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 www.HaneyBiz.com.... Show More

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On episode 151 I sit down with the Sacramento Kings DJ, DJ Eddie Z. Eddie has had the entrepreneurial spirit from a very young age. We talk about our first entrepreneurial experiences. We both had a paper route and learned to differentiate ourselves from the competition which led each of us to having the most successful paper routes in our area. Eddie, like any good entrepreneur, parlayed his skills of differentiation into his DJin... Read more

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 On episode #150 I sit down with the rock star founder of Topia, who has raised over $100 million, Brynne Kennedy. Topia has been a major market disrupter and is leading the way on how companies manage their talent mobility. Brynne and I talk about how to raise money for a business, how women business owners still have difficulty raise money for a business, and her journey of raising $100 Million. Hear first hand how a women busine... Read more

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 On episode #149 I sit down with the founder and CEO of Acton Academy Placer, Matt Beaudreau. He used to work in the public school system and saw first hand how it wasn't preparing our youth for the real world. So, he founded Acton Academy to be a part of the solution. We sit down to talk about how Acton is flipping school on it's head by creating youth leadership, the entrepreneurial mindset, independent learning, and even... Read more

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On episode #148 I sit down with a man that has had an incredible entrepreneurial career. He has had six businesses that have been #1 in their market. Don Whitaker is now the CEO of Ceronix who help design the first digital color monitor. He was also behind the touch sensor that helped bring the first Apple iPhone to life. His touch sensor is now in around half of the touch screens including the touch monitors in Tesla vehicles. Don... Read more

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On episode #147, I sit down with peak performance speaker and author, Roger Crawford, to talk about mindset. Mindset is one of my favorite topics, so we take a deep dive into the components of a winning mindset and how to develop/change your mindset in order to unleash your full potential. Roger shares the tactics and habits that he has used in order to overcome the obstacles he has faced in his life. Having the right mindset can b... Read more

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On episode #146, I sit down with Mary Kathryn Johnson, the CEO of Messenger Funnels. Mary is a leading expert in a new form of marketing called conversational marketing. We talk about the differences between traditional and conversational marketing. We also dive into what chatbots are, how to use them to interact with potential customers, and the exciting future of marketing and chatbots. Reaching the younger demographic is becomin... Read more

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On episode #145 I sit down with Jordan Darling, the founder of Free Form Factory. Jordan developed the worlds first electric jetski, which led to Free Form being acquired by unicorn Nikola Motor Company. At the age of 27, Jordan is the VP of Powersports for a company valued at 4 billion dollars. We talk about how Trevor Milton and Nikola are on the verge of changing the world through electric vehicles, why Jordan hired himself a bo... Read more

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 On episode 144, I sit down with friend and rockstar entrepreneur Jeff Rizzo, the CEO of Rizknows (one of my portfolio companies). Jeff and his business partner Matt are creating a remarkable online business fueled by their YouTube channels. Jeff shares some tips and tricks about how to create quality content, the fundamentals of optimizing your videos on YouTube, and how to create an online affiliate revenue business that is built... Read more

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 On episode #143 I sit down with former Java City CEO, Craig Hettrich. Craig is now the founder and CEO of The Hettrich Group, where he helps CEOs implement processes and strategies to take their company to the next level. Today we talk about the recession that everyone says is looming and how to not only prepare for it, but be able to grow during the economic downturn and come out the other side bangin'!  In 2008 Craig was wit... Read more

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 On episode #142 of The Mark Haney Show I sit down with podcaster and entrepreneur Philipp Hartmann. Philipp runs two media businesses, one in Switzerland and the other in South Africa, while simultaneously starting a new podcast called Being Dad. We talk podcasting, what it's like being a father/entrepreneur, and entrepreneurship around the world. If you are a father, check out Philipp's podcast, "Being Dad," sched... Read more

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 On this very special episode of The Mark Haney Show, I sit down with my daughter, Ashley Haney. Ashley is the ultimate #momtrepreneur! She recently merged Haney Garcia Realty with one of the largest franchises in the area, Coldwell Banker. She is also the youngest ever president elect for Placer County Association of Realtors, and on top of all that she is raising two incredible kids! I sit down with Ashley to find out how she is ... Read more

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Ever wonder how a company with revenue in the 9 figures made that happen? Ever wish the CEO would share the "secret sauce" that got them there? Well, in episode 140 of the Mark Haney Show that is exactly what happens. I sit down with my good friend and the CEO of Trifecta Nutrition, Greg Connolly. He shares the tactics he used to make his company the number one organic meal delivery service in the country. Pull out a pen an... Read more

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On episode 139 I sit down with the rock star CEO of Lifograph and my next door neighbor, Dea Wilson. Dea is raising money for her new venture and she is using a method that is fairly new, equity crowd funding. This method democratizes investing into startup companies by allowing anyone to be investors. I dive deeper into equity crowd funding to find out how it works, what companies it works for, and what the benefits are. 

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