Starting from Nothing - The Foundation Podcast | Building your business ENTIRELY from scratch.

Kyle Gray is a mentor within The Foundation who helps businesses turn their stories into growth tools. He is also the author of the bestselling book The Story Engine, which has helped thousands of entrepreneurs tell their stories and grow their businesses with content marketing.

 

Kyle developed many of the strategies and systems he uses while working for WP Curve, a startup that grew to 7 figures using content marketing and was recently sold to GoDaddy.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Craig Filek is on a mission to map the purpose genome of humanity... for humanity. He is the Executive Director of the Purpose Genome Institute and the creator of a psychological technology for unlocking your potential called Purpose Mapping®.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Ryan Moran returns to discuss his plans for building a $100M business. If you’re not familiar with Ryan already, he’s the Founder of both Capitalism.com and Freedom Fast Lane – and, although he’s barely 30-years-old, he recently exited a company for eight figures.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Torben Anderson was in the corporate rat race for 20 years. Now he’s Founder of Rewired and, after just a few months, he’s generating $20k in monthly recurring revenue (MRR) – with just three customers.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/blog.

 

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Just six months ago, Rufus Casey had one customer for his software product, GrowFlow – fast forward to today and he’s generating $26k in monthly recurring revenue. We dig in and share a case study of every step along the way.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Phil MacNevin has over 16 years of experience in design, digital marketing, entrepreneurship training, and leadership, and his unique background has allowed him to work with some of the top people and brands in the industry: His digital marketing agency, LiftMedia, has built and automated marketing funnels for industry experts like Eben Pagan, Jordan Belfort, Christian Mickelsen, Chandler Bolt, and The Foundation.

 

Phil also launched a new podcast, Automate and Convert, where he helps entrepreneurs increase traffic, optimize conversions, and maximize their productivity – all while automating their business and marketing.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Sergey Zuev is a Starting From Nothing listener in the Ukraine who started his own software company a little over a year ago, and it is steadily growing and generating more money each month. We’re going to learn exactly what he did, where the idea came from, how he got the first version built, how he’s been marketing and selling it, and what he’s planning to do next.

 

Sergey’s software, GA Connector, connects your sales software with Google Analytics so you can track your website visitors all the way to a physical sale.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Have you struggled to get heard in the entrepreneurial space?

 

There’s a lot of noise in the space, but Jeremy is the Founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast and he specializes in helping entrepreneurs share their story and get heard. After the initial success of the podcast, Jeremy partnered with Daniel Gefen to launch Get Featured to help other entrepreneurs get their message out by appearing as guests on the right podcasts.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Jules Schroeder is the founder of Unconventional Life, a media and experiences company that operates a podcast on the Forbes Under 30 channel, while hosting five-day business accelerators in exotic locations worldwide.

 

Her mission to inspire and empower millennials to live a life by their own design, where their greatest source of happiness is also their source of income.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Since joining The Foundation in January 2017, Eathan Janney has launched a business (Invisible String Software), pre-sold his first webinar, and started generating revenue. We share what he’s done along this journey so that you can skip some of the mistakes he made and leverage the lessons he learned.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Matt Bodnar is a partner at early stage investment firm Fresh Hospitality, who are on a mission to help entrepreneurs grow by providing financial and intellectual capital to growing businesses in the food service value chain. He’s also the creator and host of The Science of Success podcast, which is focused on improving decision-making and understanding psychology.

Matt’s work earned him a spot on the Forbes “30 Under 30”, called a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant Association, and labeled a “Strategy Pro” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine.

 

In This Interview I Ask:

  • 1:50 - How did Matt get started in the restaurant industry, and doing what he does now?
  • 5:10 - Why restaurants?
  • 9:20 - When it comes to sifting through decisions, how many deals does Matt look at before investing in one? What is he looking for, and how does he know when one is going to be a winner?
  • 17:00 - How does Matt leverage his time?
  • 25:50 - What are the highest impact things that Matt does? Where does his time go on a day-to-day basis?

 

Value Added Investors

There are two fundamental investment strategies:

  1. The discovery of value
  2. The creation of value

Fresh Hospitality doesn’t invest in companies hoping to discover a gem that increases in value – they go in every single day to add as much value to that investment as possible.

They do still want to invest in companies with a lot of potential, so they heavily consider the Founder and how the brand is positioned in the marketplace.

 

Investing in Systems, Processes, and Technology

Restaurants are a fairly complex and low-margin business, so you have to have really good systems and processes in place. Fresh Hospitality specializes in implementing effective systems and process to add value to their investments, and that’s one of the keys to their success in the industry.

  • A private technology company does all of their in-house IT and developed a proprietary SaaS platform to run all of their businesses, with custom analytics.
  • The invest in an accounting company specializing in restaurants.

The result is complete visibility in operations and minute control over costs.

 

How High Achievers Learn to Leverage Time

At some point, there’s a hard limit on the amount of time you can work. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and other high achievers are more high leverage in how they use their time than most other people.

They can produce exponentially larger results than most people, in the same amount of time… but how?

  • They focus on improving their decision-making ability. This is one of the best possible investments you can make with your time because the knowledge never becomes less valuable.
  • They continue to focus on learning information that doesn’t change over time (or changes very slowly), and the compounding benefits create exponential shifts in how they view the world.

 

If you want to start leveraging your time more effectively, head over to successpodcast.com/better to pick up Matt’s “4 Steps to Making Better Decisions” guide.

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If you are a non-technical person, you can still start (and grow) a successful software company.

Dan Schwartz is the Founder & CEO of InvestorFuse, a bootstrapped SaaS company that just hit $1M in annual revenue. However, Dan isn’t a developer and he hasn’t written any code.

Dan also wrote one of The Foundation’s most successful guest blog posts, “The SaaS Cheat Code," and today he’s going to share the cheat code with you.


In This Interview I Ask:

  • 1:40 - How did Dan get started, and how did he wind up building a software company?
  • 5:30 - What was the community you shared your solution with, and how did you reach them?
  • 11:20 - It’s expensive to build the software from scratch so, instead of doing that, Dan built it on top of Podio. How much did that save you?
  • 12:30 - Did the customer base care at all that it was built on Podio?
  • 16:50 - What were Dan’s biggest lessons from all of this?
  • 19:40 - Where is Dan going next?


People Don’t Care How Their Problems are Solved

“We could have built InvestorFuse on Microsoft Word, as long as it did what we said it would do.”

When starting InvestorFuse, Dan saved a lot of money by building the product on top of Podio. They were able to go from idea to beta launch in just three months!

Dan wrote in his guest post, “Here’s the big realization: Cloud based software services, APIs, and integrations that connect all these tools together have made it easier than ever for non-techy people to quickly prototype the building blocks of a SaaS … A ton of investors were using Podio at the time because of its flexibility, but with flexibility came some challenges.”

Dan solved those problems by systematizing and automating parts of Podio.

By productizing the automation service, he was able to sell customers a solution. The customers didn’t care that it was built on Podio because they were still able to stay on top of their leads and close more deals.


Resources

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Do you really understand how to address large-scale problems?

James Schmachtenberger has a unique education emphasizing the interconnected nature of large-scale problems, and this drives James to approach societal and health challenges with solutions that account for the entirety of a problem, rather than solving for one issue while creating another.

This mission recently led James to Founding the Neurohacker Collective, an applied neuroscience company that has assembled some of the world’s most accomplished doctors, scientists, and intellectuals to address the optimization of the human consciousness itself. Their first product to market, Qualia, is a revolutionary cognitive enhancement product and the most advanced nootropic on the market.

We discuss the importance of our world’s interconnectedness and how entrepreneurs can use universal principles of interconnectedness to make a greater impact.


In This Interview I Ask:

  • 1:15 - How did James become somebody who has that kind of bio and thinks about problems in that type of way?
  • 4:00 - When James talks about universal principles and why they matter, and the connectedness of all things, why is that something an entrepreneur should be taking into account? And what does he mean by universal principles?
  • 8:20 - What were James’ parents like?
  • 9:50 - Does James think about philosophy a lot, on a day-to-day basis? What philosophies shapes his lens and the way he sees things?
  • 11:20 - How is having the experience of a more connected perspective going to help someone make a greater impact? How can people go about doing that?
  • 14:30 - How does someone shift from thinking about self to thinking about the bigger picture, and how do they make it habitual?
  • 24:10 - Empathy is possibly one of the greatest skills you can have as a human. Nobody really talks about it, but it is the driving force behind so many different things.


Universal Principles & Entrepreneurs

In Western society, we have a tendency to think about things very separately. We compartmentalize our health, business, relationships, politics, the environment, and just about everything else. We don’t tend to look at how all of the different facets of life interconnect and guide each other

If you only take into account the one thing you’re looking at or interested in, and don’t take into account how that plays into everything else, you’re going to be looking at too narrow of a picture – and, as a result, you will have a much lower likelihood of succeeding at whatever you care about or creating a real impact.


The Value of a Macro Perspective

“Whatever it is that we put a substantial portion of our time and attention into is going to take up our awareness and shape the kinds of thoughts we’re having and the actions we’re taking.“

If your thoughts are primarily focused around meeting your own needs, that will be the extent of where your mind allows you to go, and that’s not a meaningful or motivating place to focus a huge amount of your attention.

When you expand our awareness into a bigger picture, particularly how you can contribute to the bigger picture in a beneficial way, daily life becomes easier and you can affect more.


How to Become More Connected

“Pay attention to something bigger than yourself that motivates you, take some action, and more starts to illuminate along the path.”

The ability to hold a bigger picture is a skillset that has to be developed:

  • Start by picking something bigger than yourself that you already care about, and start investing more time and attention into that. You generally can’t start with the whole.
  • From there, you will inherently start to learn all of the other things that apply to that space and this will allow for expanded awareness.

Enhance your capacity for empathy:

  • Empathy isn’t just caring or understanding – it’s allowing yourself to fully step into the experience of another living creature and allowing yourself to experience life as they do.
  • That is the most profound way to expand one’s capacity for awareness, and for real maturity.


Resources

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Do you know how to captivate people?

Today, you’ll find out how science can help make every social interaction more successful.

Vanessa Van Edwards is a national best selling author and the lead investigator at her human behavior research lab, ScienceofPeople.com. She is a professional people watcher and her goal is to crack the code of interesting human behavior. She shares her research with audiences around the world, and in her book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.

Vanessa also preaches the idea of being the most memorable person in the room, and what she preaches is exactly why we met. In this episode, we discuss why being memorable is valuable in networking, and how you can use her research to improve your social interactions both in person and online.

 

You will learn…

  • The key to good social interactions
  • The two types of game-changing relationships
  • Where people screw up the most in social interactions (and how to avoid it)

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Don’t listen to self-doubt – anyone can live an abundant life.

Caitlin Pyle is an entrepreneur who started out as a freelance proofreader and, just three years ago, had zero knowledge about marketing and product creation. Now Caitlin and her husband Ben (also a Foundation alumni) manage BCP Media, a multi-million dollar media company with multiple blogs and digital products, including the site that started it all, Proofread Anywhere.

Caitlin’s life mission is to help hardworking people worldwide develop the success-oriented mindset and skills they need to generate income, from anywhere, online.


In This Interview I Ask:

  • 2:20 - How is Caitlin’s mindset different than it was three years ago?
  • 9:20 - Cultivating skills matters. Are there any skills that Caitlin is working on right now?
  • 10:40 - What is it like working with a spouse?
  • 13:45 - Tell me about the webinar “unlaunch.”
  • 16:40 - Where is Caitlin generating leads?
  • 21:00 - If someone is starting from scratch but wants the same kind of lifestyle that Caitlin has, where should they start?
  • 23:15 - What were the most significant mindset shifts that Caitlin has had over the past three years?


Mindset: What a Difference Three Years Make

“I look at skills as the real job security. If you can create your own income, you’re way better off than someone who depends on a job for income.”

Three years ago, Caitlin looked at earning money as something for other people. Seeing other people get money made her feel bad because it felt like there was less for her – it was a scarcity mindset that limited her.

This mindset still comes back from time to time, when she is on the precipice of something she never thought would be possible – but, every time, she has smashed through that barrier and life continues to get more abundant.


Real, Limitless Job Security

“We can create our own job security by learning new skills. The more skills you have, the more income you can generate – there really is no limit to it.”

Now Caitlin realizes that there is an almost endless well of opportunity in the world, especially online, if we learn to leverage our skills and make our own income.

Start by reflecting on where you are right now: what gets you excited? Chase the thing that excites you, find people who are doing that, and learn from them.

Don’t try to chase the big picture. Keep your focus on the step that is immediately in front of you, accomplish those smaller tasks, and then the big picture won’t look so impossible or overwhelming.


Resources

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If you are trying to start a business, you’ve probably been through some trials and tribulations along the way… and today we’re talking to someone who triumphed over their year of hell and came out stronger on the other side.

Kyle Racki is the CEO of Proposify, a seven-figure software business with $250k MRR after only three years. We discuss the start of his entrepreneurial journey, some of the challenges he had to overcome, and how he is growing Proposify.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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We all know starting a business is hard – and it’s even harder when you have a full-time job and a family to feed.

Balancing all of these priorities is extremely difficult… but it’s not impossible.

Today’s guests, Dean Collura and Eliot Dill, were facing that exact challenge when they started TitleTap. However, they still managed to grow the company from nothing to hundreds of customers and hundreds of thousands dollars of revenue in just a few years.

In this episode, they will share how they got there, the challenges they faced along the way, and how you can bootstrap something when you have so many other responsibilities.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com

 

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Entrepreneurs and high achievers often struggle with the simple parts of living a good life, like relationships.

Today’s guest, Mark Manson, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, a blogger, and an internet entrepreneur – plus he’s hilarious, insightful, and wise.

We explore how he grows his business as an independent writer, why romance is an overrated aspect of relationships, and his plans for the future.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Raj Jana scaled JavaPresse Coffee Co. to six figures of monthly revenue in just one year, and it’s only picking up steam.

 

Raj is the Founder and Chief Brewing Officer of JavaPresse Coffee Co., a company that creates innovative products that make coffee fun. He JUST left his day job (after working out an incredible deal to receive severance) and is gearing up to invest in the business full-time.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com

 

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Do you struggle with generating attention when you start a new project?

Maneesh Sethi is one of the most eclectic, interesting, and written-about guests we’ve had on the show. He authored an international bestselling book when he was 14, trekked across the world for a Travel Channel show, and created Pavlok – the world’s first wearable that actually changes behavior.

Whether he’s becoming a famous DJ in 90 days or hiring a woman from Craigslist to slap him when he uses Facebook, Maneesh has a knack for generating attention and press.

 

Click here to order Pavlok 2 at a discount.

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Dave Rogenmoser is the Co-Founder of Proof, a software product designed to double the conversion rate on your landing page or website by displaying recent customer activity. Proof is achieving a milestone of growth that we’ve seen very few software companies reach before.

 

After just three months, Proof is generating $20,000 MRR. Wow.

 

Dave also Co-Founded the Entrepreneur Alliance, a fast-growing global club of digital entrepreneurs coming together to create recurring revenue businesses. We’re going to dig into how Dave grew Proof so quickly, how he builds recurring revenue, and the lessons he’s learned after leaving corporate America to be an entrepreneur.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com

 

Resources

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Are you overwhelmed by the world of content marketing?

There’s so many voices that it can sometimes be hard to know where yours fits into it all, but there is a niche for everyone.

Sonia Simone is a Founding Partner and the Chief Content Officer at Copyblogger Media (now Rainmaker Digital). She’s been online since 1989, and she has some incredible insight into the evolving world of content marketing.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Today’s guest, Jordan Harbinger, is an entrepreneur, talk show host, and world-renowned social dynamics expert. He is committed to helping others thrive in every area of their life through the study of simple (but subtle) social dynamics.

As co-founder of The Art of Charm, Jordan helped develop one of the leading self-development programs in the world, with a special expertise in social capital, relationship-building, and authentic rapport.

As host of The Art of Charm podcast, he teaches people how to be a super-connector, become more charismatic, and revamp their relationships almost every single day.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Do you ever wonder if you’ll find fulfillment?

Today’s guest, Geoff Woods, has been there… but mentorship helped him break through the achievement ceiling and make a bigger impact.

Geoff went on a wild journey after joining The Foundation. In one year, he went from employee to building a six-figure business to partnering with Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, authors of The ONE Thing.

Geoff is now VP of The ONE Thing, the company behind the best-selling book. He shares how connecting with people helped him get there, and the incredible transformation he’s undergone as Jay and Gary’s mentee.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Billy Murphy is a former professional poker player turned entrepreneur, built a seven-figure poker training business, has run at least 20 e-commerce stores, and now he’s helping more entrepreneurs get started at ForeverJobless.com.

 

Billy has a uniquely mathematical, logical, and linear perspective on business that we haven’t seen anywhere else, and we’re really excited to share it with you.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Today’s interview will completely change the way you think about starting businesses and selling products.

Nathan Latka pre-sold about $80,000 of product, built up the Facebook marketing business Heyo, and sold it by the time he was 26-years-old. He is also one of the most entertaining (and somewhat controversial) people in the entrepreneurial world.

Now Nathan is pioneering a new way for entrepreneurs to enter the software space more quickly, more easily, and for relatively cheap. We’ll be learning about the methodologies and processes that helped him purchase an existing product, with 20,000 users, for only $1,000.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Today’s guest, Ash Maurya, has experience with every level of startups and he is an expert in the lean startup process.

He is author of the international bestseller Running Lean: How to Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works, CEO of LeanStack, and creator of the 1-Page Lean Canvas business model.

He’s on the show to discuss the old world of product development versus the new world of product development, and to help you launch and scale a lean business.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Does creating a software product feel unrealistic because you don’t know how to develop software?

Today’s guest, David Cristello, is here to explain why you don’t need to know anything about developing software to build a good software business… if you use The Foundation process.

David went through The Foundation in 2013, built Jetpack Workflow, and later pre-sold $600,000 worth of robots. This episode is packed full of great stories and simple tips for new bootstrappers!

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

  • Connect with David: david (at) jetpackworkflow (dot) com


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Are you lost and looking for revenue?

Today’s guest, Dan Martell, maps out how you can develop an idea, iterate upon it, and start generating revenue over the next few months. Dan is a passionate entrepreneur who founded and exited three software companies over the past decade and he is an investor in over 30 others (like Udemy, Intercom, and Unbounce).

The first time Dan was on the podcast he shared how entrepreneurship saved his life. Today he’s bringing a crazy amount of value. Get ready to take some notes!

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Do you feel in control?

Bootstrapping a business allows you to create a life that you control – even if you have to start the process after work and on weekends. 

Today we have an incredible bootstrap success story: how Paras Chopra launched and scaled Wingify to over $1M in monthly recurring revenue – that’s right, monthly.

 

In this episode you’ll learn…

  • why bootstrapping gives you control.
  • the difference between a good launch and a bad launch.
  • how to leverage your core value.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

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Are you an entrepreneur in your heart but still living the life of an employee?

Before joining The Foundation’s first Software Roundtable, Troy Lavinia was slogging his way through his job at a hedge fund.

After the Software Roundtable, he Founded Mosaic Research Management and he’s killing it in the hedge fund management space.

 

You will learn...

  • how he stopped procrastinating and started a business.
  • how he developed a SaaS counterpart to his service business.
  • how focus improved his business.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Are you waiting too long to launch your business?

 

Chris Brisson Co-Founded Call Loop, the leading text messaging software for businesses, and now he’s in the process of launching a new software business called Salesmsg.

In this episode, Chris shares the strategies that worked (and didn’t work) to grow Call Loop and how he’s applying those lessons to optimize a new product launch.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Do you feel guilty about making money?

Many entrepreneurs suffer from limiting beliefs about money, but we don’t have to. We can destroy those limiting beliefs when we realize that money begets impact – and you can do so many positive things in the world if you can make an impact.

Stu McLaren, Co-Founder of WishList Products and Owner of Always Thinking Creatively, used to feel guilty about the amount of money he earned. Guilt stunted his entrepreneurial growth.

He’s here to teach you why making money can be honorable, and the strategies he uses to help entrepreneurs like you launch, scale, and grow 7- and 8-figure membership sites.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN205_-_Stu_McLaren.mp3
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Are you willing to invest in yourself?

Laura Roeder is an incredibly talented bootstrapper who constantly re-invests in herself. She was 22 when she quit her job and founded her first startup. She broke six figures in the first year.

Laura then bootstrapped Meet Edgar from $0 to $4M in revenue in just 2½ years.

It’s an awesome story and I’m really excited to share it with you.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN204_-_Laura_Roeder.mp3
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Are you frustrated because you can’t sell your awesome product?

For years, Jeremy Chatelaine was frustrated. He kept building products but he wasn’t able to sell them – until he joined The Foundation.

We’re going to look at how The Foundation played a role in getting QuickMail.io off the ground and the strategies that Jeremy has implemented to scale and grow over the past two years.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Direct download: SFN203_-_Jeremy_Chatelaine.mp3
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Are you able to recreate success?

Brian Moran is the Founder of Get 10,000 Fans – an information business that he grew from $0 to $3M in just two years.

Now he’s applying those same strategies to his first software startup, SamCart, which made over $3M in revenue in 2016.

He shares some awesome marketing strategies for new bootstrappers and we go deep into how he has been able to grow two companies so rapidly.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN202_-_Brian_Moran.mp3
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If you’re listening to this right now, you are ambitious.

And ambitious people want awesome sh*t.

But if you want to make that happen, you need to Master Your Inner Game first.

Jacob Sokol is a life and business coach who has been described as a mix between Jay-Z and Deepak Chopra. For the past seven years, he has been on a mission to help people live with less anxiety and greater fulfillment by mastering their Inner Game.

Jacob is known for creating The Inner Game Immersion, a 10-week immersion process that helps people level up their mental clarity, emotional mastery, physical optimization, and spiritual purpose.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN201_-_Jacob_Sokol.mp3
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Do you want to grow forever or grow quickly?

Jason Fried is one of the original SaaS bootstrappers. He co-Founded Basecamp in 1999.

He shares his valuable perspective on how to grow a business that is sustainable forever.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN200_-_Jason_Fried.mp3
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Have you ever had a bad business idea and then doubled down on it?

Have you ever solved a problem in your own life and then kept the solution to yourself?

Pat Flynn teaches proven strategies for running an online business and optimizing it for passive income.

In this episode, Pat shares why his first software business failed, and why Smart Podcast Player is succeeding.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN199_-_Pat_Flynn.mp3
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Stop trying to hack early-stage startup growth.

 

Get ready for real world, practical advice on bootstrapping a software business.

David Hauser has been there and done it and he isn’t brainwashed by some of the Silicon Valley methods for hacking growth.

David bootstrapped Grasshopper from $0 to $30M in revenue before selling it & founded Chargify, made it profitable then raised money through Mark Cuban.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN198_-_David_Hauser.mp3
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Today’s guest made $2M in profit last year without tracking any metrics.

 

Giacomo Peldi Guilizzoni is Founder and CEO of Balsamiq Studios, LLC. Their goal is to help people create software and websites that are easier to use by providing software tools, teaching people about UX and building a long-lasting company.

Balsamiq is unique because it has been bootstrapped for the past 8 years, and it was an almost instant success.

Within 27 months, Balsamiq made $2M in revenue and every year, for the past five years, Balsamiq has made $2M in profit.

Even with that success, Giacomo still isn’t finished implementing his original vision. He understands that software product development is a long, gradual process.

It’s a wild story about risk management, organic growth and saying no. I’m really excited to share it with all of you.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN197_-_Giacomo_Peldi_Guilizzoni.mp3
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Will you be able to take massive action to improve your life when your back is against the wall?

 

If you have a strong Foundation, you can.

 

At the end of last year, Scott Southwick had his back against the wall.

Now he’s taking action and implementing The Foundation process to overcome limiting beliefs and bootstrap a startup.

Discover how Scott is focusing on the result to develop a business and make sales as a student of The Foundation, and learn how he leverages his role as a consultant to pay for the course.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN196_-_Scott_Southwick.mp3
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How do you bootstrap a company for 18 years without taking on any partners or investments?

 

Get ready to find out.

 

Tom Kulzer founded AWeber Communications, Inc. in 1998. He is still CEO and still owns 100% of the company.

It’s an incredibly unique story that will teach you how to bootstrap a self-sufficient software company – and avoid the mistakes that Tom made along the way.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN195_-_Tom_Kulzer.mp3
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Do you want to escape corporate servitude to live a life of value and make a greater impact?

 

Four years ago, Carl Mattiola left Tesla Motors and graduated from The Foundation as one of the most successful people in the class. He was generating $3-4k in monthly recurring revenue for a software product.

Now he is making well over six figures every month as the Founder or Co-Founder of three companies: ClinicRise, ClinicMetrics and Breakthrough PT Marketing.

You can make the leap too. Listen to Carl’s story to discover how The Foundation helped him achieve his goals.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN194_-_Carl_Mattolia.mp3
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Going through The Foundation program pays for itself – and then some.

 

Phil MacNevin is the Founder and President of Lift Media, a web design & marketing agency dedicated to delivering beautiful and impactful marketing tools for increasing growth to digital marketers around the world.

Three weeks after joining The Foundation, Phil made his first software sales. Six weeks after joining The Foundation, Phil paid off The Foundation’s course and was generating revenue with his own course.

2½ years after joining The Foundation, Lift Media is expected to make $1 million annual recurring revenue.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN193_-_Phil_MacNevin.mp3
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Are you having trouble getting your first few customers? Is it hard to scale from $5k a month to more?

Nathan Barry has run into the same obstacles – and he developed strategies for overcoming them.

Nathan is Founder and CEO of ConvertKit, one of the fastest-growing bootstrapped startups online. In just 18 months, he grew from less than 5k monthly recurring revenue to more than 400k monthly recurring revenue.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN192_-_Nathan_Barry.mp3
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Today’s episode is a really unique opportunity for anyone looking to get into the world of business to learn from one of the world’s top marketers.

Ryan Levesque is leading the way in in the marketing world with the Ask method. He’s already helped companies sell over $100M in products using this method.

Ryan is author of the best-selling book Ask and an investor in Bucket.io, the segmentation software entrepreneurs are using to implement the Ask method in their business.

You’re going to learn why the ask method works and why it’s been so successful, then Ryan will take you through the process of how he got started in business, where the idea for Bucket came from and his strategy for launch.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources


Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN191_-_Ryan_Levesque.mp3
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Chandler Bolt joined the Foundation in 2013 and dropped out of college – now he’s building a company worth about $2.25M.

At The Foundation, we teach people how to build software businesses because they’re a good long-term financial bet, but the model applies to any business with a product. Chandler pursued the self-published book industry.

Chandler is the author of five best-selling books, the most recent of which is Book Launch, and he’s the Founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 resource for writing your own book. He’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book.

Now he’s going to teach you how he used The Foundation process to drop out of college and grow a multi-million dollar business.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources


Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN190_-_Chandler_Bolt.mp3
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Do you want a blueprint for creating and selling high-ticket offers?

I don’t know anyone in the world better at creating and selling high-ticket offers than John Logar.

He set The Foundation’s record for the most sales generated while going through the program – over $120k in six months. He helped one speaker at the The Foundation Bootstrap Software Summit close $1M in sales from the stage.

He’s the best at understanding what people want.

John can’t write a single line of code but he has sold millions of dollars worth of software, and he’s going to tell you how you can too.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN189_-_John_Logar.mp3
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