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Today’s guest recognized that the wedding dress shopping experience could use a refresh. But what makes her different is that she had the guts to create a brand new way of doing something old fashioned. Straight from the factory to the bride. Leslie Voorhees Means is the co-founder of Anomalie which brings customized wedding dresses straight to ...…
 
Today’s guest is a Mixergy listener and I’m excited to have him on to talk about his business.JT Marino is the founder of Tuft and Needle, an e-commerce mattress company. If you are starting to see online ads for mattresses and on podcasts, I believe today’s guest started all that. I invited him here to learn how he knew there was a problem wit ...…
 
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who figured out email marketing for businesses back when people were just using email to connect with their friends and co-workers.He understood that email marketing can be highly personalized for relationship building that is timely, relevant and valuable.He started with a consulting company and it took off and ...…
 
I’ve never been in a pickup truck my entire life. But that’s no excuse to not know about the company today’s guest built and sold. Scott Bintz is the founder of RealTruck, an e-commerce pickup truck accessory company. He sold it to TruckHero. In the e-commerce space, we can learn a lot from a company who is selling large, unwieldy, physical thi ...…
 
This interview is a little different. Today’s guest is with the guy who has been selling ads here at Mixergy. He took this thing that never worked, that I never cared about, and turned it into something that really matters. As an experiment I wanted to show you who we are here at Mixergy and how we operate so I invited him here to talk about se ...…
 
I always thought that once you build a successful company that everything just ends up working out for you. I thought the world would beat a path to your door to give you money, work for you, and buy your product. Well, it turns out that’s not the way that always works. Today’s guest came up with an idea, brought it to life and took it public. ...…
 
Today’s guest is the founder of Easyship, which gives e-commerce sellers the ability to ship worldwide. His name is Tommaso Tamburnotti and his business is the invisible part that keeps other businesses going. I find that infrastructure companies like Easyship often outlast the businesses that are built on them. We have to study the companies t ...…
 
I don’t understand how today’s guest has generated so much revenue with his business. Michael Rader is a Mixergy listener and his company is Brandroot. Brandroot helps entrepreneurs name their company, service or product.I invited Michael here to find out how he did it. Michael Rader is the founder of Brandroot, which helps entrepreneurs name t ...…
 
I can’t tell when a user is wincing while looking over my website. I can’t tell because I’m not in the room with that person. Today’s guest created a set of tools that allows websites to understand how a user is experiencing a page. He encountered a few failures before finally getting it right with his current business. We’ll find out about tha ...…
 
The beauty industrial complex has never spoken to me but I found a shampoo that I freaking love. I’ve been told when I interview founders I really admire, my questions can lose their edge and I don’t push as hard. I don’t want to do that today.Today’s guest is Susan Griffin-Black, the co-founder and Co-CEO of EO Products which is a collection o ...…
 
Hiring has been a huge issue for me. And in a past interview with Cameron Herold, I brought it up because he’s the founder of the COO Alliance, the world’s leading network for the second in command.I don’t get embarrassed by a lot of stuff. If you heard my interviews, you hear me get pretty frank about my flaws, my mistakes. But this issue is s ...…
 
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 creating, the ones who were doing. Mixergy’s grown and I’ve been runni ...…
 
About a year ago I realized that no matter how much effort we’ve put into my email list, I could never double the response rate. We kept growing it, but people were not using email much.So I started looking around for solutions and I started looking at bots. Bots are basically software that communicates with humans via a chat app. I came across ...…
 
I’ll be honest with you. I felt guilt about an interview that I did years ago with today’s guest. This was back in, let me see here, 2013. I interviewed Sam Ovens about how he built up this consulting business and was teaching people how to do consulting. I thought maybe I got taken for a ride. It was too good to be true. Then I started hearing ...…
 
How does a former lawyer build a multi-million dollar company that teaches social skills.Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a company that teaches confidence and emotional intelligence. Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a company that teaches confidence and emotional intelligence, and the host of The J ...…
 
On August 4, 2008, I posted a video up on Mixergy where I looked up into the web cam on my computer and I said “I failed.” And I said that I was going to shut down my invitation business and start doing interviews with entrepreneurs and people in general who I admire so I can learn from them and take back what I’ve learned from them to build a ...…
 
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. Sponsored by Wa ...…
 
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 v ...…
 
How does a wristband help a founder build a $169 million company?Ryan Allis is the founder of iContact, a provider of email marketing tools for small businesses. And a company that was recently sold for $169 million to Vocus.Here’s a quote from the last time I interviewed him, “we incorporated in July ’03, lived in the office, slept on futons, ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 breakf ...…
 
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, fr ...…
 
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