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How Sara Sutton Built FlexJobs and The 1 Million for Work Flexibility Initiative

How Sara Sutton Built FlexJobs and The 1 Million for Work Flexibility Initiative

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Sara Sutton about the lessons she learned as an entrepreneur. Sara shares some advice on relationships with cofounders and the importance of trusting your gut.

Sara Sutton is the CEO and founder of FlexJobs, an award-winning, innovative career website for telecommuting, flexible, freelance and part-time job listings; CEO & founder of, a one-stop resource for remote teams and companies; and founder of the 1 Million for Work Flexibility initiative. Sutton Fell is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum. She was named as a Young Global Leader (class of 2014) by the World Economic Forum for her work in technology and the employment fields.

Some Questions Kreig Asks Sara:

– What was the most scrappy thing you did to as a team to get out of a low moment? (11:12)
– What’s your journey been like after building and selling your first company? (16:02)
– How have you grown FlexJobs into the successful company that is today? (22:00)
– What is one piece of advice you would give to a founder that’s currently in the process of starting a business? (27:32)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– How Sara dropped out of college to start and eventually sell her first company (2:02)
– How Sara’s parents reacted to her dropping out of school (7:31)
– The point Sara and her cofounder knew their company had the potential to be a successful business (9:15)
– Some of the challenges Sara and her cofounder had to overcome in the early days of running their company (11:26)
– Sara’s journey as an entrepreneur after selling her first company (16:12)
– The motivation behind Sara’s second company, FlexJobs (18:40)
– The advantages and disadvantages of having a cofounder (23:48)
– About the relationship between cofounders (25:13)
– The importance of trusting and listening to your gut (27:48)

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Also Mentioned on This Show…

Sara’s favorite quote:
“Life is a balancing act.”

Sara’s book recommendation:
Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz

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