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Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan

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Rank #196 in Management & Marketing category

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We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and spoken to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and founders in the world to find out exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, so YOU can learn from them. Why this podcast? Because we're asking the same questions you want to know as an entrepreneur on their journey to building an extremely successful business. We're on the front-lines facing the daily battles you are. How do I get more customers? How do I scale my business? I want to start a business, but just don't know where to start? How did this person get millions of customers and make millions of dollars and have a such a massive impact on the world? Some of these entrepreneurs are very well known, and some not known at all and that’s the cool part! Here we will share with you our best interviews from Foundr magazine showcasing this persons processes, failures, critical lessons learnt and actionable strategies showing YOU how to build a successful business. This is NOT your AVERAGE everyday entrepreneurship podcast.

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We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and spoken to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and founders in the world to find out exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, so YOU can learn from them. Why this podcast? Because we're asking the same questions you want to know as an entrepreneur on their journey to building an extremely successful business. We're on the front-lines facing the daily battles you are. How do I get more customers? How do I scale my business? I want to start a business, but just don't know where to start? How did this person get millions of customers and make millions of dollars and have a such a massive impact on the world? Some of these entrepreneurs are very well known, and some not known at all and that’s the cool part! Here we will share with you our best interviews from Foundr magazine showcasing this persons processes, failures, critical lessons learnt and actionable strategies showing YOU how to build a successful business. This is NOT your AVERAGE everyday entrepreneurship podcast.

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Great work Nathan and I love hearing from your awesome guests successes, failures, insights, wisdom, & tips for new cofounders like myself. Listen to the pod people! Worth your time!!!

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By jterrystl - Feb 27 2019
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I hate that it’s taken me so long to find this, but it is my favorite podcast! Love it!

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499 Ratings
Average Ratings
476
14
4
3
2

Love the pod!

By drnd71773 - May 19 2019
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Great work Nathan and I love hearing from your awesome guests successes, failures, insights, wisdom, & tips for new cofounders like myself. Listen to the pod people! Worth your time!!!

Favorite Podcast

By jterrystl - Feb 27 2019
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I hate that it’s taken me so long to find this, but it is my favorite podcast! Love it!

Cover image of Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan

Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan

Updated 20 days ago

Rank #196 in Management & Marketing category

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We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and spoken to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and founders in the world to find out exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, so YOU can learn from them. Why this podcast? Because we're asking the same questions you want to know as an entrepreneur on their journey to building an extremely successful business. We're on the front-lines facing the daily battles you are. How do I get more customers? How do I scale my business? I want to start a business, but just don't know where to start? How did this person get millions of customers and make millions of dollars and have a such a massive impact on the world? Some of these entrepreneurs are very well known, and some not known at all and that’s the cool part! Here we will share with you our best interviews from Foundr magazine showcasing this persons processes, failures, critical lessons learnt and actionable strategies showing YOU how to build a successful business. This is NOT your AVERAGE everyday entrepreneurship podcast.

Rank #1: 60: How to Become Financially Free with Tony Robbins

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Tony Robbins talks fast. Conversing with him is like riding Space Mountain: You get in, you hang on, and before you know it, it’s over and you’re left feeling bewildered, slightly euphoric, and wanting to smooth your hair. Robbins has become a household name as the man who popularized life coaching. Imagine your client list including Oprah, Princess Diana, and Bill Clinton—all before you hit your mid- 30s. He’s spoken to more than 50 million people in 100 countries. To call Tony Robbins just a self-help guru would be like calling Muhammad Ali just a boxer. It doesn’t quite cut it. He is a force of nature, an industry, and a global brand. His advice is still sought by the likes of professional athletes, CEOs, movie stars, rappers and world leaders. When Foundr interrupted Robbins’ schedule for an interview, he was 40 miles from the Arctic Circle, racing Lamborghinis across a frozen ice lake. As you do. “I was eaten up by my crazy schedule, going to 15 countries a year, so I decided, ‘I’m going to find a little time to play,’ and this was on my list. So it’s nice to be able to experience it.” It’s a fitting vacation. Robbins is best known for his high-intensity seminars. To say he’s bursting with enthusiasm is an understatement. It seems as though he’s sitting atop an erupting volcano of energy and optimism. His voice is booming, with its trademark rasp. He makes each point with the force of an artillery bombardment. In this interview you will learn: How to deduce your market to the metrics that matter The steps you need to take in order to be financially free Turning past pain into pure motivation and a hunger for success Tony's ethos in living for impact, and how the money will follow How to serve your client in the best possible way & more more!

Sep 30 2015
44 mins
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Rank #2: 192: Best of Foundr: Gary Vee, Tony Robbins, and More Talk Hustle, Mindset, and GSD (Foundr 5th Birthday Special Episode)

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Welcome back to our “Best of Foundr” podcast series! To celebrate Foundr’s 5th birthday, we put together a series of special edition podcast episodes that feature the best snippets from our most popular episodes. We pulled out the gems from each of your favorite interviews and compiled them into a three-week series of pure content gold. This week we are focusing on hustle, motivation, mindset, and getting things done! In this episode, we have one of my heroes and the king of hustle, Gary Vee. We also have memory and productivity wizard Jim Kwik, morning routine master Hal Elrod, and the mindset king himself, Tony Robbins! While I have loved the releases in this special birthday series so far, I have to say, we saved some of the best for last. In this episode, you will be challenged and motivated to seriously move to the next level!

Mar 28 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #3: 149: How to Use Influencer Marketing to Generate Millions with Gretta Rose van Riel of SkinnyMeTea

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In 2012, Gretta Rose van Riel, like most aspiring entrepreneurs, found herself spending all of her free time building a business. It was nothing more than a passion project at the time, something to do in her spare time when she wasn't working at her day job. Despite the fact that she had no real plans to become a full-time entrepreneur with her own business, it wasn't long before that passion project grew into something bigger. She soon knew that this was something she just had to devote all of her time and energy to. "Basically, I had an idea that resonated with me so strongly, I just knew that it was something that I had to pursue," van Riel says. The result was a multimillion-dollar ecommerce business called SkinnyMe Tea, the world's first teatox using the natural benefits of tea to help you achieve your health, fitness, and nutrition goals. That alone is impressive enough, but what really separates van Riel from the rest of the pack is that she didn't just build one multimillion-dollar business, she's built many. In five years, Van Riel has transformed herself from just another employee to serial entrepreneur, with multiple ecommerce businesses under her belt. She's effectively cracked the code on how to successfully build a business online, including coming up with the perfect idea, the best way to market it, and how to rapidly scale. In this week's episode you will learn: How to build an incredibly loyal customer base through social media The easiest way to hack into the power of influencer marketing to build your brand Gretta's method to developing the perfect product from idea, to validation, to selling Why Instagram should be your number one channel for customers and sales The foolproof marketing formula guaranteed to double your revenue & much more!

May 24 2017
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #4: 181: Running a 7-Figure Business On 5.5 Hours a Day, With Ari Meisel of Less Doing

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Entrepreneurs find inspiration in all sorts of places. But for Ari Meisel, founder, bestselling author, and productivity expert, desperation was the driving force behind the launch of his successful company, Less Doing. That same desperation led him to breakthroughs in productivity that changed his life. At just 23 years old, Meisel was enjoying a thriving real estate career, but after suffering some major business blows and landing $3 million in debt, the stress overwhelmed him and he was diagnosed with debilitating Crohn’s disease. Managing the disease crippled Meisel’s ability to work regularly. Some days he was unable to work longer than an hour. During this difficult experience, Meisel realized he needed to devise a way to accomplish more work in the limited time he had. Through a long process of experimentation, Ari developed his Less Doing, More Living productivity system, which allowed him the time he needed both to build a new business and improve his health. A devoted husband, father of five, and dedicated businessman, Meisel now helps individuals and businesses around the world become more effective—all while working only 5 ½ hours a day. He's also recently teamed up with Foundr to teach his Less Doing, More Living system to our awesome community. In this inspiring interview, learn the secrets behind Meisel’s airtight productivity system and discover how you can also become a productivity master and optimize, automate, and outsource your life and business. Key Takeaways Ari’s 15-minute outsourcing rule that frees you up to focus on growing your business How saying no to new opportunities can grow your business more than saying yes The power of using machine learning to slash your work time and automate systems Why working more hours does not always translate into getting more work done

Jan 11 2018
52 mins
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Rank #5: 123: Startup Growth Pains, Marketing Strategies, Buying & Selling Companies with Wil Schroter

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Wil Schroter never set out to become an entrepreneur. In fact, he didn't have that much interest in business in the first place. But in 1995, he found himself in the office of his college guidance counselor saying that he was dropping out to start an internet company. The question she asked wasn't why Schroter was quitting college, but what was this "internet" he was talking about. A 19 years old, Schroter was one of the first handful of people in the world building successful businesses based on this world-changing piece of technology. While dropping out of college to pursue a career in entrepreneurship is pretty run-of-the-mill today, back in 1995 it was practically unheard of. Everyone around Schroter told him it was insane, that it'd be suicide, that he'd never make it. Fast forward a little over 20 years, he now finds himself as the founder of several multimillion-dollar companies, including Fundable, the world's largest business crowdfunding platform, and the internationally renowned startup launchpad startups.co. It's been a successful journey since that guidance counselor's office. Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Schroter has not only witnessed, but also participated in many of the world-changing impacts the internet has had. He's pretty much seen it all. In this episode you will learn: How to survive a business with less than zero business experience The things you need to know on how to close more deals Learn how to build a community How to deal with growth pains effectively Tips on what it takes to build a successful company & more!

Dec 22 2016
55 mins
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Rank #6: 229: Mastering Copywriting and Finding Your Flow With Arman Assadi of Project EVO

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NEW COURSE ALERT: Entrepreneur, we wanted you to be the first to know that we’ve collaborated with Arman Assadi to bring you our brand new copywriting course. Learn the copywriting secrets behind 11 seven-figure product launches, taught by Arman himself. Arman’s broken it down into a 10-step framework that he’s proven with his clients time and time again. He’s even going to give you templates, formulas, and how-to guides so you can start converting customers like crazy. If you’re tired of seeing ZERO sales for all the hard work you’ve put into your amazing product—then you NEED to learn the power of copywriting. We’re opening the doors to this course soon for a limited time only, and we want to see you there. Be sure to get on the FREE waitlist so you don’t miss it! Key Takeaways The “crisis of meaning” that drove Assadi to leave his job at Google, book a trip to Cuba, and pursue freedom as a solopreneur How Assadi became a self-taught copywriter and began working with the likes of Neil Patel, Lewis Howes, Jason Silva, and Lori Harder What you should (and shouldn’t) do if you want to find your unique voice as a copywriter The key to writing high-converting copy and why every entrepreneur should learn the basics The story behind Assadi’s latest business and how it created the most-funded planner in crowdfunding history: EVO Planner What’s next for Project EVO and how it’s helping entrepreneurs and creatives find fulfillment in their work

Dec 11 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #7: 139: How to Become a Master Networker to Increase Your Income, Happiness and Startup Success

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Jordan Harbinger is one of the most influential people in entrepreneurship today, thanks to his popular podcast The Art of Charm. His show recently hit its 10th anniversary, and Harbinger has interviewed some of the greatest minds and personalities in the startup space and more. Starting off as a law school graduate who landed a job as a financial attorney on Wall Street, it didn't take long for Harbinger to become quickly disillusioned with the life that being a big shot attorney offered. Within a year, he left his job to work full-time the Art of Charm podcast, but not before taking with him some key lessons from his stint on Wall Street. During that time, Harbinger learned of "the third path" to success that no one seemed to talk about. The one that wasn't about working long hours, or even being the smartest person in the room, but instead was all about networking. He found that the key to success was all about sharpening your social skills in order to develop the key relationships you need in order to succeed. That lesson turned Harbinger's life around and opened up a whole world of possibilities that he never thought possible. In this week's episode: How to develop and master the social skills you need to succeed The competitive advantage behind networking and building relationships Why podcasting changed the game and how you can harness its power How to become a highly influential person The secret to creating a successful podcast & much more!

Mar 29 2017
46 mins
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Rank #8: 92: A Mastery Lesson on the Process of Selling ANYTHING! with Ben Chaib

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One of the greatest misconceptions you'll encounter in the startup world is the one about age. You'll hear would-be entrepreneurs constantly telling themselves that they're too young, or that they're too old, or that they're just waiting for that right moment to finally become an entrepreneur. That's ridiculous. There is no perfect moment waiting around the corner for you, because the perfect moment only comes to those who actually go out there and create it. Ben Chaib, founder of Sell and Succeed, is the perfect example of that. After working in the corporate world for 25 years, he decided that enough was enough. He had the skills and ability to generate millions in revenue, but he wasn't getting the return that we wanted. So he set out and created his own business, and today he's consulting hundreds of other aspiring entrepreneurs on how to market for success. "We are great at doing things for others, but we are not great at doing it for ourselves. But we deserve it more than others," he says. While relatively new to entrepreneurship, Ben is no slouch when it comes to knowing how to make a business work. In our interview with Ben, we get invaluable insight from one of the top business coaches in the world as he breaks down his sales process and shows us what it means to be a great marketer. In this interview you will learn: Ben's 8-step process of marketing and making sales The advantages of having a business coach and good mentors to help you start your own business Tips on how to make a sales process that is authentically you How to find clients and target audiences through Facebook marketing Why you need to get your customers to connect and feel comfortable talking about their business with you & much more!

May 18 2016
54 mins
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Rank #9: 177: How Shannon Willoughby Turned Her Passion Into a $30K/Month Business (Start & Scale Student Spotlight – Part 2)

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Welcome to part two of our three-part podcast series that's shining the spotlight on successful entrepreneurs who hail right from our very own Foundr community! These passionate people are in the trenches daily doing what it takes to make their startup dreams a reality. If you haven't listened to part one, featuring Gamal Codner, you can check it out right here. Today, we talk with Shannon Willoughby, a courageous entrepreneur who started from zero and scaled her ecommerce business to $30,000+ per month and growing. Using the principles she learned in our Start & Scale ecommerce course, Shannon was able to surpass $250,000 in sales since starting her aromatherapy business just four months ago. This episode is packed with advice on how anyone can scale a profitable ecommerce business, but it's also an inspiring story. Not only did Shannon build a business from zero, she's also recovered from two strokes and won the New Zealand rugby National Championship. Her “never die” attitude will have you dreaming bigger than ever. Learn the strategies that led to Shannon’s success and how to follow in her footsteps. We are extremely proud to share her story with you! Key Takeaways The one avoidable mistake Shannon made that slowed her progress and how she turned it around How passion and personal experience plays into business success The most important factor that fueled Shannon’s early success (it’s super easy to replicate) The pre-business step all ecommerce shop owners should take to ensure people will buy their product

Dec 06 2017
35 mins
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Rank #10: 212: Behind the Scenes With 3 Start & Scale Ecommerce Success Stories

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We are always blown away by the success stories within the Foundr community, and we take every opportunity we can to shine the spotlight on them. In today's podcast, I am thrilled to present to you three of our Start & Scale ecommerce course students who are absolutely crushing it! I got to sit down with each one and ask them how they got started with their businesses, what challenges they faced, and what successes they are now enjoying. You will hear from: Adam Hendle Adam is the founder of men’s personal care product line, Ball Wash. Adam started his ecommerce journey only eight short months ago and has already made more than $1 million in revenue. Shamanth Pereira Shamanth is a busy mother who created a new leggings product, and put it to the test with a pre-sale Kickstarter campaign. In a short time, she received nearly £50,000 from more than 1,500 backers. Shamanth is in the process of fulfilling those orders and putting her shop online full time. Monique and Chevalo Wilsondebriano Monique and Chevalo run Charleston Gourmet Burger, which was already a $200,000-per-month business, but had yet to reach its potential in online sales. Their goal was turn their website into an online store so they could generate more sales. In two months, they earned nearly $22,000 and attracted 9,110 visits to their website. We couldn’t be happier for these guys and are proud to be part of their journeys. Please join me in congratulating them. Way to go! Key Takeaways Go behind the scenes to learn how three ecommerce stores became successful Discover the two primary marketing channels Ball Wash leveraged that allowed them to scale so fast How Shamanth conceptualized and developed her winning product idea The learning curve for Chevalo and Monique as they transitioned their product to sell online

Aug 16 2018
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #11: 134: A Blueprint on How to Become a Sales Master with Matthew Kimberley

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At his very core, Matthew Kimberley is a salesman. Whether it's something he was born with, or a trait he picked up while growing up, Kimberley understands the art of the sale. Starting at the young age of 13, Kimberley took to the street as a young street performer. Juggling his way into his first few dollars, and finding within himself that perfect combination of charm, drive, and ambition that make up the best salespeople. Fast forward to his 20s, Kimberley had built himself an highly lucrative company earning a cool 7-figures a year, and yet, he was unhappy. He just didn't believe in what he was doing, and couldn't find the passion to keep on going. Taking a step back as a founder, he went back to what he knew best: selling. “I realized what I liked to do is sell and teach people how to sell. So what I did was become a self-employed sales trainer, and I haven’t looked back since.” To Kimberley, there is no other skill that is as important as knowing how to sell. “Here’s why sales are important. When you can sell, you don’t need any other skills. When you can sell, you don’t need to be a creator. When you can sell, you don’t need to be a manager. When you can sell, you don’t need to be a writer, you don’t need to be a speaker, you don’t need to be a talker, you don’t have to have a business idea. You don’t have to be a particularly good executor. You don’t have to be good at doing anything, other than asking, persuading, convincing,” Kimberley says. Today, Kimberley has honed his skills to the point of being one of the go-to gurus when it comes to the art of selling. He's taught hundreds of people and businesses how to not only grow, but double and even triple their profit margins by teaching them his practical system on how to sell hard, and sell fast. In this week's episode you will learn: Kimberley's 16 principles of professional persuasion The best place to learn and hone your skills as a salesperson Why learning how to sell is the most important skill for an entrepreneur How to follow your passion while maximizing your profits The importance of having a mentor and where to find one & much more!

Mar 02 2017
49 mins
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Rank #12: 102: How to Get up Early and Overcome Extreme Adversity with Hal Elrod

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When Hal Elrod was 19 he was involved in a car accident with a drunk driver that left him with brain damage, 11 broken bones, and doctors telling him that he'd never walk again. While many people would understandably give into grief or anger or any other whirlwind of emotions that come after such a traumatic event, Elrod instead made the conscious choice to be at peace with himself. He knew there was nothing he could control about his situation, but he could control how the situation affected him. While he accepted the fact that he might never be able to use his legs again and was at peace with it, he was also determined to find a way to walk again. “I’m going accept the worst-case scenario, while I focus on the best case scenario.” Three weeks later, defying all odds and expectations, he began to walk again. Since then, he's called upon his life story and lessons he's learned along the way to become a highly sought-after motivational speaker and bestselling author of the book The Miracle Morning. Through his book, Elrod has touched the lives of millions of people with his simple philosophy and has guided them to become more productive, happier, less stressed, and at peace with themselves. In this interview you will learn: How you too can start becoming a better entrepreneur, and a better person overall, every single morning Why the most successful people in the world take their mornings very seriously When to accept the worst and how to turn that into a weapon What your potential is and how to reach it What it truly means to put mind over matter and how to do it & much more!

Jul 27 2016
55 mins
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Rank #13: 210: How to Create a Multimillion-Dollar Software Product the Market Actually Wants, With Crazy Egg’s Hiten Shah

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Hiten Shah has a killer track record when comes to creating software products. He and his co-founders have built several multimillion-dollar releases, including Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics, and many of their features were the first of their kind to hit the industry. It might seem like Shah has stumbled onto a secret formula for software-building success. But to him, it’s simply a matter of creating what his audience wants. Solving a problem is the biggest determinant of a software’s success, and Shah builds this methodology into every new piece he creates. In this informative interview, Shah shares the details behind his process, from planning the software build and ensuring a market fit, to hiring the right people to bring it to life. As an avid mentor and advisor, Shah also answers our own, real world questions about future software builds for Foundr. Listen in and get inspired! Key Takeaways Learn about Shah’s newest software products to hit the market The secret to building a profitable software product (it starts long before the first line of code is written) How to avoid building something nobody wants When to hire internally and when to outsource when building a SaaS product Where most product managers go wrong during development How to prevent your software tool from getting too bloated and overcomplicated Key Resources Sign up for Shah's newsletter here

Aug 01 2018
49 mins
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Rank #14: 204: Taking the Road Less Traveled to Build the Business of Your Dreams, With Mike Dillard of Self Made Man

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In business, in life, and even behind the wheel of his actual race car, Mike Dillard goes from zero to 60 in the blink of an eye. In stark contrast to his calm voice and introverted nature, Dillard is a pioneer willing to crash through boundaries and challenge common wisdom. He just prefers to do it through the written word, rather than grand speeches or face-to-face encounters. The core principle driving Dillard’s pedal-to-the-metal attitude? He deeply believes in the power of one person to change their community, their industry, and maybe even the world. “I approach life with a core belief that anyone can accomplish anything,” his website bio reads. “That not only can one man or woman make a difference, but that it’s one man or woman who always makes the difference.” Key Takeaways How Dillard leveraged his introverted nature to find success in an extrovert-driven world The biggest crash of Dillard’s career, which cost him $12 million in revenue overnight The one thing Dillard needs to build a business (it has nothing to do with money) The mission and purpose that has guided Dillard (through the bad times) to build the business of his dreams

Jun 21 2018
55 mins
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Rank #15: 111: Why You Should Never Give up on Your Dreams as an Entrepreneur with Eugene Woo of Venngage

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For most entrepreneurs, the real test isn't whether or not you can grow a successful business, but how well you can bounce back from failure. For some, this will prove to be too much and they'll hang up the gloves and never try again. For the true entrepreneurs, though, they'll find a way to jump back into the ring no matter what. That is exactly what Eugene Woo, co-founder of Venngage, did. “I had like a taste of failure, but I still went ahead anyway and did it again,” Woo says. After his first startup went under, Woo found himself back in the corporate world feeling like a failure. Despite it all though, he dusted himself off, took it all as a learning experience and refused to give up. Armed with nothing but a nagging idea about helping job applicants by turning their resumes into beautiful infographics, Woo went ahead and pitched his idea at Startup Weekend in Toronto and, to his surprise, he won. One thing led to another and he found himself quitting his job once again to work on his startup full time. The startup known as Visiualize.me blew up, getting featured in places like Mashable and Tech Crunch and gaining more than 200,000 signups before the product was even properly released. But, once again, it was anything but smooth sailing for Woo. “I made a lot of the classic mistakes. One of the main ones was I started a company with people I didn’t know very well.” Within a few months, founders started leaving the company, with one even refusing to turn up to an interview with Y Combinator and leaving shortly after. Stung by failure again, Woo didn't know what to do and ended up selling his company. Despite it all, he knew he had a good idea on his hands. He charged right back into the startup world, this time with Venngage, a tool that allows you to easily make your own infographics, and armed with lessons he learned from his previous failures, he was determined to make Venngage a success. Today, Venngage has tripled in size with over a thousand new leads to their site every day, and over half a million users per month. We talk with Woo about the invaluable lessons he learned on his journey to success and ask him to share his best advice on how entrepreneurs can overcome their fear of failure, and the best marketing tactics to quickly grow your startup. In this episode you will learn: How to know when to give up or keep on going with your startup Why so many startups are doing content marketing wrong The secret to getting your company to start ranking high in SEO as soon as possible How and why you should do blogger outreach What the most important metrics are for growing your brand's exposure and visibility & much more!

Sep 29 2016
55 mins
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Rank #16: 81: 15 Million+ Followers on Instagram & Counting! Interview with The Instagram Queen Gretta Rose van Riel

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Every day there’s an entrepreneur out there who believes that they’ve found the golden ticket. The one idea that is so revolutionary that it’s going to change the landscape of their niche and bring them a huge success. Unfortunately, no matter how great of an idea it may be, nothing happens unless you have a brilliant plan to execute it. So where to start in this crazy startup world? Well, according to Gretta Rose Van Riel, it starts off with finding not just the right product idea but the perfect one. By using a bit of research, and a little bit more patience, she was able to find the type of product that took her to over 600k in revenue in just under a year! By utilizing Instagram she managed to spread her brand’s message and exposure, growing to over 15 million followers in just a few years! It is very rare you’ll find anyone else as savvy as the founder of SkinnyMe Tea when it comes to the world of e-commerce. In this interview with Foundr Gretta breaks down for us the nitty gritty details of the e-commerce world and shows us just what it takes to make it as a 21st-century entrepreneur. In this interview you will learn: Learn the easiest and cheapest way to build a website for your business Important Insights on how to use Instagram to help start, grow and build up your brand account Learn how to identify trends and physical products that you can successfully sell online How to get your perfect funnel for you to start selling immediately The do's and don'ts of E-commerce & much more!

Mar 01 2016
52 mins
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Rank #17: 52: $20m in Sales in 1 Year Using Instagram? - The Frank Body Story

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Two years ago, the owner of a local coffee shop, Steve Rowley, was asked by a regular customer for coffee grounds to be used as an exfoliate. This simple act was the catalyst for a brand that has experienced amazing growth driven heavily by Instagram. Frank Body creates coffee scrubs formulated with minerals and essential oils and is set to bring in more than $20 million this year. The Frank Body founding team included Bree Johnson, Erika Geraerts and Jess Hatzis of Willow & Blake.   In this episode you will learn: How to find your voice and personify your brand How to turn influencers into brand ambassadors Key tips on speaking to your target market The best ways to generate content for Instagram Hacks to scale your business to epic proportions & much more!

Aug 03 2015
50 mins
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Rank #18: 69: How to Launch Your Startup in 7 Days and Build a $1m Business with Dan Norris of WPCurve

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Building a startup is hard, from generating an idea, to developing an MVP, to launching a product, and eventually growing a business. It's just really hard. But what if I told you that it's entirely possible to launch a startup in 7 days and build a profitable business almost instantaneously? Sounds crazy right? Well tell that to Dan Norriss of WP Curve who went ahead and did just that. After seven years of trying his hand at various business, it wasn't until 2013 that Dan struck gold with WP Curve. A worldwide team of Wordpress developers providing constant support for small business of every kind 24/7. Today he impressively manages a worldwide team and just started his craft beer brewery, and there's no sign of slowing down. He shares with us the lessons he's learned through his career as a serial entrepreneur and as an award-winning content marketer. Teaching us everything from the importance of content marketing in today's world of startups to managing a remote team and what it's like to be in the modern tech industry. In this interview you will learn: How to start your own website from scratch The importance of getting all the opportunities to get press release in launching your ideas How to manage a huge remote team around the world using different online tools What content marketing is and how to build and grow a business with it Why you should be producing awesome evergreen content & much more!

Dec 03 2015
53 mins
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Rank #19: 214: Nailing Product-Market Fit and Building a Successful Startup, With Legendary VC and Wealthfront CEO Andy Rachleff

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Andy Rachleff is not just a product expert; he literally coined the term “product-market fit.” Wealthfront CEO, former VC backing companies such as eBay, Uber, and Twitter, and technology entrepreneurship instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Rachleff has a wealth of knowledge on creating and scaling powerful companies. I was excited to have the chance to pick his brain on everything from product-market fit, to how he started his company Wealthfront, to how he hires the best of the best to join his team. In this interview, you will gain access to a true master, who has enjoyed a long career of investing in legendary companies and now gives back to today’s entrepreneurs and investors. Rachleff started his company Wealthfront, an automated investment service that manages $11 billion in assets, as a way to perform a social good by democratizing sophisticated financial advice. In our discussion, he was kind enough to divulge some of his wins and losses and top lessons learned in his storied entrepreneurial career. Enjoy! Key Takeaways How to know when you’ve reached product-market fit The process Rachleff follows every time he builds a new product How to know when it’s the right time to launch a new product (or let go of a failing one) How to maintain a close-knit startup culture as the company grows Why perseverance does not lead to success in technology (and what does) What type of people he looks for and the three biggest things that make people to want to join his team Key Resources From Our Interview With Andy Rachleff Follow Andy on Twitter Learn more about Wealthfront here

Aug 30 2018
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Rank #20: 45: Our Top 7 Instagram Hacks To Generate 100's of Thousands of Followers

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So we've decided to mix things up a little with this podcast episode.   This one is a short bite-sized episode, detailing our top 7 hacks for Instagram. You're probably not aware, but in the past 8 months we've been quietly building up a very strong community on Instagram, and within the space of 8 months our Instagram account is 197,000+ followers from the time of writing this.   So often our community is asking us how we did it, so I wanted to share with you our top tips and tricks on how to gain a massive following on Instagram fast. In this episode you will learn the following tips:   - The importance of posting content regularly - How to create epic content and why - Why you should have a CTA (call to action after every post) - The importance of optimizing your bio and account - How to use hashtags and a secret hack to increase your engagement in 30 seconds - What an S4S is, and why it's super important - Why you should be commenting on other pages.   If you would like to learn more on how to take advantage of Instagram for your business make sure you sign up to find out more about our course that we're launching soon called 'Instagram Domination'. You can do so here - www.foundrmag.com/getig

Jun 10 2015
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