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A show dedicated to accountants and bookkeepers who are looking to grow their practice. We deep dive into both the theory and the exact steps you need to grow your practice in the way you always dreamed. You will learn marketing, sales, hiring, management, pricing... everything it takes to scale a practice. The one thing we don’t talk about are accounting skills. You already have those. What we do is give you business skills.
 
We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and ...
 
Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches... do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? “Steal the Show” offers a fast track to the skillset that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time. Your host Michael Port is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, a top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor, having gu ...
 
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In this episode, Megan Hale shares that a successful affiliate course launch is led by delivering high value, showing up as if your audience is already a paying client, and generating buzz or celebrating a huge milestone. She also points out what she would have done differently to have even bigger results. Listen to this podcast to learn more on ho…
 
Mark Coudray is a Mastery Profit First Professional and a well-known business coach recognized for some pretty remarkable profitability results for his clients. In this episode, Mark shares his perspective on why so many small businesses struggle with profitability. He also explains the difference between Financial and Managerial Accounting and the…
 
In 2011, Hiroki Takeuchi launched his first business GoCardless with his co-founders. Just under one decade later, they are processing over $15b in payments every year! Takeuchi’s first business began as a service to help streamline the messy process of collecting payments informally. Over the next several years, funding, scaling, and pivoting led …
 
In this episode with Michael Roderick, we learn how to get people talking about you and your ideas - in a good and positive way! - when you're not in the room through these five points: The three main factors to creating a referable brand. (Accessibility, Influence, and Memory) Why true influence is not about persuasion and what you want to focus o…
 
Building partnerships and mailing lists as an entrepreneur can be one of the trickiest and most elusive parts of the game. Targetting the right people, understanding brand identity - it’s all a delicate ecosystem to navigate. The good news is, when it comes to mailing lists and partnerships, we have all the answers you need from the mastermind and …
 
Pineapple Consulting Firm, owned by Jack Tompkins, helps analyze and visualize data for small business owners that don't have the resources to easily dive into their numbers. Jack shares in this episode the pros and cons of visual dashboards as well as the following points: visualizing profit and loss statements in charts, graphs, etc. instead of i…
 
For Sarah Leary, entrepreneurship has always been in her blood. Growing up in a household of small-business owners including her grandmother who was also an entrepreneur, she knew she would eventually be one, too. She remembers that even when she was working for Microsoft as part of the founding team for Microsoft Office, she knew that being a busi…
 
Many accountants are working silly hours but for insufficient reward, believing it’s the only way, straining relationships at home, their health & their lifestyle and STILL not serving their clients in the way they need to be served. DON’T be one of them – discover a much better and simpler way. Shane will share 3 steps of a proven roadmap that has…
 
When Alli Webb founded Drybar in 2010, it started as one small salon in Brentwood, California that was designed to do one thing and do it well: blowouts. Today, her brand has grown to over150 stores in 33 states, a hair care product line that she sold for over $250 million, her own podcast Raising The Bar, and a NY Times best-selling book Good Hair…
 
Helping you grow your business audience by starting with great business development habits is what Mo Bunnell shares in this episode. Creating a system on business development and focusing on what works to get results will be a great help to the audience or client. Business development is a learnable skill and can be done, even when you’re busy. Al…
 
If you want to start a business, you sure as hell better be made of the right stuff. Because Joe De Sena is here to tell you that in business, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”, and you need to be mentally tough enough to handle it. In this Foundr interview like no other, Nathan Chan speaks with Spartan Race creator, best-selling author, …
 
Show Summary Craig Minter has a strong awareness that cash flow is the number one issue facing most small businesses. And therefore shows the clients he works with how simple cash flow management can be, how they can feel in control of their cash flow at all times, and the freedom they can create with the increasing profits that result. Corporate P…
 
Gabi Lewis, Co-Founder, The Magic Spoon In this yummy episode, Gabi Lewis, Co-Founder of The Magic Spoon, sits down with Nathan Chan to discuss his journey from founding the revolutionary EXO protein snack made from crickets, to dominating the $40billion a year cereal industry. Listen in as Lewis reveals how he managed to get Tim Ferris and Nas as …
 
Show Summary Tax liability payments are a major source of cash outflow in a profitable business...unless you know how to mitigate tax liabilities without sacrificing profits. In this episode, Joshua Massoud shares how you can improve your clients' cash flow by helping them leverage tax credits and incentives. Corporate Partners Nextiva - VOIP phone…
 
In this interview, Nathan Chan sits down with GT Dave, Founder and CEO of GT'S Living Foods. GT discusses how he built a $1B empire from his bedroom and his journey of being the first seller of Kombucha in the United States. In this interview, GT Dave discusses how he first began selling Kombucha, entering the market with a completely new category …
 
Show Summary Helping your clients run their businesses better doesn't have to be hard. In fact, a simplified approach is usually the best. In this episode, Darren Cioffi shares the insights that led him to create My Prosperity Tree, the approach he takes with his clients to provide unparalleled accounting and business advisory services. Corporate P…
 
In this epic roundup episode, we took our favorite moments from every interview this year and combined them to create our most jam-packed episode yet: Foundr Best of 2020! That’s right, in this very special episode, you’ll hear valuable insights from: Drew Houston, CEO and founder of DropBox: On problem-solving, his formula for success in business,…
 
Show Summary You know you need to market and sell in order to stay in business, but how can you do that without being salesy or manipulative? With mar-care-ting! Today's guest, Ariel Averbuch, shares the Mar-care-ting method he developed and how he has used it to help thousands of business owners discover a different way to market their businesses …
 
Does implementing advisory services and scaling them in your large accounting firm seem like an insurmountable challenge? Does getting buy-in from your partners seem impossible? In this episode, Lee Manning shares the steps his large firm, Raffingers, has taken to scale and truly make an impact on the lives of their team and their clients. Corporat…
 
Ever wondered what traits and characteristics Google looks for in a founder? Wonder no more, because in this interview, Nathan Chan sits down with CapitalG Founder, David Lawee, to discuss the journey of finding the next $1B Unicorn Business. David is Google's Lead Investor, and has over 13 years of experience under his belt working for one of the …
 
Meet Thor Ernstsson. The founder of global giants such as Alpha, Strata, and lead architect for Zygna responsible for Farmville, Ernstsson knows business and products. In this interview, Nathan sits down with Ernstsson to discuss his journey from Zynga game developer, to creating a company that serves half of the Fortune 500. Honest and candid, Ern…
 
Do you really need a workflow system for your accounting practice? Today's guest, Shahram Zarshenas of Financial Cents, shares why a workflow system and software is vital to your success...regardless of the size of your firm. Corporate Partners Nextiva - VOIP phone providers for small businesses and fully integrated CRM…
 
Faced with 104 rejections, zero-funding, and the prospect of launching a new business during an economic downturn, Christina Stembel has not only grown her company Farmgirl Flowers to a $65m empire, she has also done it completely bootstrapped. Stembel’s journey from bootstrap to business mogul is nothing short of inspiring. What began as $46k savi…
 
What if your goal as an accountant is not solely to give your clients a history lesson on their business's finances? Today's guest, Vipul Sheth of AdvanceTrack Outsourcing, shares why he believes so many accountants have a propensity to focus on compliance and historical reporting and how you can instead work with your clients to help shape their f…
 
As someone who has pioneered the tech industry with his open-source software, and boasts 38% of the internet using his product, Matt Mullenweg is still one of the most humble and inspiring entrepreneurs we’ve ever met. In this insightful interview, Mullenweg discusses the biggest challenges faced by companies today, and the importance of looking af…
 
In this "best of" episode, Amber Dugger talks about how you can use the cash flow tool YNAB (You Need a Budget) to help your clients with their Profit First implementation! Amber also explains how using YNAB can bring clarity and awareness to your - and your clients' - finances. Note: This is a replay of Episode 134, which originally aired on 2/8/2…
 
In this week’s Foundr podcast interview, Nathan Chan sits down with Lisa Spiden, CEO of Workforce Analytics and Foundr of Fibre HR to discuss everything a team leader needs to embody in order to help their team do their best work. Spiden discusses key tactics and methods that team leaders can adopt to help lead their teams through any crisis. Not o…
 
Are you frustrated with not being able to stand out in a sea of virtual coaches and accountants? In this "Best Of" episode, our guest Alyssa Dillon shares her story and explains how she uses authenticity to build relationships and differentiate herself. Note: This is a replay of Episode 191, which originally aired on 3/21/2019. Corporate Partners N…
 
Ever wondered how the elite pros do Facebook ads? This week’s interview with course instructor Nick Shackelford is just that: a no-holding back, all inclusive, step-by-step discussion on running successful Facebook ads. Returning again to Foundr’s exclusive podcast, Shackelford discusses his learnings on media buying, running facebook ads that conv…
 
What does it mean to be an effective leader in an accounting practice? How can you become a better leader? Gary DeHart shares his insights and strategies for leading and empowering your team. He also discusses leadership in a pandemic and how it differs from - and is the same as - leadership during normal times. Corporate Partners Nextiva - VOIP ph…
 
Mental toughness isn’t something you’re born with, it’s something you learn and practice and develop over time. And Andy Frisella is living proof of that. The Founder of 1st Phorm, the “Real AF podcast host”, 75Hard program creator, and all around badass Andy Frisella knows discipline and mindset, and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. It’s no sec…
 
Thanks to technology, your customers don't have to live in the same town - or even on the same continent - as you. From work schedules to must-have tech tools to building an international team your clients trust, Mastery Certified Profit First Professional Peter McCarroll shares how you can build and run a global accounting practice. Corporate Part…
 
Yancey Strickler, Author and Kickstarter Co-Founder In this inspiring podcast interview, Nathan Chan sits down with Kickstarter co-founder and author Yancey Strickler to discuss his 'Bento Box' method for making better decisions, how his company Kickstarter found it’s feet, and our unhealthy obsession with “financial maximization”. Strickler was wo…
 
Throughput accounting, based on the theory of constraints, is an easy way for non-financially-minded business owners to understand their business's numbers and profitability. Juanjo explains how he uses throughput accounting alongside Profit First principles to help business owners make better management decisions and improve their business's profi…
 
Episode Summary Bess and Mike focus on her journey growing a business in the cannabis industry which is highly regulated and highly taxed all while the industry generates hundreds of millions of dollars a year in revenue. Topics include: -Taxation and regulation -Where the industry is headed -Censorship on social media -Opportunities for entreprene…
 
Kamal Ravikant, Author and Founder, Venture Capitalist In this special podcast interview, Nathan Chan sits down with renowned author and founder Kamal Ravikant to discuss his thoughts on mentorship, entrepreneurs, and everything in between. Ravikant traces his journey back to a point in time most entrepreneurs face: he was doing too much and he was…
 
Joanna Griffiths CEO Knixwear CEO of global intimates brand Knixwear Joanna Griffiths sits down with Nathan Chan to reveal how she took $20k to and made $50m in revenue last year. In this wonderfully inspiring episode, Griffiths’ discusses how she became an “accidental entrepreneur” with Knixwear. Initially begun as a passion project to create high…
 
Technology is key to your business's profitability. From accounting automation to CRMs to financial metric reporting tools that help your employees self-manage, Randy Johnston shares the must-have technologies to help you drive profitability in your firm right now...and what to watch for in the near future. Corporate Partners Nextiva - VOIP phone p…
 
Ulrich Boser, CEO, The Learning Agency Founder and CEO of The Learning Agency, best-selling author, and Foundr course Instructor Ulrich Boser sits down for an in-depth discussion on becoming a better learner, the misinformation surrounding information, and the big secret to mastering any skill (and we mean any skill). The ability to absorb and reta…
 
Paul Davis shares his thoughts on how to build confidence and see your revenue grow. Corporate Partners Nextiva - VOIP phone providers for small businesses and fully integrated CRM Abby Connect - Impress callers, save time, and grow your firm with a dedicated receptionist team from Abby Connect - Visit abbyconnect.com/grow…
 
Malcolm Ong has never shied away from change. In fact, his ability to adapt is what has given him a front-row seat to multiple business transformations—first as the co-founder of education platform Skillshare to now as the Head of Product at South China Morning Post. After launching Skillshare in 2010, Ong led the business through a significant piv…
 
John Mackey, Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market Right now, every company needs strong leadership to guide them through these challenging times. Thankfully, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO John Mackey is well versed on the principles of leadership and is launching his latest book, Conscious Leadership, this month to help other founders put…
 
Liz Szporn became a Profit First Professionals Homebase Guide in December of 2019. Liz shares her story of what led her to PFP and how she supports the entrepreneur's journey. Corporate Partners Nextiva - VOIP phone providers for small businesses and fully integrated CRM Abby Connect - Impress callers, save time, and grow your firm with a dedicated…
 
Kurt Seidensticker, Former NASA Engineer & Founder and CEO, Vital Proteins How did Kurt Seidensticker go from being a NASA engineer to the founder of one of the biggest protein brands in the world? Believe it or not, his career path has been a perfect culmination of experiences—one that has led him to his current position as the CEO of Vital Protei…
 
Mike Michalowicz, Author & Co-Founder, Profit First Professionals Right now, every entrepreneur has the same question on their mind: how do I recover or maintain my company’s profit levels during Covid-19? That’s why we were so eager to sit down with Mike Michalowicz, who is a serial entrepreneur, author, and creator of the Profit First system. Our…
 
Barb is the founder & owner of More to Life Coaching delivering the premier program, Profit First for Dentists. Her clients keep more money in their pockets, allowing them to finally fulfill their dreams for themselves and their families. She’s an expert at cutting back expenses and increasing profit margins without compromising patient care. Nexti…
 
Mikael Yan, Co-Founder and CEO, ManyChat When Mikael Yan launched ManyChat in 2015, other messaging apps were trying to impress investors with their fancy AI and NLP technologies. But not him. Instead, he made it clear to investors that his app was solely meant to solve a business problem: helping companies better communicate with and market to the…
 
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