SUP? Inside Stories About Building Our Profitable Businesses

Louis Nicholls, Mojca Žove

Follow along with Louis and Mojca as we grow our profitable businesses. We give weekly updates on the stuff that's on our minds and the challenges we're facing.

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Mojca and Louis give a recap — and an update — on how they're shaping up on their 2021 goals 1/3rd of the way through the year.You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

May 20

31 min 57 sec

While Louis is steaming ahead with taking SparkLoop upmarket, Mojca has been locked out of Facebook. Which isn't great if you run a Facebook ads agency.How will she get her account back? And is the new ecommerce store growing so quickly that it might not actually even matter?

Apr 22

34 min 34 sec

Mojca is dealing with amazing results for her new online store, and battling the feeling that she might not be doing enough hands-on work at her agency. Louis is just wandering around Portugal looking for somewhere to do pull-ups.

Apr 16

46 min 17 sec

Both Mojca and Louis are managing two big projects/businesses at the same time. In this episode they discuss how that has been affecting their health and exchange tips on how to do that effectively. 

Mar 17

38 min 11 sec

As Mojca and Louis settle into 2021, things are beginning to get a bit … chaotic. Louis’ partner at SparkLoop got a baby which leaves Louis overwhelmed with work (but very happy). Especially considering he just moved to Lisbon. Mojca on the other hand is busy with her new Ecommerce store — it’s going way better than she expected.

Feb 20

29 min 13 sec

This week — in an episode recorded in early January 2021 — Louis and Mojca talk about their goals and predictions for what the year 2021 has in store!

Feb 17

40 min 11 sec

It’s that time of the year again when we look back at our goals of the past year and either feel good about ourselves or … not so good. And considering what 2020 brought to the table, this is going to be an interesting exercise.In this episode, Mojca and Louis follow Anne-Laure Le Cunff’s framework to review their 2020 in categories like Work & Business, Health & Fitness, Hobbies & Creativity. Listen to this episode to hear how they rate themselves on a scale from 1-10 and make plans for 2021. 

Feb 10

48 min 14 sec

The new year is coming and the anticipation of 2021 is building! That’s why Mojca and Louis decide to talk GOALS.Their approach is totally different. Where Louis is used of not planning a year ahead because his priorities frequently change, Mojca is different. She takes 2 weeks off in December every year just to plan her upcoming year. Listen to this episode to hear about their different approaches. Which one do you like better? Louis' comparison pages: https://sparkloop.app/viral-loops-alternativeYou can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Dec 2020

48 min 11 sec

Progress! After their last talk, Louis finally gathered enough courage and decided that it’s time to hire someone. He already made the first step and started looking for the new hire. What happened surprised him …With incoming holidays, Mojca is swamped with work. Holiday time is typically one of the most stressful times for an advertiser and Mojca will tell you why.This episode also features Mojca and Louis’ first fight about working hours! You don’t want to miss Louis calling Mojca “weird”. You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Dec 2020

47 min 2 sec

The 360 Bootcamp that Mojca co-hosted just finished! It’s been a super exhausting week for her and she spills the tea on organizing the event, how she and her colleagues approached it, and how they knocked it out of the park. Louis is however struggling with something different — content creation. The vision he has for SparkLoop is to move in the direction of a media company, offering value and education to his users. But with so much on his plate, is this really where he should be spending his time? Or is it time to make a hire?Mojca and Louis, each with their own struggles. Here’s how they tackle that together.You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Nov 2020

45 min 39 sec

Louis hasn’t had the most productive week. The network in Switzerland was down for 3 days, which introduced a whole new set of challenges. Thankfully, Mojca filled the productivity quota for him. She closed a new client, sold out an online workshop she’s been preparing with Nina and Masha, and finally started working with new contractors.In this episode we talk about SparkLoop’s new free tool: Reactions. How does this fit into SparkLoop? Louis talks about the big plan and strategy. Sometimes you need to think bigger and more long-term if you truly want to succeed. You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Nov 2020

51 min 13 sec

Louis’s week just took a dark turn — his gym has closed because of COVID. With gym equipment also being sold out, what will he do now? Luckily, he was able to keep himself busy and launched a free tool called Reactions. Meanwhile, Mojca was busy closing clients and preparing an online workshop with two friends. Louis also talks about his experience with mastermind. Being a member in one has really helped him grow as a business owner, but Mojca talks about how finding that kind of a mastermind isn’t that easy. Listen to the episode to find out more. 

Nov 2020

47 min 10 sec

With the US elections and another lockdown looming in Slovenia, Mojca is struggling to be productive. We talk about how to come to terms with that, and what - if anything - you can do to regain that lost productivity when the world is too distracting.You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Nov 2020

42 min 38 sec

Mojca is determined to launch her Science of Facebook Ads course before the end of the year. She shares her progress and talks about the challenges. While relaunching a course may sound straightforward, it requires a lot of work if you want to make it work.We talk about what it takes to make the launch of a new course successful, how to think about course pricing, and more.Louis talks about the new partners he's bringing on with SparkLoop. They talk about the approach Louis is taking with bringing new partners on and the results he's expecting. You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Nov 2020

47 min 15 sec

Wondering how Mojca's relaunch of The Science of Facebook Ads is going? In this episode she's talking about finding a good way to engage her audience and prepare them for the relaunch. She's also struggling with determining if running an affiliate program for the course is worth her time.Meanwhile Louis takes us behind the scenes and talks about the process of creating a free course for SparkLoop. Creating engaging content is not as easy as opening up a document and start writing. If you really want to make it good, there's a lot more that needs to be done beforehand, starting with research.Listen to the episode to find out more about how they approach those challenges.You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Oct 2020

33 min 10 sec

Wondering how Mojca's relaunch of The Science of Facebook Ads is going? In this episode she's talking about finding a good way to engage her audience and prepare them for the relaunch. She's also struggling with determining if running an affiliate program for the course is worth her time.Meanwhile Louis takes us behind the scenes and talks about the process of creating a free course for SparkLoop. Creating an engaging content is not as easy as opening up a document and start writing. If you really want to make it good, there's a lot more that needs to be done beforehand, starting with research.Listen to the episode to find out more about how they approach those challenges.You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Oct 2020

33 min 4 sec

If you've been itching to hear about the super secret details of how Louis and his team got ConvertKit to invest into SparkLoop, you're in it for a treat. Listen to this episode to hear more about how it all started, who approached who, and what's going to happen now. Hint: This wasn't your traditional investment. Listen to find out more!You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Oct 2020

30 min 13 sec

Welcome to our very first episode! We (Mojca and Louis) introduce ourselves, talk about our motivations for starting the podcast, and share what listeners can expect from future episodes.Mojca is busy hiring (or trying to hire) two new team members for her agency, Super Spicy Media, so that she has more time to focus on her upcoming course launch.Louis is just trying to keep his head above water, after closing an investment and a large partnership deal for his SaaS product, SparkLoop.You can find Mojca and Louis on Twitter at @mojcamars and @louisnicholls_ --> come say hi!

Oct 2020

33 min 15 sec