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The parts of entrepreneurship no one wants to talk about

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Nov 15, 2017
Before we started, I was talking today’s guest about how so many entrepreneurs, even close friends of mine, will just hide whenever something goes wrong and not talk about it. As a result, we get this impression that everyone is doing well because when they’re not doing well we...

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 to increase conversions with quizzes

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Oct 2, 2017
Today’s guest is Jeremy Ellens. He is the founder of LeadQuizzes, which helps you generate leads and sales using quizzes. He found a product that he wanted to build and a lot of services companies that try to build products fail, but he succeeded. He actually made it work. This product is...

SunFrog, the $100M dollar, bootstrapped t-shirt platform

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Sep 27, 2017
I’m involved in the tech world and I have never heard of today’s guest or his company. I was a little doubtful when I saw my team’s research. I said, “How can a company this big exist and I haven’t heard about them?” He’s had no outside funding as far...

How to bootstrap from a Tier-2 city in India

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Aug 9, 2017
Today I have an interview with an entrepreneur whose revenues are not as high as the others I’ve interviewed. But to me this interview is more important than the others and here’s why… Just by living in San Francisco I have access to phenomenal entrepreneurs but if I only...

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 Tim Fargo created the ultimate lifestyle business with Social Jukebox

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Jul 12, 2017
How did Tim Fargo create the ultimate lifestyle business with Social Jukebox? Tim Fargo is the Founder of Social Jukebox which is an automated social network management tool. Tim Fargo launched Social Jukebox coming off the heels of his previous company being acquired and has already hit 6...

How this Mixergy listener launched a company that made over $1M the first year

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Jun 28, 2017
How did a Mixergy listener launch his company and generate over $1M in revenue the first year? Justin Hartzman is the the founder of Needls, a robo social media advertising agency that creates 50 – 500 ads in real time and posts the ads for your business. Needls was launched in April 2016...

The future of chat (and interacting with your customers)

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May 26, 2017
About a year ago I realized that no matter how much effort we’ve put into my email list, I could never double the response rate. We kept growing it, but people were not using email much. So I started looking around for solutions and I started looking at bots. Bots are basically software...

Case Study: Chat bot grows sales

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Apr 28, 2017
Wait till you see how Ezra Firestone uses chat bots to get real sales for his cosmetics company, Boom by Cindy Joseph.

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...

The story behind the company that built TechCrunch’s bot

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Apr 19, 2017
I am obsessed with chatbots so the last time I had today’s guest on I asked him about chatbots instead of about his company. We even disagreed about the future of chatbots. But today I want to get into how he built his platform, Chatfuel. It’s the most popular platform for creating...

A conversation with Noah Kagan

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Mar 27, 2017
Today I have my friend here whose company I really admire and whose company has become ubiquitous. I remember when Noah Kagan first created a tool for Sumo I was excited and put it on my site. But I didn’t like it and I didn’t tell him why. But he continued to build the business and I want...

Why you don’t need a million dollar idea to leave corporate life

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Mar 15, 2017
Today we’re talking to an entrepreneur who built a business helping bloggers get more readers. Dino Dogan is the co-founder of Triberr, which enables content creators to get more shares. More recently he bought MadeInNYC.com, a science lab to run business projects. It’s a virtual incubator...

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 getting burned by a developer inspired SD Squared Labs

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Feb 21, 2017
Joining me today is Sachin Dev Duggal. I know him as the guy who created Nivio, a company that actually let you get Windows apps on your freaking iPad, and it was all legal. It was this beautiful thing. People loved it. And he sold it. I thought we were going to do an interview about that and...

How to Master Productivity, Discipline and Focus in 100 Days

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Jan 27, 2017
How do you sell something that is old technology in a modern world and get people to love it and to keep buying it? About a year ago, this guy who I’d known for years emailed me and he said that he was coming out with a book, which I thought, “Great. I can’t wait to get it on...

How to get your offline business to grow beyond local

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Jan 18, 2017
I got an email from a listener in the audience who said she had a yoga studio and wanted to know how she could grow it. She wanted to know how to use online ads, and social media like Instagram. My response to her was that maybe those platforms are hard to use for a reason. I thought her market...

How a list nerd grew Ranker.com to 27,000,000 monthly visitors

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Jan 6, 2017
I was a jerk to today’s guest years ago. Here’s what happened. About six years ago, Clark Benson came on to do an interview with me and was really excited about this company he had just launched. It was called Ranker, but I didn’t want to talk to you about it. What I wanted to...

How to run an engaged, organized and useful Facebook community

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Dec 16, 2016
This is a different interview than I usually do. Usually I ask my guests about how they built their companies. This one I want to know how I can build mine better. Naveen Dittakavi is the founder of NextVacay, which offers amazing travel deals sent to your inbox. But the real reason that...

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