Mitch Russo, Your First Thousand Clients Podcast at New Media SummitMitch Russo
Your First Thousand Clients

Meet Mitch Russo who, at the age of 16, was the lead guitar player for his high school rock band. 

Besides being the best way ever to meet girls, it taught him how to build, run and promote a business. His band; Absolutely Free, was the highest paid high school rock band in his school district, making over $500 a night, and that was in 1970. 

In 1985, Mitch co-founded Timeslips Corp, which grew to become the largest time tracking Software Company in the world. In 1994, Timeslips Corp was sold to Sage, plc. While at Sage, Mitch went on to run all of Sage U.S. as Chief Operating Officer, a division with 300 people with a market cap in excess of $100M.

Mitch was nominated for Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” on two separate occasions, 1989 and 1991.

Mitch joined longtime friend Chet Holmes and Tony Robbins and together created Business Breakthroughs, Int\’l, a company serving thousands of businesses a year with coaching, consulting and training services. Mitch was the President and CEO. 

After the untimely death of Chet, Mitch left Business Breakthroughs to help others build their business as a consultant specializing in working with call centers with large volume lead flow and helping coaching organizations scale. 

In 2015, Mitch published “The Invisible Organization” which is the CEO’s guide to transitioning a traditional brick and mortar company into a fully virtual organization. 

In 2017, Mitch launched a SaaS platform called The Results Breakthrough Network, to match entrepreneurs for the purpose of holding regular accountability sessions to complete their goals and be successful. 

In 2018, Mitch published his second book: Power Tribes – How Certification Can Explode Your Business. 

Mitch’s Podcast: Your First Thousand Clients, focuses on discovering the secrets of success from business owners who have served 1000 clients or more.

TODAY, Mitch helps his clients build recurring revenue streams by using his proprietary certification training and podcasts with super smart business owners and hosts a Certification Mastermind.

An avid travel and landscape photographer, Mitch’s work won 1st prize with The Sierra Club in 1994 and more recently was published in JETGALA Magazine with a 2-page spread. Mitch is always checking for a full moon in Iceland and has been known to disappear in a moment’s notice. Mitch’s photography can be seen at

Podcast Topics: Business, Business Growth, Management, Marketing, Sales, Types of business, Recurring Revenue companies, Web Marketing, Technology, Promotion

Ideal Guest Avatar: My ideal guest is someone who has had at least 1000 clients or more. They have had success, good income, life-changing experiences, unexpected positive outcome

What are you looking for in a guest? Story telling, intellectual property they created and a unique business model.

Best advice to offer those looking at being a podcast guest: Explain what you do, why you do it, how you got to 1000 clients and why your customers love you.

Podcast Description: Your First Thousand Clients is designed to extract the wisdom and experience of successful business builders who overcame the odds and created a new business that makes money, helps people, shares a powerful transformational process or is a service that people want to use again and again. We focus on the human interest side of being a company founder. Each interview is packed with insights, tips and tricks my guests have uncovered to get their own company to 1000 clients and beyond. Every episode is like a masterclass on the exact process people use to advance their company and live a more fulfilled life.