As an entrepreneur, you are always looking for new opportunities to grow your business. One way to do this is by networking and interacting with a community of like-minded people. But, where do you find these people? Subscribing to a podcast can be a great way to connect with potential customers, investors, and mentors that will help you build your brand. This is where David Shands comes in. David is a podcast host and entrepreneur who wants to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He is the creator of the #1 podcast for entrepreneurs: “The Social Proof.” This podcast is designed to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses by providing advice, tips, and resources.
An award-winning content creator and entrepreneur, David understands the value of community building in this era. With the business landscape becoming more competitive by the day, David’s mission is to create a safe place where budding investors get holistic counsel from industry veterans. The topics covered include social media marketing, customer acquisition strategies, content marketing tactics, tips on networking and building relationships with other entrepreneurs, and so much more. In every episode, David invites guests on the show who are experts in their fields and asks them questions related to entrepreneurship, business growth, and self-improvement. David also takes live calls from listeners who want advice or feedback on how they can improve their businesses.
With over 14M monthly listeners and 600,000+ monthly downloads, “The Social Proof” is one of the most impactful podcasts in its space. This has earned it recognition and awards such as the Top #5 Entrepreneurship Podcast and Top #40 Business Podcast. Running a 7-figure podcast and multiple 7-figure annual businesses have also earned David awards and titles. Besides earning the “Undisputed King of Podcasting” moniker, David has also been featured on the Top 40 under 40 Podcasters List and won multiple awards for podcasting and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, he has influenced countless lives and helped them find their own success through the lessons he shares on his platform.
A veteran in the entrepreneurship space, David shares his story as an entrepreneur who came from humble beginnings to become one of America’s most sought-after speakers. Growing up, he tried many different businesses that never took off, but he never gave up. At one point, he even tried selling drugs, but that also failed, making him question his ability to ever run a successful business. Then, in 2010, David started his Sleepis4Suckers t-shirt brand for entrepreneurs, and things changed. His brand started taking off, and he began sharing his success with other struggling entrepreneurs. Gradually, he rose to the top, and his brand has continued expanding over the years.
Today, David has shared the stage with some of the most influential figures in the business world and organized physical events with a large turnout. One such event saw over 2,500 entrepreneurs who came to hear David share his captivating and relatable story about the most pivotal lessons that helped him turn his life around. These successes are why David keeps going and why he is determined to scale further in the future. His goal is to reach more entrepreneurs and help them join a network of like-minded people who will motivate and hold them accountable on their journeys. David is also diversifying his skills and growing an exclusive mentorship club that entrepreneurs from all backgrounds can join for more support.