Mia Dickson returns to the podcast to share about her second successful business launch within 2 years. When we last spoke to Mia in early 2021, she talked about how the closure of her yoga studio forced her to start her own business. Through the training she received from Foundr’s Start and Scale course, she created a product that allowed for contactless sharing of business info called Social Dot.
The success of Social Dot led to another business concept called Safe Banz, which sells...
Daniel always had a passion to create something of his own. But it wasn’t until he was at a party 4 years ago that he noticed that everyone was wearing the same generic t-shirts. That moment motivated him to launch Vidano, a clothing brand that prints designs from young Mexican artists on t-shirts, hoodies, caps, and jackets.
Through his work with Vidano, Daniel was able to co-found an ad agency this past year with a former mentor. Levely, supports ecommerce brands with technical...
Peta Beaumont brought an innovative product idea to the CEO of the company she worked at. He told her the idea would take 3 years to develop—that’s when Peta decided to do it herself.
Within 3 months, Peta launched NY Gym Towel Co., which sells anti-odor, anti-bacterial gym towels. The towels have unique designs that visually encourage customers to not cross-contaminate while wiping off gym equipment.
Listen to Mollie and Peta chat about:
Choosing the iconography of New York City...
Mark Boxer had a problem. He needed a camera mount that could withstand the beating of motorsport videography while protecting his valuable equipment—so he built one. The 3 Footed Monster is an Australian-made magnetic mounting system perfect for content creators using iPhones for TikTok videos or production professionals securing monitors on location.
Mark waited 10 years to bring 3 Footed Monster to market, but after just one year in business, he’s built a worldwide customer base.
Sarah Morrissey took her dog treat business from idea to launch in under one month. Her whirlwind journey started by looking to transition from a service business to a product-based business. In memory of her late dog Beau, she started Beau’s Biscuits, which sells dog treat baking mixes and donates a dollar to charity for every product sold.
Listen to Mollie chat with Sarah about:
How Beau’s Biscuits has grown from $50 to $600 in daily sales How customer feedback helped her improve...
Leisha Ryan worked 4 jobs up to 70 hours per week to finance a gap year after university—then COVID hit. She was forced to cancel her travel and career plans but found the time to research starting a business. After 6 months of preparation, Leisha launched her brand Elevar, which sells 100% premium cruelty-free handbags and straps.
In this interview, Mollie chats with Leisha about:
Generating $3K within 3 weeks of launch How Elevar has grown 600% growth since its launch How minimal...
Jax Sternberg knew that having a baby would be the catalyst for starting a business. After her son quickly grew out of his unused infant garments, Jax researched more sustainable options for baby clothes—she found none. This began a 3-year journey to perfect a baby garment that grew along with the child.
Jax launched Moosey Moose in November 2020 and unexpectedly sold out of stock in less than 6 months. She has big goals to grow the business in year 2 while living up to Moosey Moose’s...
A cancer diagnosis 5 years ago propelled Elle Halliwell to take control of her health. She researched acupuncture and discovered the benefits of ear seeds, which are needle-free acupressure seeds used to stimulate pressure points in the ear. Using her background in fashion journalism, she created an aesthetically pleasing ear seed and launched her company Auricle Ear Seeds in 2020.
What started out as a passion project during lockdown has become a full-fledged business, and Auricle Ear...
Wendy Poon had a business idea in her head for over 4 years. It came from a place of vulnerability because she struggled with low milk supply after having her first baby. When the pandemic hit, Wendy knew that her health-driven solutions for postpartum difficulties could be shared with a community of mothers in need.
Mama’s Milk Bar makes clean-ingredient hot drinks, protein, and lactation blends to support a mom’s needs during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and an active postpartum...
While living on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean, Renee Alyce found a rare ingredient that changed her skin and her life. Utilizing marine collagen from sea cucumbers, Renee created a 100% natural skincare line called Bescher.
In less than 2 years, she’s grown her company to gain $100K in monthly revenue and has added three additional products since launch.
Listen to our interview with Renee to learn:
How living on an island taught her the importance of natural healing...
Lorianne Trinh was shopping for her two-year-old and couldn’t find clothing prints that represented her culture. She always wanted to start a side hustle and in July launched Eat My Baby Co., which makes playful children’s tracksuits with Asian-inspired snack designs. On launch day, she made $4.5K in sales and within a month made $25K.
Listen to our interview with Lorianne to learn:
How she came up with the name of Eat Your Baby Co. How Start and Scale empowered her to utilize...
Hayley Harper always wanted to write a crime novel but didn’t have the patience for it. So she took her ideas and created a mystery game to play with her friends. They loved the game so much that she decided to start an immersive murder mystery game company.
Curious Crimes offers a mixture of physical and digital evidence-based puzzles to solve mysteries. You can even text suspects and email characters while you’re on the case.
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Adam Skrobalak is an Australian Rules Football (AFL) coach by day and a serial entrepreneur by night. He started his second business, Axis Clothing, with literally zero money. After 4 months of launch, he already has $130K in revenue.
Axis Clothing is a custom workwear brand targeted to younger workers looking for stylish beanies, shirts, and caps that they can wear at the job site and the pub afterward.
Listen to our interview with Adam to learn:
How Adam balances answering...
Kirsty Bronner spent 3 years researching the perfect skincare formulations for an overlooked body part–the booty. Kristy started Booty Co., the world’s first entirely booty-based skincare range, and within 2 weeks of launching grossed sales of $19,000.
Listen to our interview with Kristy to learn:
The difference between facial and booty skincare Why she couldn’t find info about manufacturers on Google How Start and Scale helped her create a successful pre-launch campaign How she built...
Bryce Holdaway is making real estate investing accessible and affordable. Through his podcast “The Property Couch” and Empower Wealth’s course launches, he’s sharing 20 years of experience to help build a community of people interested in self-funding their environment.
Listen to our interview with Bryce to learn:
How Rapid Course Formula helped him launch his first course that resulted in 620 students and $190,000 revenue How he built a podcast with 300,000 downloads per month How...
Gamal Codner always knew he wanted to start his own thing. 4 years ago he launched his brand with his wife, Fresh Heritage, that solves modern day grooming problems for men of color. He grew his business from $10,000 to $60,000 a month in 90 days and is continuing to build momentum for the brand.
Listen to our interview with Gamal to learn:
Fresh Heritage’s story of finding a healthy grooming solution for men of color How one influencer video has resulted in half a million dollars in...
Dane Schwaebe went from delivering packages for Amazon to building a six-figure service agency called Rockstar Integrator.
His nickname was “Big Game Dane” at an old sales job, but he was burned out with the amount of work he was putting in without reaching his financial goals. Dane quit the sales world and started a side hustle that led to building an expertise in Facebook Ads and marketing integrations.
Listen to our interview with Dane to learn:
How he went “cold turkey” from...
Laura McCann went from being scared to open her Instagram to teaching social media classes to fellow entrepreneurs. Now, she’s using Instagram to fuel her “soul-aligned” aromatherapy and perfume business called ADORAtherapy.
Listen to our interview with Laura to learn:
How she went from 300 to 10,000 Instagram followers organically Why the pandemic helped reboot her business How she built a network of 100 micro influencers How the Instagram Domination course taught her to tell personal...
Dr. Mike Morgan never intended to turn his gardening hobby into a business. Over the pandemic, he’s built Shimo from the ground up and created an engaged customer base of green thumbs.
Shimo delivers organic garden kits straight to your door and offers kits to meet any gardening skill level. Mike has been able to quickly scale his plant product base while staying true to his belief in accessible gardening.
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How a severe anxiety attack led...
What do boating, recycling, and wine drinking have in common? A lot, it turns out.
Plenty of wine lovers are also boat lovers—and lugging around glass wine bottles at sea is a big hassle. So Kim McKee came up with a clever solution: quality wine that's packaged in lightweight, recyclable packaging.
And Kim's concept is a hit. Greenskin Wine made $30,000 in the first month and business continues to pour in—literally. In fact, business is so good that Kim plans to bring in a whopping...
How did Rachel Pregunta go from a sales job to traveling the world, forming international partnerships, and building a community of 133,000 followers?
Instagram. Okay, not just Instagram—but Rachel's savvy social media skills opened the door for an abundance of business opportunities for her and her partner Ruben.
In fact, Rachel and Ruben don't have one business but two. And their success has taken them all over the world: Indonesia, France, Argentina, Greece, Iceland, Brazil,...
What if you were so successful that you could live and work from anywhere you wanted? What if anywhere was Costa Rica?
That's the life Jasmine Watts has built.
Jasmine is an in-demand marketing strategist and blogging expert who has leveraged Foundr's formulas to:
Grow her first Instagram account to 27,000+ followers Launch and scale several other popular Instagram accounts Build a loyal audience of followers and clients Turn her Instagram into a $7-10k/month revenue engine...
$10,000 in 2 days.
Not a bad first week in business, eh?
Shamanth Pereira agrees. And here's the kicker: she's selling toilet paper. That's right, Something Organic is Shamanth's eco-friendly alternative to mainstream toilet paper. Nothing complicated about it.
And it's also her second successful ecommerce launch—her first launch pulled in a whopping $60,000. So, yeah, Shamanth knows a thing or two about starting a business with a bang.
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When Nadine Gyllhamn got tired of the real estate business, she traded in her 9-5 for the entrepreneurial life.
ProHorse Saddlery started modestly—Nadine made just $1 on her first sale.
But once Nadine took Foundr's Start and Scale course, ProHorse Saddlery went from a trot to a gallop—Nadine tripled revenue within 6 months!
Nadine continues to outpace her competitors by offering a robust online store, introducing custom products, and focusing on quality.
Who do you want...
A lot of people complain about their in-laws. But not Lisa Lin—she used her sister-in-law as the inspiration for her company.
Hey Mama is a brand of lactation protein supplements for new mothers, and it's flying off the shelves.
How did Lisa do it? She used tactics from the Start and Scale course to turn her modest $1,000 pre-launch revenue into $40,000 monthly.
Pretty epic, eh?
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