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.

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.

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 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.

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.