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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 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...

How a former lawyer built Thinkific

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May 14, 2018
I watched today’s guest from a distance as he grew his business. And I watched a revolution happening. People were starting to shift towards publishing more of their content on sites like Medium but also on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Today’s guest saw that and said,...

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...

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...

How to bootstrap a company while fully employed

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Apr 6, 2018
I’m excited to have today’s guest because he’s the kind of person who’s been on all those forums that I’ve been on forever, building his company quietly and making it into something really big. He did it without ever having that big TechCrunch moment where they say,...

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 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....

AppDynamics from idea to a $3.7 billion company

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Mar 28, 2018
It all started with a realization. Two, actually. Jyoti Bansal noticed that more of the software that controls our lives will be in the cloud, and that it would all eventually break. So he decided to create a company to help the people who make software understand what was going wrong so they...

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...

How to build a remote recruitment agency

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Feb 28, 2018
This interview is about how to build an online recruitment agency, which enables businesses to find remote IT employees. What I’m trying to figure out is how today’s guest is competing in a world with so many recruitment companies that are so deeply venture backed. How is he getting...

Enterprise sales done right

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Feb 26, 2018
Today’s guest helps executives and CEOs drive more predictable execution at their company. I want talk to him about that. I also want to talk to him about also NetQoS, which is the company that he founded. It was a developer of network and application performance management software which...

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...

The story behind Formspring and Formstack

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Feb 2, 2018
I’ve been looking to understand today’s guest for years. He created one of the first form software on the Internet, the kind of form that you could put into your website. He created it, he built it up, he monetized it, and it went really well. And then, he comes up with this thing...

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...

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