Startup Therapy

Business & Economics Podcasts

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Why Do VC Funded Startups Love "Fake Growth?"

2/6/2023
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss why some founders tend to go on the “fake growth” route. Some Startup companies may look like they are soaring and scaling real fast but in reality, these Startups are spending more than they are getting back from revenue. So how can you identify if you, as a founder, are going the real growth route or the fake growth route? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast...

Duration:00:29:59

Founder Legends Are Less Fun When You Are Living Them

1/30/2023
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss the myths behind founder’s success stories. Whenever we hear a story of somebody else’s win most likely we find it inspiring, right? And after hearing this zero to hero story we then decide that we want to be like them someday. But are you sure about that? And are you really willing to go through the pain that they had to live through just to be where they are now? Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:28:31

Can Middle Schoolers be Founders?

1/23/2023
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss the importance of teaching entrepreneurship to middle school students. There are tons of benefits when you teach young children about entrepreneurship. Kids are naturally curious and creative, and you can nurture these skills through entrepreneurship. Not only do you raise children with better critical thinking skills, but you’ll also raise problem solvers. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:30:17

Founders, At What Point Have We Sacrificed Too Much?

1/16/2023
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss how much sacrifice as a founder is too much? How much are you willing to give up in your life just to become a successful founder? You might think now that the return on investment of all the time you spent working instead of doing the things you will never get back will be worth it in the long run but think again – are you willing to pay that price? Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:34:08

Founders, How to Tell the Board "I Need a New Deal"

1/9/2023
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss how founders can talk with the board about their compensation. If you’re a founder and your company is earning a lot of money but you can’t even touch the profit – then maybe it’s time to have that conversation with the board. But how can you even do this without being turned down? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:31:39

Founders, Failure is Just One Chapter in Life

12/12/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss why founders should stop thinking that failure is forever. Sometimes, when we experience hard times in our lives, we feel like this will never get better again – but that’s not true. Your whole life is a book with different chapters and each has its own challenges and you will get over them. Once you finish a bad chapter, just quickly get started on to the next one, because remember, failure is just one chapter in your life. Sign up...

Duration:00:23:53

What If I Want To Work Forever?

12/5/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss what it would be like if you want to work forever. For founders, a lot of us might wonder if this would be something you’d like to do for a long time. But here’s a thought – is your Startup a work you love doing or does it feel like a work that you feel forced to do every day? If your answer to the last question is yes, then you might have to rethink if you’re willing to do it forever or find something that you would want to do for the...

Duration:00:25:58

Should Founders Worry About Quiet Quitting?

11/28/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss if founders should worry about quiet quitting. This may sound like a new term to a lot of founders BUT this has been around for many ages now and we should be alarmed about it. So how can you see if your team is actually checked in or out of work? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top FoundersLinkedInWil SchroterRyan...

Duration:00:26:13

If a Startup Sinks, Founders Go Down With It

11/21/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss what will happen to the founder when the Startup company goes down. When a company starts to wind down, you might be shocked how everything maps back to the founder, from office leases to subscriptions, and now all of a sudden these company liabilities become your personal liabilities. How can you avoid this from happening to you? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:46:08

The Downfall of Becoming Internally Focused as Founders

11/14/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss when a founder’s focus starts to shift from managing externally to managing internally. When a company grows, there’s a huge possibility that as a founder your focus might change from managing customers and shipping products to hiring staff and doing reports – which could lead to a stall in your skills and growth as a founder. So as you motivate your people, keep motivating yourself as well! Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:22:10

Founders, we earn our wins. This isn't the Powerball.

11/7/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss if founders deserved their wins and successes or did they just get lucky? Sometimes, founders feel guilty of their own success to the point that they don’t want to reward themselves and enjoy their hard-earned money. Most of the time, these founders hear people say “You’re just lucky!” disregarding the years and years of their hard work. But always remember that for you every win you earned and deserved your wins. Sign up for the...

Duration:00:24:30

All Founders are Beloved In Good Times

10/31/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss what happens to founders during the tough times. When things are going well, when you just got funded, and when you’re finally getting that high revenue, everybody loves you. But when things go south, no one is around. Sure, you feel emotionally betrayed at this point because you trusted them right? But is there a way you can avoid this in the beginning? Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:37:19

Our Startup Culture of Entitlement

10/24/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss what founders are entitled to when their business takes off. There is danger in expecting too much from our Startup, when we think we should get additional funding because the business is growing, when we think that business growth will merit us more opportunities. Reality check: things don't work this way. Things take time to grow and every growth is exponentially different. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:47:47

The Bulls#!t Case for Raising Capital

10/17/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss whether you need to raise a huge capital in order to have a successful Startup. How much money do you actually need to scale your business? Do you need to raise money quickly in order to scale up quickly? The thing is, having lots of capital does not mean success right away. There are some cases where Startups raised a lot of money in the beginning but ended up getting bankrupt. You see, it’s not all about having a lot of financial...

Duration:00:30:14

Founders, We Only Have To Be Right Once

10/10/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss how founders sometimes think that they’ve reached that billion dollar moment in their Startup and then end up being disappointed by the result. Now, the billion dollar question is - how many shots do we actually have? The thing is, we really won’t know when that moment happens so we just have to keep going and continue trying, gathering information as we move forward, because if we can only be right once, at least we are fully equipped...

Duration:00:30:11

Why Every Kid Should Be a Startup Founder

10/3/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss why it’s important to teach kids about entrepreneurship. You know what they say - better to start them young. Teaching about how to become a founder to kids as young as 10 years old will be an eye-opening experience. At this age, kids still have that pure mindset where they think they can do anything, and it’s important to nurture that. Planting the seed early on will bear fruit that will also be able to teach the future...

Duration:00:14:13

How Big of a Failure Can I Survive as a Founder?

9/26/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss how founders can survive a failed Startup. For some founders, when they experience failure, they immediately think that it’s the end, that it’s a complete failure. But one thing's for sure though – we will all get over it. Failure has always been a part of the process and it will teach us valuable lessons along the way. And it also gives us the most important ammunition: a chance to start again. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:27:16

Why Are All My Founder Friends Ahead of Me?

9/19/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss the problem of comparing yourself with other founders. Sometimes, we look at the success of others and immediately think we’re falling behind. We always compare ourselves to others without even realizing that we all had a different head start and were influenced by varied outside factors. Remember, success is a process, and we go through it in different phases. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:40:08

Are Startup CEOs Really CEOs?

9/12/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss if startup CEOs can really be considered as CEOs. The CEO title bears a lot of responsibility – it’s a nice title to have alongside your name but the question is, are you qualified to have it? It’s easy to get the title, in fact, anyone can become one but do you have the right qualifications and enough experience to be called a CEO? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:38:35

Founders, We Have SO Much Time Left In Our Careers

9/5/2022
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss how founders should not feel like they are running out of time – because they’re not. Most young entrepreneurs feel that they should rush things just because others seem to be doing well in life already and they’re feeling left behind. Everyone has their own timeframes and maybe this year is just not your year, and that’s okay, because you still have a lot of time left in your career. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:25:56