Make Your Mark Podcast
By Entrepreneur Steve Gumm Discusses Overcoming Fear and Failure, Marketing Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Content Strategy and Creating Breakthroughs
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Entrepreneurs, small businesses, marketers and anyone chasing a dream will need to overcome challenges on the journey. I've been there. Make Your Mark is a podcast designed to deliver inspiration, motivation, support, direction and ACTIONABLE advice on marketing, business strategy, growth hacking and overcoming personal and professional challenges. Having built multi seven figure businesses and working with remarkable brands like Sony, 7-Up, Wyclef Jean, Life Is Good, Survivor and Jeff Probst and countless others, I know how hard it is to grow and maintain a thriving business. Having jumped right into a monster real estate deal and eventually going bankrupt - I also know what it's like to be at rock bottom...and it's tough. I rebuilt and am once again back on top of my game. It was a long road. This is the Podcast I wish I had when the chips were down.
||The Power and Importance of Leadership and How To Align Your Company Toward One Vision||Success requires consistent leadership. Whether you are a one person shop or running a large division of a Fortune 500 company, the kind of momentum and success you have will depend very highly on your leadership abilities.||1/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Andy Drish | Preparing Your Mind and Creating a Vision For Exponential Growth||Andy Drish is one of the most introspective, deep thinking entrepreneurs I know. He is constantly in pursuit of improvement and finding balance while dedicating his life to empowering dreamers to become entrepreneurs and living a life of freedom and ab...||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Mark Jamnik | Finding Problems, Solving Them, Creating Value and Enjoying Life Daily||Mark Jamnik figured things out the hard way. Like most entrepreneurs he found his calling a deep desire to help other people. BUT no one would let him help. It’s a common challenge small businesses face: you have a great product or service…but no one||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Heather Havenwood | How To Choose Yourself, Surround Yourself With Remarkable People and Build a Business From Nothing||Heather Havenwood is The Sexy Boss. She defines confidence and has developed a trust in her instincts as she’s quickly become the mentor, coach and marketing entrepreneur that helps women worldwide navigate through growth and the development of the bus.||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Chris Brogan : Overcoming Fear and Why The Authentic YOU is Exactly What The World Needs||The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth. So says Chris Brogan. I happen to agree with him. Chris Brogan is the world’s leading authority on owning the game you most want to win. He is CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought after public speaker,||1/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tim Sinclair : Ringr CEO Discusses a Vision and Product That Could Improve Interview Quality for Everyone!||Interview recording can be a pain in the ass. Tim Sinclair has a history of interviewing people as a radio host for years. He’s been a capital raising entrepreneur for about two years. What gives? Ever been watching ESPN and they interview an athlete o||1/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Adam Levine : How He Went From Idea To Development to QVC and Beyond!||Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. – Seneca I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson There are multiple phases of building a business or creating a product that ends u||1/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Brian Brushwood on How To Chase a Dream and Why It’s Never Too Late||How to chase a dream? Listen up: Brian Brushwood has the kind of contagious energy that’s hard to explain. If you could just get a sliver of his optimism and endless hustle it would make a remarkable difference. The best part is it’s authentic.||1/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Lee Dumas Talks Authenticity, Niches and Why The Big Opportunities are Yet to Come||I met a guy at an event in Connecticut who was promoting some Podcast that was going to feature entrepreneurs every day of the week. He stood there behind a six foot table with a banner behind him shaking hands and asking anyone who would listen to che..||1/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jon Bernhard on Living a Fulfilled Life, Inspiring Others and The True Definition of Making Your Mark||Social entrepreneurship has become a popular term these past few years. I think everyone has a desire to make a difference, inspire others and truly give of themselves. The majority of people intend to contribute,||1/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Foundation of Any Successful Business||The things that make you and your business truly successful are often times the most obvious, not so sexy little details that fewer and fewer people seems to be talking about in this digital, zero to millions by tomorrow, age we live in.||1/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Sam Rosen of Desktime App on Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, Seeing Opportunity, and Building a More Connected World||Sam Rosen has a unique ability to see opportunity and capitalize on it. This is a Chicago entrepreneur who has evolved into a serial entrepreneur in a uniquely organic way. From building a now 18 plus person web design and development firm to one of th...||12/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ely Delaney on The Importance of Knowing Your Audience, Why You Need a Business Card and Making an Impact||With all the complex discussions about strategy, data, the cloud, social media and list building it’s refreshing to just talk about what actually works – finding a need and filling it. Ely has been in the game long enough to remember the awe inspiring||12/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Susan Mravca of JuvodHR on Passion, Longevity, Finding Solutions and the Eternal Entrepreneurial Journey||The entrepreneurial story is a glamorous one to be told. Open any business related magazine today and you’ll hear the stories of overnight billionaires, genius’ who hacked an age old process or reinvented the way we’ve done things for centuries.||12/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Huston on The Modern Day Explorer, The Power of Optimism and 3 Life Changing Rules||Within the entrepreneurial community, we love the war stories of being knocked down, getting back up and walking the tight rope of risk and reward. We proudly wear the badge of “entrepreneur” and want everyone to know we’re in the club.||12/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Dave Crenshaw on Triumph Over Chaos, Mastering Your Craft and Living a Balanced Life||Clarity is not easy to come by in the complex and full throttle world so many entrepreneurs live in. Chaos is often the norm and while we toss around the concept of “balance” very few actually have it. This is why more entrepreneurs should listen to||12/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Liz Tilati of Zip Fit Denim on Perseverance, Focus, Delivering The Perfect Fit and Being a Female Entrepreneur||Every business desires to have a product that is a perfect fit for their customer needs. Zip Fit Denim happens to ceate the perfect fit every time as part of the DNA of their company. ZipFit helps men find perfect fitting jeans fast using our smart alg...||12/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Bryn McCoy of Citizen Made on Providing Value, Perfecting Solutions and Doing Whatever it Takes||Citizen Made fulfills their dreams, and grows, by doing the same for their clients. Embedded in the fabric of this company you’ll find a passionate software developer and a brilliant creative. Citizen Made Canvas enables your customers to make custom c.||12/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Adm. William H. McRaven on How To Change The World. We Cover The Remarkable Commencement Speech||This University of Texas at Austin 2014 commencement address by Admiral William H. McRaven has so many fantastic bits of wisdom I had to share it with you. If you’ve already heard this, it’s worth another listen.||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jason Kunesh on Building a Community For The Public Good, Simplifying the Complex and Working for Obama||When your company is a benefits corporation with the name Public Good you’ve got a lot to live up to. Jason has a rich history in the Chicago entrepreneurial scene having been a part of Orbitz, The Point (now Groupon) and President Obama’s re-election||12/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shawn Nelson of LoveSac | Remarkable Journey of Ups Downs Billionaires and Hustling To Grow a Billion Dollar Brand of His Own||Imagine creating something for fun before you’re twenty, turning it into a multi-million dollar business with franchises across the US, running into challenges and a brutal economic downturn that ends up putting the business into Bankruptcy,||12/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Espree Devora – Supporting Tech Start Ups, Building a Community and Going All In||We Are LA Tech is more of a movement than a company. Espree Devora is hell bent on building a strong, supportive community for start-ups across the country. She just happens to be starting this mission in LA.||12/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Amy Cosper of Entrepreneur Magazine on Striving to Be Your Best, Supporting Entrepreneurs and Changing Lives One Person at a Ti||Amy Cosper is the VP and Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. She’s the type of person with a drive and spirit that are simply contagious. The fact that she now runs one of the most inspiring magazines for entrepreneurs on the planet is no accid||11/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jeffrey Gitomer on Why Writing Leads To Wealth and If You’re Not Reaching Success It May Be Because You Have No Balls||I first encountered Jeffrey Gitomer when I was browsing a book store and picked up the Little Red Book of Selling. After absorbing the message I decided I had to see this guy in action and I attended a presentation he was doing in Chicago.||11/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Darren Guccione of Keeper Security on Finding Solutions & Maintaining Consistency on the Way to 6 Million Plus Users||Keeper Security founder and CEO Darren Guccione knows a thing or two about building a business. As a seasoned entrepreneur on his third venture, Darren has cultivated a unique ability to find a better way of doing things.||11/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jack Erwin Shoes: How Two Guys with No Experience in The Fashion Industry Launched the Fast Growing Shoe Company||This is a story about two guys who couldn’t find a pair of fashionable, affordable shoes and were left wondering where the hell all of the simple mens dress shoes went. So what do they do? Start their own shoe company of course! It’s sounds crazy,||11/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Tabis of The Bouqs on Your Story as an Unfair Advantage, Strategic Marketing and Changing Lives||This episode of Make Your Mark features John Tabis, founder and CEO of The Bouqs. “Our flowers are grown on an active volcano in South America, seriously.” Does that catch your attention and make you want to take a closer look? It’s a very unique,||11/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MYM 019: How Bob Britton Not Only Saved His Business, But Dominated His Market by Leveraging Strategic Marketing Automation||The serial entrepreneur. Many people toss this term around, but few truly represent what it means. Bob Britton is a serial entrepreneur. He’s a guy who took a huge gamble early in his career and ended up saving his business and finding new opportunitie.||11/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cali Lewis talks Building Connections with Your Audience, Chasing Dreams and Staying on the Cutting Edge||What can I really say about Cali Lewis other than she’s an amazing person, a pioneer and someone passionate about the audience that supports her. Cali was one of the early pioneers in podcasting, recognizing immediately that there was something special.||11/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||James Wedmore on The Unfair Advantages of Video Marketing, Patience, Commitment and Childbirth||The power of video has always been something entrepreneurs have been aware of. Years ago small businesses only dreamed of having a budget that would allow them to produce a video and distribute it for consumers to see.||11/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Paul Aguiar on Building an Audience and Why Nothing Beats Authenticity||Authenticity: John Paul Aguiar is authentic. If you want to know the secret sauce behind his rise to #6 on Forbes List of the “50 Social Media Power Influencers” that’s it. Authenticity. John Paul built a career by sharing insights and tips on m||11/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Andy Murphy talks Mindset for Success, Positive Attitude and Building Better Habits||Ever wonder how to become more confident? How to think more clearly or perform at your best more consistently? Mindset is a critical component to success and to bouncing back when you’ve been knocked down.||10/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jayson Gaignard Founder of Mastermind Talks on Losing it All, Finding Purpose and Calculating Wealth in Real Relationships||Jayson Gaignard is someone I admire. There’s a distinct difference in the experience of growing a “traditional” business to over seven figures, like Jayson has done, and that of the internet marketer or information marketer.||10/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Paul Blais talks Making a Difference Today, Because Tomorrow is Promised to No One||Paul Blais is a man with clarity. He’s built a successful electrical contracting business, a highly successful podcast and coaches other entrepreneurs on how to reach their potential. Like most of us Paul’s vision was set on the future with the whol||10/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Picmonkey’s Lisa Conquergood on Creating Simplicity, Brainstorming and Delivering Value||After getting her MBA, Lisa Conquergood worked at Eddie Bauer, where she came to love making fast decisions on small, nimble teams. She had a stint at Expedia before moving to Picnik as the Chief Marketing Officer.||10/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Matt Ingleby of RIPTapparel talks Finding Opportunities in Established Markets, Building a Following and Growing a Multi-Millio||The guys from RIPTapparel may not think of themselves as Growth Hackers, but they are. These guys had an idea to enter a well established market by out-thinking and out hustling the competition. Think Threadless meets Groupon and you have an idea of wh..||10/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Matthew May on Seeking Daily Improvements and Building Momentum Through Subtraction||Matthew May has had a remarkable career advising countless companies on how to gain an advantage by subtracting everything that’s getting in the way. This is a guy who was in charge of keeping sacrosanct the principles, tenets,||10/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Michael Rosenbaum talks Six Tires, No Plan to a Billion Dollar Empire||Michael Rosenbaum is a seasoned entrepreneur as well as advisor and consultant to hundreds of corporate leaders over his career. He’s currently the founder and CEO of Quadrant Five Focus, his consulting firm that identifies and focuses clients on the||10/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rick Mulready on Turning Your Expertise Into a Business and The Power of Facebook for Small Business||Rick Mulready has worked in the corporate Internet advertising world for the likes of AOL, Yahoo!, Funny Or Die and Vibrant Media. He took this knowledge and turned it into a thriving entrepreneurial venture where he’s become one of the most sought||10/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Sam Glenn on The Power of Attitude and Laughter||I really like this guy Sam Glenn. He’s one of the most authentic people I’ve encountered and happens to be naturally hilarious. His energy is contagious. Sam does 100+ presentations every year to audiences of thousands,||10/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anxiety Guru Paul Dooley on Overcoming Fear, Anxiety and Self Doubt||How To Overcome Anxiety. Do you know how many times I searched online for “How To Overcome Anxiety”. Too many to count. There’s a lesson I’ve learned the hard way: no one gets out of this life unscathed. We all go through challenges,||10/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Gabriel Weinberg of Duck Duck Go on Going up against Google and How To Build Traction For Your Small Business||Gabriel Weinberg knows a thing or two about building traction. Founder & CEO of DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track you with over a billion searches annually. Previously he was the Co-founder & CEO of Opobox,||10/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||James Clear : How To Gain Momentum and Transform Your Life by Changing Your Habits||I’m a HUGE fan of James’. He’s not only a great guy, but he’s making a positive impact on the lives of everyone who listens to his lessons on habits and change. You’re going to benefit tremendously if you absorb this episode and start to put s||10/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Dabble with Erin Hopmann and Jay Swoboda – A Refreshingly Honest Look at Challenges, Opportunities and Honesty of A Start-Up||UPDATE: Jay Swoboda is now officially CEO of Dabble. Congratulations Jay – we’re all excited to see how far Dabble can go! This is an episode about the reality of entrepreneurship, told directly from Dabble.co founder Erin Hopmann and the vision,||10/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Omar Soliman on How To Get Big Time Press, The Power of Purpose and Working ON vs IN Your Business||Unless you’ve entirely reinvented the wheel you are in a commoditized business. The question becomes how do you rise above the noise, stand out and build something that is anything but “just another ______”.||9/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MYM 001: Making My Mark. Success, Failure and The Lessons of Life – My Story||This is the first episode of Make Your Mark. I share my story and give you an idea of where I’m headed with this podcast. That’s all for now.||9/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Show and Valuable Info!
I'm so glad I found Steve's Make Your Mark show. As an entrepreneur, it's nice to find a great show with practical, down-to-earth information and none of the hype. It's impressive that Steve has started multi-seven figure businesses. They are definitely a road to wealth!
Linda P. Jones, Be Wealthy & Smart podcast
Great, inspirational pod.
Steve has assembled some starts in the entrepreneurial community, and serves up their insights in easy to consume, snackable bites. Great listen on the morning commute, setting up some needed inspiration for the day ahead.
Excellence in Entrepreneurship!
Phenomenal podcast with core content strength that is relatable to all disciplines that you may be engaged in. I am certain that my own businesses will benefit from having subscribed here. Thanks for this Steve!
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