Mike Glanz is the co-founder and CEO of HireAHelper, an online marketplace for shopping of moving services. The company has full-service and labor-only movers in 50 states.
A San Diego native, Mike grew up in the Mission Bay area and went to school at Clairemont High. He later moved to Riverside to attend college at California Baptist University, where he studied information systems management. After college, Mike landed a “real” job in the area only to start his company a year later. As soon as he was able to afford it, Mike made his way back down to San Diego, landing in Oceanside.
Mike and his co-founder struggled finding investors who believed in their startup, so they raised a family and friends round, totalling $150,000. The duo’s funds allowed them to launch HireAHelper in June 2007. Nearly 12 years later today, the company has a nationwide presence.
Listen in to hear all about the challenges Mike had to overcome in the first few years of HireAHelper and his plans for the future of the company.
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Tacos – Beef tacos at Mexico Viejo in Carlsbad
Mexican food – Santana’s Mexican Food in Pacific Beach
Coffee – Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in Pacific Beach and Keurig Donut Shop K-Cups
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