Inside Track: McNeill Finds Success in Helping Others

  • Originally published by Grand Rapids Business Journal

  • Featuring Good Feet franchisee Mike McNeill


Grand Rapids Business Journal – June 24, 2022 – ”After years working in the advertising industry, Mike McNeill found inspiration in helping others and pivoted to business ownership.

McNeill is the owner of The Good Feet Store location in Grand Rapids at 5070 28th St. SE, Suite B. The franchise specializes in personalized arch supports to provide long-term relief for foot pain and other related areas of discomfort.

Now in the business of helping people, McNeill’s career journey consistently has drawn on inspiration from those around him, beginning at a young age.

He was born in Ohio before his family moved to Buffalo, New York. His father was a General Mills plant manager and an accountant, and his mom worked as a school aide.

Business ownership was something McNeill was introduced to during his childhood, though it wasn’t usual for his family.

“We had almost no history of business ownership in my extended family … until my parents’ family,” McNeill said.

McNeill is the youngest of six children, and three of them have ventured into business ownership. As a child, McNeill watched his brother, who is 14 years his senior, open and operate several Domino’s Pizza locations. 

Though he didn’t realize it then, he said his brother’s success had an influence on his career path...”