The SaaS Podcast - SaaS, Startups, Growth Hacking & Entrepreneurship

Each entrepreneur was asked a simple question – “what’s the best piece of business advice that you ever received?”. In this episode, we discuss why these made our ‘top 10 list’ and how the advice might just help you get the breakthrough that you’ve been looking for with your business.

 

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Direct download: 100-Omer-Khan-ConversionAid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Conrad Egusa is the founder and CEO of Publicize, a startup that’s aiming to change the way companies approach PR. As opposed to PR companies that charge $10,000 a month, Publicize provides a month-to-month solution starting from $399 a month. 

 

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Direct download: 099-Conrad-Egusa-Publicize.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Tom Leung is the co-founder and CEO of Anthology, a Seattle-based startup that was formerly known as Poachable. Anthology enables employed tech professionals to explore new career opportunities anonymously. 

 

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Direct download: 098-Tom-Leung-Anthology.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Diego Oppenheimer is the co-founder and CEO of Algorithmia, a Seattle-based startup that created an online marketplace that connects academics building powerful algorithms with app developers who can put them to use. The company was founded in 2013 and to date has raised almost $2.5 million in funding.

 

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Direct download: Diego-Oppenheimer-Algorithmia-2.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

George Palmer is the founder of SendOwl, a platform that makes it easy to sell digital products online. He founded the company as a side-project in 2011 while he was still working as a Ruby on Rails freelancer. And within 2 years was able to start working on it full-time. He spent less than $50 to start the business and has bootstrapped it from day one. Today SendOwl has 4 full-time employees and is profitable.

 

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Direct download: 096-George-Palmer-SendOwl.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 6:37pm PDT

Vincent Cassar is the founder of Keeping.com, a Gmail extension that adds helpdesk functionality into any Gmail or Google Apps account. It allows you and your team to manage your customer support right from your mailbox instead of using an external helpdesk app.

 

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Direct download: 095-Vincent-Cassar-Keeping.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Mike Muhney is the co-founder and CEO of VIPOrbit Software, a company focused on building great contact management products. Their flagship product, Vipor CRM is available on iOS & Mac platforms. The company was founded in 2010 and to date has raised over $4 million in funding.

 

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Direct download: 094-Mike-Muhney-VIPOrbit.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Robert Coorey is an author, marketer and reality TV pilot host. He's the author of the book Feed a Starving Crowd which features more than 200 marketing strategies to help you find hungry customers.

 

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Direct download: 093-Robert-Coorey-Feed-a-Starving-Crowd.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 6:55pm PDT

Nick Kellet is the co-founder of Listly, a product that helps bloggers & publishers engage their audience with continuously evolving lists. According to Listly, 30% of all content on the web is built around lists. But these lists can quickly get stale and don’t do much to engage the audience.

 

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Direct download: 092-Nick-Kellet-Listly.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Adam Dicker is a serial entrepreneur and former VP of GoDaddy. He's a prolific domainer with a portfolio of over 30,000 domains. He's sold many of them for 7 figures and one for 8 figures! He owns a number of online businesses, including DNForum, the most popular domain name forum on the internet, with over 500,000 members.

 

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Direct download: 091-Adam-Dicker-DNForum.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Benji Rogers is the founder and president of PledgeMusic, an online music platform that allows artists to pre-sell, market, and distribute recordings, music videos, and concerts directly to their audience.

 

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Direct download: 090-Benji-Rogers-PledgeMusic.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Aaron Epstein is the co-founder of Creative Market, an online platform that lets you sell and buy handcrafted, mouse-made design content such as fonts and graphics. He launched his first software product called Color Schemer when he was still in college and went on to grow that into a 6-figures a year business.

 

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Direct download: 089-Aaron-Epstein-Creative-Market.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Aaron Epstein is the co-founder of Creative Market, an online platform that lets you sell and buy handcrafted, mouse-made design content such as fonts and graphics. He launched his first software product called Color Schemer when he was still in college and went on to grow that into a 6-figures a year business.

 

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Direct download: 088-Aaron-Epstein-Creative-Market.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Scott Klein is the co-founder of StatusPage, a Y-Combinator backed startup that lets you create a hosted status page for your app or website. You can use the status page to display downtime notifications, performance metrics or any other information that your customers might need to know. StatusPage launched in 2013 and has raised about $250,000 to date.

 

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Direct download: 087-Scott-Klein-StatusPage.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Scott Klein is the co-founder of StatusPage, a Y-Combinator backed startup that lets you create a hosted status page for your app or website. You can use the status page to display downtime notifications, performance metrics or any other information that your customers might need to know. StatusPage launched in 2013 and has raised about $250,000 to date.

 

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Direct download: 086-Scott-Klein-StatusPage.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Amir Salihefendic is the founder and CEO of Doist.io, the makers of Todoist, an online and mobile task management app. He started Todoist in 2007 when he was still a student with two programming jobs on the side. He needed a way to manage his own work and productivity but couldn’t find the right tool. So he decided to build his own tool.

 

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Direct download: 085-Amir-Salihefendic-Todoist.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Amir Salihefendic is the founder and CEO of Doist.io, the makers of Todoist, an online and mobile task management app. He started Todoist in 2007 when he was still a student with two programming jobs on the side. He needed a way to manage his own work and productivity but couldn’t find the right tool. So he decided to build his own tool.

 

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Direct download: 084-Amir-Salihefendic-Todoist.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Maria Dykstra is an entrepreneur, startup mentor & digital marketing strategist. After a 14 year career at Microsoft, she founded her own company, and in 3 years grew it from a 2 and person consulting firm to a digital agency with offices in 3 countries.

 

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Direct download: 083-Maria-Dykstra-Tredigital.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Maria Dykstra is an entrepreneur, startup mentor & digital marketing strategist. After a 14 year career at Microsoft, she founded her own company, and in 3 years grew it from a 2-person consulting firm to a digital agency with offices in 3 countries. She also runs the Seattle chapter of the Founder Institute, the world’s largest startup accelerator program. And she’s also on the board of Women in Wireless, a non-profit that empowers and develops female leaders in mobile and digital media.

 

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Direct download: 082-Maria-Dykstra-Tredigital.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Syed Balkhi is an award-winning 24-year-old entrepreneur with several 7-figure online businesses. He was recognized as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the United Nations. His businesses include WPBeginner, which is the largest free WordPress resource on the planet and OptinMonster a popular lead generation SaaS product that you see on so many sites around the web.

 

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Direct download: 081-Syed-Balkhi-OptinMonster.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Bridget Harris is the co-founder and CEO of YouCanBookMe, a SaaS product that helps you schedule meetings. The product was launched in 2011 and today serves tens of thousands of users and handles almost half a million bookings each month. Bridget started her career in the film and television industry. She then moved into politics where she ended being an advisor to the UK Deputy Prime Minister. And then in 2012, she took on the role of CEO at YouCanBookMe. The company is based in the UK and has been bootstrapped from day one.

 

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Direct download: 080-Bridget-Harris-YouCanBookMe.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Dave Schneider is the co-founder of Ninja Outreach, a SaaS prospecting & outreach tool which was created to streamline the process of connecting with influencers. Before founding Ninja Outreach, Dave ran a travel blog that did six figures a year. Today we’re going to take everything that Dave's learned about influencer marketing and teach you how to apply it to your own business. You'll learn how you can find & work with influencers in your market and use those relationships to grow your brand and generate more leads and customers.

 

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Direct download: 079-Dave-Schneider-Ninja-Outreach.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Douglas Calhoun is the co-founder of Hack Reactor, a San Francisco based startup whose vision is to create the CS degree for the 21st century. Hack Reactor runs 12-week intensive coding boot camps (which you can do in-person or online) designed to accelerate your software career. According to Hack Reactor, 99% of its graduates receive at least 1 full-time job offer within 3 months graduating and earn an average salary in the six figures.

 

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Direct download: 078-Douglas-Calhoun-Hack-Reactor.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Andrew Wilkinson is the founder of MetaLab and Flow. Metalab is a design agency that Andrew founded when he was just 20 years old and has grown it into a business with over 60 employees. MetaLab is the design team behind Slack which is now valued at $2.8 billion. And Flow is a task management SaaS application for teams which is used by companies like Etsy, Tesla, Adobe, and TED.

 

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Direct download: 077-Andrew-Wilkinson-Metalab-Flow.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Andrew Wilkinson is the founder of MetaLab and Flow. Metalab is a design agency that Andrew founded when he was just 20 years old and has grown it into a business with over 60 employees. MetaLab is the design team behind Slack which is now valued at $2.8 billion and Flow is a task management SaaS application for teams that is used by companies like Etsy, Tesla, Adobe, and TED.

 

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Direct download: 076-Andrew-Wilkinson-Metalab-Flow.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:15am PDT

Grant Miller is the co-founder of Replicated, a service that solves the problem for companies who want to install & deploy a SaaS application inside their own firewall. Previously, he was the co-founder of Look IO, a mobile live-chat problem that was acquired by LivePerson after just 9 months.

 

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Direct download: 075-Grant-Miller-Replicated.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Robi Ganguly is the co-founder and CEO of Apptentive, a SaaS platform that provides tools for mobile app makers to engage with customers for positive ratings, feedback and customer research. Apptentive's customers include UrbanSpoon, Overstock, and RealNetworks. The company was founded in 2011 and to date has raised $6.5M in funding.

 

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Direct download: 074-Robi-Ganguly-Apptentive.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Rob Rawson is the co-founder and CEO of Time Doctor and Staff.com. Time Doctor is an app that helps you manage your time (and your team's time) more effectively. And Staff.com is a global recruitment platform that helps companies hire talented people from anywhere in the world and track their hours worked with Time Doctor. Rob originally trained as a Medical Doctor and worked in hospitals in Australia for 3 years.

 

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Direct download: 073-Rob-Rawson-Time-Doctor.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Rob Rawson is the co-founder and CEO of Time Doctor and Staff.com. Time Doctor is an app that helps you manage your time (and your teams time) more effectively. And Staff.com is a global recruitment platform that helps companies hire talented people from anywhere in the world and track their hours worked with Time Doctor. Rob originally trained as a Medical Doctor and worked in hospitals in Australia for 3 years.

 

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Direct download: 072-Rob-Rawson-Time-Doctor.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

John Warrillow is the founder of The Value Builder System, a company that helps business owners improve the value of their company. Prior to starting The Value Builder System, John started and exited four companies, including a market research business that was acquired in 2008. John is the author of the bestselling book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, which was recognized by both Fortune and Inc Magazine as one of the best business books of 2011.

 

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Direct download: 071-John-Warrillow-The-Automatic-Customer.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Peter Shallard is known as The Shrink for Entrepreneurs. He's a renowned business psychology expert and therapist gone, renegade. He works with all types of entrepreneurs around the world and helps them get measurable results. He's also the founder of CommitAction.com, a service that pairs accountability coaching with cutting edge digital productivity tracking tools.

 

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

Peter Shallard is known as The Shrink for Entrepreneurs. He is a renowned business psychology expert and therapist gone renegade. He works with all types of entrepreneurs around the world and helps them get measurable results. He is also the founder of CommitAction.com, a service that pairs accountability coaching with cutting edge digital productivity tracking tools.

 

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Direct download: 069-Peter_Shallard-The-Shrink-for-Entrepreneurs.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Ankur Nagpal is the co-founder and CEO of Fedora, a platform that enables anyone to easily create and sell online courses. The company was founded in 2013 and to date has raised $2M in funding. Prior to launching Fedora, Ankur launched a business while at college building social widgets between classes which generated over a $1M. Bloomberg Business called him a widget mogul.

 

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

Ankur Nagpal is the co-founder and CEO of Fedora, a platform that enables anyone to easily create and sell online courses. The company was founded in 2013 and to date has raised $2M in funding. Prior to launching Fedora, Ankur launched a business while at college building social widgets between classes which generated over a $1M. Bloomberg Business called him a widget mogul.

 

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

Walter Chen is the co-founder and CEO of IDoneThis, an email-based productivity tool that allows people to track their productivity with a daily email reminder. You reply to an evening email reminder with what you did that day. The next day, you get a digest with what everyone on the team got done. The company was founded in 2011 and its investors include folks such as the CEOs of Zappos, Shopify & Wistia. Walter is a software engineer and former big law firm lawyer.

 

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

Walter Chen is the co-founder and CEO of IDoneThis, an email-based productivity tool that allows people to track their productivity with a daily email reminder. You reply to an evening email reminder with what you did that day. The next day, you get a digest with what everyone on the team got done.

 

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Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Katherine Sears is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Booktrope, a web platform that allows authors, editors, marketers and designers to form a team and work together to create and market a new book. The company is based in Seattle and was founded in 2011.

 

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Direct download: 064-Katherine-Sears-Booktrope.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Ruben Timmerman is the founder and CEO of Springest, a comparison website that helps you find the right training program or course. Ruben launched the business as a side project in 2008. Today the site has a presence in 4 countries and helps you compare over 160,000 programs and courses. The company is based in the Netherlands.

 

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Direct download: 063-Ruben-Timmerman-Springest.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 a 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.

 

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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 a 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.

 

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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.

 

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

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 businesses to Fortune 500 including NBC, Comcast and Cisco. David bootstrapped the company and grew it from nothing into a multi-million dollar.

 

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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 product. And we'll talk about the one blog post that he wrote which suddenly started generating paying customers.

 

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

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
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.

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

Joshua Parkinson is the Founder & CEO of PostPlanner, a Facebook tool that makes it easy for people to find and post amazing content to increase their social media engagement. Joshua founded the company in 2011 and to date Post Planner has over 25,000 monthly active users.

 

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Direct download: 053-Joshua-Parkinson-Post-Planner.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Joshua Parkinson is the Founder & CEO of PostPlanner, a Facebook tool that makes it easy for people to find and post amazing content to increase their social media engagement. Joshua founded the company in 2011 and to date Post Planner has over 25,000 monthly active users.

Direct download: 052-Joshua-Parkinson-Post-Planner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Today's episode is a little different. I don't have a guest. It's just me. And you! Earlier this week, I published episode 50. I can't believe there are already 50 episodes of this show. So I thought this would be a good time to look back at the last 6 months, reflect on the awesome conversations I've had with so many amazing guests and share some of my own personal insights and lessons with you.

 

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Direct download: 051-7-Lessons-Learned.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Chris Barton is the co-founder of Shazam, a mobile music recognition service which started out as idea that Chris had in 1999. Today, Shazam has over 100 million active users each month. In 2004, Chris joined Google and currently he’s working at Dropbox, where he’s responsible for business development for mobile operators. He also continues to serve the Shazam Entertainment board.

 

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

Josh Pigford is the founder of Baremetrics, a product that provides SaaS analytics for Stripe. Josh founded the company in Oct 2013 when he built and launched the first version of the product in just 8 days and within 8 weeks he was already doing about $2000 in monthly recurring revenue. In this episode, we get tactical and learn how Josh uses content marketing as the primary channel for acquiring new customers.

 

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Direct download: 049-Josh-Pigford-Baremetrics-2.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Josh Pigford is the founder of Baremetrics, a product that provides SaaS analytics for Stripe. Josh founded the company in Oct 2013 when he built and launched the first version of the product in just 8 days and within 8 weeks he was already doing about $2000 in monthly recurring revenue. In this episode, we explore how Josh took his business from $0 to $30,000 per month in recurring revenue.

 

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Direct download: 048-Josh-Pigford-Baremetrics1.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Guillermo Sanchez is the co-founder and CEO of Publitas.com, the easiest way to turn your print catalogs and magazines into interactive, shoppable publications on all devices. Guillermo has bootstrapped the business since it was founded in 2006 and currently, Publitias.com has over 600 customers including many leading retail companies.

 

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

Rob Walling is the founder of the email marketing tool Drip and the owner of the SEO keyword tool HitTail. In this ‘Mini Crash Course for Startups' we explain what marketing automation is, why you should care about it, and we share a step by step plan to help you implement your first marketing automation campaign which puts your customer acquisition efforts on auto-drive.

 

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

Rob Walling is the founder of the email marketing tool Drip and the owner of the SEO keyword tool HitTail. He's also the author of the book "Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup". And his blog "Software by Rob" is a top 20 startup blog and is read by about 20,000 web entrepreneurs each month. When Rob launched Drip, he was doing $7K in monthly recurring revenue. But he quickly realized that his revenue had already flat-lined and that he had a high customer churn problem. In this episode, we talk about the 'semi-pivot' that Rob made and how that exploded revenue growth for Drip

 

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

Patrick McKenzie is the founder of Kalzumeus Software. He's best known for two software products - Bingo Card Creator and Appointment Reminder, both which he has bootstrapped. Patrick's also a well-known blogger who has been very transparent and open about his experience bootstrapping a software business. Patrick currently lives in Tokyo with his wife and newborn daughter.

 

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Direct download: 044-Patrick-McKenzie-Kalzumeus.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:30pm PDT

Peter Coppinger is the Co-Founder & CEO of Teamwork, an online collaboration tool that allows teams to work together more efficiently. Peter and his co-founder Daniel Mackey founded the Irish based company in 2007. Peter and Daniel have bootstrapped the company and to date, Teamwork has almost 1.5 million users and $14M in annual revenue.

 

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

Maciej Zawadzinski is the co-Founder & CEO of Piwik Pro, the business arm of Piwik.org. Piwik is an open-source alternative to Google Analytics, which puts users in control of their data, never shares data with other servers and never sells data for ad targeting. Piwik Pro focuses on providing Piwik cloud hosting and extra paid services for enterprise-level customers.

 

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

Kevin Lee is the founder & CEO of We-Care.com, a service that allows online shoppers to donate a percentage of their online shopping (at no cost to them) to a non-profit, school or association. It has partnered with over 2,5000 merchants from Travelocity to Sears, 1800Flowers and Apple. To date, We Care has raised over $7.8M. Kevin is also the co-founder & CEO of Didit, an award-winning full-service online advertising and marketing services agency that has been in business for almost 20 years.

 

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Kevin Lee is the founder & CEO of We-Care.com, a service that allows online shoppers to donate a percentage of their online shopping (at no cost to them) to a non-profit, school or association. It has partnered with over 2,5000 merchants from Travelocity to Sears, 1800Flowers and Apple. To date We Care has raised over $7.8M. Kevin is also the co-founder & CEO of Didit, an award-winning full-service online advertising and marketing services agency that has been in business for almost 20 years.

 

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Collis Ta'eed is the Co-Founder & CEO of Envato, a network of sites used by millions of people for their creative projects. The network comprises Envato Market, Envato Studio & Tuts+. Envato was founded by Collis, his wife and best friend in 2006. The company is based in Melbourne, Australia and has been bootstrapped since day one.

 

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Direct download: 039-Collis-Taeed-Envato.mp3
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Rand Fishkin is the Co-Founder of Moz, a Seattle-based SaaS company that sells inbound marketing & marketing analytics software. The company was founded in 2004 as a consulting firm and shifted to software development in 2008. The Moz website has an online community of more than one million digital marketers. To date, the company has raised just under $20M in funding.

 

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Direct download: 038-Rand-Fishkin-Moz-2.mp3
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Rand Fishkin is the Co-Founder of Moz, a Seattle-based SaaS company that sells inbound marketing & marketing analytics software. The company was founded in 2004 as a consulting firm and shifted to software development in 2008. The Moz website has an online community of more than one million digital marketers. To date, the company has raised just under $20M in funding.

 

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Direct download: 037-Rand-Fishkin-Moz.mp3
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Dan Norris is co-founder of WP Curve, one of the world's fastest-growing WordPress support companies. He's an entrepreneur with an obsession for content marketing and was voted Australia's top small business blogger by 'Smarter Business Ideas', Australia's largest business magazine. He's also the author of 'The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch'.

 

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Direct download: 036-Dan-Norris-WP-Curve.mp3
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Ryan Hamlin is the Founder & CEO of PlaceFull, an online marketplace that allows merchants to offer real-time booking of their spaces, services, camps & classes. PlaceFull was founded in 2011 by Ryan and his co-founder George Webb. To date, the company has raised over $2.5M in funding.

 

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Direct download: 035-Ryan-Hamlin-PlaceFull.mp3
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Gabriel Weinberg is the Founder & CEO of DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, with over a billion searches in 2013. He is also an angel investor and co-author of Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers. Gabriel has been featured on CBS, FOX, the Guardian, the Washington Post and many more.

 

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Direct download: 034-Gabriel-Weinberg-DuckDuckGo-Part2.mp3
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Gabriel Weinberg is the Founder & CEO of DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, with over a billion searches in 2013. He is also an angel investor and co-author of Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers. Gabriel has been featured on CBS, FOX, the Guardian, the Washington Post and many more.

 

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Direct download: 033-Gabriel-Weinberg-DuckDuckGo-Part1.mp3
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Michael Pryor is the CEO of Trello, a free app that makes working on group projects as easy as using sticky notes on a whiteboard. He is also the co-founder and President of Fog Creek Software, the makers of products such as FogBugz and Kiln. To date, Trello has raised over $10M in funding and is used by millions of people and companies of all kinds and sizes including Google, Adobe and The New York Times.

 

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Direct download: 032-Michael-Pryor-Trello.mp3
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Hiten Shah is the co-founder and president of analytics companies KISSmetrics & Crazy Egg. He founded KISSmetrics with Neil Patel in 2008. The company has raised over $10M in funding and is used by thousands of companies around the world. Hiten is also an advisor and investor who's actively involved in the software industry.

 

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Direct download: 031-Hiten-Shah-KISSmetrics.mp3
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Aye Moah is the co-founder and chief of product of Baydin, the maker of email productivity tools such as Boomerang for Gmail, a plugin which lets you schedule emails to send later, get email reminders and track the emails that you send. Baydin was founded in Jan 2010.

 

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Direct download: 030_Aye_Moah_--_Baydin.mp3
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