18 episodes

Welcome to “Founders versus Tech”, the weekly podcast for busy entrepreneurs and founders who know they need technology but just struggle to figure it out. I am your host John Rake, and every Thursday I release a brand new episode bringing you the best advice for launching mobile apps, estimating costs, spotting red flags, hiring great developers, and so much more so you can focus on “scaling” your business - not “dealing” with your tech.

Speaking of tech … it’s ridiculously frustrating, yet critical to achieving your business goals. So if you consider yourself “tech-challenged”, join me. I’ll be distilling over a decade of my professional experience every single week so that you can get the nuts and bolts, jargon-free tech advice YOU NEED completely free anywhere that you can find podcasts. 

For more “Founders versus Tech” business tips, and what not to do with your technology, follow me on Instagram or LinkedIn @foundersvstech. Now, get back to your business, it ain’t gonna run itself!

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Founders vs Tech John Rake

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to “Founders versus Tech”, the weekly podcast for busy entrepreneurs and founders who know they need technology but just struggle to figure it out. I am your host John Rake, and every Thursday I release a brand new episode bringing you the best advice for launching mobile apps, estimating costs, spotting red flags, hiring great developers, and so much more so you can focus on “scaling” your business - not “dealing” with your tech.

Speaking of tech … it’s ridiculously frustrating, yet critical to achieving your business goals. So if you consider yourself “tech-challenged”, join me. I’ll be distilling over a decade of my professional experience every single week so that you can get the nuts and bolts, jargon-free tech advice YOU NEED completely free anywhere that you can find podcasts. 

For more “Founders versus Tech” business tips, and what not to do with your technology, follow me on Instagram or LinkedIn @foundersvstech. Now, get back to your business, it ain’t gonna run itself!

https://www.gorillabotlabs.com

    Understanding Key Metrics for Business Success

    Understanding Key Metrics for Business Success

    In this episode, we'll explore how non-technical founders can harness the power of data to make informed decisions that drive business success. From setting up analytics tools to interpreting key metrics, we'll equip you with practical insights for data-driven decision-making.
    Intro:Welcome the audience to the episode.Highlight the importance of data in today's business landscape.Provide a brief overview of the episode's agenda.
    Topic 1: Funnels 101What is a funnel?Customer Journey Visualization: A sales funnel maps the path from customer awareness to purchase, aiding founders in understanding and optimizing the sales process.Data-Driven Optimization: Funnels enable founders to pinpoint drop-offs, empowering them to refine marketing efforts, improve engagement, and boost conversions, fostering business growth.
    Topic 2: Interpreting Key MetricsExplain the importance of key performance metrics in understanding user behavior.Dive into specific metrics such as:Bounce rate and its implicationsConversion rate optimization (CRO)User demographics and segmentationOffer practical tips on how to interpret these metrics and what insights they can provide.
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    Topic 3: A/B Testing for OptimizationIntroduce the concept of A/B testing as a powerful optimization technique.Explain how A/B tests work and their role in refining websites and apps.Share examples of successful A/B testing strategies and their impact on user engagement and conversions.
    Outro:Recap the key takeaways from the episode:The importance of analytics tools for data collection.Interpreting critical metrics to make informed decisions.Leveraging A/B testing for continuous improvement.Express gratitude for the listeners' time and attention.Invite the audience to join you for the next episode, where you'll continue to empower non-technical founders in the world of technology.

    • 23 min
    Simple Tips For Building Websites People Love

    Simple Tips For Building Websites People Love

    In this episode, we will explore the essential principles and best practices for creating a user-friendly website that engages visitors and drives conversions. Whether you're a non-technical founder or an entrepreneur looking to improve your website, this episode will provide valuable insights.
    Intro:Welcome the audience to the episode.Briefly introduce the importance of a user-friendly website.Mention the episode's agenda and key takeaways.
    Topic 1: Simplicity, Consistency, and ScanabilityClarity and simplicityConsistency in design elementsVisual hierarchy and readability
    Topic 2: Call to Action (CTA) in Website DesignUnderstand the significance of Call to Action elements in web design.Explore effective strategies for designing compelling CTAs.Highlight the impact of CTAs on user engagement and conversion rates.Provide examples of successful CTAs from notable websites.Discuss A/B testing and other techniques to optimize CTAs for better results.
    Ad/Promotion Block[Insert your generic ad and promotional content here, promoting your app development and design services to potential clients.]
    Outro:Recap the key points discussed in the episode:Thank the audience for listening and encourage them to apply these best practices to their websites.Mention upcoming episodes and invite listeners to tune in next week for more valuable insights.

    • 20 min
    I'm Back

    I'm Back

    Hey there, it's John Rake, and I'm back with a new podcast episode. In this one, I get real about my life-changing experience of becoming a father while running a business.
    I'll take you through the ups and downs, from sleepless nights to crucial meetings. It's all about finding that balance. I'll share my personal tips and heartwarming stories, so you'll see that it's possible to make it all work.

    Join me on this inspiring journey as I explore the challenges and joys of being a dad and an entrepreneur. It's all about resilience, adaptability, and the love that drives us.

    • 18 min
    #14 - How Can Trades Leverage Technology to Blow Away Their Competition?

    #14 - How Can Trades Leverage Technology to Blow Away Their Competition?

    After running someone else’s business for a few years, Brad launched Ellison Painting in April of 2022.
    In the first 7 months of business they sold over $1.2 million in painting services, took first place in an entrepreneur reality show competition, and has grown to over 30 painters in the field.
    Ellison Painting is poised to be the fastest growing independent painting company in the U.S. over the next 3-5 years.
    After automating much of their administrative, scheduling, estimating, and invoicing activities to not only reduce the need for additional employees but also to provide a truly unmatched customer experience, tech has allowed Brad to grow from $0 to over $1,000,000 in business in the first 6 months of operation, with just Brad and one other employee.
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    • 47 min
    #13 - How Can a Non-Tech Founder Implement Tech to Scale?

    #13 - How Can a Non-Tech Founder Implement Tech to Scale?

    True Love Pet Care is not a tech business, but tech is still necessary to run it.
    This isn't what Kelly went into business to do, so it feels like tech is moving faster than she keep up. She is dealing with this by focusing on learning one new tech item at a time.
    Currently Kelly is working on “modernizing” the shop by implementing software for online booking, pet records and so much more.
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    • 50 min
    #12 - How Many Apps Will it Take to Scale?

    #12 - How Many Apps Will it Take to Scale?

    Sam Mars is currently working on his first app solutions for Pubfluence. He plans to have a regular app and a web app.
    Sam feels that he needs a minimum of two apps for Pubfluence to scale, but because of what the business is setting out to become, it may even need to be three or four apps.
    It's difficult to move forward without knowing for sure - especially when Sam knows that making the wrong move here could sink the company in its very early stages.
    What is a reasonable plan for getting started?
    GorillaBot Labs Links:
    Got an App Idea? Hire us!Follow us on InstagramFollow us on LinkedInEbook: The Founder's Guide to Hiring a Great DeveloperEbook: Validate Your Perfect App Idea

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

SKiN BL ,

Simple, easy to apply advice.

Simple advice for any founder to level up their tech and content.

Nanda Klein ,

Great podcast for several reasons!

I love how John speaks in a very relatable way. I feel as if he is the psychoanalyst of new business owners. Besides teaching about tech even for non-tech people like me, he also does it in a fun way. Love this podcast!

Katie Dalrymple, CrankEngine ,

This is the guy to listen to!

I know John personally, and I can honestly say that his is the right voice on this topic. This podcast is now added to my regular routine, and I’m stoked to listen to each new episode, for as long as John is up for sharing his wisdom with the world.

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