Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan

Your relationship with a supplier is one of the most important aspects of running a business. That’s why we’re chatting with Kian Golzari, a sourcing specialist who has designed, developed, sourced, and manufactured over 2,500 products. Kian has manufactured products for the NBA, United Nations, Olympic Games, Ministry of Defense, and top athletes like Neymar Jr. 

 

Listen to Nathan and Kian discuss: 

  • How he sourced products for the 2012 Olympic Games in London 
  • How to source a supplier on Alibaba
  • Using whiskey and WeChat to build a personal relationship with a supplier
  • What you should look for when visiting a factory 
  • Why you should disassemble your product 
  • Canton Fair, China’s international import and export fair
  • Why you should have a universal specification sheet for negotiating with suppliers 
  • How to imitate and innovate products that manufacturers have already made 
  • And much more supplier and manufacturing tips...

 

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Melisa Vong believes that if you’re running an ecommerce business, you can’t ignore Amazon. Melisa started and sold 2 multi-million dollar brands using Amazon FBA’s infrastructure. Now she’s taking her successful strategies and sharing them on the Foundr platform with a new course on how to sell on Amazon.

 

Listen to Nathan and Melisa discuss: 

  • How selling on Amazon changed her work/life balance
  • Launching her first brand, Namskara, and earning $30,000 in the first month 
  • Her PRIME Product Method for selecting products to sell on Amazon
  • The importance of being adaptable as an Amazon seller 
  • Why proper quality control can save you from expensive mistakes 
  • And much more… 


Sign up for Melisa's free training series to learn how to generate selling success on Amazon.




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If you’ve never heard of Derral Eves, you’ve probably watched one of his hundreds of viral videos on YouTube. Derral currently owns 19 YouTube channels with “Gold Play Buttons” and collaborates with record-breaking YouTubers like Mr. Beast. 

 

Eves is a lifelong learner and created VidSummit 8 years ago as a conference specialized for YouTube professionals. He also has a book called The YouTube Formula, which reveals the proven strategies that have made his YouTube videos successful. 

 

Listen to Nathan and Derral discuss: 

  • Discovering YouTube on Craigslist in 2005
  • Breaking the all-time TV and film crowdfunding record with The Chosen 
  • Meeting YouTuber Mr. Beast and becoming collaborators
  • Hot takes on Star Wars and how it applies to nurturing an audience
  • Understanding the ideal viewer and how to increase retention rate
  • Tactfully growing an audience instead of just being “on” the platform
  • And much more...

 

 

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Adam D'Angelo was on the frontlines of the internet-startup boom. A passion for programming, which began in middle school, led him to work at Facebook in 2005 and launch Quora in 2009. Quora is a question and answer site that has 300 million visitors a month. He's experienced the highs and lows of the ever-evolving industry but is still motivated to use his skill set to give back to the world.

 

In this episode, Nathan Chan chats with Adam about: 

  • Going to high school with Mark Zuckerberg and becoming Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer
  • Why the day after Halloween was the most challenging day for engineers at Facebook
  • The decision-making process to leave Facebook and eventually start Quora 
  • Reorienting Quora on reuse of answers rather than just ask and answer
  • Building momentum from a community of the early-adopters 
  • Why it’s important to invest and think long term



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