60 Seconds with Mike Bucci – Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia, USA)

The printed piece as it appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Monday, October 24, 2011:

The companion video from the Richmond Times-Dispatch website:


Mike Bucci is president of K&M of VA Inc., a Richmond, Virginia company that exists to turn clever, useful and unique ideas into commercially successful products. He is also the author of the new book: “Start Living the American Dream: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Your IDEA into your FUTURE”, now available on Amazon.com.

Contact him at mike@kandmofva.com

With over 15 years of experience in corporate America including several fortune 100 companies and top tier management consulting firms, Mike learned many lessons but had always dreamed of pursuing his own business. Despite lacking previous experience in several critical areas, Mike has been able to successfully transform his idea for the Painter’s Pyramid into what some industry experts have called “one of the hottest products in years”. Mike has utilized his experience and refined his approach to launch into new markets and expand with additional products.

Since launching the Painter’s Pyramid, Mike’s business has successfully launched multiple successful products including VersaSpin 360, Slide-N-Pump and Grabbers. All of these products have demonstrated commercial success.

Most recently, Mike has published a book which is a guide for entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into commercial products called “Start Living The American Dream: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Your Idea Into Your Future”. There are multiple additional services offered to help turn inventors into successful entrepreneurs. More information on all these services is available <Here>

Mike’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and two Masters Degrees from the University of Virginia: Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Management of Information Technology.

Mike is an active advocate for entrepreneurship and small businesses. He currently serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce- Council on Small Business and the Virginia Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Business.

For Mike, the greatest benefit of becoming an entrepreneur has little to do with the freedom and exhilaration of his career. When asking Mike’s young daughter what she wants to be when she grows up, she doesn’t talk about jobs. She talks about becoming an inventor and being the president of her own company… How great is that for a six year old!!!


Link to above article as it appeared on the Richmond Times-Dispatch website: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/commentary/2011/aug/28/tdcomm04-if-washington-wants-jobs-work-with-small–ar-1267064/


About start living the american dream

Entrepreneur, inventor, small business owner and author of the new business guide: "Start Living The American Dream - An Entrepreneur's Guide to Turing Your Idea Into Your Future"
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