Frontline Founders Season Finale!

It's finally here, the season finale of Frontline Founders Season 1! We have had a wonderful journey with Nothsor Systems and with sharing our learning through the Frontline Founders podcast, but we have finally communicated just about everything that we've learned. Now that we are moving the company out of Iowa, it is a good opportunity to take some time off from this podcast to learn more about entrepreneurship and ensure that each episode is packed with good information. Tune in to this episode to hear the whole Nothsor Systems story, from conception to today. Hear the juicy details of everything our founders have been through!

As always, you can get in touch with us about this podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or get in touch with us about our electrical engineering company at contact@nothsor.com.

I've Got It! Episode 4

We're back again with another episode of "What If...", except this time we've changed the name! What do you think of our new name, "I've Got It!"? Let us know in the comments or by emailing contact@frontlinefounders.com!

This week we are joined by Andre Wright, a social entrepreneur in Iowa! Listen in as we tackle some of the worlds hardest problems, from non-state violent actors all the way to pet hair!

 

Episode 41 - Blogging for your Business

We're back this week with Frontline Founders! Tune in as John joins us to explain how you can blog for your business to increase traffic, improve your SEO, and keep customers coming back again and again. If you would like to see some examples of how you can blog for your business, head over to Powering the Future on the Nothsor Systems website to see how we do it for our electrical engineering company: http://www.nothsor.com/poweringthefuture/

As always, you can get in touch with us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. If you would like to get in touch with our founders about their electrical engineering company, you can email them at contact@nothsor.com.

What If... Episode 3

This week on "What If..." we have a guest! Please welcome Muriel as our visiting fourth host for this game show where each of us must solve two randomly drawn problems with one solution. We're changing up the format a little and really turning this into a game. Now, each host will have a turn drawing the cards and picking a winner, instead of having a vote! Tune in to this wild and wacky show!

For now, you can contact us about this new show at contact@frontlinefounders.com. Let us know what you think! Should we keep doing this? Should we produce more Frontline Founders content? You decide!

What If... Episode 2

This week we're back with another episode of "What If..."! We're still testing the waters with this new podcast and trying to figure out the format. In this podcast, one of our hosts draws two cards from a deck of 100 problems, then each of us has to try to solve both problems with one solution. Whoever has the best solution gets the cards as points, and the winner is announced at the end! Tune in for this wacky, zany game show!

We still don't have an email address for this podcast, so if you have any feedback or suggestions, please send us an email to contact@frontlinefounders.com. If this goes well, this spin off may become an entire podcast unto itself!

Episode 40 - Kickstarter Introduction

Have you ever considered crowdfunding your next project? Are you looking to launch a product and would like your pre-sales to cover the cost of tooling? Are you fascinated by Kickstarter and want to get involved in the community yourself? Our founders have recently been considering all of these things, and they've done some research that they'd like to share with you. Tune in to hear Abram, Doron, and John explain what they've been recently learning about Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms!

As always, you can get in touch with us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. Or you can get in touch with our founders about their electrical engineering company at contact@nothsor.com!

Episode 39 - Transparent Billing

It might seem like a no-brainer, but when you are a business and you are offering a product or service, you need to show your customer the price before you sell it to them. This is especially important for consultants and contractors. The temptation might be strong to do work ahead of time and send the bill later, but your clients will need to see how much they can expect to be paying before they agree to have you do the work for them. It's how they can set their budgets and compare the price with their competition. Tune in as our founder share their recent hiccup with this subject. They will go over what they did wrong and what you can do to avoid making a similar mistake in your business.

As always, you can get in touch with us about this podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or you can get in touch with our founders at contact@nothsor.com!

Episode 38 - Bookkeeping

In every small business in operation there is constantly money coming into, and out of, the business account. As tedious as it might be, one of the most important things that you can be doing as a business is tracking this money. What you're spending money on, what you're getting money from, and how much you have at any given point. In order to do this, you need to have good bookkeeping. It's important for taxes, investments, loans, and even day to day operations. Tune in as our founders explain a little of what they have learned about this topic to get you started on your way to setting up your own bookkeeping service.

As always, you can get in touch with us about this podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com or you can get in touch with our founders about their electrical engineering company at contact@nothsor.com.

Episode 37 - Sourcing and Whitelabelling

Are you looking for a product to sell? Do you want to solve your business's problems without reinventing the wheel? Well, it is a common practice to sell another company's goods and services, but label them as your own. If this sounds like something that your business could benefit from, then tune in as our founders explain the ins and outs and set you on the path to sourcing and whitelabelling your own products.

As always, you can get in touch with us at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or email our founders directly about their engineering design company at contact@nothsor.com.

Episode 36 - Problems With Consulting

Over the past several months, Nothsor Systems has effectively moved from an agricultural development company to an engineering consulting and product development company. This move has been to follow the money, and has been a great experience for our founders, but it turns out that consulting comes with a whole host of its own problems. If you're considering taking a role as a consultant for your clients or small business, tune in to this podcast as our founders talk about their experience in this field!

As always, you can get in touch with us about this podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or you can talk to our founders about their engineering consulting company at contact@nothsor.com!

Episode 35 - Tax Licenses

We're back this week with more dry, technical details about what you need to officially, and legally, run your business. Now, before we go any further, it is important to know that no one here at Frontline Founders claims to be a tax professional or an attorney, so the information included in this podcast is purely meant as a starting point for conversations that you need to be having with your accountant. That being said, buckle up and grab your coffee, because our founders are going to get you started on all the nitty gritty of tax licenses!

As always, you can get in touch with us about this podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or you can get in touch with our engineering consulting company at contact@nothsor.com!

Episode 34 - Incentivizing Employees

Are you looking to bring on talent to your startup? Do you have a professional in mind that you absolutely need to start your company and get your product/service/technology rolling? It can often be hard to incentivize these highly skilled workers to come on to your team when you're in the early stages. Tune in as our founders explain some of the options that you have to incentivize employees and make the startup life worth it for them.

As always, you can contact us about this podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or you can get in touch with our founders about their electronics development company at contact@nothsor.com.

Episode 33 - Content Creation For Your Small Business

Do you have a small business? Are you looking to connect with your customers more? If you answered yes to these questions, you'll want to know how to create high quality content that will engage your target market. Whether you're using social media, your own website, or advertisements, people won't engage with you unless your content itself is engaging. Tune in as John helps our founders explain the art of content creation.

As always, you can engage with us at contact@frontlinefounders.com or on Facebook @frontlinefounders. If you're looking for product development or electrical engineering services, you can get in touch with our founders at contact@nothsor.com, on Facebook @nothsor, or on our website at www.nothsor.com.

Episode 32 - Hiring Employees (Hired!)

Following up with our first episode on hiring employees, our founders interview their new hire! John Kuster has just finished up his second week working for Nothsor Systems, and so now our founders have new insights into what hiring an employee is like. Tune in to hear how the process went and learn some tricks of the trade from John himself!

As always, you can get in touch with us about the podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or you can get in touch with us about our electrical engineering company at contact@nothsor.com.

Episode 31 - Training Employees

Now that Nothsor Systems' first employee has started working, our founders have been thinking about what it takes to train an employee, and about the difference between hiring an employee to be trained on a job versus hiring an employee to add missing talent. Fortunately for our founders, their new employee is in the latter group; he brings new skills to the organization. Tune in to hear our founders thoughts on what you can expect and what you should be looking for when training your employees, or when attempting to hire on new talent!

As always, you can get in touch with us about this podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or you can get in touch with our founders about their business at contact@admin.com.

Episode 30 - B2B vs B2C

Are you thinking of starting a new business? Wondering what type of business you want to start? Well tune in as our founders explain some of the differences between business to consumer and business to business businesses. They've lived through both as their company, Nothsor Systems, started as a B2C before transitioning into a B2B.

As always, you can get in touch with us about the podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or you can get in touch with our founders about electrical design and assembly at contact@nothsor.com!

Episode 29 - First Steps to Investment

Many startups are not in a position to grow organically, reinvesting their profits to grow naturally. For these companies, investment capital is sometimes the only way to get off the ground, or to grow at a reasonable rate. Tune in as our founders walk you through some of the most important things that you'll need to know as you get ready to seek out investment for your business.

As always, you can get in touch with us about the podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com. If you're looking for electrical design work for your new product or want to network with entrepreneurs, you can email our company at contact@nothsor.com.

Episode 28 - Product Development Cycle

We're back in 2018 with a topic that should be near and dear to any entrepreneur's heart: product development. We've talked about this before, but in this installment we teach you about some different specifics that we didn't mention before. Specifically, what are the steps to developing a product, how long do they take, and how much does it cost. This topic is very important to us because we have many clients who struggle with all of the different requirements for making a product and putting those all together.

As always, you can get in touch with us about the podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or get in touch with our business for electrical engineering work at contact@nothsor.com.

Year End Break

As the holidays arrive and the year winds down, our founders are going on vacation! That means no more episodes for the next two weeks.

If, in the mean time, you'd like to get in contact with us, you can always email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com or contact@nothsor.com. We look forward to starting off 2018 with more great content!