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How to be ballsy to create opportunity (even if you have no experience)

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Jun 13, 2018
I am not about to build a shoe company; I am not about to do anything like today’s guest has done but I’m still in awe of what he’s been able to do. He’s created dress shoes that are as comfortable as sneakers and a business that he’s built from scratch. Justin Schneider is the...

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 your business on someone else’s platform

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May 28, 2018
Today’s guest is someone who built his business on someone else’s platform. A lot of people are hesitant to build businesses like that. But it’s working for today’s guest and I want to understand his model. Devin Zander is the founder of SMAR7 Apps, which makes tools that help Shopify...

You should pay attention to the schlep like this founder

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May 23, 2018
And when you find out about today’s guest company, you probably are going to say, “Oh, why do I need to even know about this? This doesn’t seem that interesting.” And you won’t be the first. But here’s the thing: Anyone who sells online should find out about...

Case Study: Selling on Amazon

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May 18, 2018
Today’s guest is making millions by buying from Walmart and selling on Amazon. I grilled him before this interview started to see if this was a real business and turns out that it is. He’s selling online really well so I invited him here to find out what’s working for him. Ryan Grant is...

Mark Cummins couldn’t get a job at Google…so he built a search engine so good that they acquired it

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Apr 4, 2018
Today we’ve got an entrepreneur who created a search engine and sold it to Google about 18 months later. He took some time off and in his off time he invested in some companies, learned the other side of the entrepreneurial journey, and now he is back with a brand new business. The...

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...

Meet the founder who’s taking on Shopify

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Mar 2, 2018
Today’s guest is a guy who has software that allows people to create online stores. The minute I heard about this idea, I said, “Whoa, he’s going to get crushed.” There are competitors already in the space who are really, really big. I’m talking about Amazon and...

Trevor Chapman talks money, family, religion

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Feb 23, 2018
Trevor Chapman is the founder of Summit Bourne Limited which owned a collection of websites, including e-commerce sites and online education sites. I’m really curious about how this guy who came out of nowhere ended up creating a bunch of successful sites that sell, sell, sell? I want 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...

Is wine app Vivino going to be a unicorn?

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Jan 29, 2018
Today’s guest had an experience with wine that left him feeling stupid. Instead of feeling defeated by the experience he decided it was something he wanted to fix. And he did fix it. He created a solution called Vivino. It’s what many analysts are now calling a unicorn. Heini Zachariassen...

How deodorant sold at Farmer’s Markets grew into a company sold to Unilever

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Jan 26, 2018
Today’s guest has had some big news since we booked this interview. She’s sold her company! Jaime Schmidt is the founder of Schmidt’s Natural, plant-powered odor protection with ingredients like charcoal, rose, and jasmine. I want to find out how she built it from a product only available...

How a serial dabbler launched The Baby Bathwater Institute

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Jan 22, 2018
If you guys have been listening to me, you know that I’ve been jazzed about this event coming up called Baby Bathwater. Well, I was talking to the founder and I asked him what he was doing before and he told me he used to have a supplements company. I’ve always been intrigued by supplement...

Minibar Delivery’s insane advantage of entering a highly regulated space

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Jan 17, 2018
I’m shocked when I hear an entrepreneur is getting into a space with a lot of regulation. But there’s a lot of value in doing it. Not only is there a fortune to be made, you can also have a real impact on the world by going into a space many other people are afraid to enter. That’s what...

A food delivery lifestyle business pivots to solve a bigger problem for grocery stores

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Jan 8, 2018
About six years ago I interviewed the entrepreneur you’re about to meet. He started a snack delivery service called Madtown Munchies and he built it up from one guy with a bicycle to a $380k business. We stayed in touch after that interview but recently I’ve been wondering what happened to...

Three startup myths debunked by a founder selling meat online

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Dec 11, 2017
We’re going to shatter some myths in this interview. The first myth is if you’re going to be a startup entrepreneur, you need to be a software entrepreneur. Today’s guest sells meat online. Meat! A product that’s existed and that people have consumed about as long as...

How Flux Chargers got traction

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Dec 8, 2017
When I work remotely I don’t like bringing my laptop; I prefer to work on my phone. But my biggest problem with using my phone is that it would kill my battery so fast. I was constantly upgrading to the latest phone and I STILL couldn’t do more than 4-5 hours of work with it. Well, last...

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...

I dig deep into DropshipLifestyle

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Nov 8, 2017
A part of me is skeptical that today’s guest is just ANOTHER guy with a website teaching people how to drop ship and get rich quick. But the other part of me knows there’s something I can learn from him. Whether it’s how he’s getting customers, how he communicates his product and his...

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...

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