So the big question is this...how did some of the world's top entrepreneurs create a cult-like following for their products and services and yet still remain profitable? I've spent the past 5 years interviewing over 1000 of the world's most successful entrepreneurs to find out what they did to build their own community of raving fans. On this podcast, we will uncover the secrets that these entrepreneurs used to grow hyperactive social media followings, massive email lists, and paid communities to become the TITANS in their industries.
Uber for the Skies: One Man's Mission to Disrupt The Airline Industry With Mark Sellouk
Marc Sellouk, the president and CEO of Flewber, an air taxi service designed to be accessible to everyone. Flewber is a combination of Marc's passion for aviation and two decades of experience founding and leading a business. As the leader of his telecom company Transbeam, Marc spent countless hours shuffling through airport security for quick flights to meetings in nearby cities, only to go through the gamut once again on a same-day return trip. The experience led him to create an alternative. Flewber circumvents the inconvenience of airport travel by offering passengers an affordable door-to-door air taxi service.
Flewber is not Marc's first rodeo. He founded Transbeam, https://www.gtt.net as a 20-year-old college student and then set to work growing the company. Initially, Marc operated Transbeam as a one-man show, navigating FCC regulations and serving as the sole customer service representative. Over the next two decades, the company grew by leaps and bounds, ultimately evolving into a multi-million dollar organization. Now, at age 42, Marc is leveraging his experience and the successful sale of Transbeam to self-fund the launch of Flewber.
Links - Website: https://www.flewber.com/
Gratitude and New Directions
Audio Branding: The Hidden Gem of Marketing With Jodi Krangle
I’ve been a voice actor since 2007 and have worked with clients from major brands all over the world including Dell, BBVA & Kraft. I’m also a singer and in 2015, I put out my own album of jazz, blues and traditional tunes (jodikranglemusic.com). Over the years, and doing what I do, I’ve learned a lot about sound and how it influences people. My own podcast on this subject is called Audio Branding: The hidden gem of marketing. For more information on that podcast, visit audiobrandingpodcast.com and for more information on me, visit voiceoversandvocals.com .
I’d love to give value to your audience in the form of advice about how to make an impact with sound, how to get into and be successful in voice overs, and how to work as an solopreneur in this very busy, overwhelming world. I was an early adopter of the Internet (I had a songwriting resource on the web called The Muse’s Muse from 1995 – 2016) and worked in SEO and Internet Marketing up until I switched my focus to voice overs in 2007. And I’m also an unapologetic media geek and D&D player (D&D is great for improv and learning team dynamics).
Why you need to change your messaging NOW With Jeff Pugel
Waking up in a cold sweat at 3AM in the spring of 2019, Jeff knew he was done with corporate life. The startup he moved his family cross-country for was broken beyond repair. Great concept, handful of happy clients, but zero marketing presence to get to that next level. After advocating for a strategic marketing approach that the President liked and the COO didn’t, things stagnated. Rather than do nothing, Jeff handed in his resignation. Today, what they rejected is what Jeff helps his clients with. After 20+ years in advertising and media sales, Jeff realized small business owners have been misled on what they need to know about growing their business. Jeff's mission is to accelerate profits and guarantee quantifiable Return on Investment from his hybrid marketing coaching/consulting services. Unlike 99% of the coaches & consultants out there, he's only too happy to guarantee an outcome of positive results as long as his clients put in the work that is mutually agreed upon. Jeff is a dynamic, energetic and knowledgeable speaker with actionable advice on what you can do RIGHT NOW to get your business back on track. Audiences and hosts will love Jeff and his approach to comprehensive change without spending an extra cent!
How Silicon Valley's Top Investors Pick Startups With Steve Hoffman
Steve Hoffman (Captain Hoff) is the Captain & CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators. Founders Space was ranked the #1 incubator for overseas startups by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazines.
Hoffman is also a venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and author of several award-winning books. These include “Make Elephants Fly” (published by Hachette), “Surviving a Startup” (published by HarperCollins), and “The Five Forces” (published by BenBella).
Hoffman was founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, served on the Board of Governors of the New Media Council, and was a founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group.
While in Hollywood, Hoffman worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, known for producing over a hundred TV shows, acquired by MGM. He went on to pioneer interactive television with his venture-funded startup Spiderdance, which produced interactive TV shows with NBC, MTV, Turner, Warner Brothers, History Channel, Game Show Network, and others.
Founders Space: https://FoundersSpace.com
Make Elephants Fly: https://MakeElephantsFly.com
Surviving A Startup: https://SurvivingAStartup.com
Know These 7 Things Before You Start Promoting Your Business With Andrew Myers
Andrew had his home security camera video go massively viral in 2017. He was seen wrestling to the ground an intruder who was about to break into his home.
As a Military Paratrooper veteran, Andrew happened to have the skills needed to hold down the assailant until the police arrived.
The original video gained over 10 million views and gave Andrew his 15 minutes of fame by appearing on many of the morning talk shows to discuss what happened.
He took his shrewd business and marketing skills and turned the attention to a much needed cause. Knowing full well the unfortunate number of veterans who take their own lives each year, Andrew partnered with Paws and Stripes who offer an emotional support dog that can help keep more veterans alive.
Watch his recap video (631k views) on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?extid=SEO----&v=1820801874613145
“Thieves should never take for granted that behind that door they want to break into might not be a paratrooper just like me willing to push the line of confrontation and be more prepared for a fight than they are.”
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