Episode 164: The Importance of Support with Mike Manning and Shannon Simmons

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Show Summary

In this episode we interview Shannon Simmons and Mike Manning. Not every business has a smooth implementation of Profit First. At least that is Mike Manning’s experience. He implemented Profit First for his gym and found it wasn’t working so he dumped it and found that was working even worse, so he started with Profit First again. Follow Mike’s formula to properly implementing Profit First once and for all.

Our Guests


Mike Manning is the owner and head coach at HC2 gym in Florida. A certified strength and conditioning coach , USA Weightlifting coach , crossfit level 2 and Starting Strength graduate with over 11 years coaching athletes from PRO to Joe… he’s also a forme US Marine and a retired Firefighter Paramedic in Brevard County Florida. Mike is married to his high school sweetheart , Donna and they live in Satellite Beach Florida with their 3 year old Jack Russel named Capone.


Shannon Simmons has been consulting with small businesses for nearly 10 years. After 2 years in public accounting she saw a need to work for small business owners to teach them how to grow financially healthy businesses. She has built on her Master of Accountancy degree from Manchester University by becoming a Certified Profit First Professional and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. When she’s not meeting with entrepreneurs or assessing their businesses she enjoys time with her husband and 2 children serving in their community, playing and watching sports, marveling at nature or reading a good book.

Guest Links

Mike’s Website: http://hc2gym.com/

Shannon’s Website: http://www.netbooksaccounting.com/

Corporate Partners

Receipt-Bank – Software and service to make the gathering, storage & processing of bills, receipts and invoices as easy and as cost effective as possible for businesses.

Nextiva – VOIP phone providers for small businesses.

Fundbox –  The simplest and fastest way to fix your cash flow by advancing payments for your outstanding invoices.

Right Networks – for forward-thinking CPA firms, accounting professionals, and SMBs who want to move to the cloud


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