All posts by Todd Uterstaedt

232 — Alexis Dean

Podcast Summary:

Alexis Dean is a highly successful Founder who was left feeling disappointed that the entrepreneurial events and conferences she attended rarely had successful female founders up on the stage. So, she decided to change that. Here’s what you will learn from this candid interview:

  • Why do female founders need their own conference?
  • What was it about Alexis’ own discovery about herself as a leader that led to launching her business?
  • Why is it important for Founders to see themselves in other successful Founders?

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

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You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

231 — Eric Kuhn

Podcast Summary:

After founding Varsity Books, going public, and then selling the company, Eric Kuhn knows the ups and downs of startup life. That’s why he started FoundersCard. He wanted to created a community and membership platform that served entrepreneurs. Eric shared some powerful stories and nuggets of wisdom in this longer than usual version of the podcast. Eric talks about:

  • How his purpose-driven business has driven profits
  • How leading Varsity Books was different than leading FoundersCard
  • What he considers to be the best use of your time as a Founder
  • How he has changed as a Founder & CEO and things you need to consider as you mature as a Founder & CEO

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

230 — Regina Gwynn

Podcast Summary:

Regina and her team are bringing together tech, in-home services, and professional consultation at scale for women of color looking to simply their lives. This former Macy’s leader is boldly going where no one has really gone before. And, and along the way she has learned many lessons that she shares with you in this revealing interview:

  • Why being an expert marketing professional hindered her, at first
  • What she learned about the best timing for public relations services
  • Why doing the things that don’t scale…in the beginning…helps to scale later

My favorite quote: “The path to pretty should be easy for everyone.”

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

229 — Lawrence Petretti

Podcast Summary:

Larry is one of those guys you can hang out and talk with forever. He is a walking fountain of wisdom with such rich stories and experiences that you find yourself drawn in to hear more. I really enjoyed interviewing Larry. He shares some very interesting points about:

  • How reading everyday changed his life
  • How customer service made his business
  • How he managed expectations around funding
  • The surprising discovery of whom became a customer and whom did not
  • Why he named his company with his name
  • The extent with which he invests in his people and the huge rewards for doing so

My favorite quote: “I’m not a startup, I’m a kick-start.”

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book-image

10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.