Michael Jenkins – Author of “Starting and Operating a Business”

Inside Insights: Exploring “Starting and Operating a Business” with Michael Jenkins

Mike interviews Michael Jenkins.

In this podcast episode, Michael Jenkins shared valuable insights from his book “Starting and Operating a Business,” offering a deep dive into the strategies, tips, and mindset essential for entrepreneurial success.


Jenkins highlighted the strategic advantage of choosing the right business location, focusing on Wyoming and South Dakota due to their favourable tax policies. These states impose minimal taxes on income, corporate profits, and financial transactions, making them ideal for maximizing profits without excessive taxation.

Wyoming’s unique economic landscape, with high per capita taxes offset by oil and coal production revenue, underscores the importance of local economic dynamics in business decisions.

The discussion turned to practical tips for reducing tax liabilities through meticulous planning and documentation. Jenkins emphasized the critical role of thorough record-keeping, particularly for business vehicle use and leveraging the Augusta rule for property rentals. These strategies minimize taxable income, ensure compliance, and mitigate audit risks.

A significant highlight was the strategic importance of pension and profit-sharing plans in securing financial stability. Jenkins shared his experience setting up these plans early in his career, highlighting their benefits as tax shelters with substantial contribution limits. These plans provide a disciplined approach to retirement savings and investment, which is crucial for long-term financial security.

Mike Fallat and Michael Jenkins talk about the book Starting and Operating a Business.

Jenkins advocated for long-term investment strategies, endorsing index funds like the S&P 500 for their simplicity and consistent returns. He contrasted these with actively managed funds, emphasizing their tendency to underperform benchmark indices like the S&P 500 over time.

Jenkins offered practical advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, emphasizing the importance of early business planning and consultation with professionals. His insights underscored the value of proactive decision-making and structured business operations in navigating tax complexities and maximizing growth opportunities.

Michael Jenkins’ conversation provided a comprehensive exploration of starting and operating a business, offering actionable insights and real-world examples for entrepreneurs. His book, “Starting and Operating a Business,” is a valuable resource, empowering readers with the knowledge and strategies needed to succeed in today’s competitive business environment.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

Visit website for more information: https://www.milliondollarbookagency.com/

About Dreamstarters Publishing

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.


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