About Me (John Meese)

Hi friend 👋 I'm John Meese, a traditionally-trained economist turned serial entrepreneur.

I help first-time entrepreneurs build thriving businesses from scratch by documenting everything I learn building my own businesses in practical, actionable articles, interviews, and videos.

I'm the author of the book Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One) which will be available this fall.

  • I'm the Dean of Platform University, where I teach professionals how to build a personal brand business online;
  • I'm cofounder of Notable Themes, where we sell WordPress themes and plugins designed to help creators build beautiful websites;
  • I'm CEO of Cowork Columbia, an entrepreneur center I founded in my hometown to support my local business community;

I've worked closely with multiple clients who have repeatedly hit the Inc 5000 list of the fastest-growing privately-owned businesses in America. I currently offer strategic advisor services to a few companies.

Enough About Me, Let's Talk About You!

I know that you want to build a thriving business; one that supports your livelihood and gives you joy while also building long-term wealth for you and your family, right?

That is one of the most inspiring aspects of entrepreneurship, and it is totally possible—but where do you even begin?

To succeed as an entrepreneur, you need to become skilled at marketing, finance, and leadership—on top of creating products and services that people will pay money for, right?!

Unfortunately, you can't learn how to be an entrepreneur in school (unless you mean the school of hard knocks).

Still, I believe that you shouldn't have to figure this out on your own. I know how hard it is to build a profitable business from scratch. I am here to support you as much as I can along the way.

So, enter your name and email address to join the Thrive Tribe—a group of passionate, creative entrepreneurs all committed to the same goal of building a thriving, profitable business that generates long-term wealth and makes the world a better place!

I want you to build a thriving business with a supportive community behind you, rather than risking burnout and bankruptcy by going it alone. Let’s do this 💪

John Meese (Signature)

P.S. I should warn you. If you join my email list, you will periodically be subjected to adorable photos of my family.

I can't help it! They're the reason I build businesses in the first place. I married my best friend, Rachel, and together we live in Columbia, TN (AKA Muletown) with our three beautiful boys.