Mon 28 Sep 2009
RAGS TO RICHES STORY
Bio of Mike O’Hagan – Mini Movers
Sponsored by the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce Qld
For the first 10 years of Mikes work life he worked for 35 different employers. In his words “I’m a product of the many really bad, and the few good, employers I worked for”.
This background helped to influence Mike to “do it differently” in business.
His business career started with buying and selling goods as a second-hand dealer. 8 years later the entrepreneur in Mike surfaced when he launched a short distance furniture removal business. This evolved into MiniMovers. MiniMovers is today an innovative market leader, growing from an initial investment of $200 and a Ute,
to an annual turnover exceeding $30 million with over 450 employees. Today, Mike Chairs the Board of Directors with an experienced CEO running the Business.
Mike has recently been on various Government committees including a Small Business Advisory Panel to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He is currently a Commissioner on the Australian Fair Pay Commission, charged with the responsibility of setting the minimum pay for workers in Australia. He is also on the Board of Directors, of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and the National Board of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
To keep “on the edge” he is also attending the EO/MIT Entrepreneurs Masters Program in Boston USA. He is a sought after key note speaker who shares a variety of business and thought provoking views over a range of topics. He can answer the questions while keeping you interested, inspired and empowered.
“My education at the very best school (of hard knocks) guarantees I’ll challenge many commonly held beliefs”.
Mike is a true entrepreneur and a business innovator, and you’ll find that his down-to-earth style is both compelling and contagious.
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Posted by Henry Sapiecha 28th Sept