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We've all heard of the startup, but have you heard of the Startdown? What actually happens behind the scenes when you get to work? That's what the Startdown Podcast is all about. It's the grind, hustle, and drive that happens behind the scenes of the business you are creating. Host: Mike Ficara.

The Start Down Michael Ficara

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

We've all heard of the startup, but have you heard of the Startdown? What actually happens behind the scenes when you get to work? That's what the Startdown Podcast is all about. It's the grind, hustle, and drive that happens behind the scenes of the business you are creating. Host: Mike Ficara.

    EP 153 Mike Ficara speaks about why you should expect change, but also don't expect change.

    EP 153 Mike Ficara speaks about why you should expect change, but also don't expect change.

    Life can be really boring sometimes. 
     
    Nothing exciting ever happens to me! 
     
    Life needs to slow down. 
     
    Have you said any of these things? 
     
    Life and business are unpredictable. On this week’s episode of the podcast, we talk about that and how to overcome it! 

    Host: Mike Ficara
    Guests: Mike Ficara

    • 24 min
    EP 152 Mike Ficara speaks with Eric Chow on if you have to choose entrepreneurship or college

    EP 152 Mike Ficara speaks with Eric Chow on if you have to choose entrepreneurship or college

    What the order, motivation, education, and experiences? 

    Which one must come first? 

    Do they all work together at the same time? 

    We explore those topics on this week’s episode with young entrepreneur (and college student) Eric Chow! 


    Host: Mike Ficara
    Guests: Mike Ficara and Eric Chow

    • 28 min
    EP 151 Mike Ficara speaks with Jake Kelfer about his new book.

    EP 151 Mike Ficara speaks with Jake Kelfer about his new book.

    It is not how you start… 
     
    It is not how you finish… 
     
    It is how you keep going! 
     
    On this week’s episode we speak with Jake Kelfer about his new book. Jake has not only worked with entrepreneurs, but many major athletes on how they can get to the next level. Whether that is just getting started, or you are looking to be the greatest! 
     
    Don’t miss this episode! 


    Host: Mike Ficara
    Guests: Mike Ficara and Jake Kelfer

    • 32 min
    EP-150 Mike Ficara talks about the process of writing Like Socks On A Rooster

    EP-150 Mike Ficara talks about the process of writing Like Socks On A Rooster

    No one cares about me. Do you ever say that to yourself? Do you feel your story does not matter? Well, you never know who you are going to help or when you plant a seed. This past week I was at an event and spent time with one of my former students. He may have not said it when I had him in class, but he still talks to me about things he liked about my class and how it helped him more than 10 years after we learned together. Always remember you are planting seeds! A book is no different. You may think you have nothing to say, you do! You may think no one will read it, they will! I felt this way, and so many other feelings when the process started, but now that the book is out there, the journey of writing and publishing a book has helped me grow and connect with some amazing people, and the book has only been out a month! In this week’s episode, I talk about the journey of writing my book. The ups and downs, the dreams and fears…and everything in between! 

    Host: Mike Ficara

    • 24 min
    Ep 149 Mike Ficara speaks with Isaac Mashman about the power of a personal brand.

    Ep 149 Mike Ficara speaks with Isaac Mashman about the power of a personal brand.

    Do you want to be a rock star? 
     
    Most people think they don’t need to be on social media, it’s not important. No matter if your online or not, people are talking about you. If you are not telling your story, someone else is! 
     
    This week we speak with Isaac Mashman about the importance of a personal brand. He also talks about how important your personal network is to starting off your business strong! 
     
    Are you subscribed to www.TheStartDown.com Podcast? It would mean the world to me if you did! 

    Host: Mike Ficara
    Guests: Mike Ficara and Isaac Mashman
     

    • 32 min
    EP 148 Joel Wolh talks about how he is going to take down LinkedIn

    EP 148 Joel Wolh talks about how he is going to take down LinkedIn

    Social media has too many people on it! 
     
    Have you ever said this about Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other social network? 
     
    At the end of the day the “power houses” of today may not be around tomorrow, remember MySpace? 
     
    So who will replace them? Joel Wolh and his professional social network Bizfluence is looking to take on LinkedIn! On this week’s episode of The Start Down we talk about how Joel and his team are doing this and what he thinks the future of social media looks like. 


    Host: Mike Ficara
    Guests: Mike Ficara and Joel Wolh

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Susan V Wheeler ,

Amazing Show.

Mike does an incredible job of taking you behind the scenes of what really goes down in start up life. This is a must add to your podcast rotation 💯

Adam808! ,

Must listen!

Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or beginning entrepreneur - this show shows you what REALLY happens bts in business. Real, raw and amazing! Must subscribe!

JasonW305 ,

Massive Value

Every episode Mike shares his wisdom, motivation and his amazing personality with us. this podcast has practical insights and tools to get you moving forward in life! Thanks Mike...

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