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How to be ballsy to create opportunity (even if you have no experience)

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Jun 13, 2018
I am not about to build a shoe company; I am not about to do anything like today’s guest has done but I’m still in awe of what he’s been able to do. He’s created dress shoes that are as comfortable as sneakers and a business that he’s built from scratch. Justin Schneider is the...

The modern fast food founder

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May 25, 2018
When I was a kid, one of the first industries that got me excited was restaurants. I remember driving down the highway and seeing all these fast food restaurants and at some point, I realized there was an entrepreneur behind them. There was somebody who put all those fast food restaurants...

What big media taught Lin Dai about running a startup

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May 21, 2018
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who came from a part of the world and in a time when entrepreneurship was actually not encouraged. In fact in some ways it was an insult to say that you were entrepreneurial and capitalist minded. Throughout the years he kind of got closer and closer to...

The accidental $250B trampoline park company

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May 16, 2018
When I looked at the list of upcoming guests for this month and I saw that we had someone who ran a trampoline business I said, “Trampoline?” It turns out this is a story of a guy who created something in the real world that works like businesses have always worked, except much...

How opportunity works and where to find it.

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May 2, 2018
Today’s guest started out as a long-haired musician. He then became a real estate guy and then moved on to where he really got his reputation, the dating-advice space. I feel like he conquered it, became one of the biggest names in the space. His name is Eben Pagan and he now teaches...

Jordan Harbinger tells me how he booked guests like Shaq and other podcasting techniques

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Mar 14, 2018
There are specific things that Jordan Harbinger did relentlessly that resulted in topping the charts of the podcasting world. I wanted to bring him on here to talk about how he did it with his previous podcast, Art of Charm. He’s now growing a second podcast called The Jordan Harbinger...

How car-sharing GoGet was bootstrapped to $30M

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Mar 12, 2018
You guys are going to recognize the business model today’s guest created. It’s not laughable the way it was when he started out. People in the U.S. raised millions for that idea, he did not. It had to be bootstrapped. He built it from scratch and kept growing and growing and growing...

How Mark Goldenson brought therapy online

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Feb 12, 2018
The guy you’re about to meet in today’s interview started an online therapy business, which years ago I would have said, “Who wants to do that? That seems a little bit impersonal.” But over the years I realized that therapy stinks. Every therapist that I’ve been to...

How deodorant sold at Farmer’s Markets grew into a company sold to Unilever

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Jan 26, 2018
Today’s guest has had some big news since we booked this interview. She’s sold her company! Jaime Schmidt is the founder of Schmidt’s Natural, plant-powered odor protection with ingredients like charcoal, rose, and jasmine. I want to find out how she built it from a product only available...

How a serial dabbler launched The Baby Bathwater Institute

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Jan 22, 2018
If you guys have been listening to me, you know that I’ve been jazzed about this event coming up called Baby Bathwater. Well, I was talking to the founder and I asked him what he was doing before and he told me he used to have a supplements company. I’ve always been intrigued by supplement...

Minibar Delivery’s insane advantage of entering a highly regulated space

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Jan 17, 2018
I’m shocked when I hear an entrepreneur is getting into a space with a lot of regulation. But there’s a lot of value in doing it. Not only is there a fortune to be made, you can also have a real impact on the world by going into a space many other people are afraid to enter. That’s what...

Podcasting for your business

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Dec 18, 2017
I’m about to interview someone who emailed me years ago and said, “Hey, Andrew. I’m having audio problems with my podcast. And how do I make sure that the recording comes out right?” And we went back and forth a couple of times. Well, I didn’t know what he did with...

Three startup myths debunked by a founder selling meat online

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Dec 11, 2017
We’re going to shatter some myths in this interview. The first myth is if you’re going to be a startup entrepreneur, you need to be a software entrepreneur. Today’s guest sells meat online. Meat! A product that’s existed and that people have consumed about as long as...

When does a startup founder need a COO?

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Nov 22, 2017
A topic we don’t talk about on Mixergy is how to actually manage a company. I remember when I was in NYU as an undergrad I loved all my business classes, but management just didn’t feel like me. I always thought of the guys in Dilbert but entrepreneurs were the ones who were...

How Steve Sims built a business on being likeable

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Nov 20, 2017
Today’s guest is a little bit different. He’s not a tech entrepreneur. He didn’t build his company in his dorm room. He had kind of a winding road to get here, and the reason that I’m having him on is I think this story is going to be useful for you, but also I’m...

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...

How to use infoproduct marketing tactics to sell physical products

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Nov 13, 2017
A lot of the first-time entrepreneurs that I interview here are often just out of school, sometimes even have built their businesses in dorm rooms, but today’s guest is not like that. He started his company in his late forties. Steven Sashen is the founder of Xero Shoes, which creates...

I dig deep into DropshipLifestyle

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Nov 8, 2017
A part of me is skeptical that today’s guest is just ANOTHER guy with a website teaching people how to drop ship and get rich quick. But the other part of me knows there’s something I can learn from him. Whether it’s how he’s getting customers, how he communicates his product and his...

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...

Joe De Sena’s Spartan Race is soooooo much bigger than I thought

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Oct 9, 2017
When I first heard I could have Joe De Sena, founder of Spartan Race as a guest I almost passed. I thought it was a small, novelty obstacle race, not a real business. I may never have been more wrong in the history of Mixergy. The Spartan business generates over $100 million per year. And the...

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