Entrepreneur Stories 4⃣ Inspiration*

Entrepreneur Stories 4⃣ Inspiration* Podcast

Entrepreneur Inspiring Stories to Help Motivate, Build, & Grow Your Successful Business with a Master Class from Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders that tell it How It Is... Millionaire Interviews is actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Thought Leaders, Solopreneur, Youpreneur, and Small Business Owner. The host interviews Business Founders in the Product, Service, Real Estate, and Tech industries so they can teach you from their experience. Guests have been featured on Forbes, Shark Tank, Tim Ferriss Show, EO Fire w/ John Lee Dumas, Fox Business, FM Radio, CNBC, How I Built This w/ Guy Raz, & Time Magazine. Each episode details the journey of our guest who shares their life experiences, business lessons learned, how they turned their ideas into success, a little econtalk, and how they made their business fire up! We feature entrepreneurial thought leaders, mentors, startalk, & a tribe of entrepreneurs from all over the world... Connect with other Listeners @ fb.com/millionaire-interviews. Connect with the Show via email: [email protected] or voicemail: +1 (305) 985-3469. So How Did this Podcast Get Made? Perseverance, hard work, and determination.

190: From Investment Banking to Gift Giving 🎁... The Entrepreneurial Journey of Suvendu Pal & Gift Hero.
Suvendu Pal, also known as Du, is the brains behind Gift Hero. When he’s not dreaming of his next wish list to create, he enjoys long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Layne in Kyle, Texas thought his first group call as a patreon member turned out great and every bit of information and advice he got was very helpful. If you also want to be a part of our next Group Call, sig...

189: Using Artificial Intelligence to Lower Your Healthcare Costs - Peter Borans of Advanced Medical Strategies
Peter Borans is the president of Advanced Medical Strategies (AMS) a company he co-founded in 2003. AMS (Advanced Medical Strategies) is a healthcare IT company focused on providing clients with intelligent clinical insights and financial analytics to identify, analyze and report on the 5% of members responsible for 50% of total medical spend. Their AI-powered Predict Platform combines clinical insights and financial analysis of the costliest and most complex medical diagnoses their clients rely on to guide...

⭐ 188: Big Ass Fans: How Carey Smith Sold it for $500MM & How he's Helping Startups Today...
Carey Smith founded Big Ass Fans in 1999 and served as its Chief Big Ass until the company's sale in 2017. Under his guidance, Big Ass Fans grew an average of 30% a year, with offices across the globe. It made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies 11 consecutive years — a feat achieved by only 34 others — and expanded from industrial products to include a line of chic, silent commercial fans. In less than two decades, he took the company from 0 to $250 million in revenue, without the help ...


187: How an Ex-Microsoft Employee Becomes a Leading Tech & Software Innovator - Gregory Raiz of RaizLabs
Gregory Raiz is a leader, speaker, and innovator. “The thing that fuels me is the desire to make things that improve people’s lives.” Greg was the founder of Raizlabs, a four-time Inc. 5000 winner and national leader in mobile and technology design and development. The firm was sold in 2017 to Rightpoint where Greg stayed on as Chief Innovation Officer. In 2019 Rightpoint was purchased by Genpact, a global services company. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/grou...

186: Buying & Selling Businesses w/ this International Man of Mystery - Thomas Smale of FE International
Thomas Smale began his career in the early 2000s when he began building and selling small online companies. This turned into a full-time career when he founded FE International in 2010, growing the business with zero funds from the ground up and consistently doubling annual revenue, as well as the average deal size. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Alice from Los Angeles thinks the Group Calls are like an extension...

185: Creating a Collage with Borders | Kevin Borders of Collage.com
Kevin Borders grew up in White Lake, Michigan, and first met Collage.com co-founder Joe Golden in middle school. Kevin holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a Ph.D. in computer science engineering from the University of Michigan. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers who offer hundreds of digital services. Receive 10% off your first order by using code MILLIONA...


184: This Role Model Reveals How His Software is Helping Construction Businesses ⚒ Ken Auer of RoleModel Software
As a Master Software Craftsman at RoleModel Software, Ken Auer leads some of the most talented software craftsmen in the creation of sustainable software systems. For over four decades, Ken has applied his craft as a leader of high-performance development teams. He founded RoleModel Software in 1997. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Carole, from Malaysia, decided to become a Patreon member because she likes Austin’...

183: How to Start Your First Business with Kristen Harris of Portfolio Creative 🎨
Kristen Harris is a Certified Staffing Professional through the American Staffing Association and serves on the ASA National Board of Directors. She is also the Co-Founder of Portfolio Creative, which is an award-winning staffing and recruiting firm that focuses solely on the creative industry. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Paul's favorite interviews are the "Failed" ones... which he finds awkward and super-ente...

⭐ 182: Our Most Open Interview Yet 😱... A Tantalizing Entrepreneurial & Life Journey with Doug Smith of Hawthorne Funds
Doug Smith started Hawthorne Funds to build and protect his own wealth. That goal remains the same today and he is proud to be the company’s largest investor. Doug is the founder and CEO of Hawthorne Funds. Previously a software developer for ExxonMobil, he has gone on to buy and sell over 100 houses. More recently, he has bought and sold over 2,500 acres of rural Texas land from within Hawthorne Funds and his other business entities. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebo...


181: Washing your Nuts in the Shower... a Ballsy Approach to Business - Adam Hendle of Ballsy Brand
Adam Hendle created the idea of the Ballsy brand when he was in the shower. Ballsy is an active lifestyle brand providing high-quality men’s personal care products that inspire and motivate thrill-seekers, athletes, and everyday guys to live life to the fullest. Their current products include Ballwash, Sack Spray, and Nut Rub Solid Cologne. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Daniel joined the Millionaire Interviews G...

180: The Uber of Swimming Lessons 🌊 | How Diana Goodwin Transitioned her Swim Business to a SaaS Business: MarketBox.
Diana Goodwin is Founder & CEO of MarketBox, a B2B SaaS product which enables service-based marketplaces and businesses to grow and scale their businesses. Diana initially founded AquaMobile, an on-demand swim lesson provider which is now the largest of its kind in North America and Australia. The AquaMobile software gave her the opportunity to start and spin out MarketBox. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Accordin...

179: Applying the Car Dealership Model to Revolutionize Your Company... with Dr. Kolinski of USA Staffing Services
Matthew Kolinski started USA Staffing Services to help entrepreneurs with the back-office operation of their staffing firms. He has been a leader in the staffing industry since 2006, when he started his first staffing firm in Chicago, IL. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: According to Erica, the Millionaire-Interviews Group Call is like a VIP experience where she is surrounded with CEOs who are willing to provide us...


178: From Doctor to Google Ads to Million Dollar SaaS Business | Rob Rawson of Time Doctor
Originally trained as a medical doctor and worked 3 years in hospitals in Australia, Rob Rawson has always had the desire to start and build his own business and started several businesses even during the time when he was studying medicine. He is now the founder of Staff.com, which is software for actionable productivity metrics and Timedoctor.com, which is time tracking and productivity for remote teams. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Ep...

177: How this PR Firm will put you 💫 Light Years Ahead 💫 of the Competition...
Megan Bennett has been part of the Light Years Ahead team for over 18 years. Her expertise focuses on managing clients and exceeding their expectations on a daily basis. She has spearheaded and implemented countless successful PR campaigns on behalf of numerous brands and is proud of the positive, lasting relationships she cultivates with the media on an ongoing basis. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Fiverr connec...

⭐ 176: Our First Group Call 😎... a Behind the Scenes Look at Our Patreon Membership... 🙊
An Open Meeting with your host Austin Peek of Millionaire Interviews and guest Raine Mahdi of Hawk Packaging (check out Episode 145 for his backstory).  It's an open session where Patreon Members asked us anything... Hope you enjoy, also... Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips.   This Episode is Sponsored By: Raine Mahdi and Austin talk about how to start a business at $500 or less, the types of businesses that work best, how to do it, what resource...


175: The Horror Story of Finding a Co-Packer for Your Product | Laurie Nadeau of Smokin Mary
Laurie Nadeau, the owner of Smokin’ Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix, is always all dolled up in her signature red-and-white polka-dot dresses, but don’t let the pinup girl persona fool you. Nadeau is a savvy, successful businesswoman, and major players from the food-and-beverage world are taking notice. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Raine Mahdi and Austin talk about how to start a business at $500 or less, the types...

174: Using Data Driven Marketing to Build a Successful Auto Auction Business... Roger Bryan of Enfusen
Over the last 20 years, Roger Bryan had the honor of working with some of the world's largest companies in the creation of demand generation strategies for their digital marketing efforts. This includes Microsoft, Goodwill Industries, The Salvation Army, The American Red Cross, Medstar Health, Intersections, as well as many others. Roger specializes in converting web visitors into paying customers at scale. He is also the founder of Enfusen. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast:...

173: The Inventor of Turnkey Real Estate 🔑🏘: Marco Santarelli of Norada Real Estate Investments
Marco Santarelli is the host of the Passive Real Estate Investing Podcast and he is also the founder of Norada Real Estate, a premier real estate investment firm offering turnkey investment property in growth markets nationwide. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers who offer hundreds of digital services. Receive 10% off your first order by using code MILLIONAIRE. Just visit: ...


172: From Battleships 🚢 to Check Fraud Prevention 🏦... How Richard Reass started RynohLive at 62 Years Young...
Richard Reass is the CEO, Founder, & Creator of RhynohLive, the software system that has revolutionized the real estate settlement industry. Mr. Reass founded Rhyno at the age of 62 and he is currently 76 years old.  Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Looking to Start Your Own Podcast? If so, we can help you launch a successful podcast that'll help grow your business! So if you lack the time, resources, & knowledge t...

⭐ 171: How to Build a Brand... from Halloween Costumes 🍂 to Personalized Wardrobe Delivery 👚 - Jalem Getz of Wantable
Jalem Getz is the CEO and founder of Wantable, Inc, a personalized eCommerce company focused on women's fashion and fitness products. Their goal at Wantable is to develop a deep relationship with their customers and offer them a platform for discovery. Because each customer is unique, Wantable dynamically adjusts the product assortment for each user.  Jalem is 47 years young and lives in the Cayman Islands. This Episode is Sponsored By: LinkedIn Jobs makes it easy to get a match with quality candidates, wh...

170: Building a Code-Free Platform for Non-Developers to Build Online Apps | Emmanuel Straschnov of Bubble.
Emmanuel Straschnov is the co-founder of Bubble, a visual programming language for web and mobile applications. Born in Paris, Emmanuel studied at Polytechnique and got his MBA from Harvard. Prior to Bubble, he was a consultant in China. He is committed to breaking the economic limits of technology and devising solutions that enable innovation and product development without coding software. This Episode is Sponsored By: F5 Cloud Services expertise as a service lets you achieve worry-free DNS infrastructur...


169: The Largest Aircraft Brokerage Firm in Russia detours to Aircraft Valuation ✈... Find Out Why w/ Jason Zilberbrand of VREF
Jason Zilberbrand is an aircraft valuations expert and the President of VREF Aircraft Value Reference & Appraisal Services. He is an Accredited Senior Aircraft Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), former broker, former inventorying dealer, acquisition agent, aircraft owner, aircraft operator, contract negotiator, consultant, teacher, conference speaker, and author. Fifteen years as an inventory aircraft dealer with a $300-million-dollar credit facility, and over $4.5 billion in aircraft ...

168: Former CEO of oDesk reveals... The 4 Secrets to Personal Development | Gary Swart of Polaris Partners
Gary Swart is a partner at Polaris Partners, investing in technology and healthcare companies, out of their San Francisco office. He represents Polaris on the boards of Quantcast, SimplyInsured, FloQast, Falkonry, Faro Health, and Qstream. He also served on the board of CliQr (Cisco). This Episode is Sponsored By: Freshbooks invoicing and accounting software is designed specifically for small business owners. Freshbooks grows alongside your business, so you’ll always have the tools you need when you need t...

168: Former CEO of oDesk reveals... The 4 Secrets to Personal Development | Gary Swart of Polaris Partners
Gary Swart is a partner at Polaris Partners, investing in technology and healthcare companies, out of their San Francisco office. He represents Polaris on the boards of Quantcast, SimplyInsured, FloQast, Falkonry, Faro Health, and Qstream. He also served on the board of CliQr (Cisco). This Episode is Sponsored By: Freshbooks invoicing and accounting software is designed specifically for small business owners. Freshbooks grows alongside your business, so you’ll always have the tools you need when you need t...


167: Surviving a Business Breakup... & Getting Creative with Bejan Douraghy of 🎨 Artisan Talent 🎨
Bejan Douraghy made his way from New York City to Chicago with $1,000 in his pocket, big dreams, and the ambition to start a new kind of staffing agency... at the age of 25.  He wanted to start a firm that nurtures long-lasting relationships with clients and talent alike. With that in mind, he launched Artisan Talent. This Episode is Sponsored By: LinkedIn Jobs makes it easy to get a match with quality candidates, who make the most sense for your role. LinkedIn Jobs uses knowledge of both hard skills and s...

166: Overcoming Cancer to Build a $250M+ Insurance Business - Heath Ritenour of Insurance Office of America
Heath Ritenour joined Insurance Office of America in 1996. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 2008 and became Chairman in 2019. Since taking the helm, Heath has helped IOA grow to the 13th largest privately held insurance agency in the country. He firmly believes in serving IOA’s clients passionately, meticulously, and resourcefully. Heath strives for IOA to be a leader in innovation and to be different in an industry of sameness.  This Episode is Sponsored By: Raine Mahdi and Austin talk about how to...

⭐ 165: Ex-CEO of Meineke Auto shares his Entrepreneurial Journey 🚗... | Charles Bonfiglio of Tint World
Charles J. Bonfiglio is the Franchise Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Tint World. The company is a privately owned franchise chain of independent retail window tinting, mobile electronics, auto accessories and appearance centers. As the lead executive of Tint World, Charles is responsible for all functions related to the development and leadership of the company in growing the family of franchise stores. This Episode is Sponsored By: Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers who offer hundreds of di...


164: How to Manage the Productivity Level of Your Virtual Staff (w/ Dave Nevogt of Hubstaff)
Dave Nevogt is the Co-Founder of Hubstaff, which helps virtual teams communicate better through automatic time and activity tracking. He runs the day to day marketing, operations, and support for the company. Hubstaff is currently a team of 25 across marketing, development and support that are driven by changing the way remote teams work and communicate. This Episode is Sponsored By: Freshbooks invoicing and accounting software is designed specifically for small business owners. Freshbooks grows alongside ...

163: Turning your Website Contact Form into Instant Profit | Nicolas Vandenberghe of Chili Piper 🌶
Nicolas Vandenberghe is the Co-Founder and CEO of Chili Piper. Nicolas began his career selling newspapers in the streets of Paris in high school, studied Maths at Ecole Polytechnique and then received his MBA from Stanford GSB. He started and sold 3 tech companies with up to 65 employees and $11M in revenues, and also ran sales for a $2B telecom firm negotiating billion-dollar deals with companies like Google. Most recently in 2016, he co-founded his 4th startup and presently is the CEO of Chili Piper – a ...

162: Growing 📈 then Selling💲a Digital Agency in the 21st Century | Dalip Jaggi of Vincit
Dalip Jaggi is head of business at Vincit. Dalip has been recognized as an active entrepreneur filled with high-energy, passion, and new ideas. He kicked off his career as the Founder of Devise Interactive, a brand-focused, engineering studio. Leading a team that concentrated on helping entrepreneurs & companies with their early-stage concepts & innovations. The agency was acquired at the end of 2018 by an international public-traded company, Vincit. This Episode is Sponsored By: Freshbooks invoicing and a...


161: How to 3x Your Sales via... Menu Pricing? The New Flat Rate System to Increasing Sales 📈...
Rodney Koop is the Founder of The New Flat Rate and Danielle Putnam is the President. Rodney has been in the industry for 40+ years and a business owner for over 3 decades. Danielle has experience in everything from business development and management to operations and technology. Therefore, she handles the day to day operations, marketing, advertising and quality control for The New Flat Rate. This Episode is Sponsored By: Capterra is the leading, free online resource to help you find the best software so...

160: Building a Software Business from a Canadian Basement - Saud Juman of PolicyMedical
Saud Juman is the founder of PolicyMedical Inc., a healthcare software company. Over the following years, Saud grew the company to serve more than 3,000 hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide, growing it to serve millions of patients, clinicians and community members daily. This Episode is Sponsored By: Freshbooks invoicing and accounting software is designed specifically for small business owners. Freshbooks grows alongside your business, so you’ll always have the tools you need when you need them wit...

159: Shaking Up the Contact Lens Industry with 👓 Hubble Contacts 👓
Jesse Horwitz is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hubble Contacts, the e-commerce contact lens company. As a serial entrepreneur, Jesse co-founded Hubble in 2016, which has raised over $75 million from groups including Wildcat Capital, FirstMark, Greycroft, Founders Fund, and Colgate-Palmolive, and serves hundreds of thousands of consumers around the world. This Episode is Sponsored By: Ashford University offers online Masters Degree Program that allows you to learn at your own pace. Ashford University is full...


158: How to Build your Mobile App... Better, Faster, & Cheaper with Chad Pytel of thoughtbot 🤖
Chad Pytel is the developer, founder, and CEO of thoughtbot. He leads the day-to-day operations of thoughtbot, including human resources, hiring, and growth, and is responsible for overall strategy for the company. This Episode is Sponsored By: Aircall is a call-based phone system that helps thousands of sales and support teams stop wasting their time on the phone. Aircall integrates with popular CRM, HelpDesk, eCommerce, and other business software to help your team understand and log vital customer prosp...

⭐ 157: Overcoming Life's Obstacles to Start a Growing (pun intended) CBD Business | Craig Henderson of Extract Labs
Craig Henderson is the CEO of Extract Labs, a Boulder, Colorado-based full-service hemp extraction laboratory offering a proprietary line of boutique CBD-infused products. Craig started the company in his garage in 2016. This Episode is Sponsored By: Ashford University offers online Masters Degree Program that allows you to learn at your own pace. Ashford University is fully accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission. Enroll now by going to: millionaire-interviews.com/ashford Castbox is ...

156: The Nationwide Leader in Athlete Development. How Michael Waters built... Phase 1 Sports.
Michael Waters started Phase 1 Sports in Las Vegas, Nevada. He built a name in the sports industry by combining exceptional skills in performance training and his leadership, which has played a major role in the success of hundreds of athletes. This Episode is Sponsored By: Aircall is a call-based phone system that helps thousands of sales and support teams stop wasting their time on the phone. Aircall integrates with popular CRM, HelpDesk, eCommerce, and other business software to help your team understan...


155: From Combat to Commerce... The Beginning of a Wagyu Beef Business: KC Cattle Company 🐄...
Patrick Montgomery is the owner of KC Cattle Company. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Patrick returned to the University of Missouri as a full-time student to earn a B.S. in Animal Science. Upon graduation in December, he will continue to develop KC Cattle Company's customer basis in the greater Kansas City area. This Episode is Sponsored By: Capterra is the leading, free online resource to help you find the best software solution for your business. With over 850,000 reviews of products fro...

⭐ 154: Starting a Mobile Phone Company: Let's Talk Cellular | Brett Beveridge of T-ROC
Brett Beveridge is the President of The Revenue Optimization Companies. Brett is an entrepreneurial, results-driven executive with over 20 years of experience and success in the wireless and technology industries. He has hands-on success in start-ups, profit turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and fundraising and is the driving force behind T-ROC’s ambitious growth. This Episode is Sponsored By: Castbox is the best podcast app out there. If you’re tired of using those outdated podcast apps that are...

154: Starting a Mobile Phone Company in the 80s: Let's Talk Cellular | Brett Beveridge of T-ROC
Brett Beveridge is the President of The Revenue Optimization Companies . Brett is an entrepreneurial, results-driven executive with over 20 years of experience and success in the wireless and technology industries. He has hands-on success in start-ups, profit turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and fundraising and is the driving force behind T-ROC’s ambitious growth. This Episode is Sponsored By: Castbox is the best podcast app out there. If you’re tired of using those outdated podcast apps that ar...


153: How 'Two Men and a Truck' moved from a Family Business to a Franchise Business (w/ 340+ Locations)
Brig Sorber is the Chief Brand Officer at Two Men and a Truck. Brig is one of the original two men along with younger brother Jon Sorber. The two started the business in the early 1980s in Okemos, Mich. to earn spending money. Using a 1966 pickup truck, the brothers placed an ad in a local shopping guide that read “Men At Work Movers…Two Men and A Truck.” The ad also included a stick figure logo designed by their mother, Mary Ellen Sheets. This Episode is Sponsored By: Online Trading Academy is the leader ...

152: Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Extraction Systems for Oil Extractors | Andy Joseph of Apeks Supercritical
Andy Joseph is the President of Apeks Supercritical. Andy founded Apeks Supercritical in 2001 while serving as the Director of Welding and Testing Labs for Edison Welding Institute (EWI), developers of manufacturing technologies. He first learned about mechanical operations and principles during his six years in the Navy operating nuclear submarine reactors. He is a two-time Navy Achievement Medal recipient. This Episode is Sponsored By: Online Trading Academy is the leader in investing and trading educati...

151: The Nation's Premier, Luxury Camping Experience ⛺... How Sarah Dusek grew Under Canvas® Camping...
Sarah Dusek is CEO of Under Canvas. Sarah and her husband, Jacob Dusek, were inspired by the African safari experience and they set out to create an immersive outdoor escape that serves as a unique bridge between travel and the outdoors. Under Canvas began in 2009 with the opening of an all-inclusive glamping adventure package and has since grown to include eight luxury glamping resorts and a customized event’s offering, bringing the glamping experience to life anywhere in the country. This Episode is Spons...


150: Cracking the Code to the 💪 Fitness Business 💪 with Nick Shaw of Renaissance Periodization
Nick Shaw is the Founder and CEO of Renaissance Periodization, a training and diet services company for world-class athletes. Nick is also a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder and has had the opportunity to work with numerous national level physique athletes as well as world class strength athletes. Nick holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Sport Management. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two kids. This Episode is Sponsored By: Honeybook is the #1 Business Project M...

150: Cracking the Code to the 💪 Fitness Business 💪 with Nick Shaw of Renaissance Periodization
Nick Shaw is the Founder and CEO of Renaissance Periodization, a training and diet services company for world-class athletes. Nick is also a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder and has had the opportunity to work with numerous national level physique athletes as well as world class strength athletes. Nick holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Sport Management. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two kids. This Episode is Sponsored By: Honeybook is the #1 Business Project M...

⭐ 149: An Innovative Window Company that Promotes Indoor & Outdoor Living - Scott Gates of WWS
Scott Gates is President of Western Window Systems. Prior to beginning his role as president and CEO in August 2015, Scott served as the company’s president and chief operating officer following assignments as vice president and general manager and marketing director. He played a key role in growing sales over 800% over a five-year period, an increase that led to Inc. magazine naming Western Window Systems as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. in 2014, 2015, and 2016. This Episode is S...


149: An Innovative Window Company that Promotes Indoor & Outdoor Living - Scott Gates of WWS
Scott Gates is President and CEO of Western Window Systems. Prior to beginning his role as president and CEO in August 2015, Scott served as the company’s president and chief operating officer following assignments as vice president and general manager and marketing director. He played a key role in growing sales over 800% over a five-year period, an increase that led to Inc. magazine naming Western Window Systems as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. in 2014, 2015, and 2016. This Epis...

148: What Mark Cuban saw in this Test Prep Business Founder... Shaan Patel of Prep Expert
Shaan Patel is the Founder of Prep Expert. Shaan grew up in Las Vegas in his parents' budget motel, attended inner-city public schools in the worst school district in the nation with a 40% dropout rate, and was clueless about standardized tests. After spending hundreds of hours studying for the SAT, he was able to raise his score from average to perfect — a feat achieved by only 0.02% of all high school students. His life completely changed because of his perfect SAT score! He was admitted into prestigious ...

147: Building a Virtual Receptionist Business to Millions & Finally Stepping Away | Jill Nelson of Ruby Receptionists
Jill Nelson is CEO of Ruby Receptionists. She's grown the business into a four-time winner of FORTUNE magazine’s top five Best Small Companies to Work for, and a Portland Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon recipient for the record breaking past twelve years. Today, Ruby's 600+ employees provide friendly, live, receptionist service integrated with a "front desk in your pocket" mobile app, helping over 10,000 small businesses across the US win new business and create loyal, raving, custome...


147: Building a Virtual Receptionist Business to Millions & Finally Stepping Away | Jill Nelson of Ruby Receptionists
Jill Nelson is CEO of Ruby Receptionists. She's grown the business into a four-time winner of FORTUNE magazine’s top five Best Small Companies to Work for, and a Portland Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon recipient for the record breaking past twelve years. Today, Ruby's 600+ employees provide friendly, live, receptionist service integrated with a "front desk in your pocket" mobile app, helping over 10,000 small businesses across the US win new business and create loyal, raving, custome...

⭐ 146: Outsourcing your Manufacturing to Survive in the 21st Century (w/ Mike Ryan of RSP Inc.)
Mike Ryan's company (RSP Inc.) is an end-to-end solution provider for engineering, prototyping, production, logistics, warehousing, and order fulfillment. RSP Inc.'s core product offering includes membrane switches, plastic injection molding, silicone rubber molding, printed circuit boards, electronics manufacturing, packaging and turnkey contract manufacturing. RSP has over 120,000 square feet of manufacturing and assembly in the US and China to serve their global customer base. This Episode is Sponsored B...

145: Custom Printed Packaging... for Food & Beauty Products | Raine Mahdi of Hawk Packaging
Raine Mahdi is the founder and CEO of Hawk Packaging. He has over 15 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. The industries he was involved throughout his career were in Food, Manufacturing, and Importing. This Episode is Sponsored By: Gusto is making Payroll, Benefits, and HR easier for small businesses. In fact, 9 out of 10 customers say Gusto is easier to use than other payroll solutions. Gusto also saves you time – 72% of customers spend less than 5 minutes to run payroll. Ge...


144: Creating a National Dealership by Starting a Small Business from the Ground Up... w/ Trever Varney of Next Ride
Trever Varney is a driven American businessman, entrepreneur, speaker and the owner of Next Ride, a multiline full-service motorcycle dealership offering financing, sales, apparel, and service. With two locations in Tampa Bay, Trever’s brand has been a staple for the areas riding community since starting his business in 2010. This Episode is Sponsored By: Volusion is the easiest and fastest all-in-one E-commerce platform designed specifically for small businesses. With Volusion, you get stunning 100% free ...

143: Starting Your Own Business after 20 Years in the Corporate World | Gail Davis of GDA Speakers
Gail Davis is the Founder and President of GDA Speakers. Under her passionate leadership, GDA Speakers has vetted and curated a number of highly qualified speakers who they trust and deliver with confidence. In the first 17 years, they assembled a database of over 5,000 speakers. Then in order to add more value to their clients they cut the list in half. Only featuring and working with the top speakers in each of the many categories sought by their clients. This Episode is Sponsored By: Capterra is the lea...

143: Starting Your Own Business after 20 Years in the Corporate World | Gail Davis of GDA Speakers
Gail Davis is the Founder and President of GDA Speakers. Under her passionate leadership, GDA Speakers has vetted and curated a number of highly qualified speakers who they trust and deliver with confidence. In the first 17 years, they assembled a database of over 5,000 speakers. Then in order to add more value to their clients they cut the list in half. Only featuring and working with the top speakers in each of the many categories sought by their clients. This Episode is Sponsored By: Capterra is the lea...


142: Building an Amazon FBA Business to Help Amazon Sellers (a 🚫 BS Amazon Biz)
Fernando Cruz oversees operations, product development, and finance of MarketplaceOps. Prior to founding MarketplaceOps, Fernando came from tech, where as Head of Sales, he helped his company secure over $30M in venture funding and scale to over 80 employees. In 2014, Fernando jumped ship and cofounded MarketplaceOps with his best friend Nick from the University of Southern California. Together they’ve grown the business to gross 8 figures annually in just under 4 years. This Episode is Sponsored By: Volus...

141: How FreshBooks became a Successful SaSS Business... with Mike McDerment of FreshBooks
Mike McDerment is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built-in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 24 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. This Episode is Sponsored By: The Meb Faber Show is one of the Top 5 Investing Podcasts as listed by the Wall Street Journal. The show is hoste...

⭐ 140: This Firefighter Expanded his BBQ Business into a Successful Restaurant... Find Out How w/ Jason Szmurlo
Jason Szmurlo is the Owner and Founder of BBQ King Smokehouse. BBQ King Smokehouse has been feeding foodies flavor-packed BBQ food for over 8 years. His restaurant was built with two things in mind - to serve great BBQ just the way they like it, and to provide diners with a place to hang out. This Episode is Sponsored By: Keeps offers proven treatment that could combat the symptoms of hair loss. Keeps treatment start at just $10 a month. To get your First Month FREE, go to: millionaire-interviews.com/keeps...


139: Vacation Planning that can take you... Anywhere | Zachary Smith of Anywhere®
Zachary B. Smith is the CEO of Anywhere, Inc. What started out as an after-college travel adventure in Central America has turned into a multi-million dollar travel and tourism business with over 200,000 adventurers served globally by Anywhere, Inc, a hybrid travel agency co-founded by Zachary Smith and Anthony Landis. This Episode is Sponsored By: The Wall Street Journal named the Meb Faber Show as one of the top 5 investing podcast that you should not miss. The show is hosted by Meb Faber, CEO of Cambria...

138: Expanding a Family Business in the Logistics Industry (Megan Smith of Symbia Logistics)
Megan Smith is the CEO at Symbia Logistics. Growing up on the floor of a warehouse, Megan has been getting her hands dirty since day one. She’s started and sold multiple businesses and found opportunities in the most challenging of situations. Megan is a pioneer among women in the rugged logistics industry, and she is now situated at the top of her game overseeing a workforce of 1,300 employees. This Episode is Sponsored By: The Simple Habit app offers quick audio meditation so that busy people like you ca...

137: Bringing Tech to Restaurants with Saleem Khatri of Lavu (the Original iPad Point of Sale System)
Saleem S. Khatri is CEO of Lavu Inc, a global mobile point of sale software and payments platform. Before joining Lavu, Mr. Khatri was Co-Founder and CEO of Instavest, Inc., a technology focused investment manager backed by Y Combinator... This Episode is Sponsored By: The Simple Habit app offers quick audio meditation so that busy people like you can squeeze a little tranquility into their day. The first 50 listeners to sign up using this link will get a 30% discount on the premium version: millionaire-in...


136: Wine from a Keg??? How Jordan Kivelstadt (of Free Flow Wines) Transformed the Wine Industry...
Jordan Kivelstadt founded Free Flow Wines with Dan Donahoe in 2009 and has been leading the growth of the business since the beginning. Jordan was trained as an engineer at Tufts University before moving on to management consulting for over two years. In 2006, Jordan began his career in the wine industry as a production manager for The Donum Estate. Since then... This Episode is Sponsored By: Rhone is a men’s performance lifestyle and premium activewear brand that is engineered for unparalleled quality and...

⭐ 135: This Fast-Growth Manufacturer tells the Fascinating Story of Fuses (Jim Kalb of OptiFuse)
Jim Kalb is currently the President of OptiFuse, an innovative high-growth manufacturer of power protection components distributed by high-quality select wholesalers throughout the world. OptiFuse has been listed on the Inc. 5000 for the last 5 years, as well as being named as one of Forbe's magazines "25 Best Small Companies" in 2017. This Episode is Sponsored By: The Simple Habit app offers quick audio meditation so that busy people like you can squeeze a little tranquility into their day. If you want th...

134: How Grasshopper became a $176MM Virtual Phone System (w/ David Hauser of Grasshopper & SuperFat)
David Hauser is the Co-founder of Grasshopper & SuperFat. Grasshopper is a company that serves and empowers entrepreneurs via its powerful tools like Grasshopper and Chargify. Grasshopper Group was listed by Inc. Magazine among the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America... This Episode is Sponsored By: Brandcrowd is an amazing online tool that can help you make an amazing logo design online. Brandcrowd takes your business name and industry and generates thousands of logos in seconds. One of the b...


133: Darn Good Yarn: How to Knit a Side Business into a Big Business (with Nicole Snow)
Nicole Snow is the Founder and CEO at Darn Good Yarn. Born in northern NJ, Nicole grew up in a log cabin & spent hours playing “craft corner” with an old fashioned cash register & her parents’ office supplies. Nicole later attended Clarkson University, starting a successful business during her freshman year and... This Episode is Sponsored By: Pantheon is the leading web ops provider, powering more than 285 thousand websites and trusted by small businesses, startups, and some of the most well-known brands....