49 min

#29 The Karma Circle with Steve Grace Weird Growth

    • Technology

Steve Grace, CEO & Founder of Nudge Group joined us for this episode of Weird Growth. Since 2019, they’ve experienced some rapid growth. Nudge is now a global recruitment business for startups. Steve also has his own show “Give it a Nudge” and a high traffic content site for business owners, “Balance the grind”. Steve and his team know what it takes to build content, community and a talent network for the Startup Ecosystem. Steve shares top advice for Founders at all stages and how to come up with an attractive offering for the modern workforce.

Problem

Nudge Group help fast growing start-ups and scale-ups find talent, offering a bespoke and flexible pricing model to suit the needs of the company.

One big piece of advice for Founders

Everyone needs to slow down a bit. There’s too much growth for growth’s sake. Don’t grow at all costs. I’d like to see more purposeful growth from Founders.

Bullets:

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:26) - What is Nudge?

(03:14) - The business Steve would start today

(04:06) - Scaling a service business vs a product business

(06:17) - The Problem Nudge is solving

(11:20) - How Nudge reached its first customers

(13:08) - How content marketing helped Nudge

(18:35) - Nudge’s key tactic to building an audience

(19:31) - Be everywhere, be a part of the community.

(24:17) - What Steve calls “The Karma circle”

(27:01) - A massive push towards gamification

(28:35) - Finding the right people for a start-up

(30:25) - What founders can do to reach the best people

(37:00) - What is next in the future?

(39:19) - Steve’s One big piece of advice

(41:48) - The difference between start-up and scale-up

(42:38) - Apple watches & Soda Stream



Show & tell:

- Nudge Group – https://thenudgegroup.com/
- Balance The Grind -  https://balancethegrind.co/
- Apple Watch - https://www.apple.com/au/watch/
- Soda Stream -  https://sodastream.com.au/

Steve Grace, CEO & Founder of Nudge Group joined us for this episode of Weird Growth. Since 2019, they’ve experienced some rapid growth. Nudge is now a global recruitment business for startups. Steve also has his own show “Give it a Nudge” and a high traffic content site for business owners, “Balance the grind”. Steve and his team know what it takes to build content, community and a talent network for the Startup Ecosystem. Steve shares top advice for Founders at all stages and how to come up with an attractive offering for the modern workforce.

Problem

Nudge Group help fast growing start-ups and scale-ups find talent, offering a bespoke and flexible pricing model to suit the needs of the company.

One big piece of advice for Founders

Everyone needs to slow down a bit. There’s too much growth for growth’s sake. Don’t grow at all costs. I’d like to see more purposeful growth from Founders.

Bullets:

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:26) - What is Nudge?

(03:14) - The business Steve would start today

(04:06) - Scaling a service business vs a product business

(06:17) - The Problem Nudge is solving

(11:20) - How Nudge reached its first customers

(13:08) - How content marketing helped Nudge

(18:35) - Nudge’s key tactic to building an audience

(19:31) - Be everywhere, be a part of the community.

(24:17) - What Steve calls “The Karma circle”

(27:01) - A massive push towards gamification

(28:35) - Finding the right people for a start-up

(30:25) - What founders can do to reach the best people

(37:00) - What is next in the future?

(39:19) - Steve’s One big piece of advice

(41:48) - The difference between start-up and scale-up

(42:38) - Apple watches & Soda Stream



Show & tell:

- Nudge Group – https://thenudgegroup.com/
- Balance The Grind -  https://balancethegrind.co/
- Apple Watch - https://www.apple.com/au/watch/
- Soda Stream -  https://sodastream.com.au/

49 min

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