Isaac Mashman


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Isaac Mashman is an American entrepreneur. Isaac started Mashman Ventures in 2020.[1]

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Company

Mashman Ventures

Twitter

@isaacmashman (9.3K followers)

Instagram

@isaacmashman (2.01K followers)

Career

Early Career

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Mashman Ventures

Isaac started Mashman Ventures in 2020. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Mashman Ventures?

I don’t want to spend too much time talking about my past, but I didn’t come from money or a “white-picket-fence” home. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, I remember seeing my mom slave for a paycheck, working at fast-food restaurants that had obnoxious shifts. Although she was way overqualified, she did her best to raise me as a single parent. My grandparents played a large role in my early years, but even then nobody was entrepreneurial. I actually remember waking up early in the mornings with my grandmother to take my grandpa to work at the cabinet shop. After school, we would go pick him up.

As I grew older, my mom eventually remarried, but with good times, came bad ones too. Throughout my teenage years, looking back I now realize that the seed of entrepreneurship was sowed in various business ideas. In middle school, I went as far as wanting to sell modified pens to other students and I even had a full catalog. It sounds goofy, but as I got older that dumb idea turned into my own lawn business over the summer, where I did work for my scoutmasters from Boy Scouts, and people around the surrounding neighborhoods. I went to every door with fliers and had a trailer large enough for a mower that gets this, I hooked up to my bike.

It wasn’t until the senior year that I got into business somewhat seriously. Remember those bad times I mentioned? This was during one of them. I started to look for role models, and sick of not having money I knew I had to start following the people who had some. That’s when I stumbled across some large-name internet entrepreneurs, and at the time, a young kid who was slightly older than me who had businesses of his own.

Being both an ambitious and impressionable kid, I decided to start an Instagram account with hopes of eventually monetizing it, and began a business-centered clothing line. I eventually sold a few pieces of merchandise online making somewhere around $50, but this was a breaking point for me. I could make money online! Over the span of a few more months, I got involved with, networking marketing, and a variety of other businesses. It was during these times I took my first business trip to Minneapolis.

Fast forward three years, a lot of risks, and crazy experiences, I dipped my toes into half a dozen different businesses and industries, all whilst building my personal brand. As I was figuring out what I wanted to do, I was gathering a social audience, establishing credibility, and learning about branding, marketing, social media, and a whole bunch of other things.

During one of my adventures in Bakersfield, California (I wish I had the time) I became the go-to brand guy within my friend group. Understanding that I had a knack for it, the idea of focusing on personal branding began to grow in my mind, and in April 2020 I decided to actually make it a full-time thing.

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