162 episodes

To be an effective founder, you need to prioritize and relentlessly focus on getting the right things done...while juggling everything else life throws at you.

I interview successful founders to uncover how they navigated these challenges and how you can learn from their successes and mistakes.

We cut through the noise to help you build a successful business on your own terms.

The Effective Founder Andy Baldacci

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

To be an effective founder, you need to prioritize and relentlessly focus on getting the right things done...while juggling everything else life throws at you.

I interview successful founders to uncover how they navigated these challenges and how you can learn from their successes and mistakes.

We cut through the noise to help you build a successful business on your own terms.

    Stop Checking Your MRR

    Stop Checking Your MRR

    This habit costs more than you think

    • 24 min
    The Reboot

    The Reboot

    I'm (finally) restarting the show. Tune in to discover what's changing...

    • 13 min
    What's Next For The Effective Founder...

    What's Next For The Effective Founder...

    The Effective Founder isn't going anywhere, but I am making some changes to the show next year. Tune in and discover what's next for the pod...

    • 4 min
    Jordan Richmond on Buying SaaS Businesses with SBA Loans

    Jordan Richmond on Buying SaaS Businesses with SBA Loans

    Today, I’m talking with , a Vice President of SBA lending at , where he specializes in goodwill transactions, which are especially relevant to internet businesses. Jordan has been in banking for 18 years and is well-known in the SBA industry for his public speaking, and that’s actually where I first came across him. Jordan co-hosted a great webinar with FE International (a business broker that specializes in mid-market SaaS, e-commerce, and content businesses) on how to use the SBA lending program to buy a business. That presentation was a crash course on the ins and outs of SBA loans, so if you’re at all interested in this subject, go check that out. I’ll link to it in the show notes. In our chat today, Jordan and I are going to build on that presentation and walk through more of the details on what the loan application and approval process looks like.

    • 46 min
    Ted Harrington of ISE and HackableBook.com

    Ted Harrington of ISE and HackableBook.com

    Today, I’m talking with , the author of , and the Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the company of ethical hackers famous for hacking cars, medical devices, and password managers. Ted has helped hundreds of companies fix tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities, including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, and more. In our chat, we’re going to talk about the security risks SaaS founders need to be aware of and how to protect their applications.

    • 39 min
    Bryan Clayton of GreenPal

    Bryan Clayton of GreenPal

    Today, I’m talking with , the Co-founder and CEO , an online marketplace that connects homeowners with Local lawn care professionals. Before starting GreenPal, Bryan founded Peachtree Inc. one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired in 2013. In our chat, we dive into how he’s grown GreenPal to more than 100,000 active users as a self-funded company over the last 6 years, everything from their successes to their failures and how these lessons can make you a better founder.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as an entrepreneur, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Andy does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business, and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Andy, host of the Effective Founder podcast, highlights all aspects of business, success and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Autumn Shultz ,

A must listen for any marketer or B2B startup founder!

Andy and his guests are inspiring marketers with some incredible advice to share. I've absolutely enjoyed listening to their in-depth explanations and tips for accelerating growth. If you haven't yet listened to an episode, I recommend you do so today.

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