Welcome to Inter:views. My name is Laurent Notin, I am on a quest to crack the entrepreneurship code.
I created this podcast to give a voice to passionate small and medium entrepreneurs around the world.
I hope that the stories, practical tips and advice my guests share will inspire you to better navigate your own entrepreneurship journey.
Send your questions about entrepreneurship or simply contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn From Your Team | Alexandra McManus | Eyrus | USA
Alexandra is a mechanical engineer by education but definitely an entrepreneur at heart. She founded Eyrus in 2015.
“The idea of taking an idea and then just building it, it never gets old to me." She tells us how she was able to find a black hole in a fragmented industry and quickly grew into a 100-employee company.
Her keys to success so far: being very customer-centric, being structured, learning from the team, and making sure that the founders' roles evolve as the company is scaling up.
Be Honest With Yourself | Richard Lavina | TaxFyle | USA
In 2015, Richard decided it was time to shake the accounting industry. He created TaxFyle, a one stop online tax service.
How to organize people so they can solve problems better than others is the core of our discussion.
We also talk about the keys to disrupt a traditional market and expand internationally, what it takes to be an entrepreneur (hint: it's a lot about honesty), growth hacking and why financial management matters.
Sit down, relax, and get a good dose of inspiration.
Everyone Can Be A Changer |Maria Angeles Léon | Open Value Foundation | Spain
Maria was born a philantropist. When she got married, Her husband and she were donating 30% of their income to good causes.
Today she's a social entrepreneur on a quest through Open Value Foundation to change people's approach to money.
In this episode we talk a lot about what social entrepreneurship is really about, impact investing, theory of change and how philantropy can benefit businesses.
0% nonsense, 100% optimism!
Cracking The Start-up Code With The Nordic Start-up School | Part 1
Special Start-up Episode: Sales & Marketing, in collaboration with the Nordic Start-Up School (NSS).
Kelvin Chikezie, Ukko Järvinen and Anthony Sundström, 3 NSS mentors joined me to discuss everything start-ups need to know about Sales & Marketing.
Why do start-ups need to focus on sales & marketing?
What should they specifically spend time on?
What are the most frequent questions they have ?
How and where can start-ups get their first clients?
What are the biggest mistakes start-ups can ma
Make Things Happen | Alistair Gosling | Extreme | UK
Alistair founded Extreme in 1995. That's right, 26 years ago. And he's still absolutely passionate about it.
He's on a mission to drive positive change through extreme and adventurous sports. He shares his focus on sustainability throughout his entrepreneurship journey, and talks about topics close to his heart such as gender equality, climate change and mental health.
We also cover: the importance of people, Alistair's leadership lessons and why Covid19 wasn't all negative.
Slow Down, But Never Stop | Inter:views 60 | Dana Wang | Jiuyi | China
Dana has a double BA in marketing and information system as well as a Master in financial management. If it wasn't enough, she moved from a corporate career to the entrepreneur's life in 2018.
As she says, it was the right time, at the right place with the right people.
We cover the basics of doing business in China, the importance of being fully prepared, and why you should promote people from within your company. Dana also shares her secret recipe to selling to corporate clients.