Empire Builders


Each week Stephen and David deconstruct what made an empire successful. Each episode of the empire builders podcast takes you back to the beginning when they were little companies with big goals and shows you their decisions that took them from mom and pop to crazy big empires.

Stephen believes you have to study what companies and business owners did when they were your size.

Hearing these motivational stories each week will help keep you focused on your big future. The best thing is they are short. Typically the episodes are 15 to 20 mins in length. Stephen believes in delivering the core story and the takeaway lesson and not just filling the air.

Our goal is to become one of the top entrepreneurial podcasts. You can help us by subscribing and listening on your favorite podcasting app.  Ask questions on our Facebook page, LinkedIn page, or by sending them to

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Time To Get Crazy

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#055: Uncle Nearest – Story trumps almost everything

For Fawn Weaver the story of Uncle Nearest needed to be told. Learn how Fawn, with no distilling background, turned this story into one of …

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