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Welcome to Inter:Views. My name is Laurent Notin, I am a Coach to Entrepreneurs and Start-up Mentor. Entrepreneurs get easily buried under work, without being able to breathe because they have so many things to do and learn. That’s why I created this podcast - to help entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs better navigate their entrepreneurship journey. I thought the best way to do that was to chat with business owners and professionals who work with entrepreneurs across the globe and industries. Every week, I ask them to provide their perspectives on entrepreneurship and share the lessons and practical insights they’ve learned along the way. My goal? Crack the entrepreneurship code and understand how do to do it the right way. Subscribe now. Send your questions about entrepreneurship: contact@laurentnotin.com

Welcome to Inter:Views. My name is Laurent Notin, I am a Coach to Entrepreneurs and Start-up Mentor. Entrepreneurs get easily buried under work, without being able to breathe because they have so many things to do and learn. That’s why I created this podcast - to help entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs better navigate their entrepreneurship journey. I thought the best way to do that was to chat with business owners and professionals who work with entrepreneurs across the globe and industries. Every week, I ask them to provide their perspectives on entrepreneurship and share the lessons and practical insights they’ve learned along the way. My goal? Crack the entrepreneurship code and understand how do to do it the right way. Subscribe now. Send your questions about entrepreneurship: contact@laurentnotin.com

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Finland

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Welcome to Inter:Views. My name is Laurent Notin, I am a Coach to Entrepreneurs and Start-up Mentor. Entrepreneurs get easily buried under work, without being able to breathe because they have so many things to do and learn. That’s why I created this podcast - to help entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs better navigate their entrepreneurship journey. I thought the best way to do that was to chat with business owners and professionals who work with entrepreneurs across the globe and industries. Every week, I ask them to provide their perspectives on entrepreneurship and share the lessons and practical insights they’ve learned along the way. My goal? Crack the entrepreneurship code and understand how do to do it the right way. Subscribe now. Send your questions about entrepreneurship: contact@laurentnotin.com

Language:

English

Contact:

+3586856601


Episodes

Give Opportunities To Your People| Inter:views 77 | Nicolai Vittrup| WebAmp | Denmark

10/19/2021
Nicolai jumped from one job to another before he eventually followed his calling: entrepreneurship. So he went on and founded WebAmp in 2015. At the heart of any business are people. Just listen to Nicolai talking about his people to understand how critical their role is and why you should focus on making them better every day. We also discuss opportunities, trials and failures, leading during a pandemic, how to make the customer the hero as well as entrepreneurship in Denmark. A...

Duration:00:34:24

Go Do It! | Inter:views 76 | Kara Goldin | Hint Inc. | USA

10/12/2021
Kara started her career at CNN when it was a start-up. She went on to create Hint Inc. in 2005, in an industry she had 0 experience in. Today, her company generates $100m a year of sales and is the largest non-alcoholic beverage in the US with no relationship with big soda companies. Kara's philosophy is straightforward: overcome your doubts, the people who doubt you, and believe in yourself. Successful entrepreneurs are just normal people who are willing to take a chance. In this...

Duration:00:39:18

Culture Is What Matters | Inter:views 75 | Nolan Garrett | Intrinium | USA

10/5/2021
Nolan launched Intrinium 15 years ago. It has received the best-place-to-work award 4 years in a row and is one of America's fastest-growing Inc 5000 companies. Obviously, Nolan's learned some key lessons along the way and made some painful mistakes. One of which resulted in a burn-out. In this fun episode, we discuss leadership, self-care, company's culture, business partnerships, scaling up, and most importantly why people are the ones making the journey successful. Full of actionable...

Duration:00:34:48

Everything Is About Starting | Inter:views 74 | Dina Buchbinder Auron | Education For Sharing | USA

9/28/2021
Dina is a social entrepreneur. She created Education For Sharing in 2007 and is on a mission to form better global citizens through the power of play. She shares her story and discusses social entrepreneurship, planning vs. executing, purpose, as well as a few myths about entrepreneurship. A beautiful conversation from a person who has found her way to bring her values to life.

Duration:00:34:52

Things Take Longer Than You Think | Inter:views 73 | Steve Melhuish | Property Guru | Singapore

9/21/2021
Attention start-up founders! Steve, the co-Founder of Property Guru, shares his scale-up story from a small team of 5 in 2007 to being the Board Director with 1,300 employees and a valuation of over US$ 1B today. He was once told at school that he'd be a failure. He's been wanting to prove people wrong since. That wasn't easy though. He talks about how he nearly broke the company along the way, and what it took to recover. A MUST listen. Absolute gold.

Duration:00:42:54

Public Speaking Is More Than Being On A Stage | Inter:Views 72 | Peter Hopwood | Global Speaker Coach

9/14/2021
Peter helps speakers, high-performing professionals, corporate teams, TEDx speakers, and founders to share powerful stories and build acute speaking and presence skills. Public speaking goes far beyond being on a stage. It's about every interaction we have with other people. In this episode, we discuss everything entrepreneurs need to know about public speaking. - Why is it important for founders to develop public speaking skills? - What are the keys to great public speaking? - Are...

Duration:00:44:24

Be Ready To Sell | Inter:views 71 | Matt Franklin| Bottle Rocket Labs | USA

9/7/2021
In 2006, Matt resigned from his job and decided to start the entrepreneurship adventure. He founded Bottle Rocket Labs. Matt is an inventor who went all the way to be on the Shark Tank TV show and got funded. The problem is he made critical mistakes along the way. So we talk about all the things he should have done differently. These include the importance for entrepreneurs of being prepared to sell, making sure they cross the finish line and saving retirement money from day 1. An...

Duration:00:34:14

Don't Chase The Money | Inter:views 70 | Sandy Lindsay | Tangerine | UK

8/31/2021
Sandy launched Tangerine based on the strong belief that one can create a business that's both ethical and profitable. 20 years later and 98 employees more, she proved she was right. With such an experience, she has 1-2 things to say about entrepreneurship. In this episode, we talk company's culture, the importance of failing, how she planned for her exit strategy (giving shares to employees) and why people always come before money, Funny, inspiring, and 100% value.

Duration:00:36:36

Cracking The Start-up Code With The Nordic Start School | Part 4

8/25/2021
Special Start-up Episode, in collaboration with the Nordic Start-Up School. Part 4: Finance & Fundraising. Aki Luukkainen and Ilkka Kaikuvuo joined me to discuss everything related to financial management and fundraising.

Duration:00:53:38

To Be An Entrepreneur Is To Make Things Happen | Inter:views 69 | Celyn Jones | Mad As Birds | UK

8/24/2021
Meet Celyn Jones, award-winning Actor, Writer, Producer, and entrepreneur. Celyn open-heartedly shares his journey from his 1st audition (spoiler alert: he lied!), his experience teaching drama to kids, to writing movies, and becoming the co-Founder of Mad As Birds. One thing is clear: Celyn is driven by the entrepreneurial spirit. So when you interview someone like Celyn, you ask the questions and you let your guest do the talking. Inspiring, really.

Duration:00:54:12

Cracking The Start-up Code With The Nordic Start School | Part 3

7/29/2021
Special Start-up Episode, in collaboration with the Nordic Start-Up School. Part 3: Team Building. 3 NSS mentors joined the conversation: Mia Wähälä, Merituuli Vainio, and Aleksander Gansen, to discuss everything start-ups need to know about team building.

Duration:00:59:48

It's All About Mindset | Inter:views 68 | Ana Perez Garcia | Forest Chain | Spain

7/20/2021
Ana is an aerospace engineer and worked for 16 years for Airbus. 6 years ago, she caught the entrepreneurship virus and founded her first start-up Canard Drones. That company doing very well, she decided it was time to launch her 2nd start-up ForestChain. Energy is the word that comes to mind when listening to Ana. We dig down into the importance of having the right mindset as entrepreneurs. She also shares her recipe for her success: Creating a team, using data, and being very...

Duration:00:36:55

I Created A Lifestyle Business | Inter:views 67 | Robin Wycherley | Itu Design | Finland

7/13/2021
Robin had a clear career path in the UK. That was before he decided to change life and move to Finland in 2003. Because he couldn't find a job, he started free-lancing for UK companies and gradually took the entrepreunarial road. He created Itu Design in 2007 in a way that would allow him to enjoy the lifestyle he was aspiring to have. Robin doesn't crave for growth. His ambition is to keep his business small enough to build strong client relationships while being able to enjoy life as...

Duration:00:38:30

How Can Entrepreneurs Stay Motivated ? | Special Episode

7/6/2021
Being an entrepreneur is a tough job, with a lot of ups and downs. Combined with all the challenges the pandemic has created, the journey can quickly become draining and one can reach the bottom and lose motivation. Hence the questions : How do entrepreneurs keep their motivation levels high? Where do they find the strength to continue? I've invited 4 successful entrepreneurs (and former guests) located in 4 completely different business environments: Laxmi Gandhi, the founder of a...

Duration:00:55:36

Better Done Than Perfect | Inter:views 66 | Rachel Beider | Press Modern Massage | USA

6/29/2021
After taking a massage class in Thailand, Rachel studied massage therapy in the US and founded Press Modern Massage. She started in May 2008 by trading free massages against space. In August 2008, she had 110 clients. 13 years later, her business sales reached 10m US$ annually. Rachel is a bit of a perfectionist, to the point it got in her way until she did something about it. She shares her tips to focus on progress rather than perfection. We also talk about the importance of delegating...

Duration:00:34:50

Cracking The Start-up Code With The Nordic Start-up School | Part 2

6/24/2021
Special Start-up Episode, in collaboration with the Nordic Start-Up School. Part 2: Business Planning. A conversation with 3 NSS Mentors: Hanne Nuutinen, Hanna Nylhom and Pasi Pohjola, to discuss everything start-ups need to know about Business Planning (also called Strategy).

Duration:00:46:40

Celebrate The Small Successes | Inter:views 65 | Rob Illidge | Social Republic | UK

6/22/2021
Rob has always been passionate about social media. He was studying in the USA at the time Facebook was still a start-up and ended up being one of the first Brits with an account. He got his 1st client the same day he created Social Republic. Rob has learned a main lesson throughout his entrepreneurship journey: Enjoying the ride, having fun, taking the time to reflect and celebrate. The importance of leaving a positive impact through ethical social media is another recurring topic. We...

Duration:00:34:04

Learn From Your Team | Inter:views 64 | Alexandra McManus | Eyrus | USA

6/15/2021
Alexandra is a mechanical engineer by education but definitely an entrepreneur at heart. She founded Eyrus in 2015. “The idea of taking an idea and then just building it, it never gets old to me." This is a great summary of our discussion. Alexandra loves building things from scratch. She tells us how she was able to find a black hole in a fragmented industry and quickly grew into a 100-employee company. Her keys to success so far: being very customer-centric, being structured, learning...

Duration:00:35:38

Be Honest With Yourself | Inter:views 63 | Richard Lavina | TaxFyle | USA

6/8/2021
Richard is a CPA who got fed up from his 9 to 5 job and decided it was time to shake the accounting industry. In 2015, he created TaxFyle, a one stop online tax service. "Our team does one thing very well: We solve problems." How to organize people so they can solve problems better than others is the core of our discussion. We also talk about the keys to disrupt a traditional market and expand internationally, what it takes to be an entrepreneur (hint: it's a lot about honesty), growth...

Duration:00:34:37

Everyone Can Be A Changer | Inter:views 62 | Maria Angeles Léon | Open Value Foundation | Spain

6/1/2021
Maria was born a philanthropist. When she got married, Her husband and she were donating 30% of their income to good causes. Today she's a social entrepreneur on a quest through Open Value Foundation to change people's approach to money. In this episode we talk a lot about what social entrepreneurship is really about, impact investing, theory of change and how philanthropy can benefit businesses. 0% nonsense, 100% optimism!

Duration:00:37:24