JhM5j6MRWhether or not you’ll ever run your own startup as a solopreneur, there are plenty of lessons to be learned from someone who has successfully built a company from the ground up.

Eric Bandholz of Beardbrand shares with us his secrets to running a successful startup, what it was like to appear on Shark Tank and how he and his co-founders structured their partnership in the biz.

Beardbrand started, like so many solopreneurial ventures do, as a personal passion project. It was Eric’s hobby. He had always considered himself a beardsman (and an entrepreneur) and wanted to share his grooming tips with other bearded men.

On this episode Eric and I go into detail on how he took his business from a passion project to a partnered business endeavor, the how of going on Shark Tank and what it was like making the pitch for Beardbrand knowing it would be seen by millions. You’ll have to listen in to get the full story, then find the link to his episode of Shark Tank below to see for yourself!

QUESTIONS OF THE DAY: Have you brought on a partner? How did you arrange equity if you did? If you haven’t partnered with anyone, would you? Why or why not?

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Selected Links From This Episode

Learn more about BeardBrand here
Stylecon, Modern Men’s Style Conference
Shark Tank
BeardBrand’s Shark Tank episode
StartUp Weekend

Here’s More About BeardBrand

Reach out to Eric on Twitter
Watch some BeardBrand videos on YouTube
Be inspired by Eric and his BeardBrand co-founders on Tumblr