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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...

How Groove built a better mousetrap in helpdesk software

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Jan 4, 2017
Today’s guest does not do a lot of interviews like this. This might be the first one he’s ever done, and I’m proud to have him on here to talk about how he built up his company. How did he do it? It started with blogging about his journey and talking about his company and how...

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 land partnerships with big national brands

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Dec 19, 2016
Today’s guest had a problem. He wanted to give a card. He wanted to pay for a friend’s dinner remotely. He couldn’t do it and said, “I think there’s a solution here. I think I can build it.” And he built it up and my team of researchers talked to him. We...

How getting turned away at NY clubs led to a brilliant software

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Dec 9, 2016
There is a pattern that often comes up in these interviews. And the pattern is finding a problem and then creating a solution by starting a business or product to address that the problem. Well, today’s guest did that right off the bat. He had a problem himself. He was making good money and...

Behind-the-scenes SEO and backlink strategies

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Dec 2, 2016
I’ve got an entrepreneur here who–man, this guy’s had so many ups and downs. He worked on this business for so long that he physically experienced pain, all kinds of issues with his body, with his hands, with everything because he was trying to build this business up. I love...

What changes after a $50,000,000 cash exit?

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Nov 23, 2016
Back in 2013 I got an email from Jason Nazar announcing that his company DocStoc was being acquired by Intuit. But what was interesting to me was how he started the company back in 2006 as a site that helped you embed your documents on other sites, like MySpace. But the world changed and...

How to stay competitive when Elon Musk and Peter Thiel are gunning for you

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Oct 31, 2016
Matt Gillin, the guy you’re about to meet, started a business and very quickly had two big competitors—people who you already know. Elon Musk and Peter Thiel. And both of those guys came gunning for him. The way he dealt with that onslaught and the way he created his company allowed him to...

Is a startup that’s trying to “boil the ocean” destined to fail?

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Oct 28, 2016
Today’s guest is a guy who had a grand vision. If you’re listening to me, you might also have one—but his seems even bigger. So big in fact, that his investors though he might have been high. They said he was trying to boil the ocean. Do way too much. Well, it turns out that it actually...

How to find the right price for your product

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Oct 12, 2016
A few months ago I had dinner with my friend Noah Kagan. I wanted to get a sense of what our revenues are here at Mixergy. I would love a dashboard that would show me where the revenue is coming from and how it’s growing. We were talking about different tools we use and he told me to check out...

The Indian developers making a fortune selling plugins

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Oct 5, 2016
If you setup an online store, you might have noticed that you can install plugins to give your shop extra functionality. Webkul, a company you probably never heard of, is quietly developing a big business by making those plugins. We invited Vipin Sahu, the founder, to talk about how he built a...

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...

FreshBooks spent $10 mil to recreate software that already works

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Sep 20, 2016
I assumed Mike McDerment was doing this interview to announce he was selling FreshBooks. I’ve used FreshBooks to send out invoices pretty much since I started Mixergy.

Burned out on corporate bureaucracy, Elizabeth Dukes built a software to help companies run better

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Aug 29, 2016
My goal at Mixergy is to go outside of the Silicon Valley stuff that you hear over and over again, the same companies that you hear and see, and talk about. I want to introduce you to companies that you wouldn’t have known about otherwise, so that you can open your eyes to a new way of...

How Zee Ali went from selling cigarettes in the hood of Chicago to selling 1+ million products

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Aug 26, 2016
I’ve got someone who’s been a longtime Mixergy fan who I met in Chicago where I went to speak at Podcast Movement, a conference for podcasting. As I walked into the after party, I met this guy and after we talked for about a sentence or two, I said, “Let’s get out of...

Growth systems used by churches that you can apply to your business

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Aug 15, 2016
What’s interesting to me is that I keep thinking of businesses as serving the same groups of customers. And maybe that feeling inside me has been exaggerated since I moved to San Francisco where it feels like everyone is trying to create a consumer-based business for the same group of...

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...

The $300M SaaS startup you haven’t heard of yet

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Jul 25, 2016
Have you ever felt like the company you started is not the right one? What do you do in a situation like that? Today’s guest says that he felt like that. He was tired of his business and felt a little stuck because it wasn’t growing as big as he wanted it to grow. So he came up with a new...

How selling dog toys led to a $30,000,000 software idea

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Jul 22, 2016
The guest you’re about to hear from is someone who had a problem and created software to solve the problem for himself. Others started saying, “Hey, we have that problem too; can we use your software?” And he said no. He said ‘no’ a few times before he realized he should be saying...

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