The Mark Haney Podcast

The Mark Haney Podcast

Mark Haney is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and media personality who has founded or funded a portfolio of 30+ Sacramento-based companies across various industries including: new media, tech, consumer products, real estate, construction, transportation, distribution, and security. Mark's accomplishments include successfully exiting a Rocklin, CA based enterprise that maintained hundreds of employees and generated over $200M in annual revenues. Having scaled the entrepreneurial mountain and achieved many of his lifelong dreams, Mark has turned his attention and resources to helping entrepreneurs succeed. He is currently CEO for HaneyBiz, an investment platform he designed to help entrepreneurs be entrepreneurs by providing one-stop access to capital, expertise, and a strong community. When Mark is not company building, he can be found in his studio igniting the Entrepreneurial Revolution as host of The Mark Haney Show podcast and radio program. Mark also serves as President of the Sacramento chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and on various corporate and non-profit boards and he and his family devote time to helping military veterans through his "Allegiant Giving" non-profit. You can learn more about Mark at http://www.HaneyBiz.com.... Show More

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October 21, 2020 60 min
In this episode, I sit down with Scott Alvord, Roseville City Council Member and the founder and CEO of Advanced Development Concepts, LLC. ADC is a 34-year old consulting company that helps businesses break through the barriers that are holding them back, whether it be techniques to increase revenue, gain business exposure, reach target customers, or solve problems. He also has been voted “Favorite Local Businessperson” and “Favor...
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Can you use your mission to create a better world? I often talk about Rockstar Entrepreneurs. As far as legends go, Elon Musk is at the top of the mountain for Entrepreneurs. So, it often surprises many people to learn that he wasn’t the Founder of Tesla. In fact, he was their fourth CEO.   In this episode, we meet Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of Tesla, and Venture Partner at Spero Ventures. Marc takes us through the early days of...
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With all the challenges of this year, we can tend to overlook progress. For most businesses in the US, leaders are taking a hard look at their diversity shortcomings, and why making diversity part of their strategy is good for business. As these companies outline their path, they are intentionally designing the policies and systems that will combine the collective capabilities of people from different genders, races, sexual orienta...
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In this episode, I talk with Paul Shapiro, author of the national bestseller book called “Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World”. Paul is also the CEO of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, and the host of the Business for Good Podcast.   Paul and I talk about Health, food innovation here in the region of Sacramento, and how plant-based nutrients in meat food products can ch...
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2020 has turned into a year of crisis and hardship for many. When it seemed that we couldn’t take any more, our state was engulfed in historic wildfires. Whether we are dealing with a pandemic, social injustice, or disaster like wildfire, it can be hard for young people to imagine a world that is getting better. However, from ashes, something new can grow, if we build it right.  In this episode I am excited to talk to Dr. Gina War...
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Many people would say we live in difficult times. I would say we live in a time of opportunity. Change starts with your mindset, and how you apply that mindset to a problem. When most people discuss a topic like gun ownership, they feel social pressure to take a side. Unfortunately, that mindset, many times, can mean we are not talking about solutions.    In this episode, I sit down with Jesse Meeker and Brandon Banks, the founde...
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Why will Gen Z be the greatest at entrepreneurship? The young people of Gen Z value creativity, admire innovation and are not afraid to work hard. In this episode, I talk with Jake Longoria, a young entrepreneur, and CEO and founder of NoBrakes, an athletic apparel company focused on delivering a premium product through the use of innovative fabrics.  The NoBrakes ethos espouses perseverance and a relentless work ethic.  Jake tal...
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Is Health the NEW Wealth? As an entrepreneur, we hear regularly that winning requires commitment to our dream, perseverance, hard work and some luck. What happens when the work gets really hard, and we don’t have a personal foundation of health? As COVID changed my routines, it opened up space for me to explore this question. This episode is the start of a new track for the Mark Haney Show, where I share my journey towards a more ...
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Is Sacramento an innovator in Farm to Fork (or Glass)?    Patric Hillenbrand has built his new barn-turned-brewery, Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery on a bucolic 13 acre farm in Newcastle, CA.  Each of his handcrafted beers use fruits and honey harvested on-site!  Guests can take in views of the farm's 1-acre hop field, haystacks and rows of sprawling oak trees that encircle the property.    In this episode, I sit down with Pat...
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August 12, 2020 49 min
Is the future of Sacramento at risk? In this week's podcast, I sit down with Louis Stewart, The City of Sacramento's first Chief Innovation Officer. He is doing great things in The City to promote and drive long term economic growth and job creation through innovation.  Louis and I talk about The City’s support for entrepreneurs and how much has changed in 2020. We also talk about where the funding focus in The City is no...
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Has COVID changed entertainment forever? In this week's podcast, I sit down with Mark Birtha, the President of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain and Todd Flowers the owner of Surveillance Systems Incorporated. We talk about the future of the entertainment and gaming industry and some of the technology tools and strategies that are helping entertainment providers respond to COVID and prepare for the ...
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What if Sacramento was nationally known as a Tier 1 region for entrepreneurs to start and grow companies?  As the HaneyBiz team launches the Sacramento Growth Factory (SGF), I sat down with Rick Spencer from our Leadership Team to discuss how SGF provides founders with a customized growth program designed to achieve tangible high priority milestones.  Every engagement is fueled by the hands-on support from our seasoned team combin...
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What if you didn't have your health? How much would you fight and sacrifice to win back your health? Would you be willing to start a new company? In this week’s podcast, I sit down with a Danielle Gormley the founder and CEO of Hello Puddin'. She created this product out of her own necessity stemming from many years of medical ailments that no doctor could help her with. What started out as creating a delicious food that f...
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Rick and I are back for the fourth and final chapter of my entrepreneurial journey. In this final episode we will be talking about the importance of have a strong inner circle and how to attract the right people into yours. My inner circle helps overcome fear, doubt, and uncertainty in this crazy world of entrepreneurship. I don't think I would have been able to accomplish half of what I've done if I did not have the right...
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In this webinar, we review most recent guidance (June 23, 2020) and highlight notable changes from the SBA with regards to the PPP Loan Program and specifically on the requirements for applying for loan forgiveness.
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I have always been a big dreamer. From the time I was a kid to this very day. I remember laying in bed talking to my younger brother almost every night about the day we would have the 10,000 sq ft house, circular driveway, and all the toys to go with it.  Today in part 3 of my entrepreneurial journey Rick Spencer is diving into the BIG dream I am trying to make come true today. If a dream is not big enough I am simply not motivate...
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Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg are all entrepreneurs that changed the world with their inventions. Have you heard of the entrepreneur that is in the process of changing the world right now and will soon be added to that list?  In this week’s podcast I sit down with the most interviewed entrepreneur in America right now, Trevor Milton the Founder and Chief Executive Chairman of Nikola Corporation. We tal...
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How do you learn to lead a business? There are more books, classes and podcasts than I can count that offer to answer this question. For me, it took painful business mistakes to find my ability and voice to lead. In this week’s podcast, episode 2 of a series where I am interviewed, I share my personal story on how I scaled a video surveillance company from 25 to 200 Million in annual revenue. Most importantly, I relive the mistake...
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