63 episodes

The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

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    • 4.8, 76 Ratings

The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

    Sometimes Shrinking is the Right Move

    Sometimes Shrinking is the Right Move

    Can downsizing your Startup be the right move for you?

    In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter speak on the appropriate sizing of businesses, understanding the health of a business, and the importance of communicating these changes with your team.

    Listen in to foster the longevity of your business.

    • 31 min
    How Founders Should Communicate in a Crisis

    How Founders Should Communicate in a Crisis

    Do you have tactics that can be deployed to help manage during a crisis?

    In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroer talk on the crisis’ they’ve dealt with in the past, what works in managing during those instances, and beneficial communication tactics.

    Tune in learn how to best communicate amidst chaos!

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    • 46 min
    Opportunities In a Recession

    Opportunities In a Recession

    Do you feel like the recession is bringing your Startup to a standstill?

    In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroer discuss how to make this recession beneficial for your business, how to delegate and refocus, and why you should buy-in during the recession.

    Listen in and learn how to optimize and weather the storm!

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    • 40 min
    Bringing On An Investor Means Hiring Your Boss

    Bringing On An Investor Means Hiring Your Boss

    Does bringing on an investor mean you’re hiring you’re own boss?

    In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss, what happens once we close the deal with investors, the nature of the relationship between the investors and the Founders, and the decision of hiring your own boss.

    Tune in to understand how having investors could alter your business mode.

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    • 37 min
    Treat Departing Employees Like Future Employees

    Treat Departing Employees Like Future Employees

    Have you thought about the inevitability of an employee leaving your Startup?

    On this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss how former employees can be either an asset or a liability, learning to not take an employee leaving personally, and extending yourself to help them in their career path even after they leave.

    Listen in and learn how to encourage a happy send-off culture!

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    • 41 min
    Forget Compensation, Let's Talk About Quality of Life

    Forget Compensation, Let's Talk About Quality of Life

    Shouldn’t we still have health, happiness, and comfort while trying to grow a Startup?

    On this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss why it’s important to focus on quality of life as
    a Founder, giving yourself permission to enjoy and take care of yourself, and the power of quality of life as a form of compensation.

    Tune in and learn to take quality of life seriously!

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

JikaJika ,

Finally - someone who gets it and isn't afraid to put it on wax!

A friend recommended this to me, and I should probably send him an edible arrangement for it.
The best podcast I've come across in a long time! And you knew it was going to be something special just by looking at the titles of the episodes. And man do they come through. Get some emotional and mental relief that you're not alone in this entrepreneurial journey.
I binge listened to their podcast over 2 months (now I'm caught up) - and it's changed my trajectory for the better. I'm really grateful.

Lala_g ,

It really is therapy

As a founder, I’ve experienced all of these topics at least once, if not every day. I’m so grateful to learn from others who have been through it, multiple times. Entrepreneurship can be a lonely and masochistic pursuit. There are few people who really get the psychological and emotional challenges that come with it. Thank you!

meanesttrickever321 ,

Great podcast for entrepreneurs

Amazing podcast. So relatable, and they touch on issues that are very relevant for someone either about to launch their business or founders at startups

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