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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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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. This podcast is brought to you by StartEngine &...


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...


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...


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. These days, Jonathan participate...


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...


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...


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. In 2014, after years of...


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. Throughout Rob’s 27 years of experience, he has developed an unwavering passion for delivering extraordinary experiences that positively impact the lives of his team members, the goals of their customers,...


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+...


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...


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’...


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...


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...


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...


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...