Episode 27: Nick Bell (WME), Melbourne, Australia

YPO member Nick Bell started WME with AUD400 dollars in his bank account in 2008. He spent AUD250 dollars to get his website built in Vietnam. At the office, he started cold calling companies to get them interested in SEO. At home, he furnished his room with furniture he found in hard rubbish collections on the street. Life was sparse but focused for the 27-year-old.

Today, Bell heads the largest digital marketing agency in Australia, and WME has gone international with more than AUD55 million dollars in revenue and 650 employees worldwide. Beyond Australia, they have customers in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, New Zealand and the United States — and are heading into South America. In this episode, Bell shares the entrepreneurial lessons he learned going from AUD400 dollars to an international success.


Guest: Nick Bell, Founder and Managing Director of WME
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.