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Rand Fishkin’s Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World

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Jun 18, 2018
Today I’ve got Rand Fishkin, the co-founder of Moz. He’s also the author of a book that I’ve really been enjoying “Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World.” Rand is known for giving people really actionable, useful, effective advice on...

How a certified Infusionsoft consultant bootstrapped his own membership software

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Apr 13, 2018
I’m excited to have today’s guest on because I kept hearing about the membership software he created. As someone who has a membership site myself, I should have had him on a long time ago. Micah Mitchell is the founder of Memberium which allows anyone to build powerful, automated...

How to turn your consultancy into a SaaS

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Dec 15, 2017
You know from these interviews that founders who address a deep pain for their customers are the ones who create the most dependable successes. Today’s guest was doing consulting work when he and his team uncovered an issue that his clients had. Well, that issue lead him to create a software...

How to look at the data behind your startup

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Dec 4, 2017
My hesitation for you about this interview is once you find out what today’s guest does, you’re kind of going to feel a little bit like my mom did the first time I took her to an Apple Store. She was completely intimidated by the technology. Sometimes the things we’re a little...

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 do you explain a hard-to-explain business?

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Oct 23, 2017
I pride myself on researching my guests—but I couldn’t research today’s guest enough. Every time I dug down to understand what he does I still felt I didn’t understand. Apparently if you pay him enough, he and his team of geniuses can solve just about any problem. Walter O’Brien is...

How Master of Code is building chatbots for heavy-hitter clients

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Aug 11, 2017
I’ve been really obsessed with chatbots—I think it’s the future of company-to-human interaction. The more curious I got about the space the more I found out about the company Master of Code. At first I just thought of them as chatbot makers for heavy-hitter brands, but they do way more...

How Shep Gordon turned clients like Alice Cooper into stars

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Mar 22, 2017
You guys are about to meet one of my heroes. I’ve watched his documentary 30 times because I love his creativity so much. Shep Gordon is an American talent manager, Hollywood film agent, and producer. In this interview we’ll talk about he turned clients like Alice Cooper and Luther...

How Sam Ovens is helping everyday people start their own consulting businesses

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Mar 3, 2017
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...

How being called a “software weenie” by an employer turned Curtis Hite into an entrepreneur

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Feb 13, 2017
Today I’ve got the story of an entrepreneur who was happily working for a company and things were going well until someone said something to him that sent him in a totally different direction. It was one of those moments in his life that became a turning point. We’re here to talk about the...

Valuing creativity over profit

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Feb 3, 2017
There is one proven method I’ve noticed from interviewing successful founders. It’s a process that starts with understanding a customer’s pain and then addressing that pain. That’s what today’s guest did. He started a consulting company, found a problem his clients had and then...

Proven marketing tactics from Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula

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Jan 25, 2017
Today I’ve got an author which may seem a little different but it’s really not. I used to think that authors don’t actually make money from their books. I thought they built up a reputation and make money selling consulting services but that the books are kind of a loss. And then I met...

How to master your life (from the master of time management)

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Dec 7, 2016
I mostly interview founders in the tech and software space but as you can see today, I sometimes venture outside that space when a guest is especially interesting. Today I’ve got Brian Tracy. He is the Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and...

Former Apple Designer Now Works As A Pickle

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Jul 6, 2016
Russ Perry did this interview wearing the pickle costume that he often wears these days. He quit working at Apple because he wanted to spend more time with his daughter. To make money, he started a consulting company, which he hated. That’s when he came up with his big idea, Design Pickle....

The eternal truths of direct marketing

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Jun 24, 2016
If you went into my garage right now, you’d see boxes and boxes and boxes of books. In one of those boxes is a giant collection of big black books. I remember the ads that got me to buy them and the anticipation of having them come in the mail. It was the ads with one-sentence teasers of...

Exclusive: LessAccounting, the Startup That Challenged QuickBooks, Just Sold

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Jun 6, 2016
Six years ago I interviewed the founder of LessAccounting, which challenged the giant QuickBooks by doing less. It had fewer features, a cleaner designer and less clutter. In an exclusive Mixergy interview, the founders of LessAccounting, Allan Branch & Steven Bristol, are announcing that...
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How to get your product into the hands of a celebrity

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May 17, 2016
If Oprah talks about a book, the author is instantly famous. Their book will fly off the shelves faster than it can be printed. And we have the same thing in the startup world, too. Only...

Techniques for rapid growth

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May 11, 2016
The person who you’re about to meet is someone who I got to know at a dinner recently. A past Mixergy interviewee put a dinner together of people who were doing growth for companies. And as I talked to today’s guest, I realized he’s really interesting. He’s got this...

How Nick Kullin created a $70,000/month business practically overnight

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Apr 13, 2016
The way I started this interview is just by asking the guest a few questions, the kind of questions I would ask to warm him up to get to know him and to start things off in the right path, a path where my guest is ready to be fully open. I usually do this before the interview official starts...

How to pivot from a consulting service to SaaS

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Mar 7, 2016
Joining me today is a guy who had a great idea for software, but he couldn’t actually build it out. He didn’t have the money. He didn’t have the resources. So, he and his cofounder created a consulting company that basically did what his future software would do. It’s...

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