Michelle Mercier’s podcast has reached enterprise house owners in Australia, Israel and England.
HUDSON — Many aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs face a wide range of challenges growing and protecting their companies afloat.
It may typically go away them feeling alone, questioning the right way to succeed and considering chucking up the sponge on their desires.
Michelle Mercier is accustomed to these feelings. She labored within the company world for a number of years, together with main PayPal’s European advertising and marketing crew, however was looking for a brand new problem and fervour.
In 2016, Mercier left the company world to construct her dream enterprise. She launched Create Honesty, a one-on-one non-public enterprise teaching enterprise to assist small enterprise house owners and entrepreneurs succeed.
Late final month, Mercier launched a podcast titled “The Resilient Entrepreneur” with the mission of constructing fellow small enterprise house owners really feel much less alone within the day-to-day challenges they face working their companies.
“I used to be seeing many individuals attending to the purpose of burning out or not with the ability to run the marathon of a small enterprise,” mentioned Mercier. “I actually simply wished to place it on the market.”
The Resilient Entrepreneur’s debut featured eight interview episodes with eight small enterprise house owners recounting their successes and sharing the instruments and techniques they’ve used to beat skilled and private adversity. Friends included Hudson’s Lysa Miller, Westborough’s Matt Travis, Littleton’s Becca Carnahan, Lancaster’s Sedruola Maruska, Holland’s Jen Jones and Arlington’s Debra Woog. She additionally interviewed Laura DiBenedetto, who just lately relocated from the Worcester space to Maui, and Stacy Whitley, of Wisconsin.
“I believe it may possibly assist make or break your enterprise,” Mercier mentioned of the instruments and techniques mentioned within the podcast.
Mercier, who data the podcast from her dwelling studio, plans to launch an episode each Monday. The podcast has reached the highest 15 within the U.S. Entrepreneur chart and has reached enterprise house owners throughout the globe, together with in Australia, Israel and England.
“I used to be shocked to see it hit Israel,” Mercier mentioned with amusing.
She has obtained suggestions from greater than 150 listeners up to now.
“I’ve had individuals telling me they have been crying listening to (the podcast),” she mentioned.
The continuing coronavirus pandemic has pressured many enterprise house owners to pivot and alter their enterprise fashions, together with Mercier. She created an enormous on-line info hub that has served as a useful resource for entrepreneurs nationally.
With the pandemic inflicting financial pressure throughout most industries, Mercier suggested enterprise house owners to repeatedly have a look at their monetary standing and solely give attention to what they’ll management. She burdened entrepreneurs ought to have a plan in place in case there may be one other shutdown within the winter.
“You don’t have time to waste,” she mentioned.
Mercier, whose shoppers function in a wide range of totally different industries, hopes the podcast may help others succeed regardless of adversity and domesticate the precise enterprise data and abilities. She mentioned many consumers have poured their hearts and souls into their enterprise — a few of which have been decimated in a single day.
“The podcast is my approach of not solely supporting entrepreneurs, but in addition educating these round them in regards to the challenges they face every day,” she mentioned.
The Resilient Entrepreneur might be discovered on iTunes. For extra info on Create Honesty go to www.createhonesty.com.
Jeff Malachowski might be reached at 508-490-7466 or [email protected] Comply with him on Twitter @JmalachowskiMW.