13 episodes

We all love to hear success stories of how an entrepreneur accomplished greatness. While accomplishing this is unlikely, these stories are shared far and wide. What doesn’t get talked about enough is when entrepreneurs make mistakes, or something changes in their business or industry, leading to impending doom for their businesses. On Down, But Not Out, we share those stories. The stories of pure resiliency where entrepreneurs had to fight to save their businesses after being dealt a death blow. These stories are meant to inspire future entrepreneurs while motivating current ones to keep fighting.

Down, But Not Out Nick Hollinger

    • Entrepreneurship

We all love to hear success stories of how an entrepreneur accomplished greatness. While accomplishing this is unlikely, these stories are shared far and wide. What doesn’t get talked about enough is when entrepreneurs make mistakes, or something changes in their business or industry, leading to impending doom for their businesses. On Down, But Not Out, we share those stories. The stories of pure resiliency where entrepreneurs had to fight to save their businesses after being dealt a death blow. These stories are meant to inspire future entrepreneurs while motivating current ones to keep fighting.

    Ep. 12 How Synapse Survived After Multiple Co-founders Walked Away

    Ep. 12 How Synapse Survived After Multiple Co-founders Walked Away

    A few years into business, Ryan and his Co-Founders were faced with a difficult decision. Due to budget constraints and different skillsets, two of them had to walk away from the company. Learn how Ryan was able to face this tough decision and grow his company to over 40 employees worldwide.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 11 How Never Settle Survived After Losing Half of their Revenue Due to the Pandemic

    Ep. 11 How Never Settle Survived After Losing Half of their Revenue Due to the Pandemic

    In early 2020, the world was struck by uncertainty, and almost every business was impacted in one way or another. Never Settle was hit hard by their clients closing their retail stores, budget cuts, and layoffs. Listen to learn how Ken was able to manage internal costs to combat lost revenue and come out stronger in the end.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 10 How YouMail Had to Reposition Twice After Realizing Potential in Serving Other Markets

    Ep. 10 How YouMail Had to Reposition Twice After Realizing Potential in Serving Other Markets

    A few years into business, YouMail realized that their current B2B sales cycle was taking too long and had to pivot to service B2C instead. During this transition and downsizing, Alex was also wrongfully served which lead to them losing thousands. Find out how Alex was able to survive these hiccups and grow his company to over 70 employees.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 9 How AdGreetz Survived After an Exclusivity Contract Lead to Them Losing a Fortune 500 Client

    Ep. 9 How AdGreetz Survived After an Exclusivity Contract Lead to Them Losing a Fortune 500 Client

    After leaving his 30-year career with Warner Bros, Eric Frankel decided to pursue his entrepreneurial dream. A few years into business, Eric signed a two week exclusivity contract with one of their clients, Flipkart. Then, Amazon asked for a campaign to be run in this time period. Due to the contract, Eric had to say no, which resulted in losing Amazon as a client. Learn how Eric was able to survive losing this Fortune 500 client and earn back their trust years later.

    • 46 min
    Ep 8. How Hawke Media Handled an Unexpected Employee Hiatus That Almost Led to Them Losing Half of Their Clients

    Ep 8. How Hawke Media Handled an Unexpected Employee Hiatus That Almost Led to Them Losing Half of Their Clients

    In 2014, Hawke Media began to grow rapidly, taking on multiple Fortune 1000 clients. Just weeks into business, a key employee who ran campaigns for half of their clients disappeared to Hawaii to get married to a girl he just met. Find out how Erik was able to turn this situation around and grow his company to where it is today.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 7 How Cliently Rebuilt After Product Missteps Caused Them to Lose All Their Customers

    Ep. 7 How Cliently Rebuilt After Product Missteps Caused Them to Lose All Their Customers

    Just a few months after launching Cliently, Spencer Farber was faced with back to back missteps of sending emails from the wrong client accounts and their entire database being erased. Find out how Spencer’s positive outlook and resiliency were able to help him rebuild Cliently after losing all of their customers!

    • 22 min