Mike Bass

Business Machine 0021: Mike Bass of Friedland Industries and Connect and Haul

Today on the Business Machine is Mike Bass. Mike is account representative of Friedland Industries and founder of Connect and Pull. He also is a musician and host his own podcast, Running a Family Business. 


To educate the public on recycling, scrap, and environmental services. In 10 years, Mike wants to offer a family-friendly experience of Friedland Industries in the hopes to engage and educate more people. He also would like to see more manufacturers come back to Michigan.

Learning From Our Mistakes

A mistake Mike learned from was not validating the demand for a product or service before diving into the efforts of starting the idea. The value of researching the market before entering.


Books: Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, Boron Letters by Gary Halbert, and The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

Quote: Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were and say, ‘Why not?’

Eat with: Tim Ferris and Eckhart Tolle

Apps/ Tech: Pen and notebook. Evernote.

Eat at: Zoobies, Creole, and Beggars Banquet

Legacy: Create something timeless, and one day educate business students on how real world business works.