Episode 23 - Partnering with Other Organizations

When you're starting your own business, you shouldn't necessarily try to do everything yourself. Whether it's getting manufacturing help, working with someone who can augment your services, or even getting marketing support, partnering with other organizations can help your business grow to the next level. Follow along as our founders explain how to go about partnering with other organizations.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. If you would like some product development for your small business, you can contact our founders at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 22 - Sales Pipeline

The sales pipeline is a very useful tools for businesses, both small and large, to track their sales and sales processes. By using the sales pipeline, you can track what sales steps your business needs to take, how long each step takes, and you can begin gathering analytics about each step. Tune in as our founders explain some of the deeper intricacies of this useful tool.

As always, you can get in contact with us at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or if you need electronics or product development, you can contact our founders at admin@nothsor.com. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook!

Episode 21 - Financial Projections

Properly projecting your finances is, without a doubt, the most important part of starting a new business. Not only does it help you verify that you can be successful and have a plan to succeed, it also helps you gather investment and fundraising. While this episode may be more technical than others, it is well worth the listen so that you can know exactly how to project your business' finances.

As always, you can contact us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. If you would like to talk to our hosts about their business specifically, you can email them at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 20 - Cheap or Free Marketing

Are you just starting out on your startup? Don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank account? Well there are still marketing options for you. Not every business needs to invest thousands in marketing up front, there are more affordable and effective options! Listen in as our founders walk you through some of the options that you have to market your small business without breaking the bank.

As always, you can get in touch with us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. If you need any electronics work done, you can send us an email at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 19 - Podmi

Our founders interview Jeremy Ives with Podmi. This small startup is developing a power strip that can allow users to individually control every device plugged into it. This product has uses in home automation as well as vertical farming! Tune in to hear how this company got started, and hear some of the most important things that Jeremy has learned by developing his company.

As always, you can contact us at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or if you'd like to get in touch with Nothsor Systems, send us an email at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 18 - Undervaluing your Product or Service

Almost universally, entrepreneurs tend to undervalue the product or service that they provide. This means that these early stage business people do not charge enough for what they offer. Undervaluing can be a serious problem that can potentially lead to the death of a young business. Our founders walk you through the reasons that people undervalue their business, why not to do it, and some methods to avoid undervaluing yourself and what you offer.

As always, you can get in touch with us at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or get in contact with our business at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 17 - Options for Product Development

Do you have an idea for a product that absolutely must hit the market? Do you want to create something and sell it yourself? Has your market research told you that people are missing something that they need? Well follow along as our founders teach you about the four options you have for developing your own products. They take a task that sounds insurmountable, and make it very doable.

As always, you can drop this podcast a line at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or message Nothsor Systems, L.L.C. itself at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 16 - Full-Time vs. Part-Time Entrepreneurship

When you're first starting your business, you have the choice between whether you want to do entrepreneurship on the side of whatever full-time job you have, or if you want to go all in and do it full time. While there's no right answer to this question, our founders take you through the pros and cons of both, and give you their own suggestions.

As always, you can contact us at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or drop our business a line at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 15 - Support Networks

When you're just starting your business, you don't have every piece of equipment or a team member that can cover every skill set you need. If you really want to make it in the world of entrepreneurship, you'll have to build a support network that can get you access to the equipment and skills that you need to succeed. Follow along with our founders as they explain the ins and outs of these support networks.

As always, if you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can reach us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. Alternatively, if you would like electronics design and manufacturing assistance, you can email Nothsor Systems at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 14 - Quality Control

When the phrase "Quality Control" is thrown out, most people start thinking about manufacturing processes and ensuring that they are done correctly. While that may be a valid first impression, "quality control" can mean so much more for your business. Our founders walk you through what quality control can mean to your business, whether you're walking dogs, engineering electronics, manufacturing toys, or anything in between.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. Or if you want any electrical engineering design, prototyping, or manufacturing, email us at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 13 - Stress Management

Entrepreneurship is a uniquely stressful job. Sometimes it might feel like the world rests on your shoulders, and dealing with that kind of pressure can be difficult. Our founders don't have the final answer to getting rid of all of your stress, but they sure know some tricks that you can implement in your business to reduce your stress. Tune in to find out more!

As always, follow us on Facebook @frontlinefounders or send us an email to contact@frontlinefounders.com. If you would like any electronics design, prototyping, or manufacturing, send us an email to admin@nothsor.com!

 

Episode 12 - Staying on Task

As an entrepreneur, one of your biggest challenges can be the challenge of staying on task; of doing the work when it needs to get done, and dealing with highest priority tasks first. There is no other job that is more free-form than starting a business, and so it can often become difficult to manage all of your tasks and priorities. But never fear! Our founders help you overcome these obstacles by giving you actionable steps that you can execute in your own business!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at contact@frontlinefounders.com. Or if you would like electrical engineering work done, contact us at admin@nothsor.com.

Episode 11 - The Importance of Image

Image is one of the most important aspects of entrepreneurship, and yet tends to be one of the most neglected. How you and your company appear to customers, clients, and partners can make or break a deal, and is essential in marketing. Our founders walk you through image; its aspects and how you can work on your image yourself!

As always, if you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. Or, if you'd like electronics design, prototyping, or manufacturing, send an email to admin@nothsor.com!

Episode 10 - How We Work with Clients Part 1

Tune in as our founders explain some best practices for working with clients that they have learned from doing their own business. Learn what to do and what not to do when providing customer service, and turn those clients into repeat customers!

As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. If you would like any electrical design work done for your small business, send our founders an email at admin@nothsor.com!

Episode 9 - Introduction to Networking

This week Abram and Doron are here to help you step up your networking game. We talk about ways to figure out where to go, who to talk to, and how to approach people. Tune in to learn what you can get out of networking and how to get there.

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. You can also follow us on Facebook @frontlinefounders!

Episode 8 - Interview with BC

The long awaited interview with BC Alexander! Tune in as our founders interview their mentor and pick his brain to share as much wisdom as possible. This man has imparted a lot of knowledge about marketing, sales, and leadership. Now you too can get a taste of it!

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. You can also follow us on Facebook @frontlinefounders!

If you'd like to get in contact with BC himself, try his new and in progress website: https://www.alexanderunitedcapital.com/

 

Episode 7 - Mentorship

Our founders explain everything there is to know about mentorship. In this episode they explain the benefits of having a mentor for your small business, how to find a mentor, and then what to do with that mentor once they've agreed to help you. A mentor is a very important addition to any small business, and they can really help you take your company to the next level.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook @frontlinefounders!

 

Episode 6 - Provisional Patents

Our founders explain everything there is to know about provisional patents from the lens of their own experience applying for one. When do you want to get a patent? How much does it cost? What is the process? Tune in to learn the answer to these questions and more.

Follow us on Facebook at Frontline Founders where you can get updates when new episodes drop! Also, send us any questions or suggestions you might have to contact@frontlinefounders.com. We're always open to feedback.

 

Episode 5 - Pricing Your Products

Try to survive Abram's tangents as our founders explain how to price your products! From research, to identifying and calculating your costs, to setting a profit margin, our founders cover it all and explain everything they've learned. Remember: do your research if you want to make a profit.

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Additionally, we are looking for feedback on our podcast. Feel free to contact us at contact@frontlinefounders.com or leave us a review on iTunes! Your opinion is always welcome.

Episode 4 - Our First Product

Abram and Doron talk about product development through the lens of their journey with their first product, a powerful solid state switching board useful for pump control in vertical farming (and other DC applications). Follow their story to learn about the process of getting a piece of electronics from idea to finished product. 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook at Frontline Founders! You can also find Nothsor Systems, where we'll keep you updated on new podcasts and our Kickstarter campaign.