salesQB Founder

Who is the Founder and Owner of salesQB?

Jim Muehlhausen is the founder and owner of

Like most entrepreneurs, Jim Muehlhausen has an eclectic background ranging from CPA, franchisee, attorney, business owner, consultant, franchisor, public speaker, university professor, and book author.

While still attending the Indiana University School of Law, he became the youngest franchisee in Meineke Discount Muffler history (1987-1991). After successfully selling that business, Jim founded an automotive aftermarket manufacturing concern.  During his 9-year tenure with that business, the company achieved recognition from Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School and Inc. Magazine in the IC 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses.

Eighteen years ago, he found his true passion, serving as a consultant, business coach, and advisor to hundreds of businesses. During his 10,000+ one-on-one consulting sessions with business owners around the globe, Jim realized that while all business issues look unique, they rarely are. Most businesses are working to seize the same opportunities and overcome the same obstacles. To help business owners share best practices and stop learning from the “School of Hard Knocks,” he wrote the well-regarded book The 51 Fatal Business Errors and How to Avoid Them.

His ongoing research led to the discovery of fatal business error #52: You can’t outsmart, outhustle, or outmaneuver a weak business model. The more he studied business models and worked with business owners, the more convinced he became that business models were the key to a great business.

In 2009, he founded the Business Model Institute, which is devoted to the innovation and study of business models. Jim writes several articles for the Institute each year as well as contributing to publications such as Inc., The Small Business Report, Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and various business journals and just completed the book Business Models for Dummies.

Jim has now turned his attention to the problems facing businesses with small sales forces. Working with thousands of business owners demonstrated the need for a fractional sales management solution, so Jim spent three years creating the salesQB system and tools.

These tools are designed to cost-effectively manage sales teams from 2-15 people. By taking the headache of sales management off the business owner’s to-do list, customers can enjoy greater profitability as well as work-life balance.