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Entrepreneur Inspiring Stories to Help Motivate, Build, & Grow Your Successful Business with a Master Class from Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders that tell it How It Is...Millionaire Interviews is actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Thought Leaders, Solopreneur, Youpreneur, and… read more

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211: How a Restaurant's Predicament led to a Tech-Based Solution w/ $12M+ in ARR (Tim McLaughlin of GoTab)

May 10th, 2021


Tim McLaughlin is the CEO and Co-Founder of GoTab, a leading contactless ordering and payment platform serving full-service food & beverage …

⭐ 210: Making $10MM Net Profit in 1977 Semiconductors, to Computer Store Bankruptcy, Bouncing Back with Bel Air Internet | Terry Koosed

April 26th, 2021


Terry Koosed is the Founder of Bel Air Internet, a Los Angeles based Internet Service Provider, and a leading authority on successful …

209: An Innovative Spin on Smoking Accessories in the Cannabis Industry - Will Breakell of Blazy Susan

April 12th, 2021


Will Breakell is the brainchild and founder of the Blazy Susan brand. Will is a young entrepreneur from Roanoke, Virginia. Although Will graduated from the esteemed Virginia Military Institute, he soon realized that he …

⭐ 208: Making a BiG Splash in the Backyard Pool Industry... by using Shipping Containers! | Paul Rathnam of ModPools

March 29th, 2021


Diagnosed with a learning disability early in his life, Paul Rathnam persevered through all the challenges and reached success by becoming the …

207: Taking Your Health to the Next Level (with Josh Clemente of Levels)

March 15th, 2021


Josh Clemente spent the first half of his professional career working at SpaceX and Hyperloop– two companies, one founded by and the other supported by Elon Musk. At SpaceX, Josh spent six years working on rocket and …

⭐ 206: How this American Truck Bed Cover withstood 10 Years of Adversity | Ethan Wendle of DiamondBack

March 1st, 2021


In 2003, Ethan Wendle was attending an Engineering Entrepreneurial class when he met Matt Chverchko. They partnered in a classroom project that grew …

205: New Lamp Startup... Battles COVID? How Grant Morgan of R-Zero had a Light Bulb Moment during the Pandemic 💡.

February 15th, 2021


When the Coronavirus pandemic started, Grant Morgan was developing a powerful UV-C disinfection device capable of destroying over 99.99% of pathogens …

204: Revolutionizing the Learning Industry thru Gaming... Stephen Baer of The Game Agency

February 1st, 2021


Since launching The Game Agency 13 years ago and The Training Arcade 3 years ago, Stephen Baer has developed award-winning games for new-employee on-boarding, sales and product training, leadership development, safety, …

203: Russian Immigrant builds a Digital Business in Los Angeles - Igor Avidon of Avidon Marketing Group

January 25th, 2021


Igor Avidon is a digital marketing expert with a decade of experience in online marketing & advertising. He is also the founder of Avidon Marketing Group, which is a boutique SEO company. His career began with a …

202: How this Israeli Entrepreneur is Simplifying the Solar Business ☀ | Aviv Shalgi of Solar Simplified

January 18th, 2021


Aviv Shalgi is a serial entrepreneur, and is the CEO of an energy tech startup Solar Simplified, which is a platform that matches renters and …

⭐ 201: This Awesome Idea Fixed the Alcohol Industry (Ron Alvarado of Ficks Beverage Co.)

January 4th, 2021


Ron Alvarado Co-founded Ficks Beverage Co, the leading manufacturer of better-for-you bar products with its line of pure fruit juice hard seltzers and wellness-focused cocktail mixers. They are based in San Francisco, …

⭐ 200: Bouncing Back from Y Combinator Rejection to Building a Strikingly Good Company... David Chen of Strikingly

January 1st, 2021


In 2012, David Chen dropped out from the University of Chicago to start Strikingly along with his two co founders, Teng Bao and Dafeng Guo. They moved to Silicon Valley with $100 in their pocket and were accepted into Y …

199: Video Strategist Exits his Company to Build a Brand New One | Fritz Brumder of Brandlive Zipcan

January 1st, 2021


Entrepreneur, video strategist, avid skier, proud dad & husband. In 2010 Fritz Brumder co-founded Brandlive, the leading SaaS live video events platform for brands and retailers. In 2020 he co-founded - …

⭐ 198: From Team Mascot to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Jim Wanner of KeyMark

January 1st, 2021


Jim Wanner is the founder and Chief Expectations Officer at KeyMark, an intelligent automation systems integrator headquartered in Liberty, SC. KeyMark delivers capture (OCR), workflow (ECM), case management, virtual …

⭐ 197: Time to Talk Dirty with Two Maids A Mop (featuring Georgia Fan 🐶, Ron Holt)

January 1st, 2021


Ron Holt founded the original Two Maids & A Mop inside a 250 square foot office space on April Fools' Day way back in 2003. In their first year …

196: How a Shark Tank Contestant Battles thru Rejection, Lawsuits, ❤️... Lori Cheek of Cheekd

January 1st, 2021


Lori Cheek is an architect turned entrepreneur, Founder, and CEO of Cheekd, a mobile dating app that makes missed connections obsolete. Cheekd uses a …

⭐ 195: From Aerospace Manufacturing to For-Profit Fundraising? Find out How... w/ Howard Gottlieb of Read-A-Thon

January 1st, 2021


Howard Gottlieb is the founder and CEO of Read-a-thon but in the office, everyone just calls him the Big Cheese. Howard spends most of his waking …

194: Modernizing a 👕 Family Clothing Business 👕 - Sonny Balani of Balani Custom Clothiers

January 1st, 2021


Sonny Balani is CEO of Balani Custom Clothiers, which has re-imagined the custom clothing experience as it applies to today’s client. He has designed …

193: How a Shark Tank Star bounced back from Bankruptcy... Aaron Marino of Alpha M

January 1st, 2021


In 2006, Aaron Marino started a men’s image consulting firm, Alpha M. Image Consulting, to help average men with simple common-sense advice; aimed to …

192: Ex-Video Game Creator builds a Health Wellness Yoga Empire - Brett Larkin of Uplifted Yoga

January 1st, 2021


Brett Larkin is the founder of her award-winning YouTube channel, Uplifted Online Yoga Teacher Trainings, a successful entrepreneur, and sought-after …

⭐ 191: Former Firefighter 🚒 takes on the Organ Transportation Business 🚑... Seth Bacon of Trinity Air Medical ✈

January 1st, 2021


Seth Bacon founded Trinity Air Medical in 2013 after a successful career in the fire service. In 2015 the organization began providing health care …

⭐ 190: From Investment Banking to Gift Giving 🎁... The Entrepreneurial Journey of Suvendu Pal Gift Hero.

January 1st, 2021


Suvendu Pal, also known as Du, is the brains behind Gift Hero. When he’s not dreaming of his next wish list to create, he enjoys long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other …

189: Using Artificial Intelligence to Lower Your Healthcare Costs - Peter Borans of Advanced Medical Strategies

January 1st, 2021


Peter Borans is the president of Advanced Medical Strategies (AMS) a company he co-founded in 2003. AMS (Advanced Medical Strategies) is a healthcare IT company focused on providing clients with intelligent clinical …

⭐ 188: Big Ass Fans: How Carey Smith Sold it for $500MM How he's Helping Startups Today...

January 1st, 2021


Carey Smith founded Big Ass Fans in 1999 and served as its Chief Big Ass until the company's sale in 2017. Under his guidance, Big Ass Fans grew an average of 30% a year, with offices across the globe. It made the Inc. …

187: How an Ex-Microsoft Employee Becomes a Leading Tech Software Innovator - Gregory Raiz of RaizLabs

January 1st, 2021


Gregory Raiz is a leader, speaker, and innovator. “The thing that fuels me is the desire to make things that improve people’s lives.” Greg was the founder of Raizlabs, a four-time Inc. 5000 winner and national leader in …

⭐ 186: Buying Selling Businesses w/ this International Man of Mystery - Thomas Smale of FE International

January 1st, 2021


Thomas Smale began his career in the early 2000s when he began building and selling small online companies. This turned into a full-time career when …

185: Creating a Collage with Borders | Kevin Borders of

January 1st, 2021


Kevin Borders grew up in White Lake, Michigan, and first met co-founder Joe Golden in middle school. Kevin holds a bachelor's degree in …

184: This Role Model Reveals How His Software is Helping Construction Businesses ⚒ Ken Auer of RoleModel Software

January 1st, 2021


As a Master Software Craftsman at RoleModel Software, Ken Auer leads some of the most talented software craftsmen in the creation of sustainable …

⭐ 183: How to Start Your First Business with Kristen Harris of Portfolio Creative 🎨

January 1st, 2021


Kristen Harris is a Certified Staffing Professional through the American Staffing Association and serves on the ASA National Board of Directors. She …

⭐ 182: Our Most Open Interview Yet 😱... A Tantalizing Entrepreneurial Life Journey with Doug Smith of Hawthorne Funds

January 1st, 2021


Doug Smith started Hawthorne Funds to build and protect his own wealth. That goal remains the same today and he is proud to be the company’s largest investor. Doug is the founder and CEO of Hawthorne Funds. Previously a …

181: Washing your Nuts in the Shower... a Ballsy Approach to Business - Adam Hendle of Ballsy Brand

January 1st, 2021


Adam Hendle created the idea of the Ballsy brand when he was in the shower. Ballsy is an active lifestyle brand providing high-quality men’s personal care products that inspire and motivate thrill-seekers, athletes, and …

180: The Uber of Swimming Lessons 🌊 | How Diana Goodwin Transitioned her Swim Business to a SaaS Business: MarketBox.

January 1st, 2021


Diana Goodwin is Founder & CEO of MarketBox, a B2B SaaS product which enables service-based marketplaces and businesses to grow and scale their businesses. Diana initially founded AquaMobile, an on-demand swim …

179: Applying the Car Dealership Model to Revolutionize Your Company... with Dr. Kolinski of USA Staffing Services

January 1st, 2021


Matthew Kolinski started USA Staffing Services to help entrepreneurs with the back-office operation of their staffing firms. He has been a leader in …

178: From Doctor to Google Ads to Million Dollar SaaS Business | Rob Rawson of Time Doctor

January 1st, 2021


Originally trained as a medical doctor and worked 3 years in hospitals in Australia, Rob Rawson has always had the desire to start and build his own business and started several businesses even during the time when he …

⭐ 177: How this PR Firm will put you 💫 Light Years Ahead 💫 of the Competition...

January 1st, 2021


Megan Bennett has been part of the Light Years Ahead team for over 18 years. Her expertise focuses on managing clients and exceeding their expectations on a daily basis. She has spearheaded and implemented countless …

⭐ 176: Our First Group Call 😎... a Behind the Scenes Look at Our Patreon Membership... 🙊

January 1st, 2021


An Open Meeting with your host Austin Peek of Millionaire Interviews and guest Raine Mahdi of Hawk Packaging (check out Episode 145 for his backstory).  It's an open session where Patreon Members asked us anything... …

175: The Horror Story of Finding a Co-Packer for Your Product | Laurie Nadeau of Smokin Mary

January 1st, 2021


Laurie Nadeau, the owner of Smokin’ Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix, is always all dolled up in her signature red-and-white polka-dot dresses, but don’t …

174: Using Data Driven Marketing to Build a Successful Auto Auction Business... Roger Bryan of Enfusen

January 1st, 2021


Over the last 20 years, Roger Bryan had the honor of working with some of the world's largest companies in the creation of demand generation strategies for their digital marketing efforts. This includes Microsoft, …

173: The Inventor of Turnkey Real Estate 🔑🏘: Marco Santarelli of Norada Real Estate Investments

January 1st, 2021


Marco Santarelli is the host of the Passive Real Estate Investing Podcast and he is also the founder of Norada Real Estate, a premier real estate investment firm offering turnkey investment property in growth markets …

172: From Battleships 🚢 to Check Fraud Prevention 🏦... How Richard Reass started RynohLive at 62 Years Young...

January 1st, 2021


Richard Reass is the CEO, Founder, & Creator of RhynohLive, the software system that has revolutionized the real estate settlement industry. Mr. …

⭐ 171: How to Build a Brand... from Halloween Costumes 🍂 to Personalized Wardrobe Delivery 👚 - Jalem Getz of Wantable

January 1st, 2021


Jalem Getz is the CEO and founder of Wantable, Inc, a personalized eCommerce company focused on women's fashion and fitness products. Their goal at Wantable is to develop a deep relationship with their customers and …

170: Building a Code-Free Platform for Non-Developers to Build Online Apps | Emmanuel Straschnov of Bubble.

January 1st, 2021


Emmanuel Straschnov is the co-founder of Bubble, a visual programming language for web and mobile applications. Born in Paris, Emmanuel studied at …

⭐ 169: The Largest Aircraft Brokerage Firm in Russia detours to Aircraft Valuation ✈... Find Out Why w/ Jason Zilberbrand of VREF

January 1st, 2021


Jason Zilberbrand is an aircraft valuations expert and the President of VREF Aircraft Value Reference & Appraisal Services. He is an Accredited Senior Aircraft Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers …

⭐ 168: oDesk CEO Reveals... The 4 Secrets to Personal Development | Gary Swart of Polaris Partners

January 1st, 2021


Gary Swart is a partner at Polaris Partners, investing in technology and healthcare companies, out of their San Francisco office. He represents …

167: Surviving a Business Breakup... Getting Creative with Bejan Douraghy of 🎨 Artisan Talent 🎨

January 1st, 2021


Bejan Douraghy made his way from New York City to Chicago with $1,000 in his pocket, big dreams, and the ambition to start a new kind of staffing agency... at the age of 25.  He wanted to start a firm that nurtures …

166: Overcoming Cancer to Build a $250M+ Insurance Business - Heath Ritenour of Insurance Office of America

January 1st, 2021


Heath Ritenour joined Insurance Office of America in 1996. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 2008 and became Chairman in 2019. Since taking the helm, Heath has helped IOA grow to the 13th largest privately held …

⭐ 165: Ex-CEO of Meineke Auto shares his Entrepreneurial Journey 🚗... | Charles Bonfiglio of Tint World

January 1st, 2021


Charles J. Bonfiglio is the Franchise Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Tint World. The company is a privately owned franchise chain of independent retail window tinting, mobile electronics, auto accessories and …

164: How to Manage the Productivity Level of Your Virtual Staff (w/ Dave Nevogt of Hubstaff)

January 1st, 2021


Dave Nevogt is the Co-Founder of Hubstaff, which helps virtual teams communicate better through automatic time and activity tracking. He runs the day to day marketing, operations, and support for the company. Hubstaff …

163: Turning your Website Contact Form into Instant Profit | Nicolas Vandenberghe of Chili Piper 🌶

January 1st, 2021


Nicolas Vandenberghe is the Co-Founder and CEO of Chili Piper. Nicolas began his career selling newspapers in the streets of Paris in high school, …

162: Growing then Selling a Digital Agency in the 21st Century | Dalip Jaggi of Vincit

January 1st, 2021


Dalip Jaggi is head of business at Vincit. Dalip has been recognized as an active entrepreneur filled with high-energy, passion, and new ideas. He kicked off his career as the Founder of Devise Interactive, a …

⭐ 161: How to 3x Your Sales via... Menu Pricing? The New Flat Rate System to Increasing Sales 📈...

January 1st, 2021


Rodney Koop is the Founder of The New Flat Rate and Danielle Putnam is the President. Rodney has been in the industry for 40+ years and a business owner for over 3 decades. Danielle has experience in everything from …

160: Building a Software Business from a Canadian Basement - Saud Juman of PolicyMedical

January 1st, 2021


Saud Juman is the founder of PolicyMedical Inc., a healthcare software company. Over the following years, Saud grew the company to serve more than …

159: Shaking Up the Contact Lens Industry with 👓 Hubble Contacts 👓

January 1st, 2021


Jesse Horwitz is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hubble Contacts, the e-commerce contact lens company. As a serial entrepreneur, Jesse co-founded Hubble in 2016, which has raised over $75 million from groups including …

158: How to Build your Mobile App... Better, Faster, Cheaper with Chad Pytel of thoughtbot 🤖

January 1st, 2021


Chad Pytel is the developer, founder, and CEO of thoughtbot. He leads the day-to-day operations of thoughtbot, including human resources, hiring, and growth, and is responsible for overall strategy for the company.


⭐ 157: Overcoming Life's Obstacles to Start a Growing (pun intended) CBD Business | Craig Henderson of Extract Labs

January 1st, 2021


Craig Henderson is the CEO of Extract Labs, a Boulder, Colorado-based full-service hemp extraction laboratory offering a proprietary line of boutique …

156: The Nationwide Leader in Athlete Development. How Michael Waters built... Phase 1 Sports.

January 1st, 2021


Michael Waters started Phase 1 Sports in Las Vegas, Nevada. He built a name in the sports industry by combining exceptional skills in performance …

155: From Combat to Commerce... The Beginning of a Wagyu Beef Business: KC Cattle Company 🐄...

January 1st, 2021


Patrick Montgomery is the owner of KC Cattle Company. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Patrick returned to the University of Missouri …

154: Starting a Mobile Phone Company: Let's Talk Cellular | Brett Beveridge of T-ROC

January 1st, 2021


Brett Beveridge is the President of The Revenue Optimization Companies. Brett is an entrepreneurial, results-driven executive with over 20 years of …

150: Cracking the Code to the 💪 Fitness Business 💪 with Nick Shaw of Renaissance Periodization

January 1st, 2021


Nick Shaw is the Founder and CEO of Renaissance Periodization, a training and diet services company for world-class athletes. Nick is also a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder and has had the opportunity to work …

149: An Innovative Window Company that Promotes Indoor Outdoor Living - Scott Gates of WWS

January 1st, 2021


Scott Gates is President of Western Window Systems. Prior to beginning his role as president and CEO in August 2015, Scott served as the company’s …

148: What Mark Cuban saw in this Test Prep Business Founder... Shaan Patel of Prep Expert

January 1st, 2021


Shaan Patel is the Founder of Prep Expert. Shaan grew up in Las Vegas in his parents' budget motel, attended inner-city public schools in the worst …

147: Building a Virtual Receptionist Business to Millions Finally Stepping Away | Jill Nelson of Ruby Receptionists

January 1st, 2021


Jill Nelson is CEO of Ruby Receptionists. She's grown the business into a four-time winner of FORTUNE magazine’s top five Best Small Companies to Work for, and a Portland Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies in …

⭐ 146: Outsourcing your Manufacturing to Survive in the 21st Century (w/ Mike Ryan of RSP Inc.)

January 1st, 2021


Mike Ryan's company (RSP Inc.) is an end-to-end solution provider for engineering, prototyping, production, logistics, warehousing, and order …

145: Custom Printed Packaging... for Food Beauty Products | Raine Mahdi of Hawk Packaging

January 1st, 2021


Raine Mahdi is the founder and CEO of Hawk Packaging. He has over 15 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. The …

144: Creating a National Dealership by Starting a Small Business from the Ground Up... w/ Trever Varney of Next Ride

January 1st, 2021


Trever Varney is a driven American businessman, entrepreneur, speaker and the owner of Next Ride, a multiline full-service motorcycle dealership …

143: Starting Your Own Business after 20 Years in the Corporate World | Gail Davis of GDA Speakers

January 1st, 2021


Gail Davis is the Founder and President of GDA Speakers. Under her passionate leadership, GDA Speakers has vetted and curated a number of highly qualified speakers who they trust and deliver with confidence. In the …

⭐ 140: This Firefighter Expanded his BBQ Business into a Successful Restaurant... Find Out How w/ Jason Szmurlo

January 1st, 2021


Jason Szmurlo is the Owner and Founder of BBQ King Smokehouse. BBQ King Smokehouse has been feeding foodies flavor-packed BBQ food for over 8 years. His restaurant was built with two things in mind - to serve great BBQ …

⭐ 135: This Fast-Growth Manufacturer tells the Fascinating Story of Fuses (Jim Kalb of OptiFuse)

January 1st, 2021


Jim Kalb is currently the President of OptiFuse, an innovative high-growth manufacturer of power protection components distributed by high-quality …

134: How Grasshopper became a $176MM Virtual Phone System (w/ David Hauser of Grasshopper SuperFat)

January 1st, 2021


David Hauser is the Co-founder of Grasshopper & SuperFat. Grasshopper is a company that serves and empowers entrepreneurs via its powerful tools …

⭐ 131: Expanding a Tee Shirt Business from Home to $50M/year - Ryan Moor of Ryonet Allmade

January 1st, 2021


Ryan Moor is the CEO and Founder of Ryonet and AllMade. Ryan Moor was born to parents Jim and Lynae in Portland, Oregon on April 15th, 1981. His early business ventures included playing music, mowing lawns and fields, …

⭐ 130: Building a Custom Shutter Business w/ Rick Skidmore of Timberlane

January 1st, 2021


Rick Skidmore is the Founder and CEO at Timberlane, Inc. Having been born an entrepreneur, it should have been clear early on that despite …

⭐ 127: Halo Top Creamery: How 2 Ex-Lawyers Built a Global Ice Cream Brand (via Doug Bouton)

January 1st, 2021


Douglas Bouton is the President and COO at Halo Top Creamery. The ice cream brand was founded in 2011 by former attorney Justin Woolverton of Latham …

⭐ 125: How to Start a Real Estate Business at 40 Years Young... Thomas McCormack of Resources RE

January 1st, 2021


Thomas McCormack is Managing Partner and Broker for Resources Real Estate located in Monmouth County, NJ. Having begun as a sales associate in 2002, Tom built his business by providing his clients with top-of-the-line …

⭐ 123: How to Build a Fortune with Garbage (w/ Brian Scudamore of 1-800-Got-Junk)

January 1st, 2021


Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of O2E Brands, the banner company for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. He is a serial entrepreneur, known for pioneering the professional junk …

121: Taking Over a Family Business Leading it to New Heights (Matthew Nix of The Nix Companies)

January 1st, 2021


Matthew Nix runs a 5th Generation, family owned and operated business... The Nix Companies. Matthew started working at the family business at a very young age, sweeping the floor and cleaning machinery for $5.00 a …

⭐ 117: Reshaping the Education System through Software with Peter Kraft of EvoLabs

January 1st, 2021


Peter Kraft is the Founder and President of Evolution Labs. Prior to founding Evolution Labs, Kraft was instrumental in forming and re-envisioning …

⭐ 116: Why did ‘The Economist' feature this South American Real Estate Investor? Find Out with Michael Koh…

January 1st, 2021


Michael Koh is the Founder and CEO of Koh Inversiones (Koh Investments). Michael has often been called a visionary by locals and foreigners alike for his foresight on the real estate market and his investment activities …

⭐ 115: Fireworks, Sparklers, Soda Stores - Oh My! This Entrepreneur Doesn't Hold Back...

January 1st, 2021


Mark Lazarchic is the CEO of Serenity Venture Group. He describes himself as a serial entrepreneur with eyes always open. Mark is the owner of …

114: Take Your Dog 🐶 on a Bike Ride 🚲 with Michael Leon of Bike Tow Leash

January 1st, 2021


Michael Leon is based out of Orlando, Florida. He is the Founder of BikeTowLeash & LEON Engineering, Inc. where he oversees all aspects including engineering, marketing, and mechanical. Being a service dog raiser …

113: Fueling Small Business Growth with CEO John Oechsle of Swiftpage

January 1st, 2021


John Oechsle is the President and CEO of Swiftpage. He is a recognized international business leader with a 25 year track record of building highly profitable and sustainable revenue growth for emerging companies and …

112: Reinventing the Trailer Industry - Steve Brenneman of the Aluminum Trailer Company

January 1st, 2021


Steve Brenneman is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Aluminum Trailer Company. At ATC, they pride themselves on manufacturing World Class, Precision-Built trailers. Each and every trailer they manufacture …

111: Creating Online Courses from South America with Freddy Vega of Platzi (a Y Combinator Co.)

January 1st, 2021


Freddy Vega is the Cofounder and CEO of Platzi. With over 700,000 students around the world, Platzi is the biggest tech school in Latin America. …

109: Tailgaiting for the 21st Century - Parker Duffey of Tailgate Guys

January 1st, 2021


Parker Duffey is the President and CEO of Tailgate Guys. Parker began laying the groundwork for his business venture at the age of 23. He joined forces with business partner Michael Otwell and launched Tailgate Guys in …

108: Building a Logistics Company from the Ground Up... Tyler Walton of 5 Logistics

January 1st, 2021


Tyler Walton is the President of 5 Logistics, which provides services for B2B fulfillment, B2C E-commerce fulfillment, packaging, assembly, …

⭐ 107: How to Start an Airline... The All-You-Can-Fly Subscription Model by Wade Eyerly of Surf Airlines

January 1st, 2021


Wade Eyerly is the Founder and CEO of the Education Insurance Corporation, which aims to insure that a student’s investment in college education pays …

106: Growing Wireless World to 50+ Stores in the Midwest (with Vince Lubben)

January 1st, 2021


Vince Lubben is the Co-Owner of Wireless World. Vince began working in the wireless sector as a sales executive for CommNet Cellular, when the cell …

103: Growth through Mergers Acquisitions with John Bly of LBA Haynes Strand

January 1st, 2021


John Bly is the founding Member of LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC and LBA Haynes Strand Capital Advisors. His entrepreneurial leadership has propelled the CPA Firm’s growth. LBA Haynes Strand ranks as one of the Charlotte …

102: Entrepreneur from Israel Quits his 9-5 to Start a... Bean Bag Company? Eyal Levy of Yogibo.

January 1st, 2021


Eyal Levy was born in one of the suburbs of Tel Aviv and he was raised by a family of entrepreneurs. When he was growing up, he did military service …

101: Xero Shoes is Running by their Competition... Find out How w/ Shark Tank Contestant: Steven Sashen.

January 1st, 2021


Steven Sashen is the developer and CEO of Xero Shoes. Steven and his wife, Lena Phoenix, started the "Barefoot... PLUS!" sandal business in late …

100: How to Run a Business with your Ex-Husband... Lacy Starling of Legion Logistics 🚛...

January 1st, 2021


Lacy Starling is the Co-Founder of Legion Logistics.  As the daughter of a truck driver and a part-time librarian, she grew up seeing first-hand how the logistics industry affects working-class Americans. It was that …

099: Custom Doors for IKEA Furniture. How John McDonald built Semihandmade...

January 1st, 2021


John McDonald founded Semihandmade in 2011.  The company makes doors that fit Ikea kitchens, bathrooms, closets, and media systems. As a former …

098: The Wheel that Lance Armstrong road to Victory (Anne Hed of HED Cycling)

January 1st, 2021


Anne Hed is a lifetime resident of Minnesota. Her history as a business owner began back in the 1980’s, when she raced as a professional triathlete. She completed eight Ironman Triathlons in Hawaii, and met her late …

097: Entrepreneur from Ukraine brings Tech 2⃣ Construction - Sergey Sundukovskiy

January 1st, 2021


Sergey Sundukovskiy is currently the Co-Founder and CTO of Raken, a project software management for the construction industry. Sergey has over 20 …

⭐ 096: Pictionary Inventor (Rob Angel) shares his Board Game Journey 🎲...

January 1st, 2021


Rob Angel was only 26 years old when he and his friends started the ground work for the phenomenally successful board game Pictionary. He was working …

095: SnapTravel makes traveling a... Snap (with Hussein Fazal) ✈

January 1st, 2021


Hussein Fazal is the CEO & founder of SnapTravel.  The company allows you to find and book the best hotel deals over Facebook Messenger and SMS. SnapTravel advisors include the former CEO of and the CTO …

094: Doctor turned Entrepreneur Prescribes some Zzzzs... Wei-Shin Lai of AcousticSheep 💤🐑

January 1st, 2021


Wei-Shin Lai struggled to get back to sleep after late night patient phone calls as a family doctor. She needed a natural, non-drug solution to …

093: How Bankruptcy taught David Meltzer the Power of Gratitude 🙏

January 1st, 2021


Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with …

092: Building a Software Company from Belarus - Mikita Mikado of PandaDoc 🐼

January 1st, 2021


Mikita Mikado is an entrepreneur, executive, and former engineer. He is currently the CEO of PandaDoc, a Series-A funded SaaS business in San Francisco. His main interests are SaaS, sales automation, documents, metrics, …

091: Creating a Multimillion Dollar 🔙 Product with Bing Howenstein of Backjoy

January 1st, 2021


Bing Howenstein began his career making movies in Los Angeles, where he made feature films for the studios, TV movies for the networks, short films for the festivals, and even wrote some stuff too. All of that …

090: iFart Creator goes Hunting for Bad Crypto (Joel Comm of InfoMedia)

January 1st, 2021


Joel Comm is an internet pioneer, New York Times best-selling author of 12 books, professional speaker, futurist and influencer. With more than 20 years of doing business online, Comm has found success in online …

⭐ 089: How to Launch a Small Business Book 📕 (Publishing Company) in 9 Weeks... Angela Lauria of Author Incubator

January 1st, 2021


Dr. Angela Lauria helps life coaches and entrepreneurs to write, publish, and promote their books via the Author Incubator. Their authors earn an average of $10-30K per month per book within 30 days of publishing. …

⭐ 088: What the Hell 🔥 is a Water 💧 Entrepreneur? Find out with Trevor Hill of FATHOM Water.

January 1st, 2021


Trevor Hill is Chairman & CEO of FATHOM Water. Prior to that, he co-founded Algonquin Water Resources of America in 2003, a division of the Algonquin Power Income Fund, of which he served as Director of Operations …

⭐ 087: Is the World's Strongest Coffee ☕... a Death Wish ☠? The Marketing Journey of Mike Brown.

January 1st, 2021


Mike Brown saw a need for coffee that was both strong and delicious to serve his groggy morning customers. After creating the perfect blend of beans and combining it with his unique roasting technique, the 'World's …

⭐ 086: Creating Millionaires 💰 from Pennies ¢ (w/ stock trader Timothy Sykes of

January 1st, 2021


Timothy Sykes is a day trader by day & co-founder of by night.  After an elbow injury eliminated his aspirations as a pro tennis …

⭐ 085: How to Grow a Cybersecurity Startup to $20M/year (with Jonathan Cogley of Thycotic)

January 1st, 2021


Jonathan Cogley is the Founder of Thycotic & a Startup Mentor (👀 his blog at Good Rain Shade). He grew up in South Africa and began his software engineering career in London where he founded Thycotic in 1996, …

084: Hiring Virtual Assistants ( keeping them) with Bryan Miles of Belay Solutions

January 1st, 2021


Bryan Miles is the CEO & Co-Founder of BELAY Solutions, a company whose mission is to provide solutions that equip their clients with the …

⭐ 083: How Perseverance kept Alley Coworking in Business (via Jason Saltzman)

January 1st, 2021


Jason Saltzman is the CEO and Founder of Alley, a post business incubator and shared workspace for entrepreneurs. He also co-founded the tech company, SeamlessDocs. Jason advises and invests in a variety of early stage …

082: LiVE EPiSoDE!!! Automating Your Business like Carl Taylor of Automation Agency.

January 1st, 2021


Carl Taylor is CEO of Automation Agency. He is a highly regarded and engaging speaker who speaks at events across Australia and the United States on the topics of Entrepreneurship, Online Marketing, and Personal Growth. …

081: How Open-Book Finance helped this Print Company Pivot - Rob Dube of ImageOne

January 1st, 2021


Rob Dube is co-founder of ImageOne & author of donothing: the most rewarding leadership challenge you’ll ever take. He started selling Blow Pops …

080: Growing a Kickball League Nationwide with Johnny LeHane of ClubWAKA

January 1st, 2021


Johnny LeHane is the Co-Founder of ClubWAKA - Kickball & Social Sports, which has made the Inc 5000 for 3 consecutive years. He is also the managing member and lead investor in the Hudson Valley Startup Fund, a $1 …

078: Should You Franchise? How Snip-its founder Joanna Meiseles grew her brand Nationally.

January 1st, 2021


Joanna Meiseles saw the need for a hair salon focusing on children and launched Snip-its in Boston, MA in 1995. As Founder and CEO of Snip-its, Ms. Meiseles ran five company locations, then franchised the concept in …

⭐ 077: Sex Toy Entrepreneur, Reveals his Mr. Sloan... (Brian Sloan of VIECI)

January 1st, 2021


Brian Sloan is CEO of Very Intelligent Ecommerce Inc. (aka VIECI). Mr. Sloan quit his job as a lawyer to start a sex toy business that generates over …

076: This Pastor Preaches Culture. Why Dave Ramsey ( others) Win with William Vanderbloemen.

January 1st, 2021


William Vanderbloemen is the President and Founder at The Vanderbloemen Search Group. William has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search …

070: What's the best Energy Drink, Protein Powder, Vitamins 🔬? Find out with Entrepreneur Neil Thanedar of Labdoor.

January 1st, 2021


Neil Thanedar is the CEO of LabDoor. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010. Worked as Executive Director of The Detroit Partnership. Co-founded Avomeen Analytical …

069: You Only Podcast Once… The Growth of Millionaire Interviews via Entrepreneur Stories (w/ Austin Peek)

January 1st, 2021


Austin Peek is the host of Millionaire Interviews, a podcast that gives actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Solopreneur, …

068: Boss won't Listen 👂? How it motivated John Sharpe to start StaffSource.

January 1st, 2021


John Sharpe is CEO of StaffSource.  He has over 15 years of recruiting, financial and executive level management experience for both Fortune and mid-sized organizations. He has been recognized as the "Young Entrepreneur …

067: Find out what this Beer Company is Brewing Up 🍻... (Jamey Price of Grayton Beer)

January 1st, 2021


Jamey Price is the Founder of Grayton Beer. He hails from Vicksburg, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi with an Accounting degree. After graduation (and a stellar baseball career at Ole Miss), …

066: From the Parents House to Software Solutions... The Safari of Sid Bala Alligatortek 🦕

January 1st, 2021


Sid Bala is an experienced software solutions industry executive with a proven record of helping businesses grow through the application of …

065: Friends, Co-Founders, Affiliate Marketing with Jamie Birch of JEB Commerce

January 1st, 2021


Jamie Birch is an affiliate manager and the founder and CEO of JEBCommerce. He started in the online marketing arena in 1999, working as a search engine guru for a dot-com in the resort town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. …

064: 💪 Transforming Companies on How to Outperform their Startup Competition (+ How to Start a...)

January 1st, 2021


Karl Maier has more than three decades of experience growing companies. He has been part of three management teams that grew companies 5X or more in three years. He has developed the Abunden Framework, to not only help …

⭐ 063: Breathe Right Nasal Strips founder (Dan Cohen)... Unstrips his Business.

January 1st, 2021


Dr. Dan Cohen is the former Chairman of CNS, Incorporated. Dr. Cohen was the driving force behind the meteoric rise of Breathe Right nasal strips, acquiring the rights to manufacture and sell the product for the medical …

060: How this College Startup is Moving Past the Competition (Cam Doody of Bellhops)

January 1st, 2021


Cameron Doody is Co-founder and President of BellHops, the largest and fastest growing tech-enabled platform in the moving and delivery space. …

050: Winding Tree takes on Airline Travel via the Blockchain Space with Max Izmaylov Pedro Anderson.

January 1st, 2021


Max Izmaylov is the CEO of Winding Tree & Pedro Anderson is the COO of the company. Winding Tree is a blockchain-based decentralized open-source travel distribution platform. The company makes travel cheaper for the …

048: How Sheevaun Moran uses Energy to Transform Businesses into Powerhouses...

January 1st, 2021


Shevaun Moran is an award-winning Small Business and Master Coach. She's the creator of Energetic Solutions. The company is devoted to teaching …

041: The 1-3-5 Method that Brian Coester used to Grow CoesterVMS from Local to National Project

January 1st, 2021


Brian Coester is CEO of the national appraisal firm - CoesterVMS. The son of one of the east coast’s most reputable appraisers, Brian literally grew up in the business. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Brian has grown …

040: How a Podcast (accidentally) Transformed his Startup Marketing Company - James Carbary of Sweet Fish Media

January 1st, 2021


James Carbary is the founder of Sweet Fish Media, a done-for-you service that guarantees new relationships between B2B companies and their ideal clients. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post & Business …

039: How he took his idea from Basement to Reality - Luther Cifers of YakAttack 💡🐠

January 1st, 2021


Luther Cifers began YakAttack with an extensive background in product design coupled with a passion for kayak fishing. Since their launch in January 2009, YakAttack has experienced hyper growth every year. Their …

⭐ 038: Scrub Daddy Inventor talks Shark Tank, Car Washes, Product Pricing, ... The Aaron Krause Story.

January 1st, 2021


Aaron Krause is an accomplished entrepreneur/inventor with 20+ years of experience in patenting and manufacturing industry.  With patented products in major big-box retailers by such industry giants as 3M Company, Mr. …

⭐ 037: Why Start an Employee Owned Company? How Lisa Wise of Nest DC flew by her Competition...🚫🐦💩

January 1st, 2021


Lisa Wise is the Chief Nester//Wise Owl of the Boutique Property Management firm known as Nest DC (in Washington, DC - multiple puns intended). …

033: For Dummies Writer is now Gamifying Company Wellness 🚑? The Danna Korn-Van Noy Interview.

January 1st, 2021


Danna Korn-Van Noy is CEO of Sonic Boom Wellness, a software company specializing in corporate wellness.  Danna began her work in the wellness industry in 1991, with a focus on nutrition and medical conditions that …

⭐ 032: Want FREE PR for your Business or Product? Adrian Salamunovic of CanvasPop Reveals it All. 🙈😱

January 1st, 2021


Adrian Salamunovic Co-founder of CanvasPop, PopKey, & DNA11.  He took $2,000 and launched two multi-million dollar, profitable companies without …

031: Profit First (or Finish Last) with Mike Michalowicz

January 1st, 2021


Mike Michalowicz is founder of Profit First Professionals.  He's also the author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, Profit First, and Surge. His books have been translated into 10 languages. Profit …

030: Predictive Analytics for Brokers - Steve Wayne of

January 1st, 2021


Steve Wayne is the founder of ProspectNow, an online database of millions of commercial properties that enables its users to close more deals with less effort. Steve has grown the company from an idea, into a nationwide …

022: Beef Jerky Subscription?!? How Dana Severson created a Business from Home...

January 1st, 2021


Dana Severson is Founder of, Co-founder of, and Director of Marketing at He is an AngelPad alum, a …

021: From Baller to BANKRUPT. How did this Business Insider (Bill Lyons) get his MOJO back?

January 1st, 2021


Bill Lyons is the Founder & CEO of three companies in the real estate industry: Griffin Funding, Revestor, and Lyons Realty. Griffin Funding was named the 83rd fastest growing company in the nation by Inc 500 in …

020: Music Fans get $$$ to Listen to New Songs with Mike McCready

January 1st, 2021


Mike McCready has experienced success as a musician, and separately as an entrepreneur, but has found his true passion by combining music with business. As a signed musician, he achieved two hit singles. As an …

019: Buying $69.3M in NFT Artwork Y Combinator's Stupidest Smartest Guy = Vignesh Sundaresan

January 1st, 2021


Vignesh Sundaresan is a blockchain entrepreneur and an open protocol architect and Y Combinator Alumni. He designed and leads the project that …

018: From Boat to Kayak... Find out what Motivated Bill Bragman to Success (on Millionaire Interviews)

January 1st, 2021


Bill Bragman began YakGear with a little innovation and open water.  He was an avid fisherman and curious inventor, often tinkered with ways to improve the kayak experience. When he happened across two seemingly simple …

017: Zero to $4M/year with an Excel Spreadsheet? The YNAB Story via Jesse 'Happy Face' Mecham.

January 1st, 2021


Jesse Mecham is a recovering CPA that started a company called "You Need A Budget" (aka YNAB) while in college. His company teaches people their …

016: The SOLO but YOLO move from India to Start a Data Company - Amandeep Khurana

January 1st, 2021


Amandeep Khurana is CEO & Co-Founder of Cerebro Data.  His company works with cloud native data management and governance software for …

⭐ 015: This 30-year old CEO went from $0 to $285 MILLION in Commercial Real Estate. How Jilliene Helman built RealtyMogul... 👩🏠

January 1st, 2021


Jilliene Hellman is CEO and Co-Founder of RealtyMogul. She's responsible for the company’s strategic direction and operations. Jilliene, who sits on …

014: What can you LEARN from a 71-Year-Old, Harvard MBA Real Estate Investor? Find out with John T. Reed...

January 1st, 2021


John Reed was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. He was a West Point ’68 paratrooper ranger, radio officer, Vietnam, real estate agent, property manager, Harvard MBA ’77 married in 1975 wife Harvard MBA ’78 started …

013: the World's 1st Online Subscription Service. How Samy Liechti keeps it Going 18 Years Later...

January 1st, 2021


Samy Liechti was asked by his then boss to attend a last-minute meeting with Japanese customers, he would not have imagined that this day would …

012: Reinventing the Stand Out Entrepreneurial in You by Dorie Clark

January 1st, 2021


Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Recognized as a …

⭐ 011: How a Navy Seal went from Garage to SHARK TANK to Millions in Revenue - Eli Crane of Bottle Breacher

January 1st, 2021


Elijah Crane is the Founder and CEO of Bottle Breacher, a company that creates hand crafted 50 caliber bottle openers made by Military Veterans. As President of Bottle Breacher, Eli has grown Bottle Breacher’s annual …

010: Creating a B2B Startup Service for Developers with Anand Kulkarni

January 1st, 2021


Anand Kulkarni was previously co-founder and Chief Scientist of LeadGenius, a Y Combinator, Sierra Ventures, and Lumia Capital-backed startup using …

009: How this 30 year old is SAVING his Subscribers $1,000,000s on International Flights! The Scott Keyes Story... ✈

January 1st, 2021


Scott Keyes has traveled to 45 countries (and 45 states!). He is left-handed, a lover of street food, and a 5-cups-a-day tea drinker. He has lived in Mexico (Oaxaca), Mozambique (Maputo), Chile (Santiago), and the …

008: Unlock ADHD Superpowers with HARO Founder Ted Talks Speaker, Peter Shankman ⚡💡⚡

January 1st, 2021


Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder …

007: How this Stock Trader makes $$$ from Webinars Airbnb - Andrew Keene

January 1st, 2021


Andrew Keene is President & CEO of AlphaShark Trading, which he originally founded as in 2011. Previously, Andrew Keene worked as a proprietary trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He …

006: From Ivy League School to NASA to Selling Curtains? The Story of my Brother, Walker Peek...

January 1st, 2021


Walker Peek is CEO of Residential Acoustics & Commercial Acoustics. They two companies offer acoustic consulting and products to customers on an …

005: How She used Celebrities to GROW her Business - Sarah Shaw

January 1st, 2021


Sarah Shaw is Founder & CEO of Entreprenette. She's an experienced business owner who has created and nurtured many businesses. In this episode, she discusses her secrets to getting your products in the hands of …

004: Donated Blood? This B2B Company SOLVES the transit PROBLEM. A Bad Blood Business Story...

January 1st, 2021


Jarie Bolander is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature with over 20 years of bring innovative solutions to market such as Bluetooth, …

003: Listed as Entrepreneur’s 27 CEO's under 27, HOW did he SUCCEED without Family Support?

January 1st, 2021


Nick Kullin is the Founder of Second Flight Consultancy, a premier growth hacking, and digital marketing agency. He is a fearless and eccentric young …

⭐ 002: Generating $1MM ANNUALLY while Living in Panama with Matt Gallant

January 1st, 2021


Matt Gallant is a Mad Marketing Scientist, Serial Entrepreneur, Life Optimizer, Practical Spirituality Student that lives in Panama City, Panama. Matt made his first sale on the internet in 1996. Since then he’s built …

⭐ 001: 🔥 The First 50 Millionaire Interviews in 5 Minutes (it's Entrepreneur Stories Show-Time!) 🔥

June 9th, 1969


A wild conglomeration of our first 50 Millionaire Interviews.  Hope you enjoy... Visit for complete show notes of every episode.


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