Episode #13: Chris Crawford – Tenacity, Grit & Soul: How an Underdog Built a Million-Dollar Company #Winning
Chris Crawford, founder of Kickass Media in Toronto, has always been a risk-taker, and his persistence, the hallmark of all great entrepreneurs, has paid off in spades. As the son of a teen mom, Chris learned early in his life that nothing would be handed to him. His ingenuity had him delivering papers, starting a band, excelling as a young man in his career and making the big leap at 30 to start a business of his own.
Chris’ belief in himself and his courage to take a risk for his dream and a better life had him leave his successful career and turn his love for live music into a business helping bands to promote their live shows. He soon learned why they call them starving artists, and almost starved himself, losing his apartment and sleeping in bus stations, airports and campgrounds while he hustled to reinvent himself and get his business off the ground.
Nearly 8 years later, Kickass Media has become a million dollar creative printing company that specializes in helping their clients create great brand experiences at their trade shows, parties, galas and retreats. His clients include well-known brands like Disney, Sony and Yahoo. Chris lives in Toronto.
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