StartupBros header image ≡ Menu

[World Premiere] Who are the StartupBros? Meet the Team Behind the Movement – About Us/Origins Documentary

Here’s something I’m extremely excited to show you :)

We’ve been working on a documentary for the past month or two – and it’s finally complete…

A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into the making of this documentary. But I think you will find it was well worth it!

You’re the first to see this – consider it the ‘world premiere’ of the StartupBros Origins Documentary…

There’s a lot of people out there trying to build communities like ours, but most of these communities fail.

I want to connect with you on a real, genuine, and personal level. That’s why we made this documentary.

So grab a bowl of popcorn, and get ready to meet ‘the real’ me/team behind the StartupBros ‘You Don’t Need a Job’ Movement…

Now – I have one favor to ask from you…

Our whole team is on the edge of our seats, waiting to hear what you think! Please comment below or email us and let us know…

After all, the only reason we’re here is to help you on your own entrepreneurial journey!

Together, we can make each other better and help each other build the lives of our dreams…

I look forward to hearing from you via comment or email.

Much love <3

7 Deadly Startup Sins

[Note: This is a guest post from our good friend Edmund Lowman. He has built the #1 rated chain of hostels in Thailand along with a bunch of other successful businesses that he’ll tell you about below. He’s also a rock star. Legitimately. He was in Red Jumpsuit Apparatus before becoming an entrepreneur. He knows what’s what–check it!]

These days having your own business is all the rage.

Everyone thinks it’s like the cool thing to do and it’s going to make them super-mega-crazy-boy-band-rich…

The truth is that it just may, but if that’s your only logic for jumping into the sea of sharks, unfortunately you are in for a very big surprise.

However, if you are staring at the sea of sharks and thinking to yourself, “Man I really want to punch that shark in the mouth,” or “This is going to be exciting as hell and hopefully I won’t get eaten,” well then my friend you might just have a fighting chance.

Based on my personal experience and experience coaching others, I’ve found that there are typically 7 deadly sins that are sure to sink your startup.

1. Not Validating Your Idea


If I had a dollar for every time that someone has come to me and said:

“Oh man, I have this great idea, I am developing this software that (insert useless task that no one cares about in the first place) it’s going to revolutionize the way people (poop in the streets, or something else useless) and then I would never ever have to work again and I would be able to spend way more time expanding my farmville empire.”

I think my favorite talk I have heard on this is from Derek Sivers, talking about Billion dollar ideas.

Basically he outlines the probability of [click to continue…]

Cold-Calling Your Way to $100k – A Step-by-Step Strategy You Can Use

Ever wonder what sales tactics startups and major tech companies use to scale?

I'll give you a hint: it's not this^

I’ll give you a hint: it’s not this^


Highly  successful companies such as Yelp, Seamless, and especially Groupon were built from the ground up through cold calling.

My first job out of college was doing sales at one of the coolest tech companies in the country, Google which has even tried to acquire that company several times. They went public back in 2012 and have over 100 million visitors to the site each month!

How do startups become massively successful like the ones mentioned above?

Well it starts with having a great product, then generating revenue. Companies like these recruit and train some of the best salespeople you will ever meet. The tactics they teach can help launch someone with literally no sales experience, to generating thousand of dollars in revenue for the company in a matter of months.

The amazing part of my job was seeing 23 and 24 year olds bringing in thousands of dollars each month for the company. Sales is a great field because it comes down to raw talent.

Who cares how old you are or how much tenure you have, the real question is: [click to continue…]

How Elite Entrepreneurs Do More With Less Time – 3 Science-Backed Brain Hacks You Can Start Using Today

As an entrepreneur, you know how important it is to optimize all your investments so you’re getting the best possible ROI.

You probably track your marketing ROI, your profits and losses, but what about optimizing the most important thing you’ve got working for you…your brain? [click to continue…]

How to Quit Your Job in 120 Days or Less

[Note: This is a guest post by our friend Ryan Stewart over at, you’re going to love it!]

Do you fantasize about quitting your job?

Read on, I can help you out.

About a year ago a good friend of mine called me up. He said:

Ryan, I hate my job, I’m miserable, I’m going to quit. You’re only 27 years old yet you have more freedom in your career than anyone I know. Teach me!”

I told him 2 things:

  1. Don’t quit your job. You don’t have to. If you quit your job, you’re going to be faced to make decisions out of necessity. It’s an ugly path and I don’t want to see you go down it.
  2. All I did was pick a web based skill and get really good at it. When you’re really good at what you do, people don’t give a shit where you work from.

Then I told him if you’re willing to make the effort to learn, you can do what I do too. In fact, I can tell you the exact path to take right here on the phone, it’s that easy.

My friend took my advice.

In just 120 days he was able to quit his job on his own terms. He now works from a coffee shop, is able to spend more time with his kids and has limitless upward mobility in his career.

This blog post shares the exact path I laid out for him on the phone that day.

[click to continue…]