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18 Stories : The Idea Factory and Steve Gumm

Posted: June 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Gumm, President & Founder of 18 Stories, Inc., and The Strategy Lab joins Enterprise Radio. A serial entrepreneur, Steve Gumm has been involved in everything from a headwear manufacturing company to a real estate development company that almost bankrupted him in 2007.  Up from the canvas, Steve has built a nationally recognized B2B strategic marketing firm, focused on inbound marketing and promotional initiatives for companies across the United States.

Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Steve Gumm discuss the following:

  • What are you working on right now?
  • What’s one trend that really excites you?
  • You’re recognized as a leader in B2B marketing strategies.  What challenges are B2B companies having in the new digital age?
  • What is one personal challenge you have as an entrepreneur?
  • How do you bring ideas to life?
  • Where did the idea for The Idea Factory come from?

Duration: 12:11

Steve Gumm is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business at the age of 19 and hasn’t looked back since.

Steve is the Chief Creator of Unfair Advantages at 18 Stories : The Idea Factory, a paradigm shifting inbound marketing and promotional agency out of Chicago, IL.  The Idea Factory is also responsible for, a creative headwear production company and several other incubator projects.

Steve has traveled an incredible journey of ups and downs over the years seeing everything from hugely successful product launches and dot com era success to a Real Estate development company that nearly bankrupted him in 2007.

Steve is a proud member of The Entrepreneurs Organization : Chicago Chapter where he sits on the board and is currently focused on the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards event in Chicago in October this year.

Steve is a nationally recognized and requested speaker on everything from the entrepreneurial experience to inbound marketing and B2B marketing trends and strategies.

Steve is happily married to his high school sweetheart and is the proud father of two beautiful little girls.  He firmly believes regardless of what you’re going through, each day presents an opportunity for you to turn it all around and make your mark!


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