James McKinney

James McKinney

Creator & Host, The Startup Story

About James McKinney

James McKinney is the Founder & Host of The Startup Story, a multi-channel brand platform that brings the lessons of highly successful founders directly to the everyday founder. Whether it is through The Startup Story podcast or via the Startup Story LIVE event series, entrepreneurs everywhere can receive tactical and practical guidance from founders who are a few steps ahead.

More From James McKinney

Marketing

Grow Your Email Marketing List

The co-founder of the identity resolution product Getemails discusses how to retarget visitors to your website.
Women Entrepreneurs

'The Startup Story Presents' Episode 4: 'The Artisan'

The owner and founder of Dallas-based clothing brand Mi Golondrina is the subject of this new profile from the "Startup Story" series.
Performance Ignited

3 Tactics to Reduce Distractions

The founder of Design Pickle, a graphic design service, offers productivity tips. 
Entrepreneurs

'The Startup Story Presents' Episode 3: 'The Activist'

A Dallas-based activist is the subject of this new profile from the "Startup Story" series.
Women Entrepreneurs

Top 5 Pre-Launch Considerations for Direct-to-Consumer Brands

The founding partners of Jennifer Bett Communications share key strategies that DTC brands need to consider before bringing their product to market.
Entrepreneurs

'The Startup Story Presents' Episode 2: 'The Designer'

A Dallas-based graphic designer is the subject of this new profile from the "Startup Story" series.
Leadership

The Future of Workspaces

The founder of office furniture company Vari talks about dealing with crises, how workspaces will adapt to the new normal and recovering from business losses.
Entrepreneurs

'The Startup Story Presents' Episode 1: 'The Hatter'

Learn about a bespoke hat shop that has a devoted following in the first video from the new "Startup Story" series.
Women Entrepreneurs

How Experience Is the Best Teacher

The founder of a cattle-tracking platform talks about how her business mistakes helped her get to where she is. 
Growth Strategies

How to Leverage LinkedIn for Lead Generation and Sales

LinkedIn can be a powerful sales tool. Here are four tips for taking advantage of the platform to grow your business.
Starting a Business

Finding Validation in Serving Customers

The CEO of email marketing company Mailchimp discusses growing a business away from the spotlight and why he has turned down outside funding.
Women Entrepreneurs

Making Vulnerability a Strength

The CEO of delivery solution Shipsi talks about her entrepreneurial challenges, perfectionism and prioritization.
Social Media

How to Monetize Your Podcast

Making money by podcasting is possible, but only if you treat your podcast the same way you would your business. Here are some common and less common ways to monetize your podcast.
Social Media

Top 5 Podcast Strategies

The creator and host of "Startup Story" unpacks the five strategies that helped his podcast appear on the Apple Podcast charts after just two months.
Growth Strategies

Now Is the Time to Gain Market Share

Learn why it's important to act based on data rather than emotions during a crisis.