The Unseen Struggles of Founding a Startup with Jodie Imam

Founders Fortitude

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In this gripping episode of Founders Fortitude, Jodie Imam opens up about her challenging journey while starting her first tech startup, Occasional Butler. She candidly shares the emotional toll it took on her, leading to a state of paralysis and semi-depression. Jodie talks about the importance of mentorship and how a single coffee meeting helped her reset her expectations and find her business’s flywheel.

– Jodie’s first tech startup was Occasional Butler, aimed at helping families with small jobs around the home and office.
– Launched with high expectations but faced a harsh reality of zero customers for three months.
– Reached a point of extreme stress and anxiety, feeling “frozen” at her desk.
– A pivotal coffee meeting with mentor Delia Timms helped her reset expectations and find a new direction.

Tune into Founders Fortitude to gain insights, find encouragement, and realise you’re not alone.

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About Founders Fortitude

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