Startup Dad Headquarters Podcast: Father | Entrepreneur | Family | Leader | Coach







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Justin Worsham and Startup Dad Headquarters Logo


"Let's get algebra out of high school and let's teach courses on building your own business." Justin Worsham

Justin is a family man from Modesto, CA. His three albums, “I’m a Good Husband,” “Paternally Challenged,” and “I Love My Kids…I Swear” are featured on Blue Collar Radio on SiriusXM. 

He has also been seen on Comic Without Borders with Russell Peters on Showtime and Played Jimmy Kimmel in Not Another Celebrity Movie. 

Justin is the host of a comedy podcast for Dads called “The Dad Podcast” that is featured as one of Stitcher’s Top Parenting podcasts.

He lives in Burbank, CA with his High School sweetheart and their two boys.


#StartupDad #Parenting #Comedy

Direct download: Justin_Worsham_Final.mp3
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Benjamin Carlson & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

"Fatherhood is working for myself and showing my son he can do the same." Ben Carlson

Ben grew up in rural Minnesota where he spent the majority of his free time around his grandparents farms. 

Armed with a high school diploma, a few credits from a technical college and a desire to learn and better himself he taught himself how to program in PHP and In 2000 he turned his love of programming into a job building custom websites back in Minnesota, for a failed startup during the dot-com bust. 

After missing a few paychecks at the startup, he went to work for Dennis Kirk, Inc. and ran the development team which took the site from $900k/year to $36MM/year. Ben lives with his son in Frisco, Texas

Ben's Website: HERE

#StartupDad #Parenting #WebDesign


Direct download: BenCarlson_Final.mp3
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As promised a, #StartupDad Life, bonus episode... In this episode I share some behind the scenes of Startup Dad Headquarters and how I'm managing, balancing, STRUGGLING, with everything going down here... 


  1. I talk a little bit about how you can support the show by leaving a review HERE
  2. Doctors Visits (GI Specialist)
  3. Unexpected 4hrs getting new cell phones (switching providers).
  4. Date night with the wife.
  5. Resources mentioned:
  6. Upcoming guest on the show:
    • Ben Carlson: Monday
    • Justin Worsham: Tuesday
    • Jim Palmer: Wednesday
    • Jim Adams: Thursday
    • Brain Shea: Friday
Direct download: BonusEpisode1_June28th.mp3
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Armando Cruz


"Concentrate on the things that matter and eliminate all the fluff." Armand Cruz

Armando is a husband, father, entrepreneur, adventurer, lifestyle physical therapist, ultra-runner, & performance coach.

He is the owner of Cruz Country Fitness & Physical Therapy and the creator of the R.I.C.H. Man Experience. 

Armando has climbed mountains, has ran over 50 miles in a day in the swamps, has lived out of his car, and has rollerbladed and surfed in hurricanes but his biggest adventure has been fatherhood.


Direct download: ArmandoCruz_Final.mp3
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Lane Fournerat & Startup Dad Headquarters

"If you want to do YouTube, open up your camera and do it. Bust-out the camera and start talking to it." Lane Fournerat

Lane Fournerat (AKA LaneVids & TheFunnyrats) is a family of four who have been documenting their lives on YouTube for 6+ years now every day. 

They Fournerats believe that families are meant to learn, explore, and be together and they show individuals how to do that in their daily family Vblogs! 

Next step for the Fournerats is selling their home, buying and living full-time in an RV, exploring and learning about the world around us. 

#StartupDad #Parenting #Children #Smallbiz #podcast

Direct download: LaneFournerat_Final_mixdown.mp3
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Stephen Furnari & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

"One of the best things about taking the leap the first time, once you do will never be afraid to do it again." Stephen Furnari

Stephen Furnari is a corporate attorney and the founder of Law Firm Suites, an operator of executive suites for law firms, currently with two locations in New York City. 

Through its unique peer-based community, Law Firm Suites, has helped dozens of attorneys launch and grow successful law practices, and generates approximately $3 million in legal business for its attorney clients every year.

#StartupDad #Parenting #Children #Smallbiz #Fatherhood


Direct download: StephanFurnari_Final.mp3
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Geoff Woods & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

"When I seek advice from people on how to launch a business, I go to people who've already done it." Geoff Woods

Geoff (Jeff) Woods is the host of the Mentee Podcast. After hearing the Jim Rohn's quote that "you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" 

Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with high level CEOs and entrepreneurs. Fast forward, he is a now being mentored by many of these heavy hitters and he publishes the real conversations he has with his mentors on in his top business podcast The Mentee.  

Geoff has been featured in and is considered the authority on building meaningful relationships with high level influencers and mentors.

Direct download: GeoffWoods_Final_mixdown.mp3
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Mark Eckdahl & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo


"Create a vision of what you want your life to be like once you're successful, and then break it down to steps." Mark Echdahl

Husband to lovely Natalie Eckdahl, Dad to Aurora (13), Tahoe (3) and Jett (9 mo).  Co-Founder of ScheduleMax Online Scheduling, Podcast Producer, and now Podcast Host for Wisdom From Dads - a new perspective on creating memorable wisdom moments with your family.


#lean, #validation, #leanstartup

Direct download: MarkEckdahl_final_mixdown.mp3
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Susan Burns & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

"It doesn't matter if it's one person and they're making $10,000 a year or if it's five people and they're making $5 Billion a year. The law still applies." Susan Burns

Susan Burns is an attorney and professional speaker who believes that a business worth building is worth protecting. 

She also believes that small businesses make the world go round and continuously moves the needle of the legal field in helping entrepreneurs protect what matters most – their business. Susan’s focus is on providing practical legal advice to small businesses. 

To make that advice easily accessible, she founded Small Business Legal School. She regularly advises small businesses on expanding to Mexico and loves the creativity of small business owners.

Direct download: SusanBurns_Final_mixdown1.mp3
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Ryan Battles & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

"I'd rather be poor with a healthy family, then rich, successful and all alone." Ryan Battles

Ryan went from being a private school computer teacher at the age of 30, to a stay at home dad, to a web developer, and to a lead engineer for a venture backed startup in San Francisco over the course of 4 years. After 2 years there he decided to leave to build his own products, and share his experiences with others. 

Ryan has since built a small arsenal of online properties that combine to provide for a full-time income. 

Direct download: RyanBattles_Final_mixdown.mp3
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Wes Schaeffer & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

Wes Schaeffer is a proud father of 7 and a loving husband to his wife, Shannon. 

Wes is an open-mic comedy performer, keynote speaker, Air Force vet, T e d X p r e s e n t e r , a u t h o r , salesman, business owner, and copywriter, Wes is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in his field. 

He has influenced the lives of millions through his keynote speeches, podcast, books, training programs, CDs and videos, many of which have been utilized by Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, government agencies, churches, school districts and nonprofits

Direct download: WesSchaeffer_Final_mixdown.mp3
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Paul Angone & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

Paul Angone is one of the leading experts in the nation on the unique challenges facing the Millennial generation and how they overcome them. He’s the author of All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job!  and 101 Secrets For Your Twenties. 

He is also the creator of, which has received millions of views from 190 countries, a sought-after national speaker, and is the dad of two girls under four years old. 

Author, Startup Dad, Entrepreneur, National Speaker



Startup Dad Headquarters 2.0 Logo


Startup Dad HQ 2.0 is a podcast focused on the importance of fatherhood and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to help extraordinary fathers figure out how to purse their dreams of entrepreneurship and build a legacy for their children.

So if you're a dad trying to figure it all out and an Entrepreneur, Solopreneur, Small Business Owner or Wantreprenur looking for inspiration + motivation + step by step how to + ACTIONABLE advice then Startup Dad Headquarters is the podcast for you.

Startup Dad HQ hosted by Joel Louis delivers a consistent 5-days per week interview program. Each episode, Mon-Fri takes us through the journey of our guest as he shares his failures, bumps and bruises, and eventual rise to success as he navigates through the complexities of Fatherhood, Entrepreneurship and Life.

Each week we cover 3 stages of the Startup Dad Journey, which are:

Side Hustle Monday’s – Dads who are working a 9-5 and building their business on the side. |

Leaper Tuesday’s and Thursday’s – Dads who have taken the LEAP (1 – 5yrs) and earning between $50,000 - $250,000 per year.  |

Elite Wednesday’s – Dads who are crushing it in their business, earning $250,000 plus per year and most importantly they have obtained their definition of Freedom and on Friday’s we bring in the Experts (Expert Friday’s) to discuss Entrepreneur and/or Fatherhood.

The Startup Dad episodes are divided into 4 Segments | Segment 1: Family First - We make a connection between you and our guest | Segment 2: E! True Startup Dad Story - We dive deep into the early stages/behind the scenes of our guests entrepreneur journey | Segment 3: Real Dads Real talk - We asked the tough question (i.e. failure/fear/quitting, private health insurance, etc...) | Segment 4: Handy Man Toolbox - We ask our guest to provide you with tools to help you along your journey. Lastly we end with our most powerful question designed to "Inspire You Beyond" the episode.



Direct download: June_15th_Launch_Startup_Dad_Headquarters_2_0_mixdown.mp3
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Startup Dad Headquarters Family Portrait

- Monday's: StartupDad, Side Hustlers (30 minutes):Short chats (10-15 minutes) with Dads who have started building a business on the side, very early stages, while still working a full time job. I will wrap up these episodes by answering 1 or 2 questions (Q&A’s) submitted by Dad’s online through: Social Media, Directly on website, Email, Phone calls. etc… And you can access all the different ways to ask a question on the show notes page for this episode at

- Tuesday's & Thursday's: StartupDad, Leapers (45 minutes): Dad’s who have fully taken the leap (1-5yrs), and generating an income ($50,000 - $250,000/ year).

- Wednesday’s: StartupDad Elite (30 minutes):Highly successful Dad’s who have been crushing it for (3+ yrs),generating over $250,000/year and most importantly they have obtained their definition of Freedom.

- Expert Friday’s (1 hour) :Workshop/Webinar style conversation with EXPERTS in all subjects related to building an awesome business and being an awesome dad.

  • Business examples include: Legal, Accounting, Private Health Insurance, Website Design, Branding, Social Media, Marketing, Virtual Assistance, etc…
  • Fatherhood examples: Daddy bloggers, Authors, Dads with high performing/successful children, etc...
Direct download: StartupDadHQ_Version2_mixdown.mp3
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