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How to be an Outrageously Successful Entrepreneur
Success Stories Playlist from Business Confidential Now Episode 2126th May 2016 • Business Confidential Now with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner • Business Confidential Now with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner
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What does it take be an outrageously successful entrepreneur?  How realistic is the overnight success? Join Hanna Hasl-Kelchner as she welcomes, serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Bobby Martin to take a close look at what it really takes to start, build, and grow a successful business from scratch.


  • The 4 stages of start-up growth every successful entrepreneur navigates.
  • The role of serendipity in start-up success.
  • What you need besides a good ideas to be a successful entrepreneur.
  • Why impatience is a start-up virtue.
  • The role of tweaking vs. pivoting in start-up success.
  • The 3 biggest challenges every successful entrepreneur faces and overcomes.
  • Inspiring start-up success stories.
  • And much MORE.


Bobby Martin is the author of The Hockey Stick Principles, a new book about the 4 key stages every successful entrepreneur goes through to achieve massive business success.

Bobby is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor while at the same time being a national speaker, and hometown guy who focuses most of his investments in North Carolina where he lives and works.

He’s currently the chairman and co-founder of Vertical IQ, a leading provider of sales research insight for banks. He also co-founded and served as president of First Research, a leader in sales intelligence, which he sold to D&B Corporation for $26 Million in 2007.  Before founding First Research with Ingo Winzer in 1999, Martin spent more than six years with Bank of America as a commercial banker in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Bobby also serves as an active board member with several innovative start-ups, including Local Eye Site, Boardroom Insiders, MyLifeSite, Sageworks, and etailinsights. As a result of his experiences he understands firsthand what it’s like to start, build, and grow a successful business.


Contact Bobby and connect with him on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter

Other resources mentioned by Bobby Martin during the interview are: 

FREE resources on his Hockey Stick Principles website.

Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz


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