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Mikkel Pitzner Adds Marketing Roadmap Certification Consultant To His Curriculum Vitae

Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, business consultant, professional board member and consultant, receives special Marketing Roadmap Consultancy Certification

Castle Rock, CO – February 2, 2012 – Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, high performance coach, professional board of directors member, best-selling author and top marketer recently added Marketing Roadmap Certified Consultant to his curriculum vitae.

Mikkel Pitzner Marketing Roadmap Certifed Consultant

Mikkel Pitzner recently completed the study of a special marketing consultancy program titled Marketing Roadmap which has been created by top marketer Pam Henrickson and survey expert Jeanne Hurlbert and is a special 4-step marketing program aimed for businesses.

Said about the Marketing Roadmap program:

“All too often, business owners don’t have a solid plan for their marketing and products and instead run their businesses by the seat of their pants, based on the idea, flavor, or shiny object of the moment or swayed by what happens to be right in front of them at any specific point in time or by what fire they are required to put out. Worse yet, they often feel guilty or overwhelmed because they’ve been told what they need to do — write daily Facebook posts, manage their Twitter feed, maximize YouTube, do Google hangouts, publish a blog, write articles, conduct webinars, create a podcast, speak, sell and manage their businesses — but they have difficulty getting it all done.

Marketing Roadmap is your solution to cure overwhelm and open up the door for more freedom and fun in business. It’s a four-step system to help you organize your marketing around your customers. By delivering the right message to the right people at the right time, you’ll discover how to get better results from your content, product creation and marketing—with less effort. You’ll have a simple, organized marketing plan (that we’ll help you create, step by step)! You’ll spend less time in the “got-to”s and guilt—and discover what owning your business should be like: fun, financial freedom, family, and friends.”

Mikkel Pitzner is already a highly accomplished marketer and has throughout a number of years helped several businesses with their marketing needs and has helped them with more traffic, leads and growing sales with his marketing company named Amazing Ideas, Inc. Serial Entrepreneur, professional board member in Denmark, Sweden and the US, 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 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.

In addition to his business endeavors Mikkel is a multiple best selling author with his latest book “Successonomics” being his 8th best selling book (out of 9 books so far) published thus far and has been recognized several times by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists. In his writings and via his High Performance coaching, Mikkel 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 is currently working on his latest book titled “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.

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. As mentioned above these programs soon to be released teaches the basic tools need for entrepreneurs to run their business, how to become an automated millionaire, how to build a business and finally a program on goal setting.

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 challenging 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. He runs The Automated Millionaire program as well as The Goal Setting Academy just to name a few.

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

Successonomics

 

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

 

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Marketing Roadmap offered by Amazing Ideas Inc.

Focus In Order To Achieve More feat

Trying To Get More Focused

Moving ahead in search of greater results and real tangible grand outcomes.

I wrote in one of the latest blog posts that I’m making some changes and that I’m very committed to making these changes. Not only is it something I really want to do, but it’s also something that is highly necessary and long overdue. In the follow up blog post I wrote that I had added the word “Achiever” to my ego-website title. After several years of not performing to my abilities and honestly not working to my abilities, I have realized that I need to make a lot more happen and “DO” a lot more. In fact, I need to implement massive actions and I’m pushing this hard as I enter 2015.

One of the ways of achieving more, is to actually focus more on fewer items.

Focus In Order To Achieve More

 

This is nothing new and many self help books and books on how to achieve success will hit upon this. However, I suffer from the entrepreneurial bug – the shiny new object curse – in such a way that I have a great challenge in limiting myself to just a few things – let alone just one thing. Repeat visitors to my ego website might thus have seen that during 2014 I had listed some 12 new start ups that I was implementing all at the same time. Even as I wrote about these I also strongly underlined that this is not the best course of action, but rather that one should choose just one such start up and really give it a serious go.

Well, I can state that I probably ended up actually commencing 6 of them. One (SR) fell off the plan before it really got started. The reason for that was that the person who had the idea for the venture ended up – sorry to say – screwing a buddy and me and we dropped the venture. Thankfully this was before any money was put into the venture, but still it was a shame. The idea behind the project was great and entailed many opportunities and possibilities. But I wouldn’t advise anybody to do business with people of little integrity and people who aren’t trustworthy. Yes, you will invariably come across some such people and often find out too late in the game, but that is all part of doing business. If you are too scared all the time, you’ll probably never get anything started.

Now in terms of further focus now that I was left with 5 commenced projects, I’m happy to say that one of them (GAPL) actually doesn’t entail any work nor any noteworthy time expenditure. The reason being that this venture really just constituted forming a corporation that would act as a family corporation that will be the ultimate owner of some of the other activities. In other words, once established it itself does not entail much work other than the yearly tax return and associated tasks.

A third of the new ventures (RW), I implemented, but quickly found that it wasn’t going to go very far without a lot of actions and daily tedious tasks that at this point in time I feel would be wasteful compared to where else I could invest my time. Also I was expecting more to come out of “a partner abroad” than what I saw, so again, in conclusion I decided to “park” this activity till further notice.

This means at time of this writing, outside my existing entities and ventures, I have 4 new start up activities that I’m very sincerely committed to. With the start ups that I’m committed to from 2014, it means that I have 6 main project areas in terms of business for 2015.

It’s still a bit much, but one of them (UH) will be a long work in progress with some work entailed once in a while, but probably not a lot just yet. Two of them (TGSA & TAM) will entail a lot of work, but I estimate that each will have about a month’s worth of serious commitment in order to reach a result from which to become “live” and from which point it will require less, but steady nurturing and activity.

Now 3 of the ventures will require a lot of actions – massive actions and on a continued basis. My intentions are to build teams to help handle all of these activities as things progress. In the beginning most activities will be handled just by me, but as soon as I get some traction, I will need team members to join the ventures and that will be hugely helpful and will then on its own continue even more traction.

The good thing is I can actually handle a lot more personal work, since as mentioned I didn’t perform very greatly in this area in recent years. In other words, I have amble capacity here and I certainly have vast experience and knowledge that is needed for these ventures. So I’m confident I will see some real progress very fast.

Ventures Under Way

The Enterprises Under Way as it was stated up till recently

One of the ventures that will continue to need some real effort is that of Pivot Point Enterprises. At the end of 2013, a partner and I established this company with the specific aim of building a unique business platform on which businesses can manage, store and document everything they do in their businesses. We have succeeded at that and have built something rather spectacular in the platform that we call Doc&Do. People who have had the chance to get a real demonstration of the platform are very enthused and blown away by its power and usability, but we still have huge way to go in order to build a critical mass of users. In other words we have our work cut out for us on this one. If you are reading this, I invite you to go and test it out. You can sign up for a free account. If you wish, you can also reach out to me and have a demonstration set up for you (limited availability).

In 2015 and as soon as possible, I’m also excited to announce that I will aim at bringing the activities of Freetrailer to the US. Freetrailer is already hugely successful in Denmark and Sweden and has a few more countries opening up in Europe in 2015 if everything goes according to plan. The US seems to hold huge possibilities for our business model and in truth I’m just awaiting some important pieces to the puzzle before I officially will reach out to the potential partner companies here in the US.

But much more on that and on the other activities that I will focus on during 2015.

For now, I’m just pleased to bring down the areas of focus. Yes, I still have existing areas of focus and obligations and I will tend to them with equal fervor and strength, but these are exiting times and I invite you along for the ride and suggest that you might sign up for more future updates.

Again in closing, my suggestions to others would be to focus on the one venture that entices you the most and go for that full out. Then once it’s up and running well, you can possibly have a go at another and additional venture. Going for several big ventures at the same time is not my recommended course of action. However, I have found my way of achieving some success doing so via my previous experience from back in the day when I purchased my first personal business, while employed as the CEO of another large and very busy business. Back then I had to remote control my newly acquired personal business and was only “allowed” to work on that in my free time, evening and weekends and yet grew its profit line by 32% in my first 14 months of ownership. But more on that some other time…

Meanwhile, I would love to hear from you and invite you to comment below with your stories.

What are your areas of focus for your 2015?

What will you be working on?

What are your goals?

 

Start-Ups Are For Crazy People

Start-Ups Are For Crazy People

In an article featured in Inc. magazine recently, Reddit co-founder and start-up enthusiast Alexis Ohanian was asked the question: Are you done founding companies?

and gave the following answer:

“I can’t say never, but I have no interest in doing another start-up. There are things I would have done differently, but overall, I’m really satisfied. It’s also a lifestyle decision. I dont work much less than I did as a start-up founder, but I’ve got less mental anguish. Start-ups are for crazy people. I should know; I was one.”

The title of the article was: “Is There Such a Thing as Too Many Startups?

In the article Ohanian argues that anyone can be an entrepreneur. But does that mean everyone should be one?

 

Well, seeing that I’m currently in the midst of starting up 9 new businesses, it got me thinking: Am I totally Crazy Then?

The good thing at least is that I have gone through start-up businesses before. I have founded several and I have co-founded a few. Not all of them have been successful, but unfortunately even that is to be expected. You have probably heard and read numerous times over that most new businesses actually fail. I believe the most quoted number is about 85% of new businesses than don’t make it through the first 5 years (or was it just through the first year alone?).

I can probably relate to Ohanian’s comment about anguish. Start-ups can be quite a nerve-wrecking thing to go through, but usually also very exciting (in good as well as bad ways).

You do your due diligence. You make your projections. You look at budgets and market opportunities. And you weigh in and out all sorts of scenarios and questions. Regardless, you will probably not have thought of absolutely everything or every contingency. You will more than likely be thrown a curve ball or two.

But then again, this is partly was makes it interesting too.

If it was easy, everyone would do it.

And if everyone would do it, it wouldn’t be that interesting or indeed special when you hopefully turn out to be one of the successful few.

Should everybody be an entrepreneur?

No. Not at all, I would say. It’s definitely not for all.

Yet, at the same time, I’m personally so hooked on it, that I often cannot grasp why everybody wouldn’t want to be one.

But we are all different and thank goodness for that. Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same.

Along the same lines as these thoughts, I also happened to come across a video that I thought was very relevant. I’m pleased to present to you said video here:

 

 

Mikkel Pitzner

The Plan For Success System – Program Soon Available


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Well, it has been a looong journey, but it will finally not be long before I will be launching my very first online information product, called The Plan For Success System.

The program is the result of an interview that I gave to an accomplished entrepreneur Mr. Greg Rollett and the interview was centered around my contribution to the book collaboration The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need that I co-authors with among others Mr. Brian Tracy.

My contribution to said book referenced a number of encounters that I have had when meeting entrepreneurs and discovering just how many (and there are MANY) of them are way too over-stressed and probably pushing themselves to an early grave. Their problems are usually that although they are putting in the many hours that they are not getting the results they had hoped for and most of their time seems to end up being in a response or reactive mode rather than in a proactive mode. They usually end up spending most of their time frantically putting out fires left and right. At the same time they are usually disintegrating all the other parts of their lives, putting no resources into their relationships nor their health – and it shows and it is felt in both of these areas. But they have no time nor the extra energy to muster to do something about these areas after their full day of painfully trying to keep their businesses afloat.

What has struck me from conversations with many of such entrepreneurs is that they very often completely lack the tools or simple and very fundamental parts to running their businesses, so that in essence they are running their businesses blindfolded. When you run your business blindfolded, it is no wonder that you may just suffer the consequences and end up in a scenarios such as described above.

During my discussion with Greg Rollett, I came to realize that I wanted to see if I could help entrepreneurs in this situation find those fundamental tools. Tools they already know about, but that they oftentimes are not utilizing or discarding in their daily operations and because of that are running their businesses on guess work causing this ripple effect to set in sooner or later.

So the interview with Greg Rollett soon took a different character and he turned his questions in to what we structured as a 4-module natural layout.

Now I appreciate the interview in itself and I believe it to have much great content to draw insights from. Insights that I learned through my years so far of being involved in a multitude of businesses spanning several industries and several countries and several types of businesses with several different positions. My perspectives have come from being an employee at all kinds of levels starting from probably the lowest ranked positions to the highest, from being a start up entrepreneur with multiples of start up companies in my experience, to being a partner in several other businesses, to being a board member in yet even more businesses, to being an expensive high-level consultant to businesses, to consulting high profile professionals and athletes, in multiple countries of Europe and several States in the United States of America. Experience from industries operating in the service industry, some in the high end luxury markets, the construction industry and with top roles such as CEO, President, Board Member and Owner.

But one of the things I particularly like from this program is the Action Guide. This Action Guide is what is going to make the content of the program and the lessons in there become truly relevant to the entrepreneur seeking answers and solutions to their situation. Although the Action Guide is relatively small the exercises therein will help direct the entrepreneur’s focus on the issues that underlies the problem situation and help the entrepreneur get clear about where to set in.

Some of the parts to the equation are so simple, but we oftentimes need someone from the outside to tap on our shoulder and point towards them. We get that “aha” moment and the light bulb comes on. Then comes the work, but now it you know where you need to place some focus to tighten up and righten the ship.

Now this program will not of course solve your every business problem and it will not be an all encompassing teaching, but it could be just the start that is going to help the troubled entrepreneur get back on the right track. That is my aim and that is what I’m committed to with the program.

 

The Plan For Success System by Mikkel Pitzner

The Plan For Success System will be released soon!

Keep a look out for it in the next few days.