In this podcast, Gary Bizzo talks about his love for guitars, saxophones, and helping start-ups. Gary Bizzo is an Author and Business Startup Specialist. He is the Chief Executive Officer at Bizzo Integrated Marketing Corp. He ranked #99 in 2018 as one of the Most Influential Leaders in the World. He is an experienced CEO & has been called into numerous businesses to help them when problems become overwhelming.
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(1:15) – Gary shares something about himself
- He is a mediocre guitar player and owns guitars, saxophones, clarinets a keyboard and mandolin
(2:00) – What is garybizzo.com?
- A consulting firm, specializing in startups
- He likes young entrepreneurs and along with his wife will be starting a new course in the fall
- His wife likes the mom and pop shops, so that is their main focus right now
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(5:05) – What was rock bottom like for Gary?
- He was running an advertising agency and when digital came in 2000, he had to replace all of his equipment, was losing business and decided to just walkout
- This gave him the opportunity to discover a new niche for his future career
(8:15) – What is Gary currently excited about?
- His two companies are currently on the verge of becoming very successful, so he is trying to focus on maintaining work life and home life
(9:30) – Quit the 9-5, visit mikeolivas.com to take the next step!
(10:00) – Why do businesses fail?
- They don’t have a plan
- Know what your next steps are, know what your goals are and have the finance to get there
(12:15) What is the endgame for Gary?
- He has already reached it.
(13:30) Parting advice for listeners
- Never lose sight of your goal
- Trust your instincts
- There has to be a balance between business and life
Learn more about Gary Bizzo:
- Gary Bizzo on LinkedIn
- garybizzo on Twitter