22 episodes

From Simple Modern and CEO Mike Beckham, welcome to Scaling for Good. Mike and special guests share the playbook to start, build, grow AND give generously.

Here you’ll get to hang with, Mike Beckham, who started and built a 9-figure insulated drinkware company, Simple Modern… with one simple goal: to give generously. In each episode, Mike breaks down simple principles learned from his journey that can revolutionize your business, organization or just about anything you’re building. Plus, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

We believe in the power of good to change the world, and something tells us you do too. So pull up a seat and join us! Tweet Mike at mikebeckhamsm or visit scalingforgood.com.

Scaling for Good with Mike Beckham Mike Beckham

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

From Simple Modern and CEO Mike Beckham, welcome to Scaling for Good. Mike and special guests share the playbook to start, build, grow AND give generously.

Here you’ll get to hang with, Mike Beckham, who started and built a 9-figure insulated drinkware company, Simple Modern… with one simple goal: to give generously. In each episode, Mike breaks down simple principles learned from his journey that can revolutionize your business, organization or just about anything you’re building. Plus, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

We believe in the power of good to change the world, and something tells us you do too. So pull up a seat and join us! Tweet Mike at mikebeckhamsm or visit scalingforgood.com.

    Simple Beginnings: Mike and Heather's Entrepreneurial Journey

    Simple Beginnings: Mike and Heather's Entrepreneurial Journey

    In this season finale, Mike and Heather Beckham discuss their journey of starting Simple Modern and the challenges and joys of being married to an entrepreneur.
    They share how faith has played a role in building the company and striving for excellence in all areas of life. They also discuss the importance of work-life balance and how they prioritize their marriage and family. Heather provides additional key insight and advice on supporting and challenging an entrepreneurial spouse.
    Lastly, they open up on the impact of their giving initiatives and the motivation behind incorporating every employee in the process.
    Watch Scaling For Good: https://www.youtube.com/@mikebeckhamsmVisit Mike's Website: https://www.mikebeckhamblog.comFollow Mike on X: https://twitter.com/mikebeckhamsmFollow Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebeckhamsm/Checkout Simple Modern: https://www.simplemodern.com

    • 50 min
    The Story Behind Simple Modern's Licensing Triumphs

    The Story Behind Simple Modern's Licensing Triumphs

    Corbin Wallace, Chief Growth Officer, played a key role in navigating the complex licensing landscape. Together with Mike, they explore the intricacies of building partnerships with iconic brands like Disney and the NFL, emphasizing the art and science of licensing.
    The episode covers challenges faced in securing licenses, the creative processes involved in designing unique patterns, and the importance of understanding partners' needs with a long-term mindset.
    Beyond Disney, the conversation touches on partnerships with major sports leagues and media companies, mass retail challenges, and the impact of trust and reputation on industry opportunities.
    Scaling for Good unveils the power of licensing, the art of partnerships, and the long-term vision propelling Simple Modern's success.
    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSOR:Launch, grow, and optimize with Bluebird: https://www.thebluebirdgrp.com/
    Watch Scaling For Good: https://www.youtube.com/@mikebeckhamsmVisit Mike's Website: https://www.mikebeckhamblog.comFollow Mike on X: https://twitter.com/mikebeckhamsmFollow Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebeckhamsm/Checkout Simple Modern: https://www.simplemodern.com

    • 46 min
    Goals Beyond Profit: Simple Modern's Commitment to Giving Back

    Goals Beyond Profit: Simple Modern's Commitment to Giving Back

    Jeff Hannam, the Chief Financial Officer and Mike discuss the challenges of recruiting Hannam, who had no prior experience in the consumer packaged goods industry but eventually joined as CFO.
    The conversation delves into the strategic decisions made early in Simple Modern's growth, emphasizing the importance of building a strong financial organization and making the business bankable. Hannam explains how they managed inventory, the nuances of the consumer product business, and the role of forecasting and planning in mitigating risks associated with inventory management.
    Jeff discusses the company's goals beyond profit, emphasizing a desire for giving and benefiting the local community. They explore the significance of internal ownership and how it allows for a long-term focus on both financial success and broader goals. The conversation also touches on the challenges and benefits of aligning individual values within the company, particularly when it comes to the complex interplay between financial performance and qualitative goals.
    Overall, the conversation provides a glimpse into the challenges, emotions, and strategic considerations involved in managing a startup, especially during critical times such as the COVID pandemic.
    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSOR:Solving the tension between optimization and design, we help brands make the most of their eCommerce: https://www.vaangroup.com/
    Watch Scaling For Good: https://www.youtube.com/@mikebeckhamsmVisit Mike's Website: https://www.mikebeckhamblog.comFollow Mike on X: https://twitter.com/mikebeckhamsmFollow Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebeckhamsm/Checkout Simple Modern: https://www.simplemodern.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Building Trust Through Tech

    Building Trust Through Tech

    Caleb Phillips, the Vice President of Technology at Simple Modern and Mike discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise when integrating technology into a non-tech company, the importance of understanding the business side of technical tools, and how building relationships plays a significant role in successful technology implementations.
    Discover how effective communication and building pathways for collaboration can bridge the understanding gap and lead to successful project outcomes. The episode explores topics such as the intersection of credibility and trust, navigating complex projects, and the art of effective communication in leadership.
    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSOR:Friendly Full-Service Order Fulfillment and Distributionhttps://www.encorefulfills.com/
    Watch Scaling For Good: https://www.youtube.com/@mikebeckhamsmVisit Mike's Website: https://www.mikebeckhamblog.comFollow Mike on X: https://twitter.com/mikebeckhamsmFollow Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebeckhamsm/Checkout Simple Modern: https://www.simplemodern.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How Simple Modern Forged Customer Bonds

    How Simple Modern Forged Customer Bonds

    Chris Hoyle, CMO at Simple Modern, explores the challenges and growth of the brand. Mike and Chris discuss the importance of aligning the organization with a shared purpose and reminisce about the company's early days.
    They highlight the role of style in connecting with customers, emphasizing the magic of double vacuum insulation. The narrative unfolds the company's journey on Amazon, positioning Simple Modern as a value brand.
    The conversation touches on managing a creative team, qualitative and quantitative inputs, and the significance of constant experimentation in staying ahead in the dynamic market.
    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSOR:Solving the tension between optimization and design, we help brands make the most of their eCommerce: https://www.vaangroup.com/
    Watch Scaling For Good: https://www.youtube.com/@mikebeckhamsmVisit Mike's Website: https://www.mikebeckhamblog.comFollow Mike on X: https://twitter.com/mikebeckhamsmFollow Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebeckhamsm/Checkout Simple Modern: https://www.simplemodern.com

    • 54 min
    The Fingerprint of Successful Culture: LIVE from the Main Street Summit

    The Fingerprint of Successful Culture: LIVE from the Main Street Summit

    Embark on a 13-year entrepreneurial journey with Mike Beckham where he shares the highs and lows of building businesses. Beckham unveils the key to business success—cultivating a winning culture. 
    Live from his keynote at the Main Street Summit, Mike explores the intricacies of culture and introduces three underestimated pillars: trust, purpose, and ownership. Trust, the linchpin, is dissected through the Trust Equation, emphasizing the balance of interpersonal and performance dimensions. Purpose's power in fostering exceptional teams is illustrated, aligning individual roles with a broader calling. The third pillar, ownership, takes center stage as he shares insights on transitioning from leader-dependent to collectively owned culture. 
    Don't miss this roadmap to creating an exceptional workplace.
    Watch Scaling For Good: https://www.youtube.com/@mikebeckhamsmVisit Mike's Website: https://www.mikebeckhamblog.comFollow Mike on X: https://twitter.com/mikebeckhamsmFollow Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebeckhamsm/Checkout Simple Modern: https://www.simplemodern.com

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Reid Gunter ,

Can’t Recommend Enough

Great podcast, not just for business but for life in general. You will only benefit personally and professionally from listening to Mike and his team. Amazing wisdom and insight.

joshjdurham ,

The Real Deal

Mike and his team at SM are some of the best examples for leadership and culture. The wisdom you’ll receive from this podcast is top notch.

scpitt ,

Leaders take note!

Mike’s approach to leadership and culture in this podcast, Scaling for Good, is relevant, clear, and encouraging. The message is tailored not just toward company or business leadership/management but also any person that has a desire to grow (including, for instance, the leader of a household). The real life examples described by his guests also show Mike is a humble person who practices what he preaches. I am looking forward to the next episodes.

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