On October 11, 2021, Mazuma will launch Keep Going, a podcast that shares the struggles, insights, and everyday triumphs of business owners. In addition, Mazuma plans to give away $10,000 to help one business owner on their own business journey.
“As we geared up for this 10-year milestone, we kept thinking about our journey to this point and all the people who made it possible,” says Ben Sutton, Mazuma co-founder. “We thought, what better way to celebrate than to focus on the people, the customers, who made all of this possible? We want to tell their stories—to celebrate their businesses and successes.”
Business owners and Mazuma customers can apply for the $10,000 giveaway and to be featured on Keep Going through October 21, 2021. As the season progresses, Keep Going fans will be able to vote for their favorite stories and ultimately decide which business deserves the $10,000 prize.
The inspiration behind Keep Going stems from the personal experiences of Mazuma founders Ben Sutton and Greg Nielson.
“Over the past decade, we’ve experienced the excitement in the start-up phase, the struggle in the building phase, and the joy that comes through achievement,” says Greg. “And we’ve also experienced those moments of frustration or crushing defeat.”
In those moments of fear or failure, Ben and Greg would find the motivation to keep going from unexpected sources as well as through relationships with friends, family, and customers.
“We want to give back to the community that has supported us for so many years,” says Ben. “We want to help other business owners keep alive the motivation, spark, and determination to keep going.”
Greg adds, “The media tends to tell one kind of start-up story—the story of entrepreneurs who become millionaires almost overnight. As we’ve worked with business owners across the country, we have realized there are so many unforgettable stories of perseverance and grit that are being overlooked. We want to help tell those stories.”
Starting October 11, Keep Going can be found on mazumausa.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Pandora, and more.
For more details about the podcast, visit mazumausa.com/keep-going.
For more details about how to apply for Mazuma’s $10,000 giveaway, visit mazumausa.com/contest.