7 episodes

There are plenty of guides and podcasts about your path to unicorn status, but what if you're just starting out and not sure where next week's income is coming from? When everything is on fire, how do you choose which one to put out first? And how do you stay well and ensure the process brings you energy instead of draining it? Starting Line: The New Founders Podcast features interviews with founders and small business owners from a range of fields who started from scratch, whether they are still in the early stages of building a business, or further in their journey. We take their stories from the beginning and talk about the things they think helped them succeed and the things they'd do differently.

Starting Line - The New Founders Podcast Swivol Media

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There are plenty of guides and podcasts about your path to unicorn status, but what if you're just starting out and not sure where next week's income is coming from? When everything is on fire, how do you choose which one to put out first? And how do you stay well and ensure the process brings you energy instead of draining it? Starting Line: The New Founders Podcast features interviews with founders and small business owners from a range of fields who started from scratch, whether they are still in the early stages of building a business, or further in their journey. We take their stories from the beginning and talk about the things they think helped them succeed and the things they'd do differently.

    6. Lisa Reiner - Curvature Clothing

    6. Lisa Reiner - Curvature Clothing

    Lisa Reiner was frustrated by the lack of size options in designer clothing, and so she decided to do something about it. This episode tells the story of Lisa's journey from social worker and young mum in Alice Springs, Australia to owner and creator of her own inclusively sized slow fashion label, Curvature Clothing. We also discuss how going viral on TikTok helped connect her with local customers.

    • 31 min
    5. Steve Grace - The Nudge Group

    5. Steve Grace - The Nudge Group

    Steve Grace, CEO of The Nudge Group, is a true entrepreneur and a startup veteran. His honest, raw, and funny retelling of his pathway through two businesses prior to founding Nudge has something for everyone on the founder journey.

    • 32 min
    4. Emeka Edwin-Nweze - Neta Care

    4. Emeka Edwin-Nweze - Neta Care

    Emeka and his wife founded Neta Care, an NDIS registered allied health service provider, at the beginning of Covid, and have turned it from a single client to a service employing 100 people servicing hundreds of clients. The story of the Neta Care journey is a story about resilience and the importance of being governed by clear values.

    • 26 min
    3. Paz Pisarski - Startup Victoria / The Community Collective

    3. Paz Pisarski - Startup Victoria / The Community Collective

    Community Manager at Startup Victoria, Paz Pisarski joins us to discuss creating community and accountability as a solo founder, her own founder experience, and key things new founders should consider at the start of their journey.

    • 40 min
    2. Caroline Brunne - Organise.Create.Design

    2. Caroline Brunne - Organise.Create.Design

    Caroline wasn’t looking to start a business when she was trying to find ideas to manage daily tasks - she was already running one. She shares the story of leaving one business to start another, and the strategies she used to build Organise.Curate.Design.

    • 33 min
    1. Jeremy Fleming - Stagekings / IsoKing

    1. Jeremy Fleming - Stagekings / IsoKing

    When COVID brought Jeremy’s creative design and event construction business to a standstill, he and his team had to think fast. In the story of how the team from Stagekings created IsoKing in a matter of weeks, there’s much to learn for people starting or considering starting a business.

    • 24 min

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