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Today I have a guest for you who has managed to build a chat bot company from Siberia!Alex Kistenev is the co-founder of Standuply which is a bot that runs meetings for you within Slack.I want to find out how he’s built this company without any funding and the clever way he’s getting users to sign up for it. Alex Kistenev is the co-founder of S ...…
 
I usually focus on revenue in these interviews but I do care about other indicators of size. So when I heard that Michael Krivicka from Thinkmodo was available to do an interview I wanted to get him on here. What Michael does is create viral videos. A lot of people use that term for videos that are popular but he had created truly viral content ...…
 
When you’re building a business it’s easier to grow faster if you connect with larger businesses that already exist. Today’s guest did that. Jon Ferrara is the founder of Nimble which is a social sales, and marketing CRM for individuals and teams.He connected to LinkedIn and he connected with Facebook. Life was good. And then what happened to h ...…
 
There was a while where content sites were becoming less successful than SaaS and other platforms. Well, today’s guest created an addictive experience with a content site and turned it into a real business. Evan Varsamis is the founder of The Gadget Flow which is a product discovery platform that helps you discover, save, and buy awesome produc ...…
 
Joining me today is a former music industry executive who said, “The world is changing. Artists are starting to record in their bedrooms and find their audiences on YouTube and Spotify.”He knew the music industry had to understand how to work with them in a new way and he came up with that way. Conrad Withey is the founder of Instrumental, an o ...…
 
One of the things I love about entrepreneurs is that they are not afraid to take on big competition. Today’s guest is someone I’ve admired for not only taking on a behemoth but also doing it well. Jerry Hum is the co-founder of Touch of Modern which is focused on discovery of unique and noteworthy products.I invited him here to find out how he’ ...…
 
Most of us are in tech so it’s not a surprise that when we go to websites to create an account often times the login process and account management is outsourced to someone else. And many times that outsourced company is Auth0. They are the company behind the companies you use. Eugenio Pace is the co-founder of Auth0 which is a universal authen ...…
 
Today’s guest is Michael Jackness. He’s a guy who gave up online poker and got into e-commerce. He did it despite the existence of Amazon. Michael Jackness is the founder of Terran.com which owns and builds amazing brands and content sites. Michael Jackness is the founder of Terran.com which owns and builds amazing brands and content sites. Spo ...…
 
Today’s guest took e-commerce and added a subscription model to it. I’ve always been a fan of subscription because it gives you predictable revenue and a long-term relationship with your customers.Matthew Gallagher is the founder of Watch Gang, a monthly watch club.I’m going to ask him how he built this company, about his revenue, and so much m ...…
 
A thing that many entrepreneurs are embarrassed by is the fact that their bookkeeping sucks and they blame themselves. Well, if you’re not organized, you’re not the only one. It’s an issue I’ve talked about for years. Today’s guest saw the same pain point. But instead of just talking about it, he actually set out to solve it. Waseem Daher is th ...…
 
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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