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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 ...
 
Build and monetize your personal brand. This show is full of some of the best marketing tips for (aspiring) influencers, entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, coaches, executives, and anyone who wants to get their message out to more people. You’ll learn the strategies and tactics that any service-minded messenger can use to find their uniqueness and separate from all the noise to create more impact, influence, and income. Each episode is hosted by New York Times bestselling author and Hall of F ...
 
Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it's traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Since 2008, he's been supporting his family with his many on ...
 
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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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 Seth 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 fu…
 
It's been 8 years and exactly 400 episodes since Brendan Hufford last joined us on the show. He's back to give us an update on where life has taken him since then. We talk about his experience as an admin for the SPI Facebook community, how the idea for SPI Pro started, and what lessons he's learned as a father of four and an entrepreneur. Brendan …
 
Being vulnerable and talking to the individual and not the crowd is a powerful way to write books that relate to your readers. This key insight comes from today’s conversation with New York Times best-selling author and immensely popular Christian voice Lysa TerKeurst. After chatting about how Lysa first met hosts Rory and AJ Vaden, she opens up ab…
 
Personal brands are a lot like golfers — they lie about their score. Today we recap the key takeaways from our conversation with successful entrepreneur and business fixer Mike Michalowicz, who highlights that your high score, whether it’s your revenue or follower count, is nowhere near as important as your profit. As we open this episode, host Ror…
 
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…
 
Our job as marketers to help people make decisions, even life-changing ones. Creating scarcity and urgency ("scurgency," as I once heard someone put it) is the name of the game. Why is scarcity so necessary and what can it do for us? What's the psychology of selling, how do you set deadlines in a genuine way, and how do you help someone commit to l…
 
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…
 
Many seemingly successful influencers brag about their huge follower numbers and the high fees they charge for speaking events. What they don’t tell you about is how little of this translates to profit. Today we speak with best-selling author, entrepreneur, and business fixer, Mike Michalowicz, about putting your profits first and creating a sustai…
 
While it seems glamorous to have a personal brand, the most successful brands have earned their appeal through consistent hard work. That’s one of the main takeaways from our informative conversation with Chris Ducker. In this episode, we recap Chris’s many insights, including how you can highlight your unique value by focusing on being someone’s f…
 
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…
 
Matt D'Avella is one of the most entertaining YouTubers I've found in a long time—his videos are engaging and his storytelling is brilliant. He's also the director of the 2015 documentary film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. In this episode, Matt starts at the beginning and unpacks how he was able to go from $97k in student lo…
 
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…
 
Author and serial entrepreneur, Chris Ducker has built an income stream by following a simple formula — show up every week and create content that answers a question or solves a problem. This insight comes from today’s conversation with Chris, in which he candidly explains the steps he’s taken to create his successful subscription service, Youprene…
 
When Rebecca Louise answered a casting call to appear in a YouTube video, she never knew that it would set her on the path to owning a fitness empire, complete with an app and YouTube channel. Today we recap our key takeaways from our conversation with Rebecca, whose story highlights that starting something is often more important than knowing the …
 
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…
 
As an entrepreneur, it's hard to be in it for the long haul, and Racheal Cook has seen a lot of people hit burnout really quickly. Some of the things that make someone a potentially strong entrepreneur—the focus, the hustle—can work against us when we deprioritize things like health. Racheal sees hiring others as a high-leverage opportunity that wi…
 
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…
 
Turning your content into a hefty and steady income stream is an eternal challenge, especially when you’re competing with ‘free.’ Today we speak with author and fitness coach Rebecca Louise about how she blended her personal and network marketing brands to make money through her fitness app. After chatting about her start on YouTube and how she fir…
 
When we’re thrust into uncertain times, your mindset is often the deciding factor on whether your business survives or fails. Today we recap our inspiring conversation with Dan Thurmon, a mindset champion and keynote speaker whose source of income was taken away by the pandemic. We reflect on the devastating effect that uncertainty can have in our …
 
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…
 
After spending some time trying to figure out a direction to take, today's guests, Sam and Joe Pitcher, ultimately turned their artist-mom's talents into a thriving website and community. Their story shows that with enough experimentation—some of their first ideas completely bombed—you can land on something great. Their site, textileartist.org, is …
 
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…
 
We always face a level of uncertainty. But the more we improve ourselves, the more certain the future becomes. Today we talk with phenomenal keynote speaker, Dan Thurmon, who has given keynote addresses for some of the world’s biggest companies. A driving theme in this episode, we dive into what Dan has done to improve his business as he transition…
 
While many see public speaking as an art, Vanessa Van Edwards has reduced it to a science that can be taught. Today we recap key insights from our conversation with her on what you can do to be a more effective speaker. Our first takeaway, we talk about how hand gestures can build trust with your audience and how your body can be used to convey you…
 
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…
 
Although it might seem like a fad, TikTok has been the most crucial part of brand building for today's guest, Keenya Kelly. She's here to teach us about TikTok and a similar platform out there called Instagram Reels, and how you can use short-form videos on both platforms to take your own brand and business to the next level. She shares what kind o…
 
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…
 
From Simon Sinek to Sir Ken Robinson, the most charismatic speakers have used the same secrets to captivate audiences and create viral videos. Today, we speak with behavioral investigator and incredible speaker, Vanessa Van Edwards, about what you can do to become a more effective speaker. After introducing Vanessa, we dive into her work analyzing …
 
From how you define success to the limits that you set yourself, it’s liberating to know that you have a huge amount of control over your branding journey. As we recap our episode featuring Hal Elrod, this key theme appears throughout our conversation — that you’re in the driver’s seat. Our first takeaway centers on how Hal is the poster-child for …
 
A lot of podcasters are struggling to find ways to monetize their shows. Today I'm talking to Jason from Supercast, which provides a way to create a membership opportunity with your podcast. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session443By Pat Flynn
 
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…
 
A simple approach, creating the perfect morning routine will help you tackle the rest of the day as your best self. Starting every morning like that has a ripple effect with life-changing results. Today, we speak with the creator of the Miracle Morning, best-selling author and keynote speaker, Hal Elrod. But Hal wasn’t always a morning person. Earl…
 
There’s no secret to crafting an effective marketing strategy — the best marketers build their brands and drive sales by combining offline and online practices. This is one of the key takeaways from our conversation with Stacy Tuschl, creator of the Foot Traffic Formula. This recap episode, we highlight many of Stacy’s other insights, including how…
 
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…
 
Growing a local brick and mortar business comes with a unique set of challenges, especially as the pandemic is causing a shift into online spaces. Entrepreneurs need a proven method to help them carve their niche into the marketplace. Enter the Foot Traffic Formula, the genius marketing strategy developed by business expert and best-selling author …
 
Today we present you with the highlights and key learnings from our incredible episode with leading generational researcher, author, and speaker Jason Dorsey. We open by talking about how Jason built his success on research and how the more data he collected, the more in demand he became. As Jason has differentiated his business through researching…
 
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…
 
Without the right research, no one knows how to sell across the generation line. Instead, many companies rely on myths, like that Generation Z doesn’t like to communicate — they do, they just prefer to text. Today we speak with Jason Dorsey, a leading generational researcher and speaker, about why the research will give you a competitive advantage.…
 
Your personal brand is a business. And if you don’t run it like a business, then it will never succeed as one. That’s one of our first key takeaways from our previous episode with wildly successful entrepreneurs Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm. Today, AJ and Rory Vaden discuss the powerful insights that arose in that incredible conversation. Our sec…
 
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…
 
While you may be a brilliant entrepreneur, everyone can benefit from having a mentor whose experience can unlock greater success. Today we speak with serial entrepreneurs Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm whose new book, Mentors to Millions, shows the power behind finding the right mentor. Reflecting this episode’s theme of impactful mentorship, Mark …
 
It was so amazing to introduce our audience to Paula Faris in our last episode! What an amazing and inspiring person from the top-tier of her profession, and as you probably heard, she did not disappoint! We had a personal and practical conversation, with Paula sharing actionable methods that you can apply to your business today! There were three m…
 
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