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"Jeff’s entrepreneurial flair and passion has served him well and allowed him to thrive regardless of the economic cycle. "

- Abe Ng (CEO, Sushi Maki)

Author | Entrepreneur | Speaker | Payment Expert

My business path has gone from corporate America to becoming an entrepreneur and independent business owner in the payment processing industry.

Following college, I worked as an Investment Banker at Lehman Brothers in the Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions Group and specialized in transactions ranging from $500 million – $1 billion.

Although working 80-100 hours, I didn’t feel vested in the deals and this wasn’t what I wanted in my professional life. I deferred business school and decided to leave my fast-paced, well-paying position to start up a 1-person business; friends would say “what are you thinking?” From my tiny New York apartment while still working on Wall Street, I created “Spectoculars”, a paper folding binocular; in 1991, I received a NFL license and sold 250,000 pairs that were distributed at Super Bowl XXX. Welcome to entrepreneurship!

Size Doesn't Matter: Why Small Business is Big Business - Profit NOW from the Small Business Boom!

Are you ready to profit NOW from the small business boom? In Size Doesn’t Matter: Why Small Business Is Big Business, serial entrepreneur Jeff Shavitz encourages you to do so – but only if you’re cut out for it. To help you make the leap (and to succeed once you do), Jeff details his personal and professional experiences, observations, challenges, and rewards in operating small businesses.

After having paid his corporate dues as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers in the 1980s, Jeff started and sold three companies, making him an expert with real-life experience on entrepreneurship. Now it’s his passion to help his fellow small business owners navigate their careers through the turbulent and exciting times that come along with the much-coveted position of being the one in charge … of everything.

From successfully growing your business from start-up to enjoying the benefits of being cash-flow positive to ultimately planning your exit strategy, Jeff shares his advice with insight, empathy, and a healthy dose of humility. Size Doesn’t Matter will be your coach and confidant as you reflect upon your own journey in the world of small business.

Learn from Jeff, relate to him, feel for him and laugh with and at him, as you enjoy and benefit from his words of wisdom.

"Jeff has been a reliable mentor for years who always leads by example. I can always count on him to help me navigate the credit card industry, career pivots and even public speaking preparation.

I am constantly impressed with his work ethic, poise, candor and am extremely lucky to be able to learn from him."
Remi Godner
Senior Manager, American Express