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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 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...

Zapier founder on how to grow from your first user to your millionth user

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Nov 30, 2016
This interview is about how a company has grown. A few years ago I was contacted by this guy who barely had a business. But he said, Hey Andrew, I saw a problem that you have online and I have an idea for solving it. And he solved it for me. But he solved it in a pretty weird way but it was...

How Kit became a pioneer in the bot revolution

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Nov 18, 2016
Check out this scenario for today’s interview. Imagine you have a Shopify store and you want to sell more of your product. So you grab your phone, but instead of opening up an app, you actually text Kit. And you’ll get a response with a few options: Market a new or existing product, run a...

Pattern for creating a profitable startup?

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Nov 7, 2016
Dane Maxwell is a founder of Paperless Pipeline, software that simplifies real estate transaction management and of The foundation, which can help you start a software business even if you have no experience.

How to listen to digital body language to increase conversions

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Nov 4, 2016
A few years ago I was on Neil Patel’s website and just as I was about to leave, this thing took over my screen — it knew I was about to leave and it showed me an offer that was both relevant to the site and made me feel like an idiot for not taking it. I had never seen anything like that...

How Drip started as a widget and was acquired by Leadpages for a life-changing sum

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Nov 2, 2016
I’m really excited to have today’s guest on. This is a guy who has started things like MicroConf and Micropreneur Academy and he’s just been plugging away, bootstrapping from his house. The stuff he creates is high quality, the people he works with love him and have life-changing...

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...

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...

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...

How a project management software found a gap in a crowded market

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Jun 29, 2016
I almost wasn’t going to do this interview. I just couldn’t believe that yet another project management software company could be doing well. I thought we had all the project management software apps that we needed. But then I saw who recommended today’s guest, a guy named...

How Mitchell Harper built a $100,000,000 company, failed, and got back up

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Jun 22, 2016
I hope that decades from now people go back to these interviews to learn from this crop of entrepreneurs. And one I’ll be most proud is my interview with Mitchell Harper of BigCommerce. He’s a guy who started out bootstrapping, who built an incredible company, and who came on to talk about...

Timo Rein on growing Pipedrive from 1,000 customers to over 30,000

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Jun 3, 2016
There’s a piece of software that I use that’s built by the entrepreneur you’re about to meet today. It’s called Pipedrive. You’ve heard me talk about it forever because it changed our whole business. We used to struggle keeping track of all the potential...

How Doist competes in a world full of to-do apps

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Jun 1, 2016
Here’s what’s amazing about today’s guest: he created a to-do app in a world that was just full of to-do apps, project management software, and people who didn’t need any of it, people who just wanted to use a post-it note. Really, in a world full of competitors, in...

Workflow and sales techniques from the co-creator of ACT!

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May 23, 2016
I’ve got an entrepreneur who has been focused on CRM for decades. What used to just be address books has became much more powerful. CRM allows you to keep track of who you are interacting with to build better relationships and to close more sales. Today’s guest got into the space...

How Russell Brunson solved the biggest challenge of online sales

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May 18, 2016
Today’s guest was selling things online and was really good at it, but he had this problem… It took a long time to make funnels. Frankly, that’s a problem that I have too. Every part of creating a sales experience is challenging. So, he said, “I’m going to build a...

How an introverted developer built software to grow relationships

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May 6, 2016
I’ve got a buddy named Liston who does freelance work. He has to stay in touch with potential customers who are going to hire him to do copywriting and other marketing. Obviously just because you contact someone one day doesn’t mean they’re going to sign up. So he freaking...

How to sell something other than your time

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May 2, 2016
If you’ve been listening to Mixergy for long enough, you probably know today’s guest came on a while back to teach a course. Just before we recorded the course, he said, “Andrew, this is private but I sold my company.” But he swore me to secrecy and I take that stuff very...

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