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

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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If you want to hear why The Foundation process works, then you need to listen to this episode.

Dan was one of the original 88 people that participated in The Foundation’s Software Roundtable – now he’s CEO of Follow Up Boss and generating millions of dollars in revenue.

Dan and his partner developed Follow Up Boss for six months before joining The Software Roundtable. They had an idea, but they weren’t gaining traction with it.

They realized they needed to niche down and The Foundation was able to teach them everything they didn’t know they needed to know to bootstrap a software business, while offering an extra layer of support and guidance 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: SFN188_-_Dan_Corkill.mp3
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