I’m Matthew Sullivan, and this is Hooked on Startups, the show where I chat with some of the most talented, inspiring and successful entrepreneurs who talk about their real life stories, overcoming challenges and failures, and mastering success. Get ready for some of the best business tips, tricks and tactics and some frank, unscripted discussions.
Cracking The Insurance Sales Code With David Duford
If there’s one human experience that we all share, it is death. In this episode, Matthew Sullivan talks with David Duford about how he has gained success while helping others through insurance sales. He talks about having to deal with the grim necessity that is final expense insurance and how it has helped him help others. David is the head of the Duford Insurance Group, a virtual insurance agency that offers new or experienced face-to-face and telesales agents nationally to sell final expense and Medicare among others. He also talks about how he has cracked the insurance sales code and shares his experiences as a mentor.
Blood In The Low Country - How Paul Attaway Left The Business World To Become A Southern Storyteller
It’s the beginning that’s the most important in both our personal and professional lives. Pivoting to another career can be challenging, but with the right determination, you are set for success. Paul Attaway, the author of Blood in the Low Country, shares with us how he left the business world to become a southern storyteller. He talks about how he created opportunities for himself to continue to grow as a writer and details the challenges he had to face in this journey. Furthermore, he talks about the entrepreneurial mindset, taking risks, and the importance of overcoming battles, reaping the rewards, and taking it into the next stage.
Howie Zales - The Emmy Award-Winning TV And Livestream Guru
You would think that in a world where almost everyone has access to social media and keeping their own mementos, the work for camera operators would decrease. Howard Zales, Emmy Award-winning camera operator, begs to differ. In fact, he has turned his passion for television broadcasting into several entrepreneurial endeavors. In this episode, he joins Matthew Sullivan to talk about his journey in the industry and why he thinks there is an ongoing demand for his services. He shares what he thinks about training, why there is a lack of it, and how he is helping solve that by providing it to those who want to get inside the industry. As a livestream guru, Matthew then tells us how the changes in technology have impacted livestreaming and what they are doing to adapt.
Daniel Stafford And Robby Switzer - Founders Of Shopanova
From working as fishermen in Alaska to running an eCommerce marketing agency. This is the career path of Daniel Stafford and Robby Switzer. Daniel and Robby are the founders of Shopanova. Shopanova helps online stores grow with their top-notch digital marketing strategies. Join your host, Matthew Sullivan as he talks with this remarkable duo. Learn why Daniel and Robby wanted to start to change their lives and start a company. Discover how the pandemic shifted in their favor, how data privacy affects them, and learn their marketing strategies.
Customer-Centric Tech Support With Jon Schram - CEO And Founder Of The Purple Guys
How many things come up when you Google “purple tech support”? Just one, and it’s the Purple Guys. Matthew Sullivan’s guest today is Jon Schram, the CEO and Founder of the tech support company known for its unique branding. Jon shares how the color purple came to be their trademark and talks about the company's evolution and how they got to where they are now. He also talks about the impact of COVID on how they operate their business, getting into how their service offerings are similar and different at the same time. Finally, he shares his insight on how the working environment has changed – leaning into remote work - and the need to evolve alongside it.
Saving The World From Trading Time For Money - With Russ Morgan And Joey Mure From Wealth Without Wall Street
In a perfect world, people would be able to earn money without working. People would somehow meet financial freedom without putting the work in. They would have the time for their families, friends, and hobbies. Sadly, that is not how the world runs. People have to work to earn income but there are ways to make that work more hassle-free and less time consuming. Join your host, Matthew Sullivan, and his guests Russ Morgan and Joey Mure. Russ and Joey are the founders of Wealth Without Wall Street where they help people earn financial freedom. Join in and learn how to earn passive income so that you can have more time for family and yourself.
Insightful and entertaining
Matthew's ability to lead his guests to reveal deep insights is the reason to listen to this. I love the freeform and laid back approach he brings to every episode and there's always something worthwhile to pull from them.
Plus, it's all "real world" based, so you know the insights are hard won by each guest and make them that much more valuable to receive and use.
Come away with real tactics you can use
Matthew does an amazing job of diving into the actual tactics used by startups to grow and make revenue, I guarantee you’ll come away with actionable strategies you can actually use after listening!
If you want to hear what makes a startup a success, then this is the podcast for you! With insights and smart questions, Matthew takes you on a journey each and every episode. I'm hooked and look forward to many more to come