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

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.

 

Resources

 

 

 

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

Direct download: SFN211_-_Ash_Maurya.mp3
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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


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

Direct download: SFN210_-_Dave_Cristello.mp3
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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.

 

Resources

 

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

Direct download: SFN209_-_Dan_Martell.mp3
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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

 

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

Direct download: SFN208_-_Paras_Chopra.mp3
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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.

 

Resources

 

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

Direct download: SFN207_-_Troy_Lavinia.mp3
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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.

 

Resources


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

Direct download: SFN206_-_Chris_Brisson.mp3
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT