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How do you start a business when you have no money? No experience? No credibility? Or even no idea? This podcast will show you how. Every week successful entrepreneurs share the strategies of how they built their businesses entirely from scratch. No silver spoons. No magic bullets. No monkey business. Just hustling and using strategies that work. And the best part?

How do you start a business when you have no money? No experience? No credibility? Or even no idea? This podcast will show you how. Every week successful entrepreneurs share the strategies of how they built their businesses entirely from scratch. No silver spoons. No magic bullets. No monkey business. Just hustling and using strategies that work. And the best part?
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Kansas, United States

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How do you start a business when you have no money? No experience? No credibility? Or even no idea? This podcast will show you how. Every week successful entrepreneurs share the strategies of how they built their businesses entirely from scratch. No silver spoons. No magic bullets. No monkey business. Just hustling and using strategies that work. And the best part?

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English


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SFN231: CASE STUDY: A Software Business from Idea Extraction to Sales

10/17/2017
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Sergey Zuev is a Starting From Nothing listener in the Ukraine who started his own software company a little over a year ago, and it is steadily growing and generating more money each month. We’re going to learn exactly what he did, where the idea came from, how he got the first version built, how he’s been marketing and selling it, and what he’s planning to do next. Sergey’s software, GA Connector, connects your sales software with Google Analytics so you can track your website visitors...

Duration: 00:16:01


SFN230: Create Your Own Life: Action Begets Traction - with Jeremy Slate

10/10/2017
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Have you struggled to get heard in the entrepreneurial space? There’s a lot of noise in the space, but Jeremy is the Founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast and he specializes in helping entrepreneurs share their story and get heard. After the initial success of the podcast, Jeremy partnered with Daniel Gefen to launch Get Featured to help other entrepreneurs get their message out by appearing as guests on the right podcasts. Click here to learn more and read the blog post at...

Duration: 00:25:45


SFN229: Saying HELL YES to an Unconventional Life - with Jules Schroeder

9/26/2017
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Jules Schroeder is the founder of Unconventional Life, a media and experiences company that operates a podcast on the Forbes Under 30 channel, while hosting five-day business accelerators in exotic locations worldwide. Her mission to inspire and empower millennials to live a life by their own design, where their greatest source of happiness is also their source of income. Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast. Resources Connect with...

Duration: 00:36:45


SFN228: Case Study: From The Foundation to Sales

9/19/2017
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Since joining The Foundation in January 2017, Eathan Janney has launched a business (Invisible String Software), pre-sold his first webinar, and started generating revenue. We share what he’s done along this journey so that you can skip some of the mistakes he made and leverage the lessons he learned. Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast. Resources Connect with Eathan:eathankeyboards@gmail.comRead Eathan’s writing at theFloating Piano...

Duration: 00:23:39


SFN227: How to Grow Your Investments & Leverage Your Time - with Matt Bodnar

8/15/2017
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Matt Bodnar is a partner at early stage investment firm Fresh Hospitality, who are on a mission to help entrepreneurs grow by providing financial and intellectual capital to growing businesses in the food service value chain. He’s also the creator and host of The Science of Success podcast, which is focused on improving decision-making and understanding psychology. Matt’s work earned him a spot on the Forbes “30 Under 30”, called a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant...

Duration: 00:36:31


SFN226: The SaaS Cheat Code - with Dan Schwartz

8/8/2017
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If you are a non-technical person, you can still start (and grow) a successful software company. Dan Schwartz is the Founder & CEO of InvestorFuse, a bootstrapped SaaS company that just hit $1M in annual revenue. However, Dan isn’t a developer and he hasn’t written any code. Dan also wrote one of The Foundation’s most successful guest blog posts, “The SaaS Cheat Code," and today he’s going to share the cheat code with you. In This Interview I Ask: 1:40 - How did Dan get started,...

Duration: 00:23:49


SFN225: How Entrepreneurs Can Solve Large-Scale Problems - with James Schmatenberger

8/1/2017
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Do you really understand how to address large-scale problems? James Schmachtenberger has a unique education emphasizing the interconnected nature of large-scale problems, and this drives James to approach societal and health challenges with solutions that account for the entirety of a problem, rather than solving for one issue while creating another. This mission recently led James to Founding the Neurohacker Collective, an applied neuroscience company that has assembled some of the...

Duration: 00:39:15


SFN224: How to Leverage the Science of Succeeding with People - with Vanessa Van Edwards

7/27/2017
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Do you know how to captivate people? Today, you’ll find out how science can help make every social interaction more successful. Vanessa Van Edwards is a national best selling author and the lead investigator at her human behavior research lab, ScienceofPeople.com. She is a professional people watcher and her goal is to crack the code of interesting human behavior. She shares her research with audiences around the world, and in her book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with...

Duration: 00:47:09


SFN223: How to Give Yourself Limitless Job Security - with Caitlin Pyle

7/25/2017
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Don’t listen to self-doubt – anyone can live an abundant life. Caitlin Pyle is an entrepreneur who started out as a freelance proofreader and, just three years ago, had zero knowledge about marketing and product creation. Now Caitlin and her husband Ben (also a Foundation alumni) manage BCP Media, a multi-million dollar media company with multiple blogs and digital products, including the site that started it all, Proofread Anywhere. Caitlin’s life mission is to help hardworking people...

Duration: 00:32:52


SFN222: Overcoming the Trials and Tribulations of Entrepreneurship (and Life)

7/20/2017
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If you are trying to start a business, you’ve probably been through some trials and tribulations along the way… and today we’re talking to someone who triumphed over their year of hell and came out stronger on the other side. Kyle Racki is the CEO of Proposify, a seven-figure software business with $250k MRR after only three years. We discuss the start of his entrepreneurial journey, some of the challenges he had to overcome, and how he is growing Proposify. Click here to learn more...

Duration: 00:42:21


SFN221: How to Bootstrap a Business with a Full-Time Job & Family to Feed

7/18/2017
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We all know starting a business is hard – and it’s even harder when you have a full-time job and a family to feed. Balancing all of these priorities is extremely difficult… but it’s not impossible. Today’s guests, Dean Collura and Eliot Dill, were facing that exact challenge when they started TitleTap. However, they still managed to grow the company from nothing to hundreds of customers and hundreds of thousands dollars of revenue in just a few years. In this episode, they will share...

Duration: 00:40:51


SFN220: Writing, Relationships, & The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - with Mark Manson

7/13/2017
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Entrepreneurs and high achievers often struggle with the simple parts of living a good life, like relationships. Today’s guest, Mark Manson, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, a blogger, and an internet entrepreneur – plus he’s hilarious, insightful, and wise. We explore how he grows his business as an independent writer, why romance is an overrated aspect of relationships, and his plans for...

Duration: 00:46:01


SFN219: Using Fear as a Compass & Embracing the Energetic Side of Business

7/11/2017
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Raj Jana scaled JavaPresse Coffee Co. to six figures of monthly revenue in just one year, and it’s only picking up steam. Raj is the Founder and Chief Brewing Officer of JavaPresse Coffee Co., a company that creates innovative products that make coffee fun. He JUST left his day job (after working out an incredible deal to receive severance) and is gearing up to invest in the business full-time. Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com Resources Connect...

Duration: 00:35:33


SFN218: Generating Press & Changing Behaviors - with Maneesh Sethi, Founder & CEO of Pavlok

6/29/2017
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Do you struggle with generating attention when you start a new project? Maneesh Sethi is one of the most eclectic, interesting, and written-about guests we’ve had on the show. He authored an international bestselling book when he was 14, trekked across the world for a Travel Channel show, and created Pavlok – the world’s first wearable that actually changes behavior. Whether he’s becoming a famous DJ in 90 days or hiring a woman from Craigslist to slap him when he uses Facebook, Maneesh...

Duration: 00:42:16


SFN217: From Deer Piss to Software in Just Six Months: Building for Growth with Dave Rogenmoser, Co-Founder & CEO of Proof

6/23/2017
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Dave Rogenmoser is the Co-Founder of Proof, a software product designed to double the conversion rate on your landing page or website by displaying recent customer activity. Proof is achieving a milestone of growth that we’ve seen very few software companies reach before. After just three months, Proof is generating $20,000 MRR. Wow. Dave also Co-Founded the Entrepreneur Alliance, a fast-growing global club of digital entrepreneurs coming together to create recurring revenue...

Duration: 00:38:08


SFN216: How to Get Started in Content Marketing & Cure Imposter Syndrome

5/15/2017
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Are you overwhelmed by the world of content marketing? There’s so many voices that it can sometimes be hard to know where yours fits into it all, but there is a niche for everyone. Sonia Simone is a Founding Partner and the Chief Content Officer at Copyblogger Media (now Rainmaker Digital). She’s been online since 1989, and she has some incredible insight into the evolving world of content marketing. Click here to learn more and read the blog post at...

Duration: 00:24:29


SFN215: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Invest in Soft Skills - with Jordan Harbinger

5/8/2017
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Today’s guest, Jordan Harbinger, is an entrepreneur, talk show host, and world-renowned social dynamics expert. He is committed to helping others thrive in every area of their life through the study of simple (but subtle) social dynamics. As co-founder of The Art of Charm, Jordan helped develop one of the leading self-development programs in the world, with a special expertise in social capital, relationship-building, and authentic rapport. As host of The Art of Charm podcast, he teaches...

Duration: 00:46:37


SFN214: Learning the Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Firsthand, with Geoff Woods, VP of The ONE Thing

5/1/2017
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Do you ever wonder if you’ll find fulfillment? Today’s guest, Geoff Woods, has been there… but mentorship helped him break through the achievement ceiling and make a bigger impact. Geoff went on a wild journey after joining The Foundation. In one year, he went from employee to building a six-figure business to partnering with Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, authors of The ONE Thing. Geoff is now VP of The ONE Thing, the company behind the best-selling book. He shares how connecting with...

Duration: 00:34:48


SFN213: How To Make Decisions Like a Millionaire (in Just Four Steps)

4/24/2017
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Billy Murphy is a former professional poker player turned entrepreneur, built a seven-figure poker training business, has run at least 20 e-commerce stores, and now he’s helping more entrepreneurs get started at ForeverJobless.com. Billy has a uniquely mathematical, logical, and linear perspective on business that we haven’t seen anywhere else, and we’re really excited to share it with you. Click here to learn more and read the blog post at...

Duration: 00:45:38


SFN212: How to Build Something From Nothing (and Achieve Profitability More Quickly) - with Nathan Latka

4/17/2017
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Today’s interview will completely change the way you think about starting businesses and selling products. Nathan Latka pre-sold about $80,000 of product, built up the Facebook marketing business Heyo, and sold it by the time he was 26-years-old. He is also one of the most entertaining (and somewhat controversial) people in the entrepreneurial world. Now Nathan is pioneering a new way for entrepreneurs to enter the software space more quickly, more easily, and for relatively cheap. We’ll...

Duration: 00:59:38

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