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from http://mixergy.com/ 103 days ago

How did a Mixergy fan build a profitable e-commerce site? Jordan Gal built and sold YCA Shops, a collection of stores that sold niche products like solar lights and hammocks. Today he runs CartHook, which automatically turns your abandoned carts into paying customers for online stores. Watch the FULL program ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 104 days ago

Chris Guillebeau says that life is more fun when you’re on a quest. “I thought it would be awesome if one day in my life, I could say I’ve been to 100 countries, says Chris, founder of The Art of Non-Conformity and author of The Happiness of Pursuit. “Eventually I ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 105 days ago

Today the big question is, how does a one-person, home-based business become a multi-million dollar recruiting firm? Carolyn Betts is the founder of Betts Recruiting, a boutique recruiting firm that works with growing startups to build out their sales and marketing departments. I invited her here to talk about how ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 108 days ago

In this interview we’re going to find out how an entrepreneur with a habit of not finishing things actually ended up writing and finishing a book. And more importantly, how did he turn that book into a real business that produces hundreds of thousands of dollars? Nathan Barry is the ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 109 days ago

One of my interviewees is back! Last time Gauri Nanda was on Mixergy she talked about how she created Clocky, a clock that sits on your nightstand, then goes off. Frankly, it goes off your nightstand and you chase it to help you wake up. We talked about how she ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 111 days ago

How did understanding customers’ pain help today’s guest build a profitable theme company? Kyle Wakefield is the founder of ThemeCo, which makes a theme that is incredibly customizable. I would even call a framework, more than a them. This is part of my ThemeForest Series. I actually emailed the founder, ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 115 days ago

Today’s guest has been shaving his head for years until he said, “What if someone created a better way to do it?” Sounds easy right? Well actually no, it wasn’t easy. I invited him here to talk about how he turned that idea into a business. His name is Todd ...

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from http://onstartups.com 115 days ago

Without traction -- sustainable customer growth -- your startup will languish or die. As such, traction should always be top of mind. To focus your traction efforts, you need a traction goal to work towards. Example goals are 1,000 new users, 100 new customers or 10% market share. The right ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 116 days ago

This is the story of a founder who kept getting hit up for hiring help from his friends and finally decided to create a company to systemize the kind of help he was giving. Ben Baldwin is the founder of ClearFit. You know how when you hire, you want to ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 119 days ago

Joining me is an entrepreneur who says that he didn’t start out wanting to become an entrepreneur but he ended up building a great company. Gregg Pollack is the founder of Code School which teachers coding skills to software developers. I invited him here to tell us how he did ...

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from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 121 days ago

After 25 years as a South Florida freelance corporate copywriter and journalist for national magazines and websites, you’d think I would have installed a flux capacitor in my home-based writing and editorial consulting business. You may know it as the little device from the Back to the Future franchise which ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 121 days ago

[Andrew: Starting up from zero is one of the hardest things you can do with a new product. Especially in the age of SaaS and content marketing, building up to the first 150k users is a key milestone that can prove out product/market fit, generate a revenue stream, and secure ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 121 days ago

When you start looking at a problem and it seems really simple, you don’t really understand the complexity of the problem. Then you get into the problem, and you see that it’s really complicated, and you come up with all these convoluted solutions. That’s sort of the middle, and that’s ...

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from http://cdixon.org 121 days ago

Languages are something of a mess. They evolve over centuries through an unplanned, democratic process that leaves them teeming with irregularities, quirks, and words like “knight.” No one who set out to design a form of communication would ever end up with anything like English, Mandarin, or any of the ...

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from http://cdixon.org 121 days ago

George Gilder discusses the importance of Bitcoin in a very interesting interview: To have a civilization you need more than just bits and bytes. You need contracts, transactions, provable facts, titles, notarization, identities etc. You need all these other factors that can’t be accommodated very well on the existing internet. ...

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