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Jim McCarthy is the co-founder and CEO of Goldstar. Goldstar started in 2002 and now sells millions of live event tickets to millions of people on behalf of more than 5,000 venues and producers each year. Jim is the curator and co-founder of TEDxBroadway and the on the Board of Directors for Union Station Homeless Services as well as the Pasadena Playhouse. 


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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • [2:30] Jeremy introduces his guest, Jim McCarthy. 
  • [4:20] The lowest moment in business for Jim. 
  • [7:00] Proud moments from the journey. 
  • [11:00] Closing thoughts. 

In this episode…

When was the last time you gave back to your community in a meaningful way? Did you go volunteer for a clean-up day or did you participate in a local food drive? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Jim McCarthy. In his conversation with Jeremy, Jim opens up about his experience growing his business, challenges he faced along the way, why he enjoys giving back to his community, and much more. Have pen and paper ready – you don’t want to miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring Jim’s story!

Starting a business from the ground up is never an easy venture – so many leaders pour their heart and soul into their business that it becomes an extension of who they are. One of the biggest challenges of getting a business started is balancing the books and keeping the lights on. Everything can be running smoothly until you need to start drawing a paycheck – then margins can get tight overnight! Thankfully, leaders like Jim McCarthy have made it to the other side to bring news of hope – those days of super close margins are not endless. 

Fast-forward from the early days of close margins to a time of generosity and giving back. While things were tight at Goldstar for a period of time – eventually, the business grew, and Jim was able to focus on giving back to the community. Now Jim serves on the Board of Directors for Union Station Homeless Services as well as the Pasadena Playhouse – he takes giving back seriously! What difference can you make not only in your industry but in your community? You don’t have to solve all the problems in the world – just pick one that you can work on! 

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