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The Startup Club is a growing community of small business owners who are making money doing what they love. On the podcast, our goal is to inspire and equip you, answer your questions about business and share success stories from other entrepreneurs just like you.

The Startup Club Podcast Sam Riehn and Derek Bull

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The Startup Club is a growing community of small business owners who are making money doing what they love. On the podcast, our goal is to inspire and equip you, answer your questions about business and share success stories from other entrepreneurs just like you.

    Season 1 Finale: Starting a Startup Club

    Season 1 Finale: Starting a Startup Club

    In this episode, Sam and Derek sit down over coffee to talk about where THE STARTUP CLUB all began. We’re going behind the scenes, to show how far we’ve come and share what we plan to do next! Are you starting a startup of your own? Listen to this episode to get an inside look of a fellow startup, and be encouraged knowing we’re all going thru the same challenges.

    Thanks for listening, and Happy Holidays!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 13 Building Relationships with Customers

    Ep. 13 Building Relationships with Customers

    Today, we’re talking to Jackson Calame, a very successful business owner here in San Antonio, Jackson has been involved with many startups, and has worked with the biggest names in Digital Marketing. I can’t wait! for you to hear about his story, and his experience helping businesses of all sizes.

    He’s here to teach us about his business model: and that is, Building Relationships with Customers.

    Guy’s I gotta say, this is one of the best lessons a business owner can learn. And that is Success in business, isnt about how much money you spend on marketing. It’s 2 words: Great Experience. That’s it! It’s ensuring your customers have a great experience when they walk in your door, or visit your website. Its the value you bring to customers, how much you help them, and how well you build a relationship with them.

    Yall. You can drop serious money on Facebook, and Google ads, and those things are great! They’ll bring in customers, but if you cant give them a great experience once they’ve walked in your door, or opened your website, then you won’t see a return on that marketing dollar. Because you wont get sales, you wont get what’s most important: revenue.

    So listen close to what Jackson has to say about all this, its amazing, I know you’re going to love it.

    Now, I know you may be thinking, great, But Sam, what about once they’ve crossed that threshold, and they’ve visited my website or entered my store?

    Well here comes the best part, near the end of the episode, we talk about lead magnets, and trip wire offers. If you don’t know what those are, stay tuned. Jackson has some great things to teach you, AND, he’s thrown in something special for those of you who listen to the end.

    • 51 min
    Ep. 12 How to Turn Your Hobby into a Business

    Ep. 12 How to Turn Your Hobby into a Business

    In this episode, Sam speaks to a crowd of entrepreneurs at Launch SA’s event “San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week.” Keying off one of our most popular blog post, Sam teaches How to Turn Your Hobby into a Business. If you’re considering taking your hobby to the next level, or a side business to the next level of full time business, this talk is for you. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Links mentioned in this episode: How to Start and Grow your Business in San Antonio https://sastartupclub.com/guides

    • 24 min
    Episode 11 - Homeless to Business Owner

    Episode 11 - Homeless to Business Owner

    In today’s episode, Sam, Derek, and Ricky head to Hausmann Millworks to sit down with Albert Gonzalez, a famous painter here in San Antonio. Albert tell his amazing, rags-to-riches story, and explains his philosophy on pricing. How do you price art? Albert has an interesting take, that you don’t want to miss. If you’re a business owner looking to connect with the local art scene, learn how to price your products, or simply need inspiration this episode is for you!

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    Zip Recruiter: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/thestartupclub

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 10 - Entrepreneurship Program in SA!

    Episode 10 - Entrepreneurship Program in SA!

    In this episode, Sam and Derek visit The Blue Box Bar again for a sit down with Professor Douglass Carter from Texas A&M San Antonio. He’s here to tell us about his new Entrepreneurship Program and all the exciting things happening at the Texas A&M San Antonio Campus. This program is amazing, and we can only say, we wish our MBA’s included something like this! If you’re in San Antonio, and want to start a business, you owe it to yourself to checkout this course!

    Links Mentioned in this Episode:

    How to Start and Grow your Business in San Antonio: https://amzn.to/2FgrH5B

    Startup Nation: https://amzn.to/2RPNe6G

    • 58 min
    Episode 9 - Opportunities in Port San Antonio

    Episode 9 - Opportunities in Port San Antonio

    In this episode Sam and Derek host a LIVE Podcast recording at San Antonio Startup Week 2018. We have Mr Marcell Johnson, VP of Business Development for Port San Antonio, as our guest. He’s here to tell our listeners all about this awesome development in south San Antonio that is sure to make waves across our tech and business eco-system. There is millions of dollars being invested in this area, and you’ll hear why that’s exciting for San Antonio Small Business Owners!

    Links Mentioned in this Episode

    How to Start and Grow a Business in San Antonio - https://amzn.to/2qw16Hj

    Port San Antonio - https://www.facebook.com/PortSanAntonioTX/

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

JARCORP ,

Great content!

Great interviews and discussion. A “must listen” for any aspiring entrepreneur!

TheRobRoll ,

Wow

Solid podcast. Love the insight into the minds of business owners and the diversity of products. Business is business, anyone can use this podcast no matter what he or she is selling.

DelicateChaff ,

Great Content!

Fantastic podcast. Very informative and the guys are well spoken.

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