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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

It's not What We Own - It's Whether It's Liquid

7/26/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about liquidation probability. Many Startup founders make the wrong decision to lose interest in what they currently have and start pursuing something else in the hopes of a much bigger outcome, completely skipping the part where they first have to gauge the probability of success. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:37:00

That Founder Sold for Too Little!

7/21/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about opinions that do not matter when a company sells. A lot of founders are stigmatized for selling their Startups for too little. Too little in a sense that these non-founders only think of the numbers and not the value and work put into building the business. And the glaring truth is that they have never had that much money in their entire life! So their opinions aren’t valid. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:35:57

When Can I Feel Good About Taking a Break as a Founder?

7/19/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about putting every down for a much needed break. No, you can’t say, “I can’t take a break yet.” Or say, “Your hands are tied at the moment.” It’s critical that you take a break in between milestones, unless you want to get stuck on productivity and run dry on creativity. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:36:31

Forget Big Ideas - Start with Your North Star

7/14/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about focusing on what you are trying to achieve before taking action on any big ideas you might have. Some of these ideas don't necessarily lead you to where you want to go. Some, if pursued, just end up in failures and frustrations. Instead, focus on where you want to go and then figure out how you want to get there. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast...

Duration:00:39:10

Adding Staff Isn't a Sign of Success, Adding Revenue Is

7/12/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about how increasing your staff does not necessarily mean growth, but a deliberate liability. Many people just focus on increasing the number of their employees and do not think about the cost of hiring more people. Yes, you need more people to get work done faster. Yes, you need additional minds to pitch in new ideas. But what if your revenue is lower than the liabilities? Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:34:05

The Curse of the 37-Year Old Founder

7/7/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the dues founders pay for neglecting their health. Pushing yourself too much, putting your body through so much pressure, and then ignoring the warning signs as they come, you’re unconsciously trading your life for the success of your company. Don’t curse yourself in the process! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:46:01

When Our Startup Works for Everyone But Us

7/5/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about what happens when things work for everyone else but not for you. The effort founders put into our Startup is a sacrifice in all forms and shapes, to the extent of spending less time with family, neglecting our health, or even getting a pay cut just to keep the business rolling. Yes, you are the founder but you’ve become a slave to your own business. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:32:50

Can You Change People?

6/30/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about changing a person’s personality (or the attempt to do so). It’s one of the factors founders cannot control and it’s silly to keep telling the same person what they should be doing more than once. It’s a waste of energy, a waste of time, and definitely a lost cause. Put your time and effort into someone else! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:38:17

The Last Mile is the Most Important

6/28/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about burnout when you’re nearly at the end of your Startup journey. Every sacrifice and risk you’ve taken will become useless if you feel tired and decide to take a break at the most crucial time and that’s when you’re at the last step of closing the deal. The trick is to surround yourself with people who will help you get through this phase. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup...

Duration:00:35:44

How We Leave is How We're Remembered

6/23/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about avoiding unpleasant breakups. There always comes a time when you need to part ways with people, friends, staff, even investors. Every bad breakup can seriously damage your reputation in any means possible simply because some harbor vindictive emotions and speak negatively against you. What can you do then to avoid that? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:40:08

What Happens to My Startup After I Sell?

6/21/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about what happens after you sell your Startup. Beyond the big paycheck that will certainly make your life better, is the lingering attachment you have for your company and what becomes of it after you give up ownership and control over it. And what about the employees you’re leaving behind? Will they be well taken care of? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:38:27

If We Want Power, We Create Power

6/16/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about power struggle. A lot of us are used to hearing people telling us what we should and shouldn’t do, what we can and cannot achieve just because these people have tried it or have been in a similar situation. What they don’t realize though is the difference in capacity and skills. What works for them may not work for you, and what works for you didn’t work out for them. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:39:31

What will We Regret Risking for Our Startups?

6/14/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about regret. Founders are bound to make decisions all the time. These decisions can make or break the Startup, and this is why regret is inevitable. Not all decisions bring a positive outcome, and when the outcome is the opposite of what you had anticipated, it’s part of the risk you’re taking. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:33:16

Lessons from "Once Hot" Startups

6/9/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about how we get blinded by the early signs of growth. When things go well, we tend to think it’s the golden moment and that your Startup is on it’s way to getting big, only to find out a week or a month later that you’re back at step one. Early stage successes become dangerous when we get blinded by them and start making the wrong decisions. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup...

Duration:00:30:54

What If I Sell Too Early?

6/7/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about when is the best time to sell your Startup. It’s a tedious process so you shouldn’t just focus on what’s happening during the negotiations but also the pros and cons after the sale is made. And of course, how much you’re being paid for selling is as important as HOW you’re getting paid. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcasthttps://www.startups.com/beginNetwork...

Duration:00:31:37

Do We Need Offices Anymore?

6/2/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about going back to an office setting. The idea that more work gets done inside the office is no longer as effective as it used to be. An office setting may not be that substantial anymore for Startups. A lot of businesses are being run remotely and by far, they are progressing well. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcasthttps://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:38:27

Our Latest Success Might Be Our Last

5/31/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the notion that your current success will be the same for every Startup you build. While you’re in the momentum and when new ideas come in, you’re most likely tempted to venture into another Startup. Right? But, take a pause there and consider the odds of your success. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcasthttps://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:33:58

Do Socio-Political Issues Belong at Work?

5/26/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about founders allowing open discussion of socio-political issues inside the workplace. Over the years, societal and political issues are topics that can either encourage healthy discussions and debates within the team or instigate friction and divide within the company. The question is, HOW do we talk about these issues? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:39:32

The Superstar Advisor Sham

5/24/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan ask, is it too early to get an advisor? Many Startup companies invest in an advisor to tap into connections that can possibly help raise additional capital. Yet, this investment does not promise successful returns because some introductions don’t end with the results founders are hoping for. The anticipated business meetings are never set. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:39:49

Startups are Built at the Expense of the Founder

5/19/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about at what cost Startups are built on. What people often see is it’s all about raising money and getting external financial support, that additional funds are more than enough to keep the business going. But what people don’t see is the physical, mental, and emotional health that are being spent alongside a bloating debt. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:37:47