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Using software to improve an antiquated business process

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Jun 8, 2018
One thing that I haven’t really explored in these interviews is that it’s not just finding a pain but often finding new technology to address the pain. There’s a reason why the pain hadn’t been addressed in the past, and often it’s the technology wasn’t there...

How a property manager looking to save time launched Rentec Direct

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Jun 4, 2018
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who owned some property, managed that property by himself, and used Excel to do it all manually. Then he said, “There’s got to be a better way. I can’t keep dealing with this is, especially if I start buying more properties.” So he...

How software is helping smaller e-commerce players grow their businesses

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Jun 1, 2018
I’ve got to be honest with you that before this interview started, I thought, “I’m about to present my audience with yet another Amazon e-commerce business.” And then I said, “It’s okay. It’s actually imperative that I interview more entrepreneurs in...

Case Study: Building to sell

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May 4, 2018
A few years ago I interviewed today’s guest about his martial arts business Science of Skill. And I’m going to be honest with you, I thought the site just looked OK. But Dan Faggella, the founder, told me privately how I didn’t understand marketing automation at all. He...

How opportunity works and where to find it.

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May 2, 2018
Today’s guest started out as a long-haired musician. He then became a real estate guy and then moved on to where he really got his reputation, the dating-advice space. I feel like he conquered it, became one of the biggest names in the space. His name is Eben Pagan and he now teaches...

How does a guy who has no attachment to money make so much money?

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Apr 30, 2018
Today’s guest is someone who said, “I have no attachment to money.” And still, when I look at his revenue online, he’s doing tens of millions of dollars in revenue, and he did it by bootstrapping his company. So how does a guy who says he has no attachment to money make...

NetGenesis, Yesware, JumpCloud founder on what makes a business worth starting

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Apr 27, 2018
When a PR agency contacted me and said, “Hey, Andrew, do you want to interview the author of a new startup book?” I said, “No.” To be honest, I didn’t even look at. And they said, “Wait, this is the startup playbook by two authors. One of them is Rajat...

If you had a successful business, would you take on another one?

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Apr 25, 2018
When I hear an entrepreneur whose business is doing well is shifting his focus, I get curious. I think, what the hell are you doing? You finally hit it, things are working, people respect you for it, why would you shift it? That’s what today’s guest has done. It’s courageous...

How smart brands are using better data to personalize their message

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Apr 16, 2018
Today’s guest is a hustler. I could find research online to show it, but instead I’m going to tell you a story that he doesn’t know that I know about. He’s a guy who recognized that there’s a lot noise in the ad world. He came up with a great solution for it. Eric...

David took over PaleoHacks

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Apr 9, 2018
He’s not the founder. He’s not super-comfortable being the front guy. So how did David Sinick take over PaleoHacks? (And why was he so anxious about this interview?)

How to spinoff a technology from an agency (successfully)

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Mar 30, 2018
Wait until you hear the story my guest today has to tell. I can’t believe that I didn’t know about this. Brandon Evans is a guy who started a company and sold it. Frankly, that alone would make for an interesting interview. But then started another company and was fired from it....

Building a digital marketing agency from nothing

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Mar 21, 2018
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur I have known for 8 years. His name is Ross Hudgens and he’s the founder of Siege Media, a digital marketing agency with a focus on SEO. Here’s the thing that blew my mind about his story: I thought agencies could only grow so big and Siege Media has grown...

What is it like to become a first-time software founder?

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Mar 19, 2018
We read a lot about entrepreneurs who are building SaaS companies and Ethan is someone who said, “I’m going to jump in and try it out.” Ethan Sigmon is the founder of SocialInsight.io, a software that helps you manage your Instagram marketing. I want to talk to him about what...

How Mark Goldenson brought therapy online

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Feb 12, 2018
The guy you’re about to meet in today’s interview started an online therapy business, which years ago I would have said, “Who wants to do that? That seems a little bit impersonal.” But over the years I realized that therapy stinks. Every therapist that I’ve been to...

How 50 Cent, KISS, and Aerosmith are using Messenger marketing

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Feb 9, 2018
I am so frickin’ fascinated by chatbots and it’s because I recognized that reaching my audience via email was a losing proposition. No matter how much effort we were putting into better headlines, better copy, whatever, people just don’t love email. The benefit of Messenger is...

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...

ActiveCampaign founder on keeping a SaaS relevant

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Jan 31, 2018
I’m fascinated by companies that endure leave a legacy. The truth is though that most software companies don’t really end up leaving a legacy. Which is why I was fascinated when I found out that ActiveCampaign was not just still around but growing and getting better and better. And...

How an insurance adjuster got out of the cubicle and modernized an industry

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Jan 19, 2018
Today’s guest is unusual. He worked at AAA for nearly a decade. How does a guy who worked in insurance go on to be an entrepreneur. He’s bootstrapped a profitable business. I want to find out how. Ernie Bray is the founder of AutocClaims Direct, delivers a virtual claims workflow...

How a chain of gyms inspired a software company

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Jan 15, 2018
Today’s guest had a job and came across a problem that was so painful he decided to solve it. As a result, Mike Brown is the founder of FISION which is sales enablement and marketing asset management tool. It gives salespeople all the digital assets they need to close more sales. He went all...

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...

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