Professional Speaker  |  Bestselling Author |  Experienced Instructor

Michael I. Kaplan
I am an event speaker, military veteran, bestselling author and entrepreneur. I speak at corporate events, business organizations and universities on the following Keynote topics:

1. Applying Military Lessons to Corporate Strategic Planning
2. Developing a “Will to Win” Mindset
3. The Value of Military Veteran Talent in American Business

I also teach several professional training seminars created for career and personal development. While the seminars are structured for the specific needs of clients, my 4 areas of Subject Matter Expertise are:

1. Mastering Negotiation Strategies for Life and Business
2. Increasing Profit and Income with LinkedIn Business Network
3. The Fundamentals of Successful Entrepreneurship
4. Business Intelligence and Competitive Research

If you would like to contact with me regarding a speaking or seminar event, please feel free to email me at Michael@michaelikaplan.com. You’re invited to connect with me on YouTube and Twitter as well:

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APeJGc43rus
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/MIKspeaker
WEBSITE: http://www.michaelikaplan.com

Have an awesome day, stay well, and I’ll look forward to providing an engaging experience at your next speaking event.


Michael’s bestselling text, "The Prior-Service Entrepreneur: The Fundamentals of Veteran Entrepreneurship," has maintained a 5-star customer review rating on Amazon since its release in 2014. The text and its companion workbook are utilized by a wide variety of civilian business programs in higher education throughout the United States. The academic version is available to universities, colleges and government training organizations via the VitalSource digital content platform.

The 2nd Edition of this 5-Star book, "The Prior-Service Entrepreneur: Veteran Entrepreneurship & Lean Business Start-Up," was just released in May 2017.  The 2nd Edition text (Paperback, 364 pages) now features:

Additional Content“When Banks Won’t Lend: Creative Start-Up Financing Options” 
Over 100 Graphics: Throughout the text to benefit Visual Learners
Updated Content: Statistical and economic data reflects 2016-2017 trends
Larger Text: Easier to read, and higher quality printing