Mike Michalowicz

IIP031: How To Grow Your Own Giant Pumpkin, And Become A Successful Entrepreneur

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Inspiring Innovation Podcast episode 31  Get it on iTunes

How can one be a successful entrepreneur with less-to-no-money at all? And what do pumpkins and toilet paper have to do with it?

On the 31st episode of Inspiring Innovation Podcast, we are joined by Mike Michalowicz, a globally recognized entrepreneur, the business genius behind three multi-million dollar companies, a TV personality and the bestselling author of ‘The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur’ and ‘The Pumpkin Plan’.

Get loads of valuable advice from Mike as he shares his entrepreneurial journey from a drunken voice mail that pushed him to start his first business at the age of 24 to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs today.

Mike Michalowicz
Mike Michalowicz

Be motivated by his straight-forward, honest business tips, helpful advice in being authentic, having the right mindset in setting up colossal businesses with limited resources through innovation and imparting shockingly simple philosophies and strategies that brings about the key to entrepreneurial success.

Discover great business insights and let Mike’s story inspire you in today’s Inspiring Innovation Podcast episode – your weekly backstage pass to success.

Episode Highlights:

  • How Mike started his first company with no money or experience, as a drunken mistake.
  • How he persevered when the first fax the new company received, on its second day in business, was a lawsuit.
  • Why running a company when you initially have no money is actually better according to Mike?
  • What changed after six years of burning the midnight oil that allowed his company to skyrocket, and eventually be sold?
  • What key lessons are to be extracted there, including: Why the company is all about you, first and foremost (and how to do it in a go-giver way), why you should fire customers, and lessons that some unique farmers taught Mike about his business, that were worth millions.
  • What does Pumpkin farming have to do with entrepreneurship, and why should we all start growing our giant pumpkin?
  • How to Pumpkin Plan your industry and make your business grow like a mammoth!

Items mentioned in this episode include:

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

The Pumpkin Plan

The Pumpkin Plan

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TheGo-Giver by Bob Burg

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6 thoughts on “IIP031: How To Grow Your Own Giant Pumpkin, And Become A Successful Entrepreneur”

  1. I was really curious about how you were going to toilet paper to pumpkins, but you did! Excellent interview.

    I really like his idea of creating a focus to the business. Of not being afraid to limit your customer base to only those who are best suited for you. Also, asking your customers “what can I do for you?” is a great idea.

    Once again, you gave great information! Time very well spent!

    1. Hey Mike! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Feeling is mutual.

      I know quite a few of our listeners already purchased TPE & Pumpkin Plan, and I can’t wait to hear what it did to their business!

      A tad late, but happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for the inspiration and guidance you shared with us.

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