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Case Study: Bringing a bootstrapped European software to the U.S. market

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Nov 29, 2017
Accounting software is just a pain in the butt. As much as they modernize it, it still feels centuries old much more complicated than it needs to be. Well, today’s guest said, “I’m a simplifier. I’m going to jump in and create new software that will actually make it...

The parts of entrepreneurship no one wants to talk about

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Nov 15, 2017
Before we started, I was talking today’s guest about how so many entrepreneurs, even close friends of mine, will just hide whenever something goes wrong and not talk about it. As a result, we get this impression that everyone is doing well because when they’re not doing well we...

How to use infoproduct marketing tactics to sell physical products

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Nov 13, 2017
A lot of the first-time entrepreneurs that I interview here are often just out of school, sometimes even have built their businesses in dorm rooms, but today’s guest is not like that. He started his company in his late forties. Steven Sashen is the founder of Xero Shoes, which creates...

Magento founder Yoav Kutner on open-source products

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Nov 3, 2017
Today’s guest and his team created Mageneto, a commerce software so many of my guests say they used to build their sites. They sold to eBay and Yoav, who’s here today, wrote a nasty post about eBay which he later removed. I want to find out about that. I also want to find out how he went...

How childhood homelessness and the military made Jake Hare a better founder

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Oct 30, 2017
There are a few things that make today’s guest unique. He’s an entrepreneur building a consulting agency catering to unfunded startups. He was also homeless at one point and I want to find out how that influenced how he thinks about money and business. Lastly, I want to know how he...

How Snappa founder is so organized he has time for brunch…brunch!

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Oct 25, 2017
I’ve been told that I ask too many personal questions in my interviews. As much as I want to accommodate the audience and give them what they want, I’m never going to cut back on the personal questions. Personal questions aren’t just prying, they lead to a better understanding of the...

How to increase conversions with quizzes

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Oct 2, 2017
Today’s guest is Jeremy Ellens. He is the founder of LeadQuizzes, which helps you generate leads and sales using quizzes. He found a product that he wanted to build and a lot of services companies that try to build products fail, but he succeeded. He actually made it work. This product is...

SunFrog, the $100M dollar, bootstrapped t-shirt platform

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Sep 27, 2017
I’m involved in the tech world and I have never heard of today’s guest or his company. I was a little doubtful when I saw my team’s research. I said, “How can a company this big exist and I haven’t heard about them?” He’s had no outside funding as far...

How to put your life ahead of your company

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Sep 11, 2017
You’re about to meet a founder who says that he puts his life ahead of his company. In fact, he told our team that he never works more than 35 hours a week and yet his company continues to grow. I t grows even when he works on new projects, like the one that he’s got right now....

How a guy with no money launched a startup on Craigslist

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Sep 8, 2017
Imagine you’ve got no money, but you want to start a company. How would you do it? Well, today’s guest is a guy who was in that situation and decided he was going to start with nothing but a Craigslist ad. You’re about to hear how that took off. Michael Georgiou is the...

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days

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Sep 6, 2017
As a result of having done this so long, I get to see guests multiple times and see how their businesses have evolved. Today, I’ve got a three-time interviewee. His name is Chris Guillebeau. When I first had Chris on we talked about his blogging business The Art of Non-Conformity. I was in...

Selling on Amazon? Don’t miss this interview.

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Aug 23, 2017
A few weeks ago, I interviewed an entrepreneur who sells cups on Amazon. He’s making a killing so I interviewed him to find out how he grew his business. When the interview was done, he shot me an email and said, “Andrew, if you really want you to understand how we know what to sell....

Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, Changing the World

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Aug 21, 2017
When I first planned to do this interview, it was about today’s guest’s book and I said, “Great, another bullshit book by a software entrepreneur.” So I read this book within five minutes to prepare and I said, “Andrew, you made a big mistake. This is maybe the...

How to bootstrap from a Tier-2 city in India

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Aug 9, 2017
Today I have an interview with an entrepreneur whose revenues are not as high as the others I’ve interviewed. But to me this interview is more important than the others and here’s why… Just by living in San Francisco I have access to phenomenal entrepreneurs but if I only...

How did Adii Pienaar launch Conversio and generate $2M in revenue in 2 years?

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Jul 28, 2017
What if you could build on your customer relationships simply by offering more attractive and functional email receipts? Adii Pienaar is the founder of Conversio which is an all-in-one marketing dashboard for eCommerce stores. Conversio helps eCommerce sites improve their relationships with...

How Influenster is on pace to hit $18M seven years after launch

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Jul 26, 2017
How did a review site grow so fast that it will hit $18M seven years after launching? Elizabeth Scherle and Aydin Acar are the founders of Influenster which is an app that has millions of product reviews that allow people to like learn and talk about products. Influenster had $11M in revenue in...

How did Martin Rawls-Meehan take on the mattress industry and bootstrap Reverie to a $100M company?

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Jul 14, 2017
How did Martin Rawls-Meehan take on the mattress industry and bootstrap Reverie to a $100M company? Martin Rawls-Meehan is the Founder of Reverie, which is a company that offers custom-made sleep systems. Martin was only 23 when he decided to create a company that builds better sleep systems and...

Physical Product Case Study: How two guys are competing with Yeti

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Jun 19, 2017
I’m noticing there’s a revolution happening in online entrepreneurship. It’s happening with physical goods the same way it happened with companies like Airbnb before anyone even realized it was a revolution. Entrepreneurs get an idea for a physical product and very often they’ll go to...

How independent brands like Myles Apparel are growing in a world of Nike and other giants

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Jun 12, 2017
Today’s guest is Ryan Moses, the cofounder of Myles Apparel. They make things like that jacket you heard me talk about with Noah Kagan in this interview. They make a specialty line of menswear and activewear and we’ll find out why the world needs another line of activewear. I also...

How Jesse Genet launched a packaging company that got the attention of YC

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Jun 7, 2017
Why did Y Combinator, the backers of Airbnb and Reddit and Dropbox and Stripe, invest in a packaging company? That’s what I want to find out in today’s interview. Joining me today is Jesse Genet, the founder of Lumi. Lumi streamlines the supply chain by finding the best packaging...

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