In this episode, Michael Dermer speaks to Scott Eddy, a top ten influencer in luxury travel, social media consultant, and entrepreneur. With well over 1 million followers on Twitter, it’s safe to say that Scott knows what he’s doing when it comes to social media. However, it’s not always been an easy road for Scott. After the death of his father, Scott decided to pursue a career as a stockbroker, without any formal training or college education. Ten years as a broker was enough for Scott, so he packed his bags and moved to Thailand, where he started his digital agency during the beginning of the social media era. Bouncing between Asia and Europe for the next 17 years, Scott finally decided to bring his entrepreneurial spirit back to the states, where he now spends his days consulting, running his marketing agency, and traveling around the world.
In this episode, Michael Dermer speaks to Michael Grant, founder of AnticoNoè. For over 70 years Antico Noè has built a cult-like following out of a […]
In this episode, Michael Dermer speaks to Liz Gaspari, former owner and vice president of Gaspari Nutrition. Known as the “Supplement Queen,” Liz built an international fitness empire selling nutritional supplements. Born to immigrant parents in a rural Pennsylvania town, Liz’s entrepreneurial spirit was apparent from an early age. Liz spent her childhood coming up with new business ideas, ranging from a pretzel pop-up on a New Jersey boardwalk to selling video games in front of her family’s chicken restaurant. If anyone understands the entrepreneurial struggle, it’s Liz. Building a multi-million dollar company while paving the way for women in the nutritional supplement industry is just a small portion of Liz’s story.
Everyone dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur and the hardest part is figuring out how to get there. Steve Madden's "Self-Made" highlights some of New York's most intriguing entrepreneurs. Perhaps more importantly, it is a unique expression of Steve's passion to give back to entrepreneurs as we all overcome the struggle of starting a business.
In this episode, Michael Dermer speaks to Garnett Strother, an elite personal trainer born and raised (and still) in the Lower East Side. Featured by Steve Madden in the #SelfMadeMan campaign, Strother embodies everything it means to be an entrepreneur. Faced with tremendous struggles growing up, he overcame a number of obstacles: health problems, addict parents, and dropping out of school at 17 to have his daughter. Strother is now considered one of the top personal trainers in NYC, but he didn’t get there by accident. He is one of the most driven, passionate, and sincere entrepreneurs we have ever met and we were honored to hear his story.