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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...

Two New Zealand founders bootstrap a software for boarding schools

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Jun 6, 2018
Today’s guests started a business based on an understanding they had about boarding schools. They thought boarding schools had a problem that was big enough for them to solve with software. They are here to talk about how they did it. Kurt Meyer and Paul Organ are the founders of Boardingware...

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...

If you had a successful business, would you take on another one?

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Apr 25, 2018
When I hear an entrepreneur whose business is doing well is shifting his focus, I get curious. I think, what the hell are you doing? You finally hit it, things are working, people respect you for it, why would you shift it? That’s what today’s guest has done. It’s courageous...

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 VinSolutions was built and sold to Autotrader for $150,000,000

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Apr 11, 2018
Matt Watson is the founder of Stackify which helps developers improve their applications.

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,...

How Bubble founders are making coding obsolete

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Mar 23, 2018
Today’s guest says that his company is going to make coding obsolete. If anything, they’re going to probably be building or teaching people how to build using his creation. Emmanuel Straschnov is the cofounder of Bubble, a visual programming language for web and mobile...

What is it like to become a first-time software founder?

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Mar 19, 2018
We read a lot about entrepreneurs who are building SaaS companies and Ethan is someone who said, “I’m going to jump in and try it out.” Ethan Sigmon is the founder of SocialInsight.io, a software that helps you manage your Instagram marketing. I want to talk to him about what...

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...

How to do your own PR right

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Jan 24, 2018
I’ve noticed a problem, as today’s guest will tell you from his own experience, that most entrepreneurs are really crappy at getting PR. I’m shocked to hear him say it because I’ve known him for years and years and years. He’s got such a good touch and still he says...

How a chain of gyms inspired a software company

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Jan 15, 2018
Today’s guest had a job and came across a problem that was so painful he decided to solve it. As a result, Mike Brown is the founder of FISION which is sales enablement and marketing asset management tool. It gives salespeople all the digital assets they need to close more sales. He went all...

Solving the problem of community organization

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Dec 29, 2017
Today’s guest is a San Francisco entrepreneur who discovered a problem that maybe you have. I know when I go to conferences, sometimes they want to do add me to a Slack group for everyone at the conference. It’s fun for the first day, and then it becomes a distraction from the other...

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