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#1601 You should pay attention to the schlep like this founder (May 23rd, 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 his company. Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator said, “We have schlep blindness.” The idea that when things are really tough, we don’t pay attention to them because we believe that’s the way it has to be. But the schlep is where th...

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#1600 What big media taught Lin Dai about running a startup (May 21st, 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 being an entrepreneur and then he hit on this idea through a co-founder. You guys are going to think the idea is absolutely brilliant.
The app that he came up with is called Hooch. You pay them ten bucks a month ...

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#1599 Case Study: Selling on Amazon (May 18th, 2018)

Today’s guest is making millions by buying from Walmart and selling on Amazon. I grilled him before this interview started to see if this was a real business and turns out that it is.
He’s selling online really well so I invited him here to find out what’s working for him.
Ryan Grant is the founder of Online Selling Experiment, where he teaches how to sell online.

Ryan Grant is the founder of Online Selling Experiment, where he teaches how to sell online.


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#1598 The accidental $250B trampoline park company (May 16th, 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 bigger. And that’s why my team wanted me to interview him. They said, “Wait until you see the numbers, Andrew. It’s a pretty impressive business here.”
Today’s guest is Jeff Platt. He is the founder of Sky Zone, a chain ...

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#1597 How a former lawyer built Thinkific (May 14th, 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, “I’m jumping in.” I want to find out about the business behind this concept.
The founder you’re about to meet is Greg Smith. He is the founder of Thinkific, software that enables individuals and businesses to create, market, ...

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#1596 LIVE and incredibly personal (May 11th, 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 way too personal.
Well, they’ve just given me a copy and I’m so proud of it that I’m publishing it now.
Jeff Pulver sold his business for tens of millions of dollars and didn’t end up as happy as he thought. ...

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#1595 How a Tinder Hack inspired a networking startup for women (May 8th, 2018)

Today’s guest started out as a reporter when a Tinder hack led to a business idea for connecting women.
She’s a pro at getting media attention and I want to learn how she does it.
Pamela Newenham is the cofounder of GirlCrew, a platform for women to make new friends.

Pamela Newenham is the cofounder of GirlCrew, a platform for women to make new friends.


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#1594 Brandon Evans is heart-led. Andrew Warner is heartless. (May 7th, 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.

Brandon Evans Brandon Evans is the co-founder of 1heart whose mission is to foster a new generation of companies and leaders who create from their heart, aligned to their purpose, collectively elevating the consciousness of the planet as one tribe.


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#1593 Case Study: Building to sell (May 4th, 2018)

A few years ago I interviewed today’s guest about his martial arts business Science of Skill.
And I’m going to be honest with you, I thought the site just looked OK. But Dan Faggella, the founder, told me privately how I didn’t understand marketing automation at all. He actually came back to Mixergy to teach a course on it.
He opened my eyes to how much marketing automation can transform a business. What I didn’t know at the time was that he wanted to sell Science of Skill as he was building ...

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#1592 How opportunity works and where to find it. (May 2nd, 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 people about entrepreneurship.
His latest book, “Opportunity”, is about what opportunity is, how it works, and where to find it. I invited him here to tell the story of how he got a start in business. I want to f...

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#1591 How does a guy who has no attachment to money make so much money? (Apr 30th, 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 so much money? Robert Gryn is the founder of Codewise, which specializes in advertising technology. They have two big software brands. The first is called Voluum. It’s an ad performance tracker. And the second is called Zeropa...

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#1590 NetGenesis, Yesware, JumpCloud founder on what makes a business worth starting (Apr 27th, 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 Bhargava.” I said, “Wait a minute, that’s the guy behind Yesware. This is not just a guy who has one idea for a business. This is guy who has started multiple businesses.”
And even though today’s guest is super successful, when he tried to raise...

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#1589 If you had a successful business, would you take on another one? (Apr 25th, 2018)

(To see how Brennan’s software customizes a site, check out this link.)
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 and I want to understand why he did it.
Brennan Dunn is the Founder of RightMessage, software that changes the messaging on your website based on who’...

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#1588 How BenchPrep brought technology to standardized test prep (Apr 23rd, 2018)

Before Mixergy, I was a student like many of you. And in my car on the way to school, I would listen to SAT word recordings. I loved it. The problem is those books are such a pain in the butt to carry around. And I hate to sound like somebody who’d care about this stuff. But you look a little bit lame carrying a bunch of standardized test prep books.
Today’s guest had a similar view of the world. He said, “Why are all these books being lugged around? They’re so antiquated. There’s a better way...

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#1587 The risk and reward of chat as a platform (Apr 20th, 2018)

I’ve been noticing that there’s a new platform and the new platform is chat (see more practical use cases here). And today’s guest is a guy who said, “This is the perfect platform for what I have in mind,” which is a way for two people to connect with each other based on their interest or proximity.
I’ll him tell us how many people he has using his software. I’m also going to embarrass him by asking him to tell me about what his revenue is and spoiler alert, I think he’s going to be resistant....

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#1586 Terracycle founder on why purpose isn’t enough for social entrepreneurship (Apr 18th, 2018)

You might recognize today’s guest because he was on Mixergy back in the early days of Mixergy Interviews. I learned so much from that interview.
One of the best lessons was when he said, “Everybody says to work your way up to the big guys. Screw that. I want to go after Walmart, because once you get the big guy, everyone else wants to work with you.”
I’m looking forward to learning even more from him. Tom Szaky is the founder of TerraCycle, a company whose a mission is to eliminate even the id...

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#1585 How smart brands are using better data to personalize their message (Apr 16th, 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 Frankel asked the question: What if all ads weren’t the same to all people? What if they were so personalized that they understood that I like V-neck t-shirts or button-down t-shirts? What if they took it a step further and said, “A...

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#1584 How a certified Infusionsoft consultant bootstrapped his own membership software (Apr 13th, 2018)

I’m excited to have today’s guest on because I kept hearing about the membership software he created. As someone who has a membership site myself, I should have had him on a long time ago.
Micah Mitchell is the founder of Memberium which allows anyone to build powerful, automated membership sites with WordPress and Infusionsoft.
I’m going to ask him how he came up with the idea, how he bootstrapped it by doing work for other people as a consultant.

Micah Mitchell is the founder of Memberium w...

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#1583 How VinSolutions was built and sold to Autotrader for $150,000,000 (Apr 11th, 2018)

Matt Watson is the founder of Stackify which helps developers improve their applications.
The company he started before that was called VinSolutions. They offered a collection of software for auto resellers.
He sold it to Autotrader and there were a bunch of different rumors about what the price of the sale was. Biz Journal said he sold that company for nearly $135 million. It ended up being $150 million.
I want to find out how he did it.

Matt Watson is the founder of Stackify which helps devel...

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#1582 David took over PaleoHacks (Apr 9th, 2018)

He’s not the founder. He’s not super-comfortable being the front guy.
So how did David Sinick take over PaleoHacks?
(And why was he so anxious about this interview?)

David Sinick runs PaleoHacks, a place that allows you to connect with others who are on the journey to learn how to live, eat, and move better.


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