Project Broadcast: Origin Story

Hey there!  I’m Jake!  I’m the Chief Nerd over here at Project Broadcast!  I’d like to share a bit about myself with you and a small history lesson on Project Broadcast!

I’m a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in the software industry not only building world class software but I have also been instrumental in building multiple high performance teams and companies.  I’ve even had the privilege of being Employee #1 at a few of those wonderful companies where I’ve been responsible for outlining and executing the vision of the company from a technology perspective as well as been responsible for building the team to make it happen!  I’ve been blessed to work on sensitive data projects which have access to the world’s travel data, digital health care data for entire states, and even got to work directly with Apple on the launch of the Apple Appstore.  At one point, one of the products I was responsible for was on every single iPhone on display in every Apple Store!  How cool is that!! While I could write forever about my experience and the fun I’ve had over 2 decades you can also take a peek at my LinkedIn profile. I even remember one meeting years ago where one of the attendees at the meeting was responsible for writing the software for a lunar module… yes something that went to the MOON and he said our product was “cool”.  I mean what?!  I almost fainted at such a compliment! 

If you’ve been on one of my Zoom calls the question often comes up: Where did the idea for Project Broadcast come from?  While I’ve shared this story many times I’ll do so here again for you in case you’re not aware!  Back in 2016 my wife and Brian’s (my co-founder) wife were looking at multiple text marketing platforms for their direct sales/network marketing businesses.  Tools existed in the marketplace but when Brian and I took a look at them, we were underwhelmed.  We felt they were costly and frankly weren’t built to support the needs of a network marketing/direct sales professional.  We made the decision to put our resources to work and build that platform.  After a year of development, Project Broadcast was launched!  You may even be an OG (original gangsta for those not in the know) and have been using Project Broadcast before we even had a web version!  We actually launched a mobile version first b/c the need for a high quality mobile app was so important.  We quickly followed up in a matter of a few months with our first web release and we’ve been slinging code and supporting our growing user base ever since! 

If you’ve used Project Broadcast and thought… Dang these guys are in my head… then you have seen first hand how real field experience has helped shape our growing feature set.

Project Broadcast has a simply stated mission: Accelerate and scale the success of the small entrepreneur!  It is a bold, challenging yet rewarding mission and we strive daily to live up to that mission.  Having now sent well over 500 million text messages, we have grown to support 50+ different network marketing/direct sales companies, empowered 50 thousand users and also have relationships with large non profits, churches, schools, restaurants, realtors, large business customers, political campaigns, and so much more.  While we are so thankful for all of our customers, our heart is in supporting network marketing and direct sales professionals.  We feel there is a deep need for high quality software which meets the growing needs of the network marketing/direct sales professional and is also affordable so that leaders can duplicate success into their organization.  We are unapologetic about our heart for this profession and work hard as a growing team to add additional value to make your life easier and your business stronger!  We’ve got some incredible features coming in just a few weeks that will literally change the game on how teams collaborate and are committing our resources over the coming months to continue to lean into building additional team tools and CRM features to make Project Broadcast the platform you build your business on!  It’s an exciting time over here and we are anxious to share all the cool stuff we’re working hard on!

Project Broadcast is a company of heart felt folks that have a deep desire to serve our customers.  Many of our employees have direct experience in network marketing / direct sales or have spouses which are in network marketing / direct sales.  My wife in particular, is a high ranking leader in Young Living Essential Oils. I am always happy to share that information as well as the fact that Brian’s (our CTO and my co-founder) wife is with Mary Kay and even our support lead Chuck’s wife is with Pampered Chef.  Other employees have past experience with various companies or have been strategists/assistants to others. That diversity of field experience is key to the success of Project Broadcast.  If you’ve used Project Broadcast and thought… Dang these guys are in my head… then you have seen first hand how real field experience has helped shape our growing feature set.

Having now sent well over 500 million text messages, we have grown to support 50+ different network marketing/direct sales companies, empowered 50 thousand users…

When I say I have a heart for this space, this is not new and has existed for nearly a decade.  I have built apps for this space, spoken on national stages, consulted early stage network marketing/direct sales companies, written books, been on podcasts/team calls/interviews for large leaders in many companies. I’ve even been a personal coach and mentor to many high ranking leaders in multiple companies teaching them about business, investing, taxes, etc. Through Project Broadcast, I’ve also been an advocate for this entire profession to telco companies trying to understand the needs of this industry.

Simply put, myself as well as the entire team at Project Broadcast is here to help YOU.  We are here to help accelerate and scale YOUR business.  If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out directly as I’m an open book… unless you want to know my debit card PIN and well that is secret!

Project Broadcast has a simply stated mission: Accelerate and scale the success of the small entrepreneur!

Oh! Also!!  If Project Broadcast is helping you crush your business then you need to make sure others know about it!  We have multiple ways for you to share Project Broadcast and you can learn about them in this training on our awesome WebSchool.

One last thing.. I swear lol… If you are a high ranking leader in your network marketing / direct sales company and want to introduce Project Broadcast to your corporate leadership with an introduction… hit me up!

Thanks so much for taking the time!  #happyBroadcasting