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The Startup Junkies podcast is hosted by Jeff Amerine and the team at Startup Junkie. We’ll cover topics ranging from getting started, planning, growing your business, proving your concept, leadership, marketing, exit strategies and so much more. We’ll interview business owners, entrepreneurs, experts and people we think will bring value to our audience. Subscribe, and together we'll take your business to the next level.
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This is the Startup Junkies Podcast. These are the stories of the people that are afflicted with creating the next great products and services that are going to change lives - not just in America, but worldwide. We're going to tell the stories of the next great beer producer, products and apparel makers, and the stories of people that don't accept the status quo and that want to make things better. 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast.

Aug 9, 2021

Summary

Welcome back to the Startup Junkies Podcast! In this episode, Shelby Matussak joins our hosts Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley and Davis McEntire to discuss his transition from unemployment to board game creator. From making a passion project into a business, the importance of face-to-face human interaction, and why asking for help is so hard as an entrepreneur; this episode is packed with helpful information. As founder of Dead Lemon Games and creator of the new board game hit Lonely Undead, Shelby's grit, optimism, and creativity inspired all of us here at Startup Junkie!

Thanks for tuning in!

 

Shownotes

(1:17) Introducing Shelby Matussak

(1:49) Introducing Dead Lemon Games & Lonely Undead

(5:52) Displacement of Unemployment

(12:59) Board Games & Pandemic Parameters

(15:53) Funding Dead Lemon Games

(18:36) Co-Founder Scott Forbush & Round Mountain Coffee

(23:55) Advice to first-time Creators

(26:43) Defining Future Success

(30:20) Advice to Younger Self

(32:30)Wrap Up

 

Links

Caleb Talley

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire

Shelby Matussak

Dead Lemon Games

Lonely Undead Facebook Page

Lonely Undead Kickstarter

Lonely Undead Instagram

BoardGamesOnABus

Scott Forbush

Round Mountain Coffee

 

Quotes

"I don't think there's any substitute for being in a physical space, with a number of people, and being set forth with a problem or an objective and having to work together to sort of accomplish a shared goal. Whether it be a friendly competition or it could be cooperatively. "(5:22)

 

"[On product feedback] And as a new entrepreneur, start small, start close to yourself, like, look at your friends, look at your family, see what resources you have… maybe you can figure out how to weave them into your process." (25:56)

 

Definitely don't take on everything yourself. Even if they're small tasks and you have friends that can help... if you do have to kind of crunch some numbers and outsource a couple of things to make and keep yourself sane, do that, that's way more important. (31:55)

 

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