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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.
 
For aspiring authors, writing a book is a lifelong dream, but one that can seem to be just out of reach. The process of writing a book can be both exciting and frustrating. The idea can be there , but sometimes we get stuck and can’t seem to find the inspiration to move forward. If you are an expert in your field who is thinking about writing a book, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to The Author’s Corner, a show where we will help you unlock your creativity and write the book of your ...
 
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, David Lorenzo talks about why networking is the “fool’s gold” of marketing, how to get new clients with no marketing budget, and how marketing a service-based business is different from marketing a product-based business. David also shares the one question people need to ask to close a deal in 60 seconds. Nextiva – VOIP phone provi…
 
Authorship challenges come at many difficult levels, requiring a lot of resilience and preparation. But anyone who has the goal to inspire others through books will undoubtedly find success in this industry. Sharing her authorship journey with Robin Colucci is Edie Raether, who considers her profession in writing a healthy obsession. Edie talks abo…
 
In this digital age, music streaming and subscriptions have quickly become the norm. This week at Foundr, we were lucky enough to speak to an entrepreneur who was there for the rise of streaming and the music-tech space: Ola Sars. Before he was founder and CEO of the fastest growing B2B music streaming service, Soundtrack Your Brand, Ola was co-fou…
 
In this episode, Profit First Professional Coach Rocky Lalvani discusses how to use podcasts as marketing system. Get prospects to listen to you, start to love you, and want to work with you even before you ever meet them! Rocky also shares how he has used the principles of Profit First to build wealth over the past 30 years. Nextiva – VOIP phone p…
 
The problem with the education system is how it leaves many students lost in the real world after they graduate high school. The school has become so distant from what is happening in the real world that it fails to help students fulfill their goals and find their dream job. It is time to take charge of our education system and ensure it serves stu…
 
In this delicious interview, Nathan Chan sits down with CAULIPOWER founder Gail Becker to find out how she took her ecommerce company from $0 to $100M in just 3 years. Becker takes us on her tasty food brand journey, from her experience in corporate life as a marketer, to branching into the unknown to create something she wanted to see on the marke…
 
In this episode, guest Amira Alvarez shares how to forge authentic, mutually-beneficial connections which can help you achieve your personal and professional goals using The Impression of Increase. She also talks about some of the key things you need to make a quantum leap in your career, revenue, income, or impact. Nextiva – VOIP phone providers f…
 
Regardless if you can write the most extravagant book in the entire world, it will never sell itself without proper marketing strategies in place for you to properly optimize authorship returns. Sitting down with Robin Colucci is author Mike Michalowicz, who started as a self-publisher and eventually found his way to the traditional method, thanks …
 
Have you looked at the executive team you've built for your business? Do they think just like you under pressure? As an entrepreneur, you need people to help you see your blind-spots. So says author and founder of Flourish Forums, Mike Maddock, who says the right forum can provide the kind of diverse thought that acts as your own growth advisory bo…
 
Coming from a long line of shoemakers, it seemed only natural that Joe Foster follow in his family’s footsteps, but instead Foster decided to push his horizons even further and create a brand that would become a legacy. Listen in as Foster shares his incredible journey through generations of shoemakers to bring us the global brand we know today: Re…
 
In this episode, Andrew Jordon talks about the regular cadence of accountants' conversations with clients. He also discusses valuing advisors' conversations with clients and how those firms which have been forced to go remote have managed, as well as the future of small accounting firms in a digital world. Nextiva – VOIP phone providers for small b…
 
There is so much wasted potential and knowledge in this world because of the imposter syndrome. Oftentimes, in our journey towards becoming an author, we reach that point where we start to doubt ourselves and think of retreating. Learn how to move past that and unleash the value you can give to the world. Robin Colucci interviews Dana Pharant, a bu…
 
How many people can say they’ve never worked for anyone else? Selling eggs door-to-door at 14 years old began a lifetime of self-employment. As a speaker and small business consultant, Jeffrey Shaw helps self-employed and small business owners gain control of their business in what seems like otherwise uncontrollable circumstances. Drawing on his e…
 
When his 10 year old daughter was upset by negative comments posted about her artwork, Hovhannes Avoyan decided to do something about it. Almost a decade later, over 1 billion app downloads and 150 million active monthly, PicsArt has become a global movement. Before founding PicsArt, Hovhannes Avoyan was already a successful entrepreneur with five …
 
In this episode, Rob Brown shares how to build your practice when time is working against you not only during this pandemic but also with the rise of Artificial Intelligence. During the pandemic, professional firms all over the world have lost revenues, clients, staff and opportunities. Pipelines of new business have been lost. New client conversat…
 
Social media has been doing so much to help brands boost their marketing. But just because these platforms have the ability to do so doesn’t mean they’ll be effective most of the time. That is why when you’re on to promoting your book, you need to utilize social media the right way. In this episode, Robin Colucci sits down with Jonathan Jacobs, the…
 
Today we have a fun episode for you where the team plays the Swedish conversation game called HYGGE. We have a round table discussion regarding religion, committing crimes, doing one thing again for the first time and if money makes you happier. For all new interviews and episodes please go to www.MMPodcast.me and subscribe. Enjoy the show!…
 
Power up, level up, and get ready to take your business to the extreme, with this incredible interview with Single Grain’s Eric Siu. A former pro-gamer, Siu has been on the quintessential entrepreneur’s journey. He’s faced scaling issues, failure, and trying to do too much at once, and now he is ready to reveal why he believes gamers make the best …
 
Show Summary Moshe Amsel discusses in this episode how the market shifts: Is the shift incremental and slow - even though it's constant - and therefore unnoticeable, or do we see it as big burning blips where we know when it's time to change? He also shares in this episode what he did at the start of the pandemic to help the industry he serves and …
 
In the world of marketing, one of the best ways to maximize profitability when releasing a book is through course creation. It allows you not only to connect with your readers on a deeper level but also to dissect your knowledge into easy-to-digest ideas. But many authors are misled by their desire to simply earn money in this regard, and thus are …
 
How does someone launch a $200 million beverage company with zero experience and four children under the age of six? Just ask super-mom, author, and Hint Water empire CEO and Founder, Kara Goldin. Goldin was first inspired to launch her beverage company as an alternative to other unhealthy drinks on the market. Not only did Goldin manage to build a…
 
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…
 
Audiobook sales is the most rapidly growing segment of the publishing industry. Registering double-digit revenue growth for the past few years, it is the fastest growing segment in book sales. How can authors capitalize on this massive opportunity? Robin Colucci brings on an expert to the podcast to help us understand this booming book format. Tina…
 
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 the final stages of book publishing, the devil is often in the details; the wrong title, subtitle or cover design can be your book’s undoing, no matter how profound your content may be inside. PickFu helps writers get around this problem by doing what is perhaps the best way to learn what makes readers buy – by asking them directly. PickFu does …
 
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…
 
Ten years since the publication of Let Love In, the international bestselling book continues to resonate with people all over the world. The book has all the makings of a classic: a timeless message and unabashed authenticity that comes from an author who is not afraid to get vulnerable on the pages to help other people who are going through what s…
 
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 some time now, the literary industry has been struggling to break away from its predominantly white image and allow diverse voices to share the stage. After the killing of George Floyd and the world-wide outrage that followed, staying silent about racial injustice is not an option, regardless of what industry you're in. In this episode, Robin C…
 
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…
 
This is the second episode in a mini two-part series on publicity for authors. At what point should an author hire a publicist to help promote their book? In this episode, you will learn that there is no such thing as a full DFY approach to book marketing. There is much to do in terms of “building a base” – a genuine audience, an organic community …
 
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 …
 
This is the first episode in a mini two-part series on publicity for authors. The wider media can reach, the more we can get our messages out there. With social media joining the traditional media outlets, it is safe to say that there are tremendous opportunities and possibilities out there that can take our business to the next level. Especially i…
 
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…
 
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