The Small Business Safari

96: Exploring the Power of Networking and Goal-Setting with Mike Van Pelt

From discovering iconic restaurants to encounters with Bill Clinton, Mike shares insightful stories and reflects on event security changes. Additionally, we touch on networking for introverts, pushing boundaries, and the impact it can have on personal connections. With amusing anecdotes from his business ventures, spiritual journey, and consulting work, we delve into the coaching realm and how Mike differentiates himself through his podcast and networking. Did you know our amazing voices can go beyond just the microphone? Yes, we have video! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here!


Mike’s Links:

•  LinkedIn | @mikevanpelt

•  Website | 



(04:14) – The Beacon and Life Experiences

(14:52) – Networking and Nonprofits in Atlanta

(19:34) – Coaching and Networking for Business Growth

(33:50) – Overcoming Entrepreneurial Challenges and Crisis

(38:46) – Overcoming Crisis of Confidence in Business

(45:59) – DIY Nightmares and Customer Service

(52:37) – Podcast Progress and Motivation


Previous guests on The Small Business Safari include Amy Lyle, Ben Alexander, Joseph Sission, Jonathan Ellis, Brad Dell, Chris Hanks, C.T. Emerson, Chad Brown, Tracy Moore, Wayne Sherger, David Raymond, Paul Redman, Gabby Meteor, Ryan Dement, Barbara Heil Sonneck, Bryan John, Tom Defore, Rusty Clifton, Duane Johns, Beth Miller, Jason Sleeman, Andy Suggs, Chris Michel, Jon Ostenson, Tommy Breedlove, Rocky Lalvani, Amanda Griffey, Spencer Powell, Joe Perrone, David Lupberger, Duane C. Barney, Dave Moerman, Jim Ryerson, Al Mishkoff, Scott Specker, Mike Claudio and more!


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