Posts by John Benzick

Ep. 049: On Launching an Innovative Pet Product Company — The Ken Goldman Interview

Venture Superfly, Startup, Entrepreneur, Stunt Puppy, Ken Goldman, John Benzick, Podcast, Product Launch

Hear the fascinating story of how Ken Goldman launched his dog gear company, Stunt Puppy.  Learn how he started producing dog leashes and collars by hand, and how he utilized his professional marketing experience to grow the brand. Listen as he describes his number one lesson since starting Stunt Puppy, and who has most influenced him in…

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Ep. 048: On Launching an Innovative Baked Goods Company — The Michael Tierney Interview

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Learn how young Michael Tierney, the founder of Mikey’s Muffins, launched his company and, within three short years, is selling through major grocery retailers. Hear how he gets motivated, mostly, by failure. Listen as he describes what he’s most proud of along his entrepreneur journey, and what frustrates him the most as a business owner. Learn his…

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Ep. 047: On Launching Justin’s Nut Butter — The Justin Gold Interview

Entrepreneur, startup, justin gold, john benzick, venture superfly, product development

Hear this exciting interview with Justin Gold, the founder of Justin’s Nut Butter.  Listen as he describes overcoming a deluge of obstacles in starting and growing his company.  Learn where he discovered his entrepreneurial drive, how he raised money and why he still doesn’t know what he’s good at — despite his tremendous startup success. Leave a…

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Ep. 046: On Launching a Healthy Food and Beverage Brand — The Rita Katona Interview

Rita Katona, Venture Superfly, So Good So You, Entrepreneur, startup, entrepreneurship, success, podcast

Hear how Rita Katona followed her passion to launch a healthy food and beverage company called So Good Brands, Inc. Listen as she shares her inspiration to start the company, and her biggest joy as an entrepreneur.  Learn Rita’s biggest challenge of managing multiple business models as well as “getting it all done” on a daily basis. Hear…

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Ep. 45: On Launching an Adventure Travel Clothing Brand — The Ryan Hitzel Interview

Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, startup, apparel, ryan Hitzel, John Benzick, Roark Revival, success, Venture Superfly

Hear the amazing startup story of the wildly successful Roark Revival apparel brand, founded by Ryan Hitzel. Learn how he channeled his experience as an adventure traveler and surfer, as a creative director in advertising, and as an employee at Volcom clothing, to become an apparel entrepreneur.  Listen as he describes his top frustrations as a business owner,…

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