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Dec 15, 2021

Today Bill is sitting down and getting the inside scoop on an entrepreneur’s backstory and how he began his career as a business owner, and now a regular podcaster. Find about some of his toughest challenges throughout over two decades of experience, in this week’s episode!


David Mammano has started seven businesses from scratch in the last 25 years and now uses these experiences to help accelerate other business owners’ growth. He is a board member for the Western NY Make-A-Wish Foundation and a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, an executive education program offered through Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).


David started his first company when he was 25 years old. Prior to that, he’d been working in radio sales for three years, but knew he needed something more. His company was a magazine company that helped high school kids with college and career planning. The magazine exploded and he decided to franchise it.


However, the digital revolution caught up with David, and especially with his target audience; teenagers. His company plummeted by 60% in three years. David tried to save it, but it only led him into debt. He eventually ended up selling it to a digital marketing company and had to rebrand/refocus himself.


Fast-forward to today, David was running a successful speaker series, where he brought in talented minds to talk and share on a wide variety of topics to his premium members. However, COVID-19 hit, and all in-person events were canceled. David had to find another creative way to save the business.


Interview Links:

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David on LinkedIn

The Gonzo Experience Podcast



Scaling Up Summits (Select Bill Gallagher as your coach during registration for a discount.)

Bill on YouTube


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Scaling Up is the best-selling book by Verne Harnish and our team for Gazelles Coaching, on how the fastest-growing companies succeed where so many others fail. My name is Bill Gallagher, host of the Scaling Up Business Podcast and a leading Gazelles Coach. Gazelles is the term we use for fast-growing companies.


We help leadership teams with 4 Decisions around People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash so that they can Scale Up successfully and beat the odds of business growth success. Scaling Up for Gazelles companies is based on the Rockefeller Habits 2.0 (from Verne’s original best-selling business book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits).