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!

Episode 27 - Hiring Employees (Before)

It is finally time for Nothsor Systems to hire an employee! Our founders have done the research and hired the consultants to make it all happen, so now it's time for them to teach you some of what they've learned. It turns out, hiring an employee is a complicated, and expensive, process. The employee costs more than just what you pay them.

As always, if you would like to get in touch with us about this podcast, email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. If you are interested in getting help developing products to launch your small business, you can email our business at contact@nothsor.com.

Episode 26 - UL Certification

Our founders get back to the nitty-gritty technical details of starting a company in this episode. Are you an entrepreneur who is looking to release a product? If so, this episode is a must for you. Our founders go over UL Certification and tell you everything you need to know to get started on certifying your product for sale in the United States and Canada. The process can be expensive and long, but it is sometimes necessary for you to go to market.

If you would like to get in touch with us about our podcast, you can email us at contact@frontlinefounders.com. If you would like to talk to our founders about product development to launch your small business, you can contact them at contact@nothsor.com. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook @frontlinefounders and @nothsor!

Episode 25 - Branding

In a slight departure from our normal episodes, our founders talk about a topic that they are currently struggling with: branding. What is branding, why do you need to do it, why do we struggle with it, and how can branding be done effectively? Tune in as our founders explore all of these questions.

Do you understand branding? To you have any tips or suggestions to help us with our branding struggle? Let us know at contact@frontlinefounders.com!

If you would like any product development for your company, feel free to email us at admin@nothsor.com!

Episode 24 - Simplifying your Message

When you are an entrepreneur starting your own business, chances are that you understand what you do far better than your customers. For this reason, it is vitally important to the success of your company that you are able to simplify what it is that you do so that you can remove as much confusion as possible. Because, let's face it, confusion is a big reason that people choose not to buy.

As always, you can ask us a question or voice your concerns about the podcast at contact@frontlinefounders.com, or you can email us about our electronics development company at admin@nothsor.com. You can also follow us on Facebook @frontlinefounders or @nothsor!

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.