point Enterprises. My partner in that company, Frank Curtin, especially has been hard at work for quite some months ensuring that the platform perform and works the way we envisioned it. And things are looking up.

Some of the initial introductions that we made showed tremendous positive response and a few actually instantly turned raving fans. We love raving fans.

The platform, which we call Doc&Do, opened for Beta use last Friday and we offer among other solutions also free accounts, so that one can go and test it out. You can go here to grab your free account.

Now, the platform will actually help your business do a lot of things, including helping you perform better and much more efficiently, increase the value of your business and much more. But it’s actually quite a lot that the platform can do for you, so to write it up in one post would probably make the read overwhelming, so we have decided to bring some key points in posts over time. Here’s the latest post on the subject:

 

 

Never lose another file or document again. Always have the most up to date version, and the notes surrounding those files and documents. It’s as easy as Doc&Do!

Running a business and being busy can be a challenging affair and simple tasks such as keeping order in your paperwork and documents, well let’s face it, it sometimes can cause its own challenges.

Simple stuff, yes. But when you’re busy and emails, and phone calls pile on in and employees and colleagues are pulling you left and right, then these matters sometimes leave you having to plow through your file tree in order to find that one document needed right now.

Sometimes that document is the latest important quote for your big client or the latest employee policy update that you have been working on with your task force. Success, now you found the document. But is it the latest version? And where are your notes that you made to yourself on what you needed to follow up on with this document? Where are the questions you jotted down that you would need to inquire further about with your colleagues?

The new business platform Doc&Do make all these challenges vanish and you now have a system that is easy to upkeep and that will always have your important documents and files at your fingertips, available on the go for you to work on, review, accept changes to, collaborate on, invite others to or simply forward onwards to others.

With Doc&Do, you also always now which is the latest version of your document or file and should you so wish, you can even look back at earlier versions. All your notes are kept there with you and you can invite others to collaborate with you and un-invite others if you need to.

The invitation facilities and the access levels that you choose to give to the individual provides you with the perfect way to collaborate with your CPA, your lawyer and even your banks.

Why spend a lot of time of gathering all the papers and documents they need when e.g. the tax returns have to be made, when you can simply invite them to your Doc&Do platform granting access only to the documents you wish or the content areas that are relevant.

With Doc&Do, you automatically digitalize your company and can even eliminate the huge storage space needed to safekeep all your papers for all the years required by the IRS. Bills payables, employee handbook, policies and everything in between gets organize and stored on the Doc&Do platform in logical locations, safeguarded and encrypted, and yet easily retrievable again when needed even when you are on the go.

In some respect, the Doc&Do is your document repository. But it’s so much more than that. It’s where you will manage, collaborate and create all your business process documentation and by doing so, ensure that your company intelligence and special insights always remain safeguarded with the company, even if an important employee should decide to leave your company at some point.

At Pivot Point Enterprises, creators of the Doc&Do platform, we believe the platform will help a huge number of companies, businesses and entrepreneurs. We will try to give you further insights as time goes by as to how the Doc&Do platform will help transform your business, make it more valuable and make it perform more efficiently. Meanwhile, we suggest you head on over to sign up for at least the free account, so that you get to try it out and can see for yourself what it can do for you and mean for your business.

Never Lose A Document Or File Again