40 episodes

A high-level take on specific business topics for first time entrepreneurs. The hardest part is getting started, but Channing + Makenzie provide resources, anecdotes, and lessons learned to ease that process.

Freshmen Founders Channing + Makenzie

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

A high-level take on specific business topics for first time entrepreneurs. The hardest part is getting started, but Channing + Makenzie provide resources, anecdotes, and lessons learned to ease that process.

    Fundraising (round 2) Pt. 2

    Fundraising (round 2) Pt. 2

    Continuing the conversation of fundraising, Channing and Makenzie give updates on their current round. They emphasize how important it is to find the right investors, and how you should be vetting them as much as they vet you. They also discuss determining how much you should raise and how to prioritize how the capital should be allocated. 

    • 30 min
    Fundraising (round 2) Pt. 1

    Fundraising (round 2) Pt. 1

    In this episode Channing and Makenzie talk about their experience raising money (for the second time.) They discuss how they used SXSW as a launching pad to open their round and how they got interest from investors before having a deck. Raising money is a full time job and the EVA co-founders are happy to have each other to split some of the work.  Finally, they talk about the cons of raising too much or valuing your business too high. 

    • 30 min
    Working and Leading Remotely

    Working and Leading Remotely

    Many of us have gotten accustomed to working from home in the past two years. Some of us love it and never want to go back to the office, while some of us are ready to get out of the house. Channing and Makenzie talk about how their team is doing a hybrid model and how important it is to connect with your employees and co-workers even when you're not in the same room.

    • 26 min
    Upgrading From Word of Mouth Marketing

    Upgrading From Word of Mouth Marketing

    Channing & Makenzie have always had relationships with their customers. Much of their business has come through referrals and word of mouth. Finally they are spending money on digital marketing to grow their business outside of their network. In this episode they share tools, tips, and stories in their experience with a marketing budget. 

    • 34 min
    Is it Ever Okay to Say No to Business?

    Is it Ever Okay to Say No to Business?

    Channing, Makenzie, and their sales team have always tried  to make their customers lives easier.  After years of saying yes, their clients are starting to ask for things outside of EVA's business model. In this episode Channing and Makenzie discuss managing expectations and setting boundaries with current clients. They determine if it is ever acceptable to turn business away.

    • 45 min
    Validating Yourself as an Entrepreneur

    Validating Yourself as an Entrepreneur

    Channing and Makenzie have given you all of the tools you need to validate your business idea. Your idea may be ready to turn into a business but are you the right one to start that business? If not, Channing and Makenzie discuss how you can identify the right team members to add. It's already challenging to build a business and doing it alone only makes it harder. 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Jus11Gu ,

Great pod

This pod is very informative with cool personalities on the mic. There’s been a drop off in content, but the real fans are patiently waiting.

jasmineolson ,

Inspired, Smart, and Honest

A business podcast with unassuming hosts. Freshman Founders provides a roadmap for how to start and run your own business, (speedbumps and wrong-turns included). I appreciate that the topics are digestible and relevant, and that the hosts are so honest with their own experiences.

Ceasel W ,

A Must Listen!

Anyone who is starting or is interested in starting their own company needs to check this show out.

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