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Scott Gerber of YEC returns to Mixergy

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Jun 27, 2018
I’m constantly worried about my own reputation, and here’s what scared me about today’s guesy. Scott Gerber sent me this sizzle reel that made him look so good. I go, “This is a guy who’s really good at being on the news, but I don’t even fricking know his...

The modern fast food founder

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May 25, 2018
When I was a kid, one of the first industries that got me excited was restaurants. I remember driving down the highway and seeing all these fast food restaurants and at some point, I realized there was an entrepreneur behind them. There was somebody who put all those fast food restaurants...

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...

The bleeding edge of content creation and promotion

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Feb 19, 2018
You are about to hear from an entrepreneur who is creating the next generation of monsters. Jack Davis is the founder of Crypt TV, which creates monster stories that change culture and bring the world closer together. They’re creating the next generation of monsters. They just happen to be...

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...

The pivot that saved Skillshare

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Dec 13, 2017
I love learning from business and learning from how they grow. One of the companies I’ve watched over the years is Skillshare. They started with in-person events which I thought would give them an advantage over all the similar businesses teaching online. But then they pivoted, which told me...

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...

How to create a brand (Not just a product)

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Nov 1, 2017
It used to be really hard to create a brand. But I’m seeing now with Instagram and other social media platforms businesses are able to do it. That’s what today’s guest has done. Rachael McCrary is the founder of Jewel Toned, a lingerie and shapeware company. I want to know how she...

How Method created a product so good it changed people’s buying habits

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Oct 11, 2017
Eric Ryan is the cofounder of Method, naturally-derived, biodegradable, non-toxic household cleaners, laundry supplies, personal care + soap.

Building a food company with tech startup methods

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Sep 13, 2017
Today’s guest took all the ideas that have made tech companies into phenomenal, fast-growing businesses–things like minimum viable product and customer development–and he applied them to the food industry. He created a brand that I see in stores all the time. Jon Sebastiani is...

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 Influenster is on pace to hit $18M seven years after launch

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Jul 26, 2017
How did a review site grow so fast that it will hit $18M seven years after launching? Elizabeth Scherle and Aydin Acar are the founders of Influenster which is an app that has millions of product reviews that allow people to like learn and talk about products. Influenster had $11M in revenue in...

How did Rhythm Superfoods top $10M in sales in less than 10 years?

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Jul 5, 2017
How did Rhythm Superfoods crush the healthy snack food market and top $10M in sales in less than 10 years? Scott Jensen is a Co-Founder of Rhythm Superfoods which is a healthy snack food brand that offers vegetarian, vegan, non-GMO and organic superfoods. Rhythm Superfoods was launched in 2009...

How independent brands like Myles Apparel are growing in a world of Nike and other giants

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Jun 12, 2017
Today’s guest is Ryan Moses, the cofounder of Myles Apparel. They make things like that jacket you heard me talk about with Noah Kagan in this interview. They make a specialty line of menswear and activewear and we’ll find out why the world needs another line of activewear. I also...

Can popcorn really be a $10 million dollar business?

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May 31, 2017
If you had come to me and said, “Andrew, I’ve got a new idea for a business. We’re going to make popcorn, sell it in grocery stores and we’re going to make millions.” I would have said to you, “Anyone can make it at home. How are you going to get anyone to buy...

How Doron Reuveni turned app testing into a $100M dollar business

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Apr 26, 2017
As a user, do you ever try a new app and come across a problem? What do you do? You probably give up on the app and go with one the competitors instead. Well, today’s guest founded a company that helps app makers identify those problems before that can happen. Doron Reuveni is the founder of...

How a direct-to-customer brand competes with Amazon

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Apr 24, 2017
Ecommerce and direct to customer opportunities have made it possible for companies to build things and sell things we couldn’t have done before the earliest days of the Internet. That’s why I’m excited to bring on today’s guest. Josh Meyer founded a men’s brand, a...

How grassroot parties grew into the non-profit Pencils of Promise

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Apr 21, 2017
I keep seeing Pencils of Promise everywhere. What is this organization and how do they get everywhere? I have the creator here today to find out. Pencils of Promise is the non-profit created by Adam Braun. It helps build schools and increase access to education in developing countries. Adam...

How Shep Gordon turned clients like Alice Cooper into stars

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Mar 22, 2017
You guys are about to meet one of my heroes. I’ve watched his documentary 30 times because I love his creativity so much. Shep Gordon is an American talent manager, Hollywood film agent, and producer. In this interview we’ll talk about he turned clients like Alice Cooper and Luther...

Digging into the brilliant model behind CreativeLive

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Mar 20, 2017
Today’s entrepreneur is someone whose business model makes so much freaking sense. I wish I had done it. His name is Chase Jarvis and he’s the founder of CreativeLive, the world’s largest live-streaming education company. The thing that’s amazing about it is that he has celebrity...

The model for building a business on social media

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Mar 10, 2017
I don’t think in 1000+ interviews I’ve seen someone use social media as well as today’s guests. These guys built up their business using influencers. That’s what they’re good at and it’s how they bootstrapped their business. I invited them here to talk about how they did it. Nik...

How Warby Parker founder built a unicorn

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Mar 1, 2017
Long before starting Mixergy, I lived in New York, where I grew up. I remember going to Austin Street in Queens to buy glasses back when I wore glasses. I thought that by going into the local store and picking out the different brands and shelling out hundreds of dollars. I thought that I was...

Shark Tank’s Daymond John

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Feb 17, 2017
Joining me is Daymond John. He’s one of the stars of Shark Tank, the incredibly popular show where entrepreneurs try to raise money from him and other investors. I heard of Daymond back when I worked for my dad’s store as kid in Brooklynn. One day this guy walked into the store wearing a...

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...

The launch story behind The Honest Company

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Nov 14, 2016
Recently I had my second child which means I’ve been chugging soda because I’m up all night. After you have kids there’s this conversation that has never happened before about things like the kind of detergent are you using. My wife told me that we have to use this certain detergent from...

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 Kimra Luna built a Facebook group while on welfare and turned a community into a million dollar business

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Oct 3, 2016
I have to be honest with you that today’s guest was someone that was scheduled to do an interview before but I backed out. I backed out because I was a little nervous. I said info marketing or selling education is really tough. We’re about tech, we’re about software. We should...

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?

Bouqs will overtake 800-Flowers and FTD

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Sep 14, 2016
If you think that headline is an exaggeration, you should know The Bouqs Company is already doing 10s of millions in annual sales. [insert founder’s name], the flower company’s founder, says his advantage is shipping diredirectly from flower farms to customers. Meanwhile, the...

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...

How Robby Berthume survived a business partner fallout, embezzlement, tax audits, and divorce

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Aug 22, 2016
A weeks ago I got an email from someone I’ve interviewed in the past, a guy named Robby Berthume. I want to share part of that email for you so you know why I’m doing this interview. He wrote, “It’s been a while since we last spoke and quite a bit has changed. As you know I became a...

The Tim Sykes interview

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Aug 1, 2016
Pretty much since I got started here at Mixergy, I’ve done interviews with this guy who you’re about to see today. And every time I talk to him, it feels like his business is growing. He’s largely growing it using social media, which is where I first found out about him. He...

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 an Italian startup is helping brands connect with influencers

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Jun 27, 2016
I was talking to one of my customers recently and I said, “How are you getting your customers?” He and his cofounder had a line of makeup. I said, “How do you compete in the makeup space? Where are you getting your customers?” And he said Instagram. I said, “So,...

How Dollar Beard Club is hitting $8M in its first 8 months

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May 25, 2016
I was so skeptical of today’s guest’s revenue that I asked him to show me his Stripe data. He did and as you’ll see in this interview, I was SHOCKED when I saw the numbers. Chris Stoikos says he was the kind of guy who always had trouble focusing on one thing. At the time he...

How a founder’s mindset got Quest Nutrition to $400,000,000

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May 13, 2016
Every ten days or so, I get a box of these delivered to the office. It’s Quest Protein bars. Actually, this one I just discovered recently, a chocolate version of the Quest bar. For a long time, I just kind of assumed the company behind it was some big manufacturing company that was maybe...

How Nick Kullin created a $70,000/month business practically overnight

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Apr 13, 2016
The way I started this interview is just by asking the guest a few questions, the kind of questions I would ask to warm him up to get to know him and to start things off in the right path, a path where my guest is ready to be fully open. I usually do this before the interview official starts...

Jason Fried on valuations, Basecamp, and why he’s no longer poking the world in the eye

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Apr 4, 2016
Joining me today is someone who has influenced the development and design of so many web apps and now mobile apps. HIs name is Jason Fried. He is the cofounder of Basecamp, web and mobile based project management software and collaboration tool. It does to-dos, messaging, scheduling and so much...

How Uberflip segmented verticals to find the right users for their product

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Mar 25, 2016
How many times in your life do you come up with a great idea, one that you can be proud and excited to show people? Today’s guest had that. He was excited about it and he started showing it to people, but the feedback that he got helped him realize, “Wait, this is a cool idea, but...

How Greenrope uses a reseller network to compete with giants like Infusionsoft

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Mar 23, 2016
Let me tell you the challenge that today’s guest has. You’ve never heard of him, you’ve never heard of his company–but you’ve heard of his competitors. So, let me ask you this–if you were in his place, what would you do? How would you compete with these big...

#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media and Self-Awareness

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Mar 9, 2016
I think most people know him, but just in case, today’s guest is Gary Vaynerchuk. He is the founder of the digital social agency, VaynerMedia. They work with brands like Spotify, Mountain Dew and Budweiser. They help those brands with creative social media campaigns, ad buying and so much...

How a small denim company got visibility among hundreds of competitors

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Feb 19, 2016
Emilie Whitaker is the co-founder of Beija-Flor, a jeans company that makes jeans for women by women. In this interview you’ll hear how a gift from Emilie’s mom led to a denim company that solved a specific problem for women. The two launched the company from a living room and...

How a sewing class led to a former actress’s successful clothing business

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Jan 11, 2016
Almost all the founders we have on Mixergy are tech entrepreneurs, like the founders of Airbnb, Y Combinator, etc. But I’ve found that when I have non-tech founders on, the audience really connects with them. So today I have for you an actress who started a clothing line. I want to find out...

How to be competitive without lowering prices (Or cheapening a brand)

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Dec 18, 2015
In this interview you’ll hear what today’s guest did to survive the “Y Combinator Effect”...

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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How to build a following (Around your idea)

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Oct 20, 2015
There’s this myth that building a startup is easy. You build an MVP, you launch...

How a former Navy SEAL created a new kind of sports drink from scratch

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Oct 2, 2015
I usually talk about tech startups and intangible things like software but today we're going to talk about an off-line business...

How talking to customers can turn a company around

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Jan 28, 2015
Today's guest ran a company that was based on the wrong idea and it wasn't working. Then he did one thing...

UGG: The Birth of a Brand

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Jan 23, 2015
How do you build a billion dollar brand if you have no marketing experience?

How to sell a “hard-to-explain” idea

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Jan 16, 2015
Have you ever tried selling something that customers couldn't understand until they bought & used it?
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How to design for credibility (So you can reverse engineer beauty)

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Dec 30, 2014
First impressions can make or break a sale. In his Mixergy course, David shows you simple ways to build credibility with design, even if you’re terrible at web design...

How Aaron Agius built an affiliate marketing company into a $90K/Mo machine

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Dec 22, 2014
This is the story of how a guy who was bored by his work built a profitable marketing company...

“Find $30+ billion dollar markets that are still operating in the stone ages” with Mike Russel

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Dec 19, 2014
In 2013 I interviewed an entrepreneur about how he built a $4 million per year cleaning business. Well, his cofounder ended up leaving the business on good terms and started...

How do you pivot a failing company?

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Nov 26, 2014
Imagine you buy a company and it fails. What do you do? Today's guest had to pivot, adjust and change until he pulled success out of the jaws of defeat.

Demystifying the sophomore slump for entrepreneurs

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Nov 12, 2014
You have a great success and then afterwards you have a big, stunning setback. That's the story the media often tells us. But the truth is often different....

How a financial advisor who didn’t believe in his company quit his job, grew a beard, and built a bearded lifestyle business

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Oct 3, 2014
What is a yeard? You'll find out in this interview--and how it led Eric Bandholz to build a profitable lifestyle business…

How Jonathan Beekman turned $1k into $2,500,000 with Man Crates

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Sep 24, 2014
This is the story of a founder who made a promise to his wife that he wouldn't spend too much money launching his site...

Patrick Ambron is back with 5 major reasons BrandYourself is so successful

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Sep 12, 2014
I was speaking all day at a conference here in San Francisco. During lunch, I ran into Patrick Ambron who told me, "Andrew, a lot has happened..."

How tapping a niche market took a razor company from less than $1M to $10M in revenue

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Aug 29, 2014
Today's guest has been shaving his head for years until he said, "What if someone created a better way to do it?" Sounds easy right? Well actually...

How to tough it out when your partners try to hold you back

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Jul 23, 2014
This is the story of a serial entrepreneur who couldn’t get a company to take off–until he hit on the company that he’s here to talk about today...

Surprising tactics any founder can learn from the guy who puts on a major music festival, with Tom Russell

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Apr 10, 2014
Think about the first thousand people that you got to your site and how tough that was. How about the first 5,000? Well, today's guest got tens of thousands of people to leave their homes and to...

You’ve built a physical product you love. How do you charge for it?

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Jan 8, 2014
How does an entrepreneur who loves beautifully designed products find the balance to stay profitable?

How To Get A Product Into 25,000 Stores

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Dec 4, 2013
How does a guy who calls himself a schmuck, end up...

TWSteel: No Formal Business Education?

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Nov 25, 2013
How does an entrepreneur with no formal business education build a (profitable) company?

Tim Ferriss Thought You’d Want To Learn How Soma Went From Idea To Physical Product In 1 Year

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Sep 16, 2013
I've been noticing that more people in my audience are interested in building startups that create physical products, instead of web sites and apps...

Ecko Unltd: How An Uncool Kid Built A Billion Dollar Urban Fashion Brand

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Sep 4, 2013
How did an uncool, chubby kid grow up to build one of the hottest fashion brands in the world?
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How to book yourself solid (So you can have more clients than you can handle)

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Jul 29, 2013
“When I started my consulting business, I just expected clients would fall into my lap,” says Michael Port, entrepreneur and author of Book Yourself Solid...

Hatchwise: Bootstrapping With No Coding Experience

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Jul 26, 2013
How does a guy who couldn't code and couldn't design, bootstrap a profitable site where thousands of people come to buy designs?

Likeable Local: Turning A Job That Sucked Into Something Incredible

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May 13, 2013
How does a guy who used to sell snacks at ballgames built a multimillion dollar...

Wanderfly: The Surprising Way To Sell A Company

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Apr 10, 2013
How do you sell a company? Check out what today's guest did...

Art Of Manliness: Making A Hobby Profitable

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Mar 18, 2013
How does a hobby turn into a profitable business that teaches men how to be men?

Solixir: Why Timing Isn’t Everything

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Feb 22, 2013
Is it foolish to start a company in a crowded market when the economy is going south?
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How to be somebody online (By taking brand promotion into your own hands)

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Feb 4, 2013
You need to build your brand, but you’re not sure how to do it. It’s probably best to hire a publicist and hand it all over to a pro, right? Not exactly.

Little Duck Organics Founder On Being A Dad And An Entrepreneur

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Jan 14, 2013
How does a busy father with no access to capital build a company with distribution in Whole Foods, Buy Buy Baby and...
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How to be creative (Even if you think you aren’t)

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Jan 7, 2013
Shed Simove spent five long years writing a book about how to be successful. Then he spent another year trying to get it published. But once it was released, the book languished at #35,000 on Amazon's list of bestsellers...

Braaap Founder Proves (At 16) That Passion Trumps Experience

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Dec 28, 2012
How does a guy who was too young to drive build a growing motorcycle company?
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How to get one million monthly visitors (In less than a year)

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Dec 10, 2012
Derek Flanzraich was worried that his business wouldn’t make it...

Heyo: What Happens When A Facebook Tweak Kills A Billion Dollar Industry

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Sep 17, 2012
What happens to a successful entrepreneur when Facebook changes the platform he built his company on?

Freshii: What Happens When Restaurateur Turns Tech Entrepreneur?

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Sep 5, 2012
What would you do if your employee lost a finger? Listen to how today's guest deals with challenges they don't teach you about in business school...

Feverish: How Do You Attract Impressive Clients?

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Aug 24, 2012
Do you ever feel that the only way to really make it as an entrepreneur right now is to build a hot mobile app? Wait until you hear this founder's story and how she did it...

Jer’s Chocolates: The Story Behind Leaving IBM To Sell Chocolate (Millions Of Dollars Worth)

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Jul 18, 2012
Wait until you hear about the email that was like a knife to the heart of today's guest. If you're an entrepreneur I bet that if it hasn't happened to you yet, something like this will happen to you in the future. I want you to draw power from that story...

How BrandCrowd Ended Up In The Dead Pool

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Jun 29, 2012
Can credit card fraud destroy the company you built? And if your company goes into the dead pool, can it ever come back? Today's guest says it happened to him. Wait till you hear how Wes Wilson...

Rich, Happy And Hot: Building A Profitable Lifestyle Business

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Jun 11, 2012
How does a dancer with tens of thousands in debt build a profitable lifestyle business? Marie Forleo is a best selling author, marketing strategist and business coach, who created the brand, "Rich, Happy and Hot," a program that...

Mashable: How To Grow A Blog Into A Popular Brand

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Apr 30, 2012
How does content build one of the web's most popular brands? As a writer and then as Editor-at-Large of Mashable, Ben Parr helped turn the site from a little blog into the tech world's most popular news source, so I invited him to hear how it happened.
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How to control what appears when someone Googles you (Even if you have nothing to hide)

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Apr 16, 2012
Patrick Ambron realized his friend couldn't get a job because employers were Googling him and mistaking him for a drug dealer, so he got Google to change the top results people saw when they searched for his friend's name. It was all done using search engine optimization tactics, so we invited him to teach you how to do it.

How To Win Customers By Doing Good Things For Them

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Oct 27, 2011
How can your business attract raving fans by having real, human interactions? Jonathan Kay has been the Ambassador of Buzz at Grasshopper, where he helped Grasshopper get mentioned in the media over 500 times and build thousands of relationships with customers. He recently created...

LinkedIn’s Co-Founder On Why It Took Off

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Oct 5, 2011
You’ll hear us mention in this program a lot of social networks that flopped. So why did LinkedIn take off when others couldn’t? It all started with a series of walks that Konstantin Guericke took with his future LinkedIn co-founder, Reid Hoffman. In those walks, they took turns suggesting...

FeeFighters: Changing Your Company’s Brand Can Change Your Company Completely

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Sep 1, 2011
How do you change your company's brand? A few months ago, I interviewed Sean Harper. His company was called TransFS. I remember telling him that it was a hard company to remember. Since then, he changed it to FeeFighters and...

Ideas Man: “Funny, Sexy, Naughty, Rebellious”

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Jul 28, 2011
How do you stand out by doing something different? I invited Sheridan "Shed" Simove here to get an understanding of his creative process and the system he uses to come up with new ideas. All I can say is watch this interview. Don't listen to the MP3; don't read the transcript; watch it. You'll be glad you did.

Inviziads: Using Pirates To Grow A Company

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Jul 25, 2011
To prep for this interview I had to play "Flirty Fiona," one of the addictive games created by Alok Kejriwal's company Games2Win, a top online game company. When Alok realized that people were pirating games like Flirty Fiona, he came up with a clever solution...
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Video Brand Building

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Jul 5, 2011
Jeffrey Harmon saw that Orabrush’s $50,000 infomercial sold fewer than 100 tongue cleaners, so when he came aboard he created videos that convinced prospects to buy and sold 10,000 tongue cleaners in six weeks. It was all done by building a brand with video, so we invited him to teach you how to do it.
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Ecommerce Success

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Jun 7, 2011
Harley says the most successful stores do their own thing well. He heard that even Wal-Mart has a banner in its corporate headquarters that warns: "Don’t out-Amazon Amazon.” “If Wal-Mart is thinking, ‘Hey, we don’t need to out-Amazon Amazon,’ obviously small businesses can think the same way as well.” In his Mixergy course, Harley shows you how.

Don’t Quit Your Job. Spinoff

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May 6, 2011
This is a story of a founder who used a different approach to launching his company. Joining me is Phill Simon, while working on animation at Mondo Media, he had a vision for launching a business. Instead of quitting, he...

CarWoo: How An Upstart Gets Noticed

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Apr 4, 2011
How does an upstart compete in an industry that's over 100 years old? In this interview you'll hear Tommy McClung, co-founder of CarWoo, talk about how his company got attention at a time when it had more determination than money. From driving cupcakes to local car dealers to...

Wine Enthusiast: From Attic To Prestigious, $100 Mil A Year Brand

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Dec 29, 2010
How did Adam Strum take Wine Enthusiast from a company that sold cork screws from his attic to a $100 million per year business? He says much of the success comes from riding the growth of wine consumption. Even in recessions, the wine industry does well. But if you listen to the interview, I think you'll see there's more to it than that. Like the way he...

iTunes Won’t Feature Mixergy Because Of Interviews Like This

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Dec 22, 2010
Even though Mixergy is the most popular startup podcast, apparently iTunes won't feature it because I allow cursing in my interviews. But listen to this interview with Tucker Max and I think you'll see how cursing gives you an authentic understanding of how he became a bestselling author and built up his huge online following.

“Everyone Poops. Yours Isn’t Special.”

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Dec 6, 2010
Scott Gerber, CEO of Gerber Enterprises, says riding the "everyone is a winner" bandwagon will make you mediocre. I invited him to talk about why we need to stop giving everyone a first place trophy, to give blunt guidance for entrepreneurs, and to talk about his new book, "Never Get a 'Real' Job."

LinkedIn’s Co-Founder On Why It Took Off

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Oct 29, 2010
You'll hear us mention in this program a lot of social networks that flopped. So why did LinkedIn take off when others couldn't? It all started with a series of walks that Konstantin Guericke took with his future LinkedIn co-founder, Reid Hoffman. In those walks, they...

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