Michael Ruge, Entrepreneur based in Vancouver Island, Canada.
Michael Ruge, based out of Vancouver Island, Canada, is one of the world’s foremost experts in self-storage and records storage, as well as a bonafide jack of all trades. Over the past three decades, Michael has successfully founded and sold several companies, written multiple books, acted as a consultant and marketing advisor to numerous companies, and assisted dozens of CEOs in finding solutions to problems no one else knew how to fix.
Above all, Michael is a deal maker who does what it takes to get the job done. He prefers to refer to himself as an “intrapreneur” rather than an entrepreneur, as he shares the knowledge and experience he has amassed with other founders and company owners across a variety of industries. Michael’s expertise as a consultant has resulted in multiplying the third bottom line, otherwise known as people, planet, and profits.
Michael Ruge began his career in 1978, leading a speed trading securities firm. Always one to find a need and fill it, his efforts at the firm led to an increase from 3 to 44 traders. Later, Michael set out to start his own businesses and has never looked back. He founded All Ways Solutions, a consulting company that provides unique and creative strategic problem solving for business in any industry, in 1983. While his company offers solutions for a myriad of problems, most of his work can fall into two categories: marketing and management.
He also has a passion for philanthropy. Over the years, Michael and Elly have volunteered with or donated to charities such as the Rotary Club, R.E.W.A.R.D.S., Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Covenant House, Nature Federation, Cancer Society, Alzheimer Society of Canada, and AIDS Canada, among others. One of Michael’s most rewarding philanthropic endeavours has been his work with Unitis, which provides 100 dollar loans from microfinance institutions to hard-working, self-employed women in underdeveloped countries. These small loans have a giant snowball effect on the women and their families, and they are able to begin building improving their quality of life rapidly.
Michael Ruge’s expertise and experience have resulted in dozens of invitations to industry-specific conferences, as well as multiple book publications, such as Ask About Gold, his latest release. He is the go-to guy for individuals looking to start a business without a clue how to do so and is known to be one of the truest jack of all trades.