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Mike Beckham

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Trailer: Scaling for Good with Mike Beckham

Scaling for Good with Mike Beckham


7 Sep 2022

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187 | Greatness Comes From Trying and Failing Multiple Times | with Mike Beckham

Honest Ecommerce

Mike Beckham is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Simple Modern, a leading producer of premium drinkware and lifestyle products.  On this podcast, we talked about accepting that it’s better to use Amazon than to compete with it, why Simple Modern is heavily investing in domestic manufacturing, process-driven vs results-driven mindset, and so much more! To learn more, visit: http://honestecommerce.co Resources: Subscribe to Honest Ecommerce on Youtube Connect with Mike.linkedin.com/in/mikebeckhamsm Stylish water bottles, travel mugs, food storage, and backpacks simplemodern.com Scale your business with electriceye.io Download Mesa at the Shopify App Store apps.shopify.com/mesa Transform your returns into exchanges loopreturns.com/honest Get started with a free account at klaviyo.com/honest


22 Aug 2022

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Mike Beckham CEO of Simple Modern teaches Ecommerce fundamentals.

Ecommerce Gold

This episode is insane! Mike Beckham has founded and operated several Ecommerce businesses that have generated more than $ 1 billion in revenue.Mike is the CEO and co-founder of Simple Modern. Simple Modern is one of the leading omnichannel suppliers of stainless-steel insulated drinkware in the world.In this episode we discuss building a brand, working with retailers, and many other insights that enabled Mike to be so successful. Don't miss this episode it's full of GOLD! A big thank you to our sponsors: Rewind. Back up your Shopify store because not doing so is absolute lunacy. As a listener of the show, you can claim a no strings attached free month with this link: https://rewind.com/ecommercegold/Clearco. Get funded: https://clear.co/partner/vixxr/VIXXR Shopify Agency. https://www.vixxr.com/

1hr 5mins

14 Jul 2022

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Bonus: Train Robberies, Shipping Conglomerates, and Employee Purpose with Mike Beckham

PPC Ponderings Podcast

What do water bottles, train robberies, inventory management, 7x increases in shipping containers,  employee purpose and the great job exit, have to do with one another? They're all topics of today's fascinating conversation with Simple Modern CEO, Mike Beckham. From Mike's first reactions to Covid, to his company's purpose and how that translates into keeping employees around, you won't want to miss this next interview!As a reminder, Mike was interviewed in our last Core episode on the Supply Chain crisis, so if you haven't caught that one yet, make sure to give it a listen!


23 Mar 2022

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How to Make a Billion Dollars Selling Cups: Founder Wisdom #077 - Mike Beckham

Finding Founders

In a world where Hydro Flask is now synonymous with water-bottle, how does one break into the insulated drink space? On today’s Founder Wisdom, we talk to Mike Beckham co-founder and CEO of Simple Modern, a drinkware company with the goal of designing water bottles as unique as you. Starting off in the non-profit space, Mike brainstormed a list of 100 products, decided on drinkware, and started one of the biggest companies in that space. In fact Mike has been responsible for over a billion dollars in sales! Mike talks us through his lows, his competition, and Simple Modern’s recent partnership with Disney. https://www.simplemodern.com/ Subscribe to our Newsletter! https://findingfounders.co/subscribe Website: findingfounders.co Follow Sam: https://www.instagram.com/samueldonner/ Follow Finding Founders IG: https://www.instagram.com/findingfounderspodcast/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/finding-founders/support


17 Mar 2022

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This is Mike Beckham - Co-Founder & CEO of Simple Modern

This is Oklahoma

On this episode I chatted with CEO of Simple Modern Mike Beckham about his journey from growing up in the state to leading one of Oklahoma's fastest growing companies. You may have seen or even used his products. The Simple Modern product range features in many big box stores around the country. Mike haas co-founded several e-commerce businesses that have cumulative sales of more than a billion dollars. But it wasn't always that way, he talks about his upbringing, his faith and ultimate goal to build lasting businesses that improve the lives of their employees and customers. "Simple Modern seeks to develop exceptional stainless steel, vacuum insulated water bottles, tumblers, and travel mugs along with a vast assortment of backpacks, lunch bags, and food storage solutions. We are committed to doing business with excellence, placing the needs of others above our own, and delivering quality products that will simplify our lives." www.simplemodern.com Mikes book recommendations: Walt Disney, By: Neal GablerAlexander Hamilton, By: Ron ChernowTitan, By: Ron ChernowSteve Jobs, By: Walter IsaacsonThe Wright Brothers, By: David McCulloughBenjamin Franklin: An American Life, By: Walter IsaacsonWashington, By: Ron ChernowThomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, By: Jon MeachamSam Walton, By: John Huey, Sam WaltonShoe Dog, Phil Knight This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, telling Oklahomas story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof #thisisoklahoma 

1hr 3mins

4 Mar 2022

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Interview with Mike Beckham: Growth Mindset

Strata Leadership Show

Mike Beckham graduated Summa Cum Laude from the OU Business College in 2003. Mike began his career working with the worldwide non-profit Christian ministry CRU.  Since transitioning to the business world, he has been a part of founding and operating several e-commerce businesses that have cumulatively generated more than 1 billion in revenue. Most recently, Mike has served as CEO and co-founder of Simple Modern.  Simple Modern has grown in 5 years to be one of the leading suppliers of stainless-steel insulated drinkware in the world.  Simple Modern is an omni-channel consumer packaged goods company that was built from a digital first distribution strategy.  Its three largest distribution channels are its website, Amazon, and Target.  In addition, Simple Modern is a licensing partner for the NFL, NBA, NCAA, and Disney.Mike lives in Norman with his wife of 17 years, Heather.  He has two children, Carter (9) and Kenzie (6).  In addition to his work in the business world, Mike is the senior entrepreneur-in-residence for the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Entrepreneurship Program.


17 Jun 2021

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Ep 205: Achieving 9 Figure Growth in 4 Years Without Paid Ads with Mike Beckham of Simple Modern

Secrets To Scaling Your Ecommerce Brand

Is it possible to grow a 9-figure business with very little marketing spend? Yes, listen to hear how.In this episode, the CEO, and Co-Founder of Simple Modern Mike Beckham talks about how they were able to grow to 100 million in revenue per year in four years with very little spend on social media platforms. If you are still in the that’s good to be true state, then listen and be enlightened.KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODEMost breakthroughs are not sky-parting light shining down moment, they are the accumulation of a growth mindset and doing the right thing over and over.Growing a great brand is a lot more about being willing to make small, one percent improvements every single day.It’s hard to build anything great if you constantly have to rebuild part of what you’re doing.Do you have a clear idea of how you are going to acquire customers? Find unique channel strategies in which you aren’t competing with legacy brands that you aren’t going to beat. You cannot scale an organization without scaling the number and quality of leaders.Book: Think Again https://www.amazon.com/Think-Again-Power-Knowing-What/dp/1984878107TODAY’S GUESTMike Beckham is the CEO and Co-Founder of Simple Modern. He is a businessman and also a professor in Entrepreneurship.Simple modern is an Oklahoma company created to do business differently and give generously. They offer a stylish selection of stainless steel insulated water bottles, travel mugs, tumblers, food storage solutions, backpacks, and travel gears.Connect and learn more about Mike and Simple Modern here:Website: https://www.simplemodern.com/products/summit-water-bottle-with-straw-lid-chug-lid-and-flip-lid-22oz?variant=36490286563400LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-beckham-93a3b99/We love our podcast community and listeners so much that we have decided to offer a free eCommerce Growth Plan for your brand! To learn more and how we can help, click here:https://mindfulmarketing.co/growthplan-applyIf you've been paying attention and your brand is ready to GROW, apply now to be the one new brand we take on this month!https://mindfulmarketing.co/applyWe love our podcast community and listeners so much that we have decided to offer a free eCommerce Growth Plan for your brand! To learn more and how we can help, click here: upgrowthcommerce.com/grow Join our community and connect with other eCommerce brand owners and marketers! https://www.facebook.com/groups/secretstoscalingpodcast...


1 Jun 2021

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Episode 50: Entrepreneurship with a Purpose with Mike Beckham

Dreamers & Doers Podcast by Loveworks Leadership

Hi Dreamers and Doers! We believe you are NEVER too young to be a dreamer and NEVER too young to do your dream.This week's episode is with Mike Beckham. Mike began his career working with the worldwide non-profit Christian ministry CRU. Since transitioning to the business world, he has been a part of founding and operating several e-commerce businesses that have cumulatively generated more than 1 billion in revenue.Key Takeaways:- Stewardship in business should be a core value.- Each job you take grows you in a different way.- Relational intentionality can shape an entrepreneurial mindset.For more, visit our show notes at https://loveworksleadership.blog/2021/03/13/episode-50-entrepreneurship-with-a-purpose-with-mike-beckham/.


12 Mar 2021

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87. Doing Business Better: The Founding and Mission of Simple Modern - Mike Beckham

We Are For Good Podcast - The Podcast for Nonprofits

Meet Mike. You're about to meet one of the world's most kind, giving CEOs. When your company's mission statement is "we exist to give generously," you know everything that comes afterward is going to come from a pure place. We're sitting down for a founder's story about a socially good company that's turning the water bottle industry on its head, and each measure of success is getting poured back into incredible philanthropic missions. It's a thought-provoking discussion about doing business differently.Episode HighlightsMike’s entrepreneurial journey (5:18)Simple Modern’s not so simple start (11:04)The Core Values and Work Culture of Simple Modern(11:52)Simple Modern’s Good Mission and commitment to giving back (17:28)Getting through the pandemic while simultaneously growing your company (25:10)Negotiation Tips (28:27)Partnership opportunities and Fundraising (34:31)Mike’s One Good Philanthropic Moment (43:22)Mike’s One Good Thing: Focus on multiplication. (46:55)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/87The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/hello About our Sponsor Feathr 🎉Feathr is trusted by nonprofits of all shapes and wing-spans — from the arts to animal welfare and everything in between. Don’t rely on magic this year-end. Use Feathr to streamline your digital marketing campaigns and exceed your goals.Learn more and get started today at Feathr.co.  Start Learning Today on We Are For Good PRO 🎉We Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.


8 Mar 2021