Jim graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.S. in Accounting, passing the CPA exam while still in college. While subsequently 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, the company achieved recognition from Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School and Inc. Magazine in the IC 100 Fastest Growing Businesses.
Mr. Muehlhausen licenses his materials worldwide and is a nationally known business speaker. Over the past nine years, he has personally coached hundreds of business owners in nearly 6,000 face-to-face coaching sessions and has clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
The recognition and awards Mr. Muehlhausen’s clients have won are too numerous to list, but include: Indiana Blue Chip Award, Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists, and NAWBO Businesswoman of the Year. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Now Courier, Inc as well as the Advisory Board of Indiana Business & Modernization Technology Corporation, and Urban Mission YMCA. For several years, Mr. Muehlhausen has served as an adjunct professor of business at the University of Indianapolis teaching Organizational Behavior, Management & Sales Management.
Aside from his books “The 51 Fatal Business Errors…and How to Avoid Them” and "Business Models for Dummies," Mr. Muehlhausen has been published in various publications including Inc., The Small Business Report,Entrepreneur, the Indianapolis Business Journal, Undercar Digest, Digitrends, and NAICC Journal.