36°N member Mark Hellmann Regouby is the founder of Running of the Bulls, Inc., the largest tour operator at the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. His company has hosted over 16,000 travelers and loves introducing people to the World's Largest Fiesta.
Editor’s Note: Since joining 36°N last fall, Mark and his team have expanded their offering by selling official Running of the Bulls attire on Amazon. This arm of the business has expanded so rapidly that Mark and his team are soon moving out of 36°N Camp II and into a larger facility that can accommodate the high demand for their products. Because of this growth, at the end of this month, Mark will officially be considered a a 36°N Alumni Member! Way to go, Mark and team!!
How, where and when do you get your best ideas?
Pain points, choke points, complaints... Whenever people start talking about inconveniences or frustrations, my ears perk up.
What's a work tool or ritual that you couldn't live without?
Yoga every morning. And Infusionsoft Marketing Automation.
What skill would you like to master?
I'd like to go back and redeem the piano lessons I flunked out of as a kid!
What advice would you give to someone seeking to launch or grow a business?
The biggest secret to long-term success is to find a way to survive while you learn the hard lessons that inevitably come. Borrow money, take side jobs, reduce your lifestyle, but sometimes, just outlasting the competition equals success.
What's a big "win" you experienced in the past year?
Our organic search visibility is up 755%, which opens up huge opportunities for us to talk to more customers than ever before.
What are you most looking forward to in the year to come?
Capitalizing on our new team, our new focus, and our SEO growth.
Why 36 Degrees North?
36 Degrees North is a great working environment with awesome energy. It got us all out of our houses and into a central location where we could collaborate with each other and increase the intensity of our work, moving us to the next level. Also being around other entrepreneurs getting after it and showing up and putting in the hard work is inspiring- and reminds me to do the same.
Do you want to give any shoutouts?
Thank you to our hard-working team. Pam, Paty and Linda are the best!