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Chuck Blakeman

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Chuck started and built seven successful businesses in 25 years both in the U.S. and internationally, and now uses his leadership experience to help business owners create success. His company, The Crankset Group, provides outcome-based mentoring and peer advisory for business owners worldwide in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Australasia.

Mr. Blakeman is a results leader, not a thought leader, and has decades of sales, marketing and operations experience leading companies in marketing, import/export, fulfillment, call centers, website development, printing and direct mail processing. He now also exports agricultural products and minerals from Africa to the world.

He is a regular convention speaker, magazine contributor, and non-profit board member. His recent book, “Making Money is Killing Your Business”, was named #1 Business Book of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the largest business owner association in America.


Business owners from hundreds of organizations and industries from the US and around the world have applied Chuck’s proven business success tools and processes to reap the rewards of building a successful business. Chuck has been quoted as being both "transformational and inspirational". Recent print and online appearances include Harvard Business Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine,, He was recently cited in Dr. Stephen Covey's recent book, The 3rd Alternative.

Everything Chuck does is about helping businesses grow, mature, and helping business owners stop acting as employees of their own companies. Chuck’s most recent book, Making Money is Killing Your Business was rated “#1 Business Book of the Year” by NFIB, the largest business owner association in America. Chuck shows Small Biz Owners how to make more money in less time, get off the treadmill, and helps them get back to the passion that brought them in to business in the first place.


Website @chuckblakeman

Nominated by Krista Valentine


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