Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

February 2024

Profit First

by Mike Michalowicz

“Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz is a financial management book aimed at helping small businesses and entrepreneurs improve their financial health and profitability. The core concept of the book is to prioritize profit by implementing a unique financial system within your business.

The key principles of the “Profit First” system are:

  1. Allocate Your Income: Instead of the traditional approach of “sales – expenses = profit,” the book suggests “sales – profit = expenses.” This means that you allocate a predetermined percentage of your income for profit from the very beginning.
  2. Separate Bank Accounts: Set up separate bank accounts for different purposes, such as profit, owner’s pay, taxes, and operating expenses. This separation helps ensure that funds are allocated correctly and that profit is protected.
  3. Start Small: Begin with a small percentage allocated for profit and gradually increase it over time as your business grows and becomes more financially stable.
  4. Regular Monitoring: Continuously monitor and adjust your financial allocations to ensure you are consistently profitable.

“Profit First” provides practical advice, guidelines, and step-by-step instructions to implement this system in your business. By following the principles outlined in the book, you can improve your financial management, reduce financial stress, and ultimately increase your business’s profitability. It’s a valuable resource for entrepreneurs looking to take control of their finances and achieve sustainable profitability.

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