Welcome to the Besomebody Podcast, a top rated business podcast in over a dozen countries, including Pakistan, The Philippines, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. Our show is hosted by Besomebody, Inc. and BSB Group International Founder and CEO, Kash Shaikh. After a successful corporate career and a fast-start to his entrepreneurial journey, Kash was knocked down, kicked to the curb, and counted out after his initial product failed to get traction. He pivoted, kept going, and built Besomebody into a multi-million dollar company. Today, he’s passionate about helping you do the same.

On this show, we will focus on three key areas of business and community building: entrepreneurship, leadership, and culture. And we’ll center our discussions and dialogue on the key stories, insights, and actions that will help you bring your vision to life.

Subscribe if you:

  • Own or aspire to own a small business
  • Work for, founded, or are thinking of creating an early-stage startup
  • Are experiencing growth at your startup and looking to get to the next level
  • Lead a team of people and want to keep pushing them to be great
  • Are passionate about your work or community and want to make the most positive impact
  • Feel like a caged lion and want to set yourself free

Kash is an award-winning entrepreneur, brand builder, and public speaker who successfully transitioned – after lots of ups and downs – from a fast-tracked corporate career to a game-changing force in entrepreneurship. Besomebody began as his personal blog, and today – after several evolutions, failures, and pivots – is a multi-million dollar company. He then created BSB Group International, a leading growth agency that works with Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing startups across the world to help them grow their revenue, profit, and/or customer base.

Besomebody, and now BSB Group International, have been named one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine, “Top Companies for Diversity and Inclusion” by Break the Ceiling, and one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Business Courier. Kash has received many awards and accolades, including AdWeek “Marketer of the Year”, Google’s “Rising Star for Entrepreneurship”, and several 40 under 40 recognitions. He’s a 3x TEDx speaker and has spoken at over 200 schools and corporations around the world.

Join us as we share the real-life insights, lessons, and experiences that have helped us build a global brand and growing business, and learn with us as we host entrepreneurs, leaders, and disrupters who are changing the game.


Besomebody began as a global platform for motivational content, most of which was authored and created by Shaikh.  After reaching a monthly audience of 10 million people worldwide in 2014, Shaikh launched the world’s first experience marketplace – the Besomebody mobile app, in which users could book learning experiences with local experts across more than 400 different “passion areas”, including snowboarding, skydiving, and piano. After two years of growth and an appearance on the hit reality TV show, Shark Tank, Shaikh sold the app to a Denver-based activity firm in 2017. Shaikh looked to transfer his knowledge of training and community building to the corporate sector in order to help drive values-based job creation and economic growth. In 2019, Kash launched BSB Group International, an end-to-end Strategic Growth Agency that focuses on Management Consulting, Brand Building and Organizational Culture. At the same time, Kash brought Besomebody full circle by pivoting it into a content platform delivering inspirational content about entrepreneurship, leadership and culture. 

July 1, 2009

Founder, Kash Shaikh, comes up with the #besomebody concept while leading Social Marketing for Developing Countries at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, OH. Kash was traveling internationally 80% of the time, visiting 45 countries during this assignment, including some of the poorest countries in the world.

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October 14, 2010

After a year of sharing “#besomebody” on Twitter, Kash tweets a line that becomes the foundation of the community, proclaiming how he realized that #besomebody “is a lifestyle, not a destination.” That line becomes our…

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January 1, 2011

Kash and his brother Rick launch the #besomebody blog, a simple, black and white WordPress blog in which Kash shares personal writings and inspiring stories from his travels around the world. Kash’s first post is called “The Besomebody Lifestyle.” Later it becomes the company manifesto. The Besomebody Lifestyle has been shared tens of thousands of times by people across the world.

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August 11, 2011

Kash writes “A Conversation with Love.” This is the first truly viral #besomebody content. Besomebody’s Facebook page reaches 5,000 fans.

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January 1, 2012

Kash leaves Procter & Gamble and moves to San Francisco to lead Social Marketing and Communications for GoPro. At the time, GoPro was a little known camera company based out of Half Moon Bay, CA….

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August 1, 2012

Rick designs the first set of #besomebody “becards” – motivational copy written by Kash, on top of cool images created by Rick. This becomes the second piece of viral #besomebody content, and the #becard concept…

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March 1, 2013

Kash resigns from GoPro to pursue his purpose and follow his passion – to build #besomebody into the most inspirational platform in the world. He cashes out his P&G 401K, moves out of his San…

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May 1, 2013

Kash leads a small team of #besomebody volunteers who travel the world as part of the ‘Tagging the World’ campaign, creating inspirational street art in 15 cities in 11 countries across 4 continents, including Mexico…

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June 1, 2013

We meet “Michael Jackson” – an inspiring eight-year-old boy – in the middle of Shirati, Tanzania. Michael inspires the concept for the initial #besomebody app – a marketplace in which anyone can learn anything they…

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October 1, 2013

Kash and Rick are joined by three college students on a nationwide college tour, in which they rent a 42-foot long RV, wrap it in “#besomebody”, and travel 15,000 miles across the country to deliver…

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January 1, 2014

We run out of money due to a myriad of issues and mishaps on the college tour, including the RV company stealing $30,000 of Besomebody funds from their credit card. It’s a complex scheme/scam that…

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April 1, 2014

The company raises $1M from E.W. Scripps, a media and content company and venture firm based in Cincinnati, OH. He runs into Adam Symson, the Chief Digital Officer at the time, at a Starbucks across…

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May 1, 2014

Rick and Kash open up the first “official” #besomebody office, on Springdale road in Austin, TX. They invite the artists from the Tagging the World Tour to come paint the walls.They buy used furniture, build…

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July 1, 2014

The company expands to 14 full-time employees. The majority of the team has little to no work experience, however they were early ambassadors and volunteers for the Besomebody Movement. Kash and Rick keep their promise…

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November 11, 2014

The original #besomebody iOS app officially launches in the App Store. From powerpoint to first paying user – booking a painting experience – in 6 months.

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May 1, 2015

The Besomebody iOS receives tons of critical acclaim and press coverage, including being recognized by leading publications like USA Today, Entrepreneur, Venture Beat and Tech Crunch. It was named “One of the apps that may takeover Facebook” and called “life changing” by a top Austin publication.

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July 1, 2015

The company raises another $1M, led by Austin construction entrepreneur, Fred Tillman, and moves into a newly constructed complex in Lakeway, TX. This 10,000 square foot playground has everything from a crossfit gym and yoga…

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October 1, 2015

Soccer legends and former US Women’s National Team heroes, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini join the #besomebody family, endorsing the app, brand and platform, and integrating it into their TeamFirst soccer camps across…

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January 1, 2016

The company’s CTO resigns to take a higher-paying position at a big local corporation. A big investor bounces his check. App growth begins to slow down, and the trajectory begins to change from a true…

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May 1, 2016

We announce our surprise move to Boston, MA, in order to further pursue our aspirations of building a learning platform. Kash spends 9 months learning from industry and educational experts at some of the most…

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June 1, 2016

After randomly pitching at an open casting call in New York City, Kash is selected – and fast-tracked – to appear on the hit Reality TV Series, “Shark Tank.” This is an exciting time as…

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October 1, 2016

We release our first “MVP” video – a motivational montage of inspiring video clips brought to life with Kash’s voiceover called “Stop Asking for Easy.” The goal is to get 1 million views within 6…

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November 1, 2016

The team begins its first meetings with top employers to pitch the new Besomebody Paths. Every company is interested in the concept, as they share their need for skilled workers and their challenges with recruiting,…

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December 1, 2016

We align on 6 core industries in which we will pursue our initial Besomebody Paths – Healthcare, Wellness, Hospitality, Animal Care, Environment and Automotive. All these industries are growing fast, have thousands of job openings,…

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January 1, 2017

The company downsizes to only 4 full-time employees. This occurs both to reduce costs, as well as because some team members decide no longer to continue the journey as we move full force toward Besomebody…

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February 1, 2017

The original #besomebody app is acquired for an undisclosed amount by Denver-based Adventure platform, Utivity. Utivity’s Board Members and CEO first learned about Kash and #besomebody from his appearance on “Shark Tank”, creating an exciting…

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March 1, 2017

The core Besomebody team relocates to Cincinnati, OH to lead the launch of the company’s biggest Path pilot, with Kroger. The pilot is for a new role called Nutrition Technician.

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April 1, 2017

The new Besomebody website launches, marking nearly 12 months of work to fully transition the company to focus on Besomebody Paths. Our mission is to make education and employment more accessible, practical and passion-based, and…

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August 1, 2018

Besomebody, Inc.’s Paths program takes off, creating over 2,000 jobs with Partner companies across the country. In addition, Besomebody begins to offer its Partner clients new services, including marketing, brand building, and consulting.

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February 1, 2019

Over the span of three months, Besomebody, Inc. acquires both Opening Minds Entertainment, LLC, a multimedia and event firm, and Pixelbug Technologies Inc., an augmented reality and artificial intelligence startup. These acquisitions expand Besomebody’s service…

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December 1, 2019

In preparation for the upcoming Company restructuring, Kash assumes full control of Besomebody, Inc. by buying out all preferred shareholders, including the Cincinnati-based media company, E.W. Scripps, which invested $1M in the Company in 2014.

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April 1, 2020

After the focus of our work for clients shifts even more to consulting and business services, Kash launches BSB Group International as Besomebody’s sister company. BSB Group provides Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing startups with…

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