In 2013 Colin Hodge was one of the most written about startup founders, because of his company’s suggestive name, Bang with Friends, and because of his masterful use of PR. Then Zynga sued him. Apple banned his app. And he had to lay off everyone on his team. This is the story of how he...
Before I tell you about today’s guest, I want to tell you that I was watching the election results and saw that marijuana was legalized in California. I didn’t sit back and say, “Great, now I can smoke.” I said, “Great. I wonder who is building a business that is going to profit from...
You’ll hear a lot of people talk about how one of the first things that happens when you start a business is that you could get sued. But no one really talks about what happens WHEN you get sued...
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When he saw that a lack of basic tax understanding was going to cost his brother's new startup tens of thousands of dollars, Kyle Durand taught him a few essential tax principles and helped him save a whopping $50,000. It was all done with smart business tax planning, so we invited him to teach you how to do it.
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At age 17, Cameron Keng was desperate for cash for his first startup. Then he learned about net operating loss, received $10,000 back from the IRS, and started his business. It was all done by understanding tax rules and regulations for start-ups, so we invited him to teach you how to do it.
In the late 90s, Greg Flores ran a search engine and noticed that his users were looking for online music. This is the story of how that discovery led to the launch of MP3.com, a pioneering site that connected musicians and their fans. You'll hear how a few clues helped MP3.com's founders predict the future of online music, and how they built a business to help create that future. You'll also hear about how the music industry worked to derail MP3.com's efforts.
When I interviewed the founder of SEOMoz a few weeks ago, he revealed how he had over $500,000 in debt at one point in his career and needed to hide from creditors. When I responded by calling for a lawyer to do an interview about how to deal with heavy debt because it's so common, Russell DeMott emailed and volunteered to help out.
Gary Kremen got Jobs.com, Autos.com, housing.com, Sex.com and other domains for free by recognizing that the internet would be a powerful business platform long before there was even a fee for acquiring domain names. In the interview, you'll hear how this visionary turned his ideas into businesses, and how he fought relentlessly when one of his properties -- Sex.com -- was taken from him. What I think you'll especially appreciate about this interview is Gary's...
I expressed skepticism in the beginning of this program because Jack Garson's book is called How to Build a Business and Sell It for Millions, and I didn't want to encourage get rich quick thinking. But after Jack gave examples of the companies he and his law firm helped go from launch to growth to sale, even the most skeptical viewers in the live audience considered him one of the most experienced and most interesting guests on Mixergy.
I've gotten a lot of requests for a program about the legal issues that entrepreneurs like you need to be prepared for, so I invited Bill Schreiber of Fenwick & West to Mixergy. Fenwick is one of the most trusted firms among tech startups. They incorporated Apple, when it was just a startup, and their current client list includes young companies like Twitter and Facebook, as well as bigger companies like Cisco and Symantec.
This is a story of a teenager who launched a lyrics site that soon earned him $6,000. And how he built it up into a bigger, and bigger business. Listen to this interview to see how he did it.
In 2000, people had all kinds of assumptions about buying and selling tickets to events. They assumed it was illegal or that they'd get ripped off or that it was a small-time business run by guys who stood outside of stadiums. Jeffrey Fluer noticed this chaos of assumptions and discovered an opportunity.