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The Startup Menyu

The Startup Menyu

By Menyu
Are you the working class guy/girl looking to bootstrap your own business but need direction from people who are in your same position? The Startup Menyu will provide you with insights from the co-founders of Menyu on how we run, start and manage our business hoping you can take our wins and loses and turn them into motivation for you. Email us at with any question you may have.
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S3 E17 Notify Next Barbershop Update & Progress
Closing out the year and starting a new chapter in a startup is hard. Listen in on some of what we have going on in trying to drive notify next to the next level. 
February 18, 2021
S3 E16 Menyu Monthly Startup Stats and Progress
Listen in on the progress menyu has been through for the month of November as the year winds down. Were back to our normal scheduling of posting and still going strong so listen in on all the new updates coming up and if you have any questions reach out to us at
January 25, 2021
S3 E15 Update and Progress on the Notify Next Startup
As the year comes to an end, we look at the progress of notify next and some of the new updates that we have come up with. Still a slow start in gaining traction but a lot of great things are ahead. 
January 06, 2021
S3 E14 Notify Next Progress Update
As we get later into the year covid still starts to cause issues with the restaurant industry. Today we go into talking about the barbershop venture and some of the updates and progress we have made with certain clients thats using the software. If you're a barber or know a barber looking for a great piece of software to run their business, check us out at We would love to hear your feedback and opinions on the podcast and software at
December 21, 2020
S3 E13 How barbershops can enhance their walkin and appointment experiance
Listen in on todays episode of The Startup Menyu as we talk about some ways to promote the startup and get barbershops to start using it. We come up with a plan to see how we can get inside of a shop and start to get a group of barbers to start adding clients to the digital kiosk. If you are a barber and would be interested in checking out great software for your walk-in and appointment clients to help make you more money, signup and check out
December 05, 2020
S3 E12 Menyu update during the covid spike
We have automated our startup menyu even more by adding in an additional worker who goes out and seeks the menus that our employees will type. we also talk about some of the current events that are occurring and how its affecting restaurants and potentially our startup but we still continue to push forward. Listen in on some words of encouragement and also let us know how your handling your business during the pandemic at 
November 16, 2020
S3 E11 Final Startup Testing Phase for Notify Next
In this episode we talk about our final stage of testing for notify next and our plans to launch and find our first customers. We have a client lined up to test the first implementation of the application in Youngstown Ohio.  Tune in next time to hear if we launch to our first customer and how its going. If you have any questions in regards to the product or today podcast reach out to us at We would also love to hear about your business or startup issues or success stories. 
November 02, 2020
S3 E10 September Menyu Status and Update
In todays episode we talk about the minor slump that we had in September as a company, what else can you expect from 2020? Although one of our sharpest drops in Menyu history, tune in to hear some of the details of what's going on. If you have any questions in regards to todays episode or in general feel free to reach out to us at 
October 16, 2020
S3 E9 Final Testing and Updates on the Startup
Notify Next, the startup that has to do with barbers being able to manage their barbershop, is in the final stages of testing for the appointments module. Before covid Notify Next only was built to work with walkin customers, but with the current circumstances with barbers only allowing so many people in the shop a lot of barbers have switched to appointments. With that transition we have implemented the ability to allow barbers to take appointments giving them more flexibility in how they manage their shop.  Listen in on some of the new things we have come across and our next steps in launching the product. again if you have any questions in regards to any of our episodes reach out to 
October 03, 2020
S3 E8 Menyu August KPI Business Review
This episode we talk about how our august went and a little bit about how September is going. So far a strong start to the end of the user with a slight slump but hopefully nothing major. Listen in on Episode 8 of Season 3 and hopefully we can give you some great insights into our business. If you have any questions feel free to always reach out at or on instagram and facebook @themenyuapp
September 24, 2020
S3 E7 - Why hiring the right Sales team can really help your startup grow
List in on the direction we decided to go in terms of either taking the initial investment or continuing to bootstrap Notify Next. We also talk about our decision to hire a top level Sales Member at a whopping $175/hr.  I know sounds crazy right? Listen in on our reason why and maybe you may look to hire one yourself. Reach out to us with any questions on today's episode at
September 03, 2020
S3 E6 - Monthly Menyu SaaS Stats Update and Statistics
Covid is still amongst us but we still keep pushing forward. In this weeks episode we talk about the stats that we accumulated for the month of July. We still continue to see a growth in traffic to our site and revenue. We almost closed in on 40k visits to our site. Listen in on how our journey is going and we would be happy to hear about your business growth also. Reach out to us at for more info.
August 24, 2020
S3 E5 - Building a SaaS and Investment Opportunites
We were approached about getting investment on our Barbershop application Notify Next. Listen in on some of the ideas that we talk about and what we could do with a potential investment. If you have questions on how it went reach out to us via email for more details enjoy and rate our podcast.
August 08, 2020
S3 E4 - The current and future state of the restaurant business during covid-19
Listen in while we talk about some of things that are still going on during covid-19 in the restaurant industry. We talk a little of what we think the future state of the restaurant industry will be and currently how its going around us. We still continue to advance Menyu with more restaurant menus. Check us out at reach out to us with any questions at
August 03, 2020
S3 E3 - Covid 19 and Developing the New Saas Product
Covid is still a problem and on the rise throughout the United States again. We talk a little about how we hope moving into the barbershop application will not be effected to much by covid and the state of Menyu. Listen in message us any questions at If you would like to be featured let us know your business and we'll shout you out.
July 23, 2020
S3 E2 - Monthly Menyu Website Update
This episode we get back to what started it all...Menyu! Listen in on some of our monthly stats for June. Coronavirus is still currently going strong and hope that everyone stays safe during these times. Reach out for any questions by emailing or visiting
July 14, 2020
S3 E1 - Finding your next startup idea
We all want to find a great product that everyone will like and enjoy when starting a business. In today's episode we talk about some ways you can go about figuring out a great idea for your next startup. Sometimes all it takes is listening to the people around you. Tune in and reach out to us at and on social media for more questions and suggestions. 
July 08, 2020
S2 E20 - Useful tools you can use to help build your startup.
Building a startup can be hard, but also choosing the right platform to use without technical knowledge can be even harder. We are in no way sponsored by any of the platforms we talk about but listen in as we talk about how we utilize tools such as Amazon aws, Laravel programming language and more. If you have any questions in regards to some of the tools that we mention today reach out to use at for more information.
June 29, 2020
S2 E19 - Building Additional Revenue Streams
In this episode we talk about how we have the opportunity to work with another startup that could potentially make money by selling an online product to barbershops. Menyu is still in full effect, but with covid 19 and a lot of the automated tools we have put in place, we have been able to automate a lot of time we used to put into the site Menyu down to our workers. This now gives us time to operate building a product that could potentially pump money into our existing restaurant service and continue to watch both companies grow. If you like what you hear leave us a review and follow us on social media @themenyuapp and visit our website and shoot us a email with any questions.  
June 19, 2020
S2 E18 - Shedding light on the Year to Date State Stats
Dispite everything that is going on this year, the year to date stats for multiple states have been already better than last year. This shows a positive uptick in areas that we are putting great menus in. Listen some stats on states that we used to perform low the current status of Menyu.  Check out our site at and if you have any questions about our podcast or site reach out to us at 
June 12, 2020
S2 E17 - We have started the journey on a new website
No we have not abandoned Menyu, but we have built it to run so well by itself that we have the time and ability to build something along side of it. Menyu being a marketplace will take time to generate a lot of money behind it so we have automated so much of the process we have not had to put as much work hours into it lately. With that being said listen in as we talk about the new business venture with an outside friend.
June 04, 2020
S2 E16 - Whats the status of the restaurant industry during the corona virus times?
Listen in on how we talk about some of the changes that are going on during these times with restaurants and how we are doing during these times. The corona virus has taken a toll on the restaurant industry but we continue to pull through in getting the best restaurants added to the site. If you ever have any questions about the site, business, or restaurants we add email us at and don't forget to visit 
June 04, 2020
S2 E15 - stats during the coronavirus times
As we continue to dive into coronavirus still we still sit back and slowly watch our stats climb back up. Even though we are not where we want to be we are able to hold strong and still support the users who continue to use our site with new menus each and every day. Reach out to us for more information or questions at
May 27, 2020
S2 E14 - Exploring our new business venture and its opportunities
Join us in this episode of The Startup Menyu where we talk about our new startup called This site is a blog that will give entrepreneurs great information about starting a startup with some tips and tricks to gain momentum. As always reach out to us at for and questions.
May 12, 2020
S2 E13 - Exploring New Business Ideas pt 2
This episode we bring back more talk on some ideas to incorporate tech into new business sectors. There are a lot of great ideas out there that could make for good business ideas. Listen in to hear what we have to talk about and what we come up with. Share some of your ideas at and dont forget to visit 
April 29, 2020
S2 E12 - Coronavirus, Menyu Stats & More
Things still kind of slow due to Coronavirus so we talk a little about some new stats and dashboards in todays episode. Also talk a little on the impact of coronavirus and how its going to affect businesses in the future. Reach out to us anytime and check out our site and our new startup blog
April 19, 2020
S2 E11 - Exploring New Businesses
I know we have talked about keeping focus on one idea and driving it home, but our business is running so smooth by itself that we finally made a decision to branch out and build something else along with what we currently have. Building additional revenue streams can be very beneficial to any person or business. Tune in on some of the ideas that we come up with on possible ways to go in our next venture. Again you can always reach out to us at
April 15, 2020
S2 E10 - The CoronaVirus Slump has Slowed Traffic
Due to everything that is going on in the world today we come to you to talk about how the effects of the coronavirus has had on our business. Luckily we are healthy and hope so are you. How are some of you doing during this time. If you would like to reach out or join us on one of our episodes reach out to
April 07, 2020
S2 E9 - February Stats
Listen in on how we did during the month of February. Our website stats are slowly maintaining, but still a long way to go. Check us out at for new restaurants and information. 
March 31, 2020
S2 E8 - Building Leverage in your business
Building leverage is one of the biggest advantages in building a business. Without leverage it become very difficult to innovate in your company because all of your time will be sunk into one thing. Listen in on the advantages that leverage has brought us and how it can help you in your business growth.
March 22, 2020
S2 E7 - The revitalized business
The last couple of months was rough to get through with everything that has been going on with the google update. Now that our stats and traffic are back in full affect, we decided to talk about some things that have been going on with the website. questions or comments always reach out to us at and dont forget to visit for your menu needs.
March 14, 2020
S2 E6 - The Rise of the Stats
Stats are finally trending in the right direction and we are able to see some of our best menus start to get back to the rank they belong. Listen in on some of our top ten states that we have gained a lot of our traction from throughout last year and this current year. If you would like for us to build of a specific area that you live in email us at
March 04, 2020
S2 E5 - Menyu + Google Analytics
Google Analytics gives us great insights into how users interact with our site and where our customers are coming from. Listen in on some of the great stats that we track and how you could use them to better your online business. 
February 23, 2020
S2 E4 - Hear about the downfall of our google search traffic pt 2
Listen in on more about the google update that brought our growing website traffic to a downward spiral. Now after about 2 months in we are slowing seeing some of our traffic start to climb back up. Luckily for us we were able to maintain our site and not have to shut down but for some users that may have not been the case. If you were affected by the google update reach out to us and let us know how you are doing at
February 15, 2020
S2 E3 - Hear about the downfall of our google search traffic
Having an online content business has it's ups and downs. Listen in on how a single google update took our site from close to 2k visitors a day to as little as 200 users a day. For some out their who may have been affected, this may be your main source of income so we can see how this could be a difficult time. Tune in over the next couple weeks on how we ride the storm and see how we make out.
February 01, 2020
S2 E2 - Menyu Business Review & Update
In today's episode we break away from the traditional business talk and just discuss some of the new things that we have been working on within menyu and just the overall lifecycle of the current business state. Going forward as well it will help with keeping you guys updated on how we are doing and if you ever have questions or business questions, email us at
January 18, 2020
S2 E1 - Reviewing our KPI's and Yearly Goals
Todays Episode we go back over the yearly goals that we have set and see where we stand. We also talk a little about how 2019's goals will align with 2020 goals. If you are listening in on this episode wish us luck going into 2020 and we hope that you have a great year in your business or everyday work aspirations. Reach out to us in email at if you have questions and check out our site at
January 10, 2020
S1 E20 - To Automate or Not
 Building a business can lead to finding yourself doing a bunch of task that could either be automated or not. Automation is good because it helps free up your time for other things but at times automation should not be used. In todays episode we talk about the pros and cons of certain things that should be automated and how it can help your business. If you have any questions or would like to get some tips on things to automate reach out to us at 
December 28, 2019
S1 E19 - How to deal with copycats
When going into business, being copied can be a bad situation to be in. We here at menyu are not copyright experts of any sort but we are here to talk about some of the different things to look out for and also do your self to protect your business. If you have any suggestions or questions in regards to today's episode on protecting your business from copy cats, let us know at
December 20, 2019
S1 E18 - Knowing When to Quit or Not
The question a lot of people may have but may not know the answer to when running a business is knowing when to quit or not. We don't know the answer to that question but in today's episode we talk about some of the things you can ask yourself to make sure that your business is going in the right direction and you are not just beating a dead horse. If you have questions or would like to ask us anything in regards to your business or today's podcast reach out to us at
November 29, 2019
S1 E17 - Managing Your Time
Managing your time is one of the biggest aspects of starting a business. Everyone gets the same 24 hours in a day, it's all about how you manage every hour of it. Listen in and hear about some of the things that we do to help manage working a full time job and also putting in a decent amount of productive hours towards our startup each week. email us at with suggestions or questions on how you manage your time.
November 22, 2019
S1 E16 - Creating our First Hassle Map
Sometimes it helps to walk in your customers' shoes in order to better understand the steps they go through to do some job or to achieve some task within your organization. Today we talk about how we will be creating our first hassle map and many more in the future to better understand the issues that our customers have so that we can continue to make certain task easy for them. Reach out to use a if you have any question on how it turned out for us and maybe we could even help collaborate on one for you.
November 15, 2019
S1 E15 - Profit Models Part 3
Todays episode ends the 3 part series on the different versions of profit models that businesses tend to gravitate towards when figuring out how to run the business. I hope that these past couple episodes were informative and that you enjoy this last one to complete the series. Email us at to get more information about our business and don't forget to check out when searching for great food in your area.
November 08, 2019
S1 E14 - Profit Models Part 2
Today's episode starts off from last weeks series on profit models. We continue on giving good examples on 5 more great additional models such as Blockbuster Profit, Profit Multiplier Profit, Entrepreneurial Profit, Specialization Profit and Installed Base Profit. If you have any questions on today's episode reach out to us at or visit
November 01, 2019
S1 E13 - Profit Models Part 1
Today's Episode of The Startup Menyu is the first part of our three part series that talks about the different business profit models and where we at Menyu fit in at. Take the time to listen in over the next couple weeks of different models that we talk about and how we explain some real world examples of companies using these models. Hopefully you can take some insights out of this series and apply them to your business. Any Questions about the episode or about Menyu email us at or visit 
October 25, 2019
S1 E12 - Google Suite of Tools
Keeping track of where your customers land and spend time on your website can be very beneficial when building a website. In today's episode we talk about some Free and Paid tools provided by Google that help track the behavior of your customers and the reach of your content on the internet. We use these tools on a daily basis at Menyu and they have helped us go from 0 to over 35,000 monthly users in over 2 years of our website launching. Reach out to us at if you have any questions and don't forget to checkout
October 18, 2019
S1 E11 - Getting a Website Up & Running for your Business
Having a website can be one of the most important business decisions you make, so doing it the right way the first time is very important. In today's episode we talk about some of the details in whats needed to get a website going by detailing out both paid and free tools you can use for both programmers and non programmers. If you have questions on your existing or non existing business website, email and a web developer with close to 20 years of experience will get back with you.
October 11, 2019
S1 E10 - Quality - The Startup Menyu
Addressing quality with your business can go a long way in creating a long term relationship with your current and future customers. As you build up the quality of your business you start to create a lot of long term value for your business. In today's episode we talk about some of the details of quality and what we currently are doing at Menyu to make sure we are keep quality at it's highest standard. Reach out to us at for any questions or more info on today's or previous episodes.
October 04, 2019
S1 E9 - Creating Value - The Startup Menyu
In this episode we talk about the different aspects of value and how  making sure that the business decisions that you make are not only creating value for the company but also providing a value for the customer. Check out this article here  by the Harvard Business review on the 30 elements of consumer value. Modeling your business off the value pyramid can give you a great path in making sure that you align your goals with what consumers gravitate towards. If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to ask us a questions in regards to your business drop us an email at 
September 27, 2019
S1 E8 - Measuring Your Business with KPI's - The Startup Menyu
Keeping track of key metrics in your business can help you align goals for where you want to be in your business. This episode goes through some of the metrics we kept track of at Menyu over the last two years. After listening to this podcast we hope that you will be able to find areas in your business that can help you measure how you are doing. Any Questions about this episode or previous episodes,  email us at and don't forget to check out
September 20, 2019
S1 E7 - The Stages of Business - The Startup Menyu
Listen in on tips to figuring out where you are at in your business stage. Hear how we plan to move into the next stages of our business and ways you can move forward as well. Any Questions on today's episode, email us at
September 13, 2019
S1 E6 - Building a Social & Restaurant Discovery Platform - The Startup Menyu
Listen in on how the Menyu team brings an exciting new beta feature to the website called List Creation. Menyu now gives you a way to save all of your favorite or potential restaurants you would like to visit into a personal list to be able to view them later without having to search throughout the site or through your house again. Although we are in beta, feel free to visit now and signup. We will have continued updates to this feature based on your feedback. Email us at for any questions on this episode.
September 06, 2019
S1 E5 - Forming a Business & Keeping the Books - The Startup Menyu
This episode we talk about how we legally formed our business and became Menyu LLC and how it benefits you to make sure that you become legalized at some point also. We also get into how keeping a simple record of your financials can help with knowing where you losing or profiting on the company.
September 01, 2019
S1 E4 Revenue Streams - The Startup Menyu
Everyone cannot get millions of dollars or quite their jobs to start business, but you can turn a profit on your business by taping into the correct revenue streams and marketing channels. Tune in to see what we use at Menyu to generate revenue to help grow our business while still keeping a full time job.
September 01, 2019
S1 E3 - Finding Market Fit & Channels - The Startup Menyu
This episode talks about helping you find your market fit, reaching your target audience and staying focus in your startup venture. Tune in to listen for way to reach customers without spending tons of money!
September 01, 2019
S1 E2 - The Pivot - The Startup Menyu
Sometimes things don't go as planned! Listen in on how we failed at gaining traction on our mobile iphone application but instead of giving up we pivoted to a more successful platform quick and steady without losing focus. 
September 01, 2019
S1 E1 - The Intro - The Startup Menyu
Meet Adam, an IT manager/Entrepreneur who has over 20 years of Programming experience  talk about how Menyu was started. This is the first episode of many from 2 hard working guys with full time jobs helping each other build a business from the ground up. Listen, gain some knowledge and enjoy!
September 01, 2019
Brief Podcast Intro Update
This is a short episode that updates you on some information we discussed in the first episode about not releasing podcast 
September 01, 2019