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How to nurture brand loyalty through Amazon

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Mar 7, 2018
I usually interview tech entrepreneurs about how they built their software companies. Today’s guest tried that and it didn’t work. Now he’s selling the opposite of technology. He’s selling hand grinders. Raj Jana is the founder of JavaPresse, a coffee company dedicated to...

Bots for Business (and my big announcement)

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Feb 7, 2018
This interview is completely different from any other interview on Mixergy. Here’s why–A couple years ago, I invested in a company called Assist that went through a bunch of different iterations, but eventually, it became one of the first Facebook Messenger chatbot makers. I loved...

How a digital agency found its niche in crowdfunding

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Dec 20, 2017
One thing I’ve noticed is that when there’s a shift in the world of technology, new players come in and really grow fast. One shift I’ve seen in online sales is crowdfunding. People aren’t creating products, putting them in stores and hoping that the products sell. They are getting...

A founder faces pivoting or failure (8 separate times)

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Nov 17, 2017
I was invited to do an interview on stage of Podcast Movement, and soon after I got off the stage, this guy who looked like a rockstar came over to talked to me. He started telling me about his company, Proven, and how it’s hiring software for small businesses. I thought, “Does the...

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...

Born in Belarus, now building software in San Francisco

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Oct 20, 2017
Today’s guest used to sell berries and now he sells software. Mikita Mikado is the founder of Pandadoc, an all-in-one solution to automate your contracts, proposals, quotes and more. I invited him here to talk about how he started and grew his business.

Does the world need another freelancer marketplace? Freeeup founder says “Yes”

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Sep 22, 2017
If you’re an entrepreneur listening, chances are you’ve checked out some of the freelance sites looking for help with your website or app. In my case, I was looking for a researcher to get more info on my guests. You might have had the same experience that I did—the results I got back...

How to bring an old tech (like journals) online

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Sep 20, 2017
Today’s guests have had a runaway success with a journal, a freaking journal! Technology that has existed forever. Cathryn Lavery and Allen Brouwer are the cofounders of BestSelf, which develops physical products for high achievers and entrepreneurs. I’ll let them tell you how much...

How did a global company grow without systemizing?

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Aug 7, 2017
I’ve been emailing back and forth with a Mixergy fan who said his revenues were over $10M. He told me in private how much pain he was in because the systems that ran his business weren’t working like they should have. Mario Nawfal is the founder of Athena Group, a collection of companies...

How does Andrew do it? His secret to getting things done

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May 17, 2017
How does Andrew do it? A busy husband and father, what system does Andrew have in place to help him be a successful entrepreneur? What are the secrets of his success? In today’s interview, the tables are turned. Nick McDonald, the founder of 3DayMonk, turns the tables on Mixergy’s...

How Jo Overline kept SwingDev from being a one hit wonder

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May 12, 2017
How does a startup founder keep his company from being a “one hit” wonder? A few years ago, five actually, I did an interview with today’s entrepreneur, Jo Overline of SwingDev. A few weeks ago, Jo emailed me and said, “Andrew, we did it! We used to be a two person...

How two rural Kentucky schoolteachers built a life-changing online business

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Mar 31, 2017
Software companies are the kind of businesses I’m usually excited to talk about. But if we don’t understand how other entrepreneurs work, we only have half a picture. What we want to do is pull in ideas from everywhere and bring them back to our companies. Which is why I invited t...

The company behind Silicon Valley’s dirty little secret

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Feb 27, 2017
There’s a dirty little secret in tech, in Silicon Valley, and I bought into it. The idea is that you use an app to take a photo of a receipt and it magically gets transcribed into the expense app you’re using. It feels like a machine but it’s not. The magic is that it’s actually people...

Andy Rachleff on founding Benchmark & Wealthfront

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Feb 15, 2017
Joining me today is a man who founded one of the legendary firms in all of tech. He is the cofounder of Benchmark, the venture capital firm that has invested in companies such as Uber and Snap. Historically they’ve been known to have successes that go back to Ebay and here he is on Mixergy....

How TickPick is bootstrapping against competitors like StubHub

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Feb 6, 2017
What excites me about this guest is that he’s heard me interview two of his competitors. He knew going into his space that there were tons of competitors—so why did go into it? And how is he still standing? Brett Goldberg is the founder of TickPick which offers a no-fee ticket marketplace...

How to Master Productivity, Discipline and Focus in 100 Days

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Jan 27, 2017
How do you sell something that is old technology in a modern world and get people to love it and to keep buying it? About a year ago, this guy who I’d known for years emailed me and he said that he was coming out with a book, which I thought, “Great. I can’t wait to get it on...

How to run a done-for-you service company without going crazy

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Dec 30, 2016
What today’s guest does is say to companies, Look, you hate handling all these email systems, landing page platforms, right? His company handles it all for them. I know everyone like me who uses marketing automation has a different goal and different set of software. Well, the company that...

How to grow a company beyond JUST YOU

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Dec 28, 2016
When I was at school at NYU there was one professor who I especially loved. He was a guy who had started his own company and was now teaching entrepreneurship. He gave us a book recommendation that, to this day, changed the way I do business. It was called The E-Myth Revisited. It was about...

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...

Two taboo topics with James Altucher

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Nov 21, 2016
I got an email from James Altucher, who I’ve had here on Mixergy several times, and he said, “Hey Andrew, just wanted to mention some things that have changed since I was last on your podcast.” Usually that’s kind of a boring email, but James had me. There were a lot of lines in there...

Pattern for creating a profitable startup?

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Nov 7, 2016
Dane Maxwell is a founder of Paperless Pipeline, software that simplifies real estate transaction management and of The foundation, which can help you start a software business even if you have no experience.

How Drip started as a widget and was acquired by Leadpages for a life-changing sum

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Nov 2, 2016
I’m really excited to have today’s guest on. This is a guy who has started things like MicroConf and Micropreneur Academy and he’s just been plugging away, bootstrapping from his house. The stuff he creates is high quality, the people he works with love him and have life-changing...

Sam Altman on Y Combinator, Loopt & Work Habits

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Oct 24, 2016
Sam Altman is the President of YC Group, which oversees Y Combinator, the seed investment firm that has funded 1,500 startups with a combined value of $80 billion. (Late applications accepted here.) Before that, Sam founded Loopt, a location-based software company. My goals for this interview...

Why Alex Osenenko thinks your service business is scalable

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Sep 28, 2016
A while back I got an email from today’s guest, who said, “Hi Andrew. I’m listening to your July 25th interview with Glenn Elliott and I can’t help but write you this note. One of the first things that Glenn said was the digital marketing company that he founded trapped...

How Chad Billmyer built a marketplace for communities of enthusiasts

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Sep 26, 2016
When I’m not just doing real business stuff, I’m still one of those people who goes online into different forums. Like I recently got into Soylent, so I went to the Soylent forum. When I got into the Apple Watch, I went into the Apple Watch forum. I’m one of those people. And...

Is Nathan Latka a bulls%@# artist?

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Sep 16, 2016
Or is he an incredible promoter of his personal brand and his podcast?
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Create products people want (By building in increments)

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Sep 6, 2016
“We were throwing things against the wall,” says Justin Kan, founder of Justin.tv, Twitch, Exec, Socialcam, and now a Y Combinator partner. (He’s also a power-user on Snapchat, where he’s...

How Sprinklr became a billion dollar unicorn

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Jul 29, 2016
What you’ll notice when you look out into the entrepreneurial landscape is that most people don’t even see changes as they happen. It’s not until years later that they realize there’s been a big shift in the market. Well, today’s guest saw the big shift. One that went from email...

How Ben Kirshner brought meritocracy to digital marketing

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Jul 13, 2016
Because I’ve been doing this for so long, I get recommendations for guests from people who’ve heard about Mixergy, who know about Mixergy’s history who want certain people to be interviewed here. A few months ago I got an email from a guy who said to me, “Andrew, you...

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....

How and idea sketched on a napkin turned into $1M in just 9 months

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Jun 15, 2016
I hope this isn’t awkward, but to be honest with everyone, I wasn’t sure I wanted to do this interview. I wasn’t sure the idea was big enough—it seemed too simplistic. But then I had a conversation with today’s guest and I got fired up. Here’s the deal. This guy had an idea that...
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How to build a location independent team

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Jun 14, 2016
Alvaro Oliveira is the VP of Talent Operations at Toptal, an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers and designers in the world.

Sales tactics from a cold-calling machine

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Jun 10, 2016
Today I’ve got an interview for you with someone who feels like a cold calling machine. I don’t know that I’ve ever interviewed someone who embraces the idea of cold calling, who loves it so much. Frankly, I feel that if you can cold call, you have a super power because you...

Timo Rein on growing Pipedrive from 1,000 customers to over 30,000

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Jun 3, 2016
There’s a piece of software that I use that’s built by the entrepreneur you’re about to meet today. It’s called Pipedrive. You’ve heard me talk about it forever because it changed our whole business. We used to struggle keeping track of all the potential...

How Doist competes in a world full of to-do apps

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Jun 1, 2016
Here’s what’s amazing about today’s guest: he created a to-do app in a world that was just full of to-do apps, project management software, and people who didn’t need any of it, people who just wanted to use a post-it note. Really, in a world full of competitors, in...

How a former prisoner launched Pigeonly, a startup for inmates

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May 27, 2016
A few months ago I was in Las Vegas and I met this guy, Steven, who’s been listening to Mixergy for a long time. He walks up to me and says, “Andrew, you should interview the founder of my company.” I said, “What’s the company?” He said,...

How Russell Brunson solved the biggest challenge of online sales

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May 18, 2016
Today’s guest was selling things online and was really good at it, but he had this problem… It took a long time to make funnels. Frankly, that’s a problem that I have too. Every part of creating a sales experience is challenging. So, he said, “I’m going to build a...

Working 80hrs/wk? No time to launch a company? Watch this interview

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May 16, 2016
Joining me today is a guy who I’m really proud to introduce to my audience. He’s a hard worker–and when I say hard worker, wait until you hear what this guy did. When you go to AP, and so many other sources, it feels like a human being wrote an article that’s interesting...

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 to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For”

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May 9, 2016
I get really excited about systems. In fact, we’ve done a series of interviews around systems because frankly I needed it. I needed to organize my company. I just wanted a process. When I was thinking about how to do it, I remembered back to my entrepreneurship class where Professor Craig...
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How to grow your audience (Using an Ambassador Program)

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May 3, 2016
  Mixergy Premium members, you know that this is completely different from how I usually create courses for you. I’m sure you’ve noticed: I’m obsessed with the substance of...

How to sell something other than your time

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May 2, 2016
If you’ve been listening to Mixergy for long enough, you probably know today’s guest came on a while back to teach a course. Just before we recorded the course, he said, “Andrew, this is private but I sold my company.” But he swore me to secrecy and I take that stuff very...

Don’t be afraid to charge: “There is room for paid training and free training to coexist”

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Apr 18, 2016
Today we’re going to find out how today’s guest went from $5,000 a year t0 $500,000 a year. Joey Korenman is the founder of School of Motion, which is dedicated to premium motion design training. We’ll talk about what motion means and we’ll also talk about his upcoming...

How to find a qualified niche (so you can sell without the hardsell)

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Apr 8, 2016
Today’s guest is a guy who used to sell door to door until he started his own company from scratch. He later sold that company for $16.8 million and decided to teach people to sell without hard selling. Matthew Pollard is The Rapid Growth Guy where he helps you find a business niche and...

How Laura Roeder used her tribe to pivot to $2.5M in just 18 months

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Apr 1, 2016
Joining me today is a repeat guest. Back in 2011 I got an email from Laura Roeder that said, “Hey, Andrew, you should interview me.” I liked how simply she built her business. She showed us how she did social media, how she was willing to do a webinar even if hardly anyone was watching. One...

How Collin Stewart successfully pivoted an unsuccessful CRM company

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Mar 21, 2016
Today I’ve got with me a guy who used to listen for years and I’m so proud to have him on here to talk about how he built up his company. His name is Collin Stewart. He is the founder of Carb. Carb helps companies build their outbound sales teams. Before that

How Mark Podolsky built a 7 figure business flipping vacant land

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Mar 4, 2016
We don’t usually cover this topic here on Mixergy, where I usually focus on tech startups. But I’m interested in what today’s guest has built. Mark Podolsky is The Land Geek and offers a course on flipping vacant land. I have to admit, I don’t know that much about buying...

How Mike McCready built a system to predict music trends and hit potential

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Feb 22, 2016
Today’s guest is a man who built up a company that I happened to read about in The New Yorker about 10 years ago. Malcolm Gladwell, one of my favorite writers, wrote a piece that included a that can predict what song is going to be a hit. It was so intriguing, especially since figuring...
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How to achieve more (by having a productive day)

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Feb 2, 2016
Let’s just solve this whole productivity problem, shall we? That’s what we had in mind when we asked UJ Ramdas to join us for a special live event for Mixergy Premium members. Because so...

How list-making app Workflowy got 1,000,000 registered users

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Feb 1, 2016
I recently got an email from a Mixergy fan named Utsab Saha that said, “You’ve got to check out the founder of this company. Back when he was in high school, he created this neat little business.” Then Utsab told me that this founder is now working on a company called...

How a niche company is bringing guerrilla marketing to crowdfunding

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Jan 20, 2016
Today’s guest runs a marketing company–there are tons of those, a dime a dozen. But he’s got a twist. He’s focused. He’s really specialized. He’s helping people who have crowd funded projects get more funding. So you would only go to him and work with this...

An uncomfortably revealing interview with John Lee Dumas of EOFire (Live from Podcasters Paradise)

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Jan 4, 2016
I asked John to reveal stuff that most people wouldn't feel comfortable revealing about his relationship, about his mentor, and about....

The startup challenges even a PROVEN entrepreneur faces

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Dec 9, 2015
In this interview you'll hear what Prompt.ly did to keep customers....

How Bench pairs automated bookkeeping software with real bookkeepers

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Nov 25, 2015
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who is solving a giant problem for businesses...

Get emancipated from your business through automation

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Nov 11, 2015
In this interview, you'll hear how Chad built his vacuum accessories business way beyond Amazon and freed himself to grow a software company...
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Create predictable revenue (By adopting the subscription model)

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Oct 27, 2015
In his Mixergy course, John gives you his complete, step-by-step system...
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How to create a sales funnel (From SCRATCH)

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Oct 13, 2015
A lot of people try to build a sales funnel like this...

How a developer became a profitable founder (with no business experience)

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Oct 7, 2015
In today's interview, we're going to hear about a developer who says he knew nothing about business...
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How to get recurring revenue (For freelancers)

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Sep 22, 2015
When most of us think of recurring revenue, we think SAAS company. Month after month, magical software elves automatically bill your customers. But with service business...

How MarketBeat founder gets traffic to convert (20,000 times a month)

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Sep 8, 2015
He's using computer-generated content to crank out thousands of articles a day on financial news...

How Brady Lewis built a better system for his brick & mortar company (that’s making $7M/yr)

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Sep 4, 2015
Instead of my regular introduction I’m going to read you an email that today’s guest actually wrote to me in 2012...

How Brad Martineau built a $3M business consulting for Infusionsoft customers

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Jul 20, 2015
I don't think I should be interviewing today's guest. I think I should be hiring his company...
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How to Build a business you love (And have a life too)

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Jun 9, 2015
How do you delegate when no one knows your business as well as you do? And what if you don’t have time to hire--what if you just need to get the work done right now? In his Mixergy course, Chuck answers those questions and more...

How to build a consulting business into a product business

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Apr 22, 2015
At his consulting company, Tim built platforms for authors. Now on his personal site, he teaches authors how to do it for themselves.
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How to boost your productivity (By journaling)

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Mar 17, 2015
UJ Ramdas was stuck in a system. But he was an entrepreneur at heart and wanted to go his own way. The way he got through it and reached his goal: Journaling.
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How to create an inbound sales machine (to maximize conversions and paying customers)

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Mar 3, 2015
In his Mixergy course, Steli shows you how you can build a sales machine so you can grow your sales. Here are three highlights from the course...
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How to productize your service (And break free of hourly billing)

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Feb 24, 2015
Brian Casel was billing by the hour and chained to his business. But after he learned what he’s going to teach you today, he was able to take a weeklong family vacation, and his business kept running without him...
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Generate 200% more traffic (Through referral campaigns)

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Jan 20, 2015
If your business is pulling six figures every month, you have to be on the right track, right?

Turn your problems into products that companies are eager to buy

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Dec 17, 2014
How do you turn your problems into products that companies want to buy?

A founder with a startup process you can replicate

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Dec 10, 2014
What gets me the most excited is entrepreneurs who have a process for building their businesses. Today we have an entrepreneur who did just that...

How to break through and get traction

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Dec 5, 2014
What do you do if you create a great product and people still aren't using it? Today's guest says that's what happened to him....
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How to use Lean Analytics (To build a better start-up faster)

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Nov 18, 2014
When a startup fails, most founders wonder, “What happened?” That’s the situation Benjamin Yoskovitz was in a few years ago...

How the startup you’ve never heard of is competing with Google Analytics

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Nov 17, 2014
Check out how well the company behind an open source alternative to Google analytics doing...

How Paula Long co-founded a storage startup that was acquired for $1.4B

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Nov 14, 2014
When the deal was announced, it was the largest ever cash purchase of a private venture backed technology company...

If one startup fails TWICE, is it over?

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Nov 7, 2014
Before the interview started, I said to my guest, "I'm not sure we should do this interview...
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How to get traction (A Startup Guide to Getting Customers)

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Oct 28, 2014
Even if your product is really awesome, your startup might fail. But in his Mixergy course, Gabriel shows you how to get traction...
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How to create predictable revenue (And double your sales)

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Oct 21, 2014
In his Mixergy course, Aaron shows you how to create predictable revenue by stop doing what’s not working...

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