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Mike O'Hagan

Founder of MiniMovers, Mike O’Hagan turned $200 and a Ute into a multimillion dollar company. The success of the business comes from the drive, passion and commitment of Mike who shares his wealth of knowledge in areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, business growth, culture, change and customer experiences.

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Testimonials for Mike O'Hagan

Great speech, huge amount of information that I can apply now.  Down to earth and easily understood.

Tim Gittens


Down to earth, common sense approach easily understood. Thank you for an interesting talk.

Wendy Close


You certainly have inspired the buseinss community in ipswich to aspire to become great businesses and business people. 

Martin Corkey


Mike O'Hagan Travels from QLD
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Mike O'Hagan's Biography

MiniMovers, has been the recipient of a number of high profile awards including the 2000 Queensland Medium Employer of the year, 2000 Australian National Training Authority’s Australian Excellence in Training, 2003 Telstra and Queensland Government’s Small Business of the year and 2005 Queensland Government Office of Fair Trading – Inaugural TradeSmart Consumer Award.


After being raised on a Dairy Farm in New Zealand, at the age of 18 Mike arrived in Australia with a few hundred dollars in his pocket and a pack on his back. Over the next 8 years he worked for 35 different employers. In his words "I'm a product of the many really bad, and the few good, employers I worked for".


This background helped to influence Mike to "do it differently" in business.

His business career started with buying and selling goods as a second-hand dealer. Four years later the entrepreneur in Mike surfaced when he launched a short distance furniture removal business. This evolved into MiniMovers.


MiniMovers has evolved into an innovative market leader, growing from an initial investment of $200 and a Ute, to an annual turnover exceeding $23 million with over 320 employees. Now 22 years old, MiniMovers currently moves over 1200 homes and offices a week in Southeast Queensland, Melbourne and Sydney.

Through various government sponsored assistance/mentoring programs Mike has helped many hundreds of businesses. As a result Mike has developed some very alternative views of the success factors that drive people and businesses. Mike sees his strengths in his basic commonsense approach - "out of the box" thinking, leadership, systems, marketing, people management skills, workplace culture, innovative products, and creative customer service strategies.


Mike talks from practical experience by either telling the MiniMovers story or sharing from recent experiences involving the latest trends and business opportunities.

In short, Mike will adjust his presentation to suit the audience.


Being successful means Mike rarely charges for speaking. He has an immense passion for creating entrepreneurs, believing the future of all Australian lifestyles comes from entrepreneurship.


Mike can be controversial. He has a lot to say around the inadequacies of our education system, how entrepreneurship is not actively encouraged in Australia and how we are rapidly falling behind due to our critical culture and lack of advanced learning. He notes the vast majority of Australian business owners have a "manager" mindset that leads to them owning a job. This he believes comes from the wrong way "business" is taught and encouraged.


Takeaways include:

  • Practical tips and ideas to build a growth culture

  • A change in mindset/view of business and what everyone can get from their business

  • An insight into the opportunities technology and globalisation are creating.

  • Less emphasis on "money" and more on product and delivery, including outstanding customer experiences as the key drivers to wealth.


Speaking Topics Include

Why Outsourcing SUCKS!

Mike O'Hagan presents to Business Owners the shortcomings and BIG advantages for staffing options available to SME's in today's Marketplace without losing your present Australian staffing.
During the GFC - Minimovers was in trouble with changing customer habits and falling profit margins. Listen to How in this situation, he saved over 200 Australian jobs and grew business to a new level of operation.

Changing when change is needed.

Mike O'Hagan, Founder owner or MiniMovers - Telstra Business of the Year took a massive hit when the GFC hit. Mike's sharing how he had to change himself and his business to meet the new Challenges GFC.
Mike's story is full of practical solutions to restart business growth when your market changes, your staff bailout and the bank becomes unfriendly.
No matter what size or type of business you have - Mike's story has value for you. This is new, its different and it has immense take home value.


Outsourcing VS Offshoring

Understanding the differences in the services available to Small and Medium Business in the Age of Globalisation. How can Today's SME can play with the big boys on a micro budget effectively increase profit margins.
Mike O'Hagan presents the pitfalls and the best practices of this industry to assist Business Owners through this minefield and come out a WINNER.


You Don't Know What you ARE Capable until You are TESTED.

With serious RED INK and staff walking out the door of your business What do YOU do? You have to options lay down or adapt. Mike O'Hagan chose to ADAPT. As the owner of Minimovers, some BIG changes had to happen and quickly to prevent foreclosure.
With the responsibility of over 400 Australian families income in his hands, Mike O'Hagan shares in his presentation the TOUGH decisions that saved his organisation and these families future income post GFC.