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Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Startup Advice from
entrepreneurs
and investors30
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Graham D Brown
Entrepreneur, investor
and startup advisor
Presentation by...
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Featuring the advice of 30 startup
entrepreneurs and investors interviewed
on Founder FM 2016
Voice of the Entrepreneur ww...
Now with links to all interviews
with featured entrepreneurs & investors
in this presentation deck!
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Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
STARTUP SUCCESS
We’ve been taught
to go to school, get
a job, work hard and
you’ll be successful.
Unfortunately, that’s
not how it works.
...
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Entrepreneurship is a grind. It’s a war of
attrition - Julian Hearn
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
As an entrepreneur, be willing to embrace change:
nothing is going to go to pl...
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If you really love doing something, the likelihood
you can turn it into a viab...
How fast can you learn? How fast can you
fail? This approach to business applies as
much to a coffee shop as it does for a...
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If I look back in life and
haven’t tried, then I
felt like that would
always b...
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Voic...
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
If you’re going to live a lifestyle where you
demand more… you can’t listen to...
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
I don’t necessarily know if it’s going to work,
but I believe that if I give t...
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Always maximize what life has to offer.
You should never die with regrets.
- E...
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Vo...
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Don’t wait for permission. Be bold. Take risks.
Trash conventional wisdom. Go ...
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Put in the time. Put in the effort.
Don’t expect to get results overnight
- Ca...
You can’t go telling me I’m not in the
game. That kind of stuff doesn’t sit
well with me. - Tim Fargo
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DEVELOPING
YOUR IDEA
Stay humble, listen more, talk less
- Vipe Desai
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Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
You don’t have to invent new ideas. If you see a
great idea and can copy it, e...
Figure out what you’re good at. Figure out
what’s missing. Find people to help you -
Zack Tipton
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Voice of the En...
Nobody is
going to steal
your idea. The
more you
share, the
better it gets.
Keep on
validating and
refining -
Ashish Mitta...
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Get started by thinking about what really bothers
you. Can you do something ab...
Don’t ever give
up on sharing
your ideas with
your network.
You may come
up with 99 non-
starters, but the
100th idea migh...
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http://www.founderfm.com/nik-scrhiefer
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Voic...
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BUILD YOUR
NETWORK
Success is about relationship capital. Show me
your friends and I’ll show you your bank account.
- John Lee
Voice of the E...
Find a co-founder: Your chances of startup
success increase exponentially going from 1 to
2 or 3 co-founders - Bernard Moo...
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
The biggest
mistake CEOs
make is they
keep everything
in their head or
try to ...
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Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
You’ve got to listen to people, and learn
from people who’ve been there and do...
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RAISING CAPITAL
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Plan for failure, hope for success
- Chris Kirkland
Dont’ wait
until you’re
ready. Don’t be
a perfectionist.
Start talking to
investors now -
Rina Neoh
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Perseverance and persistence are key to
raising capital. Do your groundwork and
research. Know what investors want from
yo...
It takes the same amount of time to raise 1
Euro as it does 1 billion Euros. Go for the
highest amount you need - Ali Para...
Research your competition. If you tell an
investor you have no competition, you’re telling
them there’s no market for your...
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http://www.founderfm.com/dirk-lueth
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CUSTOMER
ACQUISITION
Step #1 is reaching out to your target
audience. - Tommaso Di Bartolo
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Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Make people ecstatic with the quality of
the product. That’s best marketing th...
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Sell one thing to one person: find the
smallest way to do it
- Andrew Henderson
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http://www.founderfm.com/andrew-henderson
V...
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High quality content is the key to
growing traffic long term - Chris Kirkland
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Build offline human connections with the
customer, that’s key to customer acqu...
Start before you
start: test your
message and
value proposition.
Build a blog, an
inbound strategy
generating leads
before...
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http://www.founderfm.com/bond-thaiyanurak
http://www.founderfm.com/tommaso-di-bart...
The people who
win are not
necessarily the
those coming out
to market with the
best product first,
but the people
who are ...
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
Take time to write down your values: How do
you want your customers and employ...
What people really pay for is the packaging and
convenience your expertise gives them. - Grant Weherley
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Voice of th...
Don’t spend time trying to convert people.
Close that conversation and move on. Find the
people that do “get it”. - Hans J...
People don’t buy the product, they buy
the story. It’s an emotional purchase.
- Zack Tipton
Voice of the Entrepreneur www....
Voice of the Entrepreneur www.FounderFM.com
People don’t follow
brands, they follow
people… Do we
really care that
much ab...
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http://www.founderfm.com/zack-tipton
http://www.founderfm.com/anita-wing-l...
When somebody actually reaches out to you with
feedback, you might consider it ore you have to distill
down to the actual ...
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Niching down
is the key. It’s
much better to
be the main
guy in one
area than
...
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Scroll through your inbox. These are the
people who trust you the most. They w...
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http://www.founderfm.com/stewart-patton
http://www.founderfm.com/jason-zook
Voice of th...
UP.SCHOOL
Graham Brown’s
LEARN HOW TO BECOME
A BETTER
LIFESTYLE 

ENTREPRENEUR
UPGRADE YOUR SKILLS
Learn How to
Get the Up...
FROM LAUNCHING YOUR BUSINESS
TO INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE,
I SHARE MY TRICKS AND
TECHNIQUES LIVE
EVERY WEEK FREE
JOIN MY WE...
EVERY DAY LIVE
I SHARE MY VIDEO DIARY
OF GROWING A
LIFESTYLE BUSINESS
CATCH ME ON YOUTUBE
Visit My
Youtube Channel
UP.SCHO...
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