The Early Days Podcast by DULO

The Early Days Podcast by DULO

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By DULO
Welcome to The Early Days Podcast - a show about the hustle, the excitement, the doubts, the successes, the failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch.

We interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting businesses. As we are building our own apparel company and documenting our early days, we wanted to go behind the scenes with other entrepreneurs and find out what their early days, weeks, months, and years were like.
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S2E30 - Kitchen confidential with Julian and Marin
Time to wrap up Season 2 of our podcast! We took the opportunity to have our 30th episode as the last of the year and the season. On this season finale, it's just us the founders (Julian and Marin) and we had a very informal conversation about the past year, the constantly evolving DULO brand, finding our purpose and how there are slight differences for each founder, as well as our plans for the next 12 months. Thank you to everyone listening! We really appreciate your time and attention. We hope you find value in the content we put out on this platform! If you have suggestions on how to make it better or you have requests for topics you'd like to hear more of, drop us a line on social @weardulo. Until 2019!
51:54
December 13, 2018
S2E29 - How to turn a side-project into a full-time gig - Pat Walls, Starter Story
On today's show, we talk to Pat Walls, Founder of Starter Story - a digital hub where successful entrepreneurs share their experience of how they built a business. In fact, we first connected with Pat when we were asked to share the DULO story earlier in the year. The stories on the platform are inspiring and also provide specific advice and insight that help others get started. In our conversation, we talked about how Pat started Starter Story as a side-project which he eventually built into a full-time sustainable business. We also got into the details of how he approaches collecting interviews, his thoughts about content planning, frequency and much more. Make sure you check out Starter Story at starterstory.com and read some of the interviews by fellow entrepreneurs. Say "hi" to Pat as well on Twitter (@thepatwalls) and follow his entrepreneurial journey!
55:56
December 6, 2018
S2E28 - Jackie Fast: How to ask for help when you are just starting
On today's episode, we have Jackie Fast - founder of Slingshot Sponsorship, REBEL Pi, and a participant on The Apprentice. Her first business – Slingshot Sponsorship – was started in her bedroom in 2010 with just a laptop and £2,000. Six years later, Jackie sold Slingshot for millions, having worked with notable international clients including Sir Richard Branson, the Rolling Stones, Shell, Red Bull and many more. Jackie is now the founder of REBEL Pi, an ice wine brand. Relatively unknown, ice wine production is the rarest and riskiest in the world. With this exceptional product and brand, Jackie is slowly conquering the world and is also a participant on The Apprentice! If that was not enough, Jackie is also a best-selling author with her book PINPOINT. In our conversation, we touched on the early days of Jackie's career as a founder of Slingshot, how she exited the business, took time off to decide what to do next, how she started REBEL Pi and her experience on The Apprentice. We also talk about the importance of asking for help, how to do sales, branding, and distribution, and much, much more. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate us, and spread the word with your friends and colleagues! Together, we can inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs!
34:18
November 29, 2018
S2E27 - 6 lessons from 12 months of building DULO
On this episode, Marin and Julian (the DULO founders themselves) sit down and share their top lessons learned over the course of the past year. 12 months is a lot of time when building a business and mistakes are a normal part of the journey. Got questions for us? We would be happy to answer them, and hopefully, help someone else who is building a business. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate us, and spread the word with your friends and colleagues! Together, we can inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs!
11:23
November 15, 2018
S2E26 - How to protect your IP, patents, and going door to door
This episode is part two of our conversation with Shane and David from C2P Strain. We really hit it off the first time and found a lot of common ground. So, we decided to invite them again and continue the discussion around starting a business. On this show, we went deeper into the specifics around how they started - mainly talking about the way they approached patents, how other entrepreneurs can take advantage of IP protection systems, and how to create initial demand and distribution channels for your product. Make sure you check out their business online on c2pstrain.com or say "Hi" on Facebook by looking for the C2P Strain page. Thank you for listening and if you enjoy this episode and find value, share it with a trusted friend or colleague. We would also appreciate your love and rating!
43:54
November 8, 2018
Slog 54 - Influencer efforts continue
Going strong with our influencer campaign + some updates from our latest content pillars. Thank you for following along. weardulo.com
04:18
October 30, 2018
Slog 53 - Influencer Campaign
Preparing a big influencer campaign, big for us at least 😉 Drop us a line if you are building a business! weardulo.com for next gen dress shirts.
03:55
October 23, 2018
Building a Product vs. Building a Business
On this episode, we talk to Shane and David from Can 2 Pan Strain. Can 2 Pan Strain was specifically developed to solve dry paint stains and debris and is the only solution for a no mess strain from the paint can directly into the painting pan. While talking to Shane and David we found out there is a lot of overlap to how they approach business and how we at DULO do things. Some of the topics we touch on in this conversation: - working with a co-founder - what triggered them to jump into entrepreneurship - building a business when balancing a full-time job - product development & manufacturing - collecting feedback early on in the process - marketing strategies Make sure you check out their business online on c2pstrain.com or say "Hi" on Facebook by looking for the C2P Strain page.
47:31
October 18, 2018
Slog 52 - IG live question, merch and a cool podcast.
The title says it all. weardulo.com
03:04
October 16, 2018
Finding Joy In Work Through Play And The Importance Of Quitting
On today's episode, we welcome back Nathan Kontny, CTO at Rockstar Coders, but also a blogger, vlogger, and a constant experimenter and learner. Nathan was our guest last year while being the CEO of Highrise - a popular CRM solution from Basecamp. In our conversation with Nate, we discuss his transition and life after Highrise, how he enjoys playing with multiple projects as a way to learn new skills and experiment with technology. In addition, we talked about content, branding, and how to market a new project. We also dived deeper on the topic of quitting and the importance of it when it comes to reinventing yourself and prioritizing your goals. You can say Hi to Nate on twitter @natekontny (https://twitter.com/natekontny). You should also check out his writing on Medium (https://medium.com/@natekontny) and subscribe to his vlog on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoJLANojCUUCsitmf8a3ug). Check out also Nate's latest projects: - Rockstar Coders (https://www.rockstarcoders.com/) - Summersault App (https://ninjasandrobots.com/somersault-a-vlogging-camera-for-your-phone)
52:20
October 5, 2018
Slog 51 - It's been a confusing week
Quick catch up from our end 👍 Bit random so can't really summarize it here, but give it a listen 👍 ❤️ Your 👂 weardulo.com
05:00
October 4, 2018
S2E23 - Skip the gatekeeper and go directly to your audience
On today's episode, we have David Michaels - senior vice president of the Daytime Emmy Awards at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. David is a top producer with a successful track record in both live event and television production. He has been instrumental in facilitating the transition from a network to a digital-first broadcast of the Daytime Emmys. I was introduced to David by one of our former guests from last season - Kent Speakman, founder of KNEKT TV - and if you enjoy this episode, I highly recommend you check out the episode with Kent. In this episode, we cover how David and the Academy think about new distribution channels, the benefits of avoiding traditional gatekeepers in content production, the effect of technology and social media on reaching a broader audience worldwide, and much, much more.
33:49
September 27, 2018
Slog 50 - A bit monotone, but important
Latest updates from our side, topic of new blog and some podcasting action. Share this podcast with a friend!!! weardulo.con/podcast
04:50
September 25, 2018
Slog 49 - Do you like the background music?
Updates on attacking some more sales channels, namely Amazon EU and local markets. We also added some background music throughout this episode. Let us know what you think as Julian doesn't like it, but Marin does and we decided to give it a shot. Drop us a line at support@weardulo.com Thank you for your 👂 weardulo.com
06:25
September 22, 2018
S2E22 - How a passion grows into a business, Dale Spoonmore
On today's episode, we have Dale Spoonmore from "From Seed To Spoon" - a platform that shows how you can grow your own organic produce economically, efficiently, and sustainably. Together with his family, Dale is the creator of the "From Seed To Spoon" mobile app, which is one of the top-rated apps in its own category! In our conversation with Dale we cover: - Creating a business out of a passion for gardening - Tools and systems for mental health to stay sane and fight depression - Transitioning from the idea stage to doing and building a business - How Dale taught himself how to build a successful mobile application (top in its category) If you want to learn more, head over to seedtospoon.net to learn more about Dale, the business he is growing, and to receive an abundance of great gardening tips! Search for the free app on the iOS and Google Play stores.
42:44
September 20, 2018
Slog 48 - DULO at the Emmys
Few exciting podcasts lined up, attacking Amazon and some hand to hand combat old school commerce. We ❤️ your 👂 Share with a friend 🙏 weardulo.com
02:58
September 18, 2018
Slog 47 - Birds and new prices
Marin talks about birds, Julian outlines new content and pricing strategies to prepare for our second manufacturing batch. weardulo.com We ❤️ your 👂!
05:25
September 14, 2018
S2E21 - How to grow at your own, comfortable pace
This week, we had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Adam Moore - a mental health specialist, counselor, and an entrepreneur. Adam is a licensed marriage and family therapist and co-owner of Sela Health, which operates mental health counseling offices across the US. We had a wide-ranging conversation with Adam about how he and his wife are building a sustainable business, at a slow, comfortable pace. We dive deeper into that topic and discuss the advantages and thinking behind such a strategy. In addition, we explored the thinking behind adopting a strategy of engagement on Instagram and online as a means to build deep, lasting relationships with people. We also covered the journey Adam has been through while transitioning to full-time entrepreneurship - for a long time maintaining a balance between a full-time job and building the business.
37:47
September 13, 2018
Slog 46 - Nearly forgot to record this one
Julian left the building, but remembered that we need to record this segment today, so came and recorded it. There you go, storytelling... weardulo.com
03:51
September 11, 2018
Slog 45 - Busy Saturday
A lot of design, content creation and distribution work on a nice Saturday. Subscribe and share with a friend we appreciate and ❤️ your 👂 🙏 weardulo.com
04:52
September 8, 2018
S2E20 - How to decide when to leave or stay in a job?
Our guest today is Vessy Tasheva - a career industry expert and talent scout at Enhancv. She also works as a career coach and writes regularly on her blog which you can find on vessytash.com. We had a blast talking to Vessy on topics around employment, entrepreneurship, career change, and being fulfilled with your work.
40:35
September 6, 2018
Slog 44 - Some new ideas brewing
Marin gives a preview of the vlog and is starting to write his Founder's Newsletter. Julian is excited about some new product ideas before a call with our manufacturer. Let us know what might be valuable to you for us to cover in these slogs ❤️ We appreciate and anticipate all questions!
04:00
September 4, 2018
Slog 43 - Recording and working while traveling
New podcast coming next week on the topic of employment and all the different career paths available for folks. Julian's Founder Newsletter on the topic of Avoiding the Traffic Jam, metaphorical expression for the benefits in living on your terms. Check the archive of our newsletters at weardulo.com/email
03:24
September 1, 2018
Slog 42 - Biodegradable fabrics and podcasting
Julian is on the move and thoroughly testing new technology. Marin's excited about our podcast 🙏 Thanks for listening, we ❤️ your 👂 Check weardulo.com, if you're in need of a dress shirt or entrepreneurial content 🙏❤️
03:16
August 28, 2018
Slog 41 - Ryan Carson on the Early Days podcast
Latest updates content creation and distribution wise. Had a blast having Ryan Carson (CEO and Founder of Treehouse) on the show some plans for the weekend. If you like the way we are approaching documenting our process thoroughly, do let someone else that might find it interesting know about this podcast 🙏 And check weardulo.com if you're in need of a dress shirt 🙏
03:40
August 24, 2018
S2E19 - Ryan Carson: The Importance Of Knowing Your Why
Our guest on the show this week is Ryan Carson. Ryan is the founder and CEO of Treehouse - an education platform that makes it easy to learn code and find a job in tech. Fun fact - both Julian and I are students of Treehouse and the work that Ryan has been doing over the years has greatly impacted our lives. During our conversation with Ryan we covered many topics around entrepreneurship, education, and having a purpose. Some of the things we discussed in depth include: being mission-driven, knowing your why, asking for help, documenting your life and journey, becoming better at sales, and the importance of equality and inclusion in education.
49:32
August 22, 2018
Slog 40 - Amazon and the 750% increase
Marin attacks Amazon, while Julian hacks Instagram. Please tell a friend about our podcast, really helps us in spreading the entrepreneurial message that many more can start their own thing. 🔥 weardulo.com for our dress shirts 👍
03:39
August 21, 2018
Slog 39 - Best slog yet
Marin has energy and answers a Reddit question. Julian just sent out the latest Founder's Newsletter and introduces the BS Excuse Buster List. Check out our products and content at 🔱 weardulo.com 🔱 We ❤️ your 👂 (kinky)
05:17
August 17, 2018
S2E18 - How Do You Go Far By Simply Asking?
On this episode, we have Hafeez and Chris who bring you "The Roommates" podcast - a late-night conversation taking you behind the scenes of "becoming" featuring all the people, conversations, and perspectives you’d experience on the way. This episode is a great continuation of our previous chat with Kevin Horek on the topic of how to start a podcast. This time out, we focused more on the distribution side. We went deep with Hafeez and Chris to understand how they think about distribution, quality, and value-creation, plus much, much more Make sure you check out The Roommates podcast and if you want to say "Hi" to the guys, you can do so @roommateshtx on social. Thank you for listening and if you enjoy this episode and find value, share it with a trusted friend or colleague. We would also appreciate your love and rating!
31:33
August 16, 2018
Slog 38 - Short but sweet
New vlog yesterday, made a little video that we can use to promote the podcast on social and looking into our Alexa skill, which we still have no idea what's going on. For all your dress shirt and entrepreneurship content 👉 weardulo.com
02:41
August 14, 2018
Slog 37 - Marin finds his voice
The longest slog the history of slogs. Marin goes into storytelling mode and does so in a slower that usual speaking speed. Julian laughs quite a bit and unusually cuts the slog short coz it was getting silly at some point. In other news, the best performance dress shirts can be found on 👉 weardulo.com
07:16
August 10, 2018
Slog 36 - Repurposing video content and creating an Alexa skill.
Being bootstrapped we need to squeezee out and repurpose all the content we can. In this case, some raw video content from our product shoot that will become nice creative ammunition we can use for portrait video formats such as Instagram, Facebook etc. Also, first dabbles with Alexa voice skills to learn that platform and spread this podcast on one more platform as well. 👉 weardulo.com for all your needs in life.
03:12
August 7, 2018
Slog 35 - Busy Friday
Some operational stuff, drawing the monthly giveaway winner, Julian writes and sends out his Founder's Newsletter and some work on the website. Marin is traveling and looking at some raw footage from the last product shoot and how we can use it smartly. weardulo.com for all your entrepreneurial needs 😉
03:21
August 3, 2018
Slog 34 - Sometimes you have nothing to say
A "meh" slog. Mediocre at best. weardulo.com
01:58
July 31, 2018
Slog 33 - Helps to have a co-founder when traveling
Julian is in the move and Marin is covering the business operations. Always nice to have a teammate you can trust, so that the process keeps moving forward and things get done, without any bottleneck situations 👍 weardulo.com for all your entrepreneurial needs 👍 be it content, or sharp dress shirts.
02:20
July 29, 2018
S2E17 - How To Start A Podcast?
The Early Days Podcast S2E17 - Kevin Horek On this episode of the show, we talk with Kevin Horek - a radio and podcast host of the Building the Future Show. Kevin interviews startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and others helping to make our world a better place. With years of experience in the broadcasting world, we dug deep with Kevin on the topic of starting a podcast. More and more people are turning their eye to podcasts and with the adoption and advancement of voice, it seems that the format will gain further in popularity. But how do you start? This is a question a lot of beginners face, we included. This conversation with Kevin presented the opportunity to dig deep and feed off of Kevin's experience and provide a starter's blueprint for podcasting. We discuss the hardware a starter podcaster needs to record, then proceed to software for the editing process, and wrap up with popular approaches of distribution.
44:43
July 26, 2018
Slog 32 - A Remote Company
Julian is on the move this week and gives his side of the story with Marin putting in his $0.02 after. Who said an apparel company can't be a remote company 😮 For ze best dress shirts out there, do check out weardulo.com Thank you for listening, if you like our efforts, telling a friend who might find our process valuable would greatly help us spread the message and we thank you in advance! ❤️
03:49
July 24, 2018
Slog 31 - Kylie Jenner
In our last newsletter we do a little case study on Kylie Jenner. Just about to record a podcast and some outreach to local Amsterdam concept stores. We love you 👂(kinky) and respect your time listening to us. ❤️🙏
03:49
July 20, 2018
Slog 30 - Not the usual non-iron dress shirt
Some small updates + why we need to educate on why we use performance fabrics to achieve the non-iron effect, instead of default cotton that is treated with chemicals. Thank you for listening and check out our shirts at weardulo.com
04:50
July 17, 2018
Slog 29 - The Washing Machine
Doesn't get more Early Days than recording with a washing machine in the background. ✓ weardulo.com
04:00
July 13, 2018
Slog 28 - Digital Advertising Update
A more technical update on how we are approaching paid advertising with small budgets to test out the waters. Peace of mind and confidence -> Check out our dress shirts from performance fabrics at weardulo.com
04:35
July 10, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E16 - Ben Smith, Julian, and Marin
Entrepreneurship = Giving It's a pleasure to welcome back Ben Smith to the podcast! Ben, who was our guest earlier in the year, is an entrepreneur, currently exploring the voice tech/marketing space. He also is an advisor to other companies and entrepreneurs, helping them start and build profitable, sustainable businesses. This conversation ended up more like a brainstorming session where three friends discuss entrepreneurship. A lot of gold nuggets of entrepreneurial wisdom were spoken. We talk about how entrepreneurship perceived as giving is a great way to reframe the topic, how to encourage more people to start a business, what is the main barrier to start a business, and much, much more. If you want to learn more about Ben and his work, head over to bensmith.tv. Make sure you also check out the Voice Entrepreneur community on Facebook and say "Hi" to Ben and other entrepreneurs.
43:22
July 5, 2018
Slog 27 - Recorded after an insightful chat with a fellow entrepreneur
Amazing chat with Ben Smith (bensmith.tv) from Voice Entrepreneur and our thoughts right after it. Marin is going to be a coding teacher for a few days and Julian started on the new Facebook Ads campaign, now with the new website visuals. Check our performance dress shirts at weardulo.com and if you have any feedback or comments, we are looking forward to them. 🙏❤️
05:57
July 3, 2018
Slog 26 - Moving slow is still moving
Quite a busy week for both of us in our day jobs, so we had to delay some DULO work. Happens. It's part of the process and as long as we are moving in the right direction, slower speed at times is completely fine. Check out the new product photography at weardulo.com, if you're sick of wasting time ironing in the morning.
04:14
June 29, 2018
Slog 25 - If you're a happy employee, great. If not, do something about it.
Some thoughts on branding and finding your tribe through your truth. Check out the new website at weardulo.com and let us know what you think!
05:23
June 26, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E15 - Patrick Henry, QuestFusion
Fundraising and Venture Capital for Startups Today's guest is Patrick Henry of QuestFusion. Patrick is a technology CEO and product positioning and marketing strategy expert. He helps entrepreneurs implement processes in their companies to more quickly and more efficiently grow their businesses. With over 2 decades of experience in the technology industry, Patrick has been a high-level executive to both startups and public companies. In our conversation, we cover Patrick's experience as an executive in the technology industry, how he started QuestFusion out of a need to give back, the challenges shared by both young and mature companies. In the second part of our conversation, we go deep on the topic of fundraising and Patrick provides a ton of valuable advice about what to look for in an investor and when is a good time to search for external funding or to bootstrap a business. If you want to learn more, head over to questfusion.com.
33:58
June 21, 2018
Slog 24 - NEW WEBSITE IS LIVE
Marin ruins my intro and we talk about how we feel regarding the new and improved website. Check it out at weardulo.com 🙏
03:34
June 20, 2018
Slog 23 - Tuesday 19th June 2018
Marin is paying attention to the creative and keeping a track on a white board. Julian is writing and putting in his & $0.02 of work on the website. Thank you your ear and we greatly appreciate your participation in the process. For our dress shirts from performance fabrics, check out www.weardulo.com THANK YOU ❤️
05:22
June 19, 2018
Slog 22 - Marin had a busy day
For the record, my pick for the world cup - Portugal (Julian). Subscribe to the podcast and check out our dress shirts from performance fabrics at weardulo.com
03:18
June 15, 2018
Slog 21 - Showed Up
One of the more boring slogs, but we had it on the calendar to do and we showed up 🙂 1>0 It's a marathon, not a sprint this business building thing and keeping the momentum and the discipline is an important aspect. Thanks for tuning in, we appreciate your support through interesting and boring moments, both necessary ingredients in building something substantial. For our dress shirts from performance fabrics, check out weardulo.com ❤️
03:39
June 13, 2018
Slog 20 - Tuesday Slog
Marin gives us the rundown, Julian says a few words, Instagram was down, BUT went back live during our slog recording, so we might have to have something to do with that. Need a high tech dress shirt? Head over to weardulo.com Thank you for your ear ❤️
02:38
June 12, 2018
Slog 19 - A little friday update
Marin is working on the new website and Julian sent out his Founder's Newsletter. Subscribe and share, means a lot! For the best European dress shirts from performance fabrics, check out our website - www.weardulo.com
04:33
June 8, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E14 - Anthony Mellor
A 19 Year Old Building a Business Around His Passion Meet Anthony Mellor, founder of Absolute Fitness Apparel. At just 19 years of age, Anthony decided to combine his passion for fitness and performance with entrepreneurship and start his own company. Today, with 1 year under his belt, he has accumulated a lot of valuable experience and lessons that could help others in their early startup journeys. We go behind the scenes to see how Anthony approached sourcing, production, and early marketing strategies. We also go deep on the topic of affiliate marketing as a strategy to drive brand awareness and sales in an industry that is oversaturated with other brands. Check out Absolute Fitness Apparel on absolutefitnessapparel.co.uk to see the range of products and get in touch with Anthony. If you enjoy this episode, we would appreciate your comment, share, like, thumbs up and what not - it helps us reach more people!
28:54
June 7, 2018
Slog 18 - Appearances on other podcasts
Grateful to have a few guest appearances on other podcast + some other updates from our side. Thanks for listening, share, and subscribe 🙏 weardulo.com for our dress shirts from performance fabrics 👍
05:15
June 6, 2018
Slog 17 - The everyday slog
Little (really was) update on what's happening at DULO HQ. For our monthly giveaway and the product we are currently working on visit weardulo.com If you like the way we are approaching building this business in a transparent manner, please share with someone who might be interested in building a business, or in the beginning of their journey. Thank you for 👂
02:24
June 5, 2018
Slog 16 - Saturday = work day
The usual dose of nearly daily updates on our operation on a calm Saturday free of our full-time jobs, being able to focus on DULO 100%. If you find these little updates useful, or the conversations we have with other entrepreneurs, subscribe, share and rate the podcast, it would be the 🌍 For our dress shirts from performance fabrics check out weardulo.com Until next time 🙏❤️
04:00
June 2, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E13 - Q&A with Yours Truly
On today's episode, we answer questions about our business. It's always fun to respond to questions from our community that hopefully, bring value to fellow makers.
22:17
June 1, 2018
Slog 15 - Stepping up the LinkedIn game
The usual update on the state of the DULO union. Updates to the podcast page and cover art and first LinkedIn article. Subscribe, share and rate, it means a lot a lot to us in building this whole thing 🙏❤️ For our dress shirts from performance fabrics, check out weardulo.com 👚
03:29
May 30, 2018
Slog 14 - #MarinIn🇧🇬 Trip Summary
Marin calls in and gives us the rundown of how the trip went and what he managed to accomplish. From all the content we are putting out, the Slog will become a main pillar, which we plan on hitting very hard. If you enjoy this little segments and updates on our journey of building a real business, subscribe, share, comment and rate, tell a friend, a dog, anyone really. For all of that we ❤️ and respect your 👂 as always 🙏 For our first product - dress shirts from performance fabrics, check out our website at weardulo.com
01:32
May 25, 2018
Slog 13 - Choosing images from the shoot
Hackermoon article is live and we were busy with choosing the best shots from all the images taken during the product shoot to update our product pages. Thanks for listening, we love your ear ❤️ Subscribe, rate and share, it means a L O T to us on this journey of building the company. For our product, check weardulo.com 🙏
03:04
May 23, 2018
Slog 12 - Summary of the product shoot
Marin calls in to update us on how the first ever above €80 product shoot went and Julian gives an update on what he's working on. If you like this format, please subscribe, rate and share with a friend. if you don't, drop us a line and let us know how we can improve 🙏 As always, we ❤️ and respect your 👂
08:13
May 18, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E12 - Ben Smith
Future Voices: Alexa Skills and Voice Assistants In our latest episode, we host Ben Smith, a voice entrepreneur. Ben is the founder of Chancebending Ventures as well as bensmith.tv where he aims to educate others about the importance of voice and sound to businesses. Our conversation goes deep on this still relatively unknown topic and we cover many subjects and explanations. If you are considering to implement a voice strategy for your business, this episode will start you off on the journey. We explain what voice assistants are, how Amazon Alexa works, what are skills and other voice apps, how to approach those as a business, and much more. You can connect with Ben on Twitter @benjaminsmith or go to bensmith.tv to check out his daily voice updates! If you enjoy this episode, we would appreciate your support - tell your friends about it, share, subscribe and rate the podcast! We are Marin and Julian, founders of DULO - we make the non-iron dress shirt for entrepreneurs.
44:08
May 18, 2018
Slog 11 - Just about to record a podcast 🎙️
Just about to record a podcast with Ben Smith from Voice Entrepreneur. The guy is putting out 🔥 content in the voice space and entrepreneurship in general 👍 Thank you for your support and giving our little podcast a listen ❤️ 🔥 Subscribe 🔥 rate and share. Means the world ❤️ For next gen dress shirt from performance fabrics, check our product out on weardulo.com 👔
04:07
May 16, 2018
Slog 10 - #MarinIn🇧🇬
The usual slogfest of an update, this time Marin calling in from Bulgaria, where he is in the midst of preparing our first proper (more than 80 euro investment) product shoot. Give it a listen, share, rate and subscribe, your support means the world to us! Check out weardulo.com if you are in need of a next gen dress shirt 👔.
04:33
May 15, 2018
Slog 09 - Marin kills it and Julian plays tennis in a dress shirt.
We thank and respect your 👂 Please rate, subscribe and share with a pal, it really helps us in spreading the word about what we are doing. Thank you for following along and for more info about us head over to weardulo.com 🙏❤️
04:38
May 12, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E11 - Endcrawl
How to build a lean, profitable business that solves a problem in your industry On the show today we have Pliny and Alan from Endcrawl - a Saas solution for movie and TV end credits. If you are wondering what end credits are those are long lists of people who took part in a production that you see at the end of a movie or a tv show. In our conversation, we talk about how they solved a specific need and built a product around it, their Initial validation and road to an MVP, how they think about pricing models. We also cover how to deal with customer acquisition strategies and marketing to a wider audience. If you want to learn more, check out Endcrawl at endcrawl.com We are Marin and Julian, building DULO. We make the hassle-free dress shirt for entrepreneurs. Check it out on weardulo.com
33:58
May 10, 2018
Slog 08 - Choosing a model
We thank and respect your 👂 Please, rate, subscribe and share with a pal, it really helps us in spreading the word about what we are doing. Thank you for following along and for more info about us, head over to weardulo.com 🙏❤️
03:59
May 9, 2018
Slog 07 - New intro and outro
We thank and respect your 👂 Please, rate, subscribe and share with a pal, it really helps us in spreading the word about what we are doing. Thank you for following along and for more info about us, head over to weardulo.com 🙏❤️
02:34
May 8, 2018
Slog 06 - Small Updates
Subscribe, rate, share AND please, do give ANY feedback on how we can improve this format! ❤️ weardulo.com
02:37
May 5, 2018
Live from our fulfillment center - SLOG 05
Quick update from where we pack the shirts. If you like this format, subscribe, like, share. It helps us a lot! weardulo.com
02:16
May 5, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E10 - Jeremy Scharlack
How a YouTube Channel Evolves into a Business On the show today we have Jeremy Scharlack, founder of Mockup3D.com - an online 3D design tool. Jeremy is an experienced designer, former ad executive, and creative director. His latest venture - Mockup3D.com evolved from a YouTube channel of design tutorials. Today, Jeremy is documenting the whole process of building the software and the business. In our conversation we talk about how Jeremy realised the need for Mockup3D, his decision to start documenting, developing the product with a small group of users, and much more. Check out Jeremy's work at https://mockup3d.com We are Marin and Julian, building DULO. We make the hassle-free dress shirt for entrepreneurs. Check it out on https://weardulo.com
26:09
May 3, 2018
Slog 04 - Monthly Giveaway April
Please, subscribe, share and rate the podcast! It help us in spreading the word about our journey ❤️ Or visit our website at weardulo.com for THE dress shirt for entrepreneurs 👔 Thank you for listening! ❤️
03:03
May 1, 2018
SLOG 03 - Kingsday in 🇳🇱
Wrapping up the week at DULO HQ with a return to vlogging, more podcasting and our first Founder's newsletter. Like, share, subscribe if you enjoy this segment 🙂 More - weardulo.com
04:07
April 27, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E9 - Joseph Pack
Mental Health and Remote Work Welcome to The Early Days Podcast - a show about the hustle, the excitement, and doubts, the successes, and failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. My name is Marin and with my co-founder Julian, we interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting businesses. As we are building our own apparel company (weardulo.com), and documenting our early days, we wanted to go behind the scenes with other entrepreneurs and find out what their early days were like. Our guest today is Joseph Pack, founder of Pilotfish. Joseph is a serial entrepreneur who first founded a digital agency, then moved into healthcare, before he started Pilotfish. We dive deep into the impact a burnout had on his life and career, opting for a remote lifestyle, and building a business around the importance of mental health for remote workers. Check out more about pilotfish at pilotfish.io and connect with Joseph on twitter @josephpack
25:45
April 26, 2018
SLOG 02
New homepage. Student project update and plans for content in the next couple of days.
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April 25, 2018
Julian Ridin' Solo
Maybe SLOG 01
03:00
April 24, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E8 - Oliver Anwar
Side-Hustles and Profits at University Welcome to The Early Days Podcast - a show about the hustle, the excitement, and doubts, the successes, and failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. My name is Marin Gerov and with my co-founder Julian Samarjiev, we interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting businesses. As we are building our own apparel company (https://weardulo.com), and documenting our early days, we wanted to go behind the scenes with other entrepreneurs and find out what their early days, weeks, months, and years were like. Today's guest is Oliver "Ro" Anwar - a fitness and nutrition expert who is building a side-hustle while still at university. Oliver is the founder of roanwarfitness.com where he works with clients to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. In our conversation, we cover the origin story of Oliver's business, his smart strategies for using Instagram to grow his brand and business, and how he makes
31:55
April 20, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E7 - Nhat Vuong
One Man's Goal to Bring Clean Water to Lebanon Welcome to The Early Days Podcast - a show about the hustle, the excitement, and doubts, the successes, and failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. My name is Marin Gerov and with my co-founder Julian Samarjiev, we interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting businesses. As we are building our own apparel company, and documenting our early days, we wanted to go behind the scenes with other entrepreneurs and find out what their early days, weeks, months, and years were like. Our guest today is Nhat Vuong - founder of Water Inception. Water Inception is an organization dedicated to helping refugees in Lebanon by providing them an atmospheric water generator that will produce 400 liters per day of fresh, clean, drinkable water. Nhat is himself a former Vietnam refugee who grew up in Switzerland. In our conversation, we go behind the scenes to learn the backstory and the why behind Water Incep
38:45
April 12, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E6 - Robin Vander Heyden
How to Build a $50K/Month Agency Business Welcome to The Early Days Podcast - a show about the hustle, the excitement, and doubts, the successes, and failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. My name is Marin Gerov and with my co-founder Julian Samarjiev, we interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting businesses. As we are building our own apparel company, and documenting our early days, we wanted to go behind the scenes with other entrepreneurs and find out what their early days, weeks, months, and years were like. Today, we have Robin Vander Heyden - a serial entrepreneur, currently the founder of Manypixels - an unlimited design service for modern startups, agencies, and freelancers who need constant design help. Manypixels offers massive value for those who need on-demand, high-quality design work, at an affordable cost. Go ahead and check it out at manypixels.co In our conversation, we go behind the scenes to learn how Robin starte
27:02
April 5, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E5 - Ryan Heybourn
The Power of Community When Launching A New Business Welcome to The Early Days Podcast — a show about the hustle, the excitement, and doubts, the successes, and failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. My name is Marin Gerov and with my co-founder Julian Samarjiev, we interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting and building businesses. We go behind the scenes and try to unearth what their early first days, weeks, months, and years were like. Our guest today is Ryan Heybourn (@ryanheybourn) - the creator of instaaa.com - a service that helps you promote your business. Instaaa takes the stress out of marketing by promoting your business on 125 media outlets and directories for you. The whole process is really quick and simple, you should check it out! In our conversation, we learn the origin story of Instaaa, Ryan's career as a builder and programmer, hustling at a young age, jailbreaking phones, using niche communities like Reddit and Pr
23:08
March 29, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E4 — Mike McGrail
How to Start a Modern Marketing Agency and Grow Organically Welcome to The Early Days Podcast — a show about the hustle, the excitement, and doubts, the successes, and failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. My name is Marin Gerov and with my co-founder Julian Samarjiev, we interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting and building businesses. We go behind the scenes and try to unearth what their early first days, weeks, months, and years were like. Today’s guest is Mike McGrail — the founder and CEO of Velocity Digital — a marketing agency where he works with businesses of all shapes and sizes. Mike is also a regular speaker at events across the UK. He is also a podcaster, videographer and the inventor of trees! (Ask him about that last one on Twitter @mike_mcgrail) In our conversation, we learn the origin story of his marketing career, building an agency, his experience with Instagram, podcasting, and much, much more. If you enjoy the
35:08
March 22, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E3 - Tracy Osborn
Welcome to The Early Days Podcast — a show about the hustle, the excitement, and doubts, the successes, and failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. My name is Marin Gerov and with my co-founder Julian Samarjiev, we interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting and building businesses. We go behind the scenes and try to unearth what their early first days, weeks, months, and years were like. Today’s guest is Tracy Osborn. Tracy is the founder of Wedding Lovely — an online wedding planning web app and wedding vendor marketplace. She is also the author of the HelloWebApp and the HelloWebDesign books. Find out more about those on hellowebbooks.com And if you head over to Kickstarter now you can check out Tracy’s updated version of Hello Web App — version 2 — and become one of the first people to get the ebooks, paperbacks, and exclusive video tutorials that will teach you how to build your first web app. We had a great chat with Tracy about
52:06
March 15, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E2 - Armin Ghojehvand
Welcome to The Early Days Podcast - a show about the hustle, the excitement, and doubts, the successes, and failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. My name is Marin Gerov and with my co-founder Julian Samarjiev, we interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting and building businesses. We go behind the scenes and try to unearth what their early days, weeks, months, and years were like. On today's episode, we have Armin Ghojehvand, founder of Vitamin Buddy - a handy new subscription service that makes sure you get all the right vitamins to stay awesome. We go behind the scenes to uncover how the idea came to be, what prior experiences helped Armin on his journey, and where he wants to take the company in 2018. You can check out vitamin Buddy at vitaminbuddy.co.uk where you can fill out the quick survey and get a personalized vitamin plan. If you enjoy the episode and find it valuable, we would appreciate your support by liking, rating, su
28:43
March 9, 2018
The Early Days Podcast S2E1 - Konstantinos Synodinos
Welcome to The Early Days Podcast - a show about the hustle, the excitement, and doubts, the successes, and failures, the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. My name is Marin Gerov and with my co-founder Julian Samarjiev, we interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience of starting and building businesses. We go behind the scenes and try to unearth what their early first days, weeks, months, and years were like. On today's episode, we have Konstantinos Synodinos, CEO & FOUNDER of ChampionsID - the 1st ever marketplace of sports services for the contemporary athlete. We go behind the scenes to uncover how the idea came to be, what prior experiences helped Konstantinos on his journey, and where he wants to take the company in 2018. You can check out ChampionsID at championsid.com. If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, or tell a friend. It helps us a lot in spreading the word :)
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March 2, 2018
January 30, 2018
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January 30, 2018
January 26, 2018
02:25
January 26, 2018
Origins #44 -- DIY Product Photography
On this episode we go behind the scenes of how we instrumented our very own DIY product photoshoot. Have a look at it live here: https://weardulo.com
05:19
January 23, 2018
Origins #43 -- Sticking to who you are
On this episode we share some thoughts and reflections on our content strategy and general approach to running the business. Check out what we are doing: https://weardulo.com
04:57
January 18, 2018
January 16, 2018
03:00
January 16, 2018
January 14, 2018
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January 14, 2018
January 12, 2018
03:33
January 12, 2018
January 5, 2018
00:45
January 5, 2018
Origins #42 -- Taking time off in December
On this episode we talk about the importance of taking time off to recharge and refocus. At DULO we are redefining the dress shirt, making it a hassle-free experience. Learn more on https://weardulo.com
04:26
January 5, 2018
Origins #26 -- Practicality
On this episode from July 25th 2017 we build our first Shopify website. This is what we do: https://weardulo.com
04:08
December 7, 2017
Origins #25 -- Commitment to quality
On this episode of the show we go back to mid-July when we decided to double down on quality also when it comes to the content we were producing. This is what we do: https://weardulo.com
04:03
November 30, 2017
Origins #24 -- BrandCraft
On this episode of the Audio Experience we go back to July and refocus on building the brand. This is what we do: https://weardulo.com
03:32
November 23, 2017
Origins #23 -- Planning our first collection
July 4, 2017. On this episode we take a look back at the planning process behind our first Origins collection. You'll hear how we selected our colors and the few steps needed to close and prepare for the launch. This is what we do: https://weardulo.com For more updates on our journey: @weardulo on social
05:03
November 16, 2017
TDS 20 -- DevLifts
On this episode of the show we talk with JC Hiatt and Thad Daniels from DevLifts - a community that helps developers to cultivate a healthy lifestyle. We cover many topics around health and training, the guys share some tips for improving your posture, we cover their future plans and ideas for growing the community. JC and Thad come from two different backgrounds - one is a developer, the other a personal trainer. Combining their experience together, they decided to launch a community for programmers who want to improve their health and mental performance. In addition, they just started a podcast called "Refactor your body" to help them connect with other developers who take care of their bodies. The podcast has just launched, so you should definitely go check out the first episode and here their plans. Take a look at the DevLifts website at https://devlifts.io/ where you can read about the community and the program they offer. JC and Thad were so kind to give you, TDS listeners, a
52:10
November 11, 2017
Origins #22 -- The DULO Show
On this episode of the show e go back to June 27th, 2017 - the time we started The DULO Show. Podcasting has been a great networking tactic and here Julian shares some of our thoughts about it. Here's what we do: https://weardulo.com
04:40
November 10, 2017
Origins #21 - New vlog gear & first original segment
Jun 20, 2017. On this episode we reflect on some feedback we've received from our audience about branding shortcomings. Also, we came up with our first "original" segment! Check out what we do: https://weardulo.com
02:27
November 2, 2017
TDS 19 - Lynne Tye, Key Values
We have a chat with Lynne Tye, founder of Key Values (keyvalues.com). Key Values is a platform that helps match people with engineering teams that share their values. We went over building a product and company from scratch, processes, bootstrapping, and doing all that while preparing for an Ironman. Great conversation about the realities of starting a business and intentionally building a disciplined approach to life. We enjoyed it, hope you do too! Say Hi to Lynne (@lynnetye) and check out Key Values at: https://www.keyvalues.com/
46:00
October 28, 2017
Origins #20 -- On a Call with Our Supplier
On this episode we reflect on a phone call we had with our manufacturing partner, just weeks away from finalising our first production order. Follow our work: https://weardulo.com
02:45
October 26, 2017
Origins #19 -- Good Ideas and Opportunities
On this episode Marin shares his experience after a trip to Bulgaria in mid-May. Several meetings with friends and former colleagues resulted in a lot of inspiration and new perspective for DULO. What we do https://weardulo.com
03:38
October 19, 2017
Origins #18 -- Setting Up Shop
On this episode of the Origins Audio XP we go back a couple of months to share some considerations about setting up an ecommerce platform, online ads and fulfillment. Follow what we do: https://weardulo.com
03:17
October 12, 2017
TDS 18 - Chris Rasker, KANE
On this episode of The DULO Show we met with KANE — an Amsterdam based watch company. We sat down with the founder, Chris Rasker, who for the past two years has dedicated his time on building a sustainable business in a market that many may see as oversaturated with brands and options. What makes KANE a different type of company? The answer to this question you will hear from Chris himself in the episode, but a lot has to come from his vision and determination to build not just a company, but a platform. If you want to get a closer look at the process of building a watch company, this episode will provide you with a lot of practical points and experiences that Chris and we share about product development, sourcing and launching something new. Find out more about KANE: https://kanewatches.com Follow KANE on Instagram @kanewatches We hope you enjoy this episode with Chris from KANE :) -- This is The DULO Show - a podcast where we meet with fellow entrepreneurs who are building las
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October 7, 2017
Origins #17 -- Initial Product Feedback
On this episode, we share the initial reactions from our first batch of samples. We started by making 25 samples that we gave to testers (close friends and family members) to start our product development cycle. Follow our story on https://weardulo
03:40
October 5, 2017
TDS 17 - Peter Larsson, The FLAWD podcast
In this episode we talk to Peter Larsson host of The FLAWD (Focused Lifestyle and Winning Disciplines) Podcast, where he talks about optimising performance and lifestyle. He is also a coach in productivity/mobility/running and CrossFit. We cover everything from performance tips, as well as habits that can be established to increase productivity and well-being in general. We call him the European Tim Ferriss and enjoyed the chat very much, we hope you do too! Check out Peter at: Website - http://www.flawd.se/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisisflawd/
24:49
September 30, 2017
Origins #16 -- Julian Back Home
On this episode we go back to the time when the very first sample shirts arrived. Follow our story on https://weardulo.com.
02:42
September 28, 2017
TDS 16 - Richard Taylor, Harrison Blake Apparel
On this episode we talk with Richard Taylor from Harrison Blake Apparel. We cover Richard's entrepreneurial journey, his passion for writing and we go deep on what it takes to make a podcast. A lot of specifics and practical advice for everyone who is interested in starting a podcast! Find out more about Richard by following his podcast The Life of a Gentleman: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/t... Harrison Blake Apparel: http://www.harrisonblakeapparel.com/ We hope you enjoy this episode! Thanks for the time! -- We are building DULO - an apparel company, dedicated to removing the hassle involved in looking sharp. As part of our journey we are connecting with other business leaders, entrepreneurs and doers who are working towards building something of their own. Learn more at https://weardulo.com
31:02
September 22, 2017
TDS 15 - Papa Joe Aviance
In this episode we sit down with Papa Joe Aviance to talk about losing 250 pounds by walking, recording a top 10 record hit, as well as building a brand around a wide array of personal passions, ranging from fitness to music. We also chat about how he created a comic book character and an apparel brand. Fascinating conversation, that we hope you enjoy as much as we did! Check out Papa Joe at: Website - http://www.joejoenow.com/ Twitter -https://twitter.com/PapaJoeAviance Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/papajoeaviance/
52:38
September 17, 2017
Origins #15 -- Soft Launch Feedback
On this episode we share what the initial perception of our soft launch was like. Follow our story on https://weardulo.com.
03:25
September 15, 2017
James Lee, Columbia West College || The DULO Show Ep. 14
On this episode of the show we meet James Lee who is the co-owner and marketing chief at Columbia West College​. We talked about the origins of the school, an incredible journey that started in Korea and ended in Los Angeles. Moreover, we cover how CWC is running clever marketing strategies to drive student recruitment and engagement. We also talk about technology, running a business and patience. It was a pleasure talking to James and we hope you guys find a lot of value in this conversation. We sure did! You can find out more about Columbia West College here: https://www.columbiawestcollege.edu/ Follow CWC on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/columbiawestc/ -- We are building DULO - an apparel company, dedicated to removing the hassle involved in looking sharp. As part of our journey we are connecting with other business leaders, entrepreneurs and doers who are working towards building something of their own. Learn more at https://weardulo.com
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September 8, 2017
Origins #14 -- Soft Launch
On this episode, we share our first impression as full-time content creators. We go over the decision to start executing and share with the world about our project. If you want to hear more of our story, check out https://weardulo.com and subscribe for the podcast.
04:20
September 7, 2017
Nathan Kontny, Highrise: Chemistry, Software Development and CRM || THE DULO SHOW Ep. 13
In this episode we sit down with Nathan Kontny, CEO of Highrise, a spin-off company from Basecamp. Highrise is the sweet spot CRM, when Excel is too little and Salesforce is too much. Nathan talks about how he actually started out as a chemical engineer, before going into computer science. We also talk about his experience at Y Combinator and how he became the CEO of Highrise. We wrap it up by discussing his approach to creating interesting content, both in vlog and blog formats. A greatly engaging chat, hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Check out Nathan at: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoJ... Twitter - https://twitter.com/natekontny Medium - https://medium.com/@natekontny Check out Highrise at: https://highrisehq.com/ About us: https://weardulo.com We are documenting the journey of building DULO. Make sure you don't miss out on the next chapters of our story by subscribing to our channel. Feel free to follow us (Marin & Julian) along on social as well: In
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September 2, 2017
Origins #13 -- Revisiting Patience
Faced with another delay regarding the production of our first batch of samples, we decided to not hold off anymore and start telling the world about what we are going to do. In the process, impatience was substituted with action as we started to share a lot of content online. -- We are building an apparel business and documenting every step of the way. Follow our progress and story on https://weardulo.com
03:32
August 31, 2017
Dimitar Mihaylov: Building Something Worth Dying For || The DULO Show Ep. 12
How do you turn a passion project into a lasting, sustainable business? Dimitar Mihaylov, founder of BB-Team, shares his experience on building something worth dying for. On this episode Dimitar shares how he is running a business dedicated to making people better, how important it is to get people to do, not just consume information about health & wellness, fitness, using technology and the internet to execute on the company's mission and much, much more. Find out more about BB-Team here: https://www.bb-team.org/ And make sure you follow Dimitar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dmihaylov We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did! -- https://weardulo.com We are documenting the journey of building DULO. Make sure you don't miss out on the next chapters of our story by subscribing to our channel. Feel free to follow us (Marin & Julian) along on social as well: Instagram: https://instagram.com/weardulo Facebook: https://fb.me/weardulo SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/weardulo
36:59
August 25, 2017
Origins #12 -- The Patience Game
On this episode we share some thoughts on being patient and how we dealt with a little delay along the way. There is no point in waiting and be frustrated when something doesn't play out as you expected. Instead, regroup and keep executing. Moving forward. -- Follow along @weardulo on social or on our website https://weardulo.com where we regularly share updates of our process of building the business.
03:05
August 24, 2017
ROWLAN: Advice for artists and entrepreneurs from a born hustler || The DULO SHOW Ep. 11
What does it take to be a successful hip-hop artist? 6 years of hustle before you are ready for the grand stage! On this episode we had the pleasure of talking to Rowlan, a rising hip-hop star! In a very short and sweet conversation we dig into his creative process, how long it took Rowlan to emerge on the rap scene, the impact a post from Gary Vaynerchuck (@garyvee) had on his career recently and much more. If you are an artist or entrepreneur you should watch the full episode because throughout Rowlan drops a lot of insights and wisdom about making something new and delivering it to an audience. Listen to Rowlan's music: - SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/rowlan - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1QQxgPT4qgPLps6RFTLCjJ - Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/rowlan/id407878492 And follow him on social @rowlan We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did! -- https://weardulo.com We are documenting the journey of building DULO. Make sure you don't miss out
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August 19, 2017
Origins #11 -- Trip Retrospective
On this episode we do a debrief on the accomplishments of the trip to meet the samples. Hear some thoughts about how we were thinking about the progress and process up to that point. -- We want to remove the hassle involved in looking sharp. Starting with a non-iron, wrinkle-resistant, four-way stretch, moisture wicking dress shirt for men and women. We want to save you time and bring peace of mind for when you are busy executing on your craft. Follow our progress at https://weardulo.com or @weardulo on social
02:37
August 16, 2017
Double F Clothing || THE DULO SHOW Ep. 10
In this episode, we sit down (us in chairs, he in his car ;) with Cisco, founder of Double F Clothing. Number 10 is a milestone of an episode, entering double digits and also the first guest we've had who is from our own industry. We talked about where the name and the idea for the company came, how he went about realising it, as well as the design and manufacturing process. A very real chat about what it takes and the steps needed to get an apparel brand off the ground. We also peak into the future a bit and discuss who he would love to collaborate with. Check out Cisco and Double F Clothing at: Website - http://thisisdoublef.bigcartel.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsDoubleF/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/double_f_clothing/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - We want to remove the hassle involved in looking sharp. Starting with a non-iron, wrinkle-resistant, four-way stretch, moisture wicking dress shirt for men and wome
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August 12, 2017
Origins #10 -- Meet The Samples
On this episode we meet the very first samples...and they were yellow! Listen for the details and how and why we ended up with yellow samples in the first place. The full post you can find here: https://medium.com/the-needle/origins-10-meet-the-samples-78c220945e4c -- We want to remove the hassle involved in looking sharp. Starting with a non-iron, wrinkle-resistant, four-way stretch, moisture wicking dress shirt for men and women. We want to save you time and bring peace of mind for when you are busy executing on your craft. We are at the final stretch of our product development cycle and very close to opening our store! Follow our progress at weardulo.com or @weardulo on social
02:56
August 9, 2017
ITALIAN FOOTBALL TV || THE DULO SHOW EP. 9
On this episode of the show we had Italian Football TV and we talked about their experience building the brand and their online presence - consistency and persistence being prominent variables in their approach. Listen to how our guests describe turning their passion into a business. Apologies for the quality of the audio on this episode (we had some technical difficulties in post production). -- We want to remove the hassle involved in looking sharp. Starting with a non-iron, wrinkle-resistant, four-way stretch, moisture wicking dress shirt for men and women. We want to save you time and bring peace of mind for when you are busy executing on your craft. We are at the final stretch of our product development cycle and very close to opening our store! Follow our progress at weardulo.com or @weardulo on social
37:28
August 7, 2017
Origins #9 -- BizDev in Bulgaria
On this episode we go back to Bulgaria for the second time to register the company and take care of some extra administrative tasks. -- We want to remove the hassle involved in looking sharp. Starting with a non-iron, wrinkle-resistant, four-way stretch, moisture wicking dress shirt for men and women. We want to save you time and bring peace of mind for when you are busy executing on your craft. We are at the final stretch of our product development cycle and very close to opening our store! Follow our progress at https://weardulo.com
02:42
August 3, 2017
You asked, we answered || THE DULO SHOW EP. 8
It's time for some good ol' fashioned QnA! Earlier this week we asked you to submit questions about our business and we answer a collection of these on this episode of the show. If you enjoy this format, let us know in the comments below. -- We want to remove the hassle involved in looking sharp. Starting with a non-iron, wrinkle-resistant, four-way stretch, moisture wicking dress shirt for men and women. We want to save you time and bring peace of mind for when you are busy executing on your craft. We are at the final stretch of our product development cycle and very close to opening our store! Follow our progress at https://weardulo.com or @weardulo on social
10:54
July 31, 2017
Origins #8 -- Second Trip Home
On this episode we go down memory lane to our second trip to Bulgaria where we met with our manufacturing partner and saw a first prototype for our dress shirts. -- We want to remove the hassle involved in looking sharp. Starting with a non-iron, wrinkle-resistant, four-way stretch, moisture wicking dress shirt for men and women. We want to save you time and bring peace of mind for when you are busy executing on your craft. We are at the final stretch of our product development cycle and very close to opening our store! Follow our progress at https://weardulo.com
02:42
July 27, 2017
DULO Meets HOLLYWOOD || The DULO Show Episode 7
On this episode of the show we had a very special guest from Hollywood - Kent Speakman (@kentspeakman). Kent is a serial entrepreneur, entertainer and producer who uses the power of technology to bring attention to important social causes. Combining LIVE streaming, high-quality production and the power of celebrity, he is able to raise interest about charity events and causes that people can stand behind. In his own words: "such events, without the possibilities new technology provides, would only be available to a 1000 or so people, so why not open this up to a larger audience". Kent started out as a chef, transitioned into entertainment through the agency world, and eventually started to work on his own businesses. Currently, he runs KNEKT.TV - an award winning Los Angeles based production and live streaming company. The focus is producing world class live and pre-recorded HD broadcasts from exclusive events, concerts, performances, charity galas, fundraisers and red carpet shows, a
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July 21, 2017
Origins #7 -- Thoughts on Marketing Strategy
Document, don't create! This is the strategy we have adopted at DULO for our marketing and content creation activities. Inspired by Gary Vaynerchuk, we decided early that this would be the best approach to start putting our product, content and brand out in the world. -- We are building an apparel business and documenting every step of the way. Follow our journey on https://weardulo.com
03:28
July 20, 2017
Fighting for survival, persistence, and building up coworkers || The DULO Show -- Episode 6
We sat down with Hristo Georgiev, CEO and founder of Centroida - a Bulgarian software development company. Hristo shares his fascinating entrepreneurial journey - from the last few months at university, through the highs and lows of the past year and to the present day where he works with a team of 14! Centroida is working with both domestic and international clients and they are further growing their portfolio. It was an enjoyable conversation! Hope you enjoy it! Make sure you check out Centroida: https://www.centroida.co/ Find Hristo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hggeorgievcom Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hggeorgiev/ -- We are building an apparel business and documenting every step of the way. Follow our journey on https://weardulo.com
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July 15, 2017
Origins #6 -- Fabric Samples
On this episode Julian shares the process around the first shirt samples - the preparation of the brand, the fabric and more. -- We are building an apparel business and documenting every step of the way. Follow our journey on https://weardulo.com
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July 13, 2017
Evidence-Based Hustle || The DULO Show 05
In this episode we had the pleasure to sit down with a fellow Bulgarian - Nicola Tomov from Aesthetic by Science. In our chat with Nicola, we cover a wide range of topics around building a company in the fitness space, as well as leveraging current social media platforms to build a brand. Check out Nicola and Aesthetic by Science over at: Nicola's Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/ntomovABS/?ref=br_rs YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/IronStalik Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aestheticbyscience/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aestheticbyscience/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - We are documenting the journey of building DULO. Make sure you don't miss out on the next chapters of our story by subscribing to our channel. Feel free to follow us (Marin & Julian) along on social as well: Instagram: https://instagram.com/weardulo Facebook: https://fb.me/weardulo Snapchat: https://snapchat.com/add/weardulo Twitter: https://tw
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July 8, 2017
Origins #5 -- Branding
On this episode we share how our brand name was conceived, including the variations we went through and the reasoning behind our final choice. -- We are building an apparel business and documenting every step of the way. Learn more about our brand and our non-iron dress shirts from performance fabrics on https://weardulo.com
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July 6, 2017
It's just marketing, bro || The DULO Show 04
We are talking to Andrew Maff, head of marketing for Scubana ERP and more. Andrew lives and breathes marketing - truly his passion and he sure drops some #knowledge bombs about the industry. -- We are building an apparel business and documenting every step of the way. Follow our journey on https://weardulo.com
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July 1, 2017
Origins #4 - Some Learnings
On this episode of the Origins Audio XP we share some thoughts on starting a business. -- At DULO we are building an apparel business and documenting every step of the way. Follow our story on https://weardulo.com
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June 29, 2017
Building an audience, delivering value || The DULO Show 3
We sit down with Mitch Fraker (@mitchfraker) - a great guy who builds a career as a personal trainer as well as a marketing consultant. We met Mitch on Instagram, hit it off quickly and decided to have a call and talk about his vision and ideas for his career. Connect with him on social, we highly reccommed it! We are building an apparel business, documenting every step of the way. Visit weardulo.com to learn more!
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June 24, 2017
Origins #3 - Trip Back Home
On this episode we take a trip down memory lane to revisit our first scouting mission to Bulgaria. Back then we knew almost nothing about the industry and were looking to fill in the gaps and potentially, find a supplier to work with.
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June 22, 2017
From $500 to a several million dollar business || The DULO Show 02
On this episode we met with Johnny Bunn of Redeemed Productions (redeemedproductions.com) who built a wedding photography business from $500 to several million dollar business. We connected with Johnny on Instagram, because we found a common interest in documenting our entrepreneurial journeys. We talk about that, business and how he makes important decisions. Hope you enjoy this episode. We had lots of fun recording it! -- We are building an apparel business and documenting every step of the way. Follow our journey on https://weardulo.com.
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June 17, 2017
Origins#2 - Planning the Trip
On this episode we are planning a trip to meet with potential sourcing and manufacturing partners. -- This is the Origins Audio Experience, produced by DULO. We are building an apparel business, documenting every step of the way. Visit weardulo.com to learn more!
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June 15, 2017
How do you optimise your energy? || The DULO Show 001
How do you optimise for energy? When you are building a business you need a lot of energy reserves to deal with all the issues and work that is part of the process. It is not always smooth or easy, so you need a good amount of energy. In this conversation with Marin, Julian and a guest (Boyan) we talk about the ways we optimise energy levels and we share some tips on the topic. This is the very first episode of The DULO Show where we will answer questions not directly related to the business. If you enjoyed it and found it useful, we would appreciate your like and share!
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June 11, 2017
Origins 001
This is the first episode of our "Origins" podcast - an audio documentary about building an apparel business. On this episode, Julian gives a very quick introduction into our worlds - the people, the product, the idea of DULO.
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June 8, 2017
The one we talk about ourselves | DULO PODCAST 000
In this very first episode of our podcast we talk about ourselves. A friend was visiting us and we took the opportunity to introduce who we are and what we do. *** We are documenting the journey of building DULO. Make sure you don't miss out on the next chapters in our story by subscribing to our channel. Feel free to follow us (Marin & Julian) along on social as well: Instagram: https://instagram.com/weardulo Facebook: https://fb.me/weardulo Snapchat: https://snapchat.com/add/we... Twitter: https://twitter.com/weardulo Medium: https://medium.com/the-needle
47:48
April 16, 2017
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