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: austin@millionaire-interviews.com or voicemail: +1 (305) 985-3469. So How Did this Podcast Get Made? Perseverance, hard work, and determination.

119: Fixing the Parking Industry through Technology - Juan Rodriguez of FlashParking
Juan Rodriguez is the CEO & Co-Founder of FlashParking. He directs the planning, management of product development, and overall strategy of the company. Since starting in... 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 700,000 reviews of products from real users, discover everything you need to make an informed decision! To help support the show, go visit them at: millionaire-interviews.com/capterra. A...

118: How this Sweatproof Undershirt made it on Shark Tank | Billy Thompson of Thompson Tee
Billy Thompson is the President of Thompson Tee. He is the inventor of the Thompson Tee with Hydro-Shield Sweatproof Technology, a patented undershirt guaranteed to block underarm sweat, preventing embarrassing wet marks and yellow stains. As seen on Shark Tank, "The Doctors" TV and Editor's Pick in SHAPE magazine. They are proudly serving customers in over 135 countries worldwide and their product is fully handcrafted in the USA.   This Episode is Sponsored By: Mack Weldon is the most comfortable underwea...

117: Reshaping the Education System through Software with Peter Kraft of EvoLabs
Peter Kraft is the Founder and President of Evolution Labs. Prior to founding Evolution Labs, Kraft was instrumental in forming and re-envisioning two educational software companies that led the industry in recruitment, enrollment and retention of college students. He co-founded GoalQuest in 2000 and served as its CEO until 2007 when he spearheaded the company’s acquisition by EducationDynamics. Kraft served as President of the enrollment and retention division of EducationDynamics from 2007 to 2009.   This...


116: Why did ‘The Economist' feature this South American Real Estate Investor? Find Out with Michael Koh…
Michael Koh is the Founder and CEO of Koh Inversiones (Koh Investments). Michael has often been called a visionary by locals and foreigners alike for his foresight on the real estate market and his investment activities within Argentina. He was the largest buyer of residential real estate in Buenos Aires from 2003 to 2010. Under his leadership, Michael...   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 70...

115: Fireworks, Sparklers, & Soda Stores - Oh My! This Entrepreneur Doesn't Hold Back...
Mark Lazarchic is the CEO of Serenity Venture Group. He describes himself as a serial entrepreneur with eyes always open. Mark is the owner of multiple successful startup businesses in very competitive markets. Mark has spent the last 10 years being amazed at the level of mediocrity accepted by the public in business. At all levels...   This Episode is Sponsored By: EveryPlate dinners are the cheaper, healthier alternative to takeout or delivery. For 6 free meals across your first 3 weeks and free shipping...

114: Take Your Dog on a Bike Ride with Michael Leon of Bike Tow Leash
Michael Leon is Founder and President of BikeTowLeash & LEON Engineering, Inc. where he oversees all aspects including engineering, marketing, and mechanical. Being a service dog raiser and trainer of 10 service dogs that work for the disabled, Mike invented the 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash—the only approved safe way to ride a bike, trike, mobility scooter or wheelchair while walking your dog(s). He has plans to further grow his business and license his product worldwide... Think you can help Mike with his ...


113: Fueling Small Business Growth with CEO John Oechsle of Swiftpage
John Oechsle is the President and CEO of Swiftpage. He is a recognized international business leader with a 25 year track record of building highly profitable and sustainable revenue growth for emerging companies and established global leaders. Most recently he was the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Product for DigitalGlobe. During his tenure, he was instrumental in shaping the future of the company and driving revenue growth through the launch of a number of very successful product lines. This Ep...

112: Reinventing the Trailer Industry - Steve Brenneman of the Aluminum Trailer Company
Steve Brenneman is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Aluminum Trailer Company. At ATC, they pride themselves on manufacturing World Class, Precision-Built trailers. Each and every trailer they manufacture is hand-crafted to the exact specifications of their customers. Regardless of whether their customers are looking for a standard car hauler or a highly customized trailer, ATC...   Please Support Our Episode Sponsors: Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way ...

111: Creating Online Courses from South America with Freddy Vega of Platzi (a Y Combinator Co.)
Freddy Vega is the Cofounder and CEO of Platzi. With over 700,000 students around the world, Platzi is the biggest tech school in Latin America. Platzi is helping transform developing countries into digital economies, training the next generation of professionals in programming, marketing, design and everything related to tech. Graduates of this tech school increase their income up to 260%. Platzi was the 1st company with a Hispanic market to be a part of Y Combinator (Class of  Winter 2015). Please Support...


110: How to Spring Some Fire 🔥 into your Company with Jay Wilkinson of Firespring
Jay Wilkinson is CEO of Firespring. The company is a Midwest-based marketing, print and software company providing exceptional creative, unmatched strategy and effective nonprofit tools. Today, Firespring has more than 200 team members and thousands of clients in all 50 states and all over the world. It became Nebraska's first Certified B Corp in 2014 and was named by Inc. Magazine in 2016 as one of the "50 Best Workplaces." This Episode is Sponsored By: Capterra is the leading, free online resource to hel...

109: Tailgaiting for the 21st Century - Parker Duffey of Tailgate Guys
Parker Duffey is the President and CEO of Tailgate Guys. Parker began laying the groundwork for his business venture at the age of 23. He joined forces with business partner Michael Otwell and launched Tailgate Guys in 2009. Tailgate Guys built its model as a reserved, turnkey tailgate system and quickly evolved into... Please Support Our Episode Sponsors: Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to access real estate's historically consistent returns. For as li...

108: Building a Logistics Company from the Ground Up... Tyler Walton of 5 Logistics
Tyler Walton is the President of 5 Logistics, which provides services for B2B fulfillment, B2C E-commerce fulfillment, packaging, assembly, cross-dock, container services, local trucking, and managed transportation. The companies fulfillment specialties include...   Please Support Our Episode Sponsors: Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to access real estate's historically consistent, exceptional returns. For as little as $500, you can diversify into real ...


107: How to Start an Airline... The All-You-Can-Fly Subscription Model by Wade Eyerly of Surf Airlines
Wade Eyerly is the Founder and CEO of the Education Insurance Corporation, which aims to insure that a student’s investment in college education pays off with a better salary after graduation. Wade is also an inventor of the subscription aviation model, CEO, and founder of both Surf Air and Beacon. He has been a part of...   Please Support Our Episode Sponsors: Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to access real estate's historically consistent, exceptional ...

106: Growing Wireless World to 50+ Stores in the Midwest (with Vince Lubben)
Vince Lubben is the Co-Owner of Wireless World. Vince began working in the wireless sector as a sales executive for CommNet Cellular, when the cell phone industry was young. He saw an opportunity to start his own business and opened his first store in Vermillion, South Dakota in 1999. Today, there are 54 Wireless World outlets and the company has 320 employees plus...   Please Support Our Episode Sponsors: Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to access real ...

105: Creating a Platform for Online Courses with Kenny Rueter of Kajabi
Kenny Rueter is the CEO of the World’s First Knowledge Commerce Platform - Kajabi. It's a software-as-a-service platform that lets you create private membership portals and marketing pages. The company’s mission is to help people realize they possess knowledge which other people would find valuable, and that they can easily sell that knowledge online via... Please Support Our Episode Sponsors: Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to access real estate's his...


104: How this Roofer from Canada Successfully Sold his Business (via Eric Gilbert-Williams)
Eric Gilbert-Williams is the founder and CEO of The Roof Hospital, a residential roofing and exteriors organization. His entrepreneurial path began as an early troubled teenager and has led him down an adventurous path of... Please Support Our Episode Sponsors: Bombfell is an easier way for men to shop for top quality clothes handpicked by your own personal stylist. Support the show and Get $25 OFF using our referral link: millionaire-interviews.com/bombfell. Audible has the largest selection of audioboo...

103: Growth through Mergers & Acquisitions with John Bly of LBA Haynes Strand
John Bly is the founding Member of LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC and LBA Haynes Strand Capital Advisors. His entrepreneurial leadership has propelled the CPA Firm’s growth. LBA Haynes Strand ranks as one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s Top 25 CPA Firms in the Charlotte Region and a Inc. 5000 Company.   To keep the show free, please visit our sponsors: Fundrise & Square Payroll. Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to access real estate's historically consistent...

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102: Entrepreneur from Israel Quits his 9-5 to Start a... Bean Bag Company? Eyal Levy of Yogibo.
Eyal Levy was born in one of the suburbs of Tel Aviv and he was raised by a family of entrepreneurs. When he was growing up, he did military service and traveled... To keep the show free, please visit our sponsors: Fundrise & Square Payroll. Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to access real estate's historically consistent, exceptional returns. Diversify into real estate today with just $500. To support the show, please visit: millionaire-interviews.com/fun...

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101: Xero Shoes is Running by their Competition... Find out How w/ Shark Tank Contestant: Steven Sashen.
Steven Sashen is the developer and CEO of Xero Shoes. Steven and his wife, Lena Phoenix, started the "Barefoot... PLUS!" sandal business in late 2009... To keep the show free, please visit our sponsors: Skillshare, & Fundrise. Skillshare is an online learning community with over 20,000 classes in business, marketing, technology, design, and more. Get 2 months of classes for only 99¢, using this link: millionaire-interviews.com/skillshare. Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-c...

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100: How to Run a Business with your Ex-Husband... Lacy Starling of Legion Logistics 🚛...
Lacy Starling is the Co-Founder of Legion Logistics.  As the daughter of a truck driver and a part-time librarian, she grew up seeing first-hand how the logistics industry affects working-class Americans. It was that work ethic that drove Lacy to... To keep the show free, please visit our sponsors: Skillshare & Fundrise. Skillshare is an online learning community with over 20,000 classes in business, marketing, technology, design, and more. Get 2 months of classes for only 99¢, using this link: millionair...

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099: Custom Doors for IKEA Furniture. How John McDonald built Semihandmade...
John McDonald founded Semihandmade in 2011.  The company makes doors that fit Ikea kitchens, bathrooms, closets, and media systems. As a former aspiring screenwriter, he... To keep the show free, please visit our sponsors... Skillshare, & Blinkist. Skillshare is an online learning community with over 20,000 classes in business, marketing, technology, design, and more. Get 2 months of classes for only 99¢, using this link: millionaire-interviews.com/skillshare. Blinkist gives you key ideas from the world’s ...

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098: The Wheel that Lance Armstrong road to Victory (Anne Hed of HED Cycling)
Anne Hed is a lifetime resident of Minnesota. Her history as a business owner began back in the 1980’s, when she raced as a professional triathlete. She completed eight Ironman Triathlons in Hawaii, and met her late husband, Steve, through the sport. He became one of her first sponsors... To keep the show free, please visit our sponsors... Square Payroll, Skillshare, & Blinkist. Square Payroll makes doing your books easy & affordable! For just $29/month it's the best payroll deal for any small business. To...

097: Entrepreneur from Ukraine brings Tech 2⃣ Construction - Sergey Sundukovskiy
Sergey Sundukovskiy is currently the Co-Founder and CTO of Raken, a project software management for the construction industry. Sergey has over 20 years of experience serving in capacities of Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Product Officer. He specializes in... To keep the show free, please visit our sponsors... Square Payroll, StartEngine, & Blinkist. Square Payroll makes doing your books easy & affordable! For just $29/month it's the best payroll deal for any small business. ...

096: Pictionary Inventor (Robert Angel) shares his Board Game Journey 🎲...
Rob Angel was only 26 years old when he and his friends started the ground work for the phenomenally successful board game Pictionary. He was working evenings as a waiter with his future business partners. While spending days in his backyard with a paperback Webster’s Dictionary, a No. 2 pencil, and a yellow legal pad to work... To keep the show free, please visit our sponsors... Square Payroll, StartEngine, & Blinkist. Square Payroll makes doing your books easy & affordable! For just $29/month it's the b...


095: SnapTravel makes traveling a... Snap (with Hussein Fazal) ✈
Hussein Fazal is the CEO & founder of SnapTravel.  The company allows you to find and book the best hotel deals over Facebook Messenger and SMS. SnapTravel advisors include the former CEO of Hotels.com and the CTO of Expedia. To keep the show free, please visit the sponsors of this episode... Square Payroll, StartEngine, & Blinkist. Square Payroll makes doing your books easy & affordable! For just $29/month it's the best payroll deal for any small business. To support the show, please visit this link to c...

094: Doctor turned Entrepreneur Prescribes some Zzzzs... Wei-Shin Lai of AcousticSheep 💤🐑
Wei-Shin Lai struggled to get back to sleep after late night patient phone calls as a family doctor. She needed a natural, non-drug solution to sleep. Relaxing music worked great, but she had no comfortable way to listening to it without disturbing her husband. So Wei-Shin and her husband invented the world's first and best sleep headphones: SleepPhones. Now, Wei-Shin is the inventor, co-founder, and CEO of AcousticSheep, LLC, makers of SleepPhones, the first headphones for sleep, and RunPhones, fitness hea...

093: How Bankruptcy taught David Meltzer the Power of Gratitude 🙏
Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. This podcast is brought to you by Blinkist, StartEngine, & Gusto. Blinkist gives you key ideas from the world’s best nonfiction books in 15-minute text and audio. Learn something new everyday with unlimited access to over 2,500 of the world’s best titles in 19 top categories. Get 7% off & your first week free with this link: milli...


092: Building a Software Company from Belarus - Mikita Mikado of PandaDoc 🐼
Mikita Mikado is an entrepreneur, executive, and former engineer. He is currently the CEO of PandaDoc, a Series-A funded SaaS business in San Francisco. His main interests are SaaS, sales automation, documents, metrics, startups, surfing, programming, and new technologies. This podcast is brought to you by Blinkist, StartEngine, & Gusto. Blinkist gives you key ideas from the world’s best nonfiction books in 15-minute text and audio. Learn something new everyday with unlimited access to over 2,500 of the w...

091: Creating a Multimillion Dollar 🔙 Product with Bing Howenstein of Backjoy
Bing Howenstein began his career making movies in Los Angeles, where he made feature films for the studios, TV movies for the networks, short films for the festivals, and even wrote some stuff too. All of that experience in creating stories was perfectly suited to telling the story of a brand, so he licensed and brought to the market a product called Backjoy, which grew into a company that makes multiple products that fix the way you sit. This podcast is brought to you by Blinkist, StartEngine, & Gusto. Bl...

090: iFart 😷 Creator goes Bad Crypto (Joel Comm of InfoMedia)
Joel Comm is an internet pioneer, New York Times best-selling author of 12 books, professional speaker, futurist and influencer. With more than 20 years of doing business online, Comm has found success in online marketing, blogging, podcasting, video creation, social media, software development and mobile applications. This podcast is brought to you by Blinkist, StartEngine, & Gusto. Blinkist gives you key ideas from the world’s best nonfiction books in 15-minute text and audio. Learn something new everyda...


089: How to Launch a Book 📕 (Publishing Company) in 9 Weeks... Angela Lauria of Author Incubator
Dr. Angela Lauria helps life coaches and entrepreneurs to write, publish, and promote their books via the Author Incubator. Their authors earn an average of $10-30K per month per book within 30 days of publishing. Angela and her team supports Life Coaches, Reiki practitioners, EFT practitioners, Law of Attraction coaches, healers, spiritual readers, therapists, nutritionists, yoga teachers, body workers, and other entrepreneurs who want a career as a coach, consultant or professional speaker. This podcast ...

088: What the Hell 🔥 is a Water 💧 Entrepreneur? Find out with Trevor Hill of FATHOM Water.
Trevor Hill is Chairman & CEO of FATHOM Water. Prior to that, he co-founded Algonquin Water Resources of America in 2003, a division of the Algonquin Power Income Fund, of which he served as Director of Operations from 2000 to 2003. In 1994, Mr. Hill co-founded Hill, Murray & Associates, a design-build firm specializing in the construction and operation of water reclamation facilities in British Columbia and the Canadian Arctic. To keep the show free, please visit our sponsors... StartEngine is the largest...

087: Is the World's Strongest Coffee ☕... a Death Wish ☠? The Marketing Journey of Mike Brown.
Mike Brown saw a need for coffee that was both strong and delicious to serve his groggy morning customers. After creating the perfect blend of beans and combining it with his unique roasting technique, the 'World's Strongest Coffee' was born. Today, over a million people have trusted Death Wish Coffee to wake them up and keep them going every day. As a result of winning Intuit Quickbooks ‘Small Business Big Game’ competition, Death Wish Coffee was also the smallest business to ever have a commercial played ...


086: Creating Millionaires 💰 from Pennies ¢ (w/ stock trader Timothy Sykes of Profit.ly)
Timothy Sykes is a day trader by day & co-founder of Profit.ly by night.  After an elbow injury eliminated his aspirations as a pro tennis player, Tim set his sights on the stock market. In high school, he used the $12,415 he’d saved from his bar mitzvah money to invest on the stock market. Before he graduated, he’d turned that $12K into $125K. Today, he’s earned close to $5 million in profits, all from trading.   This podcast is brought to you by GUSTO.  Full-service payroll for one simple price.  Get your...

085: How to Grow a Cybersecurity Startup to $20M/year (with Jonathan Cogley of Thycotic)
Jonathan Cogley is the Founder of Thycotic & a Startup Mentor (👀 his blog @ Good Rain Shade). He grew up in South Africa and began his software engineering career in London where he founded Thycotic in 1996, moving Thycotic headquarters to the United States several years later. Under Jonathan’s direction, Thycotic has rapidly grown into an innovation leader in privileged account management software, used by more than 180,000 IT administrators worldwide. Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Made t...

084: Hiring Virtual Assistants (& keeping them) with Bryan Miles of Belay Solutions
Bryan Miles is the CEO & Co-Founder of BELAY Solutions, a company whose mission is to provide solutions that equip their clients with the confidence to climb higher. In 2010, Bryan and his wife Shannon formed Miles Advisory Group (MAG) to provide virtual support to busy leaders. They eventually expanded their virtual assistant model to include bookkeeping, copywriting, and web support services. In January 2017, they combined all their services under one name – BELAY. This name is significant because of its ...


083: How Perseverance kept Alley Coworking in Business (via Jason Saltzman)
Jason Saltzman is the CEO and Founder of Alley, a post business incubator and shared workspace for entrepreneurs. He also co-founded the tech company, SeamlessDocs. Jason advises and invests in a variety of early stage companies and is a mentor for the Techstars accelerator program. Jason has worked with the US State Department, traveling the world to assist the growth of startup communities. On his latest trip the Middle East, he produced and starred in a documentary about the Kuwaiti startup ecosystem. Th...

082: Live Episode!!! Automating Your Business like Carl Taylor of Automation Agency.
Carl Taylor is CEO of Automation Agency. He is a highly regarded and engaging speaker who speaks at events across Australia and the United States on the topics of Entrepreneurship, Online Marketing, and Personal Growth. Starting his first business at age 15, Carl has gone on to start, buy and sell businesses in varying industries from Gift Baskets to Marketing. He continues to run businesses and Mentor entrepreneurs, young and old, helping them grow their businesses.   Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite ...

081: How Open-Book Finance helped this Print Company Pivot - Rob Dube of ImageOne
Rob Dube is co-founder of ImageOne & author of donothing: the most rewarding leadership challenge you’ll ever take. He started selling Blow Pops out of his locker in high school now his company, ImageOne, is ranked on the 2017 list of Forbes Small Giants: America’s Best Small Companies...   Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? A heated mattress pad. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? EOS - the Entrepreneurial...


080: Growing a Kickball League Nationwide with Johnny LeHane of ClubWAKA
Johnny LeHane is the Co-Founder of ClubWAKA - Kickball & Social Sports, which has made the Inc 5000 for 3 consecutive years. He is also the managing member and lead investor in the Hudson Valley Startup Fund (HVSF), a $1 million member managed seed capital (angel investment) fund for high growth startups in the Hudson Valley, launched in 2015. ClubWAKA promotes and provides recreational and social sports leagues, activities and events across the U.S. with 60,000+ participants, 400+ leagues, and dozens of to...

079: Fired by his Family... How did Brad Martineau rebound to Build a Thriving Business?
Brad Martineau is the Cofounder of SixthDivision & PlusThis. Companies that help businesses plan out and thrive on marketing automation via Infusionsoft. Brad started his business career as Infusionsoft’s sixth employee and got a front row seat in watching the company grow from just six to 150 people, and from $500,000 to over $15 million in revenue. He saw that Infusionsoft was a great tool that helped small businesses leverage technology, but he also saw a lot of their clients struggling to implement it. ...

078: Should You Franchise? How Snip-its founder Joanna Meiseles grew her brand Nationally.
Joanna Meiseles has been an entrepreneur and franchisor for the past 20 years. More than two decades ago, she saw a need in the marketplace for a hair salon focusing on children and launched the Snip-its salon brand in suburban Boston in 1995. As Founder and CEO of Snip-its, Ms. Meiseles ran five company locations, then franchised the concept in 2004 and grew the brand over a ten-year period. Under Ms. Meiseles’ leadership, Snip-its received numerous awards including the Franchise Times’ fastest 55 growth b...


077: Sex Toy Entrepreneur, Reveals his Mr. Sloan... (Brian Sloan of VIECI)
Brian Sloan, CEO of Very Intelligent Ecommerce Inc. Brian quit his job as a lawyer to start a sex toy business that generates over $1 million a year, and he did it without office space or full-time employees. He and his collaborators at Very Intelligent E-Commerce, Inc. have skipped the usual distribution methods, focusing solely on internet sales. The company's most recent product, a sex toy for men (NSFW), launched as an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. It turned heads and raised over $260,000 — far more ...

076: This Pastor Preaches Culture. Why Dave Ramsey (& others) Win with William Vanderbloemen.
William Vanderbloemen is the President and Founder at The Vanderbloemen Search Group. William has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search. Prior to his founding The Vanderbloemen Search Group, William studied executive search under a mentor with over 25 years of execut...

075: How a Panda 🐼 & Penguin 🐧 nearly put this Giant out of Business (John Fischer of StickerGiant)
John Fischer, CEO of StickerGiant, started the company in 2000 with a single sticker design and an online store to sell it on. From there he created StickerGiant.com with goal of becoming the "Amazon of stickers." Over the years, the company has transitioned and evolved from that original idea into one of the top printers of custom stickers and labels. His focus was to make stickers fast, while also constantly striving to use the highest quality materials available, and to be as environmentally aware as pos...


074: Should you Invest in Sales or Marketing? Ryan Buckley of Toofr says...
Ryan Buckley is the Founder at Toofr.com, a cold emailing tool open to the sales community. Ryan is also author of The Parallel Entrepreneur which is about how he built and runs Toofr and his other businesses. He is the Co-founder & COO at Scripted.com, a premium ghostwriting platform. Ryan is living in Walnut Creek, California with his wife and two daughters. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley and holds two Bachelor's degrees from UC Berkeley. He started his first internet business while enrolled in ...

073: Why Mark Cuban didn't Paddle by this Offer on Shark Tank - Stephan Aarstol of Tower Paddleboards
Stephan Aarstol is the CEO and founder of Tower Paddle Boards, a direct to consumer brand that focuses on the beach lifestyle niche. Tower was named the "Fastest Growing Company in San Diego" by the San Diego Business Journal in 2014, and ranked #239 on the 2015 INC 500 list of America's Fastest Growing Companies. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Stephan Aarstol Interview. *** Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Five Hour Workday ...

072: The Lyft of Car Cleaning 🚿🚗... Getting Spiffy with Scot Wingo
Scot Wingo is the CEO of Spiffy and the Executive Chairman of ChannelAdvisor. Spiffy is an on-demand car wash and detailing business currently in Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas. ChannelAdvisor is a leading software/service business for Fortune 2k selling on eBay as a new channel. Prior to Spiffy and ChannelAdvisor, Scot occupied the roles of general manager of GoTo Auctions, CEO and co-founder of AuctionRover.com (acquired by GoTo.com) and CEO and co-founder of Stingray Software (acqui...


071: Upsell, Resell, What the Hell? Our Pal, Jordan Gal, from CartHook Explains... 🛒🎣
Jordan Gal is the Founder of Carthook, which is a cart abandonment software solution that recovers lost revenue by following up with potential customers who don’t complete the checkout process. Their flagship product is a customizable checkout with post-purchase upsells for Shopify stores. Jordan previously ran a successful ecommerce business. It was a network of niche stores that grew and was acquired. After the sale, he identified several key challenges he faced and zeroed in on cart abandonment as the ri...

070: What's the best Energy Drink, Protein Powder, & Vitamins 🔬? Find out with Neil Thanedar of Labdoor.
Neil Thanedar is the CEO of LabDoor. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010. Worked as Executive Director of The Detroit Partnership. Co-founded Avomeen Analytical Services, an FDA-registered product safety laboratory. Named by CNNMoney as one its top ‘Generation Next’ Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2011. Won the Startup America Super Bowl Pitch Contest in 2012. Currently CEO & Founder at LabDoor, a digital health startup that uses science to tell you what’s rea...

069: You Only Podcast Once... The Growth of Millionaire Interviews with Austin Peek
Austin Peek is the host of Millionaire Interviews, a podcast that gives actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Solopreneur, and Small Business Owner. He 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, Fox Business, CNBC, & Time Magazine. Each episode details the journey of our guest who shares their life experiences, business lessons learned, how they turne...


068: Boss won't Listen 👂? How it motivated John Sharpe to start StaffSource.
John Sharpe is CEO of StaffSource.  He has over 15 years of recruiting, financial and executive level management experience for both Fortune and mid-sized organizations. He has been recognized as the "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" and have led an amazing team of people to acknowledgments such as "Best Staffing Firm" and "Best Place to Work." Additionally, StaffSource recently earned the prestigious INC 5000 award for the 5th consecutive year, one that is owed to their hard-working and dedicated employees....

067: Find out what this Beer Company is Brewing Up 🍻... (Jamey Price of Grayton Beer)
Jamey Price is the Founder of Grayton Beer. He hails from Vicksburg, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi with an Accounting degree. After graduation (and a stellar baseball career at Ole Miss), Mr. Price and his wife moved to Florida in 2005 to work for a software company. Searching for an opportunity to put roots in the community, Price wrote a 48-page business plan, and Grayton Beer Company was born. The initial interest in Grayton Beer Company began more than 15 years ago, when ...

066: From the Parents House to Software Solutions... The Safari of Sid Bala & Alligatortek 🦕
Sid Bala is an experienced software solutions industry executive with a proven record of helping businesses grow through the application of technology. In over 20 years at Alligatortek, Sid has built a thriving organization with a team-first, innovative culture. He oversees the business development, identifies opportunities for growth and better customer service, and drives the Gator culture rooted in teamwork, focus, and determination. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on ...


065: Friends, Co-Founders, & Affiliate Marketing with Jamie Birch of JEB Commerce
Jamie Birch is an affiliate manager and the founder and CEO of JEBCommerce, LLC. He started in the online marketing arena in 1999, working as a search engine guru for a dot-com in the resort town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Jamie worked his way up to managing a multi-million dollar affiliate program and search campaigns for Coldwater Creek, a top-five national women's apparel retailer, growing the affiliate channel from several thousand dollars a month to $35 million a year. As a manager for the SEO and SEM ca...

064: Transforming Companies to Outperform their Competition - Karl Maier of Abunden
Karl Maier has more than three decades of experience growing companies. He has been part of three management teams that grew companies 5X or more in three years. He has developed the Abunden Framework, to not only help companies grow, but also to help the owners, employees, customers, suppliers and families that are touched by these businesses. At age 17, Karl entered the Rice University on National Merit Scholarship. He graduated with MBA in Info Systems and BA Economics and joined the E&W National Mortgag...

063: Breathe Right Nasal Strips founder (Dan Cohen)... Unstrips his Business.
Dr. Dan Cohen is the former Chairman of CNS, Incorporated. Dr. Cohen was the driving force behind the meteoric rise of Breathe Right nasal strips, acquiring the rights to manufacture and sell the product for the medical equipment company he founded in 1982. In 2006, GlaxoSmithKline acquired CNS, including its Breathe Right nasal strips and FiberChoice chewable fiber supplement products, for $566 million. Dr. Cohen has a BS from Penn State University and received his MD from Temple Medical School with high d...


062: Secrets to Creating an Awesome Workplace (Andrew Sykes of Habits at Work)
Andrew Sykes founded the Behavioral Research Applied Technology Laboratory (BRATLAB) to uncover which habits create health, happiness, security and performance for people, and his employer-focused consulting team, Habits at Work, literally puts habit creation to work to create high-performance organizations. Andrew is a passionate advocate for the power of habits to create thriving, high-performance employees and companies. Born and raised in South Africa, he lived and worked on five different continents ov...

061: From Waterboy to Biz Owner... How Andrew Didier grew Agora NW.
Andrew Didier is the Founding Partner of Agora NW.  The company is located in Tukwila, WA (right outside of Seattle).  Agora sells bottle-less water systems for institutional break rooms. It also sells coffee and tea, services its machines and accessories, and strives to go over the top with customer service.  The Agora team works with each of their customers to create a flexible program that matches client’s needs and budget with the best overall solution. They move companies to an environmentally friendly...

060: How this College Startup is Moving Past the Competition (Cam Doody of Bellhops)
Cameron Doody is Co-founder and President of BellHops, the largest and fastest growing tech-enabled platform in the moving and delivery space. Bellhops grew from an idea to help college students move onto campus.  Bellhops began in 2011 as a dorm-moving service in a small college town. While Bellhops essentially started as a two-day-a-year operation at the end of each semester, the company soon realized it was onto something bigger: there's a certain magical synergy between the enthusiasm and stamina of col...


059: This company Saves Drivers $$$ at the Tollbooth (John Andrews of BestPass)
John Andrews is President & CEO of BestPass. John has more than 20 years of experience in technology implementation, senior management, and development/deployment of scalable services and solutions. John was selected to serve as President and CEO of Bestpass in the Fall of 2009 when the organization had four employees, processing $15 million in tolls annually. The company has since grown to more than 60 employees, processing more than $500 million in tolls annually. Outside of the office, John enjoys a busy...

058: Smart Luggage for Smart People - Alejo Verlini of BlueSmart
Alejo Verlini is the Co-founder and CPO at Bluesmart, which is based in Hong Kong. He is an experienced Chief Product Officer with a strong history of working in the consumer electronics industry. He is very skilled in Innovation Management, User Experience, Branding & Identity, Design Management, and User Interface Design. He also speaks French, Spanish, and English. Before Bluesmart, Alejo was also a co-founder of NSNC, which is a boutique design consulting firm that specializes in product design, user ex...

057: This Angel Investor Specializes in Music + Startups = Ken Umezaki of Digital Daruma
Ken Umezaki, Founder and President of Digital Daruma, has been involved in the music business full time since 2009, when he retired from a successful 25 year career in financial services. He has substantial experience in starting new business lines for major investment banks, seeding and advising start ups, capital markets trading, managing large organizations, and asset management. He is a musician and currently plays bass in the band Fifth of Bourbon. He is also involved in a number of music foundations a...


056: Why this Company Pivoted from Apparel to Outdoor Gear (via Cory Tholl of Klymit)...
Cory Tholl became CEO of Klymit in 2011 and quickly turned the company into a profitable and high growth outdoor brand. Cory is a family man who thrives on taking products from ideation to market. He is passionate about creating great jobs for good people and is focused on creating a stellar return for investors. The idea behind Klymit is to help adventurers fall asleep and wake up as comfortable as possible. Rain or shine. Hot or cold. They can provide the gear that will make people look forward to sleepin...

055: What's Big Data & What Can it do for You? Find out with Thoran Rodrigues of Big Data Corp.
Thoran Rodrigues is the founder and CEO of BigData Corp which helps companies to automate the way they work with huge volumes of information. He has over a decade of experience in the Tech market in Brazil, having worked in places of all shapes and sizes, from university labs to consulting firms. In 2011, after almost a decade working for others, Thoran decided to open his first company. Today, he run BigData Corp., a four-year old startup which is one of the leaders in the Big Data market with clients all ...

054: Lessons Learned from Growing a Door Company over 20 years (with Michael Otis of Double O)
Michael Otis is the President of Double O Inc., a commercial Glazing, Windows, & Doors company. Double O Inc. has steadily grown in skills, talent and experience to become known and recognized as “The Most Knowledgeable Company in the Industry.” In 2014 thru 2016, Double O receives recognition from Inc. Magazine being awarded the prestigious “Inc. 5000 Award – Fastest Growing Private companies in the United States." Mr. Otis is also the president of One Enterprise, LLC, which rehabilitates distressed proper...


053: How this Ex-Rapper Ambitiously Grew his Marketing Business - Greg Rollett of Ambitious Media
Greg Rollett is the Founder of Ambitious Media Group, an Orlando based Media & Marketing Company. Greg is a Best-Selling Author and Marketing Expert who works with experts, authors and entrepreneurs all over the world. He utilizes the power of new media, direct response and personality-driven marketing to attract more clients and to create more freedom in the businesses and lives of his clients. After creating a successful string of his own educational products and businesses, Greg began helping others in t...

052: Al Roker helped this Lawyer kickstart his "Fashion" Company (Chris White of Shinesty)
Chris White is the Chief Executive Officer of Shinesty. At age 18, Chris was forced to become financially independent, plus pay for his tuition at DePauw University. He started working multiple commission-based sales jobs and it set his life on a different course. After graduating, with majors in Religious Studies and Communications, Chris moved to Colorado to pursue a JD/MBA at CU Boulder and became hooked on the Colorado Startup life. While in graduate school, Chris learned about the apparel business by s...

051: Looking to Hire? Look no further than Hireology (with Adam Robinson)...
Adam Robinson is the Co-founder and CEO of Hireology, where he's on a mission to assist business owners to make better hiring decisions by means of predictive data and innovative technology. He is a renowned recruiting industry expert, speaker, and author with 20 years of experience in the field of hiring and selection management. Under his leadership, Hireology has been recognized nationally by Entrepreneur magazine as a "Top Company Culture" and by Crain's Chicago Business as a "Best Places to Work" for b...


050: Winding Tree takes on Airline Travel via the Blockchain Space with Max Izmaylov & Pedro Anderson.
Max Izmaylov is the CEO of Winding Tree & Pedro Anderson is the COO of the company. Winding Tree is a blockchain-based decentralized open-source travel distribution platform. The company makes travel cheaper for the end user and profitable for travel companies, like hotels, airlines, and travel agencies because it removes the middlemen from the equation. Maksim Izmaylov is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and previously founder of Roomstorm and Travel Tech Con. Max is also passionate about making travel a...

049: Professional Snowboarder 🏂 reflects on his Sold Clothing Business (Josh Sherman of Yea.Nice)
Josh Sherman was the co-founder and business owner of Yea.Nice. His clothing company was included in the Inc. Magazines 2016 top 1,000 fastest private growing companies in America. Josh is also a volunteer for the Beanies4Life, which is a program under the Yea.Nice brand. The program is all about helping the homeless individuals all across America in battling the winter cold elements through a high quality, fleece lined beanie. To date, this cause has donated over 100,000 polar fleece lined beanies. *** For...

048: How Sheevaun Moran uses Energy to Transform Businesses into Powerhouses...
Shevaun Moran is an award-winning Small Business and Master Coach. She's the creator of Energetic Solutions. The company is devoted to teaching entrepreneur, CEOs, and leaders the needed skills to grow their business. While also maintaining authenticity and clarity of mission to purposeful profits. She has helped over 25,000 people to achieve their miracle. Shevaun has sold over $22 billion and helped four companies go from a few employees to sales of over $140 million in one sale. Shevaun uses a formula th...


047: WTF is a Float Tank? Learn to be Zen & Accelerate Your Biz Growth with The Shane Stott.
Shane Stott is CEO of the Walker Tape Company, the leading brand in Hair Replacement Supplies. He is also the founder of the Zen Float Company, and co-creator of the Zen Float Tent, whose famous Kickstarter campaign raised $300,000 in its first month. He is a genuine inventor and has created some of the most cutting-edge products such as the Ultra Hold Tape Mini's, which revolutionized the Hair System Tape. He has been featured on ABC, MSN, and Yahoo with his amazing inventions. Since 2011, Shane’s Zen Isol...

046: Multi-Family Investor finds Happiness matters MORE than Profit - Dave Childers of RIA
Dave Childers founded Residential Investment Advisors in 2011. During his years as a real estate agent he realized an opportunity in the industry to work with small, private investors in the purchase and sale (aka P&S) of multifamily properties in Middle Tennessee. Dave (aka David Childers) has significant experience in many areas of the commercial/residential real estate industry.  Highlights of his experience includes facilitating financing for multifamily properties, commercial ownership, and management ...

045: Tired of Being Hungover? This Pharmacist Created a Solution 4 You - John Mansour of Drink B4.
John Mansour is a pharmacist that dedicated his life to studying the human body and the vitamins and minerals that keep us ticking. Armed with this knowledge, John created something truly unique: a caffeine-free beverage that energizes for the night and fortifies for the morning known as Drink B4. Along with his business partner and spirits expert, Dave Larue, John is revolutionizing how we fight the aftereffects of drinking. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, Resources Mentioned, & the Fabulous ...


044: How Brady Lewis (of Allmoxy) transformed his Family's Cabinet Company.
Brady Lewis was running the family cabinet outsource shop and needed a software solution. Seeing an obvious lack of options for small business manufacturing software, work began building their own. As every day problems would arise, they would be solved, systematized, and written into the new software solution. After growing 120% during the recession on the new platform, and being constantly questioned if it was for sale, it was clear this new platform could be very valuable for others as well and Allmoxy w...

043: Everything you Need to Know about Raising Funds with Robin Smith of WeGoLook.
Robin Smith founded WeGoLook in 2009 as a way to increase confidence in consumers purchasing online. It quickly became apparent that WeGoLook’s inspection and verification services were not only useful for consumers, but a revolutionary solution for various industries. The B2B world has been WeGoLook’s focus ever since. Robin has an extensive background in sales, e-commerce, and enterprise solutions that helped her develop WeGoLook. She is a thought leader in the gig economy, insurtech, and the startup/tech...

042: How to Buy an Online Business (instead of Starting One from Scratch) - Justin Cooke of Empire Flippers
Justin Cooke (CMO/Founder) is the brand ambassador of Empire Flippers. From content to paid traffic, he keeps the sales staff busy and the lead funnels full. He’s also a digital nomad (aka homeless), but spends most of his time in Manila, Bangkok, and Saigon. When not geeking out on sales funnels and marketing automation, he loves fruity drinks by the beach and watches Game of Thrones as a guilty pleasure. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, Resources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this ...


041: The 1-3-5 Method that Brian Coester used to Grow CoesterVMS from Local to National Project
Brian Coester is CEO of the national appraisal firm - CoesterVMS. The son of one of the east coast’s most reputable appraisers, Brian literally grew up in the business. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Brian has grown CoesterVMS from a local appraisal company to a nationwide provider of appraisals and appraisal technology. He is the mastermind behind Cloud Control, the only appraisal process management software built on the award-winning Salesforce.com platform. Brian is a highly regarded speaker, presenter, and...

040: How a Podcast (accidentally) Transformed his Startup Marketing Company - James Carbary of Sweet Fish Media
James Carbary is the founder of Sweet Fish Media, a done-for-you service that guarantees new relationships between B2B companies and their ideal clients. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post & Business Insider, and he also co-hosts the B2B Growth Show: a podcast dedicated to helping B2B executives achieve explosive growth.  When James isn’t interviewing the smartest minds in B2B marketing, he’s drinking Cherry Coke Zero, eating Swedish Fish, and hanging out with the most incredible woman on the planet...

039: How he took his idea from Basement to Reality - Luther Cifers of YakAttack 💡🐠
Luther Cifers began YakAttack with an extensive background in product design coupled with a passion for kayak fishing. Since their launch in January 2009, YakAttack has experienced hyper growth every year. Their innovations have changed the way kayak anglers around the world rig their kayaks. YakAttack's uncompromising commitment to their values, manufacturing in the USA, and producing excellence in everything we do have made them the industry partner of choice for major kayak and accessory manufacturers. *...


038: Scrub Daddy Inventor talks Shark Tank, Car Washes, Product Pricing, & ... The Aaron Krause Story.
Aaron Krause is an accomplished entrepreneur/inventor with 20+ years of experience in patenting and manufacturing industry.  With patented products in major big-box retailers by such industry giants as 3M Company, Mr. Krause prides himself on hard work, dedication, and imagination. Aaron received national attention when he appeared on the ABC show Shark Tank with his invention Scrub Daddy. After successfully pitching the sharks Aaron received a capital infusion from inventor and celebrity mogul Lori Greiner...

037: Why start an Employee Owned company? How Lisa Wise of Nest DC flew at her Competition...🚫🐦💩
Lisa Wise is the Chief Nester//Wise Owl of the Boutique Property Management firm known as Nest DC (in Washington, DC - multiple puns intended). Lisa’s work has always been cause driven, entrepreneurial, and community focused. She served as...   Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt &‎ Stephen J. Dubner. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? My favorite buys are all local. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Teamwork. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Busin...

036: CEO of #1 Recruiting Firm reveals How to Hire Salespeople - Dan Fantasia of Treeline, Inc. 🌳🌲🌴
Daniel Fantasia founded Treeline, Inc. in 2001 with an exclusive focus on helping companies build world-class, high-output, sales teams.  They help companies recruit and hire salespeople. Treeline has worked with hundreds of respected companies in the United States and thousands of top-tier sales professionals. The company is consistently recognized by clients and respected sources as an innovative and trusted service partner. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, Resources Mentioned, & the Fabulous...


035: Lobster-Truck Boys on SHARK TANK turn $20k into $20 Million - Jim Tselikis of Cousins Maine Lobster 🚚...
Jim Tselikis is a Co-founder of Cousins Maine Lobster. He is from the coast of Maine, where he and his cousin Sabin Lomac grew up surrounded by family and lobster. They both moved away (Jim to Boston and The College of the Holy Cross, then a secure job at Stryker orthopedics; Sabin to New York City to study drama before acting his way into a career in Real Estate in LA), then reunited in 2012 to bring the authentic experience of their childhoods to their customers. Now living in Los Angeles, Jimmy travels t...

034: The 4P's that Electrified this Bike Company in China - Don DiCostanzo of Pedego Electric Bikes 🚴🚲
Don DiCostanzo is Co-Founder of Pedego Electric Bikes.  After 30 years in the automotive world, Don started an electric bicycle shop in Newport Beach, California. This was a labor of love. Over time, he developed an interest in electric cycling and tried to find quality electric bikes for his bicycle shop. His frustration with existing suppliers led him to contact his friend and future Pedego partner Terry Sherry. In 2008, the two men co-founded Pedego Electric Bikes, where quality, innovation, and customer...

033: For Dummies Writer is now Gamifying Company Wellness 🚑? The Danna Korn-Van Noy Interview.
Danna Korn-Van Noy is CEO of Sonic Boom Wellness, a software company specializing in corporate wellness.  Danna began her work in the wellness industry in 1991, with a focus on nutrition and medical conditions that benefit from a gluten-free diet. She is a best-selling author of six books on nutrition, including three in the prestigious “For Dummies” series. Renowned as the country’s “Gluten-Free Guru,” Danna is respected as one of the leading authorities on the gluten-free diet and medical conditions that ...


032: Want FREE PR for your Business or Product? Adrian Salamunovic of CanvasPop Reveals it All. 🙈😱
Adrian Salamunovic Co-founder of CanvasPop, PopKey, & DNA11.  He took $2,000 and launched two multi-million dollar, profitable companies without any outside investment.  With his business partner, Adrian launched a DNA art company DNA11, a large format printing company CanvasPop, and PopKey, the first GIF keyboard. What is fascinating is that these companies were built by observing behavior, building the first company, and then building new businesses on top of that without killing the old one. *** For Show...

031: Profit First (or Finish Last) with Mike Michalowicz
Mike Michalowicz is founder of Profit First Professionals.  He's also the author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, Profit First, and Surge. His books have been translated into 10 languages. Profit First Professionals is an organization designed to support accountants, bookkeepers and other financial professionals to substantially differentiate themselves in the market - so they can dictate a premium for their services and attract more clients.  How do they do it? By introducing a significa...

030: Predictive Analytics for Brokers - Steve Wayne of ProspectNow.com
Steve Wayne is the founder of ProspectNow, an online database of millions of commercial properties that enables its users to close more deals with less effort. Steve has grown the company from an idea, into a nationwide platform with thousands of customers and millions in revenue. Prior to launching ProspectNow, Steve successfully sold retail shopping centers in Northern California at Marcus & Millichap. Having millions of dollars in transaction experience, Steve understood the need in the commercial real e...


029: Building a Sports Apparel Business to $15M/year. The Kent McKeaigg Story.
Kent McKeaigg is the Founder of OrderMyGear. He started the company so he could help his dad, Ronnie, sell gear to team parents. Ronnie sold sporting goods for over 35 years and felt the pain of collecting paper order forms, cash, and checks from parents. Kent decided to run an online store for his dad instead of dealing with paper, and the tool began spreading to dealers and reps around the country. Our platform is uniquely tailored for the sporting goods and decorated apparel industries. We understand the...

028: Make $4MM (ANNUALLY) by Booking Celebrities - Christa Haberstock Colson
Christa Colson is President & Founder of See Agency, the industry’s fastest growing speaker management outfit. She manages, consults, and represents a cadre of elite corporate talent, personally booking over $4M of speakers annually into corporate events. In 2016 and again in 2017, See Agency was awarded a coveted spot on the Inc. 5000, ranking a remarkable #1036 (2016) and#1181 (2017) on the List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. Christa is both an accomplished Recording Artist and Actor. She has wri...

027: Ex-Lawyer GROWS The Vault to 7 Countries & Counting... The Adventure of Kevin Smith.
Kevin Smith is the CEO & Founder of The Vault, a collaborative workspace/innovation hub founded on the principle that people work better together.  He's spent the last decade spearheading projects in global business development, startup investment and innovation initiatives. Since founding The Vault in San Francisco in 2013, Kevin has helped in-house companies raise over $200 million. With an eye towards the international, Kevin’s mission is to utilize The Vault to nurture the next generation of world-class...


026: From Haircuts to Digital Printing to India Outsourcing. Find out what Tarang Gosalia is up to now...
Tarang Gosalia is the CEO of Optamark. His company is an award-winning online print business, he currently consults for some of the largest companies and startups in the United States (Wayfair, OlaPic, the NFL, Draft Kings, ESPN, and thousands of companies) to streamline their print and promotional product purchasing. He has since evolved the services to also include Web/Application Development coupled with Accounting and various back-office functions. Tarang has saved his clients millions of dollars on poo...

025: He's Raised $200M+ for Kickstarter & Indiegogo Products. So how did he Raz-zle Daz-zle the Crowdfunding Marketplace?
Zach Smith is Co-Founder of the World's Largest Crowdfunding agency - Funded Today. He enjoys starting, running, managing, and selling businesses. Most importantly, he loves helping others turn their dreams, ideas, and inspirations into successful companies.  He is the Co-Author of the upcoming book “Funded” and also the Co-Founder of “CrowdCon Virtual”, the world’s first and biggest virtual crowdfunding summit. Mr. Smith is an experienced online internet consultant (Crowfunding, specifically as it relates ...

024: Growing his Side Business from 0¢ to $13MM. How Jonathan Burlingham built Starfire Direct.
Jonathan Burlingham is President of Starfire Direct.  His company is the one stop shop for all things fire. Starfire Direct works with some of America’s finest designers, architects, homeowners, and contractors. With nearly 20 years of experience in the industry Jonathan leads the NFI Certified Staff to make sure that their customers are getting the best experience possible. No project is too large or small.  Starfire Direct prides itself in the most recent and relevant information to help you with your nex...


023: The Loudest PARTY Speaker in the World. The Story of Hjalte Wieth & Soundboks...
Hjalte Wieth is Co-Founder of SoundBoks. He along with his two co-founders, Jesper Theil Thomsen & Christoffer Nyvold, wanted to create something that would combine enjoying life while creating value for a lot of people.  Driven by a passion for speaker design and great experience, the boys created SOUNDBOKS. In less than 3 years, the just-out-of high school guys have managed to get accepted into Y-Combinator and deliver more than 15,000 SOUNDBOKS to happy customers.  In the past year, the team has grown t...

022: Beef Jerky Subscription?!? How Dana Severson created a Business from Home...
Dana Severson is Founder of StickinaBox.co, Co-founder of StartupsAnonymous.com, and Director of Marketing at Promoter.io. He is an AngelPad alum, a weekly contributor to Inc.com, and the former CEO of Wahooly. On top of all this, Dana was born with a large forehead and natural ability to develop absurd ideas.  He was immediately drawn to the advertising industry at a very early age.  Growing up, he’d often get caught sipping a three-finger apple juice (disguised as cognac), smoking candy cigarettes, dresse...

021: From Baller to BANKRUPT. How did Bill Lyons get his MOJO back?
Bill Lyons is the Founder & CEO of three companies in the real estate industry: Griffin Funding, Revestor, and Lyons Realty.  Griffin Funding was named the 83rd fastest growing company in the nation by Inc 500 in 2017 as well as the #1 fastest growing mortgage company. Bill is focused on carving out a large segment of the $11 Billion online real estate advertising market and the residential investors that make of 25% of the real estate market.  He built his former company, from zero to $20 Million per year ...


020: Music Fans get $$$ to Listen to New Songs with Mike McCready
Mike McCready has experienced success as a musician, and separately as an entrepreneur, but has found his true passion by combining music with business. As a signed musician, he achieved two hit singles. As an entrepreneur, his companies have been featured in Success Magazine, The New Yorker, and other media. As CEO of Music Xray, he has led the company through its challenging start-up phase and through it's angel and institutional rounds of investment. Music Xray has become what is probably the largest onl...

019: Y Combinator's Stupidest Smartest Guy & Tony Robbins Evangelist - Vignesh Sundaresan
Vignesh Sundaresan is a blockchain entrepreneur and an open protocol architect and Y Combinator Alumni. He designed and leads the project that implements the open protocol - Lendroid. A professional programmer with expertise in blockchain technologies, back-end programming, software product management, marketing performance mechanisms, knowledge organization, and data-mining. With over 10 years of experience in product development, he's now excited about open protocols and believes we are in the middle of a...

018: From Boat to Kayak... What Motivated Bill Bragman to Success?
Bill Bragman began YakGear with a little innovation and open water.  He was an avid fisherman and curious inventor, often tinkered with ways to improve the kayak experience. When he happened across two seemingly simple designs — leashes for paddles and fishing poles — friends took notice, and he knew he was on to something.  Bill refined his idea and, in 2006, made the products available to the public under the name Reel Deels. Word got out and, as the company grew, so did its offerings. In November 2007, w...


017: Zero to $4M/year with an Excel Spreadsheet? The YNAB Story via Jesse 'Happy Face' Mecham.
Jesse Mecham is a recovering CPA that started a company called "You Need A Budget" (aka YNAB) while in college. His company teaches people their unique Four-Rule Method that completely transforms how they view and manage their money. When people follow the YNAB Method, they break the paycheck to paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and save more money. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode with Jesse Mecham, visit here. *** Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book...

016: The SOLO but YOLO move from India to Establish his Data Company - Amandeep Khurana
Amandeep Khurana is CEO & Co-Founder of Cerebro Data.  His company works with cloud native data management and governance software for enterprises.  Before this he was the Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudera Inc, where he worked with Cloudera’s customers to help them with their adoption and usage of the Hadoop ecosystem. Amandeep has been been involved in the big data ecosystem since 2009 and worked at AWS prior to Cloudera. Amandeep has also co-authored HBase In Action, a book on developing applicati...

015: This 30-year old CEO went from $0 to $285 MILLION in Commercial Real Estate. How Jilliene Helman built RealtyMogul... 👩🏠
Jilliene Hellman is CEO and Co-Founder of RealtyMogul. She's responsible for the company’s strategic direction and operations. Jilliene, who sits on RealtyMogul.com’s board, has underwritten over $5 billion of real estate and was previously a Vice President at Union Bank, where she spent time in Wealth Management, Finance and Risk Management. Jilliene is a Certified Wealth Strategist, holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 24 licenses and has a degree in Business from Georgetown University. *** For Show Note...


014: What can you LEARN from a 71-Year-Old, Harvard MBA Real Estate Investor? Find out with John Reed...
John Reed was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. He was a West Point ’68 paratrooper ranger, radio officer, Vietnam, real estate agent, property manager, Harvard MBA ’77 married in 1975 wife Harvard MBA ’78 started buying residential rental property in 1969 and continued for 23 years. Wrote for Real Estate Investing Letter from 1976 through 1985. Started own Real Estate Investor’s Monthly newsletter in February 1986 to date. Author-publisher-distributor of 34 how-to books on real estate investment, foo...

013: Blacksocks.com the World's 1st Online Subscription Service. How Samy Liechti keeps it going 18 years later...
Samy Liechti was asked by his then boss to attend a last-minute meeting with Japanese customers, he would not have imagined that this day would change his life. Tradition dictates that you take your shoes off for such occasions. It was then that it happened: a mistake so blatant it could not go unnoticed. Samy's socks were odd. One was deep black and smooth while the other was ribbed and faded, with a hole in the big toe. The embarrassing situation made Samy Liechti think about how to manage his personal so...

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012: Reinventing the Stand Out Entrepreneurial in You by Dorie Clark
Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Entrepreneurial You (Harvard Business Review Press, forthcoming on October 3, 2017), Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. Dorie, whom the New York Times described as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make change...

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011: How a Navy Seal went from Garage to SHARK TANK to Millions in Revenue - Eli Crane
Elijah Crane is the Founder and CEO of Bottle Breacher, a company that creates hand crafted 50 caliber bottle openers made by Military Veterans. As President of Bottle Breacher, Eli has grown Bottle Breacher’s annual revenue to over $5 million in 2015, applied for and received 7 patents, and Negotiated a partnership with Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Eli Crane Interview. *** Fabulous ...

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010: Creating a B2B Startup Service for Developers with Anand Kulkarni
Anand Kulkarni was previously co-founder and Chief Scientist of LeadGenius, a Y Combinator, Sierra Ventures, and Lumia Capital-backed startup using human computation and deep learning to automate account-based marketing (ABM). LeadGenius has raised over $20M in venture funding and developed best-in-class marketing automation technology used by Fortune 500 customers like Google, eBay, and Box. In conjunction with nonprofits like the World Bank, LeadGenius generates fairly-paid digital employment for over 500...

009: How this 30 year old is SAVING his subscribers $1,000,000s on international flights! The Scott Keyes Story... ✈
Scott Keyes has traveled to 45 countries (and 45 states!). He is left-handed, a lover of street food, and a 5-cups-a-day tea drinker. He has lived in Mexico (Oaxaca), Mozambique (Maputo), Chile (Santiago), and the United States (all over). On a dare he once ate 13 hot dogs (and a bowl of Dippin’ Dots) at the ballpark. He founded Scott’s Cheap Flights in a Denver coffeeshop. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Scott Keyes Interview. *** Fabulous 4 Q...

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008: Unlock ADHD Superpowers with HARO Founder & Ted Talks Speaker, Peter Shankman ⚡💡⚡
Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. An author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, this “worldwide connector” is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD. Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a yea...

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007: How this Stock Trader makes $$$ from Webinars & Airbnb - Andrew Keene
Andrew Keene is President & CEO of AlphaShark Trading, which he originally founded as KeeneOnTheMarket.com in 2011. Previously, Andrew Keene worked as a proprietary trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He began his career in the prestigious Botta Capital 'clerk-to-trade' program, and would eventually co-found KATL Group. In 2015, Andrew began appearing as a regular guest on CNBC's Trading Nation, where he focuses on educating viewers on equity options markets and the trading insights they provide. ...

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006: From Ivy League School to NASA to Selling Curtains? The Story of my Brother, Walker Peek...
Walker Peek is CEO of Residential Acoustics & Commercial Acoustics. They two companies offer acoustic consulting and products to customers on an array of projects from Offices and Commercial Space to Apartments and Theaters. Residential Acoustics began with our flagship sound-blocking curtains which we manufacture in downtown Tampa and distribute around the globe. Commercial Acoustics is focused on larger-scale, complex projects that require acoustical and engineering analysis to determine the proper acoust...

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005: How She used Celebrities to GROW her Business - Sarah Shaw
Sarah Shaw is Founder & CEO of Entreprenette. She's an experienced business owner who has created and nurtured many businesses. In this episode, she discusses her secrets to getting your products in the hands of celebrities and revealing how to leverage that for powerful publicity and exposure in the media. Sarah Shaw’s products have been in over 1,200 stores and boutiques across the country, including Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Barney’s, Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, and Blooming...

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004: Donated Blood? This B2B Company SOLVES the transit PROBLEM. A Bad Blood Business Story...
Jarie Bolander is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature with over 20 years of bring innovative solutions to market such as Bluetooth, USB, RFID and Semiconductor DNA sequencing. He is currently the co-founder and COO of Lab Sensor Solutions, a digital health company that is applying sensor technology to track the temperature and location of clinical samples to prevent spoilage...   Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The War of Art & The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield 🙌😎 Fav...

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003: Listed as Entrepreneur’s 27 CEO's under 27, HOW did he SUCCEED without family support?
Nick Kullin is the Founder of Second Flight Consultancy, a premier growth hacking, and digital marketing agency. He is a fearless and eccentric young entrepreneur who always believed that inside of every successful self-made person is a poor kid who followed his dream. Nick started his entrepreneurial journey at a young age, built a growing success for himself without the need of a college degree, and followed the unconventional path in life. Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Think and Grow Ric...

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002: Generating $1MM ANNUALLY while Living in Panama with Matt Gallant
Matt Gallant is a Mad Marketing Scientist, Serial Entrepreneur, Life Optimizer, Practical Spirituality Student that lives in Panama City, Panama. Matt made his first sale on the internet in 1996. Since then he’s built over 39 profitable websites in various sectors and industries. His companies have sold over $10,000,000 worth of products and services online. Matt's called by his peers “The Mad Marketing Scientist” since he’s constantly testing new, radical ideas inside his companies. He's collected over 7 m...

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001: 🔥 The First 50 Millionaire Interviews in 5 Minutes (it's Show-Time!) 🔥
A wild conglomeration of our first 50 Millionaire Interviews.  Hope you enjoy... Visit www.millionaire-interviews.com for complete show notes of every episode. Time-Stamped Show Notes: 0:00 Nick Kullin - Second Flight Consultancy Listed as Entrepreneur’s 27 CEO’s under 27, How did he SUCCEED without family support? The Nick Kullin Story… [Episode 003] 0:06 Danna Korn - Sonic Boom 0:11 Mike Michalowicz - The Pumpkin Plan 0:20 Matt Gallant - biOptimizers Generating $1MM ANNUALLY while Living in Panama with M...

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