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How To Start A Start-Up: Podcast With Sqwiggle Co-Founder Matt Boyd

Got a great start-up idea, but don’t know where to start? Take some advice from Sqwiggle co-founder Matt Boyd. Sqwiggle is new online workroom for remote teams. Listen to our interview by clicking on the podcast.

Matt Boyd Interview

How to Start a Start-Up Podcast Highlights

Find others who share your passion: “We’ve all been nerds since we were younger. Tom was a co-founder of an app called Buffer.. I worked at company called Zillow. We’ve all worked remotely and found it a lonely experience. It just kind-of sucked.”

Spend your time well: “If you wake up every single day and think where can the things, I’m doing today lead me in 5 years, you really start to prioritize what you’re going to do today.”

Network fearlessly: “It’s crazy because I’ve been sending emails to people who I thought would never,ever, ever respond to me. But they do. People read email. People care.”

Work hard: “It’s probably the hardest thing you’re ever going to do.”

Invest yourself: “Sleep on some couches. Be scrappy.”

Even if you’re not ready to start a start-up Matt’s story will inspire you to start what you’ve been putting off, today.

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Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt, is CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders and a former Verizon Wireless executive. Karin was named on Inc.’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference, the American Management Association List of 50 Leaders to Watch, and as a Trust Across America Top Thought Leader in Trust. She’s the award-winning author of two books, Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results— Without Losing Your Soul, and Overcoming an Imperfect Boss. She’s regularly featured in business publications including Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Inc.
 

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Eric Dingler   |   02 July 2013   |   Reply

I really appreciate the reminder to think about the five year impact. Longterm thinking is so important.

letsgrowleaders   |   02 July 2013   |   Reply

Eric, thanks so much. That was my favorite take away as well.

Matt McWilliams   |   02 July 2013   |   Reply

PODCAST? You have a podcast now?

I’ll take “Things that make my day” for $500 Alex!

letsgrowleaders   |   02 July 2013   |   Reply

Matt,
Thanks so much! I’m enjoying it. More to come.

Sean   |   10 July 2013   |   Reply

Thank you, Matt. You’ve given me a lot to think about!