Professional Speaker  |  Bestselling Author |  Experienced Instructor

Michael I. Kaplan
Michael I. Kaplan is a Military Veteran with 25 years of experience with entrepreneurial small business ventures, and a Notable Alumni from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia.  

He is a passionate advocate for veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce and consults for those considering the pursuit of entrepreneurial small business ventures.

Michael is a professional speaker, bestselling author, and instructor who designs and instructs professional development training programs for academic institutions, Chambers of Commerce, and business organizations. 

His areas of expertise include: 

1. Public Speaking
2. Negotiation Strategy
3. Business Intelligence & Competitive Research
4. Social Media & Offline Networking
5. Entrepreneurship

Michael regularly speaks at academic institutions, conferences and discussion forums, and a variety of business organizations across the United States. His energetic lecture style and interactive teaching methods ensure the training offered to participants is interesting as well as educational.  He also regularly writes and publishes articles for business journals, veteran organizations and advocacy groups.

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.

For further information -- or to discuss a speaking event -- please contact Michael via phone at (912) 235-1384, or by email at tempestpublishing@gmail.com.