12 episodes

Learn to scale your business from the founders of your favorite companies and brands as host Nicole Holland extracts their most meaningful lessons learned, best success tips, and growth hacks that they've used to scale their businesses from start-up to becoming a household name. Skip the struggle and stand on the shoulders of some of the most fascinating founders on earth!

Fascinating Founders Nicole Holland

    • Management

Learn to scale your business from the founders of your favorite companies and brands as host Nicole Holland extracts their most meaningful lessons learned, best success tips, and growth hacks that they've used to scale their businesses from start-up to becoming a household name. Skip the struggle and stand on the shoulders of some of the most fascinating founders on earth!

    The Benefits of Focus | Alex Qi of Mercku

    The Benefits of Focus | Alex Qi of Mercku

    Alex is a technology professional with a focus on markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, for products related to hardware communications, smart home, software, and the Internet of Things. He is the co-founder and CEO of Mercku; a leading communications company focused on smart home products and applications. In 2018, Mercku launched its Red Dot award-winning, second-generation mesh Wi-Fi system, the most powerful in the world. In 2019, Mercku will launch its third-generation IoT product, aimed at transforming the smart home industry through powerful indoor positioning technology. Formerly, Alex was a management consultant and he holds a BMATH from the University of Waterloo, a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

    • 21 min
    Franchising for Demand | Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff

    Franchising for Demand | Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff

    Maureen (Anders) and Adria (Ruff) are the designers behind the 2010 design company, Anders Ruff®, a popular graphic design, DIY blog and online shop for party printables. Their popular DIY blog column, “The Ruff Draft” was a source of unique DIY and inspiration to followers around the world. With the success of the blog, the duo took a leap of faith and came out from behind the screen to expand to their first brick and mortar DIY workshop. AR Workshop opened in June 2016 as an inspiring and charming DIY boutique workshop that offers hands on classes and beautiful retail items! Their DIY loving audience quickly embraced the AR Workshop® concept and begged for ARW to come to their towns. With scale in mind, the company offered franchises and 3 years later, AR Workshop expanded to more than 140 franchise locations in 31 states across the country!

    • 18 min
    Exposing Unsafe CBD Industry Practices | Will Kleidon of Ojai Energetics

    Exposing Unsafe CBD Industry Practices | Will Kleidon of Ojai Energetics

    Will Kleidon is an award-winning pioneer and futurist of the Hemp and Cannabis industry. He is known for cracking the CBD code by creating the most effective and clean CBD rich hemp products on the planet. He has also collected one of the most interesting executive boards in the world, including famous athletes, doctors, and well-connected members of the entertainment industry.

    • 22 min
    From Selling Cars To Software As A Service | Jimmy Kim of Sendlane

    From Selling Cars To Software As A Service | Jimmy Kim of Sendlane

    Jimmy Kim is the CEO and the co-founder of Sendlane - a cross channel email marketing automation platform. Over the past 10+ years as a digital marketer, his need for a reliable platform that understands digital marketers, lead him to build his own platform just 5 years ago. 
    Before Sendlane, Jimmy built and sold two businesses in digital marketing and eCommerce.

    • 22 min
    Breaking Through The Million-Dollar Ceiling | Jason Swenk of Smart Agency Masterclass

    Breaking Through The Million-Dollar Ceiling | Jason Swenk of Smart Agency Masterclass

    Jason Swenk is the agency advisor and mentor that guides marketing agencies through a proven framework for growing their agency faster. 
    Jason has literally written the book for growing an agency from nothing to an 8-figure agency. He is one of the most sought out advisors to agencies in the world, by showing them an 8 system framework that worked for growing his agency, working with brands like AT&T, Hitachi, Lotus Cars, and eventually lead to selling his agency.
    Jason currently hosts two shows…
    The Smart Agency Master Class Podcast, the #1 Digital Marketing Agency Owner podcast for sharing the strategies and stories from real agency owners of what is working today in the agency world, and how they got to where they are now; and SwenkToday is a Tuesday & Thursday show that documents how you can grow your digital agency and business, where Jason shares the latest growth strategies, mindset, and answers the most burning questions digital agency owners & entrepreneurs have.

    • 18 min
    From Starving Artist To Rainmaker | Tom Ness of Leaner For Life

    From Starving Artist To Rainmaker | Tom Ness of Leaner For Life

    Tom Ness is co-founder and former CMO of Truth Nutra and former CMO at Kinobody, and has since charted off to start a new fitness company, Leaner For Life. He is a self-taught, self-starter with a passion for building companies that create a positive impact. He helped scale two companies from inception to 8 figures in revenue, impacting hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. Tom is a racquetball addict, loves all things bourbon and craft beer, and is better at Dance Dance Revolution than anyone has a right to be.

    • 22 min

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