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It's here, 2012 UCLA Football Season. New Head Coach Jim Mora has instilled a much needed toughness & discipline to the program. Tune in weekly every Tuesday & Thursday nights from 7:30pm - 8:30pm (PST) with Michael S. Martinez a former UCLA Player & Rick Kimbrel UCLA recruiting analyst. We'll give game analysis, assess players & coaches performances, give recruiting updates & cover the Pac-12 Conference.
 
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If you were on my site in 2015 and tried to leave it, a pop up that Tom Cruz created would have sprung up to convince you to join my email list and buy a membership.It worked beautifully, so why did Tom ditch that business for real estate? And can we see his numbers from that business? Tom Cruz is a real estate investor. Sponsored by Sendinblue – S…
 
Today’s guest was trying to solve a problem that so many companies have gone after but failed. I want to find out what he did to make it work with his company, Horatio.Jose Herrera is the founder of Horatio, a customer service outsourcing company.If you’re interested in any kind of outsourcing, you’ll want to hear his story. Jose Herrera is the fou…
 
Today’s guest found a set of customers who had a really specific problem. So he created a company to solve it for them. The idea was so good that it was funded by Andreessen Horowitz. I want to find out how he got here.Ronak Trivedi is the founder of Pietra, where creators can build a product line. Ronak Trivedi is the founder of Pietra, where crea…
 
I have so much I want to get out of this interview personally.Victoria Ransom in the co-founder of Prisma, a full-time virtual educational program for kids grades 4-8 that fully replaces regular school and is a low lift for parents.I want to find out how she found a way to make education better for both parents and kids. Victoria Ransom in the co-f…
 
My guest today has created a much more modern solution for podcasters. I wish his company had been around when I started Mixergy over 10 years ago. I invited him here to talk about why he chose to build a SaaS in this space and how he’s grown it to over $1M ARR.Craig Hewitt is the founder of Castos, podcast hosting and analytics. Craig Hewitt is th…
 
Today I’m talking to Sahil Lavingia about his book, The Minimalist Entrepreneur, How Great Founders Do More with Less. Sahil Lavingia is the author of The Minimalist Entrepreneur, How Great Founders Do More with Less. Sponsored by Sendinblue – Sendinblue is the smartest and most intuitive platform for growing businesses. They will guide your busine…
 
Today’s guest told our producer he knows he’s not building anything earth-shattering. He’s making safe moves. But here’s the thing: he’s still creating value.I want to find out how he’s doing it. Kenny Schumacher is the founder of Delesign, a flat rate unlimited graphic design service. Kenny Schumacher is the founder of Delesign, a flat rate unlimi…
 
I’m talking to Ray Hein today. I want to find out how he bounced back from the failure of his first company. It was a good idea and one that he invested $1M of his own money into.I want to know how that experience didn’t prevent him from launching Propel, his current company.Ray Hein is the founder of Propel, a cloud-based product success platform.…
 
My guest today is Omair Tariq, the founder of Cart.com. He says it’s the world’s first end-to-end e-commerce platform and he’s going up against Amazon and Shopify right out of the gate.I don’t know why he’s taking them on but I appreciate the battle. I invited him here largely because the guy’s got a war chest and a track record of creating amazing…
 
Today’s guest had an impressive career at McKinsey before becoming an entrepreneur. In this interview, I want to find out how he used what he learned at that company to build his own company. Jeremy King is the founder of Attest, which provides consumer research, giving you the confidence for every decision with the right insight, at the right time…
 
Today’s guest is up against a daunting task. Mark Weinstein is the creator of MeWe, an alternative social network to Facebook. It’s alternative in many ways. They don’t run ads, they don’t censor, the use no algorithms.I’m curious how he’s getting millions of users. Mark Weinstein is the creator of MeWe, an alternative social network. Sponsored by …
 
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Joining me is an entrepreneur who is out to make the internet safer for kids. There are so many brands out there who want to reach a young audience but they have to do it in a safe way. That’s the problem my guest tried to solve and somehow he was able to do it and still make money in the process. I want to find out how.Joshua Wohle is the founder …
 
Today I have a bootstrapper who entered a crowded market but some how he’s making it work. I want to find out how he did it.Michael Martocci is the founder of SwagUp, an API-first platform to create, automate, and distribute high quality branded swag, across all teams and use cases. Michael Martocci is the founder of SwagUp, an API-first platform t…
 
I almost cancelled today’s interview with Wil Schroter because on the way to the office I was feeling all the weight of burnout.So instead of talking about Startups.com, the company will built, I’m going to talk to him about this. Wil Schroter is the founder of Startups.com, which offers education, community, and tools to help startups launch faste…
 
My guest today has been in the parking industry for forty years. Instead of just doing the same thing–which was working–he decided to bring innovation and technology to what he calls a “grudge purchase.”I want to find out how he did it. Jerry Skillett is the founder of SPACES, a contactless parking payments platform. Jerry Skillett is the founder o…
 
As someone who loves whiskey, I know that most purchase decisions come down to marketing and how the bottle looks. Well, today’s guest noticed that too–particularly in the wine industry. So she created a solution to demystify taste and help consumers make better choices based on their actual preferences. Katerina Axelsson is the founder of Tastry, …
 
Testimonials are a thing that a lot of businesses are looking for. The problem is that most of them are boring, unclear, and unconvincing.Today’s guest is trying to fix that.Sam Shepler is the founder of Testimonial Hero, a B2B customer video company with both on-site videography (zero travel fees globally) and 100% remote video testimonial options…
 
Today’s guest is solving a problem that I totally understand. But it’s not an easy problem to address at scale. I want to find out how he’s doing it. Omer Glass is the founder of GrowthSpace, which creates personalized growth programs for your employees.I invited him here to talk about growth space, how well it’s doing and to tell me over and over …
 
Joining me is someone who told me this idea they had about buying, building, and selling multiple underdeveloped content side. At the time, I wasn’t sure it was a good idea because it felt like spreading spreading oneself too thin. Turns out I was wrong. Rohit Gandrakota is the founder of Earn with Authority, which buys and builds online businesses…
 
Today’s guest is doing $6M ARR selling freaking air fresheners. Seriously, just a better replacement for those little trees that hang from the rearview mirror.He says selling a fragrance over the internet is the world’s worse elevator pitch but I disagree. I want to find out how he did it.Ryan Baylis is the founder of Drift, a scent based, home goo…
 
Rahul Aggarwal is the founder of Desighill, a creative marketplace for businesses and individuals.He built it and is running it from India even through only a small percentage of their customer base is represented there. I want to find out how he’s doing it. Rahul Aggarwal is the founder of Designhill, a creative marketplace for businesses and indi…
 
I haven’t talked about this much but I have a new book coming out in October. The book is full of conversation techniques I’ve learned after 14 years and 2,000 interviews. The book is called Stop Asking Questions.I was interviewed by Tom Boyd of the Creators Are Brands podcast about what’s inside. Check out the conversation. Tom Boyd is the host of…
 
Alice Default is the co-founder of Double, which connects busy executives with experienced part-time assistants and delegation tools. I want to find out why she went from building software to building a service company. Alice Default is the co-founder of Double, which connects busy executives with experienced part-time assistants and delegation too…
 
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who had a business that suffered of COVID closures in the restaurant space.So he rebounded with an idea that I think most people expected to fail. I want to find out why he hasn’t.Vitaly Alexandrov is the founder of Food Rocket, super-fast, on-demand grocery delivery. Vitaly Alexandrov is the founder of Food Rock…
 
Joining me as an entrepreneur who took on the cloud at a time when people were not as enthused about it as I would have expected them to be.And so he looked around and realized that there’s a world of parents who want to teach their kids English but they lack access. So he created an online school that offers immersive English as a second language.…
 
I can’t believe that today’s founder created a company that’s in my world, in my space, and I didn’t know it existed.It’s a fantastically successful company with a model that just makes sense. How did I not know that it existed and how could so many of these businesses exist?Shawn Rubel is the founder of Vecteezy, a freemium marketplace for photos …
 
Today’s guest figured out that distributing streaming video is becoming more complicate, not less complicated. So he created a way to make it easier for developers.Jon Dahl is the founder of Mux, an API that enables developers to build unique live and on-demand video experiences. Jon Dahl is the founder of Mux, API for video. More interviews -> htt…
 
One of the things that new entrepreneurs keep looking for is how to get a technical co-founder. They have an idea but they need somebody to partner with to actually build it. Well, joining me is someone who essentially is a technical co-founder you can hire.Chris Stegner is the founder of Very Big Things. It’s a digital products and services agency…
 
My guest today is someone who came up with a counter-intuitive product that I think a lot of people in my audience can probably really relate to. There comes a point in your life when you’ve got kids, you’re running a business, you’ve got to get up early, and so you don’t want to drink. But, for many people, having a cocktail is a ritual. Well, Dav…
 
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 somet…
 
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 running i…
 
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 one…
 
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 peop…
 
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 Jorda…
 
BruinBruRadio will continue to cover UCLA Football & Basketball through the critical recruiting process. Head Coaches Jim Mora and Steve Alford are both pursuing the goal of bringing a national championship banner back to UCLA. Join Michael and Rick on our weekly radio show every Wednesday night from 7:30pm-9:30pm (PST) and Saturday mornings from 9…
 
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 more…
 
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 Walker…
 
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…
 
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, cook…
 
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, su…
 
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.…
 
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, frankl…
 
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