The Founders' Mentality
MEET THE HOST
My current business SalesReach.io was formed in 2017 and is a SaaS based sales acceleration and enablement tool for business development representatives. I was able to raise $275k pre-product, pre-revenue to fund the initial growth and closed our Seed round 12 months later at a 5M valuation bringing in another 1.2M to accelerate development efforts.
Entrepreneurship is my life blood. I hope this series encourages others that have been considering taking the plunge to go for it. It's an incredible experience every time.
This series was inspired by my own journey of building my current business. In an effort to minimize risk, I decided to reach out to inspiring local business leaders for informal meetings in the hopes of learning the things I didn't know. What I found was a wealth of knowledge that has made every difference for me personally. I hope that all listeners can find the same answers and inspiration that I found through the shows.
Founder of SalesReach.io | Host of ``The Founders' Mentality``
To Grow, You Have To Let Go #DoBetter
In Episode 24 (Season 1 Finale) “To Grow, You Have To Let Go #DoBetter” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Bob Gardner, the founder of Gardner Builders.
For 2020 Bob’s mantra is to Do Better and to Do More. Anyone that knows Bob is likely wondering how this could even be possible?
He is generous beyond the meaning of the word, leads with care and integrity and is a constant safe place to land for the people that work with him and the people in his circle.
For these reasons and more he was the only logical choice to round out the first season with a positive message for the Holiday season.
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
In Episode 23 “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Sarah Edwards, the founder of I AM Sarah Edwards.
Sarah is not what she would call a “born entrepreneur”. She wasn’t the kid with lemonade stands and her family was much more interested in seeing her take a more “safe” rout in her career.
But what is safe today anyway right!?!?
He agency has now been going just shy of 2 years and has found a way to not only make an impact for her clients but the community. They focus on doing more good with everything they do and they make our town better every day because of that.
This is the episode for the founder curious that feels the need to do something new, but fears that they don’t quite fit the mold.
Knowing When It's Time
In Episode 21 “Knowing When It’s Time” Josh is joined by Melissa Danielsen, Co-Founder of Joshin.
A two-time founder, Melissa discusses her “Why” (get ready, it’s a powerful one), the story behind her businesses (One currently being acquired) and the learnings she has taken on while creating her first technology company.
You can tell family is truly a first-priority. Not only were both business created because of and named after her brother Josh, but her co-founder Melanie is her twin sister.
I would not bet against these two or this company for anything in the world. This is going to be a Minnesota success story without any doubts in my mind. Watch out!