Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.
The podcast series welcomes its twenty-first guest, Ben Hindman, founder and CEO of event marketing software company Splash. Hindman shares how he built the firm, which enables customers to maximize the impact of their events before, during, and after they happen using online tools and social media. He discusses these points and much more:
- How he left behind a rather surprising position as a Washington, D.C. tour guide to test entrepreneurial waters
- What the rapid changes within the company—Splash started out as a budgeting tool!—taught him about business
- How a very surprising visitor recently crashed the company’s Web site—the pope!
Subscribe to the podcast series to hear how Hindman and many other entrepreneurs achieved success!