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Business tips for startups by proven entrepreneurs

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Business tips for startups by proven entrepreneurs

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I owe my life to this podcast

By TKellzzz - Jul 23 2019
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I used to binge this show when I was sweeping floors at a wood shop for $10.50/hr. It helped me realize I’ve been an entrepreneur my whole life, and Andrew’s insane interview skills allowed me to see that the most successful businesswomen and men are exactly like me and everyone else. Within 2 years of discovering this podcast, I had created my own service based company, went self employed, and nearly 10x’ed my salary, entirely from what I learned from this podcast, and the books recommended on the show.

Great interviewer!

By YukonP1 - Jul 12 2019
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Andrew isn’t afraid to make his interviewees a little uncomfortable by asking personal questions that we all want the answers to. Great energy and insight!

iTunes Ratings

427 Ratings
Average Ratings
341
36
22
8
20

I owe my life to this podcast

By TKellzzz - Jul 23 2019
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I used to binge this show when I was sweeping floors at a wood shop for $10.50/hr. It helped me realize I’ve been an entrepreneur my whole life, and Andrew’s insane interview skills allowed me to see that the most successful businesswomen and men are exactly like me and everyone else. Within 2 years of discovering this podcast, I had created my own service based company, went self employed, and nearly 10x’ed my salary, entirely from what I learned from this podcast, and the books recommended on the show.

Great interviewer!

By YukonP1 - Jul 12 2019
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Andrew isn’t afraid to make his interviewees a little uncomfortable by asking personal questions that we all want the answers to. Great energy and insight!
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Rank #1: #1825 Case Study: Niche subscription box service Plate Crate

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Josh Band is an entrepreneur who is a professional baseball player. He said, “I need to make some money on the side, so you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to create a box of baseball products to send to people but only if they commit to getting it every month and pay me for a subscription to it.” I want to find out why are people subscribing to something like this and why Josh has to curate these things for customers. Josh Band is the founder of Plate Crate, a subscription service that delivers a box of baseball gear monthly.

Josh Band is the founder of Plate Crate, a subscription service that delivers a box of baseball gear monthly.

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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.

HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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Sep 13 2019
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Rank #2: #1824 The first social media influencer, crashes & rises

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Over 10 years ago, I interviewed Jason Zook about how brands paid him to wear their shirts on social media. Every day of the week, without a break, he’d broadcast himself live, post YouTube videos, take photos, Tweet, etc. He showed followers his life, and promoted brands the paid him. How much money did he make? What happened when he crashed? How did he rediscover himself? Listen. It’s worth it.

Jason Zook is the founder of Wandering Aimfully which is a membership community for client-based business owners who want to transition into selling digital products.

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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.

HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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Sep 11 2019
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Rank #3: #1810 The step by step process of launching an apparel company (with $4k and zero experience)

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Joining me is an entrepreneur who wanted to get into clothing—specifically undergarments. I wonder how she can build a real business while competing with all the brands that feel intimidatingly large. But she’s growing and recently expanded to activewear which means she’s now competing with Lululemon and NIKE and other giants. Megan Grassell is the founder of Yellowberry which specializes in undergarments and apparel for tween girls.

Megan Grassell is the founder of Yellowberry which specializes in undergarments and apparel for tween girls.

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ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by upgrading to an automated platform. Start sending follow-up that adapts to your customers’ behavior so you are sending the perfect message at the perfect time. You’ll have happier customers and higher conversions. See why over 150,000 marketers use ActiveCampaign to create intelligent marketing that gets better results.

If you’re with one of their confusing competitors and you want something new, you owe it to your business to check out ActiveCampaign.

HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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Aug 14 2019
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Rank #4: #1802 A founder gets open about entrepreneurship and Adderall addiction

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When I was a kid, aspiring to be an entrepreneur, I remember hearing that Howard Hughes was addicted to something that let him work through the night. Frankly, it was a handful of entrepreneurs who had that and in my head, I said to myself, “I’d be willing to make that trade-off. If I could take a drug that would make me work harder through the night, I’d be absolutely willing to do it. Yeah, my health would suffer, but you know what? Life makes your health suffer. I’d be willing to do it.” My biology doesn’t allow me to get into drugs. But it turns out that it’s not some kind of superpower, at least according to Michael Dash’s experience. He is an entrepreneur who built an HR company called Parallel HR Solutions, grew it. We’ll find out how big he got it. And along the way was addicted to Adderall. Most entrepreneurs will not talk to me about it here. They will talk to me about it in private. Michael Dash is willing to do it, so we’re going to talk to him about that.

Michael Dash is the author of Chasing the High which chronicles his journey through addiction and lawsuits.

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COO Alliance – If you want your second in command to have a tribe, check out Cameron Herold’s COO Alliance. COO Alliance gives access to mentorship to run ideas by and guide your COO, VP of operations, general manager, or president. If you want them to have that kind of help from Cameron directly and from others, see if it’s a good fit for you or that second in command by going to COOAlliance.com/mixergy

Trainual – Trainual is a SaaS that helps businesses automate their onboarding and training by documenting every process, policy, and procedure in one simple, searchable, teachable system. Trainual is on a mission to make small business easier by automating training manuals for busy companies around the world.

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Jul 31 2019
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Rank #5: #216 How Clever Entrepreneurs Turned 3 Air Mattresses Into Airbnb, The Site That Makes Any Home A Bed And Breakfast – with Brian and Joe

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The founders of Airbnb are guys who couldn’t make rent a few years ago, but they kept turning desperation into creative solutions. In October 2007, eager to make extra money, they noticed that local hotels were booked up because of a conference. So they pumped up some inflatable mattresses and listed their place online as an “air bed and breakfast.” It was quirky and it worked. That little act of creativity became Airbnb, the (profitable) site that allows anyone to list their extra space for rent. This interview is full of examples of that kind of hustle, like how they created and sold cereal called “Obama O’s.” That idea brought in a much-needed $30,000, but more importantly, it impressed investor Paul Graham of Y Combinator, who backed them. They jumped on that opportunity too, seizing every chance they could find to get Graham’s advice. His mentorship helped their company become profitable. Along the way, they got impressive media hits by crafting interesting stories, improved their design by sleeping in their users’ homes and kept changing their product based on feedback. In this interview, they teach you how they did it.

Brian Chesky & Joe Gebbia are two of the co-founders of Airbnb. (The third co-founder is Nathan Blecharczyk.) Airbnb is a marketplace for renting space. Their open platform accommodates a ‘couch to a castle’, including vacation rentals, bed and breakfast, private rooms, and entire apartments. Travelers typically save money and get a local experience, while hosts have an easy way to earn extra cash and meet new people.

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Jan 28 2010
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Rank #6: #1817 Building a $200k/mo digital marketing agency from the ground (using Messenger Marketing)

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One of the people who is way ahead of the pack when it comes to growing an audience through chat bots is Manuel Suarez. Manuel is the founder of Attention Grabbing Media, a modern digital marketing agency. He’s started managing chat bots for huge online personalities. I invited him here to talk about how he built up his agency.

Manuel is the founder of Attention Grabbing Media, a modern digital marketing agency.

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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.

The Side Hustle Bible – If you’re looking for a side hustle, check out James Altucher’s The Side Hustle Bible. The book is a collection of proven opportunities (177, to be exact) to turn your hobby or existing skills into an entirely new source of income. Each method has the potential to move you closer to your goals. Go to The Side Hustle Bible to see how others have created a profitable side hustle with this FREE book.

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Aug 28 2019
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Rank #7: #214 How To Produce Like A Linchpin By Understanding Your Lizard Brain – with Seth Godin

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You listen to my programs because I don’t do the cute “let’s get to know the author” interviews that others are known for. I hunt down information that you can use because I’m passionate about helping you build a business that your great-great-grandkids would admire you for. That’s why I kept digging in this interview. I want you (and me too, frankly) to be able to produce the kind of hits that Seth Godin keeps cranking out, seemingly without breaking a sweat. Not only has Seth created 2 big hit businesses, but he’s a writer who keeps introducing ideas that shape the way people think. In his new book, Linchpin, Seth talks about how to be this prolific. As you’ll hear in my interview, much of it is based on opening up your creativity and learning how to confront your fears, which he says come from your “lizard brain.” Imagine what you could accomplish if you were able to do that. Listen to the full program to find out how.

Seth Godin’s latest book is Linchpin. You can buy it here or see what others say about it on this Squidoo lens. He also writes the world’s most popular marketing blog. And is the founder of Squidoo.

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Jan 25 2010
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Rank #8: #1806 Content creation in the world of influencers on Instagram

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Joining me is an entrepreneur who demystified content marketing for me. I see these companies on Instagram that have beautiful photos and I’m amazed. I think, “They must have a full-time creative directors and photographers.” Well, today’s guest showed me how it really works. And how companies like his make brands look REALLY good. Corbett Drummey is the co-founder of PopularPays, a marketplace that connects brands and creators.

Corbett Drummey is the co-founder of PopularPays, a marketplace that connects brands and creators.

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HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

COO Alliance – If you want your second in command to have a tribe, check out Cameron Herold’s COO Alliance. COO Alliance gives access to mentorship to run ideas by and guide your COO, VP of operations, general manager, or president. If you want them to have that kind of help from Cameron directly and from others, see if it’s a good fit for you or that second in command by going to COOAlliance.com/mixergy

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Aug 07 2019
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Rank #9: #1799 Niching down in the crowded space of email marketing

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How many freaking email marketing companies are there out there? And how could so many of them be doing well? Joining me today is an entrepreneur who said, “I see that there are people sending out email. I see that there’s software to do it. I’m going to jumping in and do it too.” And the reason that he was able to do it, he says, is because he saw a problem that nobody else addressed. He was dealing with a market that other people weren’t familiar with. Rytis Lauris is the founder of Omnisend, an omnichannel marketing automation tool for e-commerce. He’s doing well and I want to find out how.

Rytis Lauris is the co-founder of Omnisend, omni-channel marketing automation tools for e-commerce.

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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.

HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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Jul 26 2019
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Rank #10: #1823 Flywheel Hosting: An agency to acquisition roadmap

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Joining me is an entrepreneur who was running a development shop, saw problems that his clients had and said, “I think I’m going to pursue this idea that has nothing to do with that problem.” So he built that other idea, he started to understand what it’s like to build a software as a service. And he said, “You know, let me come back to this problem that I saw before.” And the problem was how hard it was for businesses to build websites. Dusty Davidson is the co-founder of Flywheel Hosting, a premium WordPress hosting company built specifically for design firms.

Dusty Davidson is the co-founder of Flywheel Hosting, a premium WordPress hosting company built specifically for design firms.

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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.

The James Altucher Show – James Altucher has started and ran more than 20 companies and is currently an investor in and advisor to over 30, but at one point, James lost everything. In a matter of months, his account drained from $15 million to $143. Depressed and on the floor, James realized the only way to be truly successful and fulfilled is to “choose yourself.” Now, James Altucher is a bestselling author, successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master, & host of The James Altucher Show podcast. Text ANDREW to 50445 to receive James Altucher’s free Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing

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Sep 09 2019
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Rank #11: #1803 How Stash is creating the Netflix of financial services

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Stash is a mobile first investment platform that helps people simplify their investing and banking through education and user experience. I don’t think even that description does it justice. Users are really happy that they invested $200 or $300. Most finance companies don’t get excited about their users who have $200 or $300. Stash seems to be drawing them in. I want to know if you can actually build a business that way. We’re going to find out how he is changing investing and changing banking in this interview.

Brandon Krieg is the co-founder of Stash, a mobile-first investment platform that helps people simplify investing and banking through education and user experience.

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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.

ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by upgrading to an automated platform. Start sending follow-up that adapts to your customers’ behavior so you are sending the perfect message at the perfect time. You’ll have happier customers and higher conversions. See why over 150,000 marketers use ActiveCampaign to create intelligent marketing that gets better results.

If you’re with one of their confusing competitors and you want something new, you owe it to your business to check out ActiveCampaign.

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Aug 02 2019
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Rank #12: #401 Reddit Founder: “I Wish I Still Owned Reddit Now” – with Steve Huffman

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Many founders I interviewed on Mixergy told me about how their companies virtually disappeared after they sold them. But 4 years after selling Reddit to Conde Nast, Steve Huffman is so proud of how much its grown that he’d be happy to still own it. I asked him to teach me how he grew his community, why some Y Combinator-backed founders, like him, succeed while others don’t get any traction and why he never resented his co-founder for getting so much attention. I also asked Steve about Hipmunk, the travel site he launched which replaces the spreadsheet-like search results that most travel sites use with a more useful design.

Steve Huffman graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Computer Science in 2005. Immediately after leaving Virginia, he founded reddit.com with his college roommate, Alexis Ohanian.

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Shopify – Remember the interview I did about how the founder of DODOCase sold about $1 mil worth of iPad cases in a few months? He used Shopify. It’s dead simple and very effective.

Grasshopper – Don’t make the mistake of comparing Grasshopper with other phone services. Check out their features and you’ll see why Grasshopper isn’t just a phone number, it’s the virtual phone system that entrepreneurs (like me) love.

Walker Corporate Law – Scott Edward Walker is the lawyer entrepreneurs turn to when they want to raise money or sell their companies, but if you’re just getting started, his firm will help you launch properly. Watch this video to learn about him.

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Oct 20 2010
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Rank #13: #1813 Toptal CEO responds to criticism

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Toptal’s CEO was accused of not giving options to employees who felt they were entitled to it, even though their legal agreements stated they were conditional. I asked him to do an interview, expecting him to say no way, but instead he said, glad to. My summary of his response. Regarding investors: I’m not going to raise unnecessary funds just so their debt could convert to equity. Be patient. Regarding employees: I keep telling people not to work here if they’re doing it for a stock windfall. Regarding his cofounder: Legally, I can’t say anything.

Taso Du Val is the founder of Toptal, which enables start-ups, businesses, and organizations to hire freelancers from a growing network of top talent in the world.

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HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

Brain.fm – If you are working and you need to focus, try Brain.fm. You can go study the science behind pink noise and what it does to the brain, or you can just go try it. You’re going to focus; you’re going to be more productive; you’re going to get more results. And if you go to brain.fm/mixergy, they will give you 20% off.

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Aug 21 2019
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Rank #14: #1805 How to modernize an old technology like outdoor billboard advertising

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Today’s guest saw an old technology and said, “What if I modernize it?” Instead of forcing people to remember the company name on a billboard, their phone number, write it down, and go buy it. “What if I create a web page where anyone can go and buy like they buy anything else?” I care about his story. But I’m also thinking in my head, “What else is outdated that we can modernize using some of the things that we already know?” And as you’ll see, he started out very basic the way that you can when you come up with something that you want to modernize. Matt O’Connor is the founder of AdQuick, a marketplace to buy and sell outdoor advertising.

Matt O’Connor is the founder of AdQuick, a marketplace to buy and sell outdoor advertising.

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COO Alliance – If you want your second in command to have a tribe, check out Cameron Herold’s COO Alliance. COO Alliance gives access to mentorship to run ideas by and guide your COO, VP of operations, general manager, or president. If you want them to have that kind of help from Cameron directly and from others, see if it’s a good fit for you or that second in command by going to COOAlliance.com/mixergy

Trainual – Trainual is a SaaS that helps businesses automate their onboarding and training by documenting every process, policy, and procedure in one simple, searchable, teachable system. Trainual is on a mission to make small business easier by automating training manuals for busy companies around the world.

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Aug 05 2019
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Rank #15: #714 HearAndPlay.com: Turning $70 Into A Multimillion Dollar Instruction Web Site – with Jermaine Griggs

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Update: based on the comments we’re getting, Jermaine sent this PDF about Automation. How does a high school senior from the inner city turn $70 into a multimillion dollar instruction web site? Jermaine Griggs is the founder of HearAndPlay.com, which trains musicians to play by ear, trains them to play by ear with online music lessons and piano video tutorials.

Jermaine Griggs is the founder of HearAndPlay.com, which trains musicians to play by ear, trains them to play by ear with online music lessons and piano video tutorials.

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Walker Corporate Law – Scott Edward Walker is the lawyer entrepreneurs turn to when they want to raise money or sell their companies, but if you’re just getting started, his firm will help you launch properly. Watch this video to learn about him.

Grasshopper – Don’t make the mistake of comparing Grasshopper with other phone services. Check out their features and you’ll see why Grasshopper isn’t just a phone number, it’s the virtual phone system that entrepreneurs (like me) love.

Revolution Productions – Do you have a great product, but people aren’t trying it? You might have too much text on your site. Video, more than text, helps people understand what you’ve created and convinces them to buy it. I recommend you go to Revolution-Productions.com. When you do, talk directly to the founder, Anish Patel, and tell him I sent you. He’ll make sure you have a great video that convinces people to buy your product.

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Apr 23 2012
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Rank #16: #989 Andrew’s process for overcoming entrepreneurial stagnation – with Samantha Alford

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A few weeks ago, Andrew was interviewed about his inner doubt by Samantha Alford of WomeninBusinesspodcast.com. I (Arie Saint) thought it was too good not to share with our audience, so I’m publishing it on Mixergy. Check it out and let’s talk about it in the comments.

Samantha Alford, the founder of the Women in Business Podcast.

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Walker Corporate Law – Scott Edward Walker is the lawyer entrepreneurs turn to when they want to raise money or sell their companies, but if you’re just getting started, his firm will help you launch properly. Watch this video to learn about him.

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Mar 10 2014
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Rank #17: #1812 How to pivot a marketplace into a different business model

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A few years ago I noticed there was a handful of companies whose goal was to help founders raise money. This angel crowdfunding idea was growing in popularity and it felt like it was going to be the future, and for some reason, it wasn’t. Joining me today is an entrepreneur who went down that path. He found that wasn’t actually the right approach. I invited him here to find out why. My guest is Brock Blake. He is the founder of Lendio. Lendio is a marketplace for business owners to comparison shop and get loans that they need. So they’re no longer matching entrepreneurs like you with angel investors, they are now helping you get the loan that you need. We’ll find out why he made the change in this interview.

Brock Blake is founder of Lendio a marketplace for businesses owners to comparison shop and get the loan they need.

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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.

ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by upgrading to an automated platform. Start sending follow-up that adapts to your customers’ behavior so you are sending the perfect message at the perfect time. You’ll have happier customers and higher conversions. See why over 150,000 marketers use ActiveCampaign to create intelligent marketing that gets better results.

If you’re with one of their confusing competitors and you want something new, you owe it to your business to check out ActiveCampaign.

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Aug 19 2019
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Rank #18: #1809 The startup with a social mission of solving the payday loan problem

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Today’s guest looked around at the payday loans space, saw how many people are going to get payday loans at exorbitant rates, and he said, “There should be a solution.” So he came out of retirement to start a new business and solve the predatory payday loan problem. I wonder how his solution conflicts with people who have an interest in seeing the problem continue. We’re going to find out all that and how he built up his business. Safwan Shah is the founder of Payactiv which is a financial wellness platform that enables employers to provide their workers instant relief from their between-paychecks financial headaches.

Safwan Shah is the founder of Payactiv which is a financial wellness platform that enables employers to provide their workers instant relief from their between-paychecks financial headaches.

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Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.

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Aug 12 2019
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Rank #19: #1821 How pivoting to subscription model grew this insights platform

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Joining me is a woman who came up with a company that allows businesses to ask questions of their potential customers to understand them better. I want to understand why they would need a company to do that instead of doing it themselves. Nadia Masri is the founder of Perksy, a next-gen consumer insights platform.

Nadia Masri is the founder of Perksy, a next-gen consumer insights platform.

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HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

Brain.fm – If you are working and you need to focus, try Brain.fm. You can go study the science behind pink noise and what it does to the brain, or you can just go try it. You’re going to focus; you’re going to be more productive; you’re going to get more results. And if you go to brain.fm/mixergy, they will give you 20% off.

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Sep 06 2019
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Rank #20: #1820 How to get clients to use your SaaS themselves (so you don’t have to sell your services)

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Today’s guest is a guy who had a company that didn’t actually pan out the way he wanted it to. It was called Site2Mobile and the goal was to take your website and make it mobile-friendly. And it didn’t really scale. It didn’t grow. It didn’t become what he wanted it to. We’ll talk about why not. But as he was building it up, he recognized two needs that led to the creation of a tool that would scale. Robert Kreuzer is the co-founder of Channable, a data feed management tool for webshops and marketing agencies.

Robert Kreuzer is the co-founder of Channable, a data feed management tool for webshops and marketing agencies.

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Brain.fm – If you are working and you need to focus, try Brain.fm. You can go study the science behind pink noise and what it does to the brain, or you can just go try it. You’re going to focus; you’re going to be more productive; you’re going to get more results. And if you go to brain.fm/mixergy, they will give you 20% off.

Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now.

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Sep 04 2019
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