The Struggle Is Real: Learn How to Overcome the Challenges of Entrepreneurship on the Backstage Business Podcast


Well, you’ve seen the headline, so you already guessed what’s happening…

We’ve launched a new podcast!

It’s called Backstage Business, and it’s the brainchild of our Co-Founder and CEO, Summer Felix-Mulder. So we’re going to let her explain what the new show is all about.

Summer, take it away!

Just over 3 years ago, I started my first podcast with The Draw Shop — Get Genius.

On that show, I would interview world-class entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, authors, and experts. And I’d do my best to tease out their genius — the tactics and tips they used to take their companies, health, relationships, and lives to the next level.

After more than 110 mind-blowing conversations with exceptional guests, I learned something that stuck with me to this day:

Behind every successful business is a struggle. Without exception.

For an entrepreneur, challenges and obstacles aren’t just inevitable — they are a necessary part of their hero’s journey.

Without struggle, none of us can hope to build the kind of business we’d be proud of!

But nobody likes to admit that they’re struggling. It’s scary and uncomfortable to talk about this stuff! You know…

The failed product launches. The slow months. The bad days. The “oh gosh, how am I going to make payroll” cold-sweat realizations. The rock bottom of failures and the surprisingly terrifying highs of success.

And yet, we have to talk about it! Because the struggle is real, and we’re all in it together.

With Backstage Business, I hope to pull back the curtain on all the hard, nasty, often terrifying, and (let’s be honest) sometimes thrilling challenges of being an entrepreneur. Plus, I want to give you the insights and the actionable takeaways to deal with similar problems in your own business.

Those takeaways and lessons will come from entrepreneurs and business owners who have gone through the same challenges before — or are dealing with them now!

Because who better to advise you than the people who have been there, done that, and have the battle scars to show for it?

You will learn from the best. You’ll get a backstage pass (backstage — get it?) to the inner workings of some of the most successful companies out there – big and small!

Want to know what kinds of business challenges will I discuss with my guests?

Well, I won’t spoil you all the details — because where’s the fun in that? — but here’s just a sample of what you will learn in the upcoming episodes:

  • How startups engineer explosive growth at the early stage… and how companies reinvent themselves 5+ years in when it feels like starting all over again
  • Real-world strategies to overcome growing pains all business owners deal with: hiring, overhauling your operations, breaking into new markets, and more
  • Advice on escaping razor-thin margins and achieving maximum profitability, no matter what you sell
  • And how to grow your business in the most productive and sustainable way possible

And now, please enjoy the first episode of Backstage Business!

Also, to make sure you catch the next week’s episode when it comes out, please subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Show Notes:

Why you should listen:

On today’s episode, you will learn what Backstage Business has in store for you: why I started this show, how it will benefit entrepreneurs and business owners like you — and how to make the most of future episodes!

What you will hear:

[00:18] Introducing Backstage Business

[00:40] Why Summer dedicated 3 years to interviewing entrepreneurs

[02:30] Beyond tactics and tips – how Backstage Business will be different

[03:59] “The struggle is real” – entrepreneurship as a hero’s journey

[07:00] What kinds of guests you’ll hear on the podcast

[07:52] Summer’s promise to you

[10:19] Want to share your wins? Here’s how to get in touch with Summer


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