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We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, 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 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 thats 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.


  • 407: Overcoming Negative Self-Talk with Lisa Bilyeu of Impact Theory

    11/05/2022 Duración: 49min

    Lisa Bilyeu and her husband built Quest Nutrition into a billion-dollar company, but she never expected to be an entrepreneur and business influencer. But, after years of telling herself that she could only be a stay-at-home wife, Lisa found her self-confidence to help create Quest Nutrition and start her media company, Impact Theory. She now hosts a weekly YouTube show, podcast, and released a book called Radical Confidence, focusing on empowering women in business.    Listen to Nathan and Lisa discuss:  The early days of Quest Nutrition and what worked How their PB&J flavored Quest Bar was created by accident  The decision to sell Quest and invest in Impact Theory How she overcame her fear of public speaking Why she dresses for battle like Wonder Woman Building Impact Theory from home  How to create a “no judgment journal" Tools to combat negative self-talk And much more business mindset advice…   Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-s

  • 406: How “What If?” Started a Product Revolution with Daniel Flynn of Thankyou

    04/05/2022 Duración: 52min

    Daniel Flynn started his mission-driven business with the simple question of “what if?” 13 years later and $13M donated, Thankyou is changing the way suppliers and consumers select products. From the early days of getting “nos” to competing against the world’s biggest consumer brands, Thankyou is now evolving its model to serve more people at a scalable rate.    Listen to Daniel and Nathan discuss: The early days of Thankyou and the naivety of the business world Creating a viral campaign for a pitch meeting with 7/11  The difficulty of running a business that exists to give Launching into competitive product categories  Donating $10M in 2021 from their most profitable year ever Writing his book Chapter One: You Have the Power to Change Stuff  Getting interviewed by President Obama  Visiting Seth Godin’s house And much more mission and business lessons…   Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode.   Wait, ther

  • 405: From $0 to $250K a MONTH in One Year | Dee Deng’s Story

    27/04/2022 Duración: 01h01min

    Dee Deng, cofounder of Right Hook, returns to the podcast to discuss his new foundr course Ignite Your Digital Agency. In the new course, Dee will share his blueprints on how to serve a small group of high-paying and happy clients while being highly profitable at the same time.   Right Hook is a digital marketing agency that went from zero to $250,000 in profit in its first year of business. Now the agency has over 115 employees across the globe.    Listen to Dee and Nathan discuss:  Step-by-step advice to build your agency from scratch His “sales machine” that attracts quality clients daily His “client delight system” for making your clients love you How to scale your client load and revenue without “breaking” your business How you sign up for a free course taught by Dee And much more agency advice… Want to learn how to turn your 'One Person Shop' into a highly profitable & sustainable digital agency? Sign-up now, to take your business to the next level...

  • 404: How Scooter Braun Learned to Reclaim Himself

    21/04/2022 Duración: 51min

    Scooter Braun is the music-business mind behind the world’s biggest music stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato. Now he’s opening up about his entrepreneurial journey and how he’s reclaimed himself.    Scooter's music career started as a party promoter in Atlanta. After dropping out of college, he worked at So So Def Recordings and eventually started SB Projects. He gave himself 12 months to make it, and that year discovered a 13-year-old Canadian artist named Justin Bieber.    Listen to Nathan and Scooter discuss: His decision to leave So So Def because of the power of social media Why Justin Bieber has made him a better man How Asher Roth’s “I Love College” saved his company from going under  Producing Justin Bieber’s My World EP through friendships and favors Why he works with trustworthy people over great people Why identifying talent like falling in love  How to deal with people disappointing you as a leader How a week at The Hoffman Process changed his life What Jeff Bezos told him h

  • 403: Princess Diana’s Former Trainer Talks Productizing Skills and Starting Body Fit Training

    06/04/2022 Duración: 49min

    In a saturated and notoriously competitive industry, Cameron Falloon used his fitness training experience with celebrities and pro sports teams to start Body Fit Training. BFT's program uses the same fitness strategies Cameron used to train Princess Diana and athletes. Instead of “get fit quick” schemes, BFT uses science, technology, and community to drive positive outcomes at all fitness levels.    Within 5 years, BFT became one of Australia's largest franchises. It was recently acquired for $44M by Xponential Fitness, which is bringing Cameron's fitness philosophies worldwide.     Listen to Nathan and Cameron discuss:  His decision to leave professional sports and start his own business The difference between sports training and the commercial fitness industry  Why it took 2 years to build a proven model for BFT 3 areas of focus that differentiate BFT against the competition  How his former AFL players accidentally became the first BFT franchise owners Selling to publicly-traded Xponential Fitness in 4 wee

  • 402: Earning $30M per Year from Temporary Tattoos with Tyler Handley of Inkbox

    30/03/2022 Duración: 45min

    Tyler Handley and his brother started Inkbox to discover if they could make temporary tattoos better. After a research trip to Panama, a successful Kickstarter campaign, lots of chemistry, and 7 years of brand-building, Inkbox has become standard for semi-permanent tattoos generating $30M in revenue per year. Recently, Bic acquired the brand for $65M, which will help bring Inkbox to an international market and beyond.    Listen to Tyler and Nathan discuss:  How Inkbox started from $10K that a friend inherited Visiting Panamanian tribes who use fruit die in ceremonial body art Why they hired a chemist to extract a molecule The dynamic of working with his brother Braden How they raised $1.2M through a Kickstarter campaign Adding the tattoo customization and working with 650 different artists to create designs  Collaborations with BTS, Post Malone, and poet Rupi Kaur And much more direct-to-consumer startup advice…     Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to lea

  • 401: Streetwear Icon Bobby Hundreds on the Fear of NFTs and Building a Healthy Brand Culture

    23/03/2022 Duración: 48min

    Bobby Hundreds started his entrepreneurial journey by creating a purpose and community through The Hundreds streetwear brand. Now, Bobby is taking his brand culture mindset to the world of NFTs with the project Adam Bomb Squad.    From writing his book This is Not a T-Shirt to building one of the most successful streetwear brands, Bobby continues to have an education-first mindset to his projects. Through Adam Bomb Squad, Bobby invites his community into NFTs with patience, trust, and understanding. So if you're new to (or scared) of crypto and the metaverse, don't worry. Bobby was in your shoes 2 years ago and is ready to bring you along the journey to understanding how NFTs can help elevate your brand.    Listen to Nathan and Bobby discuss:  The validation of seeing his first-ever hoodie worn at the mall Why the best brands act like the best of friends How one confusing Tweet led to an onboarding journey to NFT Why NFTs are the "Trojan Horse" of crypto adoption  Why Adam Bomb Squad launched with a 25,000 c

  • 400: From $700K in Debt to $100M in Revenue with Mary Ruth Ghiyam of MaryRuth Organics

    16/03/2022 Duración: 44min

    After her family's failed business left her in $700K in debt, Mary Ruth Ghiyam used client feedback from her private nutrition practice to develop a liquid morning multivitamin.    8 years and 130 products later, MaryRuth Organics has earned $100M in revenue and employs over 100 people. So, how'd she do it? By creating delicious products, providing excellent customer service, and time blocking.    Listen to Mary Ruth and Nathan discuss:  How MaryRuth Organics has remained profitable since day 1 The relationship decision that made her business possible  Why she's time blocked over 130,000 hours the past 8 years Why she didn't hire additional employees the first 4 years  Creating a negative cash flow conversion cycle  How MaryRuth Organics gained over 100,000 5-star reviews  How to retain employees by rewarding loyalty  And more time blocking advice for founders...     Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode.  

  • 399: Billionaire Marc Lore Chats Diapers, Buying the Timberwolves, and Creating the Next Generation of Restaurants

    09/03/2022 Duración: 44min

    Marc Lore has been a successful entrepreneur since he sold baseball cards as a kid. Now he’s tackling society’s biggest challenges using the skill sets and vision forged in his business career.    Previously, Marc founded and sold innovative ecommerce platforms and to Amazon and Walmart, respectively. Last year he launched Wonder, a startup creating an entirely new way to experience restaurant-quality food.    Listen to Nate and Marc discuss: Building and selling to Amazon Starting and selling for $3.3 billion in 2 years Why Walmart gave his team the keys to scaling their ecommerce business Buying the Minnesota Timberwolves with Alex Rodriguez Creating the next generation of restaurants with the Wonder Group How Gwyneth Paltrow joined the Wonder board of directors  Why Marc is building a city from scratch called Telosa And much more business wisdom…     Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if

  • 398: Advanced Email and SMS Strategies with Dylan Kelley of Wavebreak

    02/03/2022 Duración: 35min

    Ready to learn how email and SMS can grow your business?    Dylan Kelley started his career cold calling and building landing pages for direct-to-consumer brands. Then, in 2016, he saw the changes in the digital advertising industry and jumped on the opportunity to start his digital agency Wavebreak, which specializes in SMS and email marketing.    Wavebreak is now one of the leading agencies in the space, helping ecommerce brands like Casely, CaliWhite, PodSockets, and Ballsy grow their email and SMS programs.    Listen to Nathan and Dylan discuss:    How starting a podcast built momentum and credibility for Wavebreak Why automation is making digital agencies irrelevant  How you can double performance by having SMS and email work together How Wavebreak helped Ballsy increase their open rates by 30-40% Why segmentation doesn’t have to be super granular to be effective Why referrals are still the best mechanism for agency growth And much more SMS and email advice...     Who do you want to see next on the pod

  • 397: Backed by Mark Cuban and Taking on Banks with Jason Wilk of Dave

    23/02/2022 Duración: 37min

    After 125 failed pitch meetings in 6 months, Jason Wilk was almost out of funding and running on fumes. Then one investor wrote him a $10 million check because he believed Jason's team.    Jason Wilk is the cofounder of Dave, the largest financial wellness platform in the U.S. with over 10M users. After a lifelong career of building businesses, Jason is at the forefront of a company disrupting the traditional banking system.    Listen to Nathan and Jason chat about:  The business Jason started at age 20  Joining the YCombinator accelerator program  How Jason built confidence to take on the banking system  Why Mark Cuban became an initial shareholder in Dave  Dave's 1-for-1 tip model with Feeding America The importance of hiring people that can recruit talent  How Dave became a public company in less than 5 years Why you shouldn't chase ideas but pursue a passion And much more startup advice...     Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star revi

  • 396: How Erik Huberman Built the Fastest-Growing Marketing Agency in America

    16/02/2022 Duración: 42min

    After working years as an entrepreneur and consultant, Erik Huberman realized that the entire marketing ecosystem was broken. So he started his agency called Hawke Media with a few of his most trusted marketing colleagues. They focused on providing no barriers for new clients with a month-to-month commitment.     8 years later, Hawke Media manages over 600 brands, has 270 full-time employees, and is one of the fastest-growing agencies in America.    Listen to Nathan and Erik discuss:  How he helped generate half a million in sales in one month Hawke Media’s no-barrier strategy and how they win over clients monthly Why marketers need to do great work and be great salespeople Launching The Hawke Method book featuring their proven strategies  Why audio is the next great engagement tool Why SMS is 10x more effective than an email campaign  Starting Hawke Z with TikTok stars Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson Why AI won’t replace creative people any time soon And much more marketing advice…     Who do y

  • 395: Building a Ten-Figure Brand Empire with Emma Grede of Good American, Safely, and SKIMS.

    10/02/2022 Duración: 55min

    Emma Grede is the marketing and business mind behind a global fashion and lifestyle brand empire. She’s the CEO and cofounder of  the first fully inclusive fashion brand Good American, founding partner of shapewear brand SKIMS, and cofounder of plant-powered cleaning brand Safely.    Impressive resume, right?    Emma’s story started in East London as a child, where she was inspired to work in the fashion world. By focusing on her unique talents, she honed her skills in business and marketing to develop a career that she dreamed up from the beginning—to work with creative people and empower their collective vision. Listen to Nathan and Emma discuss:   How she first met and started working with Kris Jenner Pitching the Good American business idea to Khloe Kardashian ​​ The key to the Kardashian/Jenner staying power  Why the power of inclusivity led to the success of SKIMS Finding a better plant-based cleaning solution with Safely How she became a shark on ABC’s Shark Tank Her role as chairwoman of Fifteen Perc

  • 394: Treating Businesses as Machines with Karl Alomar of M13

    02/02/2022 Duración: 48min

    Success seems to follow Karl Alomar wherever he goes. He doesn’t attribute this to magic or luck but to identifying repeatable business patterns that lead to financial growth. After selling his second company, Karl helped build one of the fastest-growing cloud infrastructure companies from the ground up. Now he’s partnering with companies like Lyft, Ring, and SpaceX to help them financially and operationally reach success.    Listen to Nate and Karl discuss:    How he built China Export Finance to 9-figures in 4 years Being underwritten by AIG during the 2008 financial crisis How Digital Ocean went from an “operational disaster” to the “Best Place to Work” in New York City Why M13 works more hands-on with founders Why founder success leads to economic success Why the most valuable hire is a head of talent  Why does he refer to businesses as machines And much more advice for founders… Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you lo

  • 393: How to Start a Digital Agency with Dee Deng of Right Hook

    26/01/2022 Duración: 44min

    Dee Deng believes that there's no better time to start a digital agency than now. After a failed startup sent him on a journey of discovery, Dee met his future cofounder in a Neil Patel Facebook group. Together they launched Red Hook, a digital marketing agency that partners with ecommerce brands. Red Hook went from zero to $250,000 in profit in their first year of business, and now it has over 115 employees across the globe.    Listen to Nathan and Dee discuss:  How Dee was able to get 10 clients in his first 6 weeks of business Why charging changes everything  How he got his first speaking gig by posting on an industry Facebook group  Why it's good to tell a client "bad news"  How Right Hook uses "growth clubs" for employee development  How to create "intrinsic motivators" within an organization And much more digital agency advice     Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode.   Wait, there's more… If you enj

  • 392: It’s Not Too Late for YouTube with Justin Brown of Primal Video

    19/01/2022 Duración: 56min

    Justin Brown says it’s not too late to start and grow YouTube channel. Justin is a video strategist and, alongside his brother, built the YouTube channel Primal Video, which recently broke the 1 million subscriber mark. Justin shares his simple but effective strategies to grow a channel from zero and how framing your channel around solving problems can make a lasting impact on your business.    Listen to Nathan and Justin discuss:  Why YouTube rewards new and updated content  Why comparing metrics to other channels doesn’t matter  Understanding what people are searching for at 2 AM How to use keyword research to validate your video ideas Why you should create videos like nobody knows who you are And much more YouTube tips and strategies     Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode.   Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of

  • 391: Reid Hoffman on The PayPal Mafia, Selling LinkedIn, and Master of Scale

    12/01/2022 Duración: 52min

    Reid Hoffman needs little introduction. He’s the cofounder of LinkedIn, former PayPal executive, author, podcaster, mentor, and all-around standout personality in the entrepreneurial world. His podcast Masters of Scale is one of the most successful business podcasts on the planet and he’s recently launched a book of the same name which curates the hundreds of interviews from the show into practicable business wisdom.    In this episode, listen to Nathan chat with Reid about:  What inspired the Masters of Scale podcast and the book The importance of entrepreneurs to “always be learning”  Why balance is a mistaken goal for entrepreneurs What he thinks Elon Musk’s superpower is His intense period as an executive at the “PayPal Mafia”  Why he started LinkedIn instead of taking a year off And much more scaling and entrepreneurship advice…     Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode.   Wait, there's more… If you en

  • 390: What Ankur Nagpal Looks for in a Startup Worth Investing In

    05/01/2022 Duración: 39min

    We’re kicking off 2022 with one of our favorite returning guests, Ankur Nagpal, founder of Teachable and Vibe Capital. After selling Teachable last year for $150 million, Ankur created Vibe Capital, a global early-stage generalist fund. He promises to be the "least painful investor you have to deal with" because he knows how founders feel about investing.    Listen to Nathan and Ankur discuss:  Why founders prefer investing in other founders Defining IRR (internal rate of return) and why it's a key metric for modern-day investors Why he spends less than a week to decide to invest in a company Why speed is so important when it comes to investing The 3 most important things to look for when investing in a startup His “red flags” when reviewing potential companies to invest in And much more funding advice…   Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode.   Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out

  • 389: Foundr’s BEST of 2021

    22/12/2021 Duración: 01h05min

    This year, we’ve conducted our best interviews EVER. In this epic roundup episode, we took our favorite moments from every interview this year and combined them to create: Foundr Best of 2021! That’s right, in this very special episode, you’ll hear valuable insights from:  Marc Randolph, Co-founder of Netflix, where he explains the surprising origins of the streaming giant. Tamara Mellon, Co-founder of Jimmy Choo reveals THE TRUTH around what it takes to build a global luxury label. Matt Pohlson, Co-founder of Omaze, on how his near death experience fuelled his outlook on life and business.   Joe Gebbia, Co-founder of Airbnb, on how they built one of the largest platforms in the world.    Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates on how punching his boss in the face led to the creation of the world’s largest hedge fund. Prerna Gupta, Co-founder of Hooked, on how going to #1 on the App store led to some of their biggest challenges in business.   Ann McFerran and Kevin Gould, founders of Glamnet

  • 388: How Dany Garcia Operates Her Multi-Industry Empire

    16/12/2021 Duración: 54min

    Want to build an empire? Then start studying Dany Garcia.    The founder of The Garcia Companies is living proof that it’s possible to run multiple businesses—successfully—all at once. Her portfolio includes brands in entertainment, sports, food, business, and fitness. She’s co-owner of the XFL (making her the first woman in the U.S. to own an equal or majority stake in a professional sports league) and recently launched a new fashion brand, GSTQ. She also produces blockbuster films with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.    How does the consummate multi-hyphenate manage her empire?    Find out in this in-depth conversation. Garcia sat down with Foundr’s Nathan Chan to discuss:  The two factors she considers before embarking on any creative project  Why obsession is key to successful client relationships  How to bond with your audience through immersive experiences  How to integrate disparate brands and products under one roof  Why she’s committed to “firing herself” regularly How she finds time for self-care amidst

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