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The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

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United States

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The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

Language:

English

Contact:

702-727-9598


Episodes

The Advisory Board

8/10/2020
Do you really need an advisory board? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter talk about why an advisory board is important, how to build your own board of advisors, and creating connections that will lead you to endless opportunities. Listen in for tips on getting advisors to expand your Startup network. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:28:48

How Do We Create Career Paths Within Startups?

8/3/2020
Want to get your best employees to stick around? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter talk about how contribution outweighs years of service, capabilities dictate career progression, and why Startups enable accelerated career growth. Listen in for tips on expanding careers without the hierarchy.

Duration:00:44:51

Early Retirement Is a Broken Concept

7/27/2020
Have you planned your retirement? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss why retirement goals should start now, how early testing changes your plans, and what objectives to set immediately. Tune in for more retirement opportunities in your Startup game. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:36:52

Why We Say "No"

7/20/2020
Does "No" mean never? Not exactly. Today on the Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil & Ryan discuss why saying "No" is just as much discipline as it is a luxury, how to build your confidence in saying "No", and when saying "No" can actually grow your business. Whatever you do, don't say "No" to this episode! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:37:45

How Much Money Does it Take to Be Rich?

7/13/2020
Do you have safety assets for your next milestone bet? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss the difference between personal and business safety, an optimized approach to running a Startup, and creating a safety net for every milestone. Listen in and learn how base-level stability can fundamentally change a business. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:36:28

Optimize for the Probability of an Outcome, Not the Size

7/6/2020
Eager to prove that your business idea is the next big thing? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss how to get more out of short-term goals, finding validation for Startup growth, and why funding doesn’t equal success. Listen in and learn how to optimize probability for the best possible outcome!

Duration:00:31:55

Founder Reputation

6/29/2020
Reputation: we all have an understanding of the long term & lasting impacts it has on your standing as a Founder, but how do we cultivate our reputation? Today we discuss why reputation is so important, how your resume & reputation are two very different things, and what the cost incurred if we don't take our reputations seriously. Remember, your reputation is very hard to build & very easy to destroy - so listen up!

Duration:00:45:35

How Do I Leave My Startup Stress at Work?

6/22/2020
As a Founder, running a Startup is inherently stressful, right? Wrong! Today we discuss why self-imposed stress is often unproductive and imagined, a few tactics to try that will help you leave Startup stress at work, and how to be more present when you are home. Listen in to learn how to relax! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:42:32

Why Can't I Be Happy Where I Am?

6/15/2020
Why is it that as Founders, we feel like we must constantly be chasing something - otherwise we don't feel satisfied? But sometimes happiness isn't just about reaching milestones & crossing finish lines, so today we talk about why you're probably running from your fears, unpack our own flawed logic behind not taking a moment to celebrate our own successes, and you can take that much needed moment to breathe for yourself. Listen in to find peace within Startup chaos!

Duration:00:38:28

Are Big Cities Better For Startups?

6/8/2020
Is it better to live as a Startup Founder in a major city? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss working from home, where to locate a company, and their experiences living in different areas. Tune in to hear the benefits and setbacks of being in a major city. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:36:50

Sometimes Shrinking is the Right Move

6/1/2020
Can downsizing your Startup be the right move for you? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter speak on the appropriate sizing of businesses, understanding the health of a business, and the importance of communicating these changes with your team. Listen in to foster the longevity of your business.

Duration:00:31:45

How Founders Should Communicate in a Crisis

5/25/2020
Do you have tactics that can be deployed to help manage during a crisis? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroer talk on the crisis’ they’ve dealt with in the past, what works in managing during those instances, and beneficial communication tactics. Tune in learn how to best communicate amidst chaos! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:46:02

Opportunities In a Recession

5/18/2020
Do you feel like the recession is bringing your Startup to a standstill? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroer discuss how to make this recession beneficial for your business, how to delegate and refocus, and why you should buy-in during the recession. Listen in and learn how to optimize and weather the storm! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:40:35

Bringing On An Investor Means Hiring Your Boss

5/11/2020
Does bringing on an investor mean you’re hiring you’re own boss? In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss, what happens once we close the deal with investors, the nature of the relationship between the investors and the Founders, and the decision of hiring your own boss. Tune in to understand how having investors could alter your business mode. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:37:42

Treat Departing Employees Like Future Employees

5/4/2020
Have you thought about the inevitability of an employee leaving your Startup? On this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss how former employees can be either an asset or a liability, learning to not take an employee leaving personally, and extending yourself to help them in their career path even after they leave. Listen in and learn how to encourage a happy send-off culture! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:41:51

Forget Compensation, Let's Talk About Quality of Life

4/27/2020
Shouldn’t we still have health, happiness, and comfort while trying to grow a Startup? On this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss why it’s important to focus on quality of life as a Founder, giving yourself permission to enjoy and take care of yourself, and the power of quality of life as a form of compensation. Tune in and learn to take quality of life seriously! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:35:41

What If This Was Our Last Startup?

4/20/2020
What if we determined that what we're doing now is the thing we want to be doing for the rest of our lives? On this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss the fulfillment of finishing, the dynamic of passion within mastery, and the habit of deferred living. Listen in and learn to take advantage of the moment! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:38:49

What If the Founder Personality is a Liability For the Startup?

4/13/2020
Are you aware that how you respond to difficult situations affects whether or not the best solutions will be created? On this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss emotional intelligence, how your EQ affects business health, and why it’s important as a Founder to be self-aware that your personality influences the organization. Listen in to learn why emotional intelligence is important!

Duration:00:29:00

It's a Marathon - Not a Sprint

4/6/2020
Do you know what it looks like to pace yourself for the long run as a Founder? On today’s episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter talk about how to set your pace, how sprinting is an easy trap to fall into, and what happens when you push yourself too hard. Remember, it’s a marathon - not a sprint!

Duration:00:34:25

What Should We Teach Kids About Entrepreneurship?

3/29/2020
As parents and potential parents, what should we be teaching kids about Startup companies? On today’s episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter talk about how entrepreneurship is not taught formally, the benefit of teaching it at a young age, and how ownership of ideas is important to a child’s intellectual growth. Tune in to learn what can be done to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in children. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter

Duration:00:31:15