The SaaS Podcast - SaaS, Startups, Growth Hacking & Entrepreneurship (formerly ConversionAid Podcast)

Trevor Owens is an author and entrepreneur. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Javelin.com - the makers of QuickMVP and Lean Startup Machine. QuickMVP is a service that lets you quickly and easily test business ideas. And the Lean Startup Machine is workshop that teaches you how to build something customers want and run the right experiments to steer your business in the right direction. Trevor is also the author of the book, The Lean Enterprise, which details how corporations can apply more innovation and Lean Startup to launching new products.

Direct download: 062-Trevor-Owens-Javelin.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Trevor Owens is an author and entrepreneur. He's the co-founder and CEO of Javelin.com - the makers of QuickMVP and Lean Startup Machine. QuickMVP is a service that lets you quickly and easily test business ideas. And the Lean Startup Machine is workshop that teaches you how to build something customers want and run the right experiments to steer your business in the right direction. Trevor is also the author of the book, The Lean Enterprise, which details how corporations can apply more innovation and Lean Startup to launching new products.

Direct download: 061-Trevor-Owens-Javelin.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Ready to launch your startup? What if there was a proven training program that could give you all the skills and knowledge you needed? What if you could take this training over a few months without even quitting your job? Today's guest founded an organization that has helped to launch 1563 startups so far and if you get through their training program, you have an 87.5% chance of your startup surviving. Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute - the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, which helps aspiring founders across the globe to build successful technology companies. FI has helped launch companies such as Udemy, Virtual and Retailigence.

Direct download: 060-Adeo-Ressi-Founders-Institute.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

If you’ve ever watched the TV show Shark Tank you can probably empathize with me. We see aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business to a panel of ‘shark’ investors and most get rejected. Today’s guest, auditioned for Dragon’s Den, the Canadian version of Shark Tank. But he was rejected before he even got on the show. The ‘dragons’ told him that he didn’t have a ‘real business’. He took that rejection and turned it into a multi-million dollar business.

David Ciccarelli is the co-founder and CEO of Voices.com, an online marketplace that connects business people with professional voice over talent. The company was founded in 2005 and its customers range from small business to Fortune 500 including NBC, Comcast and Cisco. David bootstrapped the company and grew it from nothing into a multi-million dollar 

Direct download: 059-David-Ciccarelli-Voices.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 5:25pm PDT

Today's episode is part 2 of the interview with Josh Haynam of Interact - a SaaS product that makes it easier to create shareable quizzes for your website. In this episode, we're going to get tactical and learn how they used content marketing to do that. We'll talk about the 30 or 40 posts that Josh wrote which didn't even generate ONE free user of their of their product. And we'll talk about the one blog post that he wrote which suddenly started generating paying customers.

Direct download: 058-Josh-Haynam-Interact.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Josh Haynam is the co-founder of Interact - a SaaS product that makes it easier to create shareable quizzes for your website. You can create a quiz to engage with your audience or generate new sales leads. Josh and his two co-founders bootstrapped the company since its launch just over a year ago. In 10 months, they went from $0 to $15,000 in monthly recurring revenue. And they landed clients like Disney, NBC and the American Red Cross. And they did that with zero outbound sales calls, and all through content marketing.

Direct download: 057-Josh-Haynam-Interact.mp3
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Pete Koomen is the co-founder and CTO of Optimizely - a leading website optimization and A/B testing platform. The company was founded in 2010 and to date has raised over $88 million in funding. Optimizely has over 8000 customers including major brands such as Salesforce, Disney and Starbucks. Prior to launching Optimizely, Pete worked at Google for 3 years.

Direct download: 056-Pete-Koomen-Optimizely.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Tim Sae Koo is the co-founder & CEO of Tint, a platform that enables brands to aggregate, curate and display social media feeds anywhere - including desktop, mobile, retail TV displays, event walls or jumbotrons at big events. Tint was founded in 2013 and was profitable within 3 months or launch. Today, their platform is used by over 45,000 brands around the world.

Direct download: 055-Tim-Sae-Koo-Tint.mp3
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Tim Sae Koo is the co-founder & CEO of Tint, a platform that enables brands to aggregate, curate and display social media feeds anywhere - including desktop, mobile, retail TV displays, event walls or jumbotrons at big events. Tint was founded in 2013 and was profitable within 3 months or launch. Today, their platform is used by over 45,000 brands around the world.

Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

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