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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James McKinney. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James McKinney, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James McKinney. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James McKinney, often where they are interviewed.

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Ring Ring, it's James McKinney of Loop Communications

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Today the guys talk to ACES Conference sponsor Loop Communication owner, James McKinney.  James owned an MSP and now runs Loop Communications, a VoIP provider for MSPs. 

As always, ACES Conference: The Podcast is discussing your Apple Consultancy. Discussing all the things that make your MSP grow and how you can make more money.

ACES Conference The Prequel will be a first-ever virtual conference for ACES attendees and more - covering all things business. Happening May 19-20 online!

ACES Conference 2020 live will be in Atlanta GA, October 20-21. 

Tickets for everything are on sale now at acesconf.com

Transcript of the podcast will be available at acesconf.com/blog

#acesconf #aces2020 #ACESthePrequel #business.

Mar 25 2020 · 44mins
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Overtime featuring James McKinney (Trailer)

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Mar 01 2020 ·

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E67: James McKinney and The Startup Story

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In this episode, James McKinney, host of the super-popular podcast The Startup Story joins us to talk about his winding path and current success.  From a finance and accounting major in undergrad at a non-target to losing it all, James shares some of the highs and lows along his journey as well as this one career tip he'd give his younger self.
Jan 05 2020 · 56mins
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James McKinney, founder of The Startup Story

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About this episode

This is a very unique episode of The Startup Story because this week I am sharing my story. Listeners reach out to me often, wanting to know more about my story and why I am passionate about what I am doing with this podcast. The hard part for me has been finding the right person to interview me. One of the aspects of The Startup Story that I love so much is the conversational side of the show. I soon realized the perfect interviewer was right in front of me. This week, my wife, Melissa McKinney, helps me unpack my entrepreneurial journey for you.

Allow me to introduce myself, I’m James McKinney, Creator and Host of The Startup Story podcast. With over 30,000 listeners, The Startup Story has unpacked the entrepreneurial journey of some of the most amazing people, including founders like Jason McCann from Varidesk, Larry Namer from E! Entertainment Television, and Clint Harp from HGTV and Harp Design Co.

Throughout our 49 episodes you have heard me relate to founders that have overcome challenges and obstacles. You’ve heard me ask questions about how their marriages were impacted throughout their journey. Those questions are not arbitrary. The reason I asked them was because of my own journey. It’s that relatability to the founder that makes the stories so compelling and why you keep coming back. So, just as we’ve done for the last 49 episodes we have to start each story at the very beginning. My beginning was far from normal. This is my Startup Story.

In this episode, you’ll hear

  • About my early childhood, being a child of divorce and how it affected me
  • How as a child, I watched my dad grow his side hustle into a multimillion-dollar enterprise
  • Some of my early side hustles, dating all the way back to elementary school
  • How in high school I created one of the first direct to consumer CD distribution businesses and the important (hard) life lessons I learned from the experience
  • About being kicked out at the age of 16, living on my own, and how my dad delivered discipline in an intentional way
  • How learning lessons of hard work and determination affected me as I continued to grow
  • My focus and what I wanted to do with my life and how and why I joined the Marines
  • What my life was like after the military, including going to Jr. College and starting a bookkeeping services business
  • Why passion is so important in every person’s journey
  • About building and growing a promotional product business and recollecting on the day I lost it all
  • If you are a married entrepreneur then you need to understand that this journey is not just yours
  • What I did after ending the promotional product business, including working at Disney and looking to provide a stable life for my family
  • How working at Disney led me to believe in myself and owning the title of entrepreneur
  • I answer the question, “Do you believe that entrepreneurs are born or do you believe that they're made?”

“There is a ton of value in the lessons learned when you endure the fire.”
—James McKinney

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The Startup Story community has been so incredible sharing our podcast with others, and we thank you! We do have more stories to tell and more people to reach. There are three ways you can help.

First, the most powerful way you can support this podcast is by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Second, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to share your favorite Startup Story episodes with your friends and on social media. Tag or mention @thestartupstory.co so we can give you a virtual high five and a thank you!

Lastly, share the podcast on LinkedIn. The Startup Story podcast is for entrepreneurs. Don’t underestimate the power of sharing on LinkedIn so other entrepreneurs can discover us.

With your support, we hope to further our reach in encouraging and inspiring the founders of today and tomorrow. Thank you!


If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Contact him today at https://emeraldcitypro.com/startupstory

Dec 10 2019 · 1hr 15mins

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#29 - James McKinney

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Hosted by Keith Billik. James McKinney tells tons of stories about finding his way in the music world, including run-ins with legends like Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton, The Grateful Dead, and many more. James is currently the banjo player for The Night Travelers.

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Twitter: @banjopodcast

Instagram: @picky_fingers

Facebook: Picky Fingers

Thanks for listening!

Jul 09 2019 · 1hr 17mins
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Bonus Episode: James McKinney interviews Steve Glaveski on The Startup Story podcast

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Whilst I was in LA last month, or Orange County to be precise, I caught up with James McKinney, host of The Startup Story podcast, for a conversation on my transition from employee to entrepreneur.

James previously has previously had the likes of the founder of E! Entertainment Larry Namer on his show who sold his company for 10 figures so I had to dig deep to bring it during this conversation.

Fortunately, James asked really great questions and the interview has been hands down one of my favorites from my physical and virtual book tour so far, so much so that James was kind enough to let me re-publish it on Future Squared.

To check out the startup show and find out more about the awesome work that James is doing, visit thestartupshow.co


The Startup Show: www.thestartupshow.co

Patreon: www.patreon.com/thesteveglaveski

Employee to Entrepreneur book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts @ goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Feb 08 2019 · 1hr 11mins