Aug. 12, 2022

How to Optimize for Learning as a First-Time Founder — Alex Breen, Founder of BnB Buyer

How to Optimize for Learning as a First-Time Founder — Alex Breen, Founder of BnB Buyer

When Alex Breen (@alexbreen7) was 14, he started a business on eBay flipping phones. 
His buddies, who were working at ice cream parlors and coffee shops after school, just couldn't understand how Alex was making 2-3x what they were each pay period by "p...


When Alex Breen (@alexbreen7) was 14, he started a business on eBay flipping phones. 

His buddies, who were working at ice cream parlors and coffee shops after school, just couldn't understand how Alex was making 2-3x what they were each pay period by "playing on his phone."

Today, Alex is working full-time at a late-stage startup by day, and building his own business, BnB Buyer, by night. 

In this episode of Zero to (point) One, Alex and Zach discuss:

  • How to optimize for learning as a young, first-time founder
  • The pros and cons of having a full-time day job
  • The pros and cons of working on multiple projects at the same time
  • How to know when it's time to outsource task to a VA
  • How to get to $500 in MRR with a niche newsletter business 

Follow Alex on Twitter Here

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About the Show

Zero to (point) One is hosted by yours truly, Zach Busekrus (@zboozee).   

I’m an entrepreneur in residence at a marketing firm by day and building my own start up Sponstayneous by night.   

Sponstayneous brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb.  My wife and I co-founded the company while living full-time on Airbnb last year.  

There’s a lot of podcasts out there that feature entrepreneurs:

  • once they’ve gone public
  • once they’ve had an exit
  • or even once they’ve made their first million.  

But not as many that feature the first-time Product Hunt launchers, the Indie Hacker that has yet to go viral on Twitter, or the micro influencer who wants to build their first niche product.   

And there’s where this show comes in.

Zero to (point) One features a collection of ideas that may go nowhere, or just might change the world, from people you've never heard of, who may just become household names.   

A nod to tech founder Peter Thiel's Zero to One framework, Zero to (point) One explores the beginnings of (very) early-stage creators and entrepreneurs whose first chapters are still being written.    

Each guest featured on the show has MRR of $500 - $10k (no more and no less) or has 10k - 100k followers on Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter.   

Come and meet the next generation of builders wherever you get your podcasts every Friday morning.   

If you’d like to be on the show or if you know someone who might be a good fit for the show, send me an email at zach@sponstayneous.com or DM me on Twitter @zboozee.   

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