Who is Steve “The Hurricane”? Hurricane Marketing Enterprises’ Marketing Manager, Nick Bonitatibus, sits down with the one and only Steve “The Hurricane” and asks him a variety of questions about early beginnings and the rise of HME. They discuss Steve’s great failures and achievements as well as advice for success to all current and future entrepreneurs.
(1:00) When did you first become an entrepreneur?
(3:40) What is the most important skill set to be successful?
(5:20) What is your greatest weakness?
(7:22) What do you wish you knew when you first started your business?
(9:44) What is your most proud accomplishment in your personal life or business?
(12:13) What is your biggest failure and how did you overcome it?
(14:15) Is passion necessary to have success?
(16:03) If all your videos and everything you have ever done was gone, what is the one message you would leave behind?
President and Owner of Hurricane Marketing Enterprises
Steve Weiss has been in Marketing and Sales his entire life. At age 14, he owned “Neighborhood Kids Landscaping Services” where he cared for lawns around his school schedule. While in College, he sold Cutco Knives, and his honors received then were “Top Sales Rep” in 2000, he helped the Middlesex office have its first Million Dollar year in 2001, and ran the number 1 branch in productivity in the company (out of 400 locations) in 2002.
In 2005 Steve joined Care Choice (A Private Pay Home Care Company) and grew it from 16 active clients to maintaining a census of over 100, growing annual revenues from $750,000 to nearly $5 Million in just 4 short years. Eventually, he became Vice President and partner before selling the company to Senior Bridge. During his time there, Steve was recognized 14 for 14 months straight as a Top Sales Person in Inquiries, Starts, and New Revenue.
In June of 2012, Steve founded and became the President of Hurricane Marketing Enterprises where he currently is a Motivational Speaker, Business Seminar Leader, and Consultant/Coach to clients across the country.
Steve is happily married to his beloved wife Susan, and is the proud father of Steven, Sydney and Sienna who are the light of his life. Lastly, Steve went to school to be a Minister and aspires to accomplish that mission as a second career by age 45.