About Us

“We believe entrepreneurs and business leaders are saving the world. Our job is to save them!”

Mike Michalowicz and Donna Leyens founded Provendus Group with a big vision

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we know the struggles that founders and small business owners face. We also understand the huge potential that business ownership offers those who are brave (and let’s face it, a little crazy) enough to forge their own path.

You started your business because you have a BIG dream  –

a dream of reaching your full unlimited potential, something that Corporate America couldn’t offer you. We know that despite your big vision, your innovative ideas, your knowledge and expertise, running a business also presents a boat-load of frustrating challenges. The kind of challenges that can trip you up and stop you in your tracks.

What would our lives be like without small businesses?

We started Provendus Group because we believe to our core that small businesses like yours are essential to our communities and our lives. We do not want to see a world where our only choice is to do business with chain stores and huge, faceless conglomerates where you can’t get a live person on the phone (and they torture you with bad muzak while you’re trying).

If small businesses are going to thrive, then dedicated entrepreneurs like you need and deserve support. You deserve support in both growing your business, and living the lifestyle that you dreamed of when you started on your entrepreneurial journey. Whether that means being home for dinner every night, attending your kids’ soccer games and dance recitals, enjoying real unplugged vacations, or all of the above, we want you to have the time and financial freedom to create your ideal life.

This is why we developed The Pumpkin Plan Action Guide Program, based on the strategies that Mike wrote about in his book The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field. And it’s why we brought together a team of highly skilled Business Growth Strategists to help guide you through the process.

What business and pumpkins have in common

The strategies in The Pumpkin Plan came out of Mike Michalowicz’s own experience founding, growing and ultimately selling two multi-million dollar companies. If you are wondering about the title, let’s just say that Mike had an “aha” moment where he realized that the process for growing a giant one ton pumpkin (you know, the kind that wins awards) also works for growing a giant, extraordinary business.

When Mike started receiving emails and reviews from readers telling him that the strategies in The Pumpkin Plan transformed their businesses and changed their lives, he knew that he had to share this knowledge with as many entrepreneurs as possible. When he also started receiving requests for help implementing those strategies, he knew what he had to do.

An exceptional combination

Mike Michalowicz came together with Donna Leyens, a successful entrepreneur turned kick-ass business coach, to convert these strategies into a process that any business owner could replicate and apply to grow their own “giant pumpkin.” They next recruited exceptional business coaches and experts who were aligned with the Provendus mission, to become certified as Provendus Growth Strategists.

Each and every Provendus Stategist is passionate about supporting small business owners like you to grow and thrive in your business and your life

It is our mission to spread these highly effective strategies throughout the world, enabling small business owners like you to build healthy, growing, profitable businesses that make our lives better by offering us choice, variety and new and innovative products and services.

Entrepreneurs Rock – thank you for being one!

P.S. Would you like to learn more about how a Certified Provendus Growth strategist can help you Pumpkin Plan and grow your business?