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How to get your offline business to grow beyond local

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Jan 18, 2017
I got an email from a listener in the audience who said she had a yoga studio and wanted to know how she could grow it. She wanted to know how to use online ads, and social media like Instagram. My response to her was that maybe those platforms are hard to use for a reason. I thought her market...

The launch story behind The Honest Company

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Nov 14, 2016
Recently I had my second child which means I’ve been chugging soda because I’m up all night. After you have kids there’s this conversation that has never happened before about things like the kind of detergent are you using. My wife told me that we have to use this certain detergent from...

How Kimra Luna built a Facebook group while on welfare and turned a community into a million dollar business

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Oct 3, 2016
I have to be honest with you that today’s guest was someone that was scheduled to do an interview before but I backed out. I backed out because I was a little nervous. I said info marketing or selling education is really tough. We’re about tech, we’re about software. We should...

How a husband and wife turned proofreading into million dollar idea

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Sep 23, 2016
My focus is tech and software entrepreneurs who have big revenues or big exits. Today I’ve got an entrepreneur who’s not exactly tech, but I read about her story in a Business Insider article that was published about a year ago, how she and her husband were traveling through South...

Bouqs will overtake 800-Flowers and FTD

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Sep 14, 2016
If you think that headline is an exaggeration, you should know The Bouqs Company is already doing 10s of millions in annual sales. [insert founder’s name], the flower company’s founder, says his advantage is shipping diredirectly from flower farms to customers. Meanwhile, the...

How a hippie raised in the woods of Maine coded (and sold) Infoactive

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Sep 2, 2016
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who really did not have a tech background. She had a hippie background that I’m so excited to talk about. But what’s even more interesting is the thing that she did to get into tech world and the startup world. It was something that shows what she’s...

How married co-founders deal with anxiety while running a business

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Aug 17, 2016
My hope is that as you’re building your company, you’re listening to this. Or maybe as you’re running into work, or as you’re driving into work, you’re listening to this and you use it to build a company. I hope that you’ll give me the honor of letting me...

Growth systems used by churches that you can apply to your business

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Aug 15, 2016
What’s interesting to me is that I keep thinking of businesses as serving the same groups of customers. And maybe that feeling inside me has been exaggerated since I moved to San Francisco where it feels like everyone is trying to create a consumer-based business for the same group of...

How flipping one house led to a multi-million dollar company building luxury homes

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Aug 8, 2016
Today I’ve got a non-tech interview for you. I heard about a woman who started flipping homes. She flipped one home–I don’t even know if it was intentional–but she sold it and that got her started on a career that led to her running a company that builds custom homes....

The story behind one of the biggest exits in Spain in 2015

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Jul 15, 2016
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who tried to order some food and it didn’t work out so well. He had very few options, it wasn’t a good experience, and he decided he could do it better. And he did. He did way better. Jose del Barrio started a company called La Nevera Roja—“The Red...

How Jeff Booth went from builder to tech builder with BuildDirect

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Jun 13, 2016
Often what we see are entrepreneurs who find this deep pain that a customer has, sometimes their own, and they find a solution for the problem that causes the pain. That’s what we’ve got here today, an entrepreneur who did just that. His name is Jeff Booth. He’s the founder of...

How Dollar Beard Club is hitting $8M in its first 8 months

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May 25, 2016
I was so skeptical of today’s guest’s revenue that I asked him to show me his Stripe data. He did and as you’ll see in this interview, I was SHOCKED when I saw the numbers. Chris Stoikos says he was the kind of guy who always had trouble focusing on one thing. At the time he...

How a founder’s mindset got Quest Nutrition to $400,000,000

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May 13, 2016
Every ten days or so, I get a box of these delivered to the office. It’s Quest Protein bars. Actually, this one I just discovered recently, a chocolate version of the Quest bar. For a long time, I just kind of assumed the company behind it was some big manufacturing company that was maybe...

“How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For”

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May 9, 2016
I get really excited about systems. In fact, we’ve done a series of interviews around systems because frankly I needed it. I needed to organize my company. I just wanted a process. When I was thinking about how to do it, I remembered back to my entrepreneurship class where Professor Craig...

How to use SEO hacks to get proof of concept

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Apr 27, 2016
Joining me today is a Mixergy fan was working at Amazon and had this crazy idea—why not create a product and sell it on Amazon? So he ran a test—which I think is really interesting—and when the test was successful he went for it. He built the business and now Joerg Kundrath is the...

The leaner approach to testing before launching (from a proven outsider)

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Apr 22, 2016
I hate to admit it but I feel like I have this mindset that focuses on the same types of companies over and over again. Meanwhile, I know that there are these big companies that are growing in sectors that I don’t pay any attention to and because I don’t pay any attention to them I’m not...

How Jesse Itzler gets his foot into every door (and figures out the rest later)

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Apr 20, 2016
Have you ever met one of these entrepreneurs, the kind of people who, through charisma, confidence, and hutzpah build companies out of nowhere? I feel like the more I read about today’s guest, the more he is that kind of entrepreneur. He just seems to talk his way into building these...

How Nick Kullin created a $70,000/month business practically overnight

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Apr 13, 2016
The way I started this interview is just by asking the guest a few questions, the kind of questions I would ask to warm him up to get to know him and to start things off in the right path, a path where my guest is ready to be fully open. I usually do this before the interview official starts...

How to find a qualified niche (so you can sell without the hardsell)

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Apr 8, 2016
Today’s guest is a guy who used to sell door to door until he started his own company from scratch. He later sold that company for $16.8 million and decided to teach people to sell without hard selling. Matthew Pollard is The Rapid Growth Guy where he helps you find a business niche and...

How Mark Podolsky built a 7 figure business flipping vacant land

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Mar 4, 2016
We don’t usually cover this topic here on Mixergy, where I usually focus on tech startups. But I’m interested in what today’s guest has built. Mark Podolsky is The Land Geek and offers a course on flipping vacant land. I have to admit, I don’t know that much about buying...

Then and now—A never released interview with Sujan Patel

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Feb 29, 2016
I’m here with an apology, not to you, my listener, but to my guest here today. Joining me is a guy who I recorded an interview with four years ago and I didn’t publish it. It was a great interview and I’m so embarrassed that it wasn’t published. In fact, we were going to...

How to go from 0 to 75K subscribers in 6 months

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Feb 26, 2016
I’ll let you guys in on a little secret–one of the reasons why I ask great questions here on Mixergy is before I get the guest on, I often ask their friends, I ask their competitors, I ask people in the audience “What do you want to know about this guy? What should I be...

How crippling shyness led to a business helping guys get confidence

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Feb 24, 2016
Joining me today is a guy who, at 25 years old, says he only kissed two girls. Then he read the book “The Game” about the pickup artist world. He started using the things that he’d learned, started teaching his own process. Richard L Ruina is now a dating coach and teaches how...

How a small denim company got visibility among hundreds of competitors

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Feb 19, 2016
Emilie Whitaker is the co-founder of Beija-Flor, a jeans company that makes jeans for women by women. In this interview you’ll hear how a gift from Emilie’s mom led to a denim company that solved a specific problem for women. The two launched the company from a living room and...

How a sewing class led to a former actress’s successful clothing business

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Jan 11, 2016
Almost all the founders we have on Mixergy are tech entrepreneurs, like the founders of Airbnb, Y Combinator, etc. But I’ve found that when I have non-tech founders on, the audience really connects with them. So today I have for you an actress who started a clothing line. I want to find out...

How Alex Ikonn used YouTube to build a 7 figure business

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Dec 7, 2015
In this interview, we are going to break free from misconceptions...

How to build your reputation on a stage (And get paid doing it)

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Oct 30, 2015
Even though this isn't our typical guest, I'm noticing that more and more tech entrepreneurs are actually speaking at conferences...

How Tinyme hit $5M making personalized toys

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Oct 26, 2015
Today we're going to find out about the company behind those gifts...

How a 24-year-old sold his INC 5000 company and became an “anti-entreprenuer” – Jonathan Levi

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Oct 5, 2015
Today's guest wanted to buy auto parts online and couldn't do it properly. The process really stunk. So, he created...

This company is EVERYWHERE and you’ve never even heard of them

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May 6, 2015
One of the things that amazes me about business is that there are successful companies all around us and we don’t’ even notice them...

Is Timothy Sykes a millionaire douchebag?

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Mar 25, 2015
That's what Businessweek called him, but name-calling isn't what Mixergy is about...

How do you launch a physical product from an idea?

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Feb 23, 2015
A few days ago, I talked to a Mixergy Premium member about what he thought was missing from the site. He said...

“Find $30+ billion dollar markets that are still operating in the stone ages” with Mike Russel

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Dec 19, 2014
In 2013 I interviewed an entrepreneur about how he built a $4 million per year cleaning business. Well, his cofounder ended up leaving the business on good terms and started...

DC-based startup hit $1,000,000 in sales in its first year

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Nov 21, 2014
This is the story of how paying attention to a problem of visually impaired classmate helped a Mixergy fan launch a hit product.

Demystifying the sophomore slump for entrepreneurs

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Nov 12, 2014
You have a great success and then afterwards you have a big, stunning setback. That's the story the media often tells us. But the truth is often different....

How to stand up to investors who rejected your idea

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Oct 24, 2014
Today I've got a Mixergy fan who had an idea that investors rejected because it was too much like vanilla. They said it was just too plain. But now...

How a car salesman launched an export company out of his house (and is now doing $50M is sales)

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Oct 22, 2014
My whole goal here is to reach outside of Silicon Valley, outside of the stores that you already know and show you how other people...

How an online business can actually teach a physical skill (like self-defense)

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Oct 20, 2014
My audience knows I usually talk to successful entrepreneurs to find out how they built their businesses. And they're usually tech entrepreneurs who built software. But I also want to bring on people who teach...

Raven + Lily, turning bullets into jewelry

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Oct 17, 2014
After this interview, I bought my wife a beautiful Raven + Lily necklace that's made out of discarded bullets. It was created by Ethiopian women who were ostracized by their communities because they have HIV/AIDS. When...

How finding the right business partner turned a stay-at-home mom with a great idea into a full-blown entrepreneur

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Oct 6, 2014
In the startup world, people often talk about the 20-something-year-old guy who makes apps for other 20-something-year-old guys until they sell their companies for billions of dollars. But those stories aren’t the only ones worth telling...

How a financial advisor who didn’t believe in his company quit his job, grew a beard, and built a bearded lifestyle business

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Oct 3, 2014
What is a yeard? You'll find out in this interview--and how it led Eric Bandholz to build a profitable lifestyle business…

How Jonathan Beekman turned $1k into $2,500,000 with Man Crates

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Sep 24, 2014
This is the story of a founder who made a promise to his wife that he wouldn't spend too much money launching his site...

How a life-changing accident led an investment banker to quit his job and build a business

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Sep 19, 2014
This is the story of how a car accident lead a founder to finally do what excited him in life...

How big of a business can an entrepreneur build by selling headsets?

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Sep 15, 2014
Mike Faith was having trouble when the headsets he bought weren't working very well. Six weeks later, he started a business selling better headsets...

How to turn an idea into a physical product (Even if that idea has never been done before)

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Sep 3, 2014
One of my interviewees is back! Last time Gauri Nanda was on Mixergy she talked about how she created...

How tapping a niche market took a razor company from less than $1M to $10M in revenue

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Aug 29, 2014
Today's guest has been shaving his head for years until he said, "What if someone created a better way to do it?" Sounds easy right? Well actually...

How a company inspired by Oprah was built and sold in four years

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Aug 4, 2014
My guest says a TV show inspired her to follow her dreams and as a result, she built and sold a company...

How Brian Scudamore built a $150M empire with $700 and a pickup truck

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Aug 1, 2014
I used to watch these 1-800-GOT-JUNK trucks all over the place, and I'd say, "Somebody's got a successful business picking up junk?"

How a non-tech founder launched an online business selling the simplest product imaginable

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Jul 7, 2014
I'm known for interviewing the founders of cutting edge tech companies, like Dropbox, Airbnb & SendGrid, but today....

How a risk-averse wantrapreneur finally launched a company

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Jun 30, 2014
Peter Keller says he's always been risk-averse and hesitated to start a business...

How having ZERO experience actually helped the co-creators of Cranium transform the board games industry – Richard Tait

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Apr 21, 2014
After leaving Microsoft, and failing as a D.J., today's guest was lost and had "no social currency." That's when he came up with his next idea: a board game. Which led to a reported $70,000,000 dollar sale...

Surprising tactics any founder can learn from the guy who puts on a major music festival, with Tom Russell

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Apr 10, 2014
Think about the first thousand people that you got to your site and how tough that was. How about the first 5,000? Well, today's guest got tens of thousands of people to leave their homes and to...

First 10K Series: How Amber Maids reached $10K within 3 months of launching

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Feb 28, 2014
What would you do if you had a job and heard about an online business that...

Entrepreneur builds a 6 figure a month business while backpacking through Europe

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Feb 5, 2014
This is the story of an entrepreneur who built a $100,000 a month repair business and then got busted by the cops...

Techniques to motivate your sales team through the way they think

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Jan 31, 2014
I know that most of the audience is in the tech space. But occasionally I like to go outside our tech world...

This recent grad built a $4 million winery using advanced pre-sale techniques

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Dec 13, 2013
How did an Internet startup guy end up creating a winery in Brooklyn?

Conscious Millionaire: Broke At 23, Millionaire By 25

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Dec 6, 2013
Today's guest says he went from being broke at 23 to a millionaire by 25...

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