Location Independence is about building an ultra-lean business that you could run from anywhere in the world. In this episode of Founder FM Uncut I challenge you to think about 3 things in your business.
Now, here’s an entrepreneur who’s been there done that. He’s traveled to 7 continents, skinny dipped in Antartica… Swam with whale sharks in Mozambique and danced the tango in Buenos Aires.
All…while building his business.
Meet Kyle Barraclough, founder of Libertad Apparel, world traveling entrepreneur and deal-maker.
In this interview, we talk about how Kyle runs his business while traveling the world, life after Kickstarter and advice for entrepreneurs starting out who like Kyle, want to live the dream.
Motivation is the base of entrepreneurial success. Motivation is the difference between having a bad day and a good day. It’s also the difference between feeling frustrated and feeling accomplished.
But if you just wait for motivation to walk into your life, you’ll feel motivated 3 out of 10 days on average. By hacking it, by using the techniques I talk about in this episode of Founder FM, you can upgrade that to 7 or 8 days out of 10.
Now, if you’re into Podcasts, check out Go and Grow. He’s had great guests on there like Neil Patel from Quicksprout as well as a couple of familiar faces who’ve been on Founder FM – namely Jason Zook and Paul Jarvis.
In this interview we talk about Mike’s life as an entrepreneur, from moving to the comfort of the corporate world to the riskier endeavors of starting your own business. It hasn’t been an easy ride. As with any entrepreneur who strikes out and goes it alone, there are plenty of challenges on the road.
Mike talks about how he overcame those challenges, the value of your personal network in helping your grow your business, and the all-important task that faces the entrepreneur – trying to explain your job to your Mom.
So, let’s head to DC USA to meet Mike Chan.
If you find it’s taking too long, or finding it hard to get people interested in your product, or difficult to get customer traction, listen in…
These are 5 Things You Need to Do to Launch Your Business that will help you reduce time, money and risk of starting your business.
These 5 fundamentals are core to the Zero-to-One business philosophy I teach in my Zero-to-One Launch Course for entrepreneurs over at Up.School.
Ex-Goldman Sachs trader, Michael Waitze, is long on South East Asia. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Michael shares his insights into why *this* region is the next big thing for startups.
Michael Waitze is a long time investor in the South East Asian startup scene. After a long, successful career in investment banking he broke out to set up his own fund concentrating on some of the world’s most exciting growth markets.
This episode of Founder FM is a little different – rather than an interview style, we’ll jump straight into a conversation with Michael about that scene, what the latest trends are and where he sees it going from his perspective as a VC.
We’ll also talk about advice for SE Asian startups when dealing with VCs like Michael. Attention is your biggest cost, so how do you ensure you win theirs? What tips can Michael offer to startups that will improve their chances of a meeting with an investor. So, let’s head to Bangkok to meet Michael Waitze here on Founder FM.
Michael Goldstein is a serial entrepreneur, investor and founder of SwitchPitch.
One of the biggest growth areas in the startup scene today is connecting large corporates with fast growing startups. Corporates need the innovation, culture and know-how that startups possess. Startups need the resources, access and credibility that corporates bring to the table.
In theory it’s a win-win relationship, but quite often these two worlds speak different languages. That’s why Michael Goldstein developed switch pitch – a platform to help bridge these two worlds.
If you’re looking to partner with an enterprise firm, looking to sell your solution into a large corporate or just trying to get your head round how these companies think and behave, you’d do well to listen to the next 40 minutes with Michael. Here’s a guy who’s spent his life on both sides of the table, and as a sales guy he’s spent a career navigating the structures of corporates looking for deals. So, right here on Founder FM, we’re going to get a low down on how you too can short-cut those lengthy sales cycles and get to the source sooner, and with a whole lot less heartache.
All businesses fail due a lack of sales. That’s why some of the best businesses are led by founders who know how to sell. Not only did they cut their entrepreneurial teeth on sales, but they loved it.
Alec Hartman, the CEO TechDay and cofounder of Digital Ocean is an entrepreneur, investor and mentor to startups. Whenever Alec gives talks to accelerators at his TechDay conferences he impresses upon a younger generation of startup founders the need to get out there and talk to people.
You see, it’s all too easy sitting behind your computer screen coding away on that app. But the best founders are out there getting their hands dirty. Working at the coal face not only helps you drive the lifeblood of your business (cashflow from sales) but also, and probably most importantly, it gives you a real insight into how your customers think and feel.
In this interview on Founder FM, Alec talks about his experience with Digital Ocean, growing the $100 million backed business to over 500 people, as well as his start in entrepreneurship as a kid selling computers out the back of his mom’s car.
This is real entrepreneurship everybody. The hustle. So, let’s take a trip to the US to meet Alec Hartman of Digital Ocean and TechDay on FounderFM.
Designer, writer, teacher, creator of software products and creative powerhouse. If you want to go it alone, you have to build your email list. After 18 years of experiementing, Paul Jarvis has a few tips to share on how to do it.
Ai Ching Goh is the co-founder and CEO of Piktochart. Piktochart is a design based web app with over 5 million users. In this interview, Ching talks about how they grew Piktochart to profitability without external investment from day one.