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Hi, I’m Joel Louis founder of Startup Dad Headquarters (HQ). I’m on a mission to help extraordinary Father’s of today who are / want to be fully engaged in every aspect of their children lives and who are also trying to figure out how to purse their dreams of entrepreneurship in order to leave a legacy behind.

Our vision at Startup Dad HQ is to inspire and enable one small business launch every single day by father’s all over the world.

On, Father’s Day, 2014 I launched Startup Dad HQ, a business interview show / podcast, focused on the intersection between The Evolution of Dads and Entrepreneurship. Each interview takes us through the journey, of our guest,. They share their failures, bumps and bruises and their rise to the top as they navigated through the complexities of Fatherhood, Entrepreneurship and Life.

Startup Dad HQ also features webinars and live interactive workshops with content experts in all areas of Fatherhood and Entrepreneurship.
Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
-Wolfgang von Goethe
What matters most to me and everything that I do is for my family. I am married to a gorgeous NICU nurse and we have three beautiful daughters under the age of 6. I know in no time they will be off to college so my time with them, right now!, means more than anything.

Who am I? Well I like to think of myself as a Fortune 100 Corporate Dad gone ROGUE! After nearly 14 years as a highly successful manager at Intel Corporation I decided, enough was enough, it was time to stop working on someone else’s dream and start working on my own. It took me almost a year and a half of self exploration and lots of sleepless nights to pinpoint my true passions but when the dust settled it was clear! I wanted to build a platform that focused on the extraordinary Father’s of today who are fully engaged in every aspect of their children lives and have also managed to purse their dreams of entrepreneurship in order to leave a legacy behind.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Robert Hartline, Entrepreneur Father



Robert Hartline is the founder of Call Proof. As a serial entrepreneur, he built his businesses to where today they generate $24 Million in total revenue. His expertise around sales and automated follow up sequences helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and sales people.


In this episode Robert shares his journey as a serial entrepreneur, husband, and father.  Here are some of the key points he shares in this episode:



  • Being completely present on the home front

  • Crafting your life around your business working for you and not you working for your business

  • Why cutting out time from your commute can help you with your time

  • Mastering the art of selling

    • Finding what works for you



  • E-Myth: Are you a Technician, Manager or Entrepreneur

  • Focus

    • Leading

    • Learning

    • Thinking about how to make this business better



  • The importance of creating value that your customers will pay for

  • Managing your expectations regarding revenue from your business

  • The importance of putting your income back into your business rather than empty assets

  • The definition of income producing assets

  • The importance of thinking outside the box

  • What it means to start small and invest in something bigger

  • Creating challenges to develop the critical thinking skills of your children




So many of these entrepreneurs are working with their hands and not their brains.Robert Hartline


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The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools




  • What's your secret sauce? Out of the box thinking

  • What is one time management tool? ScreenCast

  • How do you stand out above the noise: Focus on a small niche

  • What is a habit that attributes to your success as a Husband, Father, and Entrepreneur? Waking up early

  • Manage Health: I work out 7 days a week

  • Book every StartupDad should read from a Fatherhood and Entrepreneur Perspective: 48 Laws of Power



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Thinking, Leading & Learning | Robert Hartline | Episode 139
Robert Hartline, Entrepreneur Father
Robert Hartline is the founder of Call Proof. As a serial entrepreneur, he built his businesses to where today they generate $24 Million in total revenue. His expertise around sales
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Russ Rufino is startup dad entrepreneur who shares his journey from a bartender who wanted to be an actor to presently, only working 20-30 hours a week on his successful business.  Here are some of the key points Russ shares in this episode:



  • How starting your own business can lead to other opportunities, not only for yourself, but for your entire family

  • Balancing life being a new dad, a husband, and an entrepreneur

  • Building a company that basically runs itself to spend more time with your family

  • Breaking down misconceptions by changing the way you think

  • Using what you have learned to help you in your business

  • Understanding your target audience

  • Generating income online

  • Creating an atmosphere where you have no choice but to work your business out

  • How to make "The 4 hour Work Week" work for you

  • Steps on how to take action:

    • Meet other peoples need

    • Solve the problem

    • Create the solution

    • Figure out how to sell it online

    • Hire people that will get you the results you want



  • Investing in yourself to invest in your business

  • Creating a business with your skill-sets

  • Creating a solution that works

  • The definition of premium pricing

  • How to build a successful team



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Success is meaningless unless you have people to share it with, and that's your family.Russ Rufino


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The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools




  • What's your secret sauce? Empathy

  • What is one time management tool? Set very tight deadlines

  • How do you stand out above the noise: Empathy, stop talking about yourself, and start talking about the problems you solve

  • What is a habit that attributes to your success as a Husband, Father and Entrepreneur? Spend time everyday visualizing the life I want

  • Manage Health? I work out, nutritionist and trainer

  • Book every StartupDad should read from an Entrepreneur Perspective: How to Get Rich



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If you want to create this extraordinary life, you've got to pay the price, you have to find a way to learn what you need to learn.Ruff Rufino









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Russ Ruffino

Episode Image HERE -->> Russ Rufino is startup dad entrepreneur who shares his journey from a bartender who wanted to be an actor to presently, only working 20-30 hours a
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Entrepreneur Dad, Fatherhood,



Tanel Jappinen (TJ) is 31 years old former sales manager and salesman. Originally from Estonia, Europe. He worked 11 years for the US-based corporation and built $1M+ sales organization before leaving that job in Oct’15 to stay home and build his online platform.


TJ is an entrepreneur dad who shares his journey on fatherhood as well as his recent leap into full-time entrepreneurship.  He also shares why he decided to take the leap and what he has learned so far.  Here are some of the key points Tanel shares in this episode:



  • How putting your family first can provide the clarity you need to taking the leap

  • How sales and entrepreneurship can go hand in hand

  • Having a financial cushion before taking the leap

  • The importance of a supportive spouse

  • Building a business based on fatherhood

  • Managing your time on your business and your home life

  • Managing tasks

  • Monitoring expenses, investing in self-education and spending wisely




Becoming a dad was a very influential experience, it completely changed my priorities in life.Tanel J


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Brand New Father, Brand New Venture | Tanel Jappinen | Episode 134
Entrepreneur Dad, Fatherhood,
Tanel Jappinen (TJ) is 31 years old former sales manager and salesman. Originally from Estonia, Europe. He worked 11 years for the US-based corporation and built $1M+ sales organization before leaving
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