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Sept. 22, 2020

#181: Omar Zenhom, Co-Founder & CEO of WebinarNinja and Host of The $100 MBA Show, on Building a SaaS Company with 300% YOY Growth, Growing a Podcast to 130 Million Downloads, and Lessons Learned from Creating 1,600+ Podcast Episodes

#181: Omar Zenhom, Co-Founder & CEO of WebinarNinja and Host of The $100 MBA Show, on Building a SaaS Company with 300% YOY Growth, Growing a Podcast to 130 Million Downloads, and Lessons Learned from Creating 1,600+ Podcast Episodes

Omar Zenhom is the co-founder and CEO of . Founded in 2014, over a million people have attended a webinar on WebinarNinja, and it has been named as one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in 2018. Omar is also is the host of the iTunes Best of 2014...


Omar Zenhom is the co-founder and CEO of WebinarNinja. Founded in 2014, over a million people have attended a webinar on WebinarNinja, and it has been named as one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in 2018.

Omar is also is the host of the iTunes Best of 2014 podcast, The $100 MBA Show. With over 130 million downloads and over 1,600 episodes, The $100 MBA Show is ranked as a top business podcast in over 30 countries. 

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This episode is brought to you by Hawke Media. Hawke Media is a full-service Outsourced CMO based in Santa Monica, CA, providing guidance, planning, and execution to grow brands of all sizes, industries, and business models.

Hawke Media was recognized by Inc. as the country's fastest-growing marketing consultancy and is proudly one of Glassdoor's "Best Places to Work"​, 2019 #893 on the Forbes 5000 list, UpCity Top Los Angeles Digital Marketing Agency. Hawke’s collaborative process, à la carte offering, and month-to-month fee structure give clients the flexibility they need to boost digital revenues and marketing ROI.

Hawke Media The company has serviced over 1500 brands of all sizes, ranging from startups like Tamara Mellon, SiO Beauty and Bottlekeeper to household names like Red Bull, Verizon Wireless and Alibaba.

Listen to our interview with Erik Huberman, Founder and CEO of Hawke Media, in episode 23 of the Just Go Grind Podcast.

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Some of the Topics Covered by Omar Zenhom in this Episode

  • How Omar started The $100 MBA Show
  • Omar's 1st podcast, with 46 episodes of "People Who Know Their Shit"
  • The importance of leveraging your strengths
  • How Omar knew his first show was a failure and he decided to pivot
  • Omar's experience at New Media Expo and how it influenced him starting a podcast
  • The first few months of The $100 MBA Show and why Omar recorded the first 5 episodes multiple times
  • Why Omar launched The $100 MBA Show with 30 episodes already recorded
  • Growing to 10,000 downloads/episode after a few months of The $100 MBA Show launch
  • Getting to 1,600+ episodes with 120,000 downloads/episode
  • The importance of just getting started
  • How Omar doubled down on the podcast and why he took voice lessons
  • Why being consistent and focusing on the quality of the show is everything for growing a podcast
  • How Omar and his team craft their curriculum for their show
  • Why Omar decided to start WebinarNinja
  • Building a SaaS company and how Omar builds his team
  • The "CEO mode" and the "worker bee mode" as a founder
  • Growing the podcast to 130 million total downloads
  • WebinarNinja's 300% growth in the last year
  • Why Omar hasn't gotten bored after doing more than 1,600 podcast episodes
  • The dynamic of running a business with your life partner
  • How Omar recharges outside of work and why snowboarding is such a good activity to get immersed in
  • Omar's advice for other entrepreneurs

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