Spark Great Business | FULL SHOW | #14
This week we’re going deep with Founder and CEO of Chris Downie. Hear Chris’ success story, and learn how the road to health can start by committing to just 10 minutes of exercise per day.
Segment 1: Celebrating 2014
It’s been an outstanding year for Inc. Media! Editor in Chief of Inc. magazine and President of Inc. Media, Eric Schurenberg breaks down the tremendous accolades in the last year. Plus, get a preview of a special feature in next month’s issue which celebrates successful entrepreneurs who started out with very little capital.
Segment 2: No Pain, No Gain
Necessity is the mother of invention. When opportunity knocks will you be ready to pounce? Eric Schurenberg discusses the gumption, grit and creativity you need to break through.
Segment 3: Spark of Success
In 2001 Chris Downie created a website. Today SparkPeople.com is one of the largest health and wellness websites in America! We find out how Chris went from an anxious accountant to athletic and inspiring CEO.
Segment 4: Getting Acquired
It was a regular Friday afternoon when Founder and CEO of SparkPeople, Chris Downie got an interesting phone call from the leadership at eBay. Chris relives the exciting acquisition process.
Segment 5: SparkPeople.com
Lose weight and be part of a healthier community for FREE! We learn more about the website that’s taking the fitness world by storm, SparkPeople.com which is beloved by over 15 million unique visitor every month.
Segment 6: Secret Sauce
What’s the magic formula to keep visitors wanting more on SparkPeople.com? Chris Downie says it’s a unique combination of tracking tools, expert content and a robust online community.
CreditsHost: Alan Taylor
Producer: Jared Alexander