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Mixergy - Startup Stories with 1000+ entrepreneurs and businesses podcast.

December 28, 2019

Mixergy.com "Learn from Proven Entrepreneurs." In over 1,000 interviews, Andrew Warner asks uncomfortable questions to dig deep into the success and failures of the most successful business founders and thought leaders. The ideas and stories are so powerful that hearing them will change you..

If you are an ambitious entrepreneur crafting your next upstart or startup, there is no greater "street smarts" education than Mixergy. Don't miss out! 1) Subscribe to this podcast. 2) Turn on automatic downloads. 3) Enjoy every new interview for FREE. 4) Go to http://MixergyPremium.com and unlock the full back catalog of audio & video interviews, PLUS over 200 cheatsheets AND over 200 exclusive courses taught by real experts on topics like "Mobile App Design," "Preselling," "How to have a profitable launch," "Affiliate Marketing," "How to Raise $1 Million from Investors." Sound good?

"In my 20s, with no outside funding, I co-founded a business that reached $30+ million in annual sales. Mixergy is the source I wish I had." - Andrew Warner, Founder of Mixergy.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Today’s guest started a virtual assistant company that I find especially interesting for a few reasons. One, she is a military spouse and she discovered an untapped resource in military spouses. They make ideal assistants and we’ll get into why in this interview. But number two, there are virtual assistant companies all over the place. How is she still growing?
We’ll find out. Michelle Penczak is the co-founder of Squared Away, which helps CEOs, VCs, executives, and startup teams get their time back through virtual assistants.

Michelle Penczak is the co-founder of Squared Away, which helps CEOs, VCs, executives, and startup teams get their time back through virtual assistants.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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Joining me is a Mixergy listener who has been distilling spirits in Huntington Beach. The distillery was doing so well that earlier this year they were hiring and starting construction on a bigger facility. Then COVID hit and everything came to a halt.
But then something else happened. They started getting emails, tons and tons of emails, asking for hand sanitizer.
So they pivoted to meet the local demand. Elena Kornoff is the co-founder of Surf City Still Works, a Huntington Beach distillery. I want to find out how she came up with the idea and how things changed after COVID.

Elena Kornoff is the co-founder of Surf City Still Works, a Huntington Beach distillery.


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Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

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Today’s guest created software that kept track of things like how often the janitor cleaned a bathroom in an office building. When COVID hit, his customers began cutting back.
He could have really freaked out, but he realized his technology could help companies ensure their people stay far apart from each other
The software pivoted to contact tracing and other features that keep people safe at work. I want to find out how he did it.

Ron Rock is the founder of Microshare, a API-based rules engines and robots to secure, control and safely share the IoT and other data.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




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Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who bootstrapped a company that enables non-designers to create designs quickly. He bootstrapped it outside of the San Francisco Bay area and the software works beautifully.
His story is the kind I want more of in order to encourage my audience during COVID. Christopher Gimmer is the founder of Snappa, which allows user to create graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more.
He told me before the interview started that his company is actually doing better since COVID hit. I want to hear how he built it up and what life is like now.

Christopher Gimmer is the founder of Snappa, which allows user to create graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

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My guest today has a background in working with influencers. He’s not a developer but he built software that allows user to share and discover the products they love.
Enric Gabarró is the co-founder of Picker.me, where you can share your favorite products with friends, with family, or with your followers. I want to find out how he built the first version even though he couldn’t code.

Enric Gabarró is the co-founder of Picker, which allows you to discover the products your friends and family love.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

Today’s guest is a Mixergy listener who runs a company that manages sales and operations for hotels and venues. I want to find out what a business like his is doing to stay afloat when hotels and venues are closed during COVID.
Bob Graham is the founder of Event Temple, venue management software for hotels, venues and restaurants.

Bob Graham is the founder of Event Temple, venue management software for hotels, venues and restaurants.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

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Joining me as somebody who I’ve been talking to via email for a while, and I’ve wanted to have on here and I’m so excited that he said yes to an interview.
So many entrepreneurs that I’ve interviewed had little businesses when they were kids. They’re usually so freaking proud of then that they can’t stop telling my producers about it. But so many of the stories ended with the business getting shut down by the school, by a teacher, or by the principal.
Well, today’s guest said, “What if we create a way to encourage kids to sell and create businesses? We’ll teach them how to do it and we give them everything that they need.”
Scott Donnell is the founder of MyFirstSale, which gives kids the life skills and confidence
to sell their products in a safe, friendly online environment.

Scott Donnell is the founder of MyFirstSale and Hapbee, a wearable device that allows people to pick the feelings they want to express, like happiness, calm and sleepiness.


Mixergy listeners can get the following promos:

www.myfirstsale.com/andrew ($20 off Sign Up)

www.hapbee.com/andrew (Indiegogo discount)


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Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


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This interview covers how Jason Fried’s company created Hey.com without user feedback, and why he says he’ll never give Apple a cut of its sales….even if Apple follows through on a threat to boot its iPhone app.

Jason Fried is the founder of Basecamp project management software and author of multiple business books, including Remote. His latest creation is Hey, an email account that reduces clutter and increases privacy.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

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Joining me is a guy who worked for General Mills, but he wanted to start his own company.
He started doing research and one of the things he did was go to Google Trends. He said, “Hey, I drink cold brew coffee and it looks like people are searching for cold brew coffee more and more. I’ll just try launching a cold brew coffee company.” He did. The company is called Bizzy Coffee and it’s been selling on Amazon.
Before the interview started Alex French, the founder told me that getting customers on Amazon is easy but now he’s transitioning to getting them to the website. I want to talk about that problem in the interview.
Alex French is the co-founder of Bizzy Coffee, which sells Organic Cold Brew Coffee on Amazon.

Alex French is the co-founder of Bizzy Coffee, which sells Organic Cold Brew Coffee on Amazon.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.


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Joining me as someone who listened and actually sent me a thank you note in 2014 that I still have. I want to talk about why he did that and what the result of gestures like that did for his business.
We’ve stayed in touch over the years and I’ve watched him go from being solid to finding his own path, to suddenly like knocking it out of the park.
His name is Chandler Bolt and he is the founder of Self-Publishing School. It’s an online education company that helps people write and publish books to grow their businesses.

Chandler Bolt is the founder of Self-Publishing School, an online education company that helps people write and publish books to grow their businesses.


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HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

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Joining me today is an entrepreneur who started several companies and did really well for himself. But he said, “These bigger companies want a piece of this startup action and innovation.
So he co-founded a company called Bionic, which seeds and launches startups.
I invited him here to talk about and also about the companies that he’s built leading up to this. His name is David Kidder and you might already know him as the author of The Intellectual Devotional among others.

David Kidder is the founder of Bionic which seeds and launches startups.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

I was supposed to do this interview weeks and weeks ago. But the day of the interview, I talked to Thomas and he told me that he had COVID-19. I had never heard of anyone who had COVID-19.
I got really worried for him and we stayed in touch. Eventually he recovered and he’s finally here to tell me about his business and his experience with this illness.
Thomas van der Kleij is the founder of Tapfiliate, software that takes care of all your affiliate and referral marketing needs.

Thomas van der Kleij is the founder of Tapfiliate, software that takes care of all your affiliate and referral marketing needs.


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HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

Joining me today is someone who is taking on merchant processing, an industry that has been around for YEARS.
Well, she came up with a brand new model and she nearly gave her idea away 8 times. She finally realized she had to go build it herself.
If you’re an entrepreneur (especially a female entrepreneur) wait until you hear how she bootstrapped her business. Suneera Madhani is the founder of Fattmerchant, subscription-style merchant services.

Suneera Madhani is the founder of Fattmerchant, subscription-style merchant services.


Sponsored by

HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

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Don’t worry, you’ll get some amazing business tips too.

Wil Reynolds is the founder of SEER Interactive, a digital design agency powered by big data.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

How do you sketch out ideas and collaborate in this world where we’re working remotely?
You’re about to meet an entrepreneur who had an idea for a solution years ago. He created it way too early and struggled for a long time. Today the world has caught up with him.
Mariano Suarez-Battan is the founder of MURAL, a digital workplace for visual collaboration.

Mariano Suarez Battan is the founder of MURAL, a digital workplace for visual collaboration.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

I have to be honest, even me, someone who loves entrepreneurs, had mixed feelings when I saw founders capitalizing on COVID in the early days.
For example, I saw someone pivot to start selling hand sanitizer. I thought it was a slimey move until I NEEDED hand sanitizer. It made me realize that these people who were filling in the gaps where the big companies fell short were really doing us a service.
Well that’s what today’s guest did as early as February. Robby Berthume is the founder of Berthume & Co, which sells hard-to-find items to deal with the COVID-19 crisis including face masks, hand sanitizer, PPE, and social distancing decals.

Robby Berthume is the founder of Berthume & Co, which sells hard-to-find items to deal with the COVID-19 crisis including face masks, hand sanitizer, PPE, and social distancing decals.


Sponsored by

ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.




Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

I remember talking to a friend in San Francisco who told me he was running into a problem with his employees that is never really talked about.
Well, today’s guest recognized this problem too and he came up with a really unique solution to deal with it.
Oren Barzilai is the founder of EquityBee, which helps startup employees get the money they need to exercise their stock options before they expire.

Oren Barzilai is the founder of EquityBee, which helps startup employees get the money they need to exercise their stock options before they expire.


Sponsored by

Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

Obviously you can’t do live in person events right now. Well, the founder you’re going to hear about today managed to pivot from live, in-person events to completely virtual in a matter of weeks. The way they did it is extraordinary.
The company is actually doing better post-COVID. We’ll talk about how and why in this interview.
Bari Baumgardner is the founder of Sage Event Management, which helps you to manage a profitable live event or create a successful online video launch.

Bari Baumgardner is the founder of Sage Event Management, which helps you to manage a profitable live event or create a successful online video launch.


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HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

I try hard. I try hard all the freaking time. But joining me today is a guy who’s not trying all that hard and the guy is killing it.
His name is Aaron Marino and the whole thing started out for him with a YouTube channel. It’s called Alpha M and he covers life, style, grooming, and fitness. There’s a long list of businesses. I want to find out how he did it.

Aaron Marino is the founder of Pete and Pedro, a mens grooming line.


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HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint

Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

Joining me is an entrepreneur said, “I created a good product, but if you’re going against trends, you’re rolling a boulder up a mountain.” But if you’re capitalizing on a topic or you happen to be in a topic that people are excited by, suddenly everything seems easy.
So today’s entrepreneur is someone who decided I have to make it easy for people to find these trends. I want to make it easy for myself to do it. His name is Joshua Howarth, he is the founder of Exploding Topics which makes it easy for you to surface rapidly growing topics before they take off.
I invited him here to talk about how he came up with the idea, what happens when you do jump on a trend.

Josh Howarth is the founder of Trennd.co which is an app that monitors Google Trends.


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I don’t think we’re in a place where we can say, “Here’s the way to build a successful company in the new economy today.” We just don’t know what the new economy is. But I’m looking to find the spots of hope that give us an idea of what’s possible.
Today’s guest is an example of that. Jesse Lakes is the founder of Geniuslink which makes localizing, tracking, and managing smart links simple. I want to find out how he’s doing better this year than last year.

Jesse Lakes is the founder of Geniuslink which makes localizing, tracking, and managing smart links simple.


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Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




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Today’s guest is Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS shoes. He made the slip on shoes that got everyone’s attention because every time somebody bought a pair of shoes, he donated a pair of shoes to somebody in need.
The company has donated 86 million pairs of shoes over the years. They’ve added other products, also using the one for one model. They have helped restore eyesight for 600,000 people. They’ve provided over 600,000 weeks of safe drinking water, and supported safe births for 25,000 mothers.
He sold a portion of the company at the time it was valued at $625 million. I want to find out how he did it.

Blake Mycoskie is the founder of TOMS Shoes, which designs shoes — as well as eyewear, coffee, apparel and handbags.


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One of the things that today’s guests noticed was how people were communicating visually with the introduction of the iPhone. I’m talking about GIFs.
Well, today’s guest said, “This is a new way for people to express themselves.” And he created a company whose goal is to enable us to use gifs to express ourselves on the platforms that we love. His name is David McIntosh and the company he created was Tenor.
He eventually sold the GIF search engine and database to Google. I invited him here to talk about how we did it.

David McIntosh is the CEO and founder of Tenor which is an online GIF search engine and database which was sold to Google.


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I am beyond the the guy who created mixergy. I’m now also passionate and curious about homeschooling after my kids were told that they couldn’t go to school because of COVID-19.
I think that the world is changing. I think there are many people like me who are in the in the world of homeschooling who are saying, I gotta take it on. I have to take it on. I’ll figure it out.
Well, today’s guest is the co-founder of Elephant Learning, a gamification of a proven curriculum. I’m curious about how the pandemic is impacting his business. So I invited him here to talk about it.

Aditya Nagrath is the co-founder of Elephant Learning, a gamification of a proven curriculum.


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When covid hit, Andy started Googling. Is there a way for a “regular guy” to create hand sanitizer? The big guys couldn’t keep up with demand. Maybe he could make & sell some.
He had a full-time job, doing marketing for Basecamp, the project management company. But in his spare time, he found the ingredients he needed and created The Detroit Sanitizer Company. This is his story.

Andy Didorosi is the founder of Detroit Sanitizer Co., medical-grade hand sanitizer manufactured to World Health Organization standards.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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She’s not a techie, like you and me. When New York told its citizens to stay home, Heather Gunn Rivera had to learn fast.
During this corona lockdown her Grassroots Fitness Project gym is 100% virtual. When the lockdown is over, her gym will have a new, online revenue source.

Heather Gunn Rivera is the cofounder of Grassroots Fitness Project.


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Today I have a guest who seems to enjoy the fact that he’s got this business that sells sheets in a market where people have no way of differentiating sheets and no interest in trying. Instead, he decided to go all in with personality.
Colin McIntosh is the founder of Sheets and Giggles, eco-friendly eucalyptus lyocell bedding.
I invited him here to talk about how he’s built it and what happened with his previous business. I also want to find out what he’s going to do now that the world is changing.

Colin McIntosh is the founder of Sheets and Giggles, eco-friendly eucalyptus lyocell bedding.


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I went on Twitter a few weeks ago and asked, “Who is doing well right now?” The response I got was surprising.
In today’s interview, I want to share one of the stories that I heard. Vishal Kothari is the founder of Tyche Softwares, which provides a variety of premium plugins for WooCommerce.

Vishal Kothari is the founder of Tyche Softwares, which provides a variety of premium plugins for WooCommerce.


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Dylan Jacob tried lots of hustles over the years, selling phone parts, cars, weed, whatever. He finally found his love with Brumate, where he makes and sells insulated containers for alcohol.
Then the coronavirus recession hit. At first, his revenues got clobbered, but check out what happened next.

Dylan Jacob is the founder of Brumate which designs products for beer and wine drinkers.


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eBay sucked for selling guitars and other musical instruments. So Yan Pritzker created an alternative marketplace, Reverb.

Yan Pritzker is the co-founder of Reverb which allows customers to buy and sell music gear online.


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Joining me is someone who didn’t think of himself as an entrepreneur. He was working at a company where he saw a problem and he developed a solution.
For a long time he didn’t recognize that the thing he created was actually a standalone business. It slowly evolved into that—we’ll find out how.
Hans-Kristian Bjerregaard is the founder of Clerk.io, an e-commerce personalisation platform.

Hans-Kristian Bjerregaard is the founder of Clerk.io, an e-commerce personalisation platform.


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We might be going through a bad economic crisis but joining me is a founder who grew up in an economic crisis. Her family had financial issues since the day she was born. And then, to escape a financial difficulty, she ends up creating a company back in 2008, at a time when we thought the world was falling apart.
That company is called Bailey’s Blossoms and today’s guest is Erin Hooley. She started out just making hair clips for girls.
The business has expanded so much since then. Their tagline is affordable, made beautiful, which I think will resonate in today’s world. I invited her here to talk about the business that she built.

Erin Hooley is the co-founder of Bailey’s Blossoms, an ecommerce clothing and accessories business.


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I’m excited about today’s guest because I think in the future, when computers can actually understand our emotions, we’re going to be thanking today’s guest.
Rana el Kaliouby is the CEO and Co-Founder of Affectiva which creates facial and vocal emotion AI platforms.
I invited her here to talk about how she’s giving companies the power to understand people as well as the practical implications.

Rana el Kaliouby is the CEO and Co-Founder of Affectiva which creates facial and vocal emotion AI platforms.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who launched his company back in 2007. Within a year, we hit that 2008 economic meltdown and the world changed.
And I asked him about it and said, you know, truthfully, I’m in betting so I think things would have been hard for us no matter what. But there’s no doubt that the combination of the two factors really made things difficult for him.
In this interview he talks to me about how it influenced his business and made him into a better entrepreneur.
Jason Trost is the founder of Smarkets, an online betting exchange.

Jason Trost is the founder of Smarkets, an online betting exchange.


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Nobody cared about local grocers like Bobby’s dad, the New York pork grocer. Then the coronavirus hit the world.
Bobby Brannigan created Mercato to give local grocers like his dad an easy way to sell online. It was a nice goal, he’s a good son, but Amazon was still beating him.
Then covid hit. Everything changed and consumers were open to trying new food. His 25-person company is on track to do a billion dollars this year.

Bobby Brannigan is the founder of Mercato, an online marketplace for independent grocery stores.


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Why is Gagan Biyani still smiling? He raised a reported $56.7 million from investors, and lost most of it.
This is the story of Sprig, the startup that made and delivered food. It’s also the story of Gagan, the founder who reached the success and happiness that we all aspire to.

Gagan Biyani is the co-founder of Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace.


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This is part of my series of interviews to understand what’s working in business during this difficult time.
Ankur Nagpal is the founder of Teachable, which allows creators to launch and sell online courses.
Teachable is a fast-growing company, but you won’t believe the metrics they’ve seen in the last few weeks.

Ankur Nagpal is the founder of Teachable, which allows creators to launch and sell online courses.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.




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Today’s guest is exactly what I was looking for when I put out a call on Twitter saying, “Is there anyone who’s doing well despite what’s going on with Coronavirus?”
Well, Michael Alexis is the inspiration I think we need. Just before this whole thing hit the guy bought Museum Hack, a company that takes you and your loved ones into museums. First of all, you can’t even get into museums right now–but you also can’t get next to your loved ones or anyone else.
How does someone suddenly running this business deal with the situation? He found a way to turn things around. He went online and created a business second business. It’s called Team building.com. They provide team building activities that your people will love, but it’s all done online.

Michael Alexis is the founder of TeamBuilding.com, Virtual Team Building Activities & Online Games for Remote Teams.


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Joining me today is an entrepreneur who created a beverage company and sold it to PepsiCo.
I want to find out how he sold his company but I also want to tear into this story, especially considering what’s going on in the world today.
His name is Bill Moses. The company I’d like to spend a lot of time talking about is called KeVita. If you don’t recognize the name, you’d probably recognize the bottle.
I want to find out how he launched it, how he grew it and why he’s coming back and doing an alcoholic beverage now.

Bill Moses is the co-founder of Flying Embers, Organic Hard Kombucha with live probiotics and botanical adaptogens.


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I invited Russell Brunson, the founder of ClickFunnels, to talk about how his business has been impacted the current economic situation.
I also want to talk to him about his latest book, Traffic Secrets and where he sees the opportunities for business right now.
Russell is also the founder of ClickFunnels, software that lets you design and create sales pages, landing pages and it lets you manage your entire sales funnel.

Russell Brunson is the founder of ClickFunnels, software that lets you design and create sales pages, landing pages and it lets you manage your entire sales funnel.


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I was feeling a little bit down about what’s going on in the world today. There’s the virus, but there’s also the economy that is taking businesses down and it’s hard to separate the two.
The interesting thing is that Noah is so freaking upbeat about this. He sees it as more than a situation that we need to get through. I want to get some hope from that. But the other thing that’s coming through with Noah is that he’s got this pumped up confidence that I’m also hoping we can absorb from him.
Noah Kagan is the founder of AppSumo, a daily deals website for digitally distributed goods and online services.

Noah Kagan is the founder of AppSumo, a daily deals website for digitally distributed goods and online services.


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I assumed all businesses were leveled and I got depressed. Then I started hearing about a few companies who are doing well. I wanted to understand why and revive my optimism.
In this interview you’ll hear how the sudden economic hit and the forced home isolation led would-be creators to finally start creating. They’re using Gumroad to sell their work online.

Sahil Lavingia is the founder of Gumroad which helps creators sell products online.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who has built a company that is doing well in this current crisis. I want to ask him about that.
He is also someone who happens to run a remote company. Liam Martin is the founder of Time Doctor, time-tracking for remote teams.
I want to ask him how the crisis impacted his annual conference which was set for April and how he’s helping people work remotely.

Liam Martin is the founder of Time Doctor, time-tracking for remote teams.


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When I see that some businesses are doing well despite the difficult times it gives me hope for my business.
I asked on Twitter to find out what companies continued to grow in the month of March and if their founders would be willing to share their stories to give us all hope.
Nick Cromydas is the founder of Hunt Club which allows customers to hire with trusted referrals from 10,000 experts

Nick Cromydas is the founder of Hunt Club which allows customers to hire with trusted referrals from 10,000 experts


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There’s a lot of talk about direct to consumer businesses, but as I walk through Target and other stores, I see what used to be direct to consumer products on the shelves. Like Harry’s, for example. They used to ship directly to you, that’s how they could give you such a low price, but now you could just walk through Target and pick it up.
Well, today’s guest did the opposite. She got into stores, she got all the attention and the legitimacy that comes with being in stores, and she said, “Actually, that doesn’t make sense. I’m taking my stuff off the shelves. I’m going direct to consumer.”
I invited her here to talk about how she’s doing it, why she’s doing it, and how she built her business.
Paula Blankenship is Founder of Heirloom Traditions Paints which is a paint with a built in bonding primer and built in wax.

Paula Blankenship is Founder of Heirloom Traditions Paints which is a paint with a built in bonding primer and built in wax.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur from Turkey. He raised money in Turkey, but his investor said, “You’ve got to just go business-to-business.” And so he shifted his business model and went b2b.
But it didn’t work. And the reason he says it didn’t work is because he failed to address a customer problem. Instead, he was just listening to his investors.
We’ll find out how he got through that painful period and how he turned things around by solving a particular problem. Burc Tanir is the founder of Prisync, pricing software for e-commerce.

Burc Tanir is the founder of Prisync, pricing software for e-commerce.


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Joining me today is an entrepreneur who for years, 10 years, in fact, says that his business couldn’t break a million dollars.
And then he got good at content, he got good at digital marketing, he got good at opening up and telling people what’s going on behind the business and his business took off.
His name is Zachary Gregg. He is the founder of Vital Design. They are a digital marketing agency. I invited him here to talk about how their business blew up.

Zachary Gregg is the founder of Vital Design, a website and design firm.


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I’m going to include conversations about the coronavirus in upcoming interviews, but I’m intentionally limiting it.
To explain why, I recorded this story about what happened to me as a podcast listener when I listened to a day’s worth of corona talk. I want Mixergy to be an island of relief and personal growth, in the middle of a very real crisis.

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Joining me is someone who was the executive assistant for people like Michael Hyatt and Amy Porterfield.
I want to find out how she went from doing a job herself to relatively quickly building up this big agency.
Trivinia Barber is the founder of Priority VA, an Executive VA service.

Trivinia Barber is the founder of Priority VA, an Executive VA service.


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Today’s guest is someone who, in the 1990s, felt that car auctions could be brought online.
It was a rollercoaster which we’ll get into in this interview. But he sold the company 10 years in for $250M. I want to hear the whole story.
Peter Kelly is the co-founder of OPENLANE (now KAR Global) which is a wholesale automotive auction site.

Peter Kelly is the co-founder of OPENLANE (now KAR Global) which is a wholesale automotive auction site.


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Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




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There comes a time when a company faces big issues that really reflect the way they want to speak to their audience. For example, are you a company that says, “Hey, guys,” or should ‘guys’ be considered a sexist term and that’s the company stance.
How does the team know? It might be in a style guide somewhere but it’s not used. That’s the problem today’s guest recognized and she created a company to solve it.
May Habib is the co-founder of Qordoba, an AI that helps everyone at a company write with the same style, terminology, and brand voice.

May Habib is the co-founder of Qordoba, an AI that helps everyone at a company write with the same style, terminology, and brand voice.


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Joining me is someone who was a Mixergy listener and whose software runs our entire booking process for guests.
I love what he built for so many reasons but about a year ago I read that he sold it to Squarespace! He bootstrapped the company so I want to find out his motivations for exiting.
I asked him to come back to the podcast to tell me how he grew since the last time we talked, how the sale went down, and how his life has changed after the sale.

Gavin Zuchlinski is the founder of Acuity Scheduling, online appointment scheduling software.


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Qordoba – Qordoba is the leading AI writing assistant built specifically for business needs in mind. These days, everyone within a company writes content, and because of this, it’s hard for everyone to stay aligned and maintain consistency.


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Joining me is a legend himself. His name is Marc Merrill and he is the co-founder of Riot Games. Riot Games makes League of Legends, an incredibly successful multiplayer online battle arena video game.
I invited him here because I’m curious about how he grew this company. And we’re going to talk about some of the challenges. We’re going to talk about how big it is, including a stat that I want to bring up in the beginning of the interview.

Marc Merrill is the co-founder of Riot Games which is the creator of the online battle game, League of Legends.


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Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




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Joining me is a guy who has started more companies than I can keep track of.
He had such a fire inside him while in school that he had to go out and do it. So he dropped out of school, started a company, and it didn’t work out well. But he kept going.
Andrew Vasylyk is the founder of StartupSoft which helps startups scale a remote team.

Andrew Vasylyk is the founder of StartupSoft which helps startups scale a remote team.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who discovered there was no easy way to hire a scientist. If you have a company and you need a specific expertise, there’s no clear path for contacting these experts.
To create a solution, she launched a marketplace where anyone could hire PhD level experts and scientists. I invited her to Mixergy to tell me how she did it.
Ashmita Das is the co-founder of Kolabtree, a freelance platform for scientists.

Ashmita Das is the co-founder of Kolabtree, a freelance platform for scientists.


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Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




Qordoba – Qordoba is the leading AI writing assistant built specifically for business needs in mind. These days, everyone within a company writes content, and because of this, it’s hard for everyone to stay aligned and maintain consistency.


With Qordoba, you can customize writing guidelines to your unique brand and get everyone at your company to write with the same style, terminology, and brand voice. For Mixergy listeners, Qordoba is providing a 25% discount off the first year of their Starter plan. You can sign up for a free trial and get this offer by visiting Qordoba.com/mixergy


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Joining me is an entrepreneur and longtime Mixergy listener. About 10 years ago he wanted to sell insurance more efficient but the market wasn’t ready for it.
He went on to sell in more traditional methods until his clients started asking him if they could go through the process online.
Sa El is the founder of Simply Insurance. He is a licensed insurance agent and blogger/consultant for those in the insurance industry.

Sa El is the founder of Simply Insurance. He is a licensed insurance agent and blogger/consultant for those in the insurance industry.


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Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.




Qordoba – Qordoba is the leading AI writing assistant built specifically for business needs in mind. These days, everyone within a company writes content, and because of this, it’s hard for everyone to stay aligned and maintain consistency.


With Qordoba, you can customize writing guidelines to your unique brand and get everyone at your company to write with the same style, terminology, and brand voice. For Mixergy listeners, Qordoba is providing a 25% discount off the first year of their Starter plan. You can sign up for a free trial and get this offer by visiting Qordoba.com/mixergy


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Nine years ago I interviewed the entrepreneur you’re about to meet. At the time of that conversation, he was building a lifestyle business when everyone else was seeking venture funding.
Dane Maxwell is the founder of Paperless Pipeline, the real estate transaction and commission management system that agents and brokers actually enjoy using.
I’ve watched his business grow over the years and now it’s essentially running without him. He’s out with a new book that teaches other entrepreneurs to get the freedom he was able to create.

Dane Maxwell is the founder of Paperless Pipeline, the real estate transaction and commission management system that agents and brokers actually enjoy using.


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Today’s guest made a pivot from selling shoes to selling psychological services. I want to find out how he did that.
Cameron Yarbrough is the co-founder of Torch.io, a leadership development company built on principles of psychology and management best practices.
I was afraid his company was too touchy-feely and not big enough. But it’s huge! We’ll find out how big in this interview.

Cameron Yarbrough is the co-founder of Torch.io, a leadership development company built on principles of psychology and management best practices.


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I’ve interviewed today’s guest in the past because I was fascinated by how he made a living traveling and speaking to audiences.
He’s back today because I want to find out how he turned his onstage reputation into a profitable business offstage.
Grant Baldwin is the founder of The Speaker Lab which helps clients find and book speaking engagements.

Grant Baldwin is the founder of The Speaker Lab which helps clients find and book speaking engagements.


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Qordoba – Qordoba is the leading AI writing assistant built specifically for business needs in mind. These days, everyone within a company writes content, and because of this, it’s hard for everyone to stay aligned and maintain consistency.


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Today’s guest is Sally Strebel, the founder of Pagely. They’re a managed WordPress hosting company.
I remember first meeting her and her husband, Joshua, at South by Southwest about a decade ago. I started talking to them and I found out what Pagely does, which is make hosting websites easier.
I want to find out about the crazy hours they worked to make this business happen.

Sally Strebel is the co-founder of Pagely which offers managed WordPress hosting.


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Joining me is a founder I might have scared off because of my suspicion of cryptocurrency.
Dan Novaes is the founder of Current, an award-based streaming ecosystem. I’m going to keep an open mind. I want to find out how he built a business tangentially to crypto.

Dan Novaes is the founder of Current, an award-based streaming ecosystem.


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I was speaking at a conference about 2 years ago when I met a woman who was telling me about this software she built.
She told me it was Instagram Management software that allows her customers to edit their grid and plan posts. But get this: she does all the support through Instagram DM. I had never heard of that.
Christy Laurence is the founder of Plann which is an Instagram Management Suite. I want to find out how she coded this app when she’s not a developer.

Christy Laurence is founder of Plann which is an Instagram Management Suite.


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Joining me is Jeff Fenster. Jeff is the founder of Everbowl, a chain of smoothie restaurants.
He’s someone who started in the digital marketing space. He was a friend of Neil Patel and worked with him.
I want to know how he moved from digital marketing to having physical stores.

Jeff Fenster is the founder of Everbowl which is a chain of smoothie restaurants.


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Today’s guest is someone who wondered why websites weren’t creating content as compelling as Instagram. Why do we still have to scroll down to read text instead of being told a story through video?
I want to find out how he is changing the user experience and if it’s a business that is working.
Moti Cohen is the founder of Apester which allows you to blend visual stories into your content to make it come alive.

Moti Cohen is the founder of Apester which allows you to blend visual stories into your content to make it come alive.


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A few of the founders I have interviewed have either bought or sold businesses through today’s guest.
Thomas Smale is the founder of FE International, a website broker. They started with small deals but are now brokering $50M deals.
I want to ask him about growing this type of company as well as his process for evaluating a company’s worth.

Thomas Smale is the founder of FE International, a website broker.


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Joining me is a Mixergy listener whom I’ve known a bit about over the years. Recently, he put out this tweetstorm that really moved me and anyone who runs a company should be exposed to them.
I’ll read a few excerpts in this interview and ask him about what led up to writing them. Matt Mireless is the founder of several companies but most recently he is the founder of Stealth AI, which helps people understand, communicate and be present with each other.

Matt Mireles is the founder of Stealth AI, which helps people understand, communicate and be present with each other.


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I love stories of success, but I’m also one of the few people who’s fascinated by stories of failure.
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who’s had both. He had a company that didn’t work out so well, so he gave up everything, which turns out wasn’t that much. And then he said, “You know what? I’m just going to travel.”
He ended up in India and he’s now teaching Indian developers how to code and then helping them get work. And get this, they’re not paying him to learn until he places them in a job. I want to find out how he built this company.
Andrew Linfoot is co-founder of Presto, an intensive training program to help software entrepreneurs in India break into international tech careers.

Andrew Linfoot is co-founder of Presto, an intensive training program to help software entrepreneurs in India break into international tech careers.


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Today’s guest was one of the first 500 hires at Google. She stayed with Google for 10 years—all the way to IPO. But while she was there she experienced a problem while selling her car.
So she and her co-founder developed a company to make that process easier.
Minnie Ingersoll is the co-founder of Shift Technologies, a platform that makes buying and selling cars fun, fair and accessible to all.

Minnie Ingersoll is the co-founder of Shift Technologies, a platform that makes buying and selling cars fun, fair and accessible to all.


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Today’s guest was working for a company called California Closets which was an unbelievable entrepreneurial story. It was created by a 17 years old kid who ended up on Oprah talking about how successful he was.
He ultimately sold the company to Williams-Sonoma and I remember reading a bunch of articles about how it didn’t do so well for them.
Well, today’s guest ended up buying it from Williams-Sonoma and turning the company around.
We’ll hear that story in this interview.

Anthony Vidergauz was CEO of California Closets which provides custom closets and home storage systems.


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When I first started Mixergy, digital marketers were using pop-ups on their sites. It might have created a bad user experience but it did lead to more email subscribers.
Well. today’s guest says you can still get those results without using 2004 tactics. You can be proud of the way you collect email addresses and have it actually improve the user experience.
Mogens Moller is the co-founder at Sleeknote, a tool to guide visitors on online stores to become leads and customers with personalized and targeted onsite messages.
I invited him here to talk about how he came up with the idea and what he did when a competitor popped up in the space.

Mogens Moller is the co-founder at Sleeknote, a tool to guide visitors on online stores to become leads and customers with personalized and targeted onsite messages.


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I am so excited to talk to today’s guest.
Brad Chisum is the founder of Lumedyne Tech, a company that built MEMS sensors that are found in cell phones and used in research for driverless cars. Sold to Google in 2015 for $85M. His new company is Launch Factory.
I want to hear about the day he signed the term sheet with Google and the unique way he is launching companies today.

Brad Chisum is the founder of Lumedyne Tech, a company that built MEMS sensors that are found in cell phones and used in research for driverless cars. Sold to Google in 2015 for $85M. His new company is Launch Factory.


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I’m someone who wakes up every day and reads tech news. Yet somehow I had no idea about the company my guest today has built. And it’s a unicorn!
It’s not being covered in the news. They are doing phenomenally well. I want to find out how. Jaspreet Singh is founder of Druva which offers Cloud Data Protection & Information Management.

Jaspreet Singh is founder of Druva which offers Cloud Data Protection & Information Management.


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Today’s guest is a Mixergy listener who I invited to share his story.
Caleb Roth is someone who might not think of himself as an entrepreneur—in fact, he went pretty high up the corporate ladder at Johnson & Johnson.
But all along he was doing things on the side. Finally, he took the risk of going all-in on his side project and we’ll find out what happened in this interview.
Caleb Roth is the founder of eFLIP Software and ScoutIQ. eFLIP helps Amazon booksellers scale their businesses in the U.S. and abroad.

Caleb Roth is the founder of eFLIP Software and ScoutIQ. eFLIP helps Amazon booksellers scale their businesses in the U.S. and abroad.


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I’ve been fascinated by marketplace sites, partially because they’re so tough to create. And partially because I wonder how they still exist in the world today. You would think that people could just go to Google, search for what they’re looking for.
Well, today’s guest started a marketplace and it’s working.
John Doherty is the founder of Credo which allows you to find and hire the best SEO, PPC, Facebook ads or other digital marketing providers.

John Doherty is the founder of Credo which allows you to find and hire the best SEO, PPC, Facebook ads or other digital marketing providers.


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I was excited to have today’s guest on because I remember being a kid in New York City and hearing about The Knitting Factory, a place where all the cool kids hung out.
Well, Michael Dorf is the founder of that company. I wash surprised to learn about his second business that is doing even better. We’ll talk about that in this interview.
Michael is also the founder of City Winery, New York’s first winery, restaurant, music venue and a private event space.

Michael Dorf is the founder of City Winery, New York’s first winery, restaurant, music venue and a private event space.


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Many people I talk to hate running agencies. They can’t scale them up and they can’t wait to create software that will allow them to stop the agency model.
Well today’s guest found a way to make the agency model work long term. I want to find out how he did it. Johnathan Dane is the founder of KlientBoost, a creative pay-per-click and landing page/conversion rate optimization agency.

Johnathan Dane is the founder of KlientBoost, a creative pay-per-click and landing page/conversion rate optimization agency.


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Today’s guest has got the app that Silicon Valley can’t freaking stop yapping about. There are few apps that people will not stop talking about. He’s got one that has been high on that list for years now.
I want to find out how he built it. Rahul Vohra is the founderof Superhuman, an e-mail service for professionals and power users.

Rahul Vohra is the founderof Superhuman, an e-mail service for professionals and power users.


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Joining me is a listener who has been a part of the Mixergy community since 2008. He is someone who worked for Mozilla and discovered a pain point there.
But when he applied to YC with a solution, he didn’t get in. We’ll talk about what happened that day in this interview. And also about what he changed in his pitch after that painful experience.
Greg Koberger is the founder of ReadMe which gives teams the tools they need to create and manage beautiful documentation with ease, monitor their APIs and connect with their users in more personal ways.

Greg Koberger is the founder of ReadMe which gives teams the tools they need to create and manage beautiful documentation with ease, monitor their APIs and connect with their users in more personal ways.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who worked for several companies over the years and finally found his own hit software company which he launched.
I want to talk to him about how he found it. I want to talk to him a little bit about addiction. I want to talk to him about how he’s building his software and the interesting way he went about launching it.
The guy who we’re going to get to know is Dan Uyemura. He is the founder of PushPress, a gym management software.

Dan Uyemura is the founder of PushPress, a gym management software.


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Today’s guest is Nat Eliason, the founder of Growth Machine. Growth Machine offers a done-for-you content and SEO solution, which means that he’s getting paid by customers to create content for them
Content is something people are very personal about. So Nat has to create something that’s in their voice, that represents their brand, etc. On top of that, he’s got to do SEO for them, which means he needs to drive traffic and prove that his content is converting into sales.
What I’m fascinated by is how he’s making it into something that doesn’t drive him nuts and still excites him when he has other options.

Eliason is the founder of Growth Machine, which offers a done-for-you content and SEO solution.


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Today’s guest is a guy who discovered a problem he thought he could solve. Nearly 10 years ago, someone sent him a document but because of his location, he wasn’t able to sign it.
So he said, “There might be a bigger solution here.”
I’m surprised to learn that his business is bootstrapped considering how successful it is. I want to find out how he did it and how he found a sweet spot in SMBs and individual proprietors.
Sunil Patro is the founder of SignEasy, a cloud-based eSignature solution for smartphones, tablets and computers with 6M downloads to date and 120K active users.

Sunil Patro is the founder of SignEasy, an easy way to sign and send documents electronically from your phone, tablet or computer.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur from Italy who wanted to start a business so bad that he was doing it even as a child.
But he went on to a very safe corporate job that made his friends envious and his parents proud.
And then he left. He risked it to start a company. Simone Di Somma is the founder of Askdata, a natural language data access platform that simplifies data access.

Simone Di Somma is the founder of Askdata, a natural language data access platform that simplifies data access.


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There aren’t a lot of breakout hits out there–software that really takes off.
Well, today’s guest says that he’s the co-founder of a company that created two of them. The first was Meerkat, a software that allowed people to broadcast on Twitter and it freaking exploded.
But then there was an issue which forced him to either pivot or start from scratch. Then he created something called Houseparty. And even though it took off also, it’s not setting the world on fire.
I want to know what happened, how he came up with these two brilliant ideas, how the ideas took off, and what happened internally.

Uri Haramati is the founder of Life on Air, creators of Houseparty and Meerkat.


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One of my goals for my marathon series is to connect with founders that I couldn’t connect with otherwise. For South African founders, the big challenge is the time zone and internet connection.
Well, today I’m here in person to talk to the founder of CWDi.
Lesley Waterkeyn is the founder of CWDi, a strategic brand experience agency. I want to find out the strategies she’s using to help her clients.

Lesley Waterkeyn is the founder of CWDi, a strategic brand experience agency.


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Today’s guest is actually not a founder, he’s a CEO. I’m very interested in how he got control of his company, Brain.fm.
I want to talk about that and I want to talk about how he’s growing his business through enterprise customers.
Dan Clark is CEO at Brain.fm, functional music to help people focus, relax and sleep better.

Dan Clark is CEO at Brain.fm, functional music to help people focus, relax and sleep better.


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Sometimes it feels like everybody in the entrepreneur and the SaaS space, including myself, asks “How do you get more customers?
Well today’s guest noticed that and said, “Why aren’t we paying attention to how many customers are leaving?” So he came up with a software that will not only help you realize that you’re losing paying users, but also help you reduce churn and learn from it. We’re going to find out how he built his company, whether it’s profitable or just a quixotic mission.
Matt Moody is the founder of Bellwethr, which helps companies reduce churn and increase revenue.

Matt Moody is the founder of Bellwethr, which helps companies reduce churn and increase revenue.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.




RingCentral – RingCentral features include call auto-attendant, company directory, call forwarding and handling, multiple extensions, and so much more.  Sign up via ringcentral.com/mixergy or call the # on the page to get full phone and service for $19.99. With this offer, Mixergy listeners don’t pay until 2020.


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Joining me is a Mixergy listener. I’ve interviewed his co-founder and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to interview him in South Africa.
Mark Forrester is someone who created a plugin for WordPress. It turned a platform for blogging into an online store. For free.
I want to find out how the company was built and eventually sold to the company that created WordPress.

Mark Forrester is a co-founder of WooThemes, a WordPress premium theme and plug-in provider.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.


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The company today’s guest started has gotten a lot of attention for its partnership with Kobe Bryant. I want to learn how he forged not only that relationship but also Brian Lee of The Honest Company.
Matthias Metternich is the co-founder of Art of Sport, which offers high performance skin care products.
I want to find out how he survived hemorrhaging cash while he found his customers and how he formed meaningful partnerships with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Matthias Metternich is the co-founder of Art of Sport, which offers high performance skin care products.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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I’m especially excited to talk to today’s guest because he’s creating a solution for anyone I’ve interviewed who is selling a physical product. I’m talking about packaging. I ask about it in my interviews but I feel like I never get a satisfying answer.
Well, Raine Mahdi is the founder of Hawk Packaging which offers flexible packaging solutions.
I want to find out where the idea came from, how he got customers, and how he grew it.

Raine Mahdi is the founder of Hawk Packaging which offers flexible packaging solutions.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.




RingCentral – RingCentral features include call auto-attendant, company directory, call forwarding and handling, multiple extensions, and so much more. Sign up via ringcentral.com/mixergy or call the # on the page to get full phone and service for $19.99. With this offer, Mixergy listeners don’t pay until 2020.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who started teaching creative software in person. Then he had a disaster of a teaching experience. It rocked his world but led to a breakthrough.
We’ll find out what happened. Daniel Scott is the founder of InstructorHQ, a teaching platform for software like Adobe.

Daniel Scott is the founder of InstructorHQ, a teaching platform for creative software like Adobe.


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I’m noticing that more and more content is consumed through video instead of blogs. Well, today’s guest is a guy who saw this transition happening.
I want to understand how he saw it coming and created a solution for it.
Alex Collmer is the founder of VidMob, a creative tech platform. We’re going to find out how he built it and how he’s helping brands dramatically scale the amount video that they’re creating.

Alex Collmer is the founder of VidMob, a creative tech platform.


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I’m excited to talk to today’s guest for a lot of reasons. I’m excited about her background and about how she is inspiring other entrepreneurs.
I want to find out what’s possible in entrepreneurship in South Africa and how today’s guest is making it happen.
Aisha Pandor is the founder of SweepSouth, where customers can book a home cleaning online.

Aisha Pandor is the founder of SweepSouth, where customers can book a home cleaning online.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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Joining me is a founder who I’ve had on the program before. He’s someone who said, “You know what? Most software apps are the same. If I create software for one company I could probably use it to build the next company and not start from scratch.”
He told our producer that he’s so busy that he asked his team to schedule bathroom breaks for him.
I want to find out what’s going on with his business today that has him so busy.

Sachin Duggal is the founder of Builder.ai which makes making tailor made software as easy as ordering pizza.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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Joining me is Daniel Ramsey. He is the co-founder of MyOutDesk which offers virtual assistants for real estate.
Virtual assistant businesses have been around forever—I must have interviewed 100 of them.
But what today’s guest did was really different. He found an incredible niche. We’ll talk about how he did it and what his revenue is in this interview.

Daniel Ramsey is the co-founder of MyOutDesk which offers virtual assistants for real estate.


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Every country needs an e-commerce giant. Today’s guest helped create one in South Africa in a very unique way.
We’ll talk about how he did it in this interview.
Manuel Koser is the co-founder of Zando, an online shopping platform.

Manuel Koser is the founder of Zando, an online shopping platform.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.


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Joining me is a listener who’s built a business I admire. Bryan Harris is the founder of GrowthTools which coaches online businesses how to grow.
He’s been using software in a new way and I want to learn how he’s doing it. I thought he MUST be charging for these products somewhere…but he’s not. We’re going to find out how he’s making money in this interview.

Bryan Harris is the founder of GrowthTools which coaches online businesses how to grow. You can listen to his podcast here.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.




Setapp – Setapp for Teams is a leading platform offering over 150 Mac apps in one pack. Get rid of the license fuss and save time for business equipping your team with all the key tools from a single account. Sign up, invite your teammates, and you are all set. Mixergy listeners get an extended 60-day free trial by going to Setapp.com/mixergy


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Joining me is someone who has a massive YouTube following. It’s a hard thing to generate; I want to find out how he did it.
I want to learn about the production process that has earned him 1.77M subscribers.
Aaron Nace is the founder of PHLEARN which offers the best photography and photoshop tutorials.

Aaron Nace is the founder of PHLEARN which offers the best photography and photoshop tutorials.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.




Setapp – Setapp for Teams is a leading platform offering over 150 Mac apps in one pack. Get rid of the license fuss and save time for business equipping your team with all the key tools from a single account. Sign up, invite your teammates, and you are all set. Mixergy listeners get an extended 60-day free trial by going to Setapp.com/mixergy


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Joining me is someone I interviewed years ago. His story was so memorable because he was having kids while running a company. That seemed so strange to me back in 2013.
Michael Fitzgerald is the founder of Submittable, the world’s leading cloud-based application and submission management platform.
He started with publishers but we’re going to find out in this interview how he grew beyond that customer segment.

Michael Fitzgerald is the founder of Submittable, the world’s leading cloud-based application and submission management platform.


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Joining me today is an entrepreneur whose business is a service.
I’m really fascinated by these companies that instead of offering just software as a service, offer real human beings doing work as a service. But they’ve structured it in a way that’s much simpler, more organized, more clear, more transparent than service businesses used to be.
Gideon Stein is CEO of Write Label which is the world’s largest on-demand marketplace for short-form content.
I invited him here to talk about how he built up his company.

Gideon Stein is CEO of Write Label which is the world’s largest on-demand marketplace for short-form content.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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Today’s guest created a company called GrandCentral which sold to Google and became Google Voice.
It was his second foray into voice over IP. Before that, he had one of the pioneering companies that he led in voice over IP, called Dialpad. Their mission was to do free web-based phone calls, and they pivoted and adjusted.
We’ll talk about how he helped turn that business around and sold it to Yahoo. We’ll also talk about why he founded GrandCentral next and then sold it to Google less than two years later.

Craig Walker is the founder of Google Voice, Dialpad and GrandCentral Communications.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who tried so many different things. And a lot of them failed. I think most people would just have said, “All right. This isn’t for me.”
I don’t know what kept him going. I don’t know why he persisted, but he did persist and he eventually ended up coming up with this company called PhraseApp.
Frederik Vollert is the co-founder of Phrase, a translation software.

Frederik Vollert is the co-founder of Phrase App which is a translation software.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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Shaan Patel is the founder of Prep Expert, an ed-tech company that specializes in online SAT & ACT preparation.
I’m going to ask him what it was like to shake hands with Mark Cuban for the first time on national television.
I also want to find out what being on Shark Tank meant for his business and how it has exploded since.

Shaan Patel is the founder of Prep Expert, an ed-tech company that specializes in online SAT & ACT preparation.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




Bubble – You don’t need to be a coder to build software. Bubble is a code-free programming language that lets you build and host web applications without engineers. Anyone who wants to try it right now is going to get 40% discount for the first three months. Go to Bubble.is/mixergy to sign up and start using it immediately.


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Joining me today is a Mixergy listener who has built a company so big that I’m lucky to have him on here.
Matt Symes is the founder of Simplicity, a service business that helps organizations get out of their own way and scale.
If you’re listening to me and you’re running a company, we’re going to talk about a lot of tactics you can use for your business.

Matt Symes is the founder of Simplicity, a service business that helps organizations get out of their own way and scale.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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Joining me is someone who teaches entrepreneurs how to build their businesses. And I have to be honest with you, I was skeptical.
And then I started to read up on his background and I talked to our producer about his background. He had this company that had a mission of helping people stay healthy. And it seems like one of these altruistic missions that actually won’t go anywhere, and it actually did go somewhere.
But that’s not the end of the story. We’ll find out what happened in this interview. Michael Dermer is the founder of LonelyEntrepreneur.com, an extensive online learning platform that provides a framework for entrepreneurs to learn what they need to know.

Michael Dermer is the founder of LonelyEntrepreneur.com, an extensive online learning platform that provides a framework for entrepreneurs to learn what they need to know.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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We get a lot of email. We get a lot of online communication. So whenever you get something physical in the mail, it stands out and the person who sent it feels a little bit more real to you.
Well, today’s guest realized this a while back and said, “You know what? I’m going to start a company around this.” And it started with just coffee and it moved on to almost anything you can imagine.
Kris Rudeegraap is co-founder of Sendoso, a fully integrated direct mail and gifting solution which enables companies to acquire target prospects and retain customers.

Kris Rudeegraap is co-founder of Sendoso, a fully integrated direct mail and gifting solution which enables companies to acquire target prospects and retain customers.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.




Outerknown – Outerknown is a new customer who has comfortable clothes that still let you look professional. The thing I love about this company is that their clothes make you look like you belong everywhere. Go to Outerknown.com and enter the code “MIXERGY” to get 25% off your entire order.


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Joining me is someone who is taking on Google by offering an alternative. If your interested in how entrepreneurs survive in a world of these giants, I think you’ll find his story valuable.
I also like that he’s a product person but not a hardcore developer. He’s not a geek; he actually used to be a drummer.
Dominic Joseph is the founder of Captify, which offers a search retargeting service that enables advertisers to focus on users to match their desired audience with inventory.
I want to find out how he built this company up to such an impressive business.

Dominic Joseph is the founder of Captify, which offers a search retargeting service that enables advertisers to focus on users to match their desired audience with inventory.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




Bubble – You don’t need to be a coder to build software. Bubble is a code-free programming language that lets you build and host web applications without engineers. Anyone who wants to try it right now is going to get 40% discount for the first three months. Go to Bubble.is/mixergy to sign up and start using it immediately.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who created a company called Compare. I feel like he should be really boastful the fact that he got one of the toughest domains out there.
Andrew Rose is the founder of Compare.com, a place to compare auto insurance prices.
We’re going to find out how he came up with this idea, how he raised money for it, how he got customers, how he actually stood out in a world where Geico spent $1.7 billion in marketing last year.

Andrew Rose is the founder of Compare.com, a place to compare auto insurance prices.


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Outerknown – Outerknown is a new customer who has comfortable clothes that still let you look professional. The thing I love about this company is that their clothes make you look like you belong everywhere. Go to Outerknown.com and enter the code “MIXERGY” to get 25% off your entire order.


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In preparation for this interview, I went into a YouTube rabbit hole, learning about people who struggle with obsessive-compulsive behaviors. What I learned is that some people are really struggling with this stuff.
We’ll go into what kinds of problems that I’m talking about but today’s guest created a bracelet that goes on their wrists and actually helps them avoid it. That’s what we’re finding out about today, how she created it, how she turned it into a business, how it’s helping people’s lives, and more importantly, if we’re creating physical products what we can learn from her.
Aneela Idnani is the founder of HabitAware, a smart bracelet that uses custom gesture detection and awareness training to help people with unwanted habits. I want to find out how she turned this into a real business.

HabitAware is a smart bracelet that uses custom gesture detection and awareness training to help people with unwanted habits.


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ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started.


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Today’s guest is a guy who came to New York to be a musician and ended up falling in love with a woman. But the woman came from a family that was doing really well and he said, “What am I doing here? I’m a schlub. I’ve got to do better.”
So he decided to start a company. He started a moving company where, day and night, he was a mover, a schlepper, moving other people’s stuff in an industry where there have been movers forever.
He ended up making a name for himself and I couldn’t believe his numbers. Lior Rachmany is the founder of Dumbo Moving and Storage.

Lior Rachmany is the founder of Dumbo Moving and Storage.


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A while back I saw a Q&A on CNN with today’s guest, Ryan Smith, where he was asked, “What’s the most important company we’ve never heard of?” His answer was Qualtrics.
And I’ve thought about this company several times since I saw that.
Well, I finally got an opportunity to interview that founder. Ryan Smith is the co-founder of Qualtrics. A lot of articles describe them as a survey company, but I bet he does not see himself as a survey company.
I’m going to ask him how he went from starting this company in his dad’s house back in 2002 and selling it to SAP in 2018.

Ryan Smith is the founder of Qualtrics, an experience management platform.


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Joining me is Shama Hyder. She is an entrepreneur who does social media and other earned media for her clients. They also do paid media.
I invited her here to find out how she built up her agency, how she got clients, how she’s promoting them using online media.
If you are building a business and doing online promotions you’ll want to hear this interview.

Shama Hyder is the founder of Zen Media, a new media communications firm.


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Today I’m joined by Scott Gerber, the CEO of The Community Company and founder of YEC and Forbes Councils.
I want to find out how he grew beyond YEC and built a huge community out of what started as a Facebook Group.

Scott Gerber is the CEO of The Community Company and founder of YEC and Forbes Councils.


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I’ve been fascinated by YEC since the beginning. I’ve known them for a long time but I admire them much more so as the years have gone on. So, I wanted to interview some entrepreneurs who are part of that organization.
Joining me is someone whose brother I interviewed already. He was the co-founder of Trainual and I was fascinated by how that business started as a service company that helped chaotic businesses organize themselves. I remember how chaotic Mixergy was when I started. We weren’t following up with guests properly. We weren’t booking guests properly. We weren’t doing anything in an organized way because there was no process.
Today’s guest and his brother co-founded an agency that actually did that for companies. Jonathan Ronzop is the cofounder of Trainual, a company and software that helps growing businesses organize the chaos of onboard and training.

Jonathan Ronzop is the cofounder of Trainual, a company and software that helps growing businesses organize the chaos of onboard and training.


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I’ve been fascinated by this organization called YEC and I want to get to know the entrepreneurs who are part of it. YEC does a big screening process and then they work with those entrepreneurs to help them grow their companies. So joining me today is one of those entrepreneurs.
Shilpi Sharma recognized the problem that I recognize as someone who does ads in my podcast. A lot of people are listening to my ads, love the products that I’m talking about but they forget to go to the “/mixergy” URL and so when they sign up I don’t get credit for it.
The bigger problem is for bigger brands where there’s a lot of conversation happening online, a lot of ads that get seen by their customers that influence the purchase decision, and then they don’t know which of these ads actually led to a sale. Big brands don’t know what’s working and what’s not.
Well, Shilpi said, “I think we can solve it.” The company that she created to solve that is called Kvantum. We’ll find out about it in this interview.

Shilpi Sharma is the founder of Kvantum, which builds technology that changes the way that brands measure the marketing impact on sales.


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I remember when I first got my iPhone, one of the coolest apps to try was called Shazam. With Shazam, if there was music playing somewhere and you wanted to know what song it was, the app would tell you. Back then, I think it would even link you over to buy the song and it was like magic. It showed you the power of the iPhone.
Joining me is one of the co-founders of the company Shazam. I wanted to have him here to understand how they came up with the idea, how they built it up, and what it was like when it was sold to Apple.

Philip Inghelbrecht is Founder of Shazam which is one of the most-used apps in the world that was sold to Apple in 2018.


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Today I have a founder whose business model I’m really excited about.
I’m not into cooking and I don’t understand people who really are, but this solution he came up with is something I can get excited about.
John Pleasants is the founder of Brava, a next generation cooking solution company.

John Pleasants is the founder of Brava, a next generation cooking solution company.


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One thing I’ve noticed over recent years is more and more entrepreneurs selling physical products. And if you’ve heard any of my interviews with those founders, you know that it’s really tough to find a manufacturer for your products.
Well, joining me is an entrepreneur who thought he could come up with a better way. He looked around and said, “What if there was an eHarmony for the manufacturing industry? Someone who would take a creative with an idea and match them up with the qualified manufacturer.” So that’s what he created.
Michael Lizanich is the founder of Manufacturefy. They use artificial intelligence to connect manufacturers with products across all industries around the world. I invited him here to talk about how he came up with this idea, how the idea is doing, how he’s getting manufacturing companies, how he’s vetting them, all that stuff.

Michael Lizanich is the founder of Manufacturefy, a platform that intelligently connects manufacturers directly with products.


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Joining me is a Mixergy listener who built a company and sold it. He is now running a company that’s super intriguing to me. I want to ask him how he came up with this idea because he was kicking around a bunch of ideas.
Gaurav Sharma is the founder of JustCall, a Cloud phone system that works with your CRM and Helpdesk. We’re going to find out how he built it

Gaurav Sharma is the founder of JustCall, a Cloud phone system that works with your CRM and Helpdesk.


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The idea of plugins for WordPress being a business has been around for a while now. Joining me is an entrepreneur who’s been in this space. He’s got plugins that had been downloaded millions of times, that has generated solid revenue.
But he said, “You know, the future is not just letting people have all the ingredients in building a website. I want to give everyone the whole package. I will host a website for them. I will make sure that WordPress works well for them. And I will give them the plugins that they need.
And he did it by creating a nice drag-and-drop builder that actually competes with some of the more modern drag-and-drop experiences that have come after WordPress for publishing websites.
That is the business model that he created. I invited him here to talk about how he did it.

Armen Saghatelian is the co-Founder of 10Web.io which is an all-in-one WordPress Website Builder.


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Joining me today is Chris Martinez. He is the founder of DUDE. They work with digital agencies to give them the people and processes that will help them make take on more projects and scale profitably.
If you’ve got an agency and you want somebody to actually do the work for you because you can scale up yourself, you pay a monthly fee or you hire one of his people and they will do the work for you. Just keep sending the tasks over and they will keep knocking them out for you.
I want to find out how he built it up.

Chris Martinez is the co-founder of DUDEAgency.io which works with digital agencies to give them the people and process to help them scale profitably.


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Joining me is one of the co-founders of Skype, formerly known as Skyper. Ahti Heinla is, among other things, the co-founder of Kazaa, which I remember as one of the first ways of getting music and movies.
I’m excited to have him here but the thing that he’s probably more excited to talk about is the cool little robot that I saw outside the office here at LIFT99. It’s part of his latest company, Starship Technologies. we’ll talk about that and more in this interview.

Ahti Heinla is the cofounder of Skype, which specializes in providing video chat and voice calls.


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Joining me direct from Israel is the CEO and founder of Israel’s largest publicly traded company, a billionaire who’s self-made. He did it by helping companies protect themselves.
Gil Shwed is the co-founder and CEO of Check Point. They are the world’s largest pure play cyber security company. I invited him here to talk about how he built his business.

Gil Shwed is the co-founder of Check Point, a pure-play cybersecurity company.


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We’re going to find out about an entrepreneur who has done so well for so long but has gotten screwed a little bit.
Cody McLain is the founder of SupportNinja which offers support as a service. You know how much of a pain in the butt it is for you to manage your customer support email? And as your company grows, it becomes even harder and harder. Well, Cody said, “You know what? What if I just do it? I know it’s one of the hardest parts of business. I think I could do it.”
SupportNinja is an omnichannel provider of customer care, back office support solutions. We’re going to find out about this business. We’re also going to find out a little bit about his life before foster care and what happened to his parents.

Cody McLain is the founder of SupportNinja which offers support as a service.


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Joining me today is a woman who sold wines in Manhattan. Then she decided to import wine herself. But she ran into a problem. Instead of closing down she figured out how to make things easier for people who wanted to do what she was trying to do.
Alexi Cashen is co-founder of Elenteny Imports which provides logistical and administrative back office services for international importing, national compliance and direct-to-trade distribution sales.

Alexi Cashen is co-founder of Elenteny Imports which provides logistical and administrative back office services for international importing, national compliance and direct-to-trade distribution sales.


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When I arrived in Estonia it was clear to me that I was in Bolt country. The logo was on cars everywhere and even on taxis!
Joining me today is the founder of that company. Markus Villig is the founder of Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, an Estonian transportation network.
I want to find out how he did it.

Markus Villig is the founder of Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, an Estonian transportation network.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who’s in the cryptocurrency space. It is a space that’s been full of potential and opportunity, and I wonder if there are profits and real businesses being built there.
Well, today’s guest created what has been called the QuickBooks of cryptocurrency. His name is Alon Muroch. He is the founder of Blox. Blox allows professionals to do crypto accounting, tracking, and management.
I invited him here to talk about how well the business is doing today but also how we got here, and what the vision is for the future.

Alon Muroc is the founder of Blox, which allows professionals to do crypto accounting, tracking, and management.


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I thought that once online travel booking became a thing that needing to hire a travel advisor or travel agent would just be a thing of the past, but it’s not.
Today’s guest discovered that not only are people still doing this but that they’re often independent contractors. And they were struggling with a problem. Well, today’s guest realized what that problem was, and she created a company that solved it.
Meredith Hill is the founder whose company we’re going to find out about today. The company is called Gifted Travel Network. They are a travel host agency created to support travel advisors and their brands. So why would travel advisors need someone like her? We’ll find out.

Meredith Hill is the founder of Gifted Travel Network, a travel host agency created to support travel advisors and their brands.


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Today’s guest is somebody who was actually trying to create a much simpler business and then ended up with one that was a much bigger vision than he expected.
Eric Simone is the founder of ClearBlade, an edge computing software company that enables enterprise to engineer and run secure, real-time scalable Internet of Things applications.
Eric is actually working on real problems that in many ways are going to seem less exciting to people but have a bigger impact on the world. I want to talk about how he did it.

Eric Simone is the founder of ClearBlade, an edge computing software company that enables enterprise to engineer and run secure, real-time scalable Internet of Things applications.


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I’m here in Estonia because I feel like we’ve gotten too comfortable in America. Everyone seems to just be focused on the four or five companies that seem to control everything.
I want to learn from a place that supports entrepreneurship and technology at such a critical level.
Kaarel Kotkas is the founder of Veriff which helps banks, marketplaces, and other online businesses start trusting relationships with customers.

Kaarel Kotkas is the founder of Veriff which helps banks, marketplaces, and other online businesses start trusting relationships with customers.


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Josh Band is an entrepreneur who is a professional baseball player. He said, “I need to make some money on the side, so you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to create a box of baseball products to send to people but only if they commit to getting it every month and pay me for a subscription to it.”
I want to find out why are people subscribing to something like this and why Josh has to curate these things for customers.
Josh Band is the founder of Plate Crate, a subscription service that delivers a box of baseball gear monthly.

Josh Band is the founder of Plate Crate, a subscription service that delivers a box of baseball gear monthly.


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Over 10 years ago, I interviewed Jason Zook about how brands paid him to wear their shirts on social media.
Every day of the week, without a break, he’d broadcast himself live, post YouTube videos, take photos, Tweet, etc. He showed followers his life, and promoted brands the paid him.
How much money did he make? What happened when he crashed? How did he rediscover himself? Listen. It’s worth it.

Jason Zook is the founder of Wandering Aimfully which is a membership community for client-based business owners who want to transition into selling digital products.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who was running a development shop, saw problems that his clients had and said, “I think I’m going to pursue this idea that has nothing to do with that problem.”
So he built that other idea, he started to understand what it’s like to build a software as a service. And he said, “You know, let me come back to this problem that I saw before.” And the problem was how hard it was for businesses to build websites.
Dusty Davidson is the co-founder of Flywheel Hosting, a premium WordPress hosting company built specifically for design firms.

Dusty Davidson is the co-founder of Flywheel Hosting, a premium WordPress hosting company built specifically for design firms.


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The James Altucher Show – James Altucher has started and ran more than 20 companies and is currently an investor in and advisor to over 30, but at one point, James lost everything. In a matter of months, his account drained from $15 million to $143. Depressed and on the floor, James realized the only way to be truly successful and fulfilled is to “choose yourself.” Now, James Altucher is a bestselling author, successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master, & host of The James Altucher Show podcast. Text ANDREW to 50445 to receive James Altucher’s free Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing


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I’m embarrassed to admit that I was surprised to learn that Estonia is one of the most technologically advanced societies in the world.
Kids start programming in first grade. There’s more startups here than anywhere else. Joining me here is Teet Praks. Teet is the founder of coModule, a bike and scooter sharing service.
I want to find out how he built it up.

Teet Praks is the founder of coModule, a bike sharing service.


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Joining me is a woman who came up with a company that allows businesses to ask questions of their potential customers to understand them better.
I want to understand why they would need a company to do that instead of doing it themselves.
Nadia Masri is the founder of Perksy, a next-gen consumer insights platform.

Nadia Masri is the founder of Perksy, a next-gen consumer insights platform.


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Brain.fm – If you are working and you need to focus, try Brain.fm. You can go study the science behind pink noise and what it does to the brain, or you can just go try it. You’re going to focus; you’re going to be more productive; you’re going to get more results. And if you go to brain.fm/mixergy, they will give you 20% off.


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Today’s guest is a guy who had a company that didn’t actually pan out the way he wanted it to. It was called Site2Mobile and the goal was to take your website and make it mobile-friendly. And it didn’t really scale. It didn’t grow. It didn’t become what he wanted it to.
We’ll talk about why not. But as he was building it up, he recognized two needs that led to the creation of a tool that would scale.
Robert Kreuzer is the co-founder of Channable, a data feed management tool for webshops and marketing agencies.

Robert Kreuzer is the co-founder of Channable, a data feed management tool for webshops and marketing agencies.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.


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Joining me today is someone whose path to software creation is very similar to many of the other entrepreneurs that I’ve interviewed here.
She started out by doing consulting services, helping businesspeople with their presentations. Then she recognized that they had a problem with consistency across presentations.
She said, “You know, I can solve it.” And she created a software company to solve that.
So AlexAnndra Ontra is the co-founder of Shufflrr, a presentation management software tool.

AlexAnndra Ontra is the co-founder of Shufflrr, a presentation management software tool.


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When I asked people about who was doing chat well today, the name that kept coming up was Brett Linkletter.
Brett is the founder of Misfit Media, which helps restaurants target & acquire local customers.
I invited him here to talk about how he built up his agency and where he’s getting his clients.

Brett Linkletter is the founder of Misfit Media, which helps restaurants target & acquire local customers on automation with ease.


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The Side Hustle Bible – If you’re looking for a side hustle, check out James Altucher’s The Side Hustle Bible. The book is a collection of proven opportunities (177, to be exact) to turn your hobby or existing skills into an entirely new source of income. Each method has the potential to move you closer to your goals. Go to The Side Hustle Bible to see how others have created a profitable side hustle with this FREE book.


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One of the people who is way ahead of the pack when it comes to growing an audience through chat bots is Manuel Suarez.
Manuel is the founder of Attention Grabbing Media, a modern digital marketing agency.
He’s started managing chat bots for huge online personalities. I invited him here to talk about how he built up his agency.

Manuel is the founder of Attention Grabbing Media, a modern digital marketing agency.


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The Side Hustle Bible – If you’re looking for a side hustle, check out James Altucher’s The Side Hustle Bible. The book is a collection of proven opportunities (177, to be exact) to turn your hobby or existing skills into an entirely new source of income. Each method has the potential to move you closer to your goals. Go to The Side Hustle Bible to see how others have created a profitable side hustle with this FREE book.


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Today’s guest has a company that basically fights against the idea of explainer videos.
The idea that you have to make somebody watch a three-minute video is a quixotic pursuit at best. And even if you get them to watch it, you’ve failed because they are watching something instead of using your software.
So today’s guest created in-product tours.
Pulkit Agrawal is the founder of Chameleon which offers product tours that blend seamlessly into your product experience.

Pulkit Agrawal is the founder of Chameleon which offers product tours that blend seamlessly into your product experience.


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Brain.fm – If you are working and you need to focus, try Brain.fm. You can go study the science behind pink noise and what it does to the brain, or you can just go try it yourself. You’re going to focus; you’re going to be more productive; you’re going to get more results. And if you go to brain.fm/mixergy, they will give you 20% off.


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Joining me is Gabriel Lim. He is an entrepreneur who went to Silicon Valley, who got funded by Y Combinator, and who of his own choice decided to come back to Singapore.
Gabriel Lim is the founder of Saleswhale, which uses AI to engage every lead over email, qualify them, and identify leads that are ready to buy.
I want to find out how he built up his business and why he decided to do it in Singapore instead of Silicon Valley.

Gabriel Lim is the founder of Saleswhale, which uses AI to engage every lead over email, qualify them, and identify leads that are ready to buy.


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If we are using chat to communicate with the people we love then why are we only using email to talk to our customers?
There are two people who created a chatbot that got a lot of buzz because it generated $3M in revenue in one hour.
I invited them hear to talk about how they did it but I don’t want to focus on these outlier results. I want to talk about other successes with chatbots like a loyalty program they created for smaller businesses.
Philippe LeCoutre and David Sambor create messenger marketing experiences for their clients.

Philippe LeCoutre and David Sambor are the co-founders of Messenger Marketing Experts where they create messenger marketing experiences for their clients.


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Toptal’s CEO was accused of not giving options to employees who felt they were entitled to it, even though their legal agreements stated they were conditional. I asked him to do an interview, expecting him to say no way, but instead he said, glad to.
My summary of his response. Regarding investors: I’m not going to raise unnecessary funds just so their debt could convert to equity. Be patient.
Regarding employees: I keep telling people not to work here if they’re doing it for a stock windfall. Regarding his cofounder: Legally, I can’t say anything.

Taso Du Val is the founder of Toptal, which enables start-ups, businesses, and organizations to hire freelancers from a growing network of top talent in the world.


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A few years ago I noticed there was a handful of companies whose goal was to help founders raise money. This angel crowdfunding idea was growing in popularity and it felt like it was going to be the future, and for some reason, it wasn’t.
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who went down that path. He found that wasn’t actually the right approach. I invited him here to find out why.
My guest is Brock Blake. He is the founder of Lendio. Lendio is a marketplace for business owners to comparison shop and get loans that they need. So they’re no longer matching entrepreneurs like you with angel investors, they are now helping you get the loan that you need.
We’ll find out why he made the change in this interview.

Brock Blake is founder of Lendio a marketplace for businesses owners to comparison shop and get the loan they need.


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Joining me today is an entrepreneur who, in the early internet days, figured out a simple solution in a world of really difficult online sales.
I’ve been wondering what happened to him. Robin Singh is the founder of E-Junkie which offers copy-paste buy-now and cart buttons for selling downloads, codes and tangible products on any website, blog, social media and messenger.

Robin Singh is the founder of E-Junkie which offers copy-paste buy-now and cart buttons for selling downloads, codes and tangible products on any website, blog, social media and messenger.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who wanted to get into clothing—specifically undergarments.
I wonder how she can build a real business while competing with all the brands that feel intimidatingly large.
But she’s growing and recently expanded to activewear which means she’s now competing with Lululemon and NIKE and other giants.
Megan Grassell is the founder of Yellowberry which specializes in undergarments and apparel for tween girls.

Megan Grassell is the founder of Yellowberry which specializes in undergarments and apparel for tween girls.


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Today’s guest looked around at the payday loans space, saw how many people are going to get payday loans at exorbitant rates, and he said, “There should be a solution.” So he came out of retirement to start a new business and solve the predatory payday loan problem.
I wonder how his solution conflicts with people who have an interest in seeing the problem continue. We’re going to find out all that and how he built up his business.
Safwan Shah is the founder of Payactiv which is a financial wellness platform that enables employers to provide their workers instant relief from their between-paychecks financial headaches.

Safwan Shah is the founder of Payactiv which is a financial wellness platform that enables employers to provide their workers instant relief from their between-paychecks financial headaches.


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Today for my marathon series has brought me to Singapore.
Abhishek Gupta is the co-founder of Circles Life, which provides a modern mobile experience.
The reason I’m excited about this interview is that it isn’t just a SaaS that could be created by one person on a computer. Abhishek had to come up with the idea, find partnerships with established companies and convince customers to switch carriers.
None of those things are easy. I want to find out how he did it.

Abhishek Gupta is the co-founder of Circles Life, which provides a modern mobile experience.


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Joining me is entrepreneur who started his company back in 1999. It was a period of raising money, changing the world, and being changed by the world. There was a lot of evolution and a lot of obstacles in Germany at the time. I want to understand how today’s guest built a company in that environment.
Eckhard Ortwein is the founder of several companies, but the company we’re focusing on today is a company called Paybox Solutions.
They set out to make money a mobile experience at the same time PayPal was launching. They decided people should be able to pass money to each other, to businesses using mobile phones. That world exists today but back then it was ahead of its time. They raised money and we’ll find out in this interview what happened.

Eckhard Ortwein was a co-Founder of Paybox Solutions which helps people send and receive payments via mobile.


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who demystified content marketing for me. I see these companies on Instagram that have beautiful photos and I’m amazed. I think, “They must have a full-time creative directors and photographers.”
Well, today’s guest showed me how it really works. And how companies like his make brands look REALLY good.
Corbett Drummey is the co-founder of PopularPays, a marketplace that connects brands and creators.

Corbett Drummey is the co-founder of PopularPays, a marketplace that connects brands and creators.


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COO Alliance – If you want your second in command to have a tribe, check out Cameron Herold’s COO Alliance. COO Alliance gives access to mentorship to run ideas by and guide your COO, VP of operations, general manager, or president. If you want them to have that kind of help from Cameron directly and from others, see if it’s a good fit for you or that second in command by going to COOAlliance.com/mixergy


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Today’s guest saw an old technology and said, “What if I modernize it?”
Instead of forcing people to remember the company name on a billboard, their phone number, write it down, and go buy it. “What if I create a web page where anyone can go and buy like they buy anything else?”
I care about his story. But I’m also thinking in my head, “What else is outdated that we can modernize using some of the things that we already know?” And as you’ll see, he started out very basic the way that you can when you come up with something that you want to modernize.
Matt O’Connor is the founder of AdQuick, a marketplace to buy and sell outdoor advertising.

Matt O’Connor is the founder of AdQuick, a marketplace to buy and sell outdoor advertising.


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COO Alliance – If you want your second in command to have a tribe, check out Cameron Herold’s COO Alliance. COO Alliance gives access to mentorship to run ideas by and guide your COO, VP of operations, general manager, or president. If you want them to have that kind of help from Cameron directly and from others, see if it’s a good fit for you or that second in command by going to COOAlliance.com/mixergy




Trainual – Trainual is a SaaS that helps businesses automate their onboarding and training by documenting every process, policy, and procedure in one simple, searchable, teachable system. Trainual is on a mission to make small business easier by automating training manuals for busy companies around the world.


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My marathon series has brought me here to Singapore and I’ve got an interview with an entrepreneur I’ve really been looking forward to meeting.
His name is Arrif Ziaudeen. He is the founder of Chope. Chope lets you book a reservation at a restaurant, but you also have the backend stuff that we’ll talk about in this interview.

Arrif Ziaudeen is the founder of Chope, a real time restaurant-reservation booking platform that connects diners with its partner restaurants.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




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Stash is a mobile first investment platform that helps people simplify their investing and banking through education and user experience. I don’t think even that description does it justice.
Users are really happy that they invested $200 or $300. Most finance companies don’t get excited about their users who have $200 or $300. Stash seems to be drawing them in. I want to know if you can actually build a business that way.
We’re going to find out how he is changing investing and changing banking in this interview.

Brandon Krieg is the co-founder of Stash, a mobile-first investment platform that helps people simplify investing and banking through education and user experience.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




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When I was a kid, aspiring to be an entrepreneur, I remember hearing that Howard Hughes was addicted to something that let him work through the night.
Frankly, it was a handful of entrepreneurs who had that and in my head, I said to myself, “I’d be willing to make that trade-off. If I could take a drug that would make me work harder through the night, I’d be absolutely willing to do it. Yeah, my health would suffer, but you know what? Life makes your health suffer. I’d be willing to do it.”
My biology doesn’t allow me to get into drugs. But it turns out that it’s not some kind of superpower, at least according to Michael Dash’s experience. He is an entrepreneur who built an HR company called Parallel HR Solutions, grew it. We’ll find out how big he got it. And along the way was addicted to Adderall.
Most entrepreneurs will not talk to me about it here. They will talk to me about it in private. Michael Dash is willing to do it, so we’re going to talk to him about that.

Michael Dash is the author of Chasing the High which chronicles his journey through addiction and lawsuits.


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Trainual – Trainual is a SaaS that helps businesses automate their onboarding and training by documenting every process, policy, and procedure in one simple, searchable, teachable system. Trainual is on a mission to make small business easier by automating training manuals for busy companies around the world.


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Joining me today is an entrepreneur I’m especially excited to talk about for a few different reasons. Number one, he’s a Mixergy listener. He’s somebody who’s listened just like you and has had these stories embedded in his head. Number two, he is outside the United States.
He is in India where I’m seeing more and more entrepreneurs are doing killer stuff.
The problem he saw is people don’t like forms. People like people. And so you’re going to get a lot of drop off when leads don’t want to fill in your form and give you their email address. That means you are losing people that you paid money for or you worked hard to create a site to cater to.
Ish Jindal is the founder of TARS which helps businesses boost their PPC conversion rates through Conversational Landing Pages.

Ish Jindal is the founder of TARS which helps businesses boost their PPC conversion rates through Conversational Landing Pages.


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Oswald Yeo is the founder of Glints, a tech-enabled recruitment platform.
I want to find out in this interview how he started with a niche and grew the company out.

Oswald Yeo is the founder of Glints, a tech-enabled recruitment platform.


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How many freaking email marketing companies are there out there? And how could so many of them be doing well?
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who said, “I see that there are people sending out email. I see that there’s software to do it. I’m going to jumping in and do it too.”
And the reason that he was able to do it, he says, is because he saw a problem that nobody else addressed. He was dealing with a market that other people weren’t familiar with.
Rytis Lauris is the founder of Omnisend, an omnichannel marketing automation tool for e-commerce. He’s doing well and I want to find out how.

Rytis Lauris is the co-founder of Omnisend, omni-channel marketing automation tools for e-commerce.


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Joining me today is an entrepreneur who, while in school, had Steve Jobs come into his class and rock his world.
He ended up doing business with someone who worked with Steve Jobs, as you’ll hear in this interview.
Nicholas Vandenberghe is the founder of Chili Piper, which helps qualified leads automatically book a meeting or start a phone call right after they fill out a form on your site.

Nicholas Vandenberghe is the founder of Chili Piper, which helps qualified leads automatically book a meeting or start a phone call right after they fill out a form on your site.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




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Joining me is an entrepreneur coming at us straight from Moscow in Russia. Nikita Obukhov is a guy who realized it’s really hard to build websites. We need to make it easier.
And so he created a company called Tilda. It’s a website builder that doesn’t require you to use any code.
I want to find out how he bootstrapped it.

Nikita Obukhov is the founder of Tilda, a website builder that doesn’t use any code.


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Today I’m in Singapore and there’s so much that has blown my mind while I’ve been here. I want to talk to today’s guest about that and so much more.
Oliver Tan is the founder of ViSenze, which does visual search recognition. I want to understand how he came up with this technology and how he got his first customers to trust him.
Sometimes I feel I’m missing out on software by being limited to the U.S. This company is a perfect example of that. We’ll find out more about it in this interview.

Oliver Tan is the founder of ViSenze, which does visual search recognition.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




COO Alliance – If you want your second in command to have a tribe, check out Cameron Herold’s COO Alliance. COO Alliance gives access to mentorship to run ideas by and guide your COO, VP of operations, general manager, or president. If you want them to have that kind of help from Cameron directly and from others, see if it’s a good fit for you or that second in command by going to COOAlliance.com/mixergy


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Joining me is an entrepreneur who recognized the problem that advertising kind of sucks online.
People have ad blockers because ads are distracting and aren’t usually helpful. Publishers aren’t in love with ads because they just pollute the site and they don’t add much value.
Today’s guest stepped in and said, “You know what? What if we don’t just run banner ads? What if we offer a quiz or a poll that gets people more engaged?”
That’s the idea that worked for him. And after failing with a previous idea, this business is actually taking off really fast. I invited him here to talk about how he did it. Zack Dugow is the founder of Insticator, which increases revenue and engagement for publishers.

Zack Dugow is the founder of Insticator, which increases revenue and engagement for publishers.


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Joining me is a repeat guest. Bryan Kreuzberger came on a few years ago to talk about how he was helping salespeople send out email and get responses. And his approach was so good.
His simple approach for getting an email to the CEO, and then having him forward it down to the right person has been phenomenal for me.
He’s made a transition though. He went from teaching people how to do this to both teaching and doing it as a service. I’m fascinated by that transition because I’m noticing that more and more companies are making the switch. I want to learn from it and I want to feature that here on Mixergy.

Bryan Kreuzberger is the founder of Breakthrough Email, an outbound agency.


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ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by upgrading to an automated platform. Start sending follow-up that adapts to your customers’ behavior so you are sending the perfect message at the perfect time. You’ll have happier customers and higher conversions. See why over 150,000 marketers use ActiveCampaign to create intelligent marketing that gets better results.


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Joining me today is an entrepreneur who says he went from rags to riches. Unfortunately, he went right back to rags in a really bad situation that helped him lose what he says is over $100 million. But through hard work, through patience, and through the belief of people around him the guy was able to get right back up to the top.
David Meltzer is co-founder of Sports1Marketing, a global sports and entertainment marketing agency.
We’ll talk about what that means and what his connection is to events like the Super Bowl. He is also the author of multiple books, including the latest which is called “Game-Time Decision Making: High-Scoring Decision Making Strategies from the Biggest Names in Sports.”

David Meltzer is co-founder of Sports1Marketing, a global sports and entertainment marketing agency.


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Today I have an Australian founder which is usually a challenge because they are in a whole other time zone from my office in SF. But as part of my marathon series, I’m making these interviews happen.
Dylan Baskind is the founder of Qwilr, which allows people to create beautiful proposals, sales and marketing documentation as web pages.
We’re going to find out how well this business is doing and find out a little bit about Australian culture in this interview.

Dylan Baskind is the founder of Qwilr, which allows people to create beautiful proposals, sales and marketing documentation as web pages.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




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As an entrepreneur launching a company, getting a website or mobile app developed can be painful and out of reach. How do you get things done on a limited budget?
Samuel Morhaim is Founder and CEO of Vantage IO which creates web/mobile applications, IoT solutions, voice skills and data analytics solutions in addition to consulting and advisory services.
Samuel Morhaim saw the pain point of entrepreneurs needing development tools and launched Vantage IO to help deliver the software that entrepreneurs need.

Samuel Morhaim is Founder and CEO of Vantage IO which creates web/mobile applications, IoT solutions, voice skills and data analytics solutions in addition to consulting and advisory services.


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Before I was doing interviews, I was doing live events. I thought the best way for entrepreneurs to learn from each other is to come out to a live event to meet other entrepreneurs.
The problem was that I had was really interesting people come and I wouldn’t know how to show people this. I took a bunch of pictures, but looking at a bunch of strangers wasn’t captivating enough. And somehow I discovered Animoto.
Jason Hsiao is the founder of Animoto, an online video maker that makes it easy for small businesses to create professional quality video.

Jason Hsiao is the founder of Animoto, an online video maker that makes it easy for small businesses to create professional quality video.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




Trainual – Trainual is a SaaS that helps businesses automate their onboarding and training by documenting every process, policy, and procedure in one simple, searchable, teachable system. Trainual is on a mission to make small business easier by automating training manuals for busy companies around the world.


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Today’s guest runs one of many companies that I think are not just changing my life, but changing the lives of many people. I remember when I first started to see electric scooters show up in San Francisco. It made so much more sense than waiting for a car to come pick you up.
We’re living in a city with hardly any rain, hardly any terrible weather. And suddenly these electric scooters showed up all over the city.
Today’s guest is the creator of one of the first scooters that I ever saw here in San Francisco. Euwyn Poon is the co-founder of Spin, a stationless electric scooter sharing company.

Euwyn Poon is the co-founder of Spin, a stationless electric scooter sharing company.


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As part of my marathon series I want to get to know entrepreneurs and talk about entrepreneurship in different parts of the world.
Today I’m in Sydney, Australia with Hana-Lia Krawchuk. Hana-Lia is the founder of Love To Dream, which makes swaddles & baby sleeping bags for any season.
It’s a phenomenal business that has spawned other products like SleepSack, which I’m a big believer in. We’re going to find out about how she built up this business.

Hana-Lia Krawchuk is the founder of Love To Dream, which makes swaddles & baby sleeping bags for any season.


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A few weeks ago, I interviewed Joel Hooks who created a site called Egghead which offered developer video training.
And he grew it $250,000 a month in revenue, which is substantial. One of the things he told me during the interview was that he learned how to do it by joining this course called Stacking the Bricks.
Today I have the founder of that program. Alex Hillman is founder of Stacking the Bricks which helps people make the shift from service businesses into products that they can sell over and over.

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My goal with this interview is to understand how today’s guest has grown his business through his phenomenal marketing. He’s very understated about it, which is good because I want this type of approach for my business.
I want to grow through good marketing that I could feel proud of and that doesn’t overwhelm the product. I want marketing that actually enhances the reputation of the product.
My guest today is Dave Rogenmoser, the co-founder of Proof, a SaaS that helps build social proof and increase conversion rates by displaying recent customer activity on your website.

Dave Rogenmoser is the co-founder of Proof, a SaaS that helps build social proof and increase conversion rates by displaying recent customer activity on your website.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.




ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by upgrading to an automated platform. Start sending follow-up that adapts to your customers’ behavior so you are sending the perfect message at the perfect time. You’ll have happier customers and higher conversions. See why over 150,000 marketers use ActiveCampaign to create intelligent marketing that gets better results.


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Nathan Lustig is the co-founder of Magma Partners, an early-stage investment firm that supports the best Latin American entrepreneurs to launch and scale in the US.
Nathan literally wrote the book on what it’s like to do business in different parts of Latin America. It’s called “Crossing Borders: A Venture Capitalist’s Guide to Doing Business in Latin America.”
I wish I had read it before I flew to Mexico City to do my first set of interviews because he really explains how the world south of the American border operates when it comes to startups and business.

Nathan Lustig is the co-founder of Magma Partners, an early-stage investment firm that supports the best Latin American entrepreneurs to launch and scale in the US.


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How do you put systems in place when you are used to doing everything yourself?
Jane Lu is the Founder of Showpo which is an online fashion company based in Sydney Australia.
Jane Lu started Showpo doing everything herself back in 2010. Nine years later she now has a team of 150 people and is making $60M a year in revenue.

Jane Lu is the Founder of Showpo which is an online fashion company based in Sydney Australia.


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Today’s guest has come full circle from having me on his podcast to now running the annual Podcast Movement conference.
Dan Franks is Co-Founder and President of Podcast Movement which is the worlds’ largest and longest running podcast conference.
I find out from Dan how the conference’s growth has exploded over the years and what we can expect from this year’s conference.

Dan Franks is Co-Founder and President of Podcast Movement which is the worlds’ largest and longest running  podcast conference.


 


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The James Altucher Show – James Altucher has started and ran more than 20 companies and is currently an investor in and advisor to over 30, but at one point, James lost everything. In a matter of months, his account drained from $15 million to $143. Depressed and on the floor, James realized the only way to be truly successful and fulfilled is to “choose yourself.” Now, James Altucher is a bestselling author, successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master, & host of The James Altucher Show podcast. Text ANDREW to 50445 to receive James Altucher’s free Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing


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What do you do when you’ve sold the company that you’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears into? Launch another company, of course.
Sean Byrnes is the CEO & Co-Founder of Outlier.ai which delivers automated business analysis for some of the largest consumer businesses in the world.
Sean built Flurry into a successful analytics platform for mobile apps and sold it to Yahoo in 2014. He then launched Outlier.ai.

Sean Byrnes is the CEO & Co-Founder of Outlier which delivers automated business analysis for some of the largest consumer businesses in the world.


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After launching Carzy Egg, KISSMetrics & other software companies, Neil Patel now says it’s too easy to create software. That means software makers can’t charge much.
Listen to why his new service business, Neil Patel Digital, is doing so well.
You’ll also hear if he really loves his wife, why KISSMetrics closed, why he’s copying paid software and giving it for free, why he had a roommate, and more.

Neil Patel is a Co-Founder of Neil Patel Digital which offers digital marketing services.


 


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Where do you find inspiration for launching a company? Sometimes that inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places.
Matt Barrie is Founder and CEO of Freelancer which is a global online freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace.
When Matt was unable to enlist friends and family to help with a simple task when he was building his mom’s website, his simple job posting on a website looking for help netted immediate results and provided his “ah-ha” moment for launching Freelancer.

Matt Barrie is Founder and CEO of Freelancer which is a global online freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace.


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What if your business doesn’t need to have full-time workers in the office? Not every business needs to have internal employees.
Nicole Grinnell and Liz Goddard are the Founders of CC: My Admin which lets you hire more than just virtual assistants.
Nicole and Liz recognized that not every business needed a full-time staff and that some tasks could be handled remotely on a part-time basis and thus the collaborated to create CC: My Admin.

Nicole Grinnell and Liz Goddard are the Founders of CC: My Admin which lets you hire more than just virtual assistants.


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What do you do when you come to that realization in your life that your pursuits are leaving you with a sense of emptiness?
Jerry Colonna is one of the founders of Reboot which offers coaching services for individuals, teams and entire organizations.
Jerry’s ah-ha moment was when he realized he was always pursuing the feeling of having enough and that he never was reaching that goal. Now, he helps other founders and entrepreneurs find their fullest potential.

Jerry Colonna is one of the founders of Reboot which offers coaching services for individuals, teams and entire organizations.


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When the biggest consulting firms in the business won’t even let you get your foot in the door, how do you get experience to launch your own firm?
Garrett Mehrguth is the founder of Directive which is a lead generation-based search marketing company for B2B enterprise with a focus on SaaS.
Garrett lived on a food budget of $12 a day, cleaned toilets and bid jobs on Fiverr all the while learning about search and lead generation so he could launch Directive.

Garrett Mehrguth is the founder of Directive which is a lead generation-based search marketing company for B2B enterprise with a focus on SaaS.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.


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Every traveler is different and every trip is different. There’s no one ground transportation solution to fit everyone. Where do you go to find the best solution for you?
Rod Bishop is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Jayride which provides seamless transport experiences for travelers by allowing them to compare and book ground transfers around the world.
Jayride reimagines ground transportation by offering an e-commerce marketplace solution for travelers where they can comparison shop just like they do for flights and hotels.

Rod Bishop is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Jayride which provides seamless transport experiences for travelers by allowing them to compare and book ground transfers around the world.


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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.


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Companies looking for product fulfillment services can find themselves mired down by all of the fees involved from shipping to service fees. Does it have to be that complicated?
Jason Macek is the Founder of Dollar Fulfillment which offers product fulfillment services for a dollar per order.
Jason has bootstrapped Dollar Fulfillment to almost $10 million a year in revenue.

Jason Macek is the Founder of Dollar Fulfillment which offers product fulfillment services for a dollar per order.


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How does a marketing agency stand out in the crowd and rise above the noise to work with some of the top names in the tech industry?
Julian Shapiro is the Founder of Bell Curve which is a marketing agency and training program.
Julian uses reverse engineering to determine the patterns that work for specific types of companies in order to develop a growth strategy quickly for the client.

Julian Shapiro is the Founder of Bell Curve which is a marketing agency and training program.


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A lot of us have a love-hate relationship with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents. Who wants to take the time to document every procedure in your company?
Trent Dyrsmid is the Founder of Flowster which automates workflow for companies as a SOP Management Tool.
Trent Dyrsmid created SOPs for his own business and when people started asking for their own, that’s when he knew he needed to create his own software and Flowster was born.

Trent Dyrsmid is the Founder of Flowster which automates workflow for companies as a SOP Management Tool.


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Pilot – You didn’t start a business to track financial statements or make cash flow spreadsheets. Using Pilot for bookkeeping gives you back the freedom to focus on your business. Pilot does accrual basis bookkeeping in QuickBooks Online, so you’re never locked into a proprietary platform. Plus, you’ll work with the same person each month, so you can rely on them to become an expert in your business. Mixergy listeners get 20% off Pilot Core for 6 months at pilot.com/producthunt.


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Finding someone to help you with tasks and errands whether big or small can be challenging. How do you find someone who is reliable?
Tim Fung is Co-Founder and CEO of Airtasker which is a services marketplace allowing people to outsource chores and errands to people in their local community.
After asking a friend to help him move, Tim was inspired to create Airtasker to create a marketplace for people to connect to have tasks done.

Tim Fung is Co-Founder and CEO of Airtasker which is a services marketplace allowing people to outsource chores and errands to people in their local community.


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What if your dream of “making it big” doesn’t pan out? Do you fold your cards and call it quits?
Gabe Schillinger is the CEO, Producer and Engineer behind Legion Beats which offers quality beats and hooks, mixing and mastering and promo.
Out of desperation when his musical aspirations seemed to hit the skids, Gabe started selling beats online and discovered a whole new breed of “middle class musicians”.

Gabe Schillinger is the CEO, Producer and Engineer behind Legion Beats which offers quality beats and hooks, mixing and mastering and promo.


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Pilot – You didn’t start a business to track financial statements or make cash flow spreadsheets. Using Pilot for bookkeeping gives you back the freedom to focus on your business. Pilot does accrual basis bookkeeping in QuickBooks Online, so you’re never locked into a proprietary platform. Plus, you’ll work with the same person each month, so you can rely on them to become an expert in your business. Mixergy listeners get 20% off Pilot Core for 6 months at pilot.com/producthunt.


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Developing a marketing strategy that is successful can be a painful and intimidating process. What’s the secret of successful marketing?
Amy Porterfield teaches business owners, educators and entrepreneurs the profitable action steps for building a highly-engaged email list, creating online training courses, and using online marketing strategies to sell with ease.
Amy is making $5M a year in revenue with her Digital Course Academy.

Amy Porterfield teaches business owners, educators and entrepreneurs the profitable action steps for building a highly-engaged email list, creating online training courses, and using online marketing strategies to sell with ease.


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We all know that the video conferencing tools that are out there make video conferencing a painful experience. How do you make video conferencing a helpful, inclusive experience?
Max Makeev is a Co-Founder of Owl Labs which offers a 360-degree smart video conferencing camera.
Max Makeev and his Co-Founder, Mark Schnittman created a 360-degree all-in-one vieo conferencing device that centers virtual conferencing around remote participants.

Max Makeev is a Co-Founder of Owl Labs which offers a 360-degree smart video conferencing camera.


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Long before TK Kader sold ToutApp, the company almost died. What sent the company on the downward spiral and how did they recover?
TK Kader is the Founder of the ToutApp which is a sales engagement software platform.
After a board meeting where the members told TK to cut the company down to 15 people, TK refused to accept that ultimatum and ended up with the largest quarter in company history.

TK Kader is the Founder of the ToutApp which is a sales engagement software platform.


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Pilot – You didn’t start a business to track financial statements or make cash flow spreadsheets. Using Pilot for bookkeeping gives you back the freedom to focus on your business. Pilot does accrual basis bookkeeping in QuickBooks Online, so you’re never locked into a proprietary platform. Plus, you’ll work with the same person each month, so you can rely on them to become an expert in your business. Mixergy listeners get 20% off Pilot Core for 6 months at pilot.com/producthunt.


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Figuring out the intricacies of allowing special offers with subscription billing is the stuff nightmares are made of. What do you do if you don’t have the time or the coding ability to figure that out?
Krish Subramanian is a Co-Founder and CEO of Chargebee which is a subscription management and billing solutions system.
Krish Subramanian and his three Co-Founders realized the need for simplifying subscription billing and set about solving it with the creation of Chargebee.

Krish Subramanian is a Co-Founder and CEO of Chargebee which is a subscription management and billing solutions system.


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When a new employee joins your company, do you find the onboarding process to be cumbersome and time-consuming?
Chris Ronzio is the CEO and Founder of Trainual, which is a modern training platform for fast growing businesses.
Trainual takes the headache out of the onboarding process and puts it into a modern training platform and grew the company from $10k/month to $100k/month in just 7 months time.
 

Chris Ronzio is the CEO and Founder of Trainual, which is a modern training platform for fast growing businesses.


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A while back I flew to DC for a Mastermind Conference with Joe Soto.
And what was interesting to me was that the event was profitable for him. It took a lot of strategizing to make sure the event wasn’t a loss.
Well, today’s guest helped him with that. I want to find out how he does it.
Andrew is the co-creator of The SAM Event which is is a 2 day event with speakers and entertainers talking about Sales, Advertising and Marketing.

Andrew is the co-creator of The SAM Event which is is a 2 day event with speakers and entertainers talking about Sales, Advertising and Marketing.


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ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by upgrading to an automated platform. Start sending follow-up that adapts to your customers’ behavior so you are sending the perfect message at the perfect time. You’ll have happier customers and higher conversions. See why over 150,000 marketers use ActiveCampaign to create intelligent marketing that gets better results.


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I’ve interviewed Rand Fishkin several times and I’ve been beating myself up about a question I asked. I’ve got to bring it up in this interview.
Rand Fishkin is the founder of SparkToro which allows you to discover all the sources that influence your audience.
I invited him here to talk about marketing because he’s so good at it.

Rand Fishkin is the founder of SparkToro which allows you to discover all the sources that influence your audience.


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Ryan Deiss is the founder of a Traffic & Conversion, a conference for digital marketers. He is also the founder of DigitalMarketer which offers tools and training for digital marketers.
A few years ago I went to the Traffic & Conversion Summit for the first time. I bought a ticket not expecting to go to any of the sessions, but I bought a ticket wanting to meet people there.
But I underestimated the size of the business and the legitimacy of digital marketing at the time. I want to undo that assumption today and learn how Ryan became one of the best marketers out there.

Ryan Deiss is the founder of a Traffic & Conversion, a conference for digital marketers. He is also the founder of DigitalMarketer which offers tools and training for digital marketers.


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Entrepreneurship requires a driving passion but what happens when your company is taken to the brink of bankruptcy?
Christian Real Bernouin is a Co-Founder of Cuponatic which is an e-commerce marketplace that offers different daily deals on products, services, and getaways.
In 2012, Cuponatic was faced with the prospect of bankruptcy. Now, in 2019, it is hitting $5M in revenue annually.

Christian Real Bernouin is a Co-Founder of Cuponatic which is an e-commerce marketplace that offers different daily deals on products, services, and getaways.


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How do you provide a way for employees to anonymously report misconduct or wrongdoing without fear of retribution?
Sylvain Mansotte is a Co-Founder of Whispli which is a secure, anonymous, cost-effective whistleblowing platform.
In 2012, Sylvain uncovered $20M in fraud within the company that he had recently joined. His experience led to the creation of Whispli.

Sylvain Mansotte is a Co-Founder of Whispli which is a secure, anonymous, cost-effective whistleblowing platform.


 


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How do you build a brick and mortar business like plumbing into a $50M a year business?
John Akhoian is the Founder of Rooter Hero which is a plumbing and rooter service company.
John Akhoian built Rooter Hero from the ground up relying heavily on old-fashion marketing techniques and now has 12 locations across California and Arizona.
 
 

John Akhoian is the Founder of Rooter Hero which is a plumbing and rooter service company.


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How did David Hauser manage to sell Grasshopper for such an enormous sum without any hoopla and turn his focus to nut butter?
David Hauser is the Founder of Grasshopper, which is a virtual phone company and author of Unstoppable.
David sold Grasshopper back in 2015 for $170 and decided to completely switch direction from running an SaaS company to creating nut butter with his company SuperFat.

David Hauser is the Founder of Grasshopper, which is a virtual phone company and author of Unstoppable.


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How do you get customers on board for a revolutionary product before you have even created the product?
Maria Paz Gillet is the Founder of Jooycar which gives clients the ability to get real-time data from vehicles.
Maria saw the need for “pay for usage” car insurance in Chile and sold the idea to customers before creating Jooycar.

Maria Paz Gillet is the Founder of Jooycar which gives clients the ability to get real-time data from vehicles.


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What do you do when you realize you’re not the best fit for the company that you helped to launch?
Dan Reich is CEO and Co-Founder of Troops.ai which is software that makes sales a team sport by empowering people, automating workflows and supercharging sales performance.
After realizing he wasn’t the best person for running the daily business of TULA, Dan found someone else for the job so he could launch Troops.ai.

Dan Reich is CEO and Co-Founder of Troops.ai which is software that makes sales a team sport by empowering people, automating workflows and supercharging sales performance.


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How does a copywriter who was spending 100 hours a week writing copy for clients transition to running a successful copywriting company?
Ray Edwards is a copywriter and communication strategist for some of the top names in business and the author of the book, How to Write Copy That Sells.
Author and copywriter, Ray Edwards’ copywriting course and certification program is bringing in over a million dollars a year.

Ray Edwards is a copywriter and communication strategist for some of the top names in business and the author of the book, How to Write Copy That Sells.


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How do you go from losing everything you’ve built up and sleeping on the floor to using that experience to creating a company that has a global-wide impact?
Peter Rex is the founder of Trustwork, which allows you to find jobs, hire professionals, buy and sell goods, network and collaborate.
Trustwork launched two years ago and already has over 400 employees.

Peter Rex is the founder of Trustwork, which allows you to find jobs, hire professionals, buy and sell goods, network and collaborate.


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Is it possible to have a business model that is not only profitable but donates a percentage of revenue to charity?
Devin Baptiste is a Co-Founder of GroupRaise which is a company that allows groups to book events in restaurants across the US.
GroupRaise helps companies find restaurants to hold events and allows the companies to donate a percentage of the profits to the charity of their choice.

Devin Baptiste is a Co-Founder of GroupRaise which is a company that allows groups to book events in restaurants across the US.


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How do you recover from a huge mistake that has the potential of sinking your company?
Ryan Fyfe is the Founder of Humanity, which is an easy-to-use online employee scheduling and workforce management software.
Ryan Fyfe was about to close a big funding round for Humanity when he discovered unethical practices that were going on that affected the company’s sales metrics.

Ryan Fyfe is the Founder of Humanity, which is an easy-to-use online employee scheduling and workforce management software.


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I didn’t know whether to trust Ryan Levesque last time he was on. He claimed to have a set of sites that turned email subscribers into customers using registration forms that asked questions which helped him segment subscribers.
Then I met (and interviewed) founders who used what he called the Ask Method and I realized how effective his approach was. I even started copying it.
Now he has a book about entrepreneurship, called Choose. I interviewed him about it. And I was still skeptical. But a bit less than last time. Enjoy.

Ryan Levesque is the CEO of The ASK Method Company and the author of the best-selling book, ASK and has just launched his new book, Choose.


 


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How do you go from experiencing phenomenal success to huge loss and have enough confidence to start from scratch?
Tomas Gorny is the Founder and CEO of Nextiva which is a business VoIP service solution.
Nextiva was entirely bootstrapped and in 2019 is set to hit $170 million in revenue.

Tomas Gorny is the Founder and CEO of Nextiva which is a business VoIP service solution.


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How did The Intern Group grow from a horrible looking WordPress site to a company set to hit over 15 million in revenue this year?
David Lloyd is Co-Founder and CEO of The Intern Group which is an international education company that specializes in internship programs.
The Intern Group was born from David’s desire to connect interns with businesses.

David Lloyd is Co-Founder and CEO of The Intern Group which is an international education company that specializes in internship programs.


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Why is Chris Ducker teaching entrepreneurship at Youpreneur?
He has 2 companies that are doing well. Why get distracted?
And, speaking of his companies, how did he create 2 successful companies?
That’s what this interview is about.

Chris Ducker is the Founder of Youpreneur which is an online academy that has experts that share their expertise on how to build your business and become the go-to consultant in your industry.


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Acuity Scheduling was in the news because they were acquired by Squarespace.
We’re reposting this older interview to show you how Gavin Zuchlinski grew his company with spectacular customer support.
Gavin Zuchlinski is the founder of Acuity Scheduling, a 13-year-old calendar scheduling service.

Gavin Zuchlinski is the founder of Acuity Scheduling, a calendar scheduling service.


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On August 4, 2008, I posted a video up on Mixergy where I looked up into the web cam on my computer and I said “I failed.” And I said that I was going to shut down my invitation business and start doing interviews with entrepreneurs and people in general who I admire so I can learn from them and take back what I’ve learned from them to build a more successful company in the future. And I said that along the way you’d get to watch and learn as I learned directly from my heroes. We did it.
A thousand interviews later here I am today bringing back some of the most memorable and most influential interviewees. People who helped me both on camera here with you and off. I invited them on to a Google Hangout to talk about the old days, to ask them some new questions and to do short interviews with them all for you. That’s what this is all about. My goal when I started out was to build a successful company. I think Mixergy is that company. But I wanted to be even more successful. My goal is that I started to talk in interviews afterwards evolved into saying that I would like someone who is watching these interviews to learn from them, to use what they’ve learned and then build a successful company so they can come back and do an interview themselves.

I am the founder of Mixergy, home of the ambitious upstart. And this is my 1,000th interview.


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How does a former lawyer build a multi-million dollar company that teaches social skills.
Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a company that teaches confidence and emotional intelligence.

Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a company that teaches confidence and emotional intelligence, and the host of The Jordan Harbinger Show, which interviews top performers, from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives.


 


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Update: based on the comments we’re getting, Jermaine sent this PDF about Automation.
How does a high school senior from the inner city turn $70 into a multimillion dollar instruction web site?
Jermaine Griggs is the founder of HearAndPlay.com, which trains musicians to play by ear, trains them to play by ear with online music lessons and piano video tutorials.

Jermaine Griggs is the founder of HearAndPlay.com, which trains musicians to play by ear, trains them to play by ear with online music lessons and piano video tutorials.


 


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Walker Corporate Law – Scott Edward Walker is the lawyer entrepreneurs turn to when they want to raise money or sell their companies, but if you’re just getting started, his firm will help you launch properly. Watch this video to learn about him.


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Revolution Productions – Do you have a great product, but people aren’t trying it? You might have too much text on your site. Video, more than text, helps people understand what you’ve created and convinces them to buy it. I recommend you go to Revolution-Productions.com. When you do, talk directly to the founder, Anish Patel, and tell him I sent you. He’ll make sure you have a great video that convinces people to buy your product.


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A few weeks ago, Andrew was interviewed about his inner doubt by Samantha Alford of WomeninBusinesspodcast.com.
I (Arie Saint) thought it was too good not to share with our audience, so I’m publishing it on Mixergy.
Check it out and let’s talk about it in the comments.

Samantha Alford, the founder of the Women in Business Podcast.


 


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You listen to my programs because I don’t do the cute “let’s get to know the author” interviews that others are known for. I hunt down information that you can use because I’m passionate about helping you build a business that your great-great-grandkids would admire you for.
That’s why I kept digging in this interview. I want you (and me too, frankly) to be able to produce the kind of hits that Seth Godin keeps cranking out, seemingly without breaking a sweat. Not only has Seth created 2 big hit businesses, but he’s a writer who keeps introducing ideas that shape the way people think.
In his new book, Linchpin, Seth talks about how to be this prolific. As you’ll hear in my interview, much of it is based on opening up your creativity and learning how to confront your fears, which he says come from your “lizard brain.” Imagine what you could accomplish if you were able to do that. Listen to the full program to find out how.

Seth Godin’s latest book is Linchpin. You can buy it here or see what others say about it on this Squidoo lens. He also writes the world’s most popular marketing blog. And is the founder of Squidoo.


 


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How does a wristband help a founder build a $169 million company?
Ryan Allis is the founder of iContact, a provider of email marketing tools for small businesses. And a company that was recently sold for $169 million to Vocus.
Here’s a quote from the last time I interviewed him, “we incorporated in July ’03, lived in the office, slept on futons, cooked on a George Foreman grill, did whatever we had to do to keep expenses low, while we built up revenue and customers, and improved the product.”
Those are the challenges for a startup and it was inspiring to hear his story from those days. This time, I want to ask him about the challenges of going from a successful startup to a company that generates tens of millions a year.

Ryan Allis is the Co-Founder of iContact, a provider of email marketing tools for small businesses.


 


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Walker Corporate Law – Scott Edward Walker is the lawyer entrepreneurs turn to when they want to raise money or sell their companies, but if you’re just getting started, his firm will help you launch properly. Watch this video to learn about him.


Grasshopper – Don’t make the mistake of comparing Grasshopper with other phone services. Check out their features and you’ll see why Grasshopper isn’t just a phone number, it’s the virtual phone system that entrepreneurs (like me) love.


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The founders of Airbnb are guys who couldn’t make rent a few years ago, but they kept turning desperation into creative solutions. In October 2007, eager to make extra money, they noticed that local hotels were booked up because of a conference. So they pumped up some inflatable mattresses and listed their place online as an “air bed and breakfast.” It was quirky and it worked. That little act of creativity became Airbnb, the (profitable) site that allows anyone to list their extra space for rent.
This interview is full of examples of that kind of hustle, like how they created and sold cereal called “Obama O’s.” That idea brought in a much-needed $30,000, but more importantly, it impressed investor Paul Graham of Y Combinator, who backed them. They jumped on that opportunity too, seizing every chance they could find to get Graham’s advice. His mentorship helped their company become profitable.
Along the way, they got impressive media hits by crafting interesting stories, improved their design by sleeping in their users’ homes and kept changing their product based on feedback. In this interview, they teach you how they did it.

Brian Chesky & Joe Gebbia are two of the co-founders of Airbnb. (The third co-founder is Nathan Blecharczyk.) Airbnb is a marketplace for renting space. Their open platform accommodates a ‘couch to a castle’, including vacation rentals, bed and breakfast, private rooms, and entire apartments. Travelers typically save money and get a local experience, while hosts have an easy way to earn extra cash and meet new people.


 


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Many founders I interviewed on Mixergy told me about how their companies virtually disappeared after they sold them. But 4 years after selling Reddit to Conde Nast, Steve Huffman is so proud of how much its grown that he’d be happy to still own it.
I asked him to teach me how he grew his community, why some Y Combinator-backed founders, like him, succeed while others don’t get any traction and why he never resented his co-founder for getting so much attention.
I also asked Steve about Hipmunk, the travel site he launched which replaces the spreadsheet-like search results that most travel sites use with a more useful design.

Steve Huffman graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Computer Science in 2005. Immediately after leaving Virginia, he founded reddit.com with his college roommate, Alexis Ohanian.


 


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I’ll be honest with you. I felt guilt about an interview that I did years ago with today’s guest. This was back in, let me see here, 2013. I interviewed Sam Ovens about how he built up this consulting business and was teaching people how to do consulting.
I thought maybe I got taken for a ride. It was too good to be true. Then I started hearing people who were in his program talk about how big the program is. Then I started hearing more and more people say they were in the program.
I realized, “Actually maybe I underestimated the guy.” And the more research I did into it, the more I realized that was true. Then I went hat in hand and said, “Hey, Sam, can I interview you again on Mixergy?”
Sam Ovens is the founder of Consulting.com, it offers online training programs to help everyday people start their own consulting businesses.

Sam Ovens is the founder of Consulting.com, it offers online training programs to help everyday people start their own consulting businesses. Sam’s hosting a free webinar which shows you in detail how to start your own consulting business, click here to register for the free training.


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About a year ago I realized that no matter how much effort we’ve put into my email list, I could never double the response rate. We kept growing it, but people were not using email much.
So I started looking around for solutions and I started looking at bots. Bots are basically software that communicates with humans via a chat app. I came across one company that looked too good to be true. It’s called ManyChat. And I said, “I’ve got to find out who the founder is.”
And today, Mikael Yang is the founder of ManyChat. Not only does the software work, but the intelligence behind the scenes of dripping out content, tagging people, interacting with people is brilliant.
This whole space is still pretty young but it’s important to have this conversation because he’s gotten very far and because I want you to see the future of chat as a way of interacting with your customers.

Mikael Yang is the founder of ManyChat, a visual bot builder for Facebook Messenger with broadcasts, analytics, scheduled posting and many other features.


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A topic we don’t talk about on Mixergy is how to actually manage a company. I remember when I was in NYU as an undergrad I loved all my business classes, but management just didn’t feel like me.
I always thought of the guys in Dilbert but entrepreneurs were the ones who were creating, the ones who were doing. Mixergy’s grown and I’ve been running it, but I have to be honest, I’m not doing a great job of running it.
So earlier in the year, the Mixergy team said, “Andrew, go get a COO.” They kept challenging me. One of things that they told me to do was to talk to Cameron Herold.
Cameron Herold was Chief Operating Officer at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? He is also the founder of the COO Alliance, the world’s only organization for those who are second in command.

Cameron Herold was Chief Operating Officer at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? He is also the founder of the COO Alliance, the world’s only organization for those who are second in command.


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Hiring has been a huge issue for me. And in a past interview with Cameron Herold, I brought it up because he’s the founder of the COO Alliance, the world’s leading network for the second in command.
I don’t get embarrassed by a lot of stuff. If you heard my interviews, you hear me get pretty frank about my flaws, my mistakes. But this issue is something I was embarrassed about. I think if I don’t hire somebody to be the second in command at Mixergy, I am probably going to collapse.
So, that’s what today is about. It’s not so much an interview as it is a coaching call with the guy who knows hiring better than anyone else. You’ll get to hear what I learned and my hope is that you benefit from it too.

Cameron Herold is the founder of the COO Alliance, the world’s leading network for the second in command.


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