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At Foundr, we’re on a mission to democratise entrepreneurial education, and on our way to building one of the largest online schools in the world for entrepreneurs.

We interview some of the greatest founders of our generation (Mark Cuban, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John & many more) to find out how they did it, so you can too.

However… in this series, we’re doing things a little differently. We’re working with our own students in our community, who are in the deep within the process of building their very own successful business. These are the founders of tomorrow, who’ve stood where you are- and are on the way to building the business of their dreams.

Now, before we jump in-- our lawyers have told us to tell you this, of course we can't guarantee you will have results like some of the stories we’re about to share in this show, and as you know-- with any business it's a lot of hard work in addition to completing any online course. That said, welcome to ‘From Zero to Foundr’.

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At Foundr, we’re on a mission to democratise entrepreneurial education, and on our way to building one of the largest online schools in the world for entrepreneurs.

We interview some of the greatest founders of our generation (Mark Cuban, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John & many more) to find out how they did it, so you can too.

However… in this series, we’re doing things a little differently. We’re working with our own students in our community, who are in the deep within the process of building their very own successful business. These are the founders of tomorrow, who’ve stood where you are- and are on the way to building the business of their dreams.

Now, before we jump in-- our lawyers have told us to tell you this, of course we can't guarantee you will have results like some of the stories we’re about to share in this show, and as you know-- with any business it's a lot of hard work in addition to completing any online course. That said, welcome to ‘From Zero to Foundr’.

    046: $50K a Month at Age 14 with Sayf Hussain of Consistency

    046: $50K a Month at Age 14 with Sayf Hussain of Consistency

    Sayf Hussain was bored. With remote school and lockdown in place, he started researching how to make money online. After learning digital ad strategies through online courses he started reaching out to ecommerce businesses to do probono work. After refining his skills, those free trial clients turned into paying clients. Now, his digital agency Consistency has 6 employees and earns $50K a month. 
     
    Listen to Mollie and Sayf discuss: 
    Why he chose to invest into digital advertising over dropshipping or affiliate marketing How Start and Scale helped him understand what it’s like to run an ecommerce brand.  Why user-generated content ads perform the best Why 30-50% of your revenue should come from email marketing How to approach your customers for testimonials and referrals Advice on hiring and training virtual assistants And much more digital agency advice…  
     
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    • 28 min
    045: How to Crowdfund a Sunscreen Brand with Sarah Muir of Palm & Pine Skincare

    045: How to Crowdfund a Sunscreen Brand with Sarah Muir of Palm & Pine Skincare

    Sarah Muir knows from experience that successful entrepreneurs need stamina. After months of crowdfunding, she had to fire her manufacturer right before the product launch. Sarah bounced back and found a better manufacturer that allowed her to launch Palm & Pine Skincare with 2 original formulations and control all intellectual property. Palm & Pine sells vegan, cruelty-free, and plastic-free natural sunscreen.
     
    Listen to Mollie and Sarah chat about: 
    Why listening to The Foundr Podcast motivated Sarah to become an entrepreneur How Sarah’s passion for creating a sustainable brand guided all her business decisions The importance of being a “master Googler”  How Start and Scale helped guide their crowdfunding campaign to raise $35,000 AUD.  The decision to have a non-gender bias and monochrome brand How Palm & Pine sold out of their products within 2 months of launch Advice on email marketing, crowdsourcing, and much more…  
     
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    • 38 min
    044: Choosing the Planet over Profit with Akshay Raj of 1Ō8 SPORTIF

    044: Choosing the Planet over Profit with Akshay Raj of 1Ō8 SPORTIF

    Three years ago, Akshay Raj and his wife brought together their business and fashion industry experience to create 1Ō8 SPORTIF. 
     
    1Ō8 SPORTIF is a slow-fashion brand that bridges the gap between activewear and athleisure and creates sustainable garments built to last.   
     
    Listen to Mollie and Akshay discuss:
    Why Akshay and his wife have a make less, make better philosophy How to be sustainable at the manufacturing, packaging, and shipping levels of business The danger of “greenwashing” in the fashion industry  Becoming one of the first adopters of DHL's Go Green initiative Why Foundr's “How to Run Facebook Ads” course was one of his best business investments Implementing reviews into their Facebook ad creative Why did they donate unsold pieces during Black Friday And much more sustainable business advice…   
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    • 43 min
    043: Launching a Business While Keeping Your Day Job with Amanda Boardman of Do It Your Elf

    043: Launching a Business While Keeping Your Day Job with Amanda Boardman of Do It Your Elf

    Every December, Amanda Boardman was getting loads of engagement on social media from her customized “Elf on the Shelf” scenes she created for her 2 kids. People started asking her to make scenes for their own families, and that’s when Amanda decided to launch Do It Your Elf, which sells DIY kits that contain miniature scenes to help make elf season extra special. 
     
    Amanda was able to launch and reach her goal of selling out 100 units just before the holiday season. 
     
    In this episode, listen to Mollie and Amanda discuss: 
     
    How Amanda balances being a single parent, full-time professional, and business owner. How the Start and Scale course gave her the confidence to launch her business. The challenge of the seasonality of her business. How she designed and crated each kit herself. And much more on starting a business while keeping your day job.  
     
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    • 43 min
    042: How Color Can Sell and Inspire with Salma Kashani of Bânu Magnifique

    042: How Color Can Sell and Inspire with Salma Kashani of Bânu Magnifique

    Color has always inspired Salma Kashani. An abstract artist herself, Salma understands how to transform color to create beautiful imagery.
     
    After the disruption of the pandemic, Salma used her newfound free time to learn more about taking her passion for color and transforming it into a business. After seeing a still photograph by a local Vancouver artist, she decided to meld art and fashion using the power of color. 
     
    In 2020, she launched Bânu Magnifique, a brand that collaborates with artists to offer limited edition fashion sets for women who want to stand out confidently with colorful, contemporary, and bold styles. 
     
    In this episode, listen to Mollie and Salma discuss:
     
    Why color can improve your mood and mental wellbeing What Salma learned from launching her first ecommerce store  How the Start and Scale course help her learn how to deal with influencers  The benefits of creating a limited edition product line Building a welcome email journey for new customers  Her 2022 goals to make the brand more environmentally friendly and to partner with charities  
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    • 38 min
    041: Using TikTok to Generate $10K in 2 weeks with Mia Dickson of Safe Bandz

    041: Using TikTok to Generate $10K in 2 weeks with Mia Dickson of Safe Bandz

    Mia Dickson returns to the podcast to share about her second successful business launch within 2 years. When we last spoke to Mia in early 2021, she talked about how the closure of her yoga studio forced her to start her own business. Through the training she received from Foundr’s Start and Scale course, she created a product that allowed for contactless sharing of business info called Social Dot. 
     
    The success of Social Dot led to another business concept called Safe Banz, which sells waterproof wristbands that store emergency contact info about the person or pet. 
     
    Listen to Mollie and Mia catch up and discuss:
    Generating $10K in sales within 2 weeks of launch The power of using TikTok for organic growth  How Safe Banz became a TikTok certified channel in under 5 months How she managed to get 2 wholesalers to sell Safe Banz Expanding their customer market to all ages How their customers are championing the brand organically   
    Listen and learn how Mia uses a minuscule marketing budget to build a loyal community.




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    • 34 min

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