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Answernet Entrepreneur Founder Gary Pudles Show 081

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Here is your entrepreneurial story of the week “Pure Listen Up Inspiration” a list of what you will draw from for your own business, family and life..

Gary Pudles, (@GaryPudles is the founder and CEO of Answernet, was named by Inc. Magazine Inc. 500, as one of the “fastest-growing businesses” in the US. In 2019, AnswerNet which handles tens of millions of calls and Internet contacts for thousands of clients, ranging from Fortune 100 firms to small private practices also has 25 call centers around the country.

For several years, Gary has taught an entrepreneurial class at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also involved in a Startup Camp and the International Startup Festival. Gary has the heart of a teacher, loves speaking about business so listen up to his entrepreneurial stories. Gary has time for several hobbies and interests outside of family and work. How does Gary start most working days, what does he look for in people that he hires and what excites him most about building companies?

Gary shares with us the leadership lessons he learned along the way. We explore how and why Gary started Answernet. What Gary’s parents did that influenced him in business and how this background shaped his positive outlook.

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode?  Please let me know in the comments.  Be sure to also see the show notes, which have great additional resources and links … (Click here to read more including show notes and links.).

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Listenup Show - Startups Smarter Mitchell Chadrow talks with startups, entrepreneurs, business owners and others on building startups smarter several times a month! Why Listenup? Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, startup entrepreneur, career professional, an employee in transition or a successful business owner, or recent retiree, I want to help people just like you. I interview successful professionals, business leaders, entrepreneurs and find out the resources, tools, tactics, that they use to execute and implement their own personal and business goals. The guest's personal stories provide a roadmap of actionable and executable steps and a wealth of wisdom to help you achieve your own business, family, and life goals and dreams. These stories also provide solutions, practical advice and tips for everyday problems and issues.Startup now at