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LIVE and incredibly personal

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May 11, 2018
Last year, I was invited to something called Fireside Conf, a retreat with no Internet, no distractions for entrepreneurs. While I was there I interviewed the conference founder’s cousin, Jeff Pulver. They never sent me the recording and I thought it was because my questions were rude and...

Brandon Evans is heart-led. Andrew Warner is heartless.

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May 7, 2018
I invited Brandon Evans back on Mixergy to talk about how losing his company & his wife led him down what he might call a “heart-led path.” In the process I think we all realized a few things about me.

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...

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...

How to build a remote recruitment agency

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Feb 28, 2018
This interview is about how to build an online recruitment agency, which enables businesses to find remote IT employees. What I’m trying to figure out is how today’s guest is competing in a world with so many recruitment companies that are so deeply venture backed. How is he getting...

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...

The business behind hosting companies

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Jan 5, 2018
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who had a hosting company. They had a challenge with hosting videos on their site and they thought, “Let’s create a product that solves it.” And they did. And then it failed. But then they kept talking to their customers and understanding...

A founder faces pivoting or failure (8 separate times)

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Nov 17, 2017
I was invited to do an interview on stage of Podcast Movement, and soon after I got off the stage, this guy who looked like a rockstar came over to talked to me. He started telling me about his company, Proven, and how it’s hiring software for small businesses. I thought, “Does the...

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 put your life ahead of your company

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Sep 11, 2017
You’re about to meet a founder who says that he puts his life ahead of his company. In fact, he told our team that he never works more than 35 hours a week and yet his company continues to grow. I t grows even when he works on new projects, like the one that he’s got right now....

Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, Changing the World

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Aug 21, 2017
When I first planned to do this interview, it was about today’s guest’s book and I said, “Great, another bullshit book by a software entrepreneur.” So I read this book within five minutes to prepare and I said, “Andrew, you made a big mistake. This is maybe the...

How did Gary Nealon go from bankruptcy to building a company that will make a projected $40M this year?

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Jul 7, 2017
How did Gary Nealon go from bankruptcy to building a company that will make a projected $40M this year? Gary Nealon is the founder of RTA Cabinets, which offers consumers the ability to purchase ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets online. Gary Nealon’s first venture into entrepreneurship...

What didn’t kill Colin Hodge made him stronger

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Jun 30, 2017
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...

How a former DJ and club owner built a profitable medical software company

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May 10, 2017
We’ve got weapon sales coming up in this interview. We’ve got entrepreneurial depression that nearly led to suicide. We’ve got partner issues that listeners in my audience need to know about. We’ve also got a real business with millions in sales. The guest you’re about to meet is Saud...

How Nikolay Piriankov turned custom engagement rings into an online business

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Feb 10, 2017
Today I’ve got a guest who tried to get rich fast and instead, he lost a bunch of money. It’s one of those things that’s easier to smile about in retrospect, but at the time was painful. But today he’s running a company where he’s trying to get rich and the speed is...

Valuing creativity over profit

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Feb 3, 2017
There is one proven method I’ve noticed from interviewing successful founders. It’s a process that starts with understanding a customer’s pain and then addressing that pain. That’s what today’s guest did. He started a consulting company, found a problem his clients had and then...

I enter the ring with Empire Flippers founder Justin Cooke

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Jan 13, 2017
Today’s guest is Justin Cooke, the founder of a marketplace where people go and buy and sell websites. I spent 25 minutes talking to people in his industry to make sure that he wasn’t just a nice guy who happens to have been a long-term Mixergy listener who is going to take...

Have the guts to shut down a good business to build a great business

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Jan 9, 2017
Back in 2010, I interviewed a guy who was a Mixergy fan who had a good idea for a business that was doing well but wasn’t going to do great. So he did the gutsy thing and he scrapped that idea and he started a new company. I invited him to talk about how he did it and the guts involved in...

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 navigation app Skobbler beat Google Maps to the market

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Dec 5, 2016
The guest you’re going to meet today had this idea for a map company and the company, in many ways, beat Google Maps. You’ll hear how Google came in and became a harsh competitor. You’ll hear how today’s guest still ended up doing so well the company ended up being acquired. It’s an...

Behind-the-scenes SEO and backlink strategies

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Dec 2, 2016
I’ve got an entrepreneur here who–man, this guy’s had so many ups and downs. He worked on this business for so long that he physically experienced pain, all kinds of issues with his body, with his hands, with everything because he was trying to build this business up. I love...

How a killer Kickstarter campaign and a “Shark Tank” appearance got BetterBack to $3M in year ONE

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Sep 12, 2016
You might remember hearing about an app years ago called Everest. It was an app for ambitious people and I kept hearing about it. It was designed to give driven people a way to set big goals for themselves and achieve it. Peter Thiel–Peter freaking Thiel–invested in the company and...

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...

BetterHelp founder on risking everything to bootstrap

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Mar 30, 2016
Listen to the nerve today’s guest had with his idea. He had this idea that maybe you wouldn’t want to go to a therapist’s office when you have an issue. Maybe in the world today, you don’t want to drive out and sit on a therapist’s couch and just talk, maybe you...

How an app built for Stripe lost its users

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Nov 2, 2015
One of the things I'm so proud of about Mixergy is that we don't just feature people who've built unicorns, billion-dollar businesses...

How Homehero brought tech to a $30B offline industry

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Oct 21, 2015
Mike is a founder who had a company that didn't do well and he ended up closing it down. Today his business is taking off and you'll learn what he's done differently...

How did Mac Cummings build a multimillion dollar company by engaging with influencers?

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Sep 2, 2015
There's a belief that the only way to start a successful online company is with incredible software. Today's guest did that. And it didn't go so well for him...

How Pascal Finette overcame the $2.5M failure of his first company

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Jul 27, 2015
My team and I were tried to find information about this company but couldn't. So Pascal is here to tell us what happened...

The truth about starting a company for the wrong reasons

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Jul 10, 2015
The biggest lesson from that business was...

How an intrapreneur bounced back from failure

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Mar 20, 2015
This is the story of a failed INTRApreneur who bounced back by starting a digital agency. I invited today's guest on because he knows how to get clients...

How Cheezburger founder’s inner chatter affected his company (before he turned things around)

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Feb 20, 2015
If you're stuck or you feel like you're failing to achieve one of your big goals and can't figure out why, this interview is for you.

First $100K Series: How did Scott Oldford go from $726k in debt to over $800k in revenue in one year?

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Feb 2, 2015
What's the most amount of debt that you've had? Today's guest says he had hundreds of thousands of dollars on his back. He was down. Then he...

How to get your blog, your voice, and your reputation out there

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Jan 21, 2015
Today I've got in interview for you with an entrepreneur, whose company failed. So he started...

How a homeless musician built a successful YouTube music licensing company, with Paul Anthony

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Jan 2, 2015
Today we've got an entrepreneur here who used to be homeless and ended up building...

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.

If one startup fails TWICE, is it over?

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Nov 7, 2014
Before the interview started, I said to my guest, "I'm not sure we should do this interview...

How do you know when to let an idea go?

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Aug 20, 2014
What happens when you realize your original idea won't work?

How a failed musician launched and sold a company in the music industry for $25M

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Aug 11, 2014
This is the story of Mark Montgomery a musician who came to Nashville with $800 and failed to make it big as a musician. Then he found the Internet...

A past Mixergy guest returns to open up about a recent failure

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Aug 6, 2014
You know how we're always told that founders should talk to customers before building out their businesses. Well today's guest did that. And his company still failed...

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