OFB007 – Nathan Chan from Foundr on quitting his job, following his passion and finding success through entrepreneurship!

In this episode of the Open for Business podcast we have entrepreneurial royalty in the house! Nathan Chan the founder of Foundr, joins us to talk about his journey from working as an IT assistant for Intrepid Travel to creating one of the most successful online magazines for young entrepreneurs around the globe! Launched in 2013 with nothing but a laptop computer and a fistful of dollars, Foundr began, dedicated to the mission of helping entrepreneurs build and grow a successful business. That mission is unchanged. Nathan has used his entrepreneurial mindset and skills to connect with and interview high profile people such as Sir Richard Branson, the human experiment Tim Ferris and blog master Seth Godin. And if your think that this is something you could never achieve, think again! Nathan is an Aussie guy who decided to turn his passion into a profit, the type of success he has created is just as possible for you too!

It’s time to listen in to Nathan and soak up all the value he leaves behind in this interview!

TOP LEARNINGS IN THIS EPISODE:

1.     Ask. Its that simple. If you want or need something, just ask.

2.     Practice your pitch, it’s one of the most valuable tools in your arsenal.

3.     Align yourself with influencers and experts in your industry or niche.

EPISODE TIMELINE:

00:01 – The Intro!

00:37 – Welcome back to the podcast!

02:15 – The interview with Nathan Chan of Foundr

03:19 – What Nathan did before Foundr

05:17 – How the entrepreneurial seed was planted for Nathan

07:23 – Finishing a Masters in Marketing while launching Foundr Mag.

12:00 – What Foundr Mag can do for you!

16:10 – The Foundr Instagram course

21:30 – How to get interviews with ‘hard to reach’ people!

26:24 – A marketing technique to help you grow your business

32:30 – Top Learnings

35:25 – How to get a FREE copy of Key Person of Influence to help you perfect your pitch!

35:50 – Next week we have Joel, the creative director of ONEout Creative on the show to talk branding!

RESOURCES AND LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Nathan Chan – Foundr Mag

Twitter – @nathanhchan

Small Business Big Marketing (INFO FOR FREE COPY OF KPI)

Key Person of Influence on Amazon.com (Buy Now) 

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IT’S MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF YOU!

Thank you again for joining me again this week. There are so many other podcasts and experts that you could be listening to instead, but you have shared some of your precious time to listen to this episode and I truly appreciate that!  Without you as a listener, the podcast goes nowhere!

That’s it for this episode! Thank you again and remember you can get in touch with me anytime on Twitter @anthonygmurphy or via email anthony(at)openforbusiness(dot)net(dot)au!

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